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rcs_888

R34 Sports Sedan Build

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Hey guys,

Please bear with me as this is my first ever build thread and I haven't ever owned a Skyline before. I have had a BNR34 as my phone screen for years and it will eventually be in my posession. Anyway onto the build!

I bought the car and it has 170k on it And had been rather neglected over the past couple of years. So first this was removing the horrible body kit it has on it. Most is removed and im going to be going back to a stock bodykit.

Then after thinking for a while i decided that i was going to chase grip before i go to bump the power up. So i ordered a full set of front and rear lower control arms, front castor rods and rear toe arms and fitted it all up.

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So front end is all done and got a buddy to wheel align it so now were just running a semi street setup so have 1.5deg rear camber and 2deg on the front and managed to get about 11deg of castor on the front so thats really turning in and braking nicely. As for toe i think we just had about 1mm toe on front and back but i cant remember 100% so in february im going to knock some more camber into the front and dial abit of the toe out.

I also had my HEL braided brake lines arrive awhile ago and was waiting for Bendix SRT pads and some DBA rotors but they arrive a week or so ago so managed to fit them while it was up on his hoist and bleeded the system. Also fabbed up a master cylinder stopper. So now the brakes are finnished in my opinion just going to keep going with suspension.

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Will try get some pictures my phone camera is stuffed so have to take them on my missus phone then send them over.

Anyway I have gotten the suspension to a point where my pocket can handle it and i have done as much as i want to do before i really start pushing it on the track. So i dont want to change too much suspension wise and lose my bearings so down the track im going to go Tein Mono flex coilovers and some Whiteline 27mm front and 24mm rear swaybars.

But now i have started working on engine reliability and some performance. When i got the car it had the usual FMIC with pipework over the radiator and it meant i was getting ALOT of heatsoak into the "cool" air charge. So i fabbed up a turn flow system that now runs below the intercooler and then comes back into the engine bay in the stock location so it looks relatively standard but now means theres no more heat soak.

I also picked up a Blitz split dump pipe thats plumbed back and a Blitz 3" down pipe so fitted both of them got myself a 3" 100 cell cat and that connects up to the existing 3" Blitz system that was on the car so thats completed In my opinion.

Last on the list mainly for reliability was oil cooler just for some more Oil volume for while im on the track so got a Aeroflow cooler and all braided line and also did a Filter relocation into where the battery was as the battery is now in the boot.

Will hopefully get some pics soon its mega ugly as it sits as it has a full body kit on it but i have a new front bar that im painting this week to go on

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I lie sorry i have this pic. Bits i have been collecting for the car live in the loungeroom and my missus couldnt pass up an opportunity for a funny pic. There are lots more pcs hiding but they will come out to show eventually

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well ive been rather productive recently managed to get abit more work done under the hood so now all the oil filter and relocation setup is completed and i have some pics. Firstly is a plate that i made that sits where the battery is that holds my universal washer bottle, oil catch can(Still to be plumbed) as well as the oil filter

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Then it in place and mostly fitted just waiting on fittings for the oil catch can they are in the post tho.

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and the oil cooler all mounted up infront of the AC Condenser and behind the cooler

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i finally had to take the bumper off as im painting up an original front bar so i was able to get some pics of the turn flow system i made. its not AMAZING but i made it all myself so im pretty happy

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and inside the engine bay

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and just one of my driveway. gotta have my other toy so i can listen to music haha

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Well today was productive i painted my new front bar tye other day and fitted it today. Its gloss black and not the deep purple it used to be but looks pretty good IMO

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This is what it was...

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Looked like something from autosalon 2000

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nice progress man, good on you for going suspension then engine!
i love the fab work man you have done well there, also glad to see that hideous front bar gone man.. some people have some unusual tastes but each to their own.

last thing i noticed your return fmic pipe hangs a bit low.. have you though of maybe making a lower scuff plate to stop it scraping/catching? i have a lower gtr style front lip that goes on the S1 front bumper that will hide it nicely "hint hint"

hahaha nice job mate, ima keep an eye on your work!

cheers

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Thanks dude yeah seen heaps of ppl go to the track with 300+ kw an no idea how to steer and it just goes to smoke an crap times with the fmic and 12psi of boost it made 200rwkw so that should be enough just to learn to handle the car with.

Yeah that front bar was terrible but the dude who i bought it off was into the autosalon style he has some other thing thats fullon autosalon still lol.

Yeah thats the one issue now im going to have to try and overcome lol. Probably make up a front splitter to try disguise it. Once its all done im going to powdercoat it black as we do powdercoating at work.

