Adjustable camber/castor on the top
Posted 10 May 2005 - 07:20 PM
Have any of you guys had the strut top mounts cut off and custom ones (with some form of adjustment) welded on? I'm contemplating getting Fabraications or trikfab to have a crack at it. Comments?
Posted 10 May 2005 - 08:26 PM
Would be easier than cutting up the strut towers?
Posted 10 May 2005 - 08:46 PM
As Gav says it might be easier.
Posted 10 May 2005 - 09:32 PM
Who makes those bush kits warren? I've seen that noltec do an adjustable one for the rear.. ?
Posted 10 May 2005 - 10:47 PM
You don't need a machine to do a wheel alignment. You just need string :twisted: .
As Costa has shown me you can do a wheel alignment with string however you really need 2 people. He said they used to prepare the Ferrari's that way when he was working for John Bowe :lol: .
Posted 10 May 2005 - 11:04 PM
Posted 11 May 2005 - 06:57 PM
I am currently trying to work out the best way to adapt this for use in this situation - and also maybe for an adjustable rear strut brace, so that I don't have to spend $200 on the whiteline one.
As far as camber goes, I'm thinking about it, but haven't had any revolutions yet.... Unless you could modify the mounting point for the lower control arm, in such a way it can be slid towards or away from the centre of the car.....
Posted 12 May 2005 - 05:56 PM
Posted 13 May 2005 - 01:26 PM
So noone has done this? Or even seen it done?
Posted 15 May 2005 - 03:58 AM
Im looking at converting to full S13/R32 coil over suspension at the front, using some bits and peices, and custom tie rods, but its happening a slow process, as the car will be painted before any of that starts to get custom made etc.. but ive test fitted and it looks like it will work but with custom tie rods, and adjustable tension rods and not sure what control arm just yet, but most likely be from another nissan, or just a adjustable one.
trying to get the proper dimensions for the actaul front subframe of a R32 to see what can fit etc, but most likely will be using stock crossmember, not sure if anyone has looked at using a R32 front end, as they are really cheap these days, also S series or R series rearnends will fit into S30s, will only some custom stuff, not sure if a victorian engineer will pass it, but in queensland they did.
but i have seen struts tops on a 260z that was club reged, im sure you can get strut tops and adapt it to your struts,
if you are on performance forums, (www.performanceforums.com) you can get in contact with user "lambs" im 86% sure his was the car that i saw, down in melbourne, not sure of his complete suspension setup, but it was alot of custom work at home kind of stuff,
Posted 19 May 2005 - 10:43 PM
Regarding adjustable camber via the control arm, Gav's method is by far the smartest way I know. I went the easy option and have the adjustable control arm bush that Warren referred to. It has an Offset 19mm Hole in it which provides the movement.
It makes the ride even stiffer due the fact that it has no rubber in the mount, rather a hard plastic substance, I think it is called Delron?
Posted 15 January 2006 - 11:07 PM
Not cutting things up...
He's also got these http://www.betamotor...40StrutKit.html
Costly maybe he can do discount for a kit and a group buy .
Gavin pokes Sulio in the ribs
probably different struts than the Tokico's to suit a standard 240z though.
Posted 23 January 2006 - 10:36 PM
Posted 25 January 2006 - 04:17 PM
I too would like adj tops but here in Canada, it would not pass inspection, not original equipment. So check this out, looks factory and adjust the same way as racing style ones. Just notch the holes a bit.
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