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    The 6262 sillyness is never ending... New cams just got the most power and torque it's ever made
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    Modifying a Skyline - An Honest Perspective THIS THREAD IS LOOOONG. SKIP TO THE END FOR SUMMARY! Hey SAU. I was originally going to write a Newbie Introduction thread, as I realized I never officially introduced myself. However, I really want to talk about my experiences modding my car, so instead I'll post a very quick introduction here My name is Josh, I'm 28 from Sydney and I've been lurking SAU on and off since 2013. I originally joined to talk to a guy about buying an R32 GTST which I ended up doing in 2013, before selling it in early 2016. About 3 months ago I picked myself up a nice 40th Anniversary Silver R33 GTST with the intention of making it into a zippy streeter that I could use to fulfill my goal of getting on a track. With that out of the way, I thought I'd write about my experiences buying parts, installing them and tuning my R33. So this is like a build thread but I'm already 90% done. Part of the reason I wanted to do this was to write about my mistakes. Things I did wrong, things I should have researched and advice I ignored. So many people have tried to cut corners when it comes to working on their cars, including me, and I want to write honestly about what I've done and how I did it so others can learn. Oh, and hopefully you can also learn a few positive things as well! So let's start with parts that I wanted. When I got the car, I was getting together a small slush fund to get parts, but was still pretty tight on budget. I set out with the goal of 250rwkw. For this, my shopping list was (the usual): Turbo Injectors Fuel Pump AFM ECU Before going out and buying them, I set about doing all of the maintenance items on the car. Oil, filter, fuel filter, coolant, and I went as far replacing transmission oil as well with Redline Shockproof. During this first couple of weeks driving the car, I really didn't like the brakes as the previous owner had let the car sit for a while and the rotors were shot. So I ended up buying a set of DBA slotted and dimpled rotors and QFM brake pads all round. This combo worked extremely well, but was extremely noisy, a problem I have to this day. Here comes my first piece of advice: if you're going to replace your rotors, you may as well clean up your calipers and hit them with some paint. Mine could really use it but I never did. It was after this I wanted to get started on parts. However, I couldn't at the time afford everything at once, and I thought I was going to wait a few months. I therefore, for some reason, decided to get my Nistune ECU before anything else. I really don't know why, I guess because I was very excited and I thought the car might run a bit quicker with Nistune, considering it already had supporting mods (zorts, intake, EBC). So I bit the bullet, hit up Toshi and ordered my Nistune. I thought I may as well, seeing as I was going to need it anyway. This was completely stupid. Do not be like me and waste a tune and dyno time for no reason. If I had my time again I would have been patient instead of stupidly enthusiastic. It ended up being more of a blunder as I got my work bonus a week later and I started ordering parts immediately. The first thing I ordered was injectors. After doing a bit of research, I thought that the easiest way to get to my goal was to stick with side feeds. However, I didn't anticipate they'd cost so much, with a set of NISMO's quoted to me for $1150. So off to Ebay I went. Here, I found "JECS 550cc RB25DET Direct Replacement Injectors" (they ended up being STI injectors with harnesses). I read SAU, and didn't find too much other than generally I should stick to genuine stuff. I then read ebay reviews and reviews from other websites. It seemed hit and miss. I thought f@#k it, and bought them. For less than $400 I thought I couldn't go wrong. We'll come back to these. I then looked up AFM's. Again, I was shocked to find Z32 AFM's around the $300 mark. So off to Ebay once again. I found "Bosch Z32 Replacement" AFM's brand new for $90. Score! Or so I thought. Do NOT cheap out on AFM's. This unit did NOT work, despite the crazy positive reviews. Take the advice from others and go genuine. For a fuel pump, I wanted a Walbro 255. For this I had a mechanic mate who happened to have a new one on his shelf that he sold me for $100. Easy, and one of the few things I did right. For turbo choice, I actually came to this forum and took the advice given to me. I ended up going with a G3 21U High Flow turbo from Hypergear. At $1100 it was one of my steepest purchases but well worth it. So, I got a week off work, hijacked my in-law's driveway and shed full of tools and set about installing the parts with the intention of getting Toshi out to tune my car when complete. Luckily, I had experience swapping a turbo out from my R32 so this wasn't too bad. I had the turbo swapped out in about 10hrs. My only advice for this is to get yourself a 24mm ratchet spanner to attack the inside banjo bolt. IT IS A B!TCH! I'd also suggest bringing the dump out with the turbo, BUT taking it off to install the turbo. This is how I did it, but I was working alone. After installing the Turbo, I put in new coolant and oil and took it for a brief spin. All good. Yes, I'm a grub. The next day I set about installing the fuel pump. I've never worked with fuel systems before, but after following a how-to on SAU I got there in the end. It's important to note that I did NOT do the "earthing mod" as I didn't know about it at the time. Please do your research and do this at the bare minimum. Ideally though you will do the fuel pump rewire with a relay etc, as I will be doing myself soon. If you do not do these your pump will not get the full voltage it needs. After taking the car for another spin, everything seemed fine. This was where I was getting scared, as I was about to tackle injectors and AFM. I knew I couldn't test the car for anything from this point until Toshi came for the tune. I decided to attack injectors first. Once again, I followed a guide I found