Author Topic: 280zx Suspension Replacement/Recommendation  (Read 748 times)

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280zx Suspension Replacement/Recommendation
« on: February 09, 2012, 12:16:11 PM »
Hey guys,

I got my 280zx not too long back and she is nowhere near the smoothest of rides and also shakes a bit going over bumps in the road.

I'm looking for some new springs, shocks and anything else recommended to be replaced and was wondering if anyone knew something they would recommend?

I am after a standard height, I don't want to lower it and I'm not after anything pricey, I'd just like a nice smooth ride like my more modern cars.

On a side note, I've done bits and pieces on another car of mine but never with the suspension. Would people recommend giving it a go myself or taking it to a mechanic?

Thanks in advance.
Proud of my 280ZX, despite her rust D:

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Re: 280zx Suspension Replacement/Recommendation
« Reply #1 on: February 09, 2012, 01:32:47 PM »
Change your bushes.
You may need a press to do it though.

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Re: 280zx Suspension Replacement/Recommendation
« Reply #2 on: February 10, 2012, 06:08:22 PM »
take it to somewhere like pedders they can do a full suspension check etc for 20 bucks and then they can replace bushes etc and make reccomendations.
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Re: 280zx Suspension Replacement/Recommendation
« Reply #3 on: February 19, 2012, 11:24:15 AM »
Cheers, I'll take a look at the suspension check, that is surprisingly cheap!
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Re: 280zx Suspension Replacement/Recommendation
« Reply #4 on: February 19, 2012, 03:22:27 PM »
The check is pretty cheap.
Getting them to fix it for you........ Is where they make their money.

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Re: 280zx Suspension Replacement/Recommendation
« Reply #5 on: February 19, 2012, 03:32:28 PM »
I got my 280zx not too long back and she is nowhere near the smoothest of rides and also shakes a bit going over bumps in the road.
I'm looking for some new springs, shocks and anything else recommended to be replaced and was wondering if anyone knew something they would recommend?
On a side note, I've done bits and pieces on another car of mine but never with the suspension. Would people recommend giving it a go myself or taking it to a mechanic?

Try it yourself if you have the space, tools and confidence.  It's not really that hard.  If not, go to Peter Hall at Lobethal. You can find his number in the white pages. 
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Re: 280zx Suspension Replacement/Recommendation
« Reply #5 on: February 19, 2012, 03:32:28 PM »