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  • Steering and suspension mods

    Ok, rather than trying to butcher up Declan's threads about his car, I've decided to make this one "How-to" thread for all steering and suspension mods for our cars.

    Most of these mods are probably aimed at drift modification, however most drift mods are equally useful as grip racing modifications also.

    So...
    Moo

  • #2
    good call
    if anyone has done any chassis mods, ie. rail reinforcement, please mention it too....

    1. coilovers- if you dont have them, then dont bother....
    Originally posted by coFF33
    Its very easy if your not retarded. If you are retarded and dont like to get dirty and try hard, then forget about it
    Originally posted by GEEZ20
    quicker than a super car??? what engine are u packing?

    Originally posted by Sports sedan
    7m

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    • #3
      Easy steps to more steering lock = remove lock stopper bolts and add steering lock spacers.

      Lock stopper bolts:

      Removing steering lock stoppers

      If you look here (left hand front hub from back of car with steering wheel right hand hard down) you can see on the left in the red circle the steering lock stopper bolt, and on the right in the red circle the plate that it rubs against...

      Remove the bolt...


      And you'll have one of these sitting on the ground


      And a little bit more steering lock.


      Steering lock spacers:



      Remove steering rack from car.

      Slip off rubber boots at rack end.

      Rotate rack input to expose one rack end.


      Flatten back locking tabs for rack end.

      Using SST (or suitable butcherised device) unscrew rack end from rack.


      Slip juicy steering lock spacer sexiness over threaded rack end.

      Coat rack end with beautiful locktite.

      Screw rack end back into steering rack nice and tight.


      Fold over locking tabs once again.

      Slip rack end boot back over and secure.

      Wash, rinse, repeat with other side.

      Reinstall rack in car.

      Optional extras at same time:

      Installing brand new Toyota genuine rack ends.
      Installing brand new Toyota genuine tie rod ends.
      Having steering rack overhauled with new seals etc (highly recommend purchasing JZA70 Type R rack if you are going to undertake all of these measures as they are a quick rack setup and well worth spending the money once on the right item).

      Go enjoy Nissan factory type steering lock but only in a much sexier, more powerful, comfortable car.
      Moo

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      • #4
        Original post from Declan (cptsideways):

        Yeah mega front lock mods

        Z30 bottom arms, tierods & hubs, hubs have shortened arms for more lock/faster throw & the upper part of the hub has been modified/moved for more castor/camber & KPI. 25mm spacers too. Removal of the front anti roll bar also gives another 5deg or so.

        Front subframe is cut away & shut flush with the inner guard, you only need do this once you have Z30 arms though as they have much greater clearance.

        Z30 v Z20/A70 arms


        I've about this much lock, you can see where the subframe is in the way now


        = whip them S-Bodies
        Moo

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        • #5
          aftermarket inner tie rod ends/rack ends (not china ones)....
          available or not (ive seen alot for other cars)?
          worth upgrading?
          Originally posted by coFF33
          Its very easy if your not retarded. If you are retarded and dont like to get dirty and try hard, then forget about it
          Originally posted by GEEZ20
          quicker than a super car??? what engine are u packing?

          Originally posted by Sports sedan
          7m

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Looonie View Post
            (highly recommend purchasing JZA70 Type R rack if you are going to undertake all of these measures as they are a quick rack setup and well worth spending the money once on the right item).
            I know Im bringing this thread back from the dead... but with the above option, is it specifically the type r rack? Or a normal JZA70 P/S Rack?

            As Ive found a JZA70 rack for a minute amount of money and Ill grab it and throw it in when Ive got the front end of the car apart if this is the case.
            Today's empires are tomorrow's ashes.

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            • #7
              Do the JZA70 or JZA70 R racks have different gearing compared to GA70/MA70/z20 ?
              .
              - Complete English z20 Wiring Diagrams
              - All Circuits
              - Every Connector
              - Completely in English.

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              • #8
                Hi mate , are those spacer same as S13 silvia ?

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