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New owner of a 280z and believe it or not I have questions...

Old 11-14-2011, 11:43 PM
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New owner of a 280z and believe it or not I have questions...

Hi guys,

I just picked up a 76 280z, unexpected purchase but Ive been wanting a Z car for a while and got a hell of deal, so I'm stoked! The car is strait and has very little rust so in the future I may put the time and money into it that it deserves, but as of now its just gonna be a fun little second driver/project.

Well im pretty sure it has the original shocks so as you can imagine it rides more like a boat than a sports car. I am tempted to pick up the tokico hp series and coil spring kits I have seen around (http://www.gripmotorsports.com/pi~pn...mbo-10821.html) but not sure If I really need it as I have no idea what a stock 280z (with fresh shocks) rides like.

I know this kit will be better than stock but are they substantially better than just grabbing some OEM replacement shocks and using the stock springs? (I know they will be a harsher ride but I may autocross it in the future).

Also, it seems to run well but wants to bog for a second in the lower rpms when I get on the gas. I haven't trouble shot too much yet but figured I would ask while I was here in case it was a common/simple problem that others have experienced.

Any info would be appreciated, Thanks!
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Old 12-09-2011, 07:09 AM
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Does yours still have the FI installed? If it's been converted to carbs, the bog is pretty common but can be mostly sorted out with time & patience.

My '78 has the original springs & shocks so I now the ride feeling. I was looking at some Eibach springs and just replacing the shocks/struts with some KYB shocks. A bit cheaper than the Tokico kits, and probably better for a daily driver.

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