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Posted 26 November 2013 - 09:01 AM

I am officially checkout out of this thread. 


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Posted 26 November 2013 - 11:40 AM

nothing irritates me more then ill placed jack stands... always always always they go under the rails under the car .... I know unibody, but they still have a section where it looks like a frame railish thing... use those ....never that stupid point on the rocker.....your just lowerting the value of your car with unnecessary damage.... and it shows your not a car guy ...just sayin......I like motor but not for Datsun ... but curious


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Posted 27 November 2013 - 08:34 AM

i think he might have found another project.

No updates.


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Posted 04 December 2013 - 12:37 AM

Sorry guys been waiting on some coilovers and custom brake caliper brackets. In process of making a coilover kit for the 510 that will allow me to use stock front hubs and not switching over to the 280z suspension while also using a 11in rotor with wilwood calipers all with the stock 510 hubs. Doing suspension and brakes first, engine will be next sometime beginning of next year or so

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Posted 04 December 2013 - 12:40 AM

Also if everything works out as planned, if anyone is interested I will be making extra sets. Didn't really introduce myself but we are a BMW shop that restores BMW e30's/2002 and do a lot of custom fabricating so I'll keep yah posted on what I figure with the Datsun.

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Posted 04 December 2013 - 01:07 AM

Whats your reasoning for using 510 hubs?


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Posted 04 December 2013 - 08:54 AM

That way I can use same offset wheels all around and don't have to bother looking for 280z front suspension if I want lowering springs or bigger brakes

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Posted 04 December 2013 - 08:55 AM

Also if this coilover kit works out, it wud be a direct bolt in for front and rear.

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Posted 04 December 2013 - 11:44 AM

That way I can use same offset wheels all around and don't have to bother looking for 280z front suspension if I want lowering springs or bigger brakes

 

The 280zx front swap keeps the same offset as the 510 and there are more brake options for the 280zx than the 510. I'm pretty sure the coilovers are the same for the 510 and the 280zx.  That's why everyone uses that swap.  But, if you've got a good swap for the bigger brakes for the stock 510, that sounds great too.  I'd be interested in a rear disc setup that uses the stock 510 parking brake setup... but I doubt that will be possible...


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Posted 04 December 2013 - 12:19 PM

I'd be interested in a rear disc setup that uses the stock 510 parking brake setup... but I doubt that will be possible...

 

Josh K had made a setup a few months ago that allowed you to use your cable parking brake. 


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Posted 04 December 2013 - 12:30 PM

Josh K had made a setup a few months ago that allowed you to use your cable parking brake. 

 

Yeah, I bought his full conversion kit (It's great quality :thumbup:).  I just have to buy the Lokar cables to go with it now. 

 

 

But, if you've got a good swap for the bigger brakes for the stock 510, that sounds great too.  I'd be interested in a rear disc setup that uses the stock 510 parking brake setup... but I doubt that will be possible...

 

That was my way of making a suggestion for the rest of the community; if there was a conversion that used mostly stock parts and a bolt on caliper/rotor, it would probably be a good sell for savag


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Posted 04 December 2013 - 11:00 PM

From what I read, when using the 280z front suspension it adds positive camber? Unless I am wrong, anything is possible. I will look into the rear disk brake upgrade using stock brake cables

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Posted 04 December 2013 - 11:08 PM

From what I read, when using the 280z front suspension it adds positive camber? Unless I am wrong, anything is possible. I will look into the rear disk brake upgrade using stock brake cables

 

Like waaaay too much. Not close to being a good thing. Stick with stock or go 280zx. 


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Posted 04 December 2013 - 11:09 PM

From what I read, when using the 280z front suspension it adds positive camber? Unless I am wrong, anything is possible. I will look into the rear disk brake upgrade using stock brake cables

 

 

Your missing the point.  The 510 uses 1979-1983 280zx.  It bolts right up and there is no camber difference.  It also gives you at least one inch drop (depending on what year 510 you have), without cutting the strut housing.  My ZX housings have another 1.5" cut out of them to fit the KYB AGX 1992 MR2 strut inserts.


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Posted 04 December 2013 - 11:12 PM

Oops, miss post, sorry.


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Posted 04 December 2013 - 11:41 PM

Not camber sorry, but the offset

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Posted 05 December 2013 - 07:19 AM

Your missing the point.  The 510 uses 1979-1983 280zx.  It bolts right up and there is no camber difference.  It also gives you at least one inch drop (depending on what year 510 you have), without cutting the strut housing.  My ZX housings have another 1.5" cut out of them to fit the KYB AGX 1992 MR2 strut inserts.

this is true .. .tired and true and easy to come by and one of the best 510 mods... I too  have the 92 mr struts and heavily shortened zx struts....... z struts are no bueno.....if u do,   run a 7 inch coil its shorter and stays away from the tire better on wheel tire combos that run close ...... no need to reinvent the wheel google has been around for many eons.....lol   oh and move the fucking jackstands...please


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Posted 05 December 2013 - 07:21 AM

I thought u gained offset by zx swap ... but we could just be confusing what we are meaning ... u want more ability to run offset......... then u can poke and stretch with your honduh


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Posted 05 December 2013 - 07:21 AM

fyi theres a Canadian about to swap his ka for this motor on here .. u might follow his thread too ...

 

here it is

 

http://community.rat...2-two-door-510/


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Posted 05 December 2013 - 02:04 PM

Wat I ment to say was using the 280zx spindle brings in ur wheels bout 3/4in inside. The setup I'm trying to make will allow u to use a 11.02in rotor instead of the 9.92in rotor that is used on the 280zx and also will come wit a custom bracket and wilwood caliper and all on the stock 510 hub that will already have the coilover welded up and ready for bolt in to the 510.