300zx coilover upgrade!

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  1. manimal

    manimal Lifer

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    Picked up some very lightly used powertrix coilovers from a friend that had it on his garage queen for two seasons. Didnt take too long to install. Kinda sucks loosing the adjustable stock suspension. Winter rims and tires for now. Still a little too stiff. May soften em up all the way till the end of winter.



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    btw the expedition behind is my winter beater. not bad for 250k miles!
     
  2. Throckmorton

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    Aren't those normally just shock mounts? Is the unibody strong enough to support springs in addition?
     
  3. Black2na

    Black2na Senior member

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    approve! and throckmorton most shock mounts are desgned for the impact a shock bottoming out. so if those were shock mounts they are plenty strong
     
  4. nismotigerwvu

    nismotigerwvu Golden Member

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    Very nice! Bummer about losing the stock adjusting though, I've always been amazed at how tangible of a difference that little switch made on such an old car.
     
  5. manimal

    manimal Lifer

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    what black2na said!

    Gonna prolly keep em at this height. No hella flush for my cars!

    I miss the adjustable already. Have them set up right now about what the soft setting was but its still a bunch harsher since rebound is a stiffer. Great kit from powertrix if you ever want one for your Z.




    not really related but I just got a new box!


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    here they look like r2d2 and wall-e
     
  6. Throckmorton

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    But what happens when you have the force of the springs AND the suspension bottoms out? Normally when you bottom out, a large portion of the force is still born by the springs and where they mount to the unibody.
     
  7. FuzzyDunlop

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    anytime i see those cars with the fin like that I think of Orca Whales. Someone needs to paint their car that color.
     
  8. Black2na

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    not a huge fan of the wing but i dont like wings on many cars. and the 350Z wheels need to go back on they look so good on the 90's 300ZX's
     
  9. manimal

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    That would be sweet.

    The stockers are just for winter. In the spring the 350z wheels get new rubber and go on the car. The wing will go when the car gets painted. I cannot wait till its gone. I hate it less than I used to now.


    I wouldnt worry about the unibody throck.
     
  10. Black2na

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    paint you say :D gotta sort that stuff out! and for the missed post that s clean tool box! how much you grab that for? and obviously used. its the best way to buy them! we should do a toolbox thread...though i think we may be cheating
     
  11. nismotigerwvu

    nismotigerwvu Golden Member

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    What's that you say about 350Z wheels on an Z32's?
    http://imgur.com/M0rdGLk
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  12. manimal

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    Close up the wheel gap. You got the coilovers. :thumbsup:
     
  14. Black2na

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    Love those! chrome isnt my cup o tea but the fit and style is awesome! painted ones would be boss