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Old 02-11-2019, 05:36 PM   #1
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r32/s13/z32 suspension compatibility +wisefab vs gktech

I've been researching suspension for my upcoming z32 rebuild/drift build, and thought I would ask some questions here.

Seeing as how this car will eventually become my pro am drift car, I am going to need a goo setup with a decent amount of angle, and it seems there is only two real decent options for z's.

The first and more easy of the two is the full gktech setup, which has all the front suspension bits as well as rear arms, knuckles, etc. I have yet to find many reviews on them for z's but know many people like them for 240's.

The second option, and where my question comes into play is wisefab. I know a number of r32 and s13 arms are compatible with the z32, both front and rear, but haven't found much on which ones are, at least for the rear. the z's front lca's are compatible with 240's, and the uppers are r32 ones, leading me to believe the r32 knuckle is compatible with the z. wisefab also offers setups for the rear on r33's and r34's, and the s13/r32 kits as well.

Does anyone know what arms for the front and rear are compatible, assuming I piece together a custom kit?

Now, the biggest part of the question, what would you guys recommend for my overall setup? full gktech? Full wisefab? wisefab front and gktech rear?

Either way, I am going to need aftermarket arms and knuckles all the way around to correct the factory geometry, roll center, camber, ackerman, etc to get a good setup for drifting, and I'm just trying to get the best setup possible so I don't have to redo it later.

I'm still in the planning stage of this rebuild, but am trying to think the furthest ahead as possible, to save myself the trouble later on.

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Seeing as you haven't drifted the car at all yet, I personally don't think you need to be worrying about angle kits at this point. Focus on all the other aspects of the car first. Then when the car is drivable/driftable, do a set of tie rod spacers, and possibly modify the bump stops on the stock knuckle/lca's. You can gain a decent amount of angle this way and its a perfect way to start getting used to drifting the car BEFORE adding a big angle kit.
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Seeing as you haven't drifted the car at all yet, I personally don't think you need to be worrying about angle kits at this point. Focus on all the other aspects of the car first. Then when the car is drivable/driftable, do a set of tie rod spacers, and possibly modify the bump stops on the stock knuckle/lca's. You can gain a decent amount of angle this way and its a perfect way to start getting used to drifting the car BEFORE adding a big angle kit.
Iíve driven the car for a while now. Iím going to be tearing the car down as soon as my 5sgte celica is back up and running, so Iíve been planning the build before I start. Iím trying to save myself the hassle later.

The biggest issue with the z for drifting is the angle, or lack there of. Stock, it had less than a factory s13, and even with some light mods, it still hasnít been super sufficient, especially when this car is going to eventually be a pro am car. Thatís why in the next build stage I plan to do a full suspension rebuild so I never have issues with the stock suspension limiting my alignment, the suspension geometry and certainly not the angle ever again.

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z is a terrible choice for a pro-am car.

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