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My M30

Posted: Mon Jul 04, 2005 11:25 pm
by driftday
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Naoki
ww.driftday.com

Posted: Tue Jul 05, 2005 2:15 am
by jcrapps
Hi Naoki, that's a nice M30! Could you hook us up with some parts? I think a lot of us would buy sus parts. I would be interested in springs/shocks. Could you do that? I see you did a 5lug conversion. Nice. Welcome to the forums. Any help from you would be appreciated.

Mahalo

Posted: Tue Jul 05, 2005 4:37 am
by Zed32
whoa who's this? and where? no info about the car? im curious. looks nice!

Posted: Tue Jul 05, 2005 9:52 am
by scourge
5-lug hub conversion and riding low. Dude, you can't just tease us like this. Need more N-Fo! :D

Thanks guys!

Posted: Tue Jul 05, 2005 10:16 pm
by driftday
Actually, I owe a lot to this forum.

I used to have an S13, then I got really bored with the car and started visiting this forum. I took a lot of info posted here and transeferred most of the parts from the S13 to the M30.

The car is pretty much stock with the exception of the suspension. I used a 4 to 5 lug adaptors to accomodate the 5 lug wheels in the rears and I am working on installing the rear sub-frame from an s13. Soon after, I hope to get the manual swap done and freshen up the engine a bit. The reason I am doing the manual swap last is to make sure I know what length drive shaft to run.

My goal is to modify the car with parts that are sold here in the states. With the exception of emblems and other Leopard parts I think we can really create something cool.

Here is what is in the car right now.

Front

S13 Lower control arm
S14 5 lug hub and spindle
Battle version tension rods
Tein Inner/outer tie rod ends
S13 coilover
Enkei 17x8 wheels (+35 offset)

Rear

S13 rear coilovers
Tomei 2-way LSD in the R200 diff.
Enkei 17x9 wheels (+35 offset)

Thanks,

Naoki
www.driftday.com

Posted: Tue Jul 05, 2005 11:30 pm
by jcrapps
Very nice! Keep us posted with the information that you get. 8)

Posted: Wed Jul 06, 2005 11:32 am
by BlagoZ31
The tein tie rods fit without you having to modify them? And which hub are you using on the back, Z31?

Posted: Wed Jul 06, 2005 3:27 pm
by Zed32
the S13 tie rods should fit fine if you are using the S13 hubs. also S13 tension rods should bolt directly on to the F31. there are people on Z31.com forums who have swapped a Z32 or S13 subframe onto their S13, so if you need more info on that (i've looked into it in the past), that would be a good place to do some research. but it requires a lot of cutting and welding, and from what i've heard, it moves the hubs outward requiring the use of much higher offset wheels in the rear. anyway, nice car and good to finally learn some info about it hehe.

Posted: Wed Jul 06, 2005 4:59 pm
by nyeark
I <3 your M30.
What else can I say :lol:

Posted: Thu Jul 07, 2005 12:41 am
by driftday
The tein tie rods fit without you having to modify them?
S13 tie rod ends fit without any modifications. I had to buy them immediately after installing the the S13 lower control arms and spindle. I realized the arms were an inch longer on each side making the M30 tie rods too short. Since I had to change tie rods, I decided to upgrade the tie rods with aftermarket pieces. I also had a set of Battle version tension rods that I installed too.
And which hub are you using on the back, Z31?
The rear arms are still stock. I used 4 to 5 lug adaptors with and extra 5mm spacer to because the wheels sunk in too much. I hope to correct that by installing an S13 rear subframe.

Thanks,

Naoki

Posted: Thu Jul 07, 2005 4:05 am
by BlagoZ31
^ Or yould switch over to the Z32 rear end. Or you can correct the rear negative camber with this kit from K-MAC for the Z31 (F31 and Z31 have the same rear end, only the arms are different):

http://www.k-mac.com.au/makes/nissan.htm

Posted: Fri Jul 08, 2005 7:02 pm
by DynastyF31
sits nice what size are those tires?

Posted: Fri Jul 08, 2005 7:58 pm
by deviant
i would venture to guess
Front

S13 Lower control arm
S14 5 lug hub and spindle
Battle version tension rods
Tein Inner/outer tie rod ends
S13 coilover
Enkei 17x8 wheels (+35 offset)

Rear

S13 rear coilovers
Tomei 2-way LSD in the R200 diff.
Enkei 17x9 wheels (+35 offset)
:roll:

Posted: Sat Jul 09, 2005 9:50 am
by nyeark
DynastyF31 wrote:sits nice what size are those tires?
I would venture to guess dynasty meant the tires, and not the wheels. But I could be wrong. :roll:

Posted: Sat Jul 09, 2005 11:41 am
by driftday
Tires are:

225/45/17 for all 4 wheels.

Naoki
www.Driftday.com