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What Have You Done To Your Stagea Lately?

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I think they are S13/14 rails 3 out of 4 bolts lined up I just made a bracket to line up thx last bolt

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On 18/12/2019 at 10:40 PM, Cowboy1600 said:

What rails are you running with these?

I think they are S13/14 rails 3 out of 4 bolts lined up I just made a bracket to line up the last bolt

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Took out the crap Febest bits tension rod bushes that only lasted 50,000ks. Replaced with oem. Bit expensive but they'll last 150 probably. No more wanders!  And new sway bar links. Oem. No more clunking! Drives nice again. 

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When replacing valve cover gaskets I decided to do a full clean and paint of both covers as well as the intake manifold, gonna throw away the plastic engine cover now it's actually a kinda nice looking engine 20200324_152506.thumb.jpg.1cf7234ef72a5062ec8957dc22fba16f.jpg20200329_123928.thumb.jpg.454c0e283455b9da435fbe4dcc09360f.jpg20200329_132216.thumb.jpg.246365a18e1ba3ba08466afb8ba691f5.jpg

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1 hour ago, Ottdurr said:

When replacing valve cover gaskets I decided to do a full clean and paint of both covers as well as the intake manifold, gonna throw away the plastic engine cover now it's actually a kinda nice looking engine 20200324_152506.thumb.jpg.1cf7234ef72a5062ec8957dc22fba16f.jpg20200329_123928.thumb.jpg.454c0e283455b9da435fbe4dcc09360f.jpg20200329_132216.thumb.jpg.246365a18e1ba3ba08466afb8ba691f5.jpg

Looking good!

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After a month of toing and froing between the engineer and the road worthy inspectors the ATTKD 6 piston brakes on our  '05 PM35 Axis Autech have been passed (the engineer was awesome, and so are the brakes).  More of a challenge was the rear track - 1565mm which was 5mm over what is allowed.  At the end of the day standard ARX wheels on the back did the trick but looking for something more suitable.   

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42 minutes ago, karter said:

After a month of toing and froing between the engineer and the road worthy inspectors the ATTKD 6 piston brakes on our  '05 PM35 Axis Autech have been passed (the engineer was awesome, and so are the brakes).  More of a challenge was the rear track - 1565mm which was 5mm over what is allowed.  At the end of the day standard ARX wheels on the back did the trick but looking for something more suitable.   

Why was the maximum track 1560? Did the wheels stick out of the guard or was it an arbitrary number?

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Wheels are inside the guard - allowable track increase is 25mm and can use the widest track in that model of car - we used 1535 which is a PNM Axis and that gives me a limit of 1560mm.  My wheels are 18x9 with 25 offset - still getting my head around offset but thinking that 18x9 with 30 offset might bring the track in. 

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On 22/04/2020 at 11:16 PM, karter said:

My wheels are 18x9 with 25 offset - still getting my head around offset but thinking that 18x9 with 30 offset might bring the track in. 

Yeah, +30 means it'll sit 5mm inwards compared to +25

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On 15/12/2019 at 9:48 PM, TMLP said:

1000 k's on low boost the retune on E85 then I'll give it a bit & let you know how much I scared myself  

Have you done that 1000 km yet 

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so its about time i have written in the topic. my stagea journey started roughly 6 years or so ago when my mum was looking for a new car and had always liked nissans but wanted something practical and she decided on a m35 that she kept for a few years and i had always had a thing for wagons and i had decided a 260rs was what i needed in my life. late last year i put the plan into action and i was able to get a series 2 260rs.

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first thing to sort out was the clutch i knew the clutch was on its way out when i bought the car but it didnt worry me all that much as i was planning to change it anyway for increased power. i went with a nismo twin plate and took a couple of days off work to get it sorted. luckily for me im a mechanic at a nissan and we werent all that busy so i was able to come in and use my hoist as i dont think i would have been able to do it on my own on stands. 

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the car sat on display in the showroom at my dealership for a period of time and while noone really knew what it was it was interesting seeing people wonder why it was in there with all the new cars and reading the plaque i had written that sat beside it

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from there  the parts collecting began. i noticed while doing the clutch the front pipe flex joint had torn and was the source of an exhaust leak so that was on the list as i knew i was keeping the car on twins. i ended up getting -9's, hks cam gears and timing belt, genuine waterpump, tentioner, idler cam and crank seals, nismo fuel pump, 950cc injectors, nismo afms, prp r35 coil kit, nismo short and solid shifter with a power fc to run it all at this current stage.

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while sadly i dont have any photos of the shifter install it went quite smoothly apart from from getting the selector cup to seat into the gearbox however perseverance and the occasional swear made it go in eventually

the coil kit install was a breeze i decided to change the plugs while i was there and lucky i did the plugs werent old or anything but were a 5 heat range and simply not up to the task of the power i was about to throw at the car. the old coil loom looked tired and was very brittle as expected. i retained the factory igniter box even though it isnt plugged in with the new coil kit as the car had a couple of ground connections running to it

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so next is the car is booked in at racepace to have everything fitted and tuned so hopefully ill have a nice looking dyno sheet to post in a week or so  

 

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On 29/03/2020 at 1:31 PM, Ottdurr said:

When replacing valve cover gaskets I decided to do a full clean and paint of both covers as well as the intake manifold, gonna throw away the plastic engine cover now it's actually a kinda nice looking engine 20200324_152506.thumb.jpg.1cf7234ef72a5062ec8957dc22fba16f.jpg20200329_123928.thumb.jpg.454c0e283455b9da435fbe4dcc09360f.jpg20200329_132216.thumb.jpg.246365a18e1ba3ba08466afb8ba691f5.jpg

Tiiiiiidy!!

pic 3 - am I trippin or is that a larger mouthed turbo inlet pipe with tape over ?

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4 hours ago, a9y288 said:

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Haha that is awesome!

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13 hours ago, ProjectStag1 said:

Tiiiiiidy!!

pic 3 - am I trippin or is that a larger mouthed turbo inlet pipe with tape over ?

As far as I'm aware its bone stock, maybe masking tape is making it look bigger  🤔

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On 5/16/2020 at 12:52 AM, RBW49N said:

Have you done that 1000 km yet 

Sure have, I found a heap of small fixes that needed to be done like vacuum leaks cam cover oil leaks & stuff but the big one was the 3" exhaust & JDM mufflers were not as well flowing as they needed to be, so after having issues with back pressure I had to get a full custom 3 1/2" system made up with 3 1/2 inch Hi Flow CAT, plus I had the screamer pipe extended & plumbed back into the exhaust so I don't get booked, after an oil change I took it back to Maatouks & had another run on the dyno to make sure all is OK. found out the standard CAS doesn't like anything over 6500rpm so I'm saving up for R35 coils & bracket & a cam angle sensor to go in when I go back for the E85 tune after all this COVID shite... so its still running on great 98 octane at just over 500whp so reliable everyday, very happy & the idle is much lower now & the car shakes a bit at the lights..;)

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10 hours ago, Ottdurr said:

As far as I'm aware its bone stock, maybe masking tape is making it look bigger  🤔

Masking tape eyyy... might try that on my next big date.. 😁

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