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

 

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

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the sr20 is whats available to me. Not many rb20s locally yet alone for cheap. but I'm very undeceive because the maxima has 83k miles right now. 

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sr20det is what's available to me plus I'm not much of an rb20 fan. rb25 yea but not rb20

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hydro dipped my valve cover and changed alternator. need a new motor for my passenger side back door, already changed the mechanism with the faulty child lock on it. 

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also have a center console again thanks to my friend down in orange county!  :angel: color is slightly off but I'm very satisfied that i have one again lol

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You need pics of your valve cover on here, that shit looks crazy.

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You need pics of your valve cover on here, that shit looks crazy.

sorry i moved the photo into an album and the image code changed haha. uploaded another one for everyone to see above.

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I think you can still get them from online, try rock auto. or ebay.

 

Dont sell your car.

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I think you can still get them from online, try rock auto. or ebay.

 

Dont sell your car.

I've decided to keep it. I'm too attached to it and would really regret selling it. it serves a great purpose as my daily and the technology it has is very advance for the generation its from. I'm trying to get ahold of that s10 silvia though, trying to sell my s12, then ill be done collecting cars for a while. I really hope i can get that s10, it would be a great accomplishment for me because i thought i would never find one yet alone have a chance to buy it. hoping everything goes well because its already a b**** trying to get it. 

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got a new temp. sensor finally! now i need an oil sensor because its starting to go out. 

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Some OEM candy. original datsun maxima floor mats( missing driver)

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Your Maxima had that old sender? I thought they all used the spade connector.

 

The readings are different.

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Your Maxima had that old sender? I thought they all used the spade connector.

 

The readings are different.

this is actually the first one I've ever replaced so not sure what the difference is. it has 2 wires, which was surprising, so i didn't have to do any splicing.

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found my old maxima at pick and pull :/ got the blower resistor coil from it though so my a/c works again 1,2,3,4.

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old coil

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my a/c is causing all of the lights on my cluster to go on when its on, any thoughts?

also bitching betty keeps bitching every time i brake to make a stop, its constant bitching now, before she would do it here and there. Always says left door is open, and its my driver door causing it. I've tightened the bolts but didn't help, any input?

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