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Here's some shots of what some of my customers have done with their cars.
Dave
 
 



 

We have just completed our big  4 day asphalt rally, which we won !!!.
Your LCAs worked really well and we were able to get the car handling better than the Porsches. We created rear toe in to get stability under heavy braking, we got plenty of castor on the front for high speed stability and lots of negative camber for great cornering.
With corner weighting, the car flew over the bumps and crests and landed cleanly and smoothly.
We have the fastest normally aspirated Zed in Australia.
Thanks for your great products.

Regards,
Chris Ferguson.
Adelaide Australia
 
 


 



Art Lund is another "average" customer with ARIZONA Z CAR suspension, brakes etc.




 

Even though I was running hardened over used slicks the Z still pulled off an entire day of consistent low 1.43 lap times.   Keep in mind it would take fresh tires, a warm track and hard driving to pull that off before the new suspension set up.     I was braking earlier as well.

Tire wear is AMAZING now,  I'm wearing the entire slick not just the outer edges!
As my slicks were becoming ice rubber I was really able to appreciate the suspension's control and solid precise feedback as the car would slide at high speeds.
Turn 6 is a left up hill corner that has a heavy compression zone just at the Apex then wants to throw the car to the track right edge.    This has always been a turn where my suspension and chassis would flex and bottom out.   Now I can fly through T6 like never ever before.
It stays glued to the track and then plants a nice slow drift to the track edge at exit.   So much fun!   Love that turn!

The Cork Screw is another suspension killer as the right front gets full suspension lift then comes down extremely hard.   Now it's pure predictable fast controlled fun!   I can enter left, slide the rear, then slide it to the right going down.  The feedback and precise movement on those rear control arms give massive confidence that allows immediate feedback.

Try to imagine,   1 full hour on track pulling off same lap times.  The brakes, suspension, engine,  and fuel system at maximum loads and not one hick-up!

Ego reinforcements?     I must have showed off my new suspension and differential set up 15 times throughout the day.  People that didn't have Zs came over with their buddies to show it off.    Most people said they had a Z years back, but never had seen anything like this suspension kit.
One guy that I usually run hard with came up to me and said what the hell is shinning under your car.   He asked what on earth did you do to the rear suspension?   He was blown away at the design, fit and quality.
Many people have heard Arizona Z car but their budget or Ego's prevented buying.
I had 3 corner worker stewarts come up to me at days end telling me that dam Z is amazing!    the car stays so flat and stable and just plain goes fast!
I asked them to look under the car.    Everyone always says holly shit this is beautiful!     and Dave it is!

To sum it up,  All said and done $22k in 60 days 375 man hours later and If anyone ever asks me what I did on my 50th Birthday I can be stricken with Alzheimer's and a full blown case of dimentia  and I will recall every last detail of fun I had and all the people that helped make it happen!
Thank you Dave.  I think now you could say this is a customer appreciation letter!!
Greg Scott
 
 

2 more days of showing off the Arizona Z car suspension artistry and design.  Laguna Seca 202 lap miles, then the next day at Sears point raceway 233 lap miles .   Over 40 people got on their knees to see what made this Z handle at the limits of gravity. Even wives of drivers were asked to look.
Met many past SCCA champion 240Z drivers that were in awe of the suspension.   Laguna seca 120 cars. Green Hornet top 5 lap times. Sears point 90 cars. Top 3 lap times.   No car with a license plate gets close even with R compound tires.
I put the suspension to ultimate load tests!
Greg Scott (Green Hornet)
 
 

Here's some video of Greg in action
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=loY46xipnuQ&feature=youtu.be
 
 



Hi Dave,
just a quick note to say thank you for the superb brake and suspension parts that helped me to a season long championship class win and 4 new class lap records. We set a new record at every circuit where we raced last season! Hope the new rear 'A' arms help us to be even quicker this year!
cheers,
Brian Morris
 


 
 
 



John Davidson's 350Z


Dave,
    I brought your brake kit about 2-3 years ago for my the 350Z.  It has worked great through out the years. I am racing in NASA Southeast in the Performance Touring class B (PTB) and the EO class in the endurance racing series. This year we will receive the championship in the PTB class and trying for the Championship in the endurance EO class , but that is going to come down to an 8 hour endurance race at Road Atlanta in December.
    I was very please while racing at Carolina Motorsportspark this summer in well over 100 degree temp. and still had some brake pad left. This included a 3 hour enduro on Friday and two 50 minute sprint races on Sat and Sunday. All while racing side by side and not worrying about brake fade or failure.

