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BluDestiny last won the day on April 8 2019

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  1. I already have perches welded on. The owner who did this must have kept it longer than normal for the suspension travel, which means I just have to use spacers to keep the articulation points the same. So that helps a lot. I just need to get the spacers and inserts to match the tube length and I should be good.
  2. So what you're saying is what matters is if the spacer is there to make up the distance to the gland nut. I can then leave the tubes themselves the same and make sure the insert itself comes right up to the gland nut. I am artifically raising the car by however much that spacer length is in the tubes. Then I can play with whatver length springs I need to really get it centered. Or are you saying the spacer is needed because of how the tube is centered and welded to the cast portion?
  3. So I bought my 240z with sectioned struts, tokico illumina struts and hyperco springs. My driver front was leaking so I decided to take some time this weekend and see what I actually have. My fronts are Tokico BZ3099, the common 87-89 MR2 rear struts, and my rears are Tokico BZ3015, which are 240z front strut inserts used in the rear. Since tokico is no longer available I'm thinking of just going with koni 8610's since this is mostly a track driven car at this point. The problem is in the measurements. Below is an except from the strut sectioning sticky by John Coffey So in the front, the koni's require about 0.55" less length than the illuminas, and the rears are the same. Koni's need to have an overall length of approx 12.9" and illumias need a total length of 13.5. The rears are the same for illuminas and konis at 15" The problem I have is my measurements are a little off. My rear overall tube length is 15.25" with the perch at 9.5" from the bottom of the tube, and my front tube is 14" with the pearch at 8.375". My rear spring is a 10" 250lb hyperco spring, and the front is a 9" 225lb spring, both on 5" sleeves. I have not fully removed the insert, just enough to see the part number. I have to assume there is a spacer at the bottom of each to fill the space and bring the strut insert to the gland nut. I want to drop in the Koni 8610-1437RACE inserts and increase my springs to 325f/350r rates using 10" springs as listed in the faq. Does that sound feasable or will I need to section my struts again to get the proper length?
  4. Looking for some new struts if anyone happens to have sets laying around. Blew one of my fronts and I figured I should replace them all.
  5. Looking for some wide 17's. I don't care if they're rotas or volks. Trying to pick up in Socal, but can make a trip to phoenix is needed. PM me here
  6. I went to 2 machines shops, Burbank speed and machine and Deed automotive in moorepark and they could do it for about $400 for machining only, but it cost less to ship it to and from texas for Godzilla to do the machine work. Myself and a friend shipped Godzilla about 4 bellhousings to have done to cut down on costs.
  7. So this is the members projects, not a question sub forum. But, all the factory service manuals are available on http://www.xenonzcar.com/s130/fsm.php and you can find the wiring schematics from there (not in color which sucks).
  8. Man that looks fancy. It's next on my list with a trans mount and motor mounts.
  9. All my suspension clunking is gone. The car is extremely solid now. The steering is a lot more reactive also. Overall I can't wait to try it out on the 21st at Buttonwillow. Also started the process of rebuilding an SR trans and and just waiting on a machined L series bellhousing right now from Godzilla Raceworks
  10. The driveshaft is from a 72 or later S30 Z (as long as it had a manual trans). The biggest thing is to check the length, which I posted pictures of. I did try flipping the T3 mustache bar, but the drop mounts would not line up. That was before I even got the diff lined up, so it was an immediate problem. The T3 bar is meant to be mounted more towards the gas tank. It's a fairly tight fit with all the T3 stuff. I'm bringing the car to get aligned this week since I just eye balled the toe everywhere. Will have first impressions of the drive after this weekend.
  11. The usual "I got a guy". It still has valid Iowa registration, so not too concerned as I don't drive it daily at all. But I will need to take it in before end of May.
  12. I don't remember them being much different, but I did just use a large adjustable wrench to get them off. It s possible they weren't factory, but they did have 2 opposite threads, which leads me to believe they were certainly older.
  13. So in the pic I posted I had already put on the new inner and outer tie rods. I rounded the lock nut off the passenger side, and then the ball from the inner tie rod ball came out. So I just got new inners and outers. The inners come off just with a 14" adjustable wrench and the outers come with it.
  14. The car hasn't really done much. I moved back to CA mid sep 2018 and it's just sat. It has a strange misfire type issue at a specific throttle at what i guess is 2500-3000rpm. If I floor it through that range it's fine, but if i'm trying to accelerate like a normal driver it starts to burble till I get out of that range. When it was weighed at Touge Factory (when I picked the car up) it was 2460lbs with 5 gallons in the tank. So it's around there. That's with bumpers and 15" wheels. So it's lighter than most S30's. My S30 weighs 2160lbs, but it's completely gutted. I have been doing more work on my S30, swapping in T3 goodies. The next steps for my ZX are some rota wheels, then dropping it off at a shop to get a whole new set of gauges and a retune on it. I've been mixing 100oct with 91oct to get 93ish oct.
  15. Doing the fronts now. Small problem I ran into was the T3 front control arm ball joint bolts were longer than factory and therefor I couldn't just bolt the strut back onto the steering knuckle. I had to buy some bump steer spacers/roll center adjusters, which was no biggie since I probably needed them. Also could not get one tie rod off and the new outer tie rods I bought are both right hand threaded. My driver side inner tie rod was left hand threaded and crusty. So I got some new inner and outer tie rods. along with a solid steering rack bushing and poly steering rack mounts (still have to put those in). Also got the later and longer style driveshaft.
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