Cheers for the imput dude :)

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I used one of those 30$ eBay lips to cover my return flow and I made up small brackets from the bar to the bottom cover and you can't see a thing. My 2c. Looks good though. Way better than before

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Just ordered so hopefully have it done on the weekend till then have just painted it black lol blends into the shadows.

Also managed to setup my Turbosmart E-Boost 2 today and that is an AMAZING bit of kit i love it im running 10.5psi currently will go to about 12 soon but just want to bump it up gradually let the computer relearn and not just it too fast an kill something and just going from stock 9psi to 10.5 is amazing haha alot more livley and because im able to open the gate later its hitting 10psi at like 2.5K haha

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lol nothing like a boost addiction haha... my NA friends just dont understand..

yeah man take it easy on the boost.. my old standard turbo hated anything over 10 (only ran it once to see how it would respond)
which lip did you end up ordering btw? got a link?

next thing on list of to do's... change them horrid orange indicators :closedeyes: nice set of clears would tastefully make the car pop a bit more :wub:

what size wheel/tyre are you running man they look massive!

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Yeah this is my first car with boost other than a r31 skidder with an rb20 me n a mate built lol. Yeah mine seems to be going alright on 10psi but at the end of the day im just driving it till it dies i have a near new kinugawa TD06 20g 8cm2 and a TOG steampipe manifold for once this turbo dies then also have 880cc injectors, pfc, turbosmart fpr800, z32 etc waiting to go on lol.

Lip i ordered was 35 with ppstage it just looks like some foam will post more pice when i get it.

Nah i like the orange indicators to an officer driving the opposite way the car amost looks stock its not low and as for your question of wheels etc.... there stock R34 GTT wheels.. nice n light an nissan make strong wheels. Noone looks at the twice draws no attention but with 235/45R17 Kumho KU36's on they have a nice amount of grip.

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very good. sounds like a good setup to me man :) all though i think you might be waiting a while... ive heard some standard turbos running 10 psi for years with no troubles... id swap as soon as personally...the standard just doesn't compare.. could flick it off for a couple hundred to put toward something else

oh cool so youve obviously changed the wheels in the photo then haha nice.. was going to say doesn't look like you could fit some wide rubber under them guards on those wheels

yeah fair call on the stock look... i dont seem to have a problem with the boys in blue.. even with how my car looks, they dont even look twice at me. i guess i have those young p platers driving slammed commonwhores on massive wheels with a super cheap auto exhaust tips to thank.. cops looooove picking on them, takes their eye away from us imports

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Im sure at 14psi it will die haha nah it has abit of play currently the motors got 170k on it and idk how well its been maintained so i really wouldnt want to sell it to anyone just for my own peace of mind.

Yeah the wheels in the bottom pic were 19's and had ZERO sidewall and i was never going to fit some sticky tyres on them and have any form of grip so flicked them with tyres for like 800 picked up the GTT rims with tyres for 200 and the rest of the cash went on the Kumhos.

Yeah in SA the cops LOVE imports i used to drive a BMW convertible slammed and just outright crazy wheels an never got looked at this car with a full 3" exhaust from turbo to 100cel cat and single mufler its loud and they were all snapping necks with the body kit and since thats gone they hardly look.

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Been rather slack on the forum latley. Im terrible with keeping threads updated.

Well i had my first track day on sunday out at Mallala. Day was awesome fun but had several issues. Firstly we tried setting the engine bay on fire lol. When i put the new dump pipe on ot was kinda close to the AC lines so pushed them out the way and strapped them down but with the motor moving around it melted thru them and set the insulation on the firewall on fire lol.

The day was about 40deg and on track temp was in the 50's so was struggaling with overheating. Ended up taking boost down to 8psi and short shifting but other than that it was a good day out.

Got my new seat and harness in it

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Then put my new steering wheel and quick release hub on

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As for engine ive been teaching myself alloy tig so tigged on some breather fittings to rocker covers and finnished my catch can

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But next project is going to be remove all the AC gear so condensor, pump, lines etc.. and next event is a motorkhana in march

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Hahah exactly why i havnt started my build thread yet. Im hopless with keeping up with it. But dam im loving your little setup where you battery used to be, looks mint And +1 for brides woop woop.

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Yeah im possibly going to start making some for interested parties and i have made a harness bar so that bolts upto the rear reel and bolts up at the base where the rear latch once was because i cant seem to find any for sale currently

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Yeah made it heaps lower because of the way i made the mounts i was able to actually sit the seat below the base line. Im just over 6ft so i like a lower seat position with a helmet on and soon to be caged so it sits really nice IMO

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