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Hello all. Ok. I've managed to come up with the money to get a 240sx.. I have a limit of about ~3500 bucks. Currently looking at this car-Nissan 240sx Turbo KA-T...notice it has megan TRACK coilovers..are these ok for drifting? That car has 160k miles on the chassis, i will be test driving the car before buying, my dad is along for the ride.. he's been working on cars for 30+ years so he'll help me out with any problems that he finds with that KA-T. Should i go with that KA-T if its in real good condition? If i dont get that one then im lookin for a car that has little to no aftermarket parts... So before i get into performance side of the car, im going to deal with the suspension.. Since im on a tight budget..should i just go ahead and get springs? looking at these-
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and not coilovers..or save my money for about 3-4 months and get coilovers.. springs seem to be cheap.. 100-300 bucks? also. Im looking at strut bars.. anyone have any suggestions/tips on what brands to be looking for.. or what else i should do to the car to get it drift ready? If i cant find a car that is close to stock. Im looking at this one? notice it has megan TRACK coilovers..are these ok for drifting? Keep in mind that im in High school and without a job due to moving recently. So i have no way of income. Therefore at the time i dont feel like spending 900+ dollars on coilovers... and suggestions/opinions will be appreciated. Thanks.
 

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I dont even know where to start..

I suggest you read through the stickys in the beginner section for starters. Stay away from cheap ebay springs and coilovers. Save up for a few months and get some quality coilovers. There is a huge difference, especially if you plan on drifting. Megan coilovers are not bad, they are more of a lower end/intro coilover. Way better then ebay though. Remember that if you buy a 240 there is most likely going to be a decently long list of stuff to repair before its in decent condition. Spending a little more on a stock 240 that was owned by a 60 year old lady is worth it, IMO, because it will most likely not be driven hard and will be in alot better condition. Compared to all the 240's for sale that have been drifted and bagged on.

You pretty much have alot of searching to do. You cant just say "I want a 240 so I can drift, whats some good coilovers?" There is alot more to it then that. Whenever you have a question, search it on google. 9 times out of 10 you will find the answer on there.
 

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I dont even know where to start..

I suggest you read through the stickys in the beginner section for starters. Stay away from cheap ebay springs and coilovers. Save up for a few months and get some quality coilovers. There is a huge difference, especially if you plan on drifting. Megan coilovers are not bad, they are more of a lower end/intro coilover. Way better then ebay though. Remember that if you buy a 240 there is most likely going to be a decently long list of stuff to repair before its in decent condition. Spending a little more on a stock 240 that was owned by a 60 year old lady is worth it, IMO, because it will most likely not be driven hard and will be in alot better condition. Compared to all the 240's for sale that have been drifted and bagged on.

You pretty much have alot of searching to do. You cant just say "I want a 240 so I can drift, whats some good coilovers?" There is alot more to it then that. Whenever you have a question, search it on google. 9 times out of 10 you will find the answer on there.
Thanks Boxfresh. Dont know your real name, i found a 93 coupe for 2900 very good condition, 73,000 on the s14 engine, and a recent transmission swap.. from auto to 5spd. For now, since i have the money, practically in hand, could i just go ahead with some tein springs? Good set of tires, drift button, and a locked diff n call it good to learn on? i can easily come up with the money, just takes some time, after i come up with the money for coilovers i plan to get them and take off the tein springs..:scratch: just trying to go with whats is cheapest at the moment, hope you understand, thanks.
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new 240

I recently bought a set of tein s-tech springs. For a cheap start thats a way to go. Gave me a pretty nice drop straight outta the box and after driving for a bit noticed that i got just a little bit more outta them. Easy to install and tightens the car up just a little bit. If you want the car a little bit tighter find some cheap sway bars. I found some cheap and in good condition on craigslist
 

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I recently bought a set of tein s-tech springs. For a cheap start thats a way to go. Gave me a pretty nice drop straight outta the box and after driving for a bit noticed that i got just a little bit more outta them. Easy to install and tightens the car up just a little bit. If you want the car a little bit tighter find some cheap sway bars. I found some cheap and in good condition on craigslist
Will the Tein S-Tech springs due for drifting? Im already gettin sway bars, just need some advice on springs atm..
 

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well there still an improvement over stock, but your still going to get mean body roll when drifting and it'll be harder to learn on then coilovers.

honestly, I would reccomend getting a car, driving it for a few months and get to know it. Figure out what happens when you do what, how much power it has, do all the maintainance, fix the small stuff. While doing all that, save money on the side for coilovers.

You cant realy hop in a car and just start drifting, especially if the car isnt mechanically sound to begin with because your just going to end up breaking stuff.
 

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well there still an improvement over stock, but your still going to get mean body roll when drifting and it'll be harder to learn on then coilovers.

honestly, I would reccomend getting a car, driving it for a few months and get to know it. Figure out what happens when you do what, how much power it has, do all the maintainance, fix the small stuff. While doing all that, save money on the side for coilovers.

You cant realy hop in a car and just start drifting, especially if the car isnt mechanically sound to begin with because your just going to end up breaking stuff.
I understand what u mean. Great advice. Thanks. I've drifted now for a year and a half. Had a buddy down the street with an FC Rx-7.. He taught me how to drift to begin with.. anyways. Im not gonna give ya my whole life story. His FC just had cut springs and stock struts tie rods.. the whole works.. so it would be quite a change.. Thanks again box
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no problem dude. when you do get a 240 make sure you start a thread and post some pictures so we can check it out.


edit: jeeze I just looked at how much I have wrote in this thread.. its practically an essay.
 

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Skip the drift button, start with crappier tires. Practice (Read: Safely, LEGALLY) simple maneuvers repeatedly, and wait for the crash. Not if, when.
 
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