Thanks
John Davidson


Raan Rodriguez' S13 has  ARIZONA Z CAR COIL-OVER SUSPENSION and 13" 6-POT BRAKES



Taylor Sun of Contemporay Coachworks likes his cars low and wide, runs a ton of Arizona Z Car trick parts


 




Talk about a sleeper !

   Dave,

Here are some pics of our Datsun project, thanks for the brakes setup.
Matt Cline
Danville Performance



DANGER WILL ROBERSTON from Scottland,  Battling it out in the corner




  DAVID PALERMO Taking his good ol' time through the cones


 

"Your Billet rear control arms seem to be holding up fine on my 240 track car"
 Steve Pharr




NEIL YOUNG'S  240Z   HEY HEY, MY MY
Is the car named Cinnamon Girl?

       PETER McDONNELL'S PROJECT IS GOING TOGETHER NICELY WITH THE AZC TRACK-PAK SUSPENSION AND BRAKES!
 
 
 


    ARIZONA Z CAR OIL PAN ENSURES PROPER LUBRICATION DURING HIGH G TURNS
 

MARK ATKISON WINNING RACES WITH ARIZONAZCAR 4 BARREL INTAKE, BRAKES AND OTHER BITS AND PIECES

 

Hey Dave,

As I mentioned on the phone, I installed your 4 bbl manifold late last season to replace the problematic weber 45 dcoe's...what a dramatic
difference in linear power delivery and impressive throttle response. Also, no coughing, surging or dead spots like the sidedrafts.
My carb is a 390 cfm Holley 4150HP race carb with center-hung floats.
I've won 2 events this season already with this carb setup, and wish I would have installed it long ago.
 

MARK ATKINSON



Take a first look at my own personal Z project going together right now. Not a show or race car, just something to run around the 'hood with.

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  A little different just for kicks.

  L-28 has my flat top pistons, cam, header, oil pan, SS valves (N42 head) , 10LB flywheel, topped off with Holly Avenger 470 CFM.

  AZC radiator will keep it all nice and cool.

  Of course it's got the full Billet treatment.

Traction via R-200 3.90 LSD 

  6-piston calipers will guarantee stopping performance.

   Clean and simple dash is a good match for the rest of the car.

  This is the pile of junk we started with a few months back! Previous owner was "going to fix it up"
 



   Larry Mahanor is another hardcore racer that's been
running various versions of my brakes and suspension for years.
Larry won his class (Historic GTU) at Sebring in the Historic races with SVRA .

              Clifton Ragland's  7MGTE POWERED 240Z
              2005 winner best modified 240Z
                               600 HORSEPOWER AT THE WHEELS!
 

Clifton said the stock brakes were good for only 1 stop from 150MPH  to zero before they went up in smoke.

  AZC RADIATOR COOLS 600 HP ON 100+ DEGREE DAYS IN PHOENIX!
NICELY DONE INSTALL ON THE AZC CAMBER PLATES. Also has my coil-overs, LSD Brace kit, 5-lug brakes, Billet front arms etc.

Clifton did all his own paint and body work , motor swap fabrication, wiring, suspension/brakes install etc. Not bad for an amateur !



Roger Berry's SUPERCHARGED Z Wolf stops with AZC 13" rotor Billet 6-pot caliper front kit and 12.2" rotor 4-pot rears.



Here's Joe Riolo's GT2 car


 Dave Kipperman's LS1 powered 240Z, Dave is a hardcore racer and another long time customer.




