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Old 05-15-2018, 10:10 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Undoubtedly the z platform will be the new main drift platform as the 240sx becomes too old and expensive for how poor shape most of them are in.
There is a lot of info as far as 350zís go but letís get to sharing info on the 370zís

Post your set up with as much info as possible. Such as:

1. Angle mods
2. Alignment specs
3. Hydro set ups
4. Seat and steering wheel specs
5. Motor mods
6. Wheels and tires
7. Local drift spots
Etc.

I will go first as I havenít seen any current info on this forum as far as what they make now.
2016 370z I got at salvage auction for 7k
Wisefab front angle kit with Ackerman kit
Waiting for BC to get back to me on a set up true coilovers.
I have a spare nameless performance hydro from my s14 but if anyone has used one they are really annoying without gloves, they have hard edges and grooves for you fingers as if you have time to grab the exact spot while needing to scrub speed. So I will most likely just get a different one I can put a bike grip on.
Need input on rear suspension arms, I run 0 camber in rear on my s chassis but not sure what you z guys think is best since it is a much heavier car.
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You are going to need a clutch type diff upgrade with a diff cooler. OS Giken, Cusco, ATS, etc.
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You are going to need a clutch type diff upgrade with a diff cooler. OS Giken, Cusco, ATS, etc.


Set up as a 2 way, with 100% lock. Or use a spool, or a Lincoln Locker.
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or a Lincoln Locker.
this took me a sec
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Yep just weld that bitch until it goes boom!

Also, contact MA Motorsports as they worked and wrenched on Chris Forsberg's car before he went west. The do a lot of drift cars. I know Chris is sponsored by Voodoo and they seem to be the go to for drift suspension parts.

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My 2016 370 sale fell through and got impatient and picked up a 2010 nismo, I was just planning on picking up a open diff in the pumpkin and welding it, but Iím reading that I will have to get new input shafts? Anyone confirm this? I would weld the stock lsd but I hear they are a pain to weld and donít hold as well.
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If you have the stock VLSD. You can't weld it. The VLSD is a seal unit in the carrier. This is what's in the Nismo. If you have a base or touring. They have the open diff.
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Yes, the axle shafts are different. You would also most likely need to change the gears on the base or touring model. Check out Z1's site. They will tell you what gear ratio came in what. You will want to stick with 3.69 or go with 4.08's.
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Are you sure you canít weld it? I welded my 240 vlsd and it was a b word but the 240s vlsd has like 4 windows on it that you can weld the spider gears together. Iíll try to do some research and see if I can see what they look like. Might be just as cost effective to go to a 2 way. Welded is just so awesome though.
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Are you sure you canít weld it? I welded my 240 vlsd and it was a b word but the 240s vlsd has like 4 windows on it that you can weld the spider gears together. Iíll try to do some research and see if I can see what they look like. Might be just as cost effective to go to a 2 way. Welded is just so awesome though.
There is no windows on it. And there is no spider gears. I have one sitting in my garage. I replaced my stock VLSD with a OS Giken 1.5, set at 70% lock.
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Thank you for your information it is very helpful. Trying to figure out my best and somewhat cost effective option for full lock or close to it.
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Pulled my diff to send to Z1 for the Tomei 2 way since doing a welded was almost as much money so i figured why not, even though welded would be just as good for my application. I pulled the cover off and what do you know.. this vlsd is just the same as all the others out there on r32,r33, s14s etc, it has 4 windows you can weld through to connect the gears to the housing thus making it a suitable welded diff. Even found someone who posted a photo of theirs welded and claims he is on his second season on it with no problems. I have had 2 welded vlsds on my 240s and one that had much more power than my 370 and never had an issue. saved me 2k today. Hope this helps the next person
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