hoodedreeper

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  1. I currently have the stock ER34 rear bumper on mine (photo of the car for reference) I'm looking about to see what's available, and there doesn't seem to be alot Nismo style rear pods I'd like something like the East Bear/Nismo diffuser but these seem to be suited for the GTR style rear bumpers (the centre fins line up with the 'fins' on the bumper) I did think about a copy Top Secret diffuser, but I can't find one fitted to my bumper (only GTR style) Has anyone got any examples of my style bumper but changed?
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    After reading up on a Speedhunters article by Jordan about his RS4 audio upgrade, I was that impressed I decided to bite the bullet and treat myself to one too. The DMX7017DAB is a double din mechless unit with a large touch screen display. The minimal buttons along the bottom edge gives it a more modern look without distracting you much. It has the bells and whistles you expect to find on a modern aftermarket stereo like DAB, Bluetooth, rear USB, steering controls etc. What drew me to this was a couple of things. The first being the integrated dash cam. With the dash cam plugging into the back of the unit, you can view the Camera aswell as play back recorded footage and photos. The camera has a built in shock sensor, a message promptly appears if the car has been hit in your absence, and you can review the footage straight away. The second feature that I loved was the ability to mirror what my phone does. For Android an app called Android Auto is required. This allows you to mirror Google Maps/Waze onto the stereo, while still being able to listen to Spotify/Google Music and make/receive phone calls! Very handy for those road trips or convoys to car shows Another feature the Kenwood unit has is a reverse camera. You can pick up a generic camera off eBay or Amazon for not a lot of money but I didn’t want the extra grief of splicing and hoping the built quality would last. So I went with Kenwoods unit and I’m glad I did. Direct plug and play and all I had to do was splice into the reverse light loom I finished the install when darkness fell so I’m eager to see the quality in the daylight The rear speakers have been crackling for awhile so this was one job that needed addressing more than anything. I didn’t know what I was letting myself in for until I was half way through it… The rear seats, door cards and trim had to be removed before I could touch the parcel shelf. The parcel shelf area was covered in a black dust, thinking it was the parcel shelf material disintegrating, I was wrong. As you can see, there wasn’t much left of the stock Clarion speakers, no wonder the sound quality was so poor! The new speakers dropped in a treat and I managed to reuse the original fixings. At the point I wished I had bought the wiring adapters but nevermind. With the rear interior put back together it was time to tackle the front speakers. This was ALOT easier, a few trim clips and screws and access was easy. Luckily the front speakers already had the adapters (weirdly enough) so that was plain sailing. I did buy some sound deadening pads to put on the inside but space is limited and daylight was becoming less and less. I’ll tackle this at a later date. The last thing on the list was to install the slim subwoofer. I was hoping it would fit under the seat, but upon removing it I didn’t realise the centre is humped and tapers down. So I decided to put it behind the seat instead. The wiring is a lot simpler, all of the wires go into a single plug, none of those nasty terminal screws we had ‘back in the day’. The hardest part was routing the live cable through the bulk head (wheel and arch liner off and it’s straight forward from there) So there we have it, a full multimedia upgrade! I still need to play around with the equaliser, then I’ll get a video sorted
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    We went for a drive and it didnt rattle or hit the screen under acceleration
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    Small update Fitted a tsurikawa and a hannya omamori to the 34 I've finally got fuse box diagram sticker fitted, it finishes off the carbon a treat While the camera was out I couldnt help but take a few more photos
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    Thanks PranK, it was a 'risk' but i'm glad i played it safe
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    We headed over to Blickling Hall here in Norfolk, they had an arrangement of lights for the festive period which was a great photo opportunity The LED lights had produced an intermittent fault. The first set, the outer tail light ring was missing half of the LEDs and the second set of lights had an issue with the brake light occasionally not working. Driftworks accepted a return and arranged the refund very quickly, I can't fault them for that. The OEM lights were refitted, i think i prefer them lol Although the interior was clean looking and stock, I felt it needed a lil bit more. I had a Nardi Deep Corn steering wheel stored away from the MX5, Driftworks supplied a HKB boss kit and the Nardi was promptly fitted. Upon fitting the boss kit and testing it, i noticed something on the floor mat. I had only gone and snapped the locating pin on the clock spring....f**k! I removed the hicas fuse to temporally disable it until i could sort it. I had a couple of options, replace the clock spring and potentially have it happen again or delete the hicas.....which brings me to my next update Driftworks Hicas Delete H&S Performance took care of fitting the kit and aligning the car, as always they've done a fantastic job! Last photo of this update is one i took this evening as the sun was setting, no real reason just a random photo. Its also the first using my new photography watermark teaming up with Modificata Culture
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    Refurbed an R33 brace with brake stopper
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    It was a very nismo christmas this year! Lu spoilt me rotten by buying me a Nismo speedo cluster I also treated myself to some Nismo goodies from Nengun and Yahoo Auctions Spent Boxing Day afternoon fitting it all Which brings me to my next mini update, engine cover stickers! Keeping with the Nismo theme, i purchased an R33 strut brace with brake stopper on eBay. The brace had certainly seen better days so i started to refurb it. And heres the finished item Another little change I made was to swap the bulb in the ignition barrel to an amber one, to help match the red/orange illumination in the cabin
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    A small update to catch up over the past couple of weeks Took some autumn photos My Tomei Exhaust elbow arrived from Japan via Nengun. The quality and workmanship on this is incredible! I found these on Yahoo Auctions and JDMParts Rupewrecht arranged the purchase and delivery. Originally they had a 2-3 week production time as they're made to order. But these were ready to be shipped within a week! The quality is very good, the pieces are quite thick so not thin and flimsy like some carbon/FRP parts. They've certainly got some weight to them! A friend of mine is currently cutting out the engine cover text aswell as the fuse box diagram to help keep them looking 'OEM'. Plus it breaks up all the carbon
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    Many Thanks, will give them a look. I've messaged a friend who can cut vinyl, if he's up to the task i'll get him to trace it
  11. Hello, I'm looking for a replacement sticker for the engine bay fuse box on a R34 GTT. Is such a thing available or will it need to be made by a local graphics company?
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    Im in Norwich,Norfolk so the other end of the country to you, may see you at some shows next year?
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    Thought i'd quickly draft something up in photoshop ( aint the best quality for a 10min edit) but may get my sticker guy to make me one And to contribute to this, heres my first haul from Japan. Oil,Fuel and Radiator caps along with some floor mats
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    Welcome! Is that Crail in the bottom photo of the Anglia? Santa Pod is too easy to spot lol Both cars look great
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    I'm looking for a Nismo steering wheel, some photos for reference Would need it shipping to the UK