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Old 07-13-2019, 10:14 PM
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I just got a 89 maxima anyone know where to get coil overs for it? Or any suggestions on mods to do to the car?
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nope..no coil overs.

anything you see for "J30" is for the infiniti J30.

you can MAKE some coil overs if you're handy.
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Old 07-14-2019, 09:55 PM
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I just got a 89 maxima anyone know where to get coil overs for it? Or any suggestions on mods to do to the car?
best bet is to find Koni or Tokico lowering springs if theyre even still around, nobody makes coilovers. otherwise, custom exhaust, might be able to get a Warpspeed Y pipe and aftermarket exhaust manifold still. if youre super handy, get a turbo Z31 exhaust manifold etc and boost it
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300ZX dual piston calipers should be a bolt-on upgrade and you'd get tons more braking, but if you go that route, install ZX calipers on both the front and back end, as if you only do the front, it would take the brunt of braking and pads would wear very quickly.

you can also have a Y pipe mandrel bent and tuned to your engine.

from what I heard CAI are very loud and do not necessarily give you a lot of extra HP across the full range of RPM and then you have to maintain the filter.

in the end transmission will be the bottleneck.
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Old 07-16-2019, 05:59 AM
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I just got a 89 maxima anyone know where to get coil overs for it? Or any suggestions on mods to do to the car?

https://www.andysautosport.com/coilo...n%20Techniques

These guys don't dig deep lol
Slam that bad mama jamma. I'm getting these for my 3rd gen.
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Originally Posted by Tarzan View Post
300ZX dual piston calipers should be a bolt-on upgrade and you'd get tons more braking, but if you go that route, install ZX calipers on both the front and back end, as if you only do the front, it would take the brunt of braking and pads would wear very quickly.

you can also have a Y pipe mandrel bent and tuned to your engine.

from what I heard CAI are very loud and do not necessarily give you a lot of extra HP across the full range of RPM and then you have to maintain the filter.

in the end transmission will be the bottleneck.
AFAIK the the 300ZX Z32 calipers are 4 pistons.
They do not just bolt on. you either have to get some adapters or try and "enlarge" the holes since it's slightly off. then you'll also need to find the rotors and machine it down...totally not a bolt on affair.

You'll be fine just using the front calipers and leaving the rears. only difference is your pedal throw is farther before engagement b/c the 4 pistons. if you want to swap in the rear dual piston rear caliper from a Z32 you'll need to figure out the e brake situation since the maxima ebrake is integrated into the caliper and the dual piston z32 is not.
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Z32 is the next gen vs 89 max
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Originally Posted by Tarzan View Post
Z32 is the next gen vs 89 max
enh? Z32 were sold from 90 to 96 in the US
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I distinctly remember a member here install 300ZX caliper on the front first and then on the rear. Can't find the thread but vaguely remember that he took them off of the previous gen ZX. You've been around for longer than I am so you are probably right and I am wrong. Been a while.
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Originally Posted by Tarzan View Post
I distinctly remember a member here install 300ZX caliper on the front first and then on the rear. Can't find the thread but vaguely remember that he took them off of the previous gen ZX. You've been around for longer than I am so you are probably right and I am wrong. Been a while.
i've tried it myself, and it's not a total bolt on. there is modifications needed. if it's 350z or 370z that you're referring to..that i can't say if it works or not.
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