Whether it was due to the elements or competitive driving, the special washers at each end of the tension rod are an item that many Z-Car owners have lost over the years. Unfortunately, replacements were not available for a very long time, as manufacturing techniques needed to reproduce these at a reasonable price in small quantities simply did not exist for a long time. In late 2019, one of our local engineers took a look at these and determined it could be done; however, around the same time we stumbled across an old bit of Nissan supplemental data that pointed us down a different path. The Covid-19 pandemic unfortunately put our research into these on hold, but we were finally able to track these OEM Nissan replacements for the genuine, original equipment washers that were discontinued years ago. These are the washers that fit at each end of the tension rod to hold the bushings in place and provide proper deflection during braking and cornering. Sold individually; 2 required per side (4 per car).
These washers are part of a set of hardware specified in the supplemental data we found. While we do believe these should work as a direct replacement for a single missing washer, we strongly recommend replacing the rest of the hardware at the same time. See 23-4264KI in Related Items below for that supplemental hardware set.
Datsun 240Z, 260Z, 280Z, 280ZX, Nissan 300ZX
Datsun S30, S130, Nissan Z31
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