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Re: Slammed x7 wagon

Post by MR2_FTW on Mon Jul 08, 2013 7:26 pm

Those coilovers are a bad idea all around. The little stub on the axle where the shock connects is not designed to take the weight of the car like the spring perch is. Ditto for the shock mount in the chassis. You'll break something real quick I'll wager. What you want is an adjustable spring perch in the stock location with a good quality shorter shock absorber.
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Re: Slammed x7 wagon

Post by Mr Shakotan on Tue Jul 09, 2013 8:20 am

MR2_FTW wrote:Those coilovers are a bad idea all around. The little stub on the axle where the shock connects is not designed to take the weight of the car like the spring perch is. Ditto for the shock mount in the chassis. You'll break something real quick I'll wager. What you want is an adjustable spring perch in the stock location with a good quality shorter shock absorber.

He hit the nail on the head if you have a solid axel i wouldnt suggest usuing a IRS coilover on a solid rear for just like he said and the fact a solid rear axels does have some left and right movement play so combine that + with the extra wieght difference + Improper mounting points = something bad waiting to happen

And juSTZY if you have IRS be happy they actually make coilovers for your car and bite that expensive bullet and buy coilovers.  I guess you could run cut springs but let me tell you I only cut one coil from the bottom of the 350z springs and i have shorter shocks from a heavyer car and its still bouncy, completley cut springs are going to ride worse than my car.  Anything worse than my setup wont be ideal for anybody who has to travel down any road that are not perfect.  If you live somewhere where roads are shitty like i do you will never be able to drive any higher than 40 and you will have to avoid every imperfection in the road. I dont mind a boucy ride and avoiding every little dip but im in my 30's and its starting to get annoying to have to do that all the time.  Just spend the money and do it right


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Re: Slammed x7 wagon

Post by Mr Shakotan on Tue Jul 09, 2013 8:44 am

After calculating wheel and tire over all sizes there is no way i can run a 15" wheel like i want to on a low profile 195/45/15 tire like i plan to or my oilpan will be riding on the ground and my frame rails will be gone in a matter of days. In order to keep my ride height where it is now and not go any lower i will have to run 17" wheels which i dont want to do because i wanted period correct vintage jdm wheels. Now i can run 15's with thicker tires but tires any taller than what i have will rub like crazy. That itself isnt a big deal because i could roll my fenders. But my original plan was to not have modified arches and other than the low ride height be a completly stock car minus a motor swap. Usually i buy wheels and tires first before i lower may cars so i know how far to go down. But because this car doesnt have coilovers for it out and i had to build my own susp i couldnt go that route this time. So im debating on selling this car. Plus i miss a manual transmission. So i dont know what to do next? But if anybody wanted to buy this car its for sale for $2500

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Post by juSTZY on Tue Jul 09, 2013 12:03 pm

Thanks for the info. Well I'm running t3 fronts and eibach springs with AGXs rears. I didn't wanna go through the hassle of buying a new set of coilovers, just wanted the rears to be adjustable.

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Post by Mr Shakotan on Wed Jul 10, 2013 9:15 am

I understand I like how low mine is but honestly i dont need to be as low in the rear. Next go round when i redo everything i wont cut the 350z lowering springs and i will search for a shock thats a little taller. I never really intended to be this low I just wanted to just be barely tucking the top of the tire on a 195/50/15. Im happy with what i got now but i definatly know what to do next

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Re: Slammed x7 wagon

Post by mx7deuce on Thu Jul 11, 2013 12:07 am

sigh...when she was running


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Post by Mr Shakotan on Thu Jul 11, 2013 12:51 pm

thats sexy i wish i had wheels like that

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Post by pimpinx7 on Thu Jul 11, 2013 7:44 pm

mx7deuce wrote:sigh...when she was running


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Re: Slammed x7 wagon

Post by Mr Shakotan on Tue Jul 16, 2013 10:16 am

anybody want to buy my car im tired of driving a auto trans $2000

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Re: Slammed x7 wagon

Post by RayRay on Tue Jul 16, 2013 6:30 pm

Do a 5 speed swap?

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Re: Slammed x7 wagon

Post by MR2_FTW on Tue Jul 16, 2013 8:03 pm

I'm in the middle of a manual swap. It's not cheap, I gotta say. It's gonna be sweet when it's done though.
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Re: Slammed x7 wagon

Post by RayRay on Thu Jul 18, 2013 4:44 pm

yeah I know how it is. R154 or W58?

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Re: Slammed x7 wagon

Post by MR2_FTW on Thu Jul 18, 2013 5:43 pm

W58 from an 86.5 MA70 Supra
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Re: Slammed x7 wagon

Post by RayRay on Fri Jul 19, 2013 1:28 am

Sometimes I wish I went with the W58:/ the R154 is just a pain in the ass.

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Re: Slammed x7 wagon

Post by juSTZY on Fri Jul 19, 2013 3:28 am

Installing the r154 is a pain in the ass. Driving at first is a pain in the ass as well, but well worth it lol

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Re: Slammed x7 wagon

Post by RayRay on Fri Jul 19, 2013 11:39 am

Haha why is driving it at first a pain in the ass?

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Re: Slammed x7 wagon

Post by juSTZY on Fri Jul 19, 2013 1:05 pm

Wasn't used to how it felt. Felt sluggish until i got it down. And I didn't use MT90.

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Re: Slammed x7 wagon

Post by Mr Shakotan on Fri Jul 19, 2013 6:14 pm

r154's have taller gears so it should feel sluggish until the rpm's go up. If i wasnt so poor and had more space to do the swap i would be in better shape. but its not really looking in the cards for me. but as of right this second she still riding low on 4speeds

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Re: Slammed x7 wagon

Post by mx7deuce on Sun Aug 04, 2013 12:26 pm

pimpinx7 wrote:

Were you on tc.net?

Yes I was

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Re: Slammed x7 wagon

Post by MitchBrock on Tue Nov 26, 2013 3:21 pm



well I grounded my drain bolt in half hahah

well right now im on tokico blues with cut stocks and its bouncy as hell


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