Suspension Setups

Suspension, including wheel, tire and brake.
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Re: Suspension Setups

Postby datsun5104dr » 11 Oct 2014 13:48

Looking for some suggestions guys... In the middle of purchasing some Rota RB's for my 4 door. 15x7 +12 offset. I know it's harder to fit them in the back because the 4DR isn't as easy as the coupe. Keep in mind the rear quarters have already been rolled. What do you guys think about the offset? too aggressive? running 280zx struts up front. also have slotted rear x member. Some help would be appreciated.
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Re: Suspension Setups

Postby okayfine » 11 Oct 2014 16:06

Dave Patten sells VTO wheels and he recommends a +18 in 15x7.

viewtopic.php?p=234413#p234413

I ran a 15x6+12 ZXT wheel on my old wagon and everything fit with 195/50s.
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Re: Suspension Setups

Postby datsun5104dr » 11 Oct 2014 17:40

okayfine wrote:Dave Patten sells VTO wheels and he recommends a +18 in 15x7.

viewtopic.php?p=234413#p234413

I ran a 15x6+12 ZXT wheel on my old wagon and everything fit with 195/50s.


Yea there's a lot more space on a coupe. That car Dave was talking about was running stock struts. From what I heard, the zx struts will bring it in 3/4"...
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Re: Suspension Setups

Postby 68 Wagon » 21 Feb 2015 19:20

Thought I'd post what my set up is;

72 4dr. stock interior but with Prelude passengers seat, Procar Scat bucket drivers seat, lap belts
86 300zx VG30e, stock with headers, 2 into 1, glasspack, turbo muffler rear
86 300zx 5 speed
Subie 3.70 lsd converted to 4.44
4 wheel disc brakes; stock 280zx front, maxima calipers rear with 200sx rotors, braided steel brake lines
No rubber anywhere
solid mounted crossmember and mustache bar via DPR aluminum mounts
Byron's adjustable camber/toe plates
18" 600 lb. spring cut in half then shortened to 8" for rear springs in stock location, approx. 300 lb.
300 lb. front Ground Control coilovers
Tokico blue shocks for 300zx in front inside 280zx struts shortened 1 inch via Byron's method
Tokico blue rear shocks for the stock 510
Ermish heim lower control arms
Ermish adjustable heim TC rods pulled as far forward as threads allow for as much caster as possible
DPR offset camber plates
15x6 200sx +35 snowflakes front and rear with 205-50-15 BFG Rivals
DPR steering box brace
DPR idler arm delrin bushings
Futofab 1 1/8" front bar in stock location
Futofab wheel spacers in front so wheels will clear
Futofab 60mm wheel studs
Futofab rear control arm spherical bearings for stock bolt
Rolled fender lips all around
4 1/2" at front crossmember, 5 1/2" at rear diff.
Currently aligned by me at 1/8" toe in front, 1/2" rear toe in rear, 1/2 degree neg. camber front and rear.

Waiting for the autox season to start.
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Re: Suspension Setups

Postby OUTthere » 22 Feb 2015 08:02

68 Wagon - I wish every one would have a list like you just made on the first page of their build threads. The only thing you left out was to ad a picture because I would love to see your cars stance. Thanks again for sharing 68 Wagon!

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Re: Suspension Setups

Postby 68 Wagon » 22 Feb 2015 10:51

Here's a pic of the VG with the Boffenkamp air damb removed. I repainted it but am considering an Orange Line bre style from Futofab so I can run air cooled brakes like Bertvorgon's.
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Re: Suspension Setups

Postby 68 Wagon » 01 Apr 2015 18:03

here is a pic with the Boffenkamp installed....decided that brake ducts like Keith has are not needed as track days here are unavailable.
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Re: Suspension Setups

Postby greenthumb » 01 Apr 2015 23:10

no oic :shock:

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Re: Suspension Setups

Postby 68 Wagon » 05 Apr 2015 07:35

Oops! I'll try again.
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Re: Suspension Setups

Postby Canadian510 » 09 Jun 2015 10:48

1971 2 door
L16 with 280zx 5 speed
stock brakes
Up front - Shortened 510 strut tubes with MR2 inserts, T3 weld on sleeves, 250lbs springs, T3 Camber plates
Out Back - 80s F-Body shocks, D50 springs with 2 coils cut.
Fender lips have been rolled and fenders pulled
13x7 +0 wheels all around
185/70R13 tires

I'll get rocker measurements when i get home from work.

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Re: Suspension Setups

Postby okayfine » 09 Jun 2015 13:19

General suggestion is to start with equal rates front-to-rear and tune from there. You've got way soft rear rate compared to front. 510 ride actually improves when you stiffen the rear, you don't get so much of the pogo action.
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Re: Suspension Setups

Postby KiKiIchiBan » 14 May 2017 08:12

bertvorgon wrote:This is the ducting, cheap to build and EFFECTIVE!


Fancy knocking up another set?
My Bluebird SSS Coupe #25
http://www.the510realm.com/viewtopic.php?t=26929

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Re: Suspension Setups

Postby bertvorgon » 10 Jun 2017 10:41

Just saw this message...sorry but no, actually takes quite a bit of time to build these, and do not have the time now, too many of my own silly projects going on.
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