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Shocks for 1200 coupe
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The last time I checked for shocks it was for sedan

Nissan 56210-H1825 SHOCK ABSORBER KIT-rear (2) - Coupe
* 2011 USA catalog $65 each
* now Discontinued

KYB 343143 GR-2/Excel-G gas-charged seems to be the most commonly available unit at least in america

a whole raft of potential part numbers are in the Tech wiki Coupe Shocks. Some are good for lowered Coupes (depending on the method of lowering)

The coupe uses a different shock from Sedan, and Ute/Wagon is different again

* Coupe shocks are similar to sedan shocks (both have upper threaded bayonet), but Coupes have smaller piston shaft
* Sedan shocks are stronger and have a bump stop -- they can support the weight of the car under full bounce. Coupe shocks should not bottom out (are not designed to support the full weight of the car)
* Sedan shocks may physically bolt to the coupe, but 1) have less stroke and 2) are softer. This is because the coupe shocks are mounted at an angle whereas sedan shocks are straight up/down
* Coupe shock looks similar to sedan but has small diameter 8mm pin that goes through the bottom eyering bush, and a smaller-than-sedan 8mm stem
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If you are running wheel/tyre combo that is lightweight as the original (11 lbs/each as i recall) then the stock soft-valving is what you want in order to make maximum contact with the road. Higher valved shocks will make the tires skip a bit even on very slight bumps on roads. The originals have the best riding quality

For off-road (dirt/gravel) a gas shock is recommended because the oil inside is tamped by the gas charge. In a regular shock the oil may foam up on severe shaking. An adjustable gas shock can be adjusted firm/soft to match your preferences

The other problem with gas shocks is that they raise the rear of the car up to 15cm

Kayaba (KYB) and Tokico were the factory rear shock brands, so they are good. These came in a black tube

Measured at 0.3m/s
Sedan Coupe
Stroke 167mm 180mm
Max. length 506mm 440mm
Min. Length 339mm 260mm
Rebound 58/569kgN 68/667kgN
Compression 38/373kgN 45/441kgN

KYB 343143 GR-2/Excel-G gas-charged$25 USD /each RockAuto.com
* Use with KYB KIT105 sleeve adapter (reduces lower mount from 12mm to 8mm bolt size)
Per KYB interchange, this fits:
* 1971-73 Datsun 1200 Coupe
* 1974-78 Datsun B210 Coupe
* 1970-74 Toyota Corolla wagon (starting 5/70)
* 1966 Volkswagen Type I (except 1200)
* 1967-70 Volkswagen Type I all FRONT
* 1971-77 Volkswagen Type I (except Super Beetle)
The stroke is less but only affects extension. These shocks will not bottom out on the coupe

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Re: Shocks for 1200 coupe
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On my lowered coupe I'm using Koni 80-1551, they are for Alfa Romeos. The spring rate for the Alfa and the Nissan comp springs are a similar rate so thus far they appear to be working great. I've done one race weekend and a track day on them.

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Good to know. Those are rebound-adjustable too

Koni 1551
* compressed 270 mm (10 mm longer than stock)
This is a longer shock, but not enough (?) to bottom out on bumps

On the topic of lowered coupes, in general lowering the coupe does not require a shorter shock. On the coupe the axle housing bump stops prevent the shocks from bottoming out

Whether lowering with blocks or with a reset spring, the axle housing won't go any higher and so the stock-length shock (compressed length) is sufficient

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Koni adjustable 80-1551
* 1965-1994 Alfa Romeo, about $200 pair
reportedly:
* extended: 415 mm (25 mm less than stock)
* compressed 270 mm (10 mm longer than stock)
* stroke: 145 mm (35 mm less than stock)
* eyelet 7mm wider than coupe

search for KONI 80-1551

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Dave per the Nissan suspension manual the lower shock mount on my car has been lowered so it accommodates a longer shock. As for less droop travel I don't care about that is it's not an issue in a road racing application.

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