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Could we just wait for Alex Wilhelm from Wilhelm Raceworks to get a ZZW30 and make a suspension geometry kit for it like he makes for the SW20? He's expressed interest in getting a Spyder and making parts for it.
He makes some beautiful parts.
 

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This could present an advantage for 2GR swap. It would allow mounting an e153 without modifying the cross member. DDPR makes a custom cross member as part of their swap.

It could open up use of Lotus Elise headers with 2zz swap.

Plus the geometry correction is huge for lowered cars.

This is a great idea - probably the reason nobody has done it is the prohibitive cost. While a lot of people might like the idea, when it comes to actually paying for it, they will balk.
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Depending on trailing arms would any modification be able to be done to also modify this for a wider rear wheel with offset to possibly get more meat to the ground also?
 

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A lighter rear subframe with roll center correction and clearance for various engine/gearbox/header stuff would be ideal
since it would simplify the process of legal 2zz swaps for california owners by taking out the problem of messing up your roll center to use subframe spacers or the cutting and welding trouble with notching a subframe, provide clearance for larger gearboxes for other swaps, and of course the most important part have a corrected roll center for lowered cars.
Another idea to consider is just having the spacers for the subframe be sized so you can use them to as spacers for the rear engine mount when you mount the subframe directly to the frame. that way when someone uses the spacers, not needing the roll center changes, they can still have the engine mount in the same place relative to the frame of the car. just include some longer bolts.


Sorry for dumb question?
Depending on trailing arms would any modification be able to be done to also modify this for a wider rear wheel with offset to possibly get more meat to the ground also?
Unfortunately, you need more than just wider arms or widening the mount points. you'll also need wider rear drive axles so that the joints aren't pulled too far apart to mesh properly.
 

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Check out this company, looks very thoroughly engineered and built. Well, the price reflects their expertise. The linked piece is even a drag version with max weight lost.

I'm interested! Better suspension geometry, stronger, lighter and maybe we could have it structurally tie into the rear end more (like how certain swaps with aftermarket oil pans interfere with the trd rear lower braces).
 

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"Reasonable" has a spectrum. Some of us are a bit nuts.
Well, excuse me!!! I'm a LOT nuts, thank you...🤪;);)
 
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