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This turned out better than anticipated! My reupholstered steering wheel came back. Guy did an amazing job. Was done by Guru Leather in Adelaide. You ship the wheel to him with a return postage bag. Let him know what you want, and he returns in better than new condition!

i asked for Alcantara and leather, he recommended suede as it’s cheaper and wears a bit better. I also asked for res stitching. Was $350 for my leather suede options. I’m assuming prices vary depending on multi factors. 

anyway super happy with the results!!

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That came out great, I am looking for options because I can't run my non airbag sparco on the street.

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Yer I wanted to keep the car as legal as possible. I looked into the mines wheel, just jap have an option and the random guy on the Facebook pages. But this was quite cheap in comparison and exactly what I wanted. Highly recommend the guy!

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On 10/04/2020 at 11:07 AM, Milkmun said:

Cube shifter, please do a little review when you drive it

Hey!

so finally took the car for a drive today. I think the best way to describe the change is the shifter now feels much more direct and mechanical, kind of similar in feeling to pulling the bolt back on a rifle. Just feels super direct and satisfying.

there is some additional noise in the cabin, but nothing that bad, it’s more than acceptable. 100% recommend this. It’s so much shorter, nicer and direct.

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I'm gonna be that guy... why get suede on the parts you don't touch?

The idea of alcantara is when using gloves you get better grip on the wheel.... 😛

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12 hours ago, Kinkstaah said:

why get suede on the parts you don't touch?

I do a lot of sim racing and I’ve realised I actually hate holding onto suede without gloves and when I am wearing gloves it doesn’t matter if it’s leather or suede for me. Also I absolutely hate the maintenance, you have the clean the damn thing every month and eventually it wears so bad it looks like leather... and I didn’t want a full leather wheel, I wanted some variation so went with the above :)

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Had a bit of fun on the weekend! Finally got around to installing the Cusco roll cage I’ve had since September!

super simple to do, took about an hour. I’m waiting now for some 40mm roll cage steel to arrive so I can get a harness bar added on. 
 

Just a reminder this cage is not adr or cams approved but for the track days I do in the skyline don’t require one. Just wanted to add this in so I can run a HANS device safely.
 

did need to move the wiring harness a little, but it literally just pulls off the floor and you can move it around the cage.

 

cage I got is designed to keep your full stock interior, so far only needed to slightly cut the carpet, but clears all the panels fine. Still need to test fit the rear seat 

 

 

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Well Wakefield finally reopened and I managed to get to a track day there on the 20th! Was good to be out and about and able to give the car a good run. 
 

quickly ordered some 265/35 18 V70A semi slick tyres and mounted them to the Kyoto rims. And managed to test all the changes to the car. I was not going for outright speed as the car had so much changed so I wanted to get an understanding of what the car was like.

 

overall was really really good. The handling was neutral, I didn’t get any understeer and just a tad of oversteer in slow corners if I wasn’t smooth on the throttle. Overall I’m super happy and confident in the car now.

i did have one issue which stopped me really getting good times. I haven’t upgraded my brake master cylinder to the GTR version yet and that meant the brakes had almost no pedal feel and was very very easy to lock. Also they seemed to overheat after 5 laps, so looking to upgrade to a two piece rotor and Forodo DS3000 pads.

Ended up with a 1:11.2 which is not a hugely quick time but good enough considering it was a shake down day!

also it seemed the track wasn’t overly fast as most people seemed 1-2 seconds off their normal pace (May also be lack of practice in the last few months!!)

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Track surface is probably lacking some substance if it hasnt been used in a while. I didn't realise that they were back open, I'm itching to get my 330 out and around it.

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35 minutes ago, PranK said:

Track surface is probably lacking some substance if it hasnt been used in a while. I didn't realise that they were back open, I'm itching to get my 330 out and around it.

It’s so good to be out again. Trackschool open pit days are selling out in less than 48 hours :P

 

I think we were the first people on there since March!

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