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Anyone have their OEM shocks/struts and springs laying on a shelf somewhere? Mind if I buy them? or could I have you take a few measurements? I'm mocking up a lift kit for the Z but I still need to drive it every day so I can't take it apart. I bought all the components adjacent to the spacers (minus the shocks/struts/springs) and got this far...
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I have a 3D printer to print the spacers in PLA for a test fit outside the car. Once everything fits correctly I'll have my local shop fabricate the final version out of steel and put a nice coat of paint on it to avoid rust.

I read a Grassroots Motorsport article about a Miata raised 3" so that's what I modeled. However after taking my wheels off this weekend and taking pictures of the strut assemblies I'm now concerned about how short the brake lines are and may dial the spacers back to 2" maybe 1.5". I don't want to learn how to run brake lines and I don't want to pay someone else to do it for me. But 3" would be more badass...

TLDR: Can I buy your Shocks/Struts for science?
 

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https://www.crzforum.com/threads/socal-sale-2011-2015-honda-crz-stock-coil-springs.93315/#post-1386418 or https://www.redlineautoparts.com/

Anyone have their OEM shocks/struts and springs laying on a shelf somewhere? Mind if I buy them? or could I have you take a few measurements? I'm mocking up a lift kit for the Z but I still need to drive it every day so I can't take it apart. I bought all the components adjacent to the spacers (minus the shocks/struts/springs) and got this far...
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I have a 3D printer to print the spacers in PLA for a test fit outside the car. Once everything fits correctly I'll have my local shop fabricate the final version out of steel and put a nice coat of paint on it to avoid rust.

I read a Grassroots Motorsport article about a Miata raised 3" so that's what I modeled. However after taking my wheels off this weekend and taking pictures of the strut assemblies I'm now concerned about how short the brake lines are and may dial the spacers back to 2" maybe 1.5". I don't want to learn how to run brake lines and I don't want to pay someone else to do it for me. But 3" would be more badass...

TLDR: Can I buy your Shocks/Struts for science?
 

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sent you a PM. Definitely think 3" lift will cause more problems than you know what to do with, but 2 might work. I'm always amazed how much difference "only an inch" makes on stuff like this though...
 

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Definitely think 3" lift will cause more problems than you know what to do with, but 2 might work.
I found 1.2" (30mm) CRZ spacers somewhere, so if I settle for 1.5" (38mm) I'll consider it a win. I tend to engineer the end product before doing a proof of concept first.
I also hope to get more length from the brake lines by un-clipping them from the factory hold down locations.
 

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Why lift kit? Making a rally crz?

Also, you shouldn't have to run any line, you could just disconnect your flexible hose and get a longer one.

What are you going to do about spacing the rears? Larger struts? You only have so much to play with back there..
 

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No rallying. I just wanted to design something useful in SolidWorks, print it on my 3D printer, and get to know my local shop. Plus winter is here. I should have started prototyping sooner...

I wanted to do coilovers by spring but going 180° and lifting the Z could be a fun time waster until then. And hopefully the results are 'interesting' if nothing else.
 

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I really look forward to seeing some prototypes!

I have been travelling through Mexico for the past 3 months with my bone stock Z and ground clearance has been somewhat problematic. Sometimes it's like driving on the moon. Not potholes; craters. Even at home in Ontario, I find myself having to be pretty careful on speed bumps and even parts of my own driveway.

I've been throwing the idea around in my head of somehow achieving an inch or 2 more ground clearance, and maybe also going from a 195/55r16 to something like 205/70R16. I know the car would be a little more sluggish, but my highway fuel economy should get a little better, and it would be a lot easier to not bash the bottom of the car on stuff (I have been getting my monies worth out of the plastic cover over the past few weeks.)

The original suspension is still in the car, and has over 300k km on it now, so it's probably pretty tired at this point anyways.
 

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And this is why I do not understand why people Lower CR-Zs! My bone stock 2013 does rub on some driveways etc here in VA too. What about going to 17" wheels with the appropriate non low profile tires? They were available as an upgrade from Dealer when car was new.

I really look forward to seeing some prototypes!

I have been travelling through Mexico for the past 3 months with my bone stock Z and ground clearance has been somewhat problematic. Sometimes it's like driving on the moon. Not potholes; craters. Even at home in Ontario, I find myself having to be pretty careful on speed bumps and even parts of my own driveway.

I've been throwing the idea around in my head of somehow achieving an inch or 2 more ground clearance, and maybe also going from a 195/55r16 to something like 205/70R16. I know the car would be a little more sluggish, but my highway fuel economy should get a little better, and it would be a lot easier to not bash the bottom of the car on stuff (I have been getting my monies worth out of the plastic cover over the past few weeks.)

The original suspension is still in the car, and has over 300k km on it now, so it's probably pretty tired at this point anyways.
 

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205/70R16
I am going with 205/70R15. One diameter down. This was another reason for my project. I had a Toyota MR2 that I autocrossed. I had a set of daily rims and tires and a set of autorcoss rims and tires. I totaled it a couple years ago but still have the super sticky 200 UTQG Toyo R1Rs. So buying a set of cheap 15" rims means I can finally use those tires during autocross season and install meaty 205/70R15 for the winter.
The OEM tire size 195/55R16 = 24.4" overall diameter
The new tire size 205/70R15 = 26.3" overall diameter
An extra 2" diameter, an extra 1" all the way around. So +1" in ground clearance from the tires and hopefully +1.5" from the spacers. 2.5" Should look rad and the tires should still fit in the wheel wells. Nothing too crazy. I don't want to buy any power tools for this project!
 

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I am going with 205/70R15. One diameter down.
That's a decent amount of rubber between the wheel and the road. Bordering on the balloon tires of the 1980s!😉 I ran 195/65-15s this year, softened the ride a bit. Still feels like a go-cart compared to my wife's Accord though. Come spring I'm looking to swap out the cheap plasticky/loud Primewell tires that came with the 15 inch wheels for some nice 205/60-15 General RT43s.
 
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