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General Skyline Discussion / Re: Nissan FAST on Win7
« on: April 20, 2016, 04:01:37 PM »
if your still stuck download teamviewer and I'll sort for you

General Performance / Re: gearbox numbers
« on: September 23, 2015, 03:53:56 PM »
Accoring to my workshop manuals for R33 and R34:

Turbo cars have FS5R30A gearboxes
Whereas DE cars have FS5W71C

And according to the internet (no idea how reliable this is:

"for r31/r32/a31/z31 rb20 boxes, RP71C is the model and next to that is either #1 or #2 which denote either single or double syncros, generally double syncros are only in the turbo variants... the ribs on the gearbox casings I have found don't always match if its a turbo or not as I've pulled a few ribbed boxes from N/A vl commodores and they look identical to an import turbo box, but they arent the same."
I know of a guy who was doing exactley that to a lot of local guys he had tonnes of vl commodores. and was selling the gearboxs as rb20det ones when they wernt actually but looked the same apparently.

Naturally Aspirated / Re: Utilizing N/A to it's full potential.
« on: September 16, 2015, 05:39:55 PM »
Here is another members RB30DE project:

Another guy worth talking to is Reg Cook
who has a lifetime building and racing N/A Datsuns and Nissans. He certainly knows how to get power without a turbo.
Reg cook is god. But takes a long time and he is a perfectionist.  And I got no change out of 15k for a datsun a15 motor but did get 165hp lol

Naturally Aspirated / Re: Port and Polish - Any good services in AKL?
« on: September 16, 2015, 12:16:01 PM »
The Head shop in Palmy are doing some good head work with RBs and have Dyno figures to back this up. If money is no object then they are most probley a good bet.
Im not sure where Snow is in Palmy these days (He did own Kiwi Cams) but he has a wide range of knowledge with Rbs. He always did my grandads cams.

Naturally Aspirated / Re: Utilizing N/A to it's full potential.
« on: September 16, 2015, 12:13:02 PM »
Hey forums;

Been doing a lot of research lately on how to get the most power out of an N/A RB engine. I'm wanting to go down a different path from typical turbos and have a crack at making a fairly quick N/A RB. I recently started to lose faith in decent power figures from N/As, until I read up on Skylines Australia that someone from NZ was running an RB30DE with 380HP at the rear wheels. I've been having a float for about 2 weeks now, dabbling onto sites and trying to pick information out that's useful but so far nothing but other people's power figures without lists of modifications or people telling them to just go DET.

I've bought a stripped 25DE head (with all the pieces, just disassembled) which is the first step towards the 30DE, but I'm hoping to pick the brains of those in my own backyard at what can really make a non-turbo scream. So far, I'm pretty set on getting the head ported and polished, hoping to get some numbers through that, and buying torque-happy cams is a definite on the list, though still need to research for the best option. This is an open thread, and my ideas are open to criticism, I'm hoping to get the most out of this 30DE so let all the knowledge flow on how to best milk an N/A. If the overall numbers don't meet what I'm expecting/hoping for, I'll just settle for a DET. I'd thought about building the engine to handle up to 10,000RPM (given it's even going to make power up to this point) and thought I'd give the team at R.I.P.S. a buzz to get their opinion on it. I was given a note to avoid skimming the head and rather replace the conrods with ARGO/Nitto Steel I beam rods, and that in order to continue making power past 6,000RPM was reliant on head work. I also managed to find a very informative article on Skyline's Australia which goes in-depth on how to get the most out of an N/A RB, which included things like cam regrinding etc. Source link posted below. By the looks of this article, the recommended path for high-power output is;

- Port and Polish
- Increase CR either via head skim, block skim, or different pistons.
- Reduce as much restrictions for air-flow and exhaust-flow as possible.
- Increase valve size.
- Camshaft regrinding.
Source link:

Feel free to share your knowledge on the topic below, will add all useful information to this post to help others in the future.
If you start going in to the head work for best N/A performance eg boost compressions etc it will pretty much make the head usless to you. if you later decide to go turbo. My grandad went down the N/A way on his R32 daily when he had the R32 Gtr as his weekend warrior. After $8500 and a lot of labour done himself. He manage to get 300kw Out of a Rb30de with 25 head Im not sure what was done etc. But I know he was pretty dissapointed with it.

How To's | Tutorials | D.I.Y / Re: Part number
« on: September 15, 2015, 10:18:03 PM »
Could always run a aftermarket guage . If you don't get it sussed

Picture Post / Redbush's C34
« on: September 15, 2015, 12:06:06 PM »
Hey guys been a while since I have done much car wise.
But now have c34 Laurel
Interior is immaculate (like its been wrapped in plastic till now), Exterior is tidy as for age a couple stone chips on bonnet and a couple scratches around it but no denting.
bought it off an old guy whos family has had it since it came to NZ. His dad was last one driving it and he passed away so I jumped at the oppurtunity.
This is what it looked like when I got it

II have since got new Shortened shocks, Lowering Springs, New Brake pads, New Wheels and rolled the guards slightly.

I plan on tinting the windows and keeping the interior as it is. Pretty hard to find them unmolested like this now.

General Skyline Discussion / Light tinting?
« on: September 07, 2015, 04:12:52 PM »
Iv read it's fully illegal according to ltnz website. Are there any ways around it.  My days of being hassled every day by the police are over and I'd rather keep it like that lol

A guy I met today used s13 in his c33. Reckons he didn't have to adapt anything

Suspension, Steering, Braking, Wheels & Tyres / Re: Lowering C34 Laurel
« on: September 02, 2015, 10:13:15 PM »
Hey guys I ended up going.
C34 munroe shocks the shorter version all round.
S14 super lows in the rear.
S14 lows in the front
And 18x9.5 tbc jet10 wheels all round we tried to fit 18x11 on the rear but we would of needed to do some pretty radical guard flaring which I wasn't keen on. With the 9.5s we only had to roll the guards all round. This is the end result.

Audio, Security and Electrical / Re: Recommended factory looking headunit
« on: September 02, 2015, 10:06:49 PM »
Cheers mate much appreciated. Unfortunately I live in napier and it's a bit of a Mish to south auckland lol.

Audio, Security and Electrical / Re: Recommended factory looking headunit
« on: September 01, 2015, 10:45:54 PM »
Cheers mate any chance of a retail link

Audio, Security and Electrical / Re: Recommended factory looking headunit
« on: September 01, 2015, 12:11:55 AM »
I am swaying that way have you looked at anything in particular?

Cheers for all the help guys have liased with my wheel and tyre shop and came up with a few combinations should have pics of the job done at the end of the week. Thanks for your input guys.

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