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  1. I'm going to be fabricating adjustable front and rear control arms and I've read the stellar FAQ post about LCAs. My question is, should the new control arms (front or rear) start at OEM dimensions and the adjustability only increases the length rather than decrease the length? I ask because I understand the following: "Rod ends should never be set so that the amount of thread engaged is less than 1.5x the diameter of the end itself. So a 5/8" rod end would need 15/16" threads engaged in order to be considered properly installed. A typical 5/8" rod end has 1 5/8" of threaded shank, so that means that you have 11/16 available thread to adjust with. Subtract the thickness of the jam nut which is 3/8", and that leaves you with not a whole lot of adjustment--5/16" to be exact." I was going to initially "split the difference" and with the threads completely collapsed on the rod ends, the LCA will be shorter than OEM length, therefore I could adjust it out to OEM length and beyond for more adjustability. Would that be incorrect?
  2. I need help. I'm trying to fabricate front and rear control arms and I want the control arms adjustable while ON car. The secret is this "double adjuster" or "threaded adapter". I'm struggling and I've spent houuuurrsss on google, bing and several other forums. Does anyone know the proper terminology for the part circled in blue and do they have a source where I can get one?
  3. Regarding those "Tesla" vents, those house the cameras on the Autopilot equipped cars. Since its easier to make one fender, the cars without the autopilot hardware and cameras use a blank plate which is what you see above.
  4. Alright ran into some problems today swapping in my Greddy intake plenum... First off in the NEO, the fuel rail bracket has a different spacing so I had to modify that. In addition the NEO has a 4 bolt IACV instead of a 3 bolt. So I ordered a machined adapter to fit the 4 bolt IACV on the Greddy manifold... surprise surprise the holes weren't drilled properly . So I had to re-drill and countersink it.. I also had to re-tap most of the air and water fittings... All done
  5. I know I posted 2 pictures above but they were kind of blurry and hard to read.. I e-mailed Ground Control and they sent me some files.. Check this out... they even have a new "FAT tire" 8" spring setup. Crazy. So they list this for the rear. 280z with 12" Springs weld the ring at 8" from the bottom. 280z with 8" Springs weld the ring at 11" from the bottom. So 11"-8" = 3" difference. 12" Springs- 8" Springs = 4" difference. Find the middle with a 10" spring and it looks like I should raise the perch height by 1.5" bringing the total perch height at 9.5" from the bottom.
  6. Hey guys today I wanted to weld on the spring perch for the rear and I'm not sure where to weld it? I have 10" Springs. The only information I could find was from ground control regarding a 280z is the following.. This shows that the 280z should have the spring perch welded at 5" on the front and 8" in the rear using 12" springs... compared to the 240z showing 5" front and 7" in the rear using 10" springs. So I have 2 questions - depending on how much you section off the strut, does the spring perch remain same? If I am using a 10" Spring compared to 12" Springs should I move the weld ring in the rear up 2" to compensate?
  7. I just welded it back together and had the loss of 1/4" from the cuts from the blade. With camber plates I'm expecting to lose that 1". So let's see how this works. I probably won't have to use the spacers but just in case.
  8. As for the wheels I found a company called PS Vintage wheels... http://psvintagewheels.com/products.html I will be going with 15x12 with a 5.25" backspace. I'll add spacers if I want to add more width.
  9. Fixed... finally One of the struts fell out of the vice when I was hammering so it dented the top of the threads. Luckily it still threads the gland nut and life is good. Anyway.. I added a 3" spacer to the bottom to make the struts work properly. So 17-3/4" measured on the inside from the bottom of the tube to the top of the threads... or a total outside measurement of 16". I also ordered these from Techno Toy Tuning. https://technotoytuning.com/nissan/280z/riser-blocks-camber-plates. It's a rear riser plate that is 1" thick just I'm case I need it and it's too low on my car. Thanks for the help everyone
  10. Also have a competition clutch stage 3 clutch and pressure plate with a lightened 12lb flywheel.
  11. When I sectioned my struts.. I sectioned them wrong. Very wrong... http://forums.hybridz.org/topic/124937-sectioning-struts-on-a-240z-vs-a-280z/?do=findComment&comment=1168032 read more about it here.. Anyway... I went ahead and added pieces back into the strut tubes... what a pain. I am aware the strut tube is bent at the thread. It fell out of the vice. Luckily it still threads together with the gland nut. Thank goodness.
  12. Alrighty.. time for a update! Lots of good things. I found a RB25DET NEO out of a R34 2002 GT-T.. I also got a 5 speed RWD transmission and I got a Subaru STI 3.54 LSD with Ermish racing CV shafts. It has a Borg Warger S256 turbocharger, injector dynamics 1000cc injectors and a NISTUNE ecu.
  13. Thank you so much for the reply and information. The 280YZ extends out 3" on each side. So 74_5.0L_Z have you had any issues with the front wheels rubbing anything or restricting thr turning or is it clear from obstructions with your current setup? Do you think a 12" wide wheel would clear it?
  14. Hey everyone, been a while since I've posted. So im ready to order the wheels for my 280YZ project and I've been doing TONS of searching and digging around. I found a company called PS Vintage Wheels (http://psvintagewheels.com/products.html) They offer 15x10 and 15x12 or 17x11. My biggest question is regarding the backspacing. The 280YZ manual says the factory backspacing is 3-7/16". I will be running coilovers and I've seen a lot of posts mentioning they've used backspacing from 3.5" all the way to 5.5". I would like to run the 15x12s all around but I really have NO clue what backspacing to use. I am also concerned about the front wheels being too wide and rubbing anything. (Although I know how hard it will be to turn). Here's some info I've written down for people running different sized wheels User and size -Cuzak901 has 15x10 and 3.5" backspacing -74_5.0L_Z has 15x10 and 5.25" backspacing with .25 spacers. -Dan Juday has 15x10 and 4.5" backspacing -infinite_worx has 15x10.5 and -32 offset which would be a 4.5" backspacing -stivaas30 has 17x10 and a -70 offset which would be a 2.75" backspacing??? -blu_ballz has 18x12.5 not sure of backspacing So as you can see I am a little confused on what backspacing to go with. The suspension is NOT assembled on the car and I cant do any measurements. So any help would be very valued.
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