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    Can anyone send me the height and details between a 240z and 260z springs. Trying to purchase a set of rear OEM Factory used springs of a 260z and need to be sure they will give me the correct stock height on my 240z. Anyone has the information on the FSM? or a comparative chart?

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    Subscribed, i would like to know as well
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    Accirding to my Haynes manual--

    Front coil springs--240----260
    Wire diameter-----.417---.453
    Free length-------15.1---15.5

    Rear coil springs same for both 240 and 260.
    Wire dia.--------.449
    Free length-------15 inches

    Hope this helps.
    FWIW to help stop my 240 from squating at the rear on acceleration i fitted 260 front springs shortened a little, to the rear. Slightly stiffer but not too much

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    jalexquijano, any used springs you are considering are probably going to have 40 yrs of wear on them and will sit lower than the stock measurement. Why don't you put a .75" or 1" spacer between the top of your rear spring and the strut tower?
    It doesn't sound from your past posts that you will be doing any racing and this additional height will make the car look level.
    Hope this helps,
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    PS, you must be one of a very few guys in Panama with a Z ?
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    Is this for a early model 260z. There is a difference between early and late model.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hunter260Z View Post
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    Is this for a early model 260z. There is a difference between early and late model.
    Thats all the information they give sorry.

    Brian.

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