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PostPosted: Mon Feb 01, 2010 8:26 pm 
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your car look sweet with those rims :tu: :tu: ... as for the rear sway bar anything can be added :mrgreen: .... but you should look into the 280zx sway bar or the newer 1981-84 810's and find how to bolt it on (drilling will be required and measuring) but if you want to improve your front sway bar response use the energy suspension sway bar link kit but get one with a longer bolt then the stock sway bar link bolt.. (did it to my wagon :tu: :tu: )


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 01, 2010 8:40 pm 
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Chickenwing wrote:
even with 2 fingers gap in the rear the car still slightly scrapes on bigger bumps, hard turns etc. cant believe how soft those springs must be.


Yeah, Nissan was in love with REALLY soft rear springs. :P

Nice for ride comfort, but not for good wheel fitment. 8)


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looks dope dude!


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 02, 2010 9:15 am 
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No one makes aftermarket sway bars for the 1977-80 810’s anymore. However, the entire rear suspension clip from a 280ZX simply bolts on in place of the 810 rear suspension clip. This allows you to have both a rear sway bar and also rear disc brakes. I am using the stock diameter ZX bar from the coupe (20mm), but you can get a thicker aftermarket one if you want. Do not use the 280ZX 2+2 rear bar as it is only 18mm in diameter.

There are two 280ZX rear suspension crossmembers available. The early one (1979-81) and the later one (1982-83). The only difference is the brake set up. Both use disc rotors but the early ZX’s used a 1970’s vintage Girling-designed caliper whereas the later ZX used a more modern looking Japanese designed caliper. The later calipers tend to be less reliable (leaks and parking brake lever that seize). Interfacing either ZX set up to the 810 parking brake requires that you lengthen the 810 parking brake cable by 8 inches.

For the front sway bar replacement the 1981-85 Maxima front sway bar will work on the 810 and is thicker in diameter. The stock 810 front sway bar is 20mm. The 1981-85 Maxima front bar is 23mm. You can also get larger aftermarket front bars (for the Maxima) from Addco. Addco part number #133 is 1 inch (25.4mm) in diameter and part number #713 is 1 and 1/8 inch or 28.5mm. Addco also makes a larger bar for the ZX rear: part number #303 is 7/8 inch or 22mm.

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zcarnut you just gave all us 810 owners som good ass info... thanx


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 03, 2010 3:56 pm 
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wow, well that answers ... everything haha

i did some minor fender rolling the the rubbing issue is resolved. the 205/50-16 tires are perfect. have a very slight stretch, are flush with the fenders, tuck into the fenders(now) when suspension is under load and match the original tire size perfectly. couldnt be happier.

i have many energy suspension bushings ready to go on the car, but thankfully not the front sway bar ones(somehow i held off on buying them, its awesome that i did).

next step is bigger maxima sway bar in the front and ground control coilovers.

which struts EXACTLY fit the 810? (280zx...)

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Chickenwing wrote:
....which struts EXACTLY fit the 810? (280zx...)


I used the KYB 365012 gas strut inserts on my 810. The 280ZX uses a 365013 KYB (as does the 1981-84 Maxima). So, I don’t think they are interchangeable. I do not know what the difference is between the 365012 and the 365013 insert is.

Problem is I can’t find a USA source for the KYB 365012 anymore. They do appear to be available in Great Britain and Australia. I also could not locate a cross reference for the KYB 365012.

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Well, I should have checked my old notes before posting.

1. The Tokico part number for the 1977-80 810 front strut insert is a HZ3002. FYI, this is a gas strut insert. However, even the Tokico strut appears to be NLA.

2. The difference between the 810 strut and the 280ZX strut is only in the length. The 810 strut insert is longer than the 280ZX by about one inch. So, you can use the 280ZX strut insert in the 810 provided you make up the difference with a stack of washers in the bottom of the 810 strut tube.

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since i plan on lowering the car, using the 280zx insert might be beneficial in that the strut itself will already be shorter.

im guessing the rears are identical 280zx?

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Chickenwing wrote:
...im guessing the rears are identical 280zx?


Yes, the 810 rear shocks are the same as the 280ZX rears.

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Thank you so much for your help.

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just a couple new pics ... nothing special.

went to '99 maxima radiator/electric fans. p11/maxima front strut bar. oil catch system.
a/c and interior removed. monte carlo front lip. ghetto intake.

more to come ...

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btw i managed to 'pop' the bumper shocks but i still cant seem to get them to compress, any ideas? Btw my bumper shocks were fluid filled, not gas.

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just my opinion here:

I'd take the whole front bumper off of it, or maybe a chrome bumper from an earlier 610????

like this would be gooooood for you 810>

http://members.fortunecity.com/mang01/N ... 0_l20a.jpg

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Square quad headlamps...big, proud, regal-looking grille...vinyl half-top...offensively large two-door shape...oh, yeah. This thing is perfect. :tu: :mrgreen:

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I had no problems compressing my bumper shocks on my 810. Since your car is a northern vehicle, maybe yours are lightly rusted together. There is a spring in the shocks that will keep them extended even when the gas has been released. You will have to remove the shocks from the chassis and compress them in a (large) vise. Once the shock is in the fully compressed position drill a ¼ inch hole through the both the inner sleeve and the outer tube. A bolt and nut will then keep the shocks in the compressed position.

There is a mixture of gas and a light-weight oil in the shocks. There must be mainly gas in them or they would not compress in a low speed accident.

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quick update ... not on this car tho ...

if all goes well I might very soon be picking up an '82 datsun 720 4x4, supposedly needs a clutch. we'll see how it goes ...

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from wat car is the strut bar from?


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its not a direct bolt in but pretty close ... p11(99-02 Infiniti G20) aka 99+ Nissan maxima.

If youre considering it please PM me and I can tell you what needed to be altered.

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pretty huge update coming soon ... theyre multiplying!

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nice tuck with the black trim around the corner windows and up the roof... nice indeed... :tu: :tu:


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