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True Slide

The complete refresh of a street & track R32

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I got this car in pretty rough shape but it had a running 25 neo, haltech and a specialties engine harness. It didnt run well, awful ecu calibration, blown tomei turbo, a fuel pump flying around the fuel tank and a parasitic drain on the battery. Ive had it for about a 1.5 years now at the time of starting this thread and Ive been thru every part of this car. Ive converted to electric fans, created a few relay circuits to eliminated the battery drain, relocated the battery and this list goes on and on. Its a fun side project so things aren't in a rush and I don't daily drive the car. It sees a few track days but I mostly run my Camaro ss for those. All work is done by me in my garage, even the ECU calibration. The over all paint job was sent to a body shop though.

So current mod list is

Engine-Rb25 neo stock with smoothed exhaust port humps 

Tomei MX8265 rebuilt, 3inch side exit, Greddy FMIC, Haltech platinum,Tomei timing belt, Denso 550cc, zerofab fuel rail, DW400 pump, unknown IM and 90mm TB, grimmspeed boost controller, Ebay radiator,hks cap, mishimoto fans, Spec stage 2+ clutch, 12lb flywheel

Chassis- S15 Helical LSD, delrin subframe bushings, spherical rear tie rods and rucas, KBee coilovers altered spring rates, 300zx calipers, powerstop trackday pads, steel lines, Impul R5 wheels, 255/40r17 R888r, corner balanced, half stripped interior r32 gtr seats, personal steering wheel, gktech shifter springs and brass collar, poly steering rack bushings, spherical tension rods, s13 rear sway bar

 

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Seized and rusted ISR coilovers that came with the car had to be cut off the front stud

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Clutch fan failure is the reason I went electric

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New Shoes

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Then on to body work, dent repair and deleting the type M wing and making holes for the GTR wing

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Subframe refresh

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The used Kbee coilovers needed new bushings but I cant get in touch with them so I fitted some VW bus sway bar bushings into them haha

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nasty sound deading removal with dry ice

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Align and balance, thats the before weights

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Stock turbo dyno 248whp at 14psi

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12 hours ago, PranK said:

Damn, it looks fantastic! Great project, I love the pics! Boot looks awesome.

Wheels and tyres are a good fit. 

Thanks, theres a bunch more to add but i cant edit the original post or delete the duplicated pics haha. I will just add it under

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continued, dyno chart on the stock rb25 V3 turbo

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This was shortly followed by sticking brake calipers soooo you know the drillIMG_20200915_170900.thumb.jpg.a2f686af55aee91abe7b3bc239f9c064.jpg

and finally the current state, the noisy transmission got really bad so I pulled it and rebuilt it. 

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and since the trans was out I mean why not pulled the engine? I'd been meaning to repaint the bay and drop in the freshly rebuilt Tomei turbo. Btw parts took months to ship over for the rebuild and I probably should have gone with a 3071r. oh well next year.

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 Found a few small issues such as a dirty oil pick up and a very rusty alternator which shows why I had some funky charging situations at times. Timing belt was worn and oil pump was inspected so overall glad I took the extra step to check it all.

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Next update will be the repainted block and bay.

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Finally time to post an update. So while everything was out I managed to grind down the exhaust port humps whos existence just bothered me. 4 down 2 to go.IMG_20201024_120112.thumb.jpg.b1689e63dc423a3dfb3cbbe6c1521ac1.jpg

Im not crazy about the iron/ aluminum color combo so the whole combo is painted in a fresh duplicolor "ceramic" engine paint and cleared. The old cracked belt was replaced with a Tomei timing belt.IMG_20201027_195612.thumb.jpg.8cbdb0475dba09993bd04eac85cb7ec2.jpg

 

Then the main reason I pulled the motor is to handle this nasty engine bay.IMG_20201028_155802.thumb.jpg.5c24daea30f2d0b4e453d72b1df9ff09.jpg

 

So some scuffing and masking.

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Onward to some hi temp primer.

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And then the finished product with 3 coats of primer, 3 color and 3 clear.IMG_20201101_163554.thumb.jpg.867c39531f486dbb6efd2a638cd0eb93.jpg

And finally shoehorned in this clean matching trans and engine combo with many wires and hoses being relocated, extended or eliminated.IMG_20201102_181421.thumb.jpg.645bc81d1eee82d42ff77aaba3b7e630.jpg

Just after this the car received a new electric mac boost solenoid.

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Looks great.

 

Man you are brave putting engine and box in together into freshly painted bay!

 

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13 hours ago, Ben C34 said:

Looks great.

 

Man you are brave putting engine and box in together into freshly painted bay!

 

Thanks, it was just me and my boy. I put the movers blanket over the rad support, tilted the car up and just guided it slowly. The risk out weighed the pain of installing the trans on the ground haha.