on SAU. I did NOT have to take off the plenum or the IAC valve. It is an 11/10 B!TCH to reach into and work on, but you don't have to remove them. Others suggest you do, but I didn't. It took me about 2 hours to get the rail out for a first timer. The hardest part for me was actually unplugging injectors 4 and 5, as my fat bloody hands couldn't unclip the 20yo plastic. I eventually use a bent screwdriver as a hook to unclip them but it took me a good 15mins to just unplug these injectors. Once the rail was out, I was told that pulling the injectors out would be quite difficult. However, for me, it was quite easy. It was a bit of a pain I admit to get the screws out from the injector hats, including one screw being completely rounded, but I fixed this up with some multigrips. For the injectors themselves, I used a bit of muscle to twist them in their rail, and then using a large, flat, wide screwdriver, I SLOWLY and carefully levered them out, from just under the plug connection. Others had said not to do this, but I did this with ZERO damage. After this, I installed the new injectors using a little bit of motor oil as lubricant and reversed the order of everything to install. Once again, the injector plugs made me want to off myself. The rest was easy. I then installed the AFM using yet another guide on SAU. Make sure you use solder and insulate PROPERLY with heat shrink and tape, For R33s, solder the 2 Earth's together from the Z32 plug to the Earth on the 3-wire harness. Do NOT ground any of them to chassis, as I read on another guide. With everything installed, it was time to tune. I got Toshi over, but the car was running like dogshit. After process of elimination, we got it down to one injector. Injector number bloody 4. With nothing he could do, Toshi went home, and I went and cracked a cold one so I could start sobbing. The next day, I pulled everything apart and found this: This is what happened when I tried to reach in and squeeze shit together. A BENT BLOODY PIN. I fixed this and low and behold, the car started and idled nicely! It was then time to get the car tuned again and chucked on the dyno! During this dyno run, the car unfortunately misfired. Toshi pointed out that it could be the coils or the fact I never earthed the fuel pump, as I mentioned above. After quickly earthing the pump, I still had a misfire, and drove away with an unfinished tune making 184rwkw @ 10psi. 3rwkw less than I orginally had before the mods... It was at this stage that I needed to get coils. After looking through reviews (but not enough of SAU) I ended up buying Yellow Jacket coil packs. These coils have a reputation for failing here on SAU. However, mine have not been the cause of my issues, but I only have 400km of driving on them. I also happened to get custom plates at the time because why not. I then installed the coils and gave Toshi a call. I went to him to get the car tuned but yet, the car still misfired and the AFR's couldn't be put under control. It was at this time that it was cemented to me that the injectors were the issue. Not having faith in the judgement, and desperate not to spend $1k+ on injectors, I got the second opinion of Johnny (dose pipe). He took a look at my car for me and tuned it up to a point where it at least drove and boosted. He was bloody awesome about it too, can't talk him up enough. However, the car was leaning out in the top end, and he advised this is likely the injectors as suspected, or the fuel pump running out of juice. As mentioned before, if you upgrade your pump, make sure you re-wire it! After driving the car for a bit in low revs, it started running like a dog and not boosting, and misfiring at low revs. It was almost 100% the dodgy injectors. So, whilst crying into my wallet, I forked over the cash for new NISMO 740cc injectors from Just Jap. This brings us to now. I'm installing the injectors next Saturday before once again attempting a tune. Hoping all goes well, my combo should net me around my 250rwkw goal. I'll update this thread when done, but to summarize what I would like people to take from this thread: Take the advice of people on SAU. They've done it before. 5 star reviews from anonymous people mean shit. See the point above. Buy GENUINE. Do NOT buy re manufactured. Be PATIENT. I could have saved a lot of money just by doing things in a better order and not being stupid. As above, do't get ahead of yourself. Walk before you run. Make sure your car is in tip-top shape before modding. If it isn't now, it won't handle modification. Most of all, HAVE A BLOODY GO at doing things yourself. I have limited experience on tools and have had no training. I'm self taught from YouTube and from SAU guides. It's extremely fun and rewarding, even when you've had speed bumps like me. I think that's enough haha. More updates to come
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    s13gtr AWD S13 Gday guys, Here is my s13 i have been playing around with for the past few years, started out as a cheap drifta but got bitten by the drag racing bug and have chased that path for a while, but i still want the car universal as i want to do local circuit and motorkhana days. I have been slowing increasing the power, increasing turbo sizes from gtx3076-gtx3582-gtx4088-gtx4202 to currently having precision 7675. As i made more and more power it was getting hard to put it down so i was searching for a R32gtr and then they became unaffordable for me so i bit the bullet and went AWD on the s13. Slowly gathering parts for the conversion, i didnt want to commit until i had everything.Tinkering away in the shed i got my hands on a frontcut for dummy assembly, once i was happy with engine position i just started stripping my car apart and threw it in... (well not that easy.... but it works!) anyway here is a few pics of the cars journey. rb25/30 built by Matt Sims Performance PPG H dogbox Precicion 7675 turbo haltech elite 2500 ets pro awd controller
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    just filled up the coolant and power steering, so far so good i didnt leave much room for air filters, but they are in and fit up ok, going to drain the methanol, and fill up with avgas now.
