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Steering / Suspension makeover 280z


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Hi Guys,

Basic question, what parts do you need for steering and suspension makeover. I am not looking for any performance or coil overs. Close to OEM specs are fine.

This is what comes to mind:

- Shocks
- Springs (I can clean and keep the original)
- Outer tie rods
- Ball joints
- End links
- Bushings kit

What else?

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5 hours ago, heyitsrama said:

Honest question, do steering racks wear out? Is it possible  // cost effective to refurbish an old one?

 

 

Absolutely. And parts are NLA to rebuild.  I would not hesitate to buy one of the excellent reproduction racks from technotoytuning. Looks 100% stock and they are new new new. They were on sale just a while ago, $495USD I believe. 

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2 hours ago, Patcon said:

They do wear out. Mainly in the center where most of the driving is done. They can be adjusted but the results are unpredictable. It would have to be very worn for me to want to replace it

I am a bit new to the 280z rack. My rack might be OK and based on some videos I have seen I might very well change the inner and outer tie rods and just clean and paint the original one.

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