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  • 1988 300ZX N/A boucing around 28000 original miles

    Spent some time reviewing the suspension problems and solutions listed. Need some feedback from the Z gurus. I have a 1988 2+2 with 28000 miles. Car sat for most of its life. Bellows are rotted out. I believe there are shock issues as it bounce around going over any sort of bumps. I would even say left to right. I assume I have a poor suspension component of some sort on one corner with the action of the car. There is a ton of info on shocks and spring on here. My question is if I were to replace the stock shocks what should I use. I don't race and this car will be a sunday driver. It should handle well however. Second question is if springs are the problem what would be a good replacement.

    Thanks for you help and suggestions

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    You have blown shocks and/or struts. You can replace with some KYBs from the local parts store for a stockish feel. The stock springs are also very soft. The best suspension upgrade is always going to be a full coilover setup, but that requires some modification to fit. 88+ Turbo springs are a decent upgrade over the NA springs if you can get them cheap. Like you mentioned the bushings are always in need of replacement too. I recommend going to a full poly set which will make a big difference too.
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      Great feedback. Thank you. Exactly what I was looking for.

  • #3
    Originally posted by FlawleZ View Post
    You have blown shocks and/or struts. You can replace with some KYBs from the local parts store for a stockish feel. The stock springs are also very soft. The best suspension upgrade is always going to be a full coilover setup, but that requires some modification to fit. 88+ Turbo springs are a decent upgrade over the NA springs if you can get them cheap. Like you mentioned the bushings are always in need of replacement too. I recommend going to a full poly set which will make a big difference too.
    I'm with FlawleZ. Most likely the shock/struts. Replace them with at least some KYBs, none of that cheap Monroe bullshit. Due to the vehicle's age, most of the rubber bushings in the suspension, front and rear, are all probably rotted out. If you go so far as to replace all the bushings, then get a Prothane poly bushing kit. Pricewise, they are pretty reasonable.
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