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  1. Well, I fell in love with the white Common Snapper Z car, and after looking through the gallery tab in their website I saw a picture of the white Z with 5 lug hubs and Brembo's. The picture has a label under it that says z33 caliper and rotor. Does anybody know if they sell a kit for a brake/hub swap? I haven't seen much on these guys on the forum, and a lot of the info I have found about them leads to dead links. They also have some really nice looking Coilovers, but they are very expensive. Anybody from the states work with them before? How was shipping times and prices? How was customer service? Thanks guys, Nick
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    480Z - cheap 2+2 build

    I've been looking into the Japan racing wheels as well, are you going with the 8 spoke style? When they come in I'd appreciate it if you commented on the quality of the finish and your initial impressions. They have two bolt patterns cut into them, I don't want to derail your thread, but have you or anybody in the community heard of that making the wheels less durable? Thanks, Nick
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    Industry Garage 240z

    This is definitely not for everybody, but a very cool build in progress with lots of carbon fiber.
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    Work Equip 02 14x7

    Looking to price out a set of Work Equip 02's. I bought the car at an auction for some interior and suspension stuff and it came with these wheels. One has some curb rash, I'll add a picture of how bad that is when I get a chance. I've seen some on ebay from 800-1000, but I don't know if they are selling at that price. Any advice would be great, Thanks guys!
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    Diff Swap Affecting Brakes?

    Thanks for the info NewZed, I had figured that's how it worked, but I didn't want to drop 600 bucks on a set of brakes that I would eventually have to swap out. And thank you NeverDone, I'm a 4 hour drive from my car and any of my manuals. so the description of how the power got delivered was helpful, I'll be sure to reread the sticky's a few more times.
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    Diff Swap Affecting Brakes?

    I should have been more specific when I said I was getting off topic. I was just trying to see if I was understanding that post on the sticky correctly when asking about the 280z with a long nose r200. I'm still interested in the q45's short nose, but it seems like there is a lot more involved in it, and with my limited knowledge on this, I might need to reconsider. To my previous post, if I did swap the 280z long nose and it's companion flange and stub axle, would I then be in the market for 280z brakes? I just want to make sure I'm understanding the basics of this before I get too deep down the rabbit hole.
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    Diff Swap Affecting Brakes?

    Sorta off topic, but I just want to clarify something on the first post in this sticky, Jmortensen gives a list of things to do to put a long nose r200 into a 72-73 240z 1. mustache bar from 280Z with R200 2. yoke (companion flange) from 280Z with R200 3. rear cover from 280Z or ZX with R200 4. side stub shafts from 280Z or ZX with R200 to bolt up to stock halfshafts Of these components Diff Output Flange>>>Axles>>>Companion Flange>>>Stub Axle>>>Tires, the only parts you'd need from a 280z with a long nose r200 would be the companion flange and stub shafts/axles? And because the stub axles are being changed, brake upgrades for a 240 would no longer fit, and I'd need 280z stuff, assuming I sourced the stub axles from a 280z?
  8. I'm not sure if this belongs in the drive-train or brakes section, but with black Friday coming up I thought I'd throw it here since It gets more views, MODS feel free to move it. I'm new to IRS suspension and I'm really having trouble wrapping my head around how a diff swap will affect the car. I've read the FAQ's and I think a q45 diff is the way I want to go. As I said I'm having trouble visualizing how this all goes together, is there a picture or some kind of diagram with all the components like the half shafts and companion flange? and all that other stuff and how it all connects? my biggest question is will it affect my brakes? I want to get set from silverminemotors if they have a black Friday sale, but I'm worried that a diff swap would change the hub, or something to make the brakes no longer fit. I'm sorry that this is a probably a pretty silly question, but there's a lot of new terms I don't know, and its hard for me to understand it in word form. I get the difference between the short and long nose diffs and how they are mounted, but everything beyond that confuses me. 1. Is there a diagram or laid out and labeled image of how the q45 or similar diff connects to the 240z stuff? 2. Would a q45 swap affect my aftermarket brake choices? Thanks Guys!
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    Import Duties On Ebay Wheels

    I don't think there is anything different other than very minor styling differences. I was already looking for wheels around that size and thought I'd give these a try. Did you see in the description of the item, at the very bottom it says "Import duties, taxes, and charges are not included in the item price or shipping cost. These charges are the buyer's responsibility." Is this normal when buying from other countries? I'm new to this.
  10. http://www.ebay.com/itm/JDM-15-AE86-Datsun-ta22-pcd114-3-Staggered-rims-wheels-240z-watanabe-Z31-s30-/152070725760?hash=item23681f2080:g:QpoAAOSwx-9W1B~l&vxp=mtr Does anybody in the states know if we would have to pay duties on these wheels from Malaysia? And if so how would I go about it? I've been thinking about getting these for a while, but I haven't found any reviews so I'm a little nervous about the quality of their knock-off. Anybody have experience with something like this? Or would you recommend that I spend the extra $1000 and get the real thing?
  11. i bought a 72' 240z and noticed the frame rails appeared to be cut just before the floor pan. i plan on swapping a sub 300hp sbc and doing some suspension work. Is this car worth swapping? the car has very little rust for a minnesota car, and ive already put in a bunch of money to get the breaks somewhat working. Should i find a more suitable platform and ditch this one? I'm having trouble posting a picture right now.
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