G50 Suspension Lessons Learned

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G50 Suspension Lessons Learned

Postby dnudelman » Thu Jun 28, 2018 12:04 pm

I'm posting this on its own thread to make search easlier

My car 1994 Q45 Base 154K Stock springs

Front
Struts, Tokico Blues for 90-93 Q45. As mentioned on other threads the lower mounting will need to be drilled out with 7/8 inch drill. The Blues for the front were found on Amazon.

Strut Mount - Top Hats
KYB and others list SM5122 as fitting. THIS IS WRONG. All the aftermarket catalogs show 3 stud mount. Our car has 2 studs.

Strut Mount gasket/spacer. Felpro 61561 is pretty close, you only need to enlarge the stud holes.
Strut Boot/Bellows - KYB says SB101 fits. Well you can make it fit by shaving down the diameter of the bump stop but the boot is still a little short. I am going to order a pair of TSHB-12-GOLD from Febest. Find Febest on Ebay or Amazon or febestparts.com. At febest.com our cars are listed under Nissan-Q45 G50, not Infiniti

Tension Rod bushings. In spite of threads on this forum, Energy Suspension 7.7105 (300zx) does not fit, at least what they are shipping today. Bushings are too small if you were to press out the OEM bushing or ES is too big if you were to burn out the rubber and leave the bushing shell.

Rear
Tokico Blues were found on Ebay
Strut Boot - Febest TSHB-14-Gold is the real deal and only $10. Compare to Infiniti online at $50 each.

Any comments appreciated! I am returning the Energy Suspension Tension rod bushings unless someone can show me otherwise.


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Re: G50 Suspension Lessons Learned

Postby Q451990 » Thu Jun 28, 2018 8:41 pm

If I remember correctly, the tension rod bushings are different either on the active or touring models. It's possible that either they shipped the ones that are designed for those rods, or your Q got the wrong replacement set sometime in the past? Either way, thanks for putting all of this here. The days of just ordering up stuff for the G50 series and knowing it'll fit are gone, so anything that can point people in the right direction in aftermarket land is appreciated.

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Re: G50 Suspension Lessons Learned

Postby dnudelman » Thu Jun 28, 2018 9:30 pm

Good thought. The infiniti tension rod part numbers are the same for both Base and A. The ES 7.7105 are for 300zx. Not the same diameter as the Q45. What I received in the box was the correct diameter for 1996 300zx. A thread here says use that part number, elwesso's post. I have tried to reach Wes without success.

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Re: G50 Suspension Lessons Learned

Postby cbird805 » Fri Jul 05, 2019 12:53 am

Just curious, what did you end up doing,as far as the tension rod bushings replacements? I'm considering replacing the front struts, and really considering the drilled out HU2890 option

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Re: G50 Suspension Lessons Learned

Postby 3Q Jay » Fri Jul 05, 2019 10:39 am

Last time i trolled rok auto they had a few tension rod bushings still available (the pucks). Heed the rubber arrow/nub direction from the old ones when you press in the new ones.

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Re: G50 Suspension Lessons Learned

Postby dnudelman » Fri Jul 05, 2019 12:26 pm

cbird805 wrote:
Fri Jul 05, 2019 12:53 am
Just curious, what did you end up doing,as far as the tension rod bushings replacements? I'm considering replacing the front struts, and really considering the drilled out HU2890 option
I didn't replace them.


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