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#41 RedBanner

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  • Location:Vancouver washington
  • Cars:body dropped photina ratrod v8 710 4 door convertable

Posted 13 April 2016 - 04:49 PM

can you share the megan kit your reffering too?  i have not seen the double adjustable ones. except there McKinney ones.

the ones on ebay claim to have adjustable ride height, but in the fine print they say that it is single adjustable, the spring perch moves and thats what they call adjustable ride height. wich is misleading i think.

as for the tube diameter, maybe mikes right, but i havnt had any luck using 2 inch stuff on 240z struts, or 260z struts, wich appeared to be 2.25 diameter.


I LIKE THE OLD CLASSIFIEDS BETTER........​

#42 Trashy

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  • Location:Hudson Florida
  • Cars:74 B210, 70 521, 93 RX7, 90 R32

Posted 13 April 2016 - 04:57 PM

They actually just came out a few months ago so there isnt alot of good information on the internet on them, I called and talked to megan and made sure I got all the info I needed, Im not sure if you have ever messed with s13 megan coilovers but these use the same strut cartridge just revalved, basically if you have seen the mckinny kit its the same thing just sold that way by megan with the propper top hats, its the same as these, but rears are direct bolt on

http://community.rat...n-coilover-kit/

#43 RedBanner

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  • Location:Vancouver washington
  • Cars:body dropped photina ratrod v8 710 4 door convertable

Posted 13 April 2016 - 05:03 PM

those are for sure double adjustable. and not the "weld on adjusable" most uf us run.


I LIKE THE OLD CLASSIFIEDS BETTER........​

#44 Trashy

Trashy
  • Location:Hudson Florida
  • Cars:74 B210, 70 521, 93 RX7, 90 R32

Posted 13 April 2016 - 05:09 PM

Yes sir, it's weld on but also double adjustable, car should still ride decent dropped as low as I want to go

#45 datzenmike

datzenmike
  • Location:Vancouver Island
  • Cars:'74 710 sedan, '76 710. prevoius... '78 620, '71 521, '68 510 new '76 B-210

Posted 13 April 2016 - 05:33 PM

With these coilovers the strut threads down into the tube which will be welded to the knuckle allowing you to lower it without loosing any strut travel

 

So the stock strut tube goes away then?


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#46 Trashy

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  • Location:Hudson Florida
  • Cars:74 B210, 70 521, 93 RX7, 90 R32

Posted 13 April 2016 - 05:44 PM

Exactly

#47 Trashy

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  • Location:Hudson Florida
  • Cars:74 B210, 70 521, 93 RX7, 90 R32

Posted 13 April 2016 - 05:48 PM

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#48 ArchetypeDatsun

ArchetypeDatsun
  • Location:Medford, Oregon
  • Cars:71 521, 72 521, 77 200sx, 79 810, 84 Maxima

Posted 13 April 2016 - 08:40 PM

Your doing it right putting the S13 coilovers on as I know for sure they fit. For mine I haven't pulled the trigger to buy the front pair as I have a 810 wagon but I will. You said on your earlier post your dropping a RB25 in your 810 that's awesome you'll be the second one to do it as one guy in Texas is in the works to finish his. Funny enough no ones has done swaps on these not many of use 810 owners out there.
Do it in a Datsun

#49 Trashy

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  • Location:Hudson Florida
  • Cars:74 B210, 70 521, 93 RX7, 90 R32

Posted 14 April 2016 - 04:21 AM

Actually Im doing the 280z coils not the s13, theyre the same thing pretty much just dont have to cut all the brackets off and they have the right rear tophats already

#50 Trashy

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  • Location:Hudson Florida
  • Cars:74 B210, 70 521, 93 RX7, 90 R32

Posted 14 April 2016 - 12:34 PM

Well company I ordered from got back to me today and said they have to be custom ordered and will take 3 months, so I requested a refund and I guess I will be modding s13 coils instead

#51 Trashy

Trashy
  • Location:Hudson Florida
  • Cars:74 B210, 70 521, 93 RX7, 90 R32

Posted 20 April 2016 - 06:45 PM

Alright so ended up getting some S13 Megan tracks that had barely any miles from a friend for hardly anything so cut all the tabs off the base, put the base on the lathe and turned the inside down from 49mm to 51mm, then disassembled the factory spindles, cut the shock tube down to about an inch, slid the coilover bottoms over it and welded, then bolt up, obviously was a little more time consuming than it sounded, in the picture I could probably go about 3" lower without losing preload, probably 5" lower if I didn't care about preload (which I do), and I can raise it probably 4" higher.  I'll snag some more pictures later of the whole spindle together with the coilover, that was the only thing I forgot to take a picture of.  Car is going to go a little lower probably.

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and here is the amount of suspension droop with the car jacked up (that's lifted from the middle of the front subframe, not the control arm ;)
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Still have to do the rears but that should just be a bolt on thing
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#52 ArchetypeDatsun

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  • Location:Medford, Oregon
  • Cars:71 521, 72 521, 77 200sx, 79 810, 84 Maxima

Posted 20 April 2016 - 07:47 PM

Awesome that's what I need to do for thr front of mine, noticed we have the same tires lol.
Do it in a Datsun

#53 Trashy

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  • Location:Hudson Florida
  • Cars:74 B210, 70 521, 93 RX7, 90 R32

Posted 20 April 2016 - 08:50 PM

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I think its gonna drive and handle awesome

#54 Trashy

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  • Location:Hudson Florida
  • Cars:74 B210, 70 521, 93 RX7, 90 R32

Posted 20 April 2016 - 08:51 PM

And cant go wrong with Falkens!

#55 Boundish

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  • Location:Norway
  • Cars:79 datsun 810 wagon 4sp , 85 peugeot 505 turbo 5sp

Posted 21 April 2016 - 09:02 AM

Loving this, keep it up ! :-)

what size are the tires? 205/45/15 or something?

Btw sorry for asking so much about the wheels, just trying to picture how 16x7 +4 will look on my wagon.

#56 Trashy

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  • Location:Hudson Florida
  • Cars:74 B210, 70 521, 93 RX7, 90 R32

Posted 21 April 2016 - 01:09 PM

15x7 +0 195/50/15

#57 DAT510

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  • Location:Oakley, California
  • Cars:No I like horses

Posted 21 April 2016 - 01:27 PM

Kinda thought ratsun would be the last place to judge everyone's shit, is he sure he isnt stuck in 2005 and thinking this is zilvia?


Lol Zilvia... Good days.
Check my thread, i have some info on coilovers for the rear of my 510. Maybe youll get an idea. S13 coils fit pretty easily with some lathework.


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#58 Trashy

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  • Location:Hudson Florida
  • Cars:74 B210, 70 521, 93 RX7, 90 R32

Posted 21 April 2016 - 02:22 PM

Dat510, way ahead of you lol