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280ZX (S130) Lowering/Stance/Slammed?

Old 01-21-2016, 08:54 AM
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Talking 280ZX (S130) Lowering/Stance/Slammed?

Hey guys I have a 1981 280zx 2+0 n/a and I'm looking to lower my car! It is my daily driver but I'm looking to make her handle better, be lower, and look even more amazing! I'm looking basically for an all-around setup... Suspension I can daily drive on and also use for drifting. I'm leaning towards coilovers because of the height adjustability and I've heard no complaints from people who install coilovers on any of their cars.

What brand(s) do you recommend?
Can you properly install S13-240SX coilovers on a 280ZX? I heard the rears directly bolt-on but the fronts require a top hat swap.

I wish they made a full set of coilovers for this car that directly bolts up.


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Old 03-22-2016, 04:37 PM
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I too have been doing some research into this and from what I have found you are correct. I did find some online, don't really know your budget, but they were around 1300 give or take. A bit too rich for me though
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T3 has the only bolt-on fronts, everything else requires cutting and welding: https://technotoytuning.com/nissan/s...nversion-280zx

S13 rears are bolt on, minus the need to drill new mounting holes in the rear strut towers.

I suggest research as coilovers have been discussed to death and back.

Also moved thread from the Classified to 280ZX Section.

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