Suspension Setups

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

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KA24DE powered with S13 5-speed trans.

Use? Street/Very spirited driving
Struts? 280zx
Pound Rate Front? 155 Eibach
Pound Rate Rear? Dodge D50 cut to approximate the same spring rate as front with shims to raise ride height.
Coilovers? Ground Control
Sway bar diameters? F- DGR 1" R- unknown brand 1/2" ??
Camber/Caster Plate? Moog 1970s style
Satisfied with this setup? Yes. ride is very compliant. Full speed on speed bumps!
General Impressions? Handling very neutral, corners relatively flat, grips well.
Approximate change in ride height? Slightly lower than stock maybe 1.5"
Rear Wheel Drive, The way God Intended.
If a car is being pulled from the front, doesn't that mean it's being towed?
Benzo
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Re: Suspension Setups

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Didn't see much on here about the Technotoytuning Wagon leaf spring kit so wanted to share my install and experience with them. They are a good kit. Pretty satisfied with them. Noticeably stiffer than stock. I am using the additional 1" lowering blocks and it has the back sitting at the same height as stock springs using 2" blocks. So far seems no more axle wrapping or not as much and cornering is better. It is stable at high speeds or freeway driving. Cruising is very smooth. Have hit some hard bumps and hasn't hit the differential housing on the tunnel. Going to log more miles but so far so good!
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Byron510
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Re: Suspension Setups

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Benzo. Thank you for moving this review to this post.
Nice looking car, and glad you found an improvement. I recall my lowered wagon pounding out the pinion snubber. I went through a few of those snubbers in my time!

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Re: Suspension Setups

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Thanks Byron!
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