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About Blackgtr

  • Birthday 10/13/1984

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    South Morang, Victoria
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    01' R34 GTR
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  1. Thanks for the reply mate. How about the rb26? I know that stock boost is around 1bar or just a tad under but i dont think it has a boost by gear. There is a plug too. I assume for power? Main thing, how does nissan set the boost curve? Does it bleed the gate so there is a smooth curve or open late, producing a spike? Also there is that restrictor 'boost mod' how does that work?
  2. Hi, id like to compare and contrast the oem factory boost solenoid versus an aftermarket electronic boost controller; for rb26 mostly but also rb20/25. My main curiosity is how it regulates boost. An ebc has the ability to control not only a specific psi but also when the gate begins to open, whether early to give a smooth curve or late, for more aggressive curve with a possibility of a spike. I noticed the factory unit has a plug too, does anyone know what its for? Also, how efficient is it at controlling boost pressure ie: adding an exhaust, owners see an increase in boost pressure. Is it worthwhile to swap for an EBC if stockish boost levels are desired or will there be a benefit to lag and transient response? Regards
  3. Just a heads up. A Camaro and VL was stolen this morning at 6am from a factory in Heidelberg West. The car community is very close and alot of people know each other so please keep your ear to the ground and pass to friends. Any information please contact. Ps: watch your rides.
  4. Amazing! Can you imagine how far technology has come: from metallurgy for blocks, pistons, rods to engine management, modern fuel and turbo efficiency. Even a gearbox that can cope with this power and torque. In the past, this result was only capable from huge displacement v8s running on methanol. Nobody can disagree that tuner culture allowed for such development over such a short period of time. Love to see the quarter and some roll racing.
  5. Lumpy idle. Yeah its probably the cams. I saw just yesterday a blue gtr with tomei cams and e85. It was very lumpy on cold start and idle. Some cam gear adjustment will help shift the powerbank; great for an upgraded turbo rb26, especially on slower corners and on the street. The car looks great, i had an r33 gts4 a long time ago and ive always loved the r33 gtr. Definitely put a stock rear bumper on, we are over the whole bling bling bodykits. Oem is king now.
  6. Very impressive. I know that with modern single turbos, more power can be made but some people enjoy the factory twin turbo sleeper look; im one of them. Your figure is a perfect number for daily and track days; also the occasional spirited twisties. Was there any cam gear adjustment?
  7. Always good to find a mechanic who only fixes what needs to be done and charges for their time to do the job; not goofing off for half the time and expecting you to pay. Great mods. Definitely 300+awkw. No restriction with 4inch exhaust.
  8. Please let us know how your dyno tune went. I think it will make 240awkw.
  9. While you have your gtr in the shop make sure you do the oil system mods. A head drain or restrictors, a bigger sump with baffles and your good to go. I have some new -9 turbos with new gasket install kit, a blitz front pipe and nismo afms if you are interested. Dont mean to hawk my wares in your thread, just an idea. How is the auto transmission in your evo, ive always wondered if they are as good as the german stuff. Is your m3 a manual? I drove an e46 m3 with the paddles and i couldnt get used to it on a short drive; i wonder if they are smooth for cruising and in traffic/carparks I have an r34 gtr myself and i dont like the turning circle. I wonder if the 32 33 were any better.
  10. 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
  11. 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.
  12. If you check trading post, there is a company wrecker selling many parts from at least 2 bnr34. All the best mate.
  13. 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!
  14. 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
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