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    well... it starts!! some wierd settings in a sub menu were stopping the engine from starting. video up soon. big thanks to Ryan from SYVECS. what took me over a week to work out he did in about 10 seconds over team viewer. (from Dubai) even on methanol it seems pretty good. now ive got to button up the body loom and put the interior and dash in it. yays
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    So considering the low votes across the board I'm going to send each entrant some stickers and pressure measure things. Thanks all please pm me your address.
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    R34 GTR V-spec 2 Nur - Bayside blue - 15,400 kms Bayside blue V spec 2 Nur for sale - slightly over 15,400 kms. Details - Purchased from Craft Sport, Goo-net rating 5 exterior, 5 interior, no repair history 100% original vehicle, no repairs and has never been modified 1 Japanese owner vehicle, garage storage, never driven in the rain I'm the first Australian owner Full documentation - books with full Japanese service history Vehicle purchased and serviced by same Nissan prince dealership during its time in Japan Export certificate can be provided with sale Photographed by GTR magazine Features - LM-GT Magnesium wheels with Bridgestone RE050a tyres - had original tyres when imported Nismo S-tune front bar Nismo side skirts and rear pods Nismo carbon fibre wing blade Nismo rear diffuser fins Nismo Carbon pillar garnish Nismo titanium shift knob Price is 200k firm - selling to invest elsewhere.
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    Always take my gtr out. It's my daily when I'm home. People always say so should garage it and only drive it ok n special occasions but meh, I like other people enjoying it too. I had a 6 year old kid sitting in my drivers seat loving it. Kids parents were rapped that I said just chuck him in there and let him have a play. [emoji23]
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    Throw your American Spal shit into the bin. Install the OEM shroud, OEM fan blade and a good condition fan viscous hub. Raced my car last summer is 38+ Celsius degree water, water temperature never exceeded 110 degrees. And I'm sure my car made heaps more power than yours.
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    Here's some of my photos from the day.
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    Hi guys, Thought i would drop in and say hi again, sold my last R34 in 2013 and had a import break for a few years, just got another stagea so might see a few of you around Macka
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    Finally had some time this weekend to take my new acquisition for a spin, wash it and find a car cover for it. Here as promised, some pictures. Cheers!
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    The EFR 8374 took a few minor mods to fit... But sits well! Gate pipes, dump pipe etc were all completed over the weekend and are off getting coated. This was from one of the test fits on Saturday! Looks like heaps of space but once everything started to go together with both gates etc its quite tight.
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    Winner of the Best R34 GTR award at GTR Festival 2017 Picture by Ekisu Imagery
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    Lol almost making the bobby fella look like a fast build
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    The furkid has also grown !!
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    All the stance and drag lads from gtr festival have they entered?.... 100s of Gtr's at a stance drag meet and we can't even sel out a track day this world is backwards and f**ked Ps Can I have number 69
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    This place looks amazing. Great view too. Good work Collin.
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    Old setup removed from the car... New setup well underway! Quick video from last night -
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    So the owner of the 25T with the EFR7064 just installed a Turbosmart dual-port actuator and we dialled all the duty out of the boost control and went for a quick hoon - this is with basically no effort made to do anything other than make boost try and hit 18+psi and hold it, this is the only log I saved but proves the concept. It took minimal effort to make it hold 18+psi to redline, which is ideal.
