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#1 Jwalker590

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Posted 22 April 2015 - 10:36 PM

so im pretty set on doing the conversion... only problem i can see is that the s13 lca is way too short which give the car positive camber even with top hat adjustments set all the way negative. i also read somewhere that adjustable s13 lca's dont extend long enough... apparently needs to be extended 2" to correct camber issues. is extending an lca's safe? I've seen people in the states drilling out the top bolt hole of the coil overs to correct the camber but that to me sounds and looks really dangerous? can you slot a longer rose joint into the adjustable arms? any other way to correct camber besides extended arms? cheers

#2 pauly_adams

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Posted 23 April 2015 - 11:53 PM

I don't mean to sound like an ass but you lost me, what are you trying to do, put coil overs in a 280zx or put s 13 knuckle onto a 280zx ?

#3 Jwalker590

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Posted 24 April 2015 - 09:51 PM

Knuckle. swapping over to s13 knuckle means coil overs just bolt on and brake upgrades are easier

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Posted 28 April 2015 - 02:43 PM

just extend the lca alot of drifters do it . bolt it all up look at how much you need to extend it by and weld away.Posted Image

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Posted 28 April 2015 - 08:27 PM

Pull it apart and measure what you need to do.
My concern is, after working in engineering 20 years and over 30 years working on Z's.
Is that if you are asking these questions, you shouldn't be doing these mods and messing with suspension bits.
Pay or find someone to do it right!
Sorry. Just my 2 cents


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Posted 28 April 2015 - 08:31 PM

haha no worries mate, I'm not extending it myself. was just wondering if anyone had found an off the shelf aftermarket arm that extends long enough. not looking for a diy guide on extending arms haha

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Posted 28 April 2015 - 09:47 PM

Don't think you'll find an off the shelf fix for this.





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