crash n’ burn wrote:oh 3.3 is definitely not a bolt in affair. i've already had my fair share of fabbing done to it. i'd really like to keep the intake but i'll probably end up swapping it for a maxima style intake, then rotating it 180 to face the front of the motor like i need. i ended up having to have custom manifolds made up and even a 2 piece style one for the driver's side as the 1st runner hooks around the steering shaft. i didn't know a damn thing about the bolt sizes being different, i just ended up having them done since i wanted a full exhuast anyways..
when i say bolt in, i mean basic "adjustment" of the parts are the only thing required. but i've never heard of having to space the calipers. the driveshaft i've seen some do a hybrid z31 front/m30 rear with the z31 shaft being slightly shortened; however that's not too big of a problem since i had a SS DSS shaft made for it. the front strut bar i made fit, i had to take out the little adjustment nuts and then screwed the end plates as far in as they go and it took a little muscling it in there but i have the front strut bar installed(cheap a** megan). along with the c-pillar bar as you mentioned.
this car is definitely unique in the fact that it uses all of these shared parts but that they've ben slightly modified to be specific to this chassis.
you stated in your other post that the 3.3 is bolt in, thats whay i was making some points.
the z31 hybrid driveshaft is not a bolt in deal, as you see in the pic, the m30 shaft has a carrier bearing on the front half, z31 does not.
what some have done is brought the driveshaft to a local shop and have the front yoke of the z31 shaft welded to the m30 shaft
personally, i would rather have a 1 piece, and i recomend the nico sponsor shaftmasters.com, i have worked with them before and they are very helpfull, and prices are much better then dss. (and they dont make them in ss, that would be really heavy)
i dont know what you mean about the first runner hitting the steering shaft and the 2 piece manifold deal. the first runner is at the front of the engine, and no where near the steering shaft. also the 3.3 exhaust ports are in the same location as the 3.0 so yeah, not sure what you mean, some pictures would help.
as for the z32 rear calipers, they have to be spaced in order to be centered on the rotor. every m30 that has them is setup like that, or the rotor will rub on the caliper and not allow the rotor to spin, or the pad to fit in.
this person has used shims
i used washers on mine to get the same end result.