ETS Drift Ute – Suspension heights

Im still in the process of jigging everything up but i thought i would share these two pics. Everything on an S15 is spot on right? But once you lower them drastically things just get worse. That was a huge motorvator for this project, to get the suspension up in its working range and get everything else down scraping the tarmac.

I sat the front end together using some spare struts i had lying around. Believe it or not the bonnet still clears everything, the joys of a compact square hilux front end. As it sits there the centers of the hubs are 305mm off the ground, with an 18inch tyre that gives me a non compressed ride height of 75mm to the sills. Thats the thickness of the RHS its sitting on. Compressed height will be around 50mm off the ground and everything will be dead straight, the sump will be over 75mm off the ground. Im loving this.

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  1. Holy crap! This is so sick!!!!

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  2. thats awesome mate, how does the car sit for wheel base length between the ute and s15?

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    • S15 is 2525 and a regular hilux cab is 2850 so a 325mm difference. Im going to do a few things to close the gap and then machine a spacer for the tailshaft. It wont be a shorty but it will be a little bit shorter than a regular hilux.

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  3. Doesn’t look like your going to be able to turn the front wheels in those guards

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    • I have that sorted 🙂

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  4. ah yeh, just a thought. would an extra cab tray close up that differnece without having to change up to much in the trays?

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  5. Will it be ready for time attack next year?
    I dare you to enter it instead of the S13

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  6. Correct Nick, an extra cab tray will pretty much make it spot on. Im going to get some “prerunner” FRP 4 inch pumped bedsides to use.
    Shane, i dont think it complies with the rules that Time Attack has, basically regarding suspension pick up points ect.

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    • yeh cool, from where i was heading i was gunna say something about the bedside that they use for the desert racers etc, but your onto it already!

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  7. where’s this time attack stuff held? and when? I’ve always wanted to shoot the s13 in action so if I can get there, I’ll be there 😛

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  8. this is so awesome, because your building it from scratch you could also try distributing the weight evenly when your sitting in the car. it would handle mental

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