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  1. Hi, I'm looking for a set of springs for my 1981 280zx Turbo. I would really prefer Tokico but would consider other brands. PM or email guku416 at yahoo. Thanks
  2. Like many people with the tokico lowering springs have the issue of the front binding. The first photo is the red tokico 5020F that has less than one inch of bump travel. It rode worse than solid Pogo stick. So I looked far and wide for a fix. The rear end of the car is fine, tons of travel. I got the dimensions and the tokico springs and the spring rates. I found out a few springs that fit and found that MOOG 80099 fit. But they need to be cut to match the 140lbs/in rate of the tokicos. I cut the first dead coil and 2 active coils. And if my math is right the rate is close. I will update it when it settles after a nice long drive. (11,250,000*Wire diameter^4)/(8*numberofcoils*meancoildiameter^3)=spring rate first photo: old wornout tokico 5020F second photo: side by side moog spring and tockico third photo: cut moog spring fourth photo: on the car
  3. Dutchiez

    datsun 280z

    From the album: My 280z

    My 280z
  4. hey guys i'v been looking on line for answers to solve my sloppy rear suspension, i have the tokico lowering kit 'springs and blue shocks.' i have a 5.3 lm7 with a saginaw 4 speed trans. stripped interior ' no dash' and new 195/70r14 tires, and new poly bushings all around. the set up feels alright when im cruising around and in straight lines but when i start going 65ish mph through a long fast turn i feel the rear wanting to spin. 1) I wonder if my car is unbalanced since i have the v8 up front and only the fuel tank in the back?i did position the engine as close to the fire wall as possible when i made my motor mounts. 2) And if its not because of weight distribution is it because i dont have the correct spring rates for my set up? what would you recommend on the springs F and R ?
  5. EastTnZ

    Z after V8 B4 fire Up

    From the album: 280z After 5.3 TR6060 Install

    This is around the final ride height with 1" tokico lowering springs/struts installed with 225/50/16 on 16x8 XXR 531's. TR6060 from '11 Camaro SS 2k Miles 5.3 from '02 Avalanche 80k Miles
  6. Hi there, I am looking for a set of lowering springs for a 76 datsun 280z. Something that gives me a 1-1.5" drop. Eibach, Tokico etc. If anyone has some for sale or knows of where I can purchase (in stock)...please let me know. Thanks! Rich
  7. Hello I have a 240z with tokico illumina HP springs. This setup has variable rate front springs with single rate rear springs. I have read many threads which state I should purchase 280z single spring constant springs for the front suspension. What do we know: We know the front springs are progressive springs. This means that the top of the springs compress at a lesser constant than the bottom of the springs. The rear springs are linear. We also know that the front springs (9 turns) the first two turns touch under the weight of the stock 240z, and the remainder 7 turns have approximately 0.5" gap between the individual coils. The ride height of my car needs to be reduced by 1 inch (see pic) As I currently own these springs, I wanted to try to cut them to drop the ride height 1" and try them before we discard them and purchase 280z springs Since the rear springs are linear, I can easily determine how much to cut off to reduce the ride height another inch. My question. In order to reduce the height of the front of the car, Should I cut the top of the front spring or the bottom of the front spring? I will tell you why I ask. If I cut the bottom of the spring - plus... then the spring constant is linear at the bottom and it is easy to determine how much to cut off. - Minus... the non linear spring rate is maintained. If i cut the top of the spring - Plus... The spring rate becomes more constant (because I am cutting off the portion of the spring that has a lower spring constant - Minus... It seems to me that the uncompressed spring should be taller than the shock when the shock is completely decompressed. I could probably could cut off 2 turns on the top to achieve 1 inch reduced height, However I would have to reduce the travel of the shock because the spring uncompressed will probably be shorter than the shock uncompressed What do you think? Thanks Jim
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