Jump to content
Icehouse

Hunting for Coilover top hats that fit the stock upper bearing

Recommended Posts

Working on a buddies 260z.  We are converting to Coilovers but don’t want to change the upper spring perches.  I found these but not sure if they will sell them separately.   I’ve done a bunch of searching.  Seems most people just stack washers.   I’d like to avoid that.  You can see the top hat in the photo is taller so it will reach the stock bearing.SBXOEPI.jpg

Share this post


Link to post

Are you sure that's not just the bottom of the hat anyways?  Either way, friends don't let friends buy from California Datsun.  Don't do it!

Share this post


Link to post

I have a large box of top hats from years of importing shit from Japan.
Tell me what ID springs you have, and what ID hole you want for the shaft to go through, and I will dig through them.

Share this post


Link to post
1 hour ago, thisismatt said:

Are you sure that's not just the bottom of the hat anyways?  Either way, friends don't let friends buy from California Datsun.  Don't do it!

The bearing isn’t flush with the bottom of the top hat so a standard Coilover top won’t work.  

 

California Datsun is that bad??

24 minutes ago, G-Duax said:

I have a large box of top hats from years of importing shit from Japan.
Tell me what ID springs you have, and what ID hole you want for the shaft to go through, and I will dig through them.

It needs the extra boss on the top to fit in the stock bearing. I’ll do some more measuring and let you know.  

Share this post


Link to post

No, I mean the picture you posted...are you sure the "tall" part isn't actually the bottom of the coilover hat

Share this post


Link to post
4 hours ago, thisismatt said:

No, I mean the picture you posted...are you sure the "tall" part isn't actually the bottom of the coilover hat

 

Yeah that’s what I want.  That exact thing.  That’s why I posted a picture.  Figured I would say it wrong.  

Share this post


Link to post

Tall part sticks into the coilover spring...doesn't help you reach the stock perch/bearing...?  Maybe I'm misunderstanding :)

Share this post


Link to post

I'm piecing together some kind of coilover setup for an S30 but I've never actually purchased a full kit. I have very little idea about how to do that top hat aside from what the 280Z comes with from the factory.

Share this post


Link to post

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

×

Important Information

By using this site, you agree to our Terms of Use.