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Dale FZ1    117

Change to the V band.  Effort is worthwhile.

30mm flares might get you out of trouble for now but wider set would have given you room for future changes.  You're going to need to use tin snips on the guards anyway, and good clearance helps when the fronts move up/down and lock to lock.  Hint - flares to suit 240Z are remarkably close to what's required on these things.

All steps forward though, looking good.

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ActionDan    625
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  • I don't like big flares and 255 is plenty.

    The issue is less vband and more T3 manifold. I can run an adapter I guess but didn't want to change manifold just for this turbo when I wanna have it cut up for a ext gate flange anyway.

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    ActionDan    625
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  • Then remove it next track day coz it leaks and from all the cracks.

    Cast = win.

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    ActionDan    625
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  • Russias finest. Plastic quality is actually pretty good. 

     

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    Anfanee    1,980

    Wheel arches? 

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    ActionDan    625
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  • Yep, little flares. Didn't want big ones so had to wait for OS shipping to find some smaller ones. 

    These:http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Universal-JDM-Fender-Flares-Wheel-Arch-1-2inch-30mm-4pcs-Wide-set-ABS-Plastic/282457560738?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649

    As you can see from the pics on the car, they are not huge. 

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    ActionDan    625
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  • Quick test fit, looking like they might work and not look too bad compared to big 40mm+ examples.

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    ActionDan    625
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  • So as with everything, when it comes time to actually do the job, you run into hassles. 

    Flares were no different so they are not on the car just yet, but progress has been made and hopefully they will be fitted this weekend.

    On the back of the flare, you have a right angle mounting surface behind the recessed sections. These will work really well on guards that are very flat, silvia guards, especially the front are very much not flat/right angles to the ground. 

    In trimming these back to the point where you can get the flare to sit nicely on each guard you basically take that mounting surface out completely so we'll be using Sikaflex as we did with body kit and as seen on most modern car mouldings. Have also marked the guards with the panel beater so we know where they'll get trimmed. 

    Spoke to Nistune and looked at doco in how they wire in flex fuel capability and could see that with a simple switch, I could give the ECU the 5V input it wants and have dual map capability. The CA ECU has a 5V point you can use that's left over from the removal of bits when the Nistune goes in. I managed to remove the existing wire shielding and solder in some new ones, tested OK.

    Have been wiring in some new switches and lights for some other things and have left a littler space on the panel for another switch for a future project. 

    Next track day is the 26th, I'm hoping to have the flares on so I can use the new tyres, if not can just run the old rubber again as there's still tread on those. 


     

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    ActionDan    625
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  • Painful job, but flares and wheels are on, and fouling shit of course!

    For anyone that's done it, you know how fun it is working with Sikaflex. 

    Guards all cut, fronts flared up under the plastic flare, rears cut higher and sealed up. 

    Inner seam on chassis rail cut back and sealed up and I'm now working through trying to cut/tuck as much of the guard liner as possible to keep some element of protection for the looms, oil cooler, BOV etc. 

    Also had some scrap metal and some race tape so made a quality radiator air guide, Tucks into the grill nicely. 

     

     

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    ActionDan    625
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  • So, a grinder, sledgehammer, some self tappers, and cable ties later I have done all I think I can for now in terms of guard clearance. 

    Folded the seam down at the back of the guard and clearanced the front tub section up. Kept as much of the liner in where it was protecting the loom. 

    Just need to block up the moroso crankcase evac kit valve to stop that exhaust leak and we're good for Sunday. Car is looking Ricetastic now with 40mm more track. 

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