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  1. Those are two benefits I'm going for here. My 240's weight distribution is fairly decent as is but I'm chasing less weight over the front axle. Looking at these engine mounts, it doesn't seem like an exceptionally arduous task. The plan is to shorten my driveshaft more (already altered swapping to an R200 long nose), currently looking into cantilevering the transmission back. Attached are my corner weights (roll bar, full interior, half tank, full steel body, alloy wheels). I'm guessing I would shift only about 1-3% of the car's mass backward. Not massive, but interesting to me nonetheless. I've considered this and I believe it is easier (though maybe not better) to move the engine back using steel plates similar to what grannyknot mentioned. Could you show me an example of the chassis rail mounted motor mounts? Yes, I've had to section my airdam to fit my tires and now that I'm switching to a larger tire setup (ZG flares) I think this will become more of an issue. Haven't seen any fiberglass flares that do something similar to what your talking about other than maybe a Z-speed or Rocketbunny kit given how large they make the front end look.
  2. Hi everyone, I'm in the process of building an N/A L28 for my 240z and was looking to move my engine back about 2-3" back towards the firewall. I intend on simply fabricating a thick steel bracket that would accomplish this using the stock motor mounts but I'm curious to see what solutions are out there. I haven't found any threads on this topic on any of the major Z websites but if anyone has links I'd appreciate them.
  3. Hi guys, thank you all for the input. caperix, I liked your idea so I after searching the interwebs, I found a 1/2" drive thru socket wrench with the appropriate sockets and extension. I was not able to loosen the nut unfortunately due to the risk of stripping the top of the Koni shock (which I ended up doing badly on one side). I ended up popping off the nuts by drilling holes on opposite sides of the nut and using a chisel/hammer combination to break the nut off. One strut insulator came off anticlimactically just barely jumping 6 inches after the nut was broken. The other insulator flew off and left a small scratch in my cabinet door. This was a scary process and would recommend people to avoid doing this at all costs. If I were to do this again (with more patience), I would follow 1969honda's advice and use a nut splitter. Lesson of the day: Don't over impact your nuts kids. 🥜 Here's photos of the car as it sat after swapping to a lower spring: Update: Marugen flares from Japan-land Currently taking notes on all the flare FAQs and Forums I've found for this project. Now waiting on hardware to ship and for my balls to grow big enough to cut into my car. ⚽🏀 -Liam
  4. Hi All, I did a very not-so-smart thing and over torqued the shock nut (top nut going into the insulator) when installing my Koni Yellow shocks into the rear strut tubes. Does anybody know how to free this nut without damaging the shock? In the pictures it is clear how far down the nut is based on the number of threads showing. I believe the nut has gone so far down that it is past the normal shock threads and is "threading" into the non-threaded part of the shock. It is impossible to fit a wrench around the smaller hex end just below the adjustment knob of the shock while also using a larger wrench to loosen the shock nut due to the height of the insulator surrounding it (and yes, despite the pictures being taking when installed, I have taken the strut assembly off the car). I am tempted to use a thick mouse pad to wrap around the shock tube itself and hold it still with vice grips while I loosen the nut but I'm anxious to do so. If anyone has any recommendations or has dealt with this before I would greatly appreciate your help. Thanks, Liam
  5. Have a S30 Series 1 Chassis, decent engine makes 150bhp with an L28 mated to a Type-II 5-speed, great suspension and brakes. PM if interested.
  6. I love the RS8 Watanabes, especially when they're custom barreled to some double digit width. Also thank you! I've seen a few S30s with the Formula TRs on instagram, I think the wheels look great. It would definitely be interesting to see them on more JDM cars.
  7. Yes my wheels fit over the hubs fine though I should've purchased my wheels with more offset so they wouldn't poke as much. Running Fifteen52 Formula TR 225/50R16x8 +0 with non-rolled fenders, should have ordered at least +10.
  8. I'm currently running AZC front brakes and 5 lug hubs and T3 rear brakes with the Ebrake. I think both are equally great quality though I've had issues getting the e-brake function to work on the T3 rear kit.
  9. While there's a topic open about Fiber Glass Mafia, I'm curious if anyone's used their "Mafia" Fender Flare Set. Link: http://www.fiberglassmafia.com/store/p34/S30MafiaFlares Look a little different than your standard ZG flares, a hybrid between Pandem/Rocket Bunny and ZGs in my opinion. I like how the rear fender flares don't mount to the door unlike the Pandem/RB kit.
  10. Have a 1971 Series 1 with complete brakes, suspension and wiring. Going to do chassis chassis reinforcements (Subframe connectors) soon, PM me if you're interested.
  11. Hi, I talked to Dave a couple years ago about doing this exactly and he said that his coilover system would not fit with T3 camber plates. -Liam
  12. Yes I found that I get around a 1/10 of the adjustment out of the camber plates vs adjustable control arms. I think I wait to use the KMAC plates if I ever do a coilover conversion.
  13. Hi all, I'm wondering if anyone knows how to make KMAC camber plates work with OE struts (non-coilover conversion) for 240z's. I've searched around the forums for a while and tried to find some guides or information that could help me make these plates work with my current setup. I briefly talked to John C. a while ago about making them work as he had previous experience with them on a customer's car but other than that I haven't been able to find much. I had a shoulder bushing made to make the KMAC plates work with my struts but after experimenting with them I found that they raised my Z by about an 1-1/2". I'm curious if anyone has been able to fit them without the major raise in ride height. My current strut setup is Tokico Blue lowering springs, Koni 8610-1437 single adjustable shocks and OEM strut insulators. Any information or help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you Liam Edit: changed topic heading
  14. I would give KYB a go if you're looking for something a little softer than Illuminas. Koni Reds and Tokico HP strutsa are also a pretty good street shock from what I've heard. I'm sure there's some members here that have written about their experiences about using them. The strut sectioning FAQ is a pretty good place to find some options if you haven't looked there already. I actually have some spare Illuminas for a 240z if you want to try them. I moved to Koni 1437 shocks all around and just have my Illuminas laying around. -Liam Edit: Added Tokico HP
  15. I too am curious about what experienced people have to say on this. I'm starting on my chassis and I'm debating on getting a new roller to build and properly cage or sticking with my current chassis. From my research and experience, if you want to fully rebuild your car (especially with 800+hp in mind), building from a stripped roller is cheaper and easier than using an existing built car.
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