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Old 07-11-2001, 11:15 PM   #1
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I was just wondering what all of you guys are running suspension wise for your 240's.  I have a 91 240 and am debating right now on which path I should take.  I'm deciding if I should buy an aftermarket shock/spring setup or a coilover system.  Maybe after looking at your setups, I'll get a better idea at what I want.

I don't have a lot of money, so right now I'm looking into the KYB AGX and an aftermarket spring.  The spring of choice right now is H&R or B&G.  I'm looking for a stiff spring.  What are your opinions on these?  The H&R lowers the car about 1.3 in. while the B&G about 1.5 in.  Would this be a good lowering rate?  
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Old 07-12-2001, 08:57 AM   #2
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i have tokiko struts.  i've heard that the best of the best is actually the konig yellow adjustables, but they will cost you a pretty penny.
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Old 07-12-2001, 09:04 AM   #3
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Right now I'm pretty much running a stock suspension, but this is what will be under it w/i the next couple of months...
KYB AGX's
Eibach ProKit
S/T rear sway bar
front sway bar from an SE if I can find a junked one
f/r STB's
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Old 07-12-2001, 12:54 PM   #4
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My new 96 240SX...
SUSPENSION:
-HKS Hiper Max Damper II Coilover Suspension
-HKS Front & Rear Adjustable Pillow Mounts
-Greddy Grex Front Strut Bar
-Greddy Grex Rear Strut Bar
-Nissan Motorsports Sway Bars
-Stillen Adjustable Front Tension Rods
-Kyokugen Racing Lug Nuts

My Old 91 240SX...
SUSPENSION:
-5Zigen R-Rate Spring 1.3"Front / 1.1"Rear
-KYB AGX Adjustable Shox - 4/4Front / 6/8Rear
-Whiteline Sway Bars F-27mm /R-22mm
-Stillen Front Strut Bar
-Pilot Motorsports Rear Strut Bar
-Yokohama A520 215/40/17
-Ingalls Front Camber Kit - Pic 1
-PDM Rear Camber Correction Bushings
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Old 07-12-2001, 06:27 PM   #5
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i'll let u know how it feel next week... i got my Sprint spings with AGX shocks
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I have seen one site that lists the different spring rates for the different systems.  What do you guys think: stiffer springs-->less body roll or not so stiff springs-->better ride?

I would tackle it like this: not so stiff springs with bigger ARB to increase roll stiffness.
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Old 07-12-2001, 07:29 PM   #7
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Hey West you wouldn't happen to have the 5 zigen r-rate springs stashed away do you?  I wanted to get a hold of those springs becuase I heard they were really good, but I can't get a hold of them.  Iheard they stopped marketing them here, but is there anyway I can get a set?  
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</span><table border="0" align="center" width="95%" cellpadding="3" cellspacing="1"><tr><td>Quote </td></tr><tr><td id="QUOTE">Quote: from WeST on 12:54 pm on July 12, 2001
My new 96 240SX...
SUSPENSION:
-HKS Hiper Max Damper II Coilover Suspension
-HKS Front &amp; Rear Adjustable Pillow Mounts

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What benefit are the rear adjustable pillow balls. &nbsp;With the rear suspension setup of the 240, they can't possibly affect camber, since the shock is mounted to the lower a-arm and not the spindle, and the upper a-arm plus the camber link fix the spindle in 3 places. &nbsp;The only possible benefit I see is on a seriously lowed car, bringing the shock angle back in line. &nbsp;May be a stupid question, but I'm curious.
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