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  1. User NameDC871F
    12-11-2017 05:13 PM - permalink
    User NameDC871F
    Saw a post about KYB struts. You said that 82NA struts will not work, and to use 79-81 part. Were you able to confirm this?

    I put struts on my 82, and the rears are 2 inches higher, and the ride is horrible.

  2. Maxdtran
    11-03-2015 05:54 PM - permalink
    Dear WI280ZX,

    Beautiful car! I'm restoring an 82 turbo and was wondering what tire and sizes are you using. And how do you like them?

    Any info would be appreciated.
  3. WI280ZX
    12-09-2013 06:07 PM - permalink
    Sorry, just saw you message. All I know is that some non'turbo 82's have the old control arm set up. All 82-83 turbo's has the "relocated control arm" set up. I have not lowered my 83 turbo. But I did lower my 79 with MSA lowered springs and they have been great. I tried to put KYB shocks in my 82 NA and it was jacked up way to high. KYB sent me a engineering report about the differences, but that was many hard drive crashes ago. Wish I had more for you.
  4. zcarman
    11-25-2013 12:52 PM - permalink
    I came across your posts about the differences between the early and later 280zx rear suspension. I'm a bit confused about what that may be, because I thought the only difference was the height of the spring perch on the shock tube. I thought the 82-83 shocks had the higher perch which translated to a lifted rear end. Any info you have would be appreciated.
    Have you ever heard of or seen a 280zx with a weird rear-end drifting/oversteer problem, not just under pedal lifting? My 83 turbo has a strange issue at speed, where if you turn any more than than gently, the rear end rolls out. It feels like the rear tires are big donut spares and the sidewalls are rolling big time. It's not the tires because it's does the same thing with different well inflated 60 series tires.

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    Madison Wi
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    79ZX streetable autocross car, since 83. 83 turbo now not stock, JWT control unit. 2.5" ANSA exhaust system. Boost controller in @10.5. (Always)Next year intercooler and 14psi. just plain nice.


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    1979 Datsun 280ZX
    79 280ZX
    1983 Datsun Turbo
    83 Turbo
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