  Bill Baker's racing Z

Joe Pallante's 400HP Turbo Z
"The brakes work fantastic on the track.  Thanks again."




Mark Freeman in action! Mark is another long time customer that runs all my cool stuff.




Ben Chu's clean '72




 Doug Griswold's LS1 ride has full AZC roadrace suspension and brakes.




                                Bill Coffey pullin G's in the corner



"All of the suspension/brake/other components I have bought from you over the years continue to perform very well on my car.  Good stuff."
  Richard Lewis



Here's the engine in Johannes Heidal's Z31, stops with AZC 13" 6-pot brake kit.




 Mike Gadwaw's 700HP '71

  "According to my most recent dragstrip time 9.20 @ 145mph  roughly 700 rwhp"
"The rear brake kit really did the trick, allowing me to foot-brake to 4500 rpm's before the car launches. I was unable to hold it at the line with the old stock drum setup. It also gives me a lot more confidence being able to slow the car down at the other end of the track" Mike G.



Chuck Krause WINS 2006 BEST MODIFIED 280Z WITH HIS '77
 ALL THAT ENGINE STUFF SURE LOOKS NICE! Has AZC intake, cam kit, oil pan
and full brake package.




Howard Kornblue's 240Z runs AZC oil pan, radiator, springs.
BEST OF SHOW 2005 NOPI NISSAN NATIONALS


Here are some pics of my 240. its dialed in and all sorted out. Your stuff works like magic. I've done a few trackdays & ran up on some EVOs,WRXs&assorted $30,000 "newer"cars.
My engine is fairly tame and a turbo transplant is in the works so I can push "em on the longer straights.  Even on the street I drive it real hard and it responds well in any conditions.
Thanks again for all of your help and technical support,
                                                                             Gregg Feldman



I purchased your brake kit for my 280zx a couple years ago. just wanted to say they are still performing awesome. I continuously scare people all the time on how late I can get on the brakes. when the traffic light turns yellow, I don't speed up to go through it, I can step on the brakes and stop immediately. And I have an ls6 in it now so I can easily speed through it , but its just as much fun to stop as it is to go. Thanks again!   Geoff Kendall


 


Gary Meekins' Z32 show winner, has AZC full coil-overs and brakes.


GARY MEEKINS' 1974 260Z  (coyotegary@hotmail.com)

2004 BEST OF SHOW  WEST COAST NATIONALS
Gary has the following ARIZONA Z CAR parts installed:
*4-BARREL INTAKE MANIFOLD
*ALUMINUM CROSSFLOW RADIATOR
*6 INTO 1 TUNED HEADER
*BILLET STEEL 13 LB  FLYWHEEL
*CAST ALUMINUM OIL PAN
*BILLET R-200 MUSTACHE BAR
*PERFORMANCE CAM KIT .480 lift 280*
*COMPETITION 4-LUG BRAKE KIT (front & rear)
*PROPORTIONING VALVE & LINE-LOCK
*COIL-OVER AND CAMBER-PLATE SET
*2.5" SPRINGS 250 lbs/inch
*KONI STRUTS (short)
*CHROMOLY LOWER A-ARMS (front & rear)
*COMPETITION SWAY-BARS
*HI-TORQUE STARTER
*2.5" STAINLESS EXHAUST

Gary's car also features an L-28 block with flat top pistons
N-42 head
280ZX 5 speed trans
R-200 diff with 3.90 gears
MSD ignition


  Girls, DON'T DENT THE HOOD!



  Really nice V8 conversion, has my coil-overs, camber-plates, brakes.




You could eat off the bottom side of Tom Barnett's Z!



Jake Clapp leading the pack into the "left hander" at Lime Rock- "Everything is working great and I thank you for your help and for your outstanding products!! " Jake
 
 


 
 



AZC parts undergoing cold weather longevity test



  OOPS, hate when that happens!



That's me on the Scooter. "If overkill is just right, then it still needs more power!"
Has 300 HORSEPOWER and WEIGHS 600 LBS WITH ME ON IT
Click on the picture for more info.




 

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