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280Z with RB25DET build

Discussion in 'Hybrid Z cars' started by Robbie J, Apr 29, 2020.

  1. Robbie J

    Robbie J
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    spring/damper on
     
  2. Robbie J

    Robbie J
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    Steering is nice and flat
     
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  3. Robbie J

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  4. Robbie J

    Robbie J
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    Fronts might be a bit wide
     
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  5. bigh

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  6. Rob Gaskin

    Rob Gaskin Treasurer Staff Member Moderator

    Looks good. Can you turn lock to lock without any clearance issues?
     
  7. hallie

    hallie
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    They are in the car ;)


    No. The rims of these wheels hit the tension arms on the front. I think it needs 8 1/2 or 9 inch wheels on the front
     
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  8. datsfun

    datsfun
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    All about offset. Folk run 9 and 10.5" upfront with no fouling of suspension arms
     
  9. hallie

    hallie
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    Yes I am sure. These wheels are -19 et 9.5 inch wide and the other option would be the -13 et 9 inch wide wheels with a small spacer. The current wheels really want a wider tyre which will overpower the arches in my view
     
  10. peter_s

    peter_s
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    Looking great so far! What a difference removing the vinyl roof made
     
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  11. LiamR

    LiamR
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    Absolutely fit a head drain! Can only be done with the engine out/head off. No brainer dude!
     
  12. Robbie J

    Robbie J
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    reading about crank pressure blowback.... ie that happens more than actual draining.....
     
  13. LiamR

    LiamR
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    Yeah it's more to stabilise pressures than for oil drainage believe it or not. That coupled with a decent catch can setup should be fine. I'm not sure which one I'm going for. I do like the Franklin engineering one and the Ross performance one.
     
  14. Garaculas

    Garaculas
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    Really nice job you’re doing here and the car looks really solid! Interesting that the STI rack is a possibility, will add that to the list of potentials. Is it a similar ratio to the S30 rack?
     
  15. Robbie J

    Robbie J
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    There are different lock to ratios available, I've gone with a JDM only 2.2 lock to lock witch might be too much, these are harder to get. The 2.6 or 2.75 are cheaper and fitted to UK STI's they are close to stock S30. The US cars had a "slower" rack than UK ones

    just think about trying to park an S30...
     
  16. Farmer42

    Farmer42
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    I presume the rack is all coming apart again otherwise you have forgotten to fit the rack bellows and track rod locknuts.

    As has been documented on another thread, I have built a similar p/s setup using a 1999 Subaru Forester rack which I think was a 2.75. The early WRX racks are also compatible with the right adaptations to the track rods.
     
  17. Robbie J

    Robbie J
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    yes, it's all coming apart again :)

    2.75 is close to US standard rack ratio for an 280Z and should be fine. I hope mine is not twitchy on the road but I had to try, I can resell with no issues as the 2.2 are so rare now in the UK
     
  18. Robbie J

    Robbie J
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    signal-2021-01-13-111749.jpeg fitting the grill, splitter and bumper next
     
  19. Robbie J

    Robbie J
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    bumper fitted really tight with the 240 grill
     
  20. Robbie J

    Robbie J
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    Just got to sort out intercooler, oil cooler, rad and aircon rad fit now
     

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