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Re: Rack And Pinion exploration

Posted: 27 Apr 2019 17:41
by eastbaysolo_73
cambo wrote:
27 Apr 2019 17:37
eastbaysolo_73 wrote:
26 Apr 2019 09:42
Hey fellas I forgot to ask. I have 280sx struts. Is there a different set of bump steer spacer we are supposed to run with this set up? I didn't see it listed on the website as a part we need to purchase. I need to get a set if we do.
Did you mean to say 200SX?
No I have 280zx. Typo

Re: Rack And Pinion exploration

Posted: 28 Apr 2019 07:05
by JordanTr
eastbaysolo_73 wrote:
26 Apr 2019 14:46
I have an SR in my car and I don't think I will be going as low as I would like to due to the way the Greddy oil pan sets in there. So im limited on how low I can go. I don't have a set at the moment sold those along time ago when I had switched over to the GTX2 set. Now running the FUTOFAB LCA. Maybe I should get a set just in case.
I think you'll probably end up needing around a 1" roll center adjuster. You'd have to be rocking a real 4x4 stance to not need any RCAs. Nothing special is required in order to fit with the JBC parts since all their dimensions around the RCA are the same as factory parts. I used T3 RCAs and bushed the spigot in my S12 strut down to match the factory 510/ZX size.

HTH

Re: Rack And Pinion exploration

Posted: 04 May 2019 09:23
by zKars
Finally I have some important news to share. The Futofab orange line sway bar for SR/KA swaps does fit with the V3 JBC rack and pinion cross member. I just installed it and have the car on the ground.

There is only one point of interference. My A10 front sump oil pan touches the bar at the back left corner of the sump where the bar bends. A little pan "adjustment" with a #10 BFH will solve that.

With my wheels at full droop (not much of a droop with the coil overs I have), the contact is very firm at that point, but when you put the car down or jack up the wheels the bar rotates up and out of the way, mostly. I have given it one small indent, but it needs another round of reshaping, perhaps a bit more vigorous.

The bar doesn't come close to the cross member itself, there is lots of room in front of it. The oil pan is the culprit here, but again, it can be dealt with.

If we can convince Dave to have these bars made with the center section that goes in a "U" shape to the back, to be slightly offset to the left, the oil pan would clear easily. Even if just the one left side bend could be made 1/2 farther left and leave the other side alone, it would perfect. These leaves even more room in the center for whatever oil pan is there.

Re: Rack And Pinion exploration

Posted: 04 May 2019 09:29
by zKars
Here are pic from yesterday's first fit with a small dent in the oil pan.

I'll post more today after doing addition fitment.
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Re: Rack And Pinion exploration

Posted: 04 May 2019 09:33
by zKars
Reference picture of the bar. It is upside down so that it lays flat on the ground
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Re: Rack And Pinion exploration

Posted: 04 May 2019 14:31
by GreenPinch
Hello all,
I've got a JBC V1 here, on the hunt for sway bar options.
I messaged Left Coast Datsun on FB about this sway bar I found on their Instagram. Got a quote for $450, and $50 extra for powder coating any color.
Not sure if it's for a v1 or v3 or what.

Re: Rack And Pinion exploration

Posted: 04 May 2019 14:38
by eastbaysolo_73
GreenPinch wrote:
04 May 2019 14:31
Hello all,
I've got a JBC V1 here, on the hunt for sway bar options.
I messaged Left Coast Datsun on FB about this sway bar I found on their Instagram. Got a quote for $450, and $50 extra for powder coating any color.
Not sure if it's for a v1 or v3 or what.
Nice to see other options. Is that for KA/SR ? Its a bit pricey in my opinion. Post up photos after the install. Would love to see it mounted. :mrgreen:

Re: Rack And Pinion exploration

Posted: 04 May 2019 15:14
by GreenPinch
Apparently it is the master copy and will be jigged and improved upon in the copies. I am assured this will clear the SR20DET oil pan. Seems pricey but they say it is cheap for what they have to do. I have one getting made right now, should be off to the powder coating in 2 weeks. I will update with pics and my thoughts.

Re: Rack And Pinion exploration

Posted: 14 May 2019 10:00
by eastbaysolo_73
When I got my Saab tie rod ends from moog. The locking nut would not thread on to the tie rod. Here's the thread pitch if you have this same issue. M14X2. Tie rod ends did bolt on with no problem. Locking nut unfortunately was a different thread pitch.

Re: Rack And Pinion exploration

Posted: 14 May 2019 10:04
by JordanTr
If it’s any consolation, my moog tie rod ends didn’t come with jam nuts at all!

Re: Rack And Pinion exploration

Posted: 14 May 2019 10:42
by eastbaysolo_73
JordanTr wrote:
14 May 2019 10:04
If it’s any consolation, my moog tie rod ends didn’t come with jam nuts at all!
Well there you go. Glad I posted the thread pitch up there.