Need help identifying these struts

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Need help identifying these struts

Post by bluesbrother30 » 03 Nov 2017 15:38

Hello group......
I have assembled these struts to go on my vintage 510 race car. Tubes cut down, Koni inserts, adjustable spring perches, new disks. Problem is, I cant remember (old racer guy) exactly which model there were. I know they are 280's but not sure what year and model. Why?? I need to order calipers and need to know what they are to do that......if it helps, the caliper bolt holes are about 3.57 inches, center hole to center hole.
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Re: Need help identifying these struts

Post by datzenmike » 03 Nov 2017 19:29

3.5" is 89mm which is the caliper bolt spacing for two Nissan struts. The '80-'83 S110 200sx and the '79-'83 280zx. The 280z struts were never used and they did not have the vented rotor as in your picture.

All turbo and normally aspirated 280zx years, '79-'83, were the same calipers and rotors.

You could read the part numbers off the sides of the strut tube....
"Nissan 'shit the bed' when they made these, plain and simple." McShagger510 on flattop SUs

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