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  • Coilovers / Suspension Questions and Answers

    The most commonly asked question asked by many new Z20 owners, apart from can a 1JZGTE go in my Z20 ?

    is What suspension fits into my Z20 ?

    The answer is , any suspension will fit if you wanna spend enough money...

    but really , your after any suspension made for a GA70 or MA70 or JZA70 supra.

    The coilovers on offer USUALLY come from these 3 main brands in japan:

    CUSCO
    TEIN

    JIC

    There are other brands available that range in adjustablity as well.

    For example HSD which is here in Australia. Largely thanks to OTOMOTO : http://www.otomoto.com.au/HDSystems/

    The Suspension removal and install is a VERY basic procedure, that you can do yourself if you have the right tools in around an hour or 2.

    More on that later...

    For now a picture of some TEIN JZA70 coilovers that will work in your Z20:







    coFF33.wordpress.com

  • #2
    id just like to add to this...

    cusco gear is the shit :P

    also HSD is pretty damn good too if you cant afford $2500 for brand new top of the line cuscos

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    • #3
      Originally posted by MR 1JZ View Post
      id just like to add to this...

      cusco gear is the shit :P

      also HSD is pretty damn good too if you cant afford $2500 for brand new top of the line cuscos
      I have to agree. Im sporting zero 2's and lovin every minute of it!

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      • #4
        I'm running GAZ units, custome made for my car but they'll happily make some more

        For info I run for drifting 600lb springs on the rear & 900Lb on the front.
        Though my car is light - like very light for a Z20 at 1210kg 510kg rear & 700kg up front.
        EDC/D1 Spec Drift Z20 Soarer, 1JZ'd GT3076r Competing all over Europe

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        • #5
          have u found any alloy body coilovers yet cpt?

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          • #6
            May want to add the factory JZA70R Bilsteins to the list for those after a budget upgrade or just a replacement for leaking air bags.
            2JZ R154 MZ21

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            • #7
              +1 for Cusco's. I am running Comp-S's in mine for daily driving and they're the shiizzle.

              that said, i do highly recommend the HSD product as well. I'm running brand new HSD's in my JZX90 and they're very smooth and handle extremely well.. (well far better than the dodgy chopped springs i had in there when i bought it anyway!)

              JZZ20 1988 Soarer GT Twin Turbo
              1JZ-GTE + R154 + Garrett T04S/External Gate + 550cc + Bosch 040 + KoyoRad + Custom Plenum + 90mm TB + Kaaz 1.5Way + Cusco Comp-S + Cusco Strut Brace + Nightpager 4 Pot Conversion + HID's [GZ 20 WA]
              | Black Knight
              JZX90 1993 Mark II Tourer V Sugoi Ne~! | 270rwhp of Green Apple Splatters!
              GDB 2003 Subaru Impreza WRX Stock and in MINT Unmolested Condition.
              B7 2005 Audi A4 TFSI Quattro Turbo Keepin My Pimp Hand Strong.

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              • #8
                probably worth mentioning that the Z20s have the same design of coilover
                front and back, so, you could use 4x rear coilovers off another car,
                provided that you swap the tops, or redrill your strut towers,
                and they adjust to around the same lowered height as the A70 coilovers.

                For instance, the JZX81 coilovers that I have, and my mates S13 coilovers
                all have the same rear coilover design as all 4 on the soarer.
                So for arguments sake, I could use the rear coilovers from the JZX81 in the
                front (slightly larger and longer) and the S13 coilovers in the rear (shorter)
                I would need to redrill my rear struts though, as nissans only have 2 bolts.

                Cheers,
                Bart
                rears for the S13

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                • #9
                  Also like to add:
                  JustJap do sets MA70 'D2 Coilovers' for $1199
                  and the Otomoto HSD ones start from $1345
                  Pulled apart and gone: 400rwhp JZZ20
                  Member Thread: http://www.z20soarer.org/forums/showthread.php?t=162

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                  • #10
                    Question.

                    Which Coilovers offer good comfort, as my Z20 is my Daily, still would like to ride lowered a bit but dont want it to be too bumpy, so i'm not after anything hardcore.
                    .
                    - Complete English z20 Wiring Diagrams
                    - All Circuits
                    - Every Connector
                    - Completely in English.

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                    • #11
                      Have a look at the D2 Coilovers on JustJap website. They come with pretty soft springs. Im contemplating them. They are $1199 plus $40 postage to Townsville. Not to shabby I'll say
                      Pulled apart and gone: 400rwhp JZZ20
                      Member Thread: http://www.z20soarer.org/forums/showthread.php?t=162

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                      • #12
                        i will personally send 100 coons to anally rape you if you buy D2's.

                        spend the extra $150 and get HSD's you fewl!

                        JZZ20 1988 Soarer GT Twin Turbo
                        1JZ-GTE + R154 + Garrett T04S/External Gate + 550cc + Bosch 040 + KoyoRad + Custom Plenum + 90mm TB + Kaaz 1.5Way + Cusco Comp-S + Cusco Strut Brace + Nightpager 4 Pot Conversion + HID's [GZ 20 WA]
                        | Black Knight
                        JZX90 1993 Mark II Tourer V Sugoi Ne~! | 270rwhp of Green Apple Splatters!
                        GDB 2003 Subaru Impreza WRX Stock and in MINT Unmolested Condition.
                        B7 2005 Audi A4 TFSI Quattro Turbo Keepin My Pimp Hand Strong.

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                        • #13
                          Hmm. HSD it is then
                          that or surf importmonster for a good japanese deal.
                          Last edited by JZZ20; 15-08-2008, 01:54 PM.
                          Pulled apart and gone: 400rwhp JZZ20
                          Member Thread: http://www.z20soarer.org/forums/showthread.php?t=162

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                          • #14
                            Yeah D2's have a bad rep, they crack alot when used hard.

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                            • #15
                              HSD it is then, Looks like the HS Series offer good comfort.

                              I will keep HSD HS in mind, any other good entry level coilovers possibly something cheaper than HSD's ?

                              Thanks
                              .
                              - Complete English z20 Wiring Diagrams
                              - All Circuits
                              - Every Connector
                              - Completely in English.

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