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#1 240zdan

240zdan
  • LocationVancouver BC, Canada

Posted 12 February 2010 - 04:40 PM

I am working on a coilover conversion kit to adapt s13 megan racing coilovers to a 240z.
The kit I would provide would be both CNC machined and CNC plasma cut, and would allow the do it yourselfer to bolt in s13 coilovers.
There would be no need to purchase anything other than a set of s13 coilovers and my kit. You would retain the front camber plates and front/rear pillowball mounts.
This setup would also provide plenty of suspension travel in lowered vehicles, but still be able to maintain factory droop for non lowered vehicles.
Anyone interested in somethign like this? price would be roughly $200
Welding would be required, this is a kit for the DIYer and woudl include 4 lower mounts and 4 upper mounts.

Here is aphoto of the rear lower mounts for now.
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72 240z rb26, PTE 5830r, powerfc djetro, ev14s, stance coilovers, gtr brakes and lsd, ventus rs3


#2 crazyoctopus

crazyoctopus
  • LocationSan Diego, CA

Posted 12 February 2010 - 05:03 PM

all depends on how low they will go; but it is at a good price point.

#3 daschundtwosixdee

daschundtwosixdee
  • LocationM'BORO ,TENNESSEE

Posted 12 February 2010 - 05:06 PM

once its all said and done and someone else has a set one the car i would consider it

#4 Konish

Konish
  • LocationYokosuka, Japan

Posted 12 February 2010 - 05:08 PM

$200? Count me in for sure...I would paypal you the dough now but I've been burned by pre-production stuff, but when you are ready to ship, send me a PM and I'll send the $.

#5 240zdan

240zdan
  • LocationVancouver BC, Canada

Posted 12 February 2010 - 05:36 PM

You would be able to slam the car to the ground!
I will start producing once the prototypes are complete, may take another week.

72 240z rb26, PTE 5830r, powerfc djetro, ev14s, stance coilovers, gtr brakes and lsd, ventus rs3


#6 aliga

aliga
  • Locationnew york

Posted 12 February 2010 - 07:46 PM

i am in, once you are ready to sell them

#7 crazyoctopus

crazyoctopus
  • LocationSan Diego, CA

Posted 12 February 2010 - 08:03 PM

are you talking yuta low? if so, i am going to have a hard time deciding between these and the ones from fortune auto

#8 pat1

pat1
  • LocationWoodstock, Ga

Posted 12 February 2010 - 08:07 PM

I'm interested. Let me know

#9 Guest_phkretschmer_*

Guest_phkretschmer_*

Posted 12 February 2010 - 10:42 PM

Count me in as well !!!

#10 jeffer949

jeffer949
  • LocationNewton, KS

Posted 13 February 2010 - 12:23 AM

Im interested but i want to see them on a car and see how well they perform also. So let keep us updated
[SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]1974 260ZT known as Stella- the temperamental bitch

#11 grretc

grretc
  • LocationSF Bay Area

Posted 13 February 2010 - 01:30 AM

same, interested, but would like to see them.

Z hoarder


#12 SteveZ

SteveZ
  • LocationCleveland, Ohio

Posted 13 February 2010 - 09:45 AM

I would defiitly be interested after seeing the product installed.
87 300Zx Turbo -RIP
74 Datsun 260Z- New Money Pit.

#13 datsun280zx

datsun280zx
  • LocationMesa, AZ

Posted 13 February 2010 - 10:05 AM

Somebody needs to do these things for the s130 guys! i want coilovers so bad but cant do all the fabricating :sad:

#14 Kris.Is.Awesome

Kris.Is.Awesome
  • LocationVirginia Beach, VA

Posted 13 February 2010 - 03:14 PM

How long are the megan shocks, from camber plate to the bottom of the shock body?

Most S13 coilovers are WAY too long and bottom out on the spindle.

#15 240zdan

240zdan
  • LocationVancouver BC, Canada

Posted 13 February 2010 - 11:10 PM

They are roughly 16" long, that would offer 4" more up travel assuming 1" of OEM strut tube was left for the new tube to press fit onto the spindle. As far as ride height goes, that woudl be dependant on the springrate and how much tension is applied to the springs.
My kit would be engineered around the up and downtravel of the shocks. I willmake it so the user can adjust the travel to either slam the car or keep it at stock height.


Pictures of installed kit on my own 240z coming soon. just got the rears done and installed with TTT rear LCAS and my own rear LCA mounts and Skyline GTR diff, looks awesome!

72 240z rb26, PTE 5830r, powerfc djetro, ev14s, stance coilovers, gtr brakes and lsd, ventus rs3


#16 Mr.Roboto

Mr.Roboto
  • LocationArizona

Posted 14 February 2010 - 01:11 AM

would it be at all possible to make a kit for the 280 guyz

#17 g_rant

g_rant
  • LocationLondon, ON

Posted 14 February 2010 - 05:26 AM

interested in 280 also
pursuit of happiness. .

#18 turboHLS30

turboHLS30
  • LocationDaytona Beach, Florida

Posted 14 February 2010 - 09:26 AM

So for this price does it come with coilovers, or just a kit to adapt the coilovers to a 240z???
Kid's in the backseat cause accidents and accidents in the backseat make kids, stick with a 2 seater.
"Those thoughts that were going through your mind as you sat there in your Z breaking through the BOOOST ZONE will become a reality."
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#19 johndaniel.b.coffin

johndaniel.b.coffin
  • LocationLeander, Tx

Posted 14 February 2010 - 10:14 AM

I do believe that he said they were just to adapt the coilovers.

















Johndaniel.B.Coffin

#20 Mr.Roboto

Mr.Roboto
  • LocationArizona

Posted 14 February 2010 - 10:50 AM

There would be no need to purchase anything other than a set of s13 coilovers and my kit. You would retain the front camber plates and front/rear pillowball mounts.

well $200 for a set of coilovers and adapters would be an outrageous price...but this is just for adapters




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