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Old 04-06-2012, 01:58 PM   #1
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Front Spring Spacers

I haven't been following all the threads, so I don't know if anyone else has mentioned this - the front springs have spacers to raise the front end for trailer transport. Mine were not removed at the dealer and there could be other new owners with the same issue.
I'm looking forwrd to getting home and removing my spacers....for even better handling.
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Old 04-06-2012, 02:04 PM   #2
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Wow, that is not good. There are a list of items that the dealer has to do to prep these cars. They were supposed to put the spacers in the glove box or trunk. Someone posted the entire list of dealer prep items. Maybe someone knows what thread has the list. Don't forget to post your pictures on the ZL1 photo thread.
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Old 04-06-2012, 02:16 PM   #3
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I'll post some pics tomorrow.

Will look for the dealer prep list to be sure nothing else was missed. Thanks
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Old 04-06-2012, 02:18 PM   #4
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I sent my dealer an email letting him know what he needed to do to my car upon arrival and what not to do! Everyone should let them know.
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Old 04-06-2012, 02:24 PM   #5
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Idiots. Teach them how to do their job and print this for them
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Old 04-06-2012, 02:55 PM   #6
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Thanks for the list....

I noticed the "spacer" note on the page opposite exterior care in the owners manual. I wanted to know how soon I could wax, and there doesn't seem to be a restriction. Funny though about the spacers, mine are actually the easier to see YELLOW version.
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Old 04-06-2012, 02:58 PM   #7
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I noticed the "spacer" note on the page opposite exterior care in the owners manual. I wanted to know how soon I could wax, and there doesn't seem to be a restriction. Funny though about the spacers, mine are actually the easier to see YELLOW version.
Your paint is fully cured. Wax away! And congrats on taking delivery!
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How did it handle with the spacers? Lol Was the weather a little warmer there today? Just wondering how traction was. Congradulations on your Z :-)
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Old 04-06-2012, 03:18 PM   #9
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Handling seemed good but....

When I saw the spacer note in the manual it answered the nagging question in the back of my head....why isn't the front end lower?

Traction is the same as the other Cleveland post I saw. I was taking it very easy for proper break-in when it ocurred to me I could goose-it in 2nd without going over 4000 rpm. The rear end slid to the left quite easily!
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You should rip that idiot dealer a new one for not prepping the car properly. It shouldn't be driven with those spacers in there.

They have to use those for shipping because the MR shocks have no jounce/rebound control when the key is off. The car would be bouncing all over the place on the trailer and probably come off the hooks if it were not cranked down against the spacers.
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Does the car have to be raised with the front wheels OFF of the ground to remove the spacers or can they be removed while the car is on the ground? Dirishboy, thanks for posting the list.
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Old 04-09-2012, 01:07 AM   #12
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Does the car have to be raised with the front wheels OFF of the ground to remove the spacers or can they be removed while the car is on the ground? Dirishboy, thanks for posting the list.
Any slip in spacer must be applied with the car raised, not necessarily all the way off the ground.
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Old 04-09-2012, 08:09 AM   #13
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You shoulb be able to jack the car up so the front springs will decompress allowing you to remove them if you can jack it up to have the wheels 1/2" or 1" off the ground you should be able to pull them out.
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You shoulb be able to jack the car up so the front springs will decompress allowing you to remove them if you can jack it up to have the wheels 1/2" or 1" off the ground you should be able to pull them out.
I could be wrong but I wouldn't think you'd even have to get the wheels off the ground at all, just take the weight off the front end/suspension and they should pull right out.
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