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1 hour ago, True Slide said:

Thanks, it was just me and my boy. I put the movers blanket over the rad support, tilted the car up and just guided it slowly. The risk out weighed the pain of installing the trans on the ground haha.

ya i got beaked from a few mates not to long ago for doing it this way. way easier than rotating the transmisison up and in and dropping it on your chest(well for a gtr). not fun.  i did this with gtr setups since i was 18.. which is even heavier no issues at all take me about 1-2 hours once i have it hanging depending on how smooth it goes. i was hanging my wallet crushing build last night with the transmission over my fresh paint didnt bat an eye. we do way sketchier shit at the farm everyday. ive pulled an rb with a skidsteer a couple times too that's the cats ass. I have floor jack waiting under neathe and lower engine and raise jack at same time till all matches up nice! not new knews to you i bet. great work mate i like how you do things. i do like to thro a set of shop camshaft covers on tho so dirt and shit dont go in head when lowering. never know whats hiding on the chain links or in the engine hoist metal. i run prp covers so i use my stock ones when lowering. cheers.

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sorry for the double post but fab up some brackets to lower your motors mate will make your life way easier and you wont scratch up your cast and pan. these are the ones we made. 2 bolts and 2 nuts job done mate. i use a small ratchet strap to the transmission bellhousing just to pickup some slack and weight of the transmission and away i go. cheers your build looks awesome 

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5 hours ago, MoMnDadGTR said:

ya i got beaked from a few mates not to long ago for doing it this way. way easier than rotating the transmisison up and in and dropping it on your chest(well for a gtr). not fun.  i did this with gtr setups since i was 18.. which is even heavier no issues at all take me about 1-2 hours once i have it hanging depending on how smooth it goes. i was hanging my wallet crushing build last night with the transmission over my fresh paint didnt bat an eye. we do way sketchier shit at the farm everyday. ive pulled an rb with a skidsteer a couple times too that's the cats ass. I have floor jack waiting under neathe and lower engine and raise jack at same time till all matches up nice! not new knews to you i bet. great work mate i like how you do things. i do like to thro a set of shop camshaft covers on tho so dirt and shit dont go in head when lowering. never know whats hiding on the chain links or in the engine hoist metal. i run prp covers so i use my stock ones when lowering. cheers.

I know the pain, about 2 years ago we did a exedy twin disc on my boys 32 gtr on jack stands, it wasnt as bad as we where expecting. I had just repainted the covers after scratching them on removal so i did want to scar them up again on install but ya youre right i shoulda had a shop towel or something to cover it from dust and particals.

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5 hours ago, MoMnDadGTR said:

sorry for the double post but fab up some brackets to lower your motors mate will make your life way easier and you wont scratch up your cast and pan. these are the ones we made. 2 bolts and 2 nuts job done mate. i use a small ratchet strap to the transmission bellhousing just to pickup some slack and weight of the transmission and away i go. cheers your build looks awesome 

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Thanks, yea thats a good idea because trying to balance it at that angle took a few different locations. Those tabs are a good idea. Nice setup you have there. I may be moving up to bigger turbo myself in a year or so. I want 450whp but this little tomei isnt gonna do it

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sorry mate wasnt trying to post pics of my engine or wreck your thread.  just showing you what i did for setup. i used to rap it around with a strong ratchet strap much like you have, i kept wrecking or scratching things slightly so i figured out a better way. only took me 10 ten engine pulls before i manned up and did 30 minutes of welding. i think your car is setup awesome and enjoy your thread. cheers. i was even thinking of making the engine pluckers really nice and having them annodized purple and maybe just keep them on there. i kind of like them lol and could make them look much cooler. might even send you a set for a good mate haha.

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29 minutes ago, MoMnDadGTR said:

sorry mate wasnt trying to post pics of my engine or wreck your thread.  just showing you what i did for setup. i used to rap it around with a strong ratchet strap much like you have, i kept wrecking or scratching things slightly so i figured out a better way. only took me 10 ten engine pulls before i manned up and did 30 minutes of welding. i think your car is setup awesome and enjoy your thread. cheers. i was even thinking of making the engine pluckers really nice and having them annodized purple and maybe just keep them on there. i kind of like them lol and could make them look much cooler. might even send you a set for a good mate haha.

Haha its all good, no offense taken by posting up a pic. I think they look good, id leave them on.  Ill take a set if you make more 

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done deal mate. ill fab some up tomorow and pm you for an address. cheers mate keep hammering down!

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16 hours ago, MoMnDadGTR said:

done deal mate. ill fab some up tomorow and pm you for an address. cheers mate keep hammering down!

Thank you good sir

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April 2021 update, finally got on the dyno to see what all this work did and it came up at my current goal whp which was more then expected. 398whp after the 10th hot run. I wanted 400 so im content with this for now. I dialed in a bit more timing then i had originally setup on the street. I didnt expect this out of the mx8265 without a cam, i wouldnt recommend this turbo but it came with my engine so why not use it.

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