I thought about drilling it but wasn't sure how much would need to be cut for good thread engagement for the proper height, if I cut threads on that whole thing the bracket could be mounted flush against the shock body if necessary. Plus the drilling too far would be pretty unpleasant. wasnt sure how thick that section was either, 20mm seems like plenty of meat to get a decent sized bolt into though.The diameter of that shaft on this particular shock is 20mm, but I wouldn't count on that being the same from one manufacturer to another. If you didn't want to weld to the shock itself, rather than tapping the outside, it might make more sense to drill and tap the lower section and use a grade 8 bolt to hold the lower bracket to the shock body. If I were going to do that though, I would want to add a locating tab to the bracket and grind a notch in the shock body to prevent it from rotating back and forth slightly as the suspension cycles and eventually loosening up.
As for seeing how this one compares to the LX stuff, this shock was $15 on rockauto, so even if the valving is better, I wouldn't trust it to last more than 6 months! But maybe a set of Monroe's or some name brand stock replacements for the 350Z would be a cheap upgrade.
Me too. Really there couldn't be a better source for us The 3000GT inserts were promising but those cars are as obscure as MN12s lolI like the whole range of options available; in some very expensive places, there are remote reservoir shocks available.
I was surprised how hot the Konis were after one of my favorite roads.
Yup, I noticed that. Even the Bilstein B6's are technically an OE replacement so running extreme drop springs on those can potentially cut life from the shock. That is why I went with the Bilstein B8's as they were engineered with drop springs in mind. I am sure there are others options such as the higher end Tiens etc. that also are made for lowering springs but I haven't dived much into alternative options.Notice the spring rates the Nismo Z uses. Pretty much every available lowering spring on the market does not have spring rates that can work correctly with the cars oem shocks.