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oldrx7's 323 wagon

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So I didn't end up using the rx7 shock insert, they do however fit the 323 strut, and would be useful for someone not wanting to shorten a 323 shock.  Only if they're lowering the car 30-40mm though.  Not short enough for my springs.

I had myself confused for a bit when I compared the two shock types.  I had them side by side and the shock shafts are the same length, but the rx7 shock body is shorter, so in theory if I was to space them up (see my paint diagram below), then there would be no benefit to using them (apart from price).  Spacing them 'down' however, with a collar type spacer would work.

However, after pulling out my struts and taking a look at the inserts in them, they looked / felt very new, so decided I may as well get them shortened, and sell the rx7 inserts to save myselft the hassle of shortening and making a spacer thing.  (reserve met on trademe if you'd like to buy them lol).  

Had a mate shorten the 323 inserts for me to keep the springs nice n captive, wire wheeled the strut body, dusted them with some black paint, and got them back in the car the other night.  Also replaced the rear shocks, cos why not.  Have got new brake shoes, cylinders and pads, so will get around to doing that soon also.

Will aim to get the car back on the ground the next few days, and hopefully wof time in the next week or two.

 

Shock diagram.JPG

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in the car.jpg

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