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Project S14 Nissan 240SX - Up In Arms

Project S14 Gets A Rear Adjustment

Charles Trieu
Sep 30, 2010

After the install of the Drift Speed high steering angle knuckles, Circuit Sports tie rods, and tension rods, it was time to attack the rear suspension geometry. There's no point to getting the front end to go straight if you can't get the rear to follow along. After weeks of driving with the new front suspension components, I was very confident that Drift Speed knew what they were doing and that Circuit Sports suspension parts were not like the cheap quality you see on eBay. So I went back to Phase 2 Motortrend where they recommended me a set of Circuit Sports rear upper camber arms, rear toe arms and rear traction arms. The 240SX is one of those few cars that are lucky enough to have tons aftermarket support. You can pretty much buy any suspension arm on the car in an adjustable form with spherical rod end bearings. Not only will this allow you to gain the correct suspension settings for any lowered height, it will also remove the slop that factory rubber bushings have.

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I've always been the guy with the super-slammed car who always had poor suspension alignment. But now that I've replaced all these arms and had a legit alignment done on the car, I see how much of an improvement correct suspension can play in a car's handling. The improvements are completely night and day difference. And this is not for just the track, but even on a daily street driven car I can feel a huge difference. In the turns, down the straights, and on the highway, everything is so much better and more predictable. Huge thanks to Phase 2 Motortrend and Drift Speed for setting me straight.

Sources

Driftspeed
Los Alamitos, CA 90720
562-342-9000
http://www.driftspeed.com
Phase 2 Motortrend
Walnut, CA 91789
800-745-1703
http://www.phase2motortrend.com
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