zerow Posted August 6, 2008 Report Share Posted August 6, 2008 I am in the process of assembling the front struts for my 610 sedan. I have accumulated a bunch of parts over the years, and I don't want to have to go shopping at the JY, unless I absloutely have to. Here is what I've got: 280ZX full front struts with rotors, spindles, calipers. 8 inch coilover springs with aluminum sleeves (250# Spring Rate) Clamp-on style steel rings for holding up the perches (for more adjustment) I will be needing some camber plates, I know that already. I'm planning on some T3s with their top hat and bearing system. (Wait for it....The dumbass question of the night.....): Do I have to cut the strut tubes? Could I just run some insert (stock or shorter) without cutting the strut tubes. Could I stack washers, machine an insert, or something to compensate for the strut insert lengths? I've heard about "stockish" (I assume 280ZX) inserts, MR2 inserts, VW inserts, Koni, Tokico... My head is spinning. I am just a little leery about cutting them (fear of a bad job or breakage are at the top of my concerns) I want to keep this as simple and painless as possible. I know the next questions, what I plan to do with the car, how low, etc, etc. I want to drive the car, not crazy, just cruise. The more than occasional show off, but also want to know that I can take her out for a good stretch of the legs. I DO NOT plan to Autocross her (My back is just not going to go for that). How Low? I want to see the tops of the tires below the fenders, maybe a smidge more or a smidge less, depending on mood or show, the reason I got the coilovers. If I need to get longer springs to accomplish this look, then so be it. If I can run with what I've got, then that helps the pocketbook. Any help, suggestions, (slaps upside the head, if necessary), etc. will be welcome. I just don't want something I'm going to regret. :confused: Quote Link to comment
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