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About Blackgtr

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    Rank: RB20DE
  • Birthday 10/13/1984

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    South Morang, Victoria
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    Cars, cooking, fitness.

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    01' R34 GTR
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  1. Hi Duncan, good job with hiding it from the wife. As you already are a car enthusiast with few different vehicles you probably see the design philosophy of each car. The rb series gtrs are definitely more of a special occasion weekend warrior rather than an a to b. Sure you can daily them but they arent as enjoyable in traffic, parking etc. They like the mid to high rpm on the open twisty roads. Get some seat time and let us know how you feel compared to the beema and evo. All the best mate
  2. Thanks guys, the power fc while older gen is still popular and seems to do the job fine. I just wanted to clarify about the oem ecu. Seeing modern cars have flash tunes on the factory ecu: from the r35 to even a falcon xr6 turbo; i was curious if any company flash the older gen bnr series ecu with good results. Ive heard of nistune.
  3. If you check trading post, there is a company wrecker selling many parts from at least 2 bnr34. All the best mate.
  4. Yes i did install the fc as soon as i got the car. I used octane booster and drove gently to be safe while i waited for the date of the tune. I asked the tuner to run the car safe and i always watch the knock. Main thing id like to know is will the power fc current tune (since it was performed over 5 years ago) be optimal after years and maybe 6k kms? And if i put a stock ecu in, how good were they; can they run optimally for the small modifications like an aftermarket exhaust and the subsequent mild increase in boost. Things like knock retard and closed loop? Thanks for the replies so far!
  5. Hi, Ive had my GTR for a long time now. Its stock apart from a catback exhaust and high flow cat. It came with a boost controller set to 1bar and had an Impul remap ecu. The first thing i did was install power fc and newer model hks evc tuned to stock boost for australian 98 vpower. My main question is since I like the car in standard form and dont drive it except in my estate to keep it running once a week. Would the stock ecu be a better option with the factory tune and safety features? Are there any options for a remap? Or should i stick to the power fc and if i do, would it be wise to do a tune and dyno run since its been unchanged for over 5 years. Any advice would be appreciated. -John
  6. Hehe, i actually have a penchant for eg civics but will never work one one or build one. Ive never driven, nor know much about cordias but ill check them out on youtube. Cheers mate.
  7. Sounds like you have experience with trying to install a supercharger kit. Its hard enough to fit your arm into a skyline engine bay to change an oil filter.
  8. When bmw wanted a block for their f1 engines, they used a moderate km used block from their road cars. The though was that the engine would have shown any stress by then. A non n1 block would be my choice with a build; either rb26 or rb30. They are tried and proven for decent power without grout filling.
  9. Very cool but expensive and large; i would assume packaging problems for most cars. Better for smaller displacement engines though.
  10. Ive been a big fan if RIPS rb30. Its tried and proven he has also been doing them for decades. Should email him and ask for a custom quote to your specifics.
  11. Hey, i dont want to spread bs information but i seem to remember a tuning shop that offers a warranty on a complete build and tuning up to the first start and initial tune performed on their dyno. Once the car is started, the initial breakin is performed on dyno by the shop, oil changed and is tuned. After that, the warranty is over. I dont know if this was a one-off or common practice but seems reasonable when a customer asks for a full, all included turn key package where there are no outside factors to affect the finished product.
  12. It is a big risk for a huge amount of money. How much power are you chasing? If it was me, i would buy a RIPS rb30 or simply forge your own engine. Talk to tuning shops and they may even offer a warranty on the build to the dyno tune. Even to the final tune if they limit the rpm and boost. Piece of mind to save stress and a hole in the pocket. Regards mate
  13. The parts would be good for someone who wants to return their car to stock standard maybe to sell or just for themselves. I would keep the twin turbo pipe, the snorkel and even the exhaust but perhaps loan/rent them out to people who need to pass a noise test or inspection. Regards mate.
  14. Hi, im selling a Trust Greddy oil filter relocator. Used but in near new condition. Asking 280. Please feel free to make an offer. Regards -John