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Hello Z men and Z Women

I just brought my beautiful white 1972 240Z two weeks ago. I have big plans for her. My first thought before the engine is rebuilt it the feel of the cars ride. I like a firm ride but not for racing. I was thinking of coil overs strut/spring setup but I want to maintain a ride height a little under stock. I don no know if coil overs is what I need. I am also want to eliminate noise in the interior while going over bumps. Should a complete Eurothane bushing set underneath change the amount of noise over bumps.

Any information will helps



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  • 1 month later...

Sorry for the really late reply...

A racing coil-over suspension usually consistes of a camber plate, shortened strut tubes, 2.5" or 2.25" diameter 10" or 8" linear coil springs, and an adjustable lower spring perch. Because the springs are easily replaced, you can run as soft or a as firm a spring rate as you desire. Stock Z spring rates were around 110 lb in. Racing spring rates are at least double and sometimes triple that rate.

Personally I think racing coil-over kits are not appropriate for the street. When mounted correctly they transmit a significant amount of road and suspension noise into the car. In addition, they are an expensive way to get a lowered street look.

John Coffey


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