S13 coilovers into S130, 280ZX
Posted 13 October 2011 - 01:49 PM
So have decided to look into doing the S13 coilover transplant.
Clearly after adjustable height and damper.
Anyone know a good place to buy some? Second hand will suffice.
What should I be on the lookout for?
Posted 13 October 2011 - 02:25 PM
Fairly Cheap for the functionality you get.
Posted 13 October 2011 - 02:47 PM
For anyone interested
1 kg/mm = ~56 lb/in
Spring Rate Equivalencies
700 lb/in = 12.5 kg/mm
650 lb/in = 11.6 kg/mm
600 lb/in = 10.7 kg/mm
550 lb/in = 9.8 kg/mm
500 lb/in = 8.9 kg/mm
450 lb/in = 8 kg/mm
400 lb/in = 7.1 kg/mm
350 lb/in = 6.2 kg/mm
300 lb/in = 5.3 kg/mm
250 lb/in = 4.5 kg/mm
Can I get an expert opinion on what spring rates would suit my car for trackwork and spirited driving?
(not full on race, ie bone jarring)
Posted 13 October 2011 - 02:52 PM
Posted 13 October 2011 - 03:09 PM
Posted 13 October 2011 - 04:17 PM
But I think his setup was a rather involved conversion. It certainly gets results though.
Posted 14 October 2011 - 09:32 AM
Just remember that you dont have to get S13, you just need the correct OD on the shock body and a top mount that can be swapped for the zed type.
Check out the thickness of the shafts on these bad boys:
Just gotta scout around, i couldnt buy good nick second hand coilovers in Japan for that much and trust me i looked! I went to Hasegawa in Tokyo and everything for S13 R32 was flogged and shiver or it was brand new and they wanted $1500+
Here is a Hybridz how to on an S130:
Posted 14 October 2011 - 01:03 PM
I picked up a pair of HKS Hypermax performers 7kg & 8kg for a GDB WRX off ebay in mint condition for $450.
Are you doing this conversion to an S130 or S30?
Posted 20 December 2011 - 08:32 PM
I am up to this stage on my Zed and am completely overwhelmed on what to do.
Posted 22 December 2011 - 11:55 AM
Posted 22 December 2011 - 12:45 PM
Posted 22 December 2011 - 03:51 PM
Posted 23 December 2011 - 10:18 AM
I have a set in my car and they are pretty good and at $1300 it's not too expensive either. They have the same abilities to adjust camber, height and damper stiffness without removing them from the car like most conventional coilovers and you get to choose your spring rates. Considering S13 has the same front top hat PCD as R31 and R31s have 3 bolt rear top hats as well it might make for an easy swap if everything lines up (I don't know how similar S130 front suspension is to Z31 but I know that Z31 has the same top hat as R31)
Posted 23 December 2011 - 01:54 PM
Posted 23 December 2011 - 11:05 PM
Edit: Scratch that had another look at the S13 coils. The option I suggested above just has the brackets already removed. If you are going new then I would say it's worth it but otherwise backyarding ftw
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