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  1. Curious as to peoples first hand experience with the different brands, cometic, permaseal, OEM, durapro, tog, etc etc. As with most of the people in the world, one of my pet hates with my cars is something simple like the exhaust maifold gasket getting flogged out and have that infernal ticking noise and disgusting engine noise. Due to most people with skylines running big boost or big turbos, or pulling off the exhaust system to do maintenance, the gaskets usually get flogged out rather quickly compared to other "standard " cars. So I am curious to find out which products people tend to use and for what reasons. whether they be ease of access, price, performance, etc etc. Also curious as to other gaskets such as intake manifold, rocker covers and all others. So simply post a reply with which ones you use, how much they cost and why you use them and we will all be able to compare. Kind Regards, Michael
  2. Saw this mentioned on another forum, thought it was an interesting read: Car and Driver: Effects of Upsized Wheels and Tires Tested Plus-Size Models: Testing the performance effects of upsizing wheels and tires (April 2010) They tested near-identical tyres on different wheel sizes in 15",16",17",18" and 19" on a 2010 Golf. Here's the summary graphic: Obviously it's a fairly sedate front-wheel drive car but it's interesting that 17" and 18" seem to be in the sweet spot from a performance perspective. Going 19" resulted in slower acceleration, lateral grip, lower economy and more noise.
  3. Hey, I did a little searching and there's is a thread out there but I need some specific questions answered I own a 2004 300gt and I realized it's lost quite a bit of power, my friends Accord Euro CU2 pulls faster than my 300gt, we tried a little 0-100 test and seem to be getting 8-9 seconds with the aircon and speakers shut off (which should be around 7-7.5). Are there any specific aftermarket parts that I should be looking at? At the moment here's what I got in mind for future performance mods: -Fujitsubo Cat Back -Motordyne Iso-Thermal Plenum Spacer -JWT Pop charger w/350z intake -Unorthodox Racing Pulley Underdrive -Transgo Shift Kit -Stillen Grounding Kit Had a look at the DC Sports headers but I'm not too sure if they would fit onto my VQ30DD Could my current straight pipe axle back (I think) make me lose power? Or just the fact that I haven't had a chance to clean my plenum yet? If someone could shed some light on this for me that would be great. Thanks, Richard
  4. Hello all, selling a brand new set of recently Bridgestone Potenza RE002 street tyres. RRP ~$1,560. These are a brilliant tyre option for the road. asking price $1,250 for set of 4. 245/40/18 No pics as they are brand new, with stickers on tyres - but can send via MMS. Preference is local pickup, but can ship at buyers expense. As reference: I sent some rims up to Brisbane a few months ago for around $40 as I have a trade account, so shipping cost minimal. Review: http://www.nissansilvia.com/forums/index.p...howtopic=493484 You'll find cheaper Bridgestone's advertised for this price (check ebay). Reason: Enkie rims got a scratch on the passenger side, no point repairing as i'll keep them as track wheels and i'll buy a new set of rims, so need bigger tyres. Any questions feel free to ask. Adrian
  5. I own an auto 1998 r34 gtt and I'm thinking about getting a larger turbo (roughly 350 hp rated). With manual cars the clutch would need to be upgraded but would anything need to be upgraded with an automatic ?? Any replies will be greatly appreciated Cheers, angelo
  6. Selling my old 3" catback exhuast thats off my R33 gtst. Has a nice sound to it, good for somone who wants a nice grunt without having a cannon Price $110 ono.
  7. Currently taking my R34 GTT to seven hills, just looking for someone closer that knows skylines/ does performance cars service/upgrades etc. Live in Richmond NSW. Anyone know someone around this area - Windsor, Penrith, mountains etc?
