S13 180SX drift car, need advice on front suspension parts/angle

Thread in 'Technical Questions' started by Amarios, Jan 7, 2019.

  1. Amarios

    Amarios New Member

    Jan 7, 2019
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    Hi there, greetings from Norway. New member and this is my first post here. :)

    I have a Nissan S13 180SX that I bought I a while ago. For the most part a fully prepped drift car which won't be used on the road. Just some bugs I have to iron out before the season starts again.

    Thinking of upgrading some stuff in the front suspension.

    I have adjustable lower control arms and cut knuckles at the moment.

    I have binding issues at full lock, and with my lca's fully extended my tie rods can't be adjusted far enough to get my toe set correctly.

    I'm going to buy the "Driftworks Geomaster - Offset Rack Spacers" to resolve my binding issues.
    Also buying the "Driftworks Geomaster Tie Rods" and "Hardrace Anti Bump Steer Tie Rod Ends".

    Here my questions:
    Will all this fit no problem, or do I have to cut the tie rods or modify them in any way?
    Taking into account that I will run my lca's extended all the way. My lca's look just like these from Japspeed, although I'm not sure if they're the exact ones.

    Which of these two tension rods have the most clearance to the wheels on full lock?
    Driftworks or Japspeed?

    On wheel sizes and clearance for the fronts:
    Car is currently sitting on some 18x9 ET12's with 225/40 rubbers. But they're hitting just about everywhere in the wheel well on lock :smash:
    Will 25 mm spacers help, or going to smaller tire size?

    Also have some 17's as well that are 8" wide and ET40.
    Will they be a better choice running with the 25mm spacers? And for tire size should I go 225 or lower to like 205's?

    Using stock fenders at the moment but I propably will cut them and buy flares. And for ride height I'm hoping to keep it somewhat low but not slammed. :wack:

    I'm sure these questions have been answered before but I had no luck finding threads with my specific setup.

    Any help is greatly appriciated before I go ahead and order my parts on the driftworks webshop. :cool:

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