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    You are assuming that both wheels droop the same...

    You are assuming that both wheels droop the same amount. They don't, for various reasons. You also assume that every car sits level side to side while on the ground and loaded. They don't, for...
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    Good post ^. Sway bars also should be...

    Good post ^.

    Sway bars also should be tightened at the end links with the car on the ground and in a neutral position after doing the control arm bushings above. You do not want to introduce...
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    Straight water with a bottle of water wetter is...

    Straight water with a bottle of water wetter is fine for cars that will not see any freezing weather. That's what I ran in my race car. On my street car I ran about 10% anti-freeze to water. To...
  4. Solves a lot of the cooling issues on 5 & 6.

    Solves a lot of the cooling issues on 5 & 6.
  5. The Nissan Motorsports gasket was made by Garlock...

    The Nissan Motorsports gasket was made by Garlock and is easily cut to fit modified parts. There is also a gasket from Hooker for their Super Comp headers that might work.
  6. Why don't you just tune the carbs you have?

    Why don't you just tune the carbs you have?
  7. I would be leery of someone replacing floor pans...

    I would be leery of someone replacing floor pans for $150 in labor. It a big job with at least 8 hours work for each side from start to finish (I've replaced at least two dozen floor pans in S30s). ...
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    You should never, ever have to use a press to...

    You should never, ever have to use a press to install one of the side shafts.
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    Thanks. We are so frickin' busy. I found where...

    Thanks. We are so frickin' busy. I found where the money is in the automotive world.
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    Sorry, not selling the Bilstein setup for the S30...

    Sorry, not selling the Bilstein setup for the S30 anymore.
  11. Read up here: Strut Sectioning FAQ - Brakes,...

    Read up here: Strut Sectioning FAQ - Brakes, Wheels, Suspension, and Chassis - HybridZ
  12. I didn't say the shocks were junk. I said they...

    I didn't say the shocks were junk. I said they were inexpensive. If you read the thread over on Hybridz and check out the reviews in the various BMW forums for Stagg's E36 shocks people are...
  13. They are made in China and are made as...

    They are made in China and are made as inexpensively as possible. But you are also being charged accordingly. These are for a stock installation or for very mild (1") lowering.
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    The stock S30 suspension has about 3 to 3.5" of...

    The stock S30 suspension has about 3 to 3.5" of bump travel at the strut. If you remove 2" of that by lowering without shortening the strut tube, you will be bottoming the suspension on the foot...
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    If you have to pump the pedal to build brake...

    If you have to pump the pedal to build brake pressure you have air in the hydraulic system. Do a proper MC bleed and then properly bleed the rest of the brake system.
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    There is also a special R180 diff cover gasket...

    There is also a special R180 diff cover gasket for the front diff in 4x4 720 pickup that has a shield that covers the vent hole in the bottom of the vent tube. That stops most oil venting out the...
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    New R&P for long nose R200s are basically NLA. ...

    New R&P for long nose R200s are basically NLA. You might get lucky if you call Nissan Motorsports directly and they can find something on the shelf.
  18. From the first recall notice: " In these...

    From the first recall notice:

    " In these models, the weight on the key ring and/or road conditions or some other jarring event may cause the ignition switch to move out of the run position,...
  19. The "heavy key ring" thing is misdirection. If...

    The "heavy key ring" thing is misdirection. If you read the NHTSA reports the ignition switches will shut off with only the original key in place. Happened 65 times as the cars were driven off the...
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    A header is not an exhaust and vice versa. You...

    A header is not an exhaust and vice versa. You don't need several gaskets to keep the header leak free. One good one with a proper installation works just fine.
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    Unless you're doing a LOT of sheet metal work,...

    Unless you're doing a LOT of sheet metal work, the cost isn't justified. Just use self tapping sheet metal screws.
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    There's no difference and as long as you replaced...

    There's no difference and as long as you replaced the bearing races in the hub when you replaced your wheel bearings you'll be fine.
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    "Mulholland Race Course?" Seriously? Someone...

    "Mulholland Race Course?" Seriously? Someone calls it that? Its a public road and heavily patrolled by the police. I ride it frequently on my Ducati going to the Rock Store and other local bars. ...
  24. I would media blast it, paint it with high temp...

    I would media blast it, paint it with high temp paint, and put it back on.
  25. The most expensive transmission shop in the world...

    The most expensive transmission shop in the world would charge $750 to rebuild a Nissan Type B 4 speed. $500 should get a solid rebuild with new synchros.
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