  8. Hi guys selling my RB30DET Darton sleeves. Bought for my project but wasnt needed. Paid $1000 for them, still in box. Asking $600 Contact me on my mobile if possible Christian 0423 756 123
  9. R33 skyline project partout heaps of brand new items Brand new greddy type r intercooler - $400 Brandnew 50mm radiator-$125 Brand new thermo fans to suit radiator-$175 Brand new gfb electronic boost controller- $250 Brand new waste gate x2-$50 ea Brand new garrett gt04r turbo with exhaust manifold for r33-$650 R33 gtr dash cluster 15,600km 320km hr-$950 Brand new z7 rims -$600 R33 5 speed gearbox-$750 R33 diff with tru trac centre-$1500 Custom tailshaft-$1200 Rb25 block with 1mm oversize bore with rb26 crank and girdle all balanced (just needs soda blast) -$1000 Adr approved custom bonnet by blitz-$1200 R33 skyline shell with full paint job bmw sepang bronze with a ghost flake with a full race suspension arms and neomax silvers coilovers never had engine in since fitted.-$3000 Brand new stage 3 head with brand new internals and a 350cfm port and polish- $2700 Surge tank $100 Forward racing plennum (greddy style) with 100mm throttle body, 14mm fuel rail (tomei) 1000cc injector dynamic injectors and fuel pressure regulator -$1200 Tail lights led- $100 Headlights -125 Front bumper-$250 Rear bumper-$250 Tomei cam gears-$175 Tomei timing belt and pulleys- $30 Water pump-$75 Oil pump n1- $125 Tomei poncams 272 9.5 lift- $450 Gtr boot and spoiler -$200 30 row oil cooler- $100 Pretty sure i have missed stuff but if i remember more i will update
  10. Tuning the v36 Hey Guys , i got my skyline v36 07 and it's my first car I want to tune it and play around with the cars preformance but I am a newbie and lack all knowledge of cars . I really want to do make the car "rawr" when i drive . It's got enough power for me just want to make it look and sound meaner just looking for some tricks and tips . thanks guys all advice is much appreciated . Thanks for the responses on the other posts
  11. New shoes/tyres I know this has been asked many times but hoping for some current advice on new tyres for the V36. car: V36 Coupe SP Manual with the standard 19's I think these are rim specs but not certain. The tyres are the same thats for sure so pretty sure this is right. Front:Wheels: 19"x8.5". Cast aluminum. Made for Nissan/Infiniti by Enkei. Weight: 26.5 lbs. Bolt pattern 114.3 x 5 Offset +43Tires: Bridgestone Potenza RE050A 225/45/19 92W. UTQG 140AA, weight 27 lbs., tread depth 10/32"Rear: Wheels: 19"x9". Cast aluminum. Made for Nissan/Infiniti byEnkei. Weight: 27.5 lbs. Bolt pattern 114.3 x 5. Offset +45Tires: Bridgestone Potenza RE050A 245/40/19 94W. UTQG 140AA, weight 30 lbs., tread depth 10/32" Currently running Bridgstone RE050A's and they were OK except a little noisy. It's a bit hard to compare as they are the only tyres I've had on the V36 but it's inline with what I have read. Now the rears are closer to the wear markers and winter is kicking in (and thinking they are old...), the traction is not great any more and on some occasions terrible if the tyres are cold even in the dry. Cornering seems OK but any throttle and the car likes to over-steer. Fun but not ideal when not trying to with the misses in the car ha ha. I can now hit it in first gear with the clutch already out and chances are the rears will spin in the dry and in a straight line. I am looking at the Bridgstone RE003's on the standard 19's. Would I get away with 245/40/19 on the front, over the standard 225/45/19? The same on the rear, or a wider 275/35R19 on the rear? Doesn't appear the 225/45/19 is available in them. Or doI go the bridgestone S001's? The fronts are available in the s001's. Do I go wider anyway? Or stick to OEM sizes on the OEM rims? I was originally wondering about Toyo r888's and also a few other higher wearing tyres but thinking the RE003's are a good balance. Any other suggestions? I am not brand loyal other than considering two bridgestone tyres above. I hope to track it in the near future, but the car is mainly a daily so don't want to base it purely around track times. I'm prepared for some wear if it means decent grip however.
  12. I'll be adding more quality stuff to this thread over the coming weeks as I revert the car to stock, so keep your eyes peeled! For Sale: BC BR Coilovers - Adjustable compression/rebound and base height. 8kg front 6kg rear springs. Less than 10,000km old. Perfect condition. Original receipt showing $1300 purchase price from JustJap included. $800 Hardrace Adjustable Caster Arms. Perfect condition, less than 5,000km use. Will also fit S14,15, R33, R34 $150 Genuine Nissan strut brace. Could use a paint if you're fussy. $100 Nismo Hardened Rack Bushes. New. Firmer rubber for more feedback/less steering play. $80 Genuine R33 Coupe Type M Pods. Excellent condition no cracks. Paint is useable. $120 Postage is available on everything at your cost. Pickup preferred of course. Located Melbourne PM or 0411 582 453
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