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  • 300ZX Wheel Sags Right Rear

    The right rear wheel on my 84T is sagging down about 2-3 inches to the point where you can't see the silver part of the shock. All of the other wheels are normal. Did the strut fail, or can they become stuck in this position? I also hear a slight rattling noise from that quarter of the car. Has factory shocks and struts with only 20k on them.
    Last edited by jdmlegends; 06-13-2019, 02:48 PM.

  • #2
    I bet you have a broken spring.

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    • #3
      No wheel imbalance. No signs of fluid leakage.

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      • #4
        jeez man just jack it up and see if part of a spring falls out

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        • #5
          I plan to once I have the time to look at it. But, if the spring does fall out I'll send it to you as a gift.

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          • #6
            I had a shock that failed that caused one side to lean really bad. The suspension was also really bouncy. Check for that, but more importantly, just do like FrozenZ said and just jack up the damn thing already!
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            • #7
              Rear sub-frame bushings may have failed. Rear shocks and springs are weak. Will probably need to replace all of the suspension components. Was looking at the KYB gas shock kit because that seems to be all that's available for this car. Not my first choice of shocks. Are the Tokico Illumina 5-way adj. (BE2740) shocks still available for the Z31? Old tech notes also say the BE2740 will not fit models with adj. rear suspension.
              Last edited by jdmlegends; 07-31-2019, 08:04 PM.

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              • #8
                You should be able to find the Tokiko's but for sure I have seen the Bilstein's out there. I think the Tokikos should be around still too. I have to say the KYB's have done very well on my car, I put them in 1990, I had one issue with them about 2 years later and they replaced under warranty so 20+ years with no issues. Now if I could find the bilstein's around I would use those, but it depends on your tolerance for stiffness.

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                • #9
                  Looks like the Tokico rear shock is BZ4005 and they appear to be discontinued. Even if I did find one, I think they need a non-adj strut insert.

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