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Russman

Russman's Time Attack Build

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I've been meaning to do this for a long time so here it is...

My name is Russell and some people on here may already know me. I've been in the SAU scene for about 5 years now.

I bought my R32 in 2005 and it has gone through numerous small changes over the years.

It started off with a very good list of mods when it arrived from Japan

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It had:

Cusco coil overs, 33 GTSt gearbox, spool diff and the engine had HKS 2530, PFC, GTR injectors, Tomei cams and all the usual bolt ons to make a respectable 200rwkw’s.

At the time for me this was huge power. I did lots of DECA’s with SAU Vic, a few drift days and a couple of track days.

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I then added R34 GTT brakes, race seat and pretty much flogged the guts out of it. For a couple of years.

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And……. then I met a bunch of guys that encouraged me to go for more power. This team consists of Matt (Femno), Tim (Drift SX), Campbell (REAMED), Dean (deanc), Mark (mark33gtst) and a few others. They all had big power so the idea and it rubbed off on me…

So to make the most out of my RB20 we boosted it to 1.56 bar ~23psi

This tune was done by ACE WORKSHOP + DYNO and the results speak for themselves. With what was a restrictive turbo setup we certainly got the most from it and it has held together for years!

The best times I got with that setup:

Sandown: 1:24.26

Winton: 1:34.98

Philip Island: 1:48.00

Eastern Creek (SL 2010) 1:47.32

Oran Park (SL 2009) 1:24.31

I also took out DECA overall champion in 2010

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did you have problems with it breathing at 23psi? I've 2 rb20's in a row not like the boost.

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Yeah it struggled up top but it had awesome mid range with the cams kicking in with boost at the same time. I just changed my driving style to upshift earlier.

BTW the above was just an intro. The real build that is underway will be posted up when i get a chance.

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Drill front caliper bolt holes to 14mm and bolt on

Yep. 310mm rotors, Nissan calipers. Nice easy upgrade for the cash I had.

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Few more pics from the last few years.

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In 2009 I did Superlap at Oran park. It was a big step up for me in terms of competition. It was my first introduction to TIME ATTACK!

Oran park is an awesome track and I was way out of my league for that sort of event. Dispite this it was the start of my love for time attack.

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I also won a set of Advan RS wheels that year at a $10 raffle :)

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Later in 2009 I did the ATC with Troy (Roy) and again that raised the bar with what this car was capable of.

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Also in 2009 I stacked it at winton at a drift day. I got it repaired and that was the end of it's drifting days. I wanted it to be pure time attack...

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I got that all fixed and continued to race it for the rest of 2009 and 2010

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Superlap 2010

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The awesome crew!

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2010 superlap is when I realised that I wanted to do a big build and change the setup.

I'd had a lot of success with the car with that setup. I was reaching the limit of the car where I couldn't drive the thing any faster.

Seeing all the crazy cars at 2010 SL made me want to spend the money on my car to pick it up to the next level where my driving will again be the limiting factor. Not the car. The part of time attack I enjoy the most is improving my driving. In 2010 at EC I had enough sessions to squeeze out a 1:47.32 with a set of year old AO50's and some good advise from Troy :)

2011 I plan to go faster :)

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So this is where the build begins...

I started parts collecting over 2010 and Jan 2011 we started the work.

Parts list so far:

G4 356mm brakes

TE37 Superlaps 18x10.5 +15. Yes that's right 10.5in on a 32 GTSt!!!

Standard S1 RB25

6 boost T4 manifold

Garrett GTX3076r with twin scroll 1.06 rear housing

HKS 38mm wastegate

Full 3.5in exhaust custom made by Mat

Jun copy plenum

OS Giken triple plate clutch

Surge tank with Bosch 044 pump

Top feed injectors (900cc or something cc so I can go E85 later)

52mm ebay radiator

PowerFC

Defi gauges

GTR BOV

GTR front guards flared

GTR front bar.

My good mate Matthew Femino (Chewy) from ACE WORKSHOP + DYNO is the guy that is making it all happen. I've been doing as much of this as I can while he does the hard stuff. He really is a master when it comes to fabrication and making it all come together.

This car will basically all be done in house with only small amounts of work being done elsewhere. This includes a "CHEWY TUNE" on the ACE WORKSHOP Dyno. We're expecting to be able to pull about 330rwkw's with the setup but most likely be going for a 'safe' 280-300rwkw's for lots of track time.

Paint will be done James at Patti panels in Campbellfield when the time comes.

I'll let the photo's do the talking...

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Here are some pics taken over the last few months...

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Here are some video's of the car as it was...

Winton

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are you sticking with the RB20?

did you get brake fade with the R34 brakes?

and does the wing actually make a difference on the track?

great build!

Hey mate.

Nah I'm going to RB25.

Brakes were fine with the power I had. Just had to make sure I had plenty of pad and bled the brakes every track day. It's was probably the most you'd wanna push them though...

The wing is definitely noticable on tracks like Eastern Creek and Philip Island. Don't think it does much at Winton or Sandown. Maybe turn 6 at Sandown...

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Look forward to your progress Russ, you were very quick on the old setup...

Nice list of mods too, how the hell are you going to fit those rims on the rear????

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Good read. Love the video. I sent you a pm regarding the 2530.

Look forward to following the build

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Look forward to your progress Russ, you were very quick on the old setup...

Nice list of mods too, how the hell are you going to fit those rims on the rear????

Apparently, he is going to use hydralic ram (pretty sure his panel beater will do the work), I reckon he'll need GTR guards or widebody.

Russ, you know what I think of the 'transformation'

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Apparently, he is going to use hydralic ram (pretty sure his panel beater will do the work), I reckon he'll need GTR guards or widebody.

Russ, you know what I think of the 'transformation'

Yeah get the porta power onto them. If it all turns bad then I'll buy GTR guards but trying not to if I can help it.

If anyone knows of a fibreglass bolt on that's wider than GTR and not a 'widebody' as such please let me know...

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