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Old 01-07-2009, 02:18 PM   #1
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s13 5 lug conversion ?

ok im looking for a 5 lug conversion for my s13 but im not sure which way to go. should i go with s14 spindles with 5 lugs or should i go with a conversion kit from like Ichiba? Ive done research on both but i would just like to hear some opions on both.
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Old 01-07-2009, 03:20 PM   #2
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It's your money, what do you want to do with it?

Ichiba is not OE but it costs less, and it's new.

OE is better quality but more money, especially if bought new.
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as russ said i'd go with oem units, but then again i'm working on mine with 300zx rears since i want drum ebrake.... its all up to you, but i know i'll be getting s14 fronts oem.
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get some ichiba's and press in new oem bearings. perfect
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Old 01-07-2009, 08:31 PM   #5
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im leaning towards the s14 spindles with 5 lug and 300zx rears just cuz id rather spend the money and have it done good the first time. im always open to hearing opions tho so thanks for the opions guys.
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Old 01-07-2009, 09:24 PM   #6
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im leaning towards the s14 spindles with 5 lug and 300zx rears just cuz id rather spend the money and have it done good the first time. im always open to hearing opions tho so thanks for the opions guys.
Don't forget to get the S14 ball joint for the S14 spindles!
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Old 01-07-2009, 10:30 PM   #7
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Don't forget to get the S14 ball joint for the S14 spindles!
yup i know i need the s14 ball joints, spindles, and lca's. anything else im missing?
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Old 01-07-2009, 10:31 PM   #8
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do you need the LCA's? i thought you swap the S14 ball joint into the S13 LCA...
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Old 01-07-2009, 10:54 PM   #9
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do you need the LCA's? i thought you swap the S14 ball joint into the S13 LCA...
Correct. You can do the LCAs too if you want some more camber, they're 15mm longer.
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would an s15 brake system work on an s13. my friend bought a full front clip with complete brake systems all around. would they work? this is on a 91 180sx RHD if it makes a difference
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Old 01-12-2009, 06:35 PM   #11
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Yeah Ichiba with OEM bearings is almost as good as OEM.

Because Ichiba's bearing suck.

OEM is so good in fact, I put my OLD bearings into NEW Ichiba hubs.
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Old 01-12-2009, 07:17 PM   #12
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If you need S14 front and rear 5-lugs, let me know. I also have S14 front spindles as well. PM if you're interested.
I do not have ball joints, nor lower control arms.
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Old 01-12-2009, 07:29 PM   #13
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would an s15 brake system work on an s13. my friend bought a full front clip with complete brake systems all around. would they work? this is on a 91 180sx RHD if it makes a difference
S15 is like the 300zx brakes IIRC, so yes
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S15 is like the 300zx brakes IIRC, so yes
yes they will work. i have S15 Spec R pads on my 30mm Z32 calipers. damn near all the brakes are the same
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would an s15 brake system work on an s13. my friend bought a full front clip with complete brake systems all around. would they work? this is on a 91 180sx RHD if it makes a difference
S15 front brakes/suspension is identical to the JDM S14.
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Old 01-13-2009, 03:35 AM   #16
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Has anyone tried this?

eBay Motors: SILVIA 240SX S13 89-94 5 LUG CONVERSION FRONT REAR HUB (item 190268375515 end time Jan-19-09 15:26:08 PST)

Its embarrassing posting a no name ebay product, but I was wondering if anyone has had any luck with them/ pressed OEM bearings into these?
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Old 01-13-2009, 02:23 PM   #17
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you could drill out the front hubs for 5 lug
trim some fat off the back to make teh studs fight right.
Then replace the wheel bearings eventually.

even easier on s14
then find some 5lug rear hubs from z32 or s14
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Old 01-13-2009, 02:34 PM   #18
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I'm using z32 rear hubs and J30 front hubs with oem s13 bearings pressed in.
There is a write up about it, but i cant find it.
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Old 03-17-2009, 12:51 AM   #19
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okay. i am just a little confuse and don't know if it is true but when i look on the ichiba website and they say that it comes with the oem bearing pressed in???? so is this true or not? is it just some kind of ichiba bearing or is it real oem???? here is the site ICHIBA 240SX S13 5-lug Conversion Front
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Old 03-17-2009, 01:15 AM   #20
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its OEM "spec" or OEM "style"

not a real nissan product per se

i have ichiba fronts and S14 rears and have not had any problems. i swapped my 4 lug stuff with a local guy so i'm not sure if my fronts had the bearing replaced or not, but they are holding up fine for me.
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Old 03-17-2009, 01:32 AM   #21
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does anyone know if the older model of ichiba frt hub have oem bearing?

rear ichiba hubs splines to which axles? s13 right?

also z32 rear hubs won't spline on stock s13 axles correct?

thnx ya'll
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z32 NA hubs bolt right up
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Old 03-17-2009, 01:34 AM   #23
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ppl have told me to go 5 lug with the s14 because OEM are stronger than the ichiba's or what not,
thats the only thing thats slowing me down from upgrading
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z32 NA hubs bolt right up
im guessing i have the turbo z32 rear hubs then cause s13 axles wont spline on hub....hole is too big!!!
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im using s14 5lug hubs, with stock brakes, s13 lca and s13 ball joints
some pics of my front 5lug install


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I'm using the ebay ones with brand new oem bearing pressed in for the front. And I'm just using s14 hubs in the rear
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im using s14 5lug hubs, with stock brakes, s13 lca and s13 ball joints
some pics of my front 5lug install


Is there a write up on how to do this? Anyone know?
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You bumped a six month old thread to ask how to install a ball joint? Are you really that fucking stupid?

1) Remove old ball joint.
2) Install new ball joint.

If that escapes you, wash your mouth out with buckshot. Please.
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You bumped a six month old thread to ask how to install a ball joint? Are you really that fucking stupid?

1) Remove old ball joint.
2) Install new ball joint.

If that escapes you, wash your mouth out with buckshot. Please.
Fucking awesome
but you forgot to mention he needs to press out the BJ..... yes the BJ
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You bumped a six month old thread to ask how to install a ball joint? Are you really that fucking stupid?

1) Remove old ball joint.
2) Install new ball joint.

If that escapes you, wash your mouth out with buckshot. Please.
First of all your a prick go some where else with your god complex.

Second, You know most people use s14 ball joints on s13 LCA's. He used a s13 ball joint with s13 Front LCA's.

If your gonna talk s**** go some where else. At least I didnt open up another thread thats useless.
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