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#41 Mr Ex

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Posted 27 March 2010 - 07:51 AM

zclub.net/forum/hybrid-z-cars/7967-rb-240z-conversion.html

They use  Corsa ones in the UK & if you have time to look through this thread you'll see it fitted.

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Posted 27 March 2010 - 11:47 AM

zclub.net/forum/hybrid-z-cars/7967-rb-240z-conversion.html

They use  Corsa ones in the UK & if you have time to look through this thread you'll see it fitted.

Well having at one time purchased a Corsa unit (sold to a Escort guy in the end) they are much much heavier than the Japanese conversion with the Suzuki Wagon R unit.

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Posted 29 March 2010 - 08:01 AM

Right....

Pretty sure they guy I am going through is being a little liberal with the margin he is adding.

Kit is a TRUE bolt-in kit now.  No mods (or little) required to fit.

Message from supplier as per below:

"Ok... I'm told they are working on a few kits right now. Completion is roughly next month. No they are pretty much completing the shaft system so its more of a "BOLT-IN" app. I have attached photo's of the setup.


If your interested, I can try to get one purchased for you.

Price w/ shipping+insurance: $2300"



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So yeah...dunno about $2300.00.  Price is getting somewhat steeper than I anticipated.
That being said - has to be a way to find out who is building these things.  Does anyone on the forum speak/read the lingo over in Japan?  Would that person be keen on doing some research? 

I am pretty sure that someone will be able to locate the manufacturer - just need to be able to look in more detail than english-web translation will allow.

Anyone??

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#44 RBZ 260

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Posted 29 March 2010 - 11:52 AM

for $2.3k i can have subi rack and all mods plus rb20det to go with it LOL...

subframe mods are almost insignificant and fairly easy.

proven on my Z. had subi rack head rotated 180deg new pipes made two dents made on the subframe for pipe nut to clear (not cuts just dents) and a slot on the right hand engine bracket.  check my build thread.

http://www.viczcar.c...pic,2720.0.html

it felt good still feel the road wasnt too light. mine was from leanoe so it was bit more than 2.7 from lock to lock was like 29. so prob hunt down a rex or liberty one. use non hicas power pump ie RB30ET or any other nissan power steering pump. pressures are same and works a treat.

i know what u mean 68GTCS but thats just Ford same as on my old 77 fairlane i used to have. its crap ( i can say that as i still own one and family is bit Ford freaks)

also proven in frontal accident recently that the frame did not suffer any weakneses nor did the mod to the right engine mounting bracket.

still sits perfect no damage to the subframe or the mounts.




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Posted 29 March 2010 - 11:53 AM

like i said above, get a newer mazda 2, 3 or 6 rack, has the motor mounted to the rack, 3 wires from memory, speed signal, +ve and -ve......
normal steering input shaft, but is rear rack mount, ie have to flip stad cross member around and so something with tc rods (will get in way)

HAS Excellent steering feel as it is manual steer once at speed, only assists in lower speed ranges, still only nearly 2 turns a side to lock.....

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Posted 30 March 2010 - 07:55 AM

I hear what you are saying guys.....appreciate there are other alternatives.

That being said - nothing any of you have mentioned is a "bolt-in".

In regards to "feel" this thing comes with a speed sensor.  Sensor attaches to the transmision (inline w/ the speedo cable ) - its that simple. The only wiring is 12V ON, Ground, Speed sensor, and 12V battery.

That is it.

No mess, no fuss, no denting sub frame, no cutting new brackets, no new pipes, no fluid, no pumps, no welding - NADA.

Am only the only one who sees the simplicity of this as being attractive???  I seem to be on my own a little here. 

Honestly - if I could get this cheap enough - would buy it in a heartbeat.

Look - the Mazda unit also looks the goods, but has anyone actually fitted one???

I am still keen on going down the electric path.  I own a mazda 3 MPS and steering on it is great - no complaints.

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Posted 31 March 2010 - 11:39 AM

sorry only maz 2 gas what im saying, 3 & 6 differ...
nothing is bolt in. simple, just leave it, and go to the gym.....

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Posted 31 March 2010 - 03:51 PM

hey if i sell u my bits it be bolt up too :P

how? well  i allready done all the work just like that electric one that the guy did and wants a small fortune for it.

i sure cant afford it and if i could i rather spend it on other go fast bits, but thats me.

but i may have a closer look into it for the 240z if there is simpler cheaper alternative that i can put together than the subi stuff

till than good luck.

















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