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New to the S130. Sorry, no pics yet. Post soon. Just got an 81 280ZX smooth top 2+2 with 79K on the clock. Not my favorite Z but..got it cheap.

Also got an option of a donor car with an SR20DET motor w/Garrett T, 5-speed, 5-lug spindles/ brakes and coilovers from a 300Z.

 

So...anyone done S13 suspension conversion on an 81 2+2?

Any gotchas on the SR20DET and Tranny swap?

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2 hours ago, Bigstauf said:

New to the S130. Sorry, no pics yet. Post soon. Just got an 81 280ZX smooth top 2+2 with 79K on the clock. Not my favorite Z but..got it cheap.

Also got an option of a donor car with an SR20DET motor w/Garrett T, 5-speed, 5-lug spindles/ brakes and coilovers from a 300Z.

 

So...anyone done S13 suspension conversion on an 81 2+2?

Any gotchas on the SR20DET and Tranny swap?

 

Are you talking about just the coilover conversion or a full suspension swap?

 

The full swap has some involved and I think the question is if it's worth it. Sure the S130 rear suspension is not the best design but you can still make them handle OK (BMW E30 has a similar design and seem to be a popular race car)

 

I kept the S130 suspension and put my resources into tires and aftermarket suspension components. 

 

Are you saying that the 300Z components somehow have been adopted to work in 280zx? 

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So the donor car is a highly modded 90 200SX that has the SR20DET engine, custom headers, intercooler, eng mgt, 5 spd tranny, coilover suspension. The 5-lug hubs, brakes, etc are said to be from a 300Z. 

 

Wondering if anything beyond the go bits are worth  swapping into my 81 ZX 2+2?

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thank you much. i hope to have it back and driving in 2 months. just intime to drive it a couple times then tuck it away for the winter. im sure you might have noticed the gas cap beeing a fellow s130 owner. there was also engine bay smoothing out, shaved blinkers front bumper for blinkers built into headlights, some other mods and a yet to be reveled new design of tail lights.20180718_232442.thumb.jpg.5aa5e084ce9ea6ace1ac4cf3084c2eaa.jpg  

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