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PostSubject: Re: UJSP's 240    Mon Mar 25, 2013 9:18 pm

Looking good bud! Those brakes/Wheels and 5spd is gonna feel like a whole new car!

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PostSubject: Re: UJSP's 240    Wed Mar 27, 2013 8:39 pm

you will enjoy that bad boy more, once that M/T is in. Cant find'em grind'em
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PostSubject: Re: UJSP's 240    Sun May 12, 2013 1:16 pm

Small update for you guys here. The car is still in storage, but it will be out next week so I can finally start tossing some of this stuff on there. In the meantime, I finally got around to painting and re-building the Z32 calipers.

All the supplies needed to paint:



After a wire-wheeling, some sanding, and a few coats of base:







Yup, thats a creepy east-side basement:



And after sanding off the paint and casting grooves/marks on the letters, and a few coats of clear:




One on the left is rebuilt and ready for pads. The other one needed a bit more clear, so it'll have to wait.


Now all that is needed is to purchase the rotors, pads, and lines and they can go on!

Also received the ISIS RUCAs and toe rods in the mail. I know, I know, Isis isn't exactly top quality, but I was told by multiple people that the "ebay" quality parts are decent enough, and that the major weak spot is the sphericals on the ends. If this ends up being the case, I'll replace them with quality pieces, and be on my way. I simply cant swing the $300 per arm or whatever that the SPL arms cost now. For the price, Im pretty happy with the quality.

While looking around, I couldn't really find any good quality, close up pics of these arms. Being bored, I figured I would snap a few.



Anyone want to clue me in on what the extra spacer pieces are that were included with the Toe rod? Otherwise, Im sure I'll figure it out when I install them.



Toe rod weld:





RUCA:



RUCA end:





RUCA Welds. Im not super impressed, but whatever. I'm sure they'll be fine.







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PostSubject: Re: UJSP's 240    Wed May 22, 2013 11:04 pm

Finally pulled the car out of storage!!! Yay! Im pretty sure I was more excited for this than I was to walk at graduation on Sunday. Wasted no time getting the suspension pieces on, and seeing if these wheels would fit.

Please ignore how dirty the car is in these pictures. The trees in my area have some personal vendetta against white cars, I swear.


Stockedy-stock-stock. I cant believe these hubcaps have survived 24? years in Wisconsin, but somehow I still have them.







The fronts needed a 5mm spacer to clear the coilovers. I was not happy about this. I'm not super happy about how far they poke out, but whatever. Once I get it aligned and add a bit of camber, I'm sure it will look a little better.







Rear suspension. Pretty standard stuff. Old Megan Streets that I picked up from Nick and Liz last year, and the new ISIS RUCAs and Toe Rods. The inner bolt on the toe rods fought me HARD. God do I wish I had a garage and some air tools to help me out here.

I just marked the original alignment spots, measured the OEM components and matched the aftermarket stuff to that. So the alignment isnt really any different than it was before. Where does everybody go for their alignments on lowered/aftermarket cars? I've heard good things about Big Bear Tire in Oconomowoc. I would love to get the car corner-balanced and aligned to my personal specs, but I know a lot of big-box tire stores dont do that.



All done.





I hate working in the gravel.



Took her for a quick test drive to the GFs house. Everything seems to be ok. The drivers front rubs the splash shield over LARGE bumps, but so did the plasti-dipped Altima wheels last summer. If I decide to go any lower, which I probably wont, I will probably have to roll fenders, knock back the pinch weld, move the harness, and re-locate/modify the splash shields. I dont want to do that, so if I can get away with keeping it the way it is, I will.



My photo buddy wanted to go for a cruise, so we made our way down to UWMs parking garage. These are just iphone shots, "real" shots from his big-boy camera should be up soon.





His spyder that we just got running a few weeks ago. 6 bolt swap, 14b, ECMLink, etc etc. DSM stuff.



Anyway, I'm not sure if the wheels are really my style, but Ill rock them for now. The tires are a bit stretched, and the wheels stick out a bit much for my taste, but at its current ride height the car doesn't rub at all and is actually driveable. I drove it today 120 miles all over Milwaukee for work and I rubbed once. So I'll take it I guess. Let me know what you guys think!!


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PostSubject: Re: UJSP's 240    Thu May 23, 2013 1:40 pm

I like the wheels, but the offset is a bit much for my personal taste as well, dial in a little camber and you should be alright.

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PostSubject: Re: UJSP's 240    Thu May 23, 2013 1:51 pm

I love those wheels, Iam looking for a set of those for my hatch. But I have over fenders so they won't look like they poke out as much, but yea the car looks awesome and has come a long way. What future plans do you have for it?
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PostSubject: Re: UJSP's 240    Thu May 23, 2013 8:37 pm

Im glad I'm not the only one who sees it like that. Thanks guys. Where do you all go for your alignments? Ive gotten plenty of alignments on stock suspension cars, but Im assuming that your regular Tires Plus type place wont know how to use the aftermarket stuff or wont want to do custom alignment specs.

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Thanks man! Next on the list is the 5sp swap. Hopefully I'll be able to squeeze that in here in the next week or two. After that, the Z32 brakes and VLSD need to go in. And thats about it for now.
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PostSubject: Re: UJSP's 240    Fri May 24, 2013 9:34 am

Check your message ujsp
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PostSubject: Re: UJSP's 240    Tue Jun 04, 2013 3:13 pm

Front Z brakes are finally done. The new rotors, lines, and pads will go on the rear next time I get a chance.

OEM S13 Fronts





S13 Vs Z32



Done! I was able to keep most of the OEM S13 heat shields by bending them out of the way a bit, and cutting a little off. I wanted to keep them on the car if I could, it just makes me feel better.





I also felt the need to order all new pad shims and retainers etc etc. So EVERYTHING that Nissan put into the Z calipers from the factory is in there. Doing something correctly for once feels kinda nice.



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