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    in a ke70. what do people think of it? is it worth it? i can get parts real cheap. what do i need?

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    you mean the whole crossmember conversion and engine swap or just s13 coilovers and sticking with your existing crossmember and engine???
    conversion and engine swap = thumbs up from me, done it, love it handles fine with s13 crossmember, rack, LCAs and coilovers.
    s13 coilover conversion = heard bad things when you mix up ae/ke and s13 bits, best to keep it all one make down there i'd say either stick with toyota gear or stick in s13, don't mix and match. only what i've heard tho
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    i want decent track and camber. dont want to go sigmas cause i am allergic to Mitsubishi (dont ask). so coronas? will my standard struts bolt straight on to them? and i use 86 powersteering arms? anything else?

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    s13 is anything but decent track and camber. its waaaay too much. and it makes it look retarded.

    86 struts, xt130 LCAs, camber tops, NRCA will get you camber and track. ps arms are just for lock

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    I agree with Clition. Add some steering spacers in there and it's a nice setup with 86 coilovers.

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    awsome thanks guys. thats the path ill take then. you can close this thread now if you want

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    on the contrary i am quite happy with my s13 front suspension

    no good if you want crazy go nuts wheels though.

    i run s13 LCA's with CA brakes, and 15x7 +23 wheels, with -2 degrees of camber (about what most guys seem to run with their ae86 gear) and that is with the camber tops set to maximum negative

    i have enssentially untouched standard early front guards (have bashed the lip up a little) and i dont scrub at all. (tyre is right on the edge of the guard though)

    it does look a bit funny with so much track and not that much dish on the wheels. but i belive you can get R31 LCA's and it reduces it a fair bit. but its cheap for what it is ($1200 including rebuilt JIC coilovers) how much are ae86 coilovers again? oh thats right minimum $900 brand new + 300 + for camber tops. oh and you get uber loads of steering lock too. the CA brakes are fantastic too.

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    acctually CA brakes arent that much of an upgrade over JDM vented rotors really... you'd best fit some SR brakes (will still clear your wheels) or even go 4 pots with 4 stud rotors, which is what i have and the brakes are amazing.

    anyway... another +1 for s13 susp but only if you are running ALL nissan parts. mixing and matching does work well at all.

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    yer i woudlnt be too keen on SR brakes without an uprgaded mastercylinder.

    ive only got the stocko one (rebuilt) and its pretty good feel.

    CA brakes are 250mm, where as the jap ae86 is 234mm i belive, so bit of an upgrade. but yer its not that big. but neither is my car.

    the famous rx7/mini upgrade being 276mm, so about the same amount again.

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    bore size in the sr calipers is same as ca caliper i think, both are single piston, so MC upgrade not needed.

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