Originally Posted by ZbeginninG
Well the pictured ones did belong in the front so that would make them the front coilover. These are OEM style coilovers in the rear. But have it all figured out and they are on the car and they are sweet!
This is a nitpick but a very critical distinction for a working suspension system.
The stock Z suspension does NOT use a front "coilover". It is an integrated component of the front suspension and is a modified Macpherson strut assembly. There IS a critical difference in the fundamental design despite their looking identical.
And the terminology "OEM coilovers in the rear" is totally off as the Z does not use any type of coilover or even a Macpherson or Chapman strut in the rear; it is a fully independent shock/spring arrangement. And it's there for a good reason... better handling than changing all the suspension pick up points and alignment settings.
What does this mean in the grand scheme of things? Not a damn thing. Coilovers are here to stay. I just hate how everyone seems to think that coilovers are the ultimate "shid" for the Z when in fact, they are actually a step down from the original design of the factory Z suspension system. Don't know why everyone pretends they're smarter than the Nissan suspension engineers.