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  • Modified Rear Shocks

    Have any of you physically modified the rear S14 shocks to work with the Z32 aluminum uprights?

    I've got a set of S14 Bilsteins, that have already been custom valved, and I'd prefer to keep those over putting the money into z32 shocks.

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    I did, but it wasn't pretty. I wound up boiling the fluid in the shocks while welding on the U bracket to replace the eye bolt from the S14 shocks.

    ..It was only a stop-gap measure to get the car on the ground anyway since I'd already ordered the KTS coilovers with Z32 ends...

    Depending on the brand of shock you're using, you can probably pull the guts out of the assembly and assuming there's no plastic at the bottom, carefully weld the brackets on. I would suggest having an experienced welder do that though. TIG will put less heat into the surrounding area and that should help. go slow- 1/4 or 1/8" at a time and cool it down between rounds to help keep the rest of the assembly cool.
    Originally posted by SoSideways
    I don't care what color they are as long as they are LONG AND HARD.
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