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    Also, here is the finished product of the 3 calipers I have rebuilt thus far. And a before and after of the A32 Maxima Calipers: BEFORE: BLASTED: REBUILT AND PAINTED:
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    Its what we do, garage queena lol... personally i dont give a toss about stone chips, dings or dents. Most have seen the patch on my bumper, looks can be deceiving 😈 lol... what realy anoys me is the roads and people that use them, driving manner and ability are bismal at best. It looks like a gd run tho and il come along for a laugh. On the upside, my rb30 block and crank are ready at the machine shop 😍
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    At least u r home. I'm in a busted ass camp on the middle of the desert for 2 weeks [emoji23]
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    Did you get passed by an old English car down the straight DJ....?
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    OK Team, Here is a Vid. Lot's still to learn on that track, but I must say EPIC! @deongster there is heaps of you in here... enjoyed the duel you maniac!! Once again, thanks SAU team for an awesome day. GIVE IT THE BEANS!
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    What an amazing Track! Scary as for the 1st time. Those blind crests and double apex corners... Wow!! Enjoyed it, but the car was a bunch of balls unfortunately on the day. Thanks to the SAU team who made it happen. Here is the pic of Daisy ATM... Gearboxout... dang. I'll try and get some Video up of a few ok laps! Great to meet some of you guys! James
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    The Top 10 SAUNSW members championship standings.
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    Fark that We have our own restaurant now at the bell tower. Colin said we all get lifetime 1/2 price meals and free drinks
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    all r32 gtr gear, baffled gtr sump. haven't got any underbody pics, ill try remember to get some next time its on the hoist. rather drive it atm than have it on the hoist. heres a couple of pics i had on my phone, probably what you want to see anyway included one of the shortened gearbox mainshaft from drag battle
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    My mate is a cinematographer and he came along yesterday to do a short film of the track day.. Enjoy!
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    Hellowwww peopleeeee!! I received the Tee's YESTERDAY at 5pm! OMG damn DHL just could not do a day earlier!! Ill start arranging shipping for them - and send them out this week - i will let you all know once i have shipped it out..
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    I don't know why we can't get the drag race/ roll race dude ( see below) to enter this day.... they might see the light with corners and shit
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    Pats mate There was a wanted post on Vic Police FB page yesterday and KRYZSTOF CHORAZY liked the post LOL
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    SAU.NSW Section. "...what you missed out on!" This ain't my pic, so it's not in the comp.
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    Hey Team, Here is my entry... Didn't take many pics, too busy off doing skids haha, but this is the 'White End' of the SAU section with 'Daisy' in the foreground. Don't know if it was a fluke, but it was pretty wild to have so may White GT-Rs in a row. Vote for me! Me wantee merch pack
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    Some pics from custom cars and coffee.
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    love my nismo!!!
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    I love the stagea's, wife said do not bring one home? She's a weirdo! Had one blow the doors of the xr8 on tonkin one day and she still didn't like it!
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    What a day ! Just won $500 Cash from Snap Fitness [emoji23]
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    a 3076 pushing 70+lb/min of air at that pressure ratio is going to be HOT. compressor efficiency would be down in the mid 50's and the rotating assembly not long for this world, not to mention terrible in/ex pressure ratios doing the engine no favours. the turbine expansion ratio is going to be well over 6:1. the percieved power "advantage" of the precisions/garrets is you can run them outside their operating envelope and they'll go for a while, making right on the limit/more than their rated power. but you are going to run into issues, such as sonic blade tips/choke. the gamma Ti on the back end of the EFRs will be destroyed in short order, which means you have to size them properly for the application. some people see that as a weakness, but it has been engineered to operate in a particular range, which is the trade off from running such an incredibly light turbine wheel. the speed sensor bung is there for a reason.
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    Its running around 420hp on 98 and 480hp on e85 but took out the e85 tune to make the 98 one cleaner ( no e85 in my area ) on gtss turbos with kelford 265 cams. Bit lacking in power, really need to be up in the 500hp for a gtr but cannot complain I spose . Has full haltech catalogue as well
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    12k Run with half marathon medal ? Not that Im complaining - I run fast as My car [emoji23]
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    getting pretty close now. just wiring and some more fab on the intercoolers. i read the wiring diagram wrong, and wired all the crank and cam sensors up backwards. killed all of them, so at $115 each i needed a better solution. so i picked the popular cherry gear tooth hall sensors, and turns out that a standard a/c pipe pad mount has the same dimensions as the sensors. the engine a gearbox ready for the 100th and final fit.
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