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#1 MotoCam360

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Posted 29 November 2018 - 04:29 AM

I was working on the car tonight and decided to add the Mk1 rear pillow/camber plates I had laying around to my D2s.

Has anybody done this to D2s?  Opinions about it - worth the effort?

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Posted 29 November 2018 - 06:57 AM

Hey Tim, I haven't done this myself, but it sure would’ve been nice to have a set when I did install the D2s on my 88. My car had the typical rear sag and associated camber issue, I was certain D2s would fix it, but when I pull everything out I found that a previous owner had already filed the 3 strut mounting holes out to try to correct for the stock spring sag/camber gain. My alignment guy was able to use them to get the camber numbers within .5* of his recommended setting and the car handles just fine. But to be sure, adjustable plates would've made things much easier.

Keep us posted on how well it works.

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Posted 29 November 2018 - 07:40 PM

I have em on my 87 with ST lowering springs. Kinda raises the car a little. But.. Helped out a ton when getting aligned
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Posted 29 November 2018 - 10:51 PM

Look up camber plates for a 240Z.  The front plates are weld in and a perfect match for a SQ rear strut tower.  It takes some fab work to fit them but you end up with just as much adjustability in the rear as you have in the front.


You will also now have a way for dirt and water to get into the car from the openings in the camber plates.  But that is easily solved.  Get a standard rubber toilet plunger, the cheap ones work best.  Cut a hole in the top of the plunger just big enough to remove where the pole threads in.  Then mount that on your strut assembly upside down with the middle of the plunger resting on the spring tophat.  Now when you install the strut the plunger will act like a bellows seal between the strut tower and top hat.
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Posted 03 December 2018 - 06:09 AM

this thread has some pics of rear slotted custom work.

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Posted 06 December 2018 - 03:06 AM

View Post87redcat, on 29 November 2018 - 07:40 PM, said:

I have em on my 87 with ST lowering springs. Kinda raises the car a little. But.. Helped out a ton when getting aligned

I would agree that they do raise the rear of the car about an inch, but since I'm on D2s, I can easily compensate.

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Posted 06 December 2018 - 03:07 AM

While I was doing the job, I noticed that my CV boot was torn so I found a good replacement on Ebay.  Stay away from the universal Dorman boot for our car because it's total garbage:

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Posted 06 December 2018 - 03:10 AM

Also decided to do a full brake job while I was in there.... picked up a set of R1 Concepts Zinc plated rotors with ceramic pads off Ebay.

These guys took 2 weeks to ship, but the quality seems pretty good for $170 full kit.

Anybody else running these that has some feedback to share?

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