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#41 SilviaMaxxed

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Posted 08 November 2013 - 02:31 PM

I am not sure the status of each of your cars. How low are you tryin to go? Tokico illuminas are good shocks.

i want to go about an inch or inch and a half. I was thinking about getting eibach springs for the front and cutting the back springs. But if coil overs are an option and i can find some cheap ones i would go that route.


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Posted 08 November 2013 - 02:44 PM

Well which car's suspension is worst, lol.



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Posted 08 November 2013 - 03:22 PM

Well which car's suspension is worst, lol.

I think ill just cut springs to keep my budget down. The car only has 80xxx miles so it should last for a while unless i slam it to the point where all of the suspension has too much strain on it. Not 100% sure but ill be doing research this weekend. Any suggestions? 

 

BTW my cousin just came to visit from phoenix, az haha small world :w00t:


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Posted 11 November 2013 - 03:54 PM

UPDATE: Got some new wheels! the tires in the back rub way too much. I'm looking for some shocks and might as well get coils too.Pretty sure i will have to roll my fenders too.

 

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Posted 15 November 2013 - 01:33 PM

Got a couple of things done this week. Got part of my roof rack done and had my fenders rolled. Next is coil overs, hopefully!

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Posted 16 January 2014 - 05:33 PM

anyone know where i can find some 1st gen.  maxima mud flaps?


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Posted 16 January 2014 - 07:48 PM

Hens teeth, scour ebay, craigslist, and european sites

 

Maybe make your own?



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Posted 16 January 2014 - 09:02 PM

Hens teeth, scour ebay, craigslist, and european sites

 

Maybe make your own?

i tried craigslist throughout CA, no luck. i found an 84 maxima about 30min from me at a pick n pull I'm praying that its the same color as mine so i can get the center console and maybe rear passenger side door since mine recently won't open. it would be epic if it had mud flaps. a friend told me he found is maxima mud flaps at pick n pull in the trunk brand new lol. Maybe i have too much hope for this but ill find out tomorrow.


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Posted 17 January 2014 - 07:24 AM

Eagle Adam is supposed to be getting me one, but I havent heard back from him in a few days...

 

They made over 200,000 of these things, so the parts should be out there, lol.



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Posted 21 January 2014 - 05:37 PM

Eagle Adam is supposed to be getting me one, but I havent heard back from him in a few days...

 

They made over 200,000 of these things, so the parts should be out there, lol.

i checked the one at PNP and the parts i needed were crap. Someone beat me to the corner light, bumper was damaged, car was blue so couldn't swap back doors, and i broke the center console trying to take it out lol. I'm on the hunt still!

 

Good news is i have a budget for coilovers but not sure what type or brand to get. 


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Posted 21 January 2014 - 06:16 PM

all i need to use the 240sx coilovers are the coilovers and front lower control arms then it should bolt right up?


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Posted 21 January 2014 - 09:47 PM

Not exactly, you are gonna have to figure out the tension rod, but that is the only issue that me and MR. Freezy have found so far. I have thought of a few ways to adapt the assemblies to eachother.



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Posted 23 January 2014 - 09:12 PM

Not exactly, you are gonna have to figure out the tension rod, but that is the only issue that me and MR. Freezy have found so far. I have thought of a few ways to adapt the assemblies to eachother.

so just to clarify because another maxima owner is adding parts that are needed, the s13 coil overs and lower control arms are all thats needed but there is a slight issue with the tension rods? what is  the problem with the tension rods?


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Posted 24 January 2014 - 06:04 AM

You need the Knuckle assembly too, brakes, rotors, ect. Yes theresis a problem with adapting the tension rods. The Maxima has the old bolt through rod like Zs have, and the bolt holes on the LCA are perpendicular with the front/rear of the vehicle. The 240sx has a tension rod that bolts to the front tension rod bucket frame, then the bolts on the control arm are diagonal to the car, not perpendicular.

 

One solution is basically to take both tension rods for both vehicles and adapt them to work together. Or make a small bracket that bolts to the maximas tension rod mount point and allows you to bolt through a slightly shortened  240sx tension rod.

The other option is that you convert the tension rod frame to bucket style like the 240sx, this is expensive but gives you the mount in solution of using JUST the 240sx tension rods with no modification to the rod.

 

The other option is to buy some 280zx Techno Toy tension rods and take it apart and combine it with a 240sx adjustable tension rod, and make one part out of two.

 

Theres some options I have brainstormed over the last year of owning this car.



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Posted 20 March 2014 - 01:31 PM

picked up a mint center console and painted it. car is complete now! also fixed my back door. :thumbup:

 

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Posted 20 March 2014 - 05:40 PM

Verry nice, I like!.

 

Looks like mine, except brown, lol.



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Posted 21 March 2014 - 08:49 PM

Verry nice, I like!.

 

Looks like mine, except brown, lol.

 thanks! the paint is slightly darker than original but I'm happy with it. i was thinking of getting wider wheels and fender flares, keep stock height since its low already, and hopefully eliminate wheel gap like that with good tires


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Posted 24 March 2014 - 10:48 PM

Take that back^^^ I just want a sort of vip look. Might throw old wheels back on depending on what I do with the s12

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Posted 25 March 2014 - 10:20 PM

Okay scratch everything ive ever said on this forum. So here is my plan:
im looking to teade my s14.5 for and s13 with suspension done, hopefully has sr20det. If I get the s13 I will swap the subframe&suspension on to my maxima and plan to swap the engine with an sr20. Ill be keeping my sr20 from s14.5 being that it has a built head and turbo upgrade and sell my s12 for another sr20 because my bottom end is shit due to going about 200mph. If I cant find an s13 before I get the new pink slip for my s12 then ill sell the s12 or trade to get another sr20 and fix my s14.5 instead.

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Posted 26 March 2014 - 08:46 PM

Datsun 910s only came in one country in the entire world with an Inline 6 engine. Why go smaller?