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#41 KlassicMotion

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Posted 05 December 2013 - 03:33 PM

Yeah, yeah, my bad.  The ZX spindles do bring the wheels in 3/4".  Sorry, brain fart.  You can use the Z31 four lug hubs to put the offset back to 510 specs, but you will need z31 brake adapters, etc.  Savag, one of the reasons people like the ZX setup is because the 3/4" offset difference.  It allows you to tuck the wheels under the fenders better without flares; and retains the same, or similar offset from front to rear.  The ZX spindle also uses bigger bearings.

 

Basically, the ZX is tried and true and inexpensive, which is the key when dealing with Datsun's.  If you've got another solution, AWESOME, but make sure you consider end cost to the buyer when designing it. 

 

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Posted 05 December 2013 - 09:38 PM

No yeah I agree with you. Kinda new to this Datsun game and was just gonna make something work since not much people offer full coilover sets for the Datsun 510 suspension. Also wouldn't running the lower offset 510 hubs alow you to run a wider wheel since width usually isn't measured in offset goin towards your fender but goin towards the shock?

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Posted 06 December 2013 - 08:46 AM

most people selling coilover "kits" are using the 280zx stut assembly ....u want the 3/4 inch too .... u can run 0's pretty easily....


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Posted 06 December 2013 - 04:05 PM

What's the widest wheel u can run up front with the 280zx strut?

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Posted 06 December 2013 - 09:47 PM

15x8 +0


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Posted 06 December 2013 - 09:52 PM

 

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Posted 06 December 2013 - 09:53 PM

 

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Posted 05 June 2014 - 06:41 PM

Hey guys been MIA for a while busy with the shop life. But i finally got the custom coilover setup and big brake set up on and got the 510 running with the l16 in it. Drove it for a day and noticed the radiator leaking. So i decided to drive it for another day after flushing the radiator and it just went out on me with these hot cali days. Anyone have a stock rad for sale or shud i just go with a aluminum one? Will post pix later



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Posted 08 June 2014 - 07:55 PM

I would upgrade dude, why get another used stock that may not work very long? whatever you do don"t get a champion i've heard nothing but bad reviews on them, im going to upgrade to a koyo.


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Posted 12 June 2014 - 03:24 AM

I haven't had any issues with my Champion. Another guy I know in MA, has the Champion and no issues... I bought a Koyo for the WRX, and it was very nice...FWIW
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Posted 17 June 2014 - 07:48 AM

So i did some research and went with the jetta radiator for now. Fits perfectly and cools great so far. DId full tune up on the engine, ( spark plugs, wires, cap, rotor and fuel filter ) cost me $35!

 

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Posted 20 June 2014 - 09:35 AM

Do you have a pic of the Jetta radiator?


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Posted 22 June 2014 - 07:37 PM



Do you have a pic of the Jetta radiator?

 

Fits perfectly to the top. EVen if using stock shroud and fan.

 

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If you leave the side plastic tabs on it fits really tight from frame rail to frame rail.

 

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Another erason its great is because it has these tabs on both sides that you can put a screw in so i drilled holes behind the grill and put a screw into the tab to hold it

 

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Only thing is you have to instal an inline filler neck because these radiators on the jetta are with an external pressure resevoir.

 

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Posted 22 June 2014 - 07:39 PM

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Posted 23 June 2014 - 04:08 AM

WOoow! That looks astonishing! Congratulations, what a 510!

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Posted 24 June 2014 - 10:55 AM

good to see a jetta radiator fit (what gen?)

 

I'll remember that if my champion goes out. I dunno if it leaves enough space beside it for my intercooler piping though.

 

super clean car. closeup pics of brakes installed on car?



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Posted 24 June 2014 - 11:15 AM

It was out of a 96 jetta 2.0 liter

I'll get pictures of the brakes on the car a little later. BTW I work at a shop and we will be selling this brake kit very soon if anyone is interested

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Posted 22 January 2015 - 10:04 PM

hey guys so decided to go with a different engine swap route and gonna keep the l16 in there for now. I was looking into getting a aftermarket exhaust manifold installed and was kinda looking at it and had a question, does the intake manifold have to come off in order to get the exhaust header out?

 

Also was looking to get a new intake/exhaust gasket and noticed there was some that have oval ports and some round, did the l16 head come with different ports?

 

thanks for ur input in advance



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Posted 22 January 2015 - 10:33 PM

I'd just get the gasket from rockauto. The intake and exhaust share many of the same mounting studs. Just pull them both off and give yourself some room to work.

 

Here is my intake and exhaust ports. Looks like round intake and square exhaust.

 

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Posted 17 August 2015 - 10:50 AM

so I'm looking in purchasing some new wheels for the dime. 15x7 all around for easy fitment. I dont have zx struts up front. My question is, whats a good offset to run on a 15x7 wheel with 205/50/15 tire setup? I was guessing like +20 but want to double check before i purchase anything