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Check me out in the darker section of this forum :P I usually keep it upto date :D



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Sup guys I am looking at some new wheel and was wondering if anyone on here has these spec wheels fitter on there R32 GTR

18" x 10 +15 offset
or
18" x 10.5 +17 offset

any pictures or info on whether you had your lips rolled or had to pump the guards...

thanks

(my wheel of choice are Work Meister M1 3P)

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General Performance / High Idle issue [R32 GTR]
« on: October 10, 2012, 05:03:52 PM »
Hi all, just came across a little issue with my R32 GTR - have a high than normal idle on cold (1.2k RPMS) and then after a little cruise last night when it was all warmed up it was even higher around 3k RPMS???!

anyone had high idle issues and is it likely to be a boost leak?!

HKS F-Con Pro Engine Management

any help would be appreciated :)

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Off-Topic / R35 GTR gets air = RIP!?
« on: October 03, 2012, 12:37:20 PM »
Just a video I came across that I thought I would share.


http://youtu.be/sNOJ0R6C88Q

In general its known that the Nissan GT-R is faster than a BMW M3. As you can see in the video above the owner of the GT-R tried to prove this by overtaking the BMW at full throttle. Too bad for the GT-R driver who didn’t take into account that a small hill and a roundabout were coming in less than 200 meters and that those can have a negative effect on ones ability to overtake. Luckily nobody got hurt in the crash.

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Off-Topic / MCM coming to NZ - need help
« on: September 13, 2012, 11:34:39 AM »
Not sure if any of you watch Might Car Mods? but I saw this on facebook that they were coming to NZ but needed a little help organising a meet, would be cool to see you guy repping SDU NZ :D

http://forums.mightycarmods.com/showthread.php?16174-First-OFFICIAL-MCM-Meet-NEW-ZEALAND

http://www.mightycarmods.com/

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Australia / Any Kiwi's rolling in Aus??
« on: July 22, 2012, 11:01:32 PM »
Hey guys jumping back into a R32 soon so I just wanted to say hi again after a long term being M.I.A - so do we have any guys here rolling around Australia or mainly my hood Brisbane??

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Off-Topic / Interesting article on why Japanese cars are exported
« on: July 06, 2010, 06:10:20 PM »
Why do JDM engines have low mileage?
There are 3 main reasons for JDM cars/engines to have low mileage compared to here in North America.

1. They reply mostly on public transportation.
2. Costs of driving a car in Japan are high.
3. They must pass a inspected called “Shaken” which determines if a car is still suitable to be driven on Japanese roads. As vehicles get older, maintaining them at the standards required by the shaken can become expensive. This is because beyond the tuner scene, most Japanese do not get involved in mechanical repairs, and as a result, mechanics can charge high prices. Vehicles which cannot pass inspection are not allowed to be driven on public roads. Unwanted vehicles must be destroyed and recycled, or as some do to make more profit, export the vehicle. As a result, many Japanese used vehicles are exported to other nations right before or after their Shaken is up.

Here is the low down on the Japanese car isnpection called “Shaken”:

Reason for existence

The inspection system is in place to ensure cars on Japanese roads are properly maintained and are safe to be on the road. Another reason is to determine if a car has been illegally modified . Illegally modified vehicles and vehicles deemed unsafe by police will have a red sticker with the following: fuseikaizousha (不正改造車) (Illegal Vehicle) in yellow and the date the vehicle was declared not fit to be on the street.

Registration and Cost
Before a test can be administered on a vehicle the owner of the vehicle must call up a Shaken center and make an appointment by phone after which the owner must fill out paper work at the center. The cost for the Shaken is broken up as follows: 1,400 yen for paperwork and processing, 25,200 yen for the testing, 29,780 yen for 24 months of validity and 8,090 yen for “Recycling Department” with fees being added depending on the vehicle and its intended use (business, personal, commercial, etc.). These variables can result in a shaken costing from 100,000 to 150,000 yen or more.  In comparison to the costs of the shaken a full diagnostic inspection of the very same Japanese models in the U.S. may cost less than $100 USD (9,000 yen).

Renewal periods for vehicles
Personal cars and 2 wheeled motorcycles have the first shaken last 3 years with every 2 years requiring a new shaken.
Personal light trucks they must have a shaken done every 2 years.
Personal trucks have the first shaken last 2 years with every year requiring a new shaken.
Business cars require a shaken every year.
Special vehicles require a shaken every 2 years.

Testing process
The process of the shaken is very simple and the following tests and steps are as follows for government inspection testing (however a licensed garage can also do this):

1: An exterior inspection to ensure the vehicle meets Japanese exterior regulations and does not have illegal exterior modifications (ie: extreme body kits).
2: A wheel alignment inspection to ensure the vehicle has its wheels in-line and can turn correctly.
3: A speedometer inspection to ensure the vehicle’s speedometer is accurate.
4: A headlight inspection to ensure that the vehicle’s headlights are correctly placed and aligned so as not to be in-line of other drivers’ sight.
5: A brake inspection to ensure the brakes work correctly.
6: An exhaust gas/muffler inspection which also includes looking at carbon monoxide and hydrocarbon output along with exhaust noise levels.
7: An undercarriage inspection which includes looking at suspension parts.
Should a car not meet any of the tests it will have to be repaired and retested before passing.

Requirements for tests

Exterior

Tailpipes: Tailpipes are not allowed to protrude past the car’s body however tailpipes that are built into the side of the vehicle are allowed.

Body kits/Aero parts: Aerodynamic mirrors, windage trays under the tail section of the car and body kits using front bumper scoops are allowed. However all aerodynamic parts must fit and be molded correctly so they are flush with the car’s body.

Fenders and Overfenders: All fenders and overfenders (including widebody style-kits) must not inhibit the turning of the car’s wheels (which must be able to turn 30 degrees inward and 50 degrees outward).

Spoilers: All spoilers (aftermarket or OEM) must not be wider than the car’s rear and must be bolted to the car’s trunk.

Tail-lights: LED and traditional bulb tail-lights are allowed for all vehicles as well as European style fender turn-signals. However American style rear tail-lights and off-color turn-signals are not allowed.

Windows: No tint can be present on driver and passenger side windows however commercial UV window blocker is allowed. Lexan windows are not allowed unless they are approved via a case by case basis. Stickers/banners on the front windshield and rear glass are not allowed. Etching on the windows, with the exception of VIN information, is not allowed.

Speedometer
The speedometer of the car will be tested by driving up on to a dynamometer. The vehicle will be propelled to 40 km/h twice and the vehicle’s engine rev amount will be recorded, should the vehicle have different numbers it will not pass.

Headlight
All headlights must be aligned to be in a straight line with their height on the car. Halogen, HID and bulb style head lights are allowed. All headlights must have the same color when turned on. Headlight swaps, making pop-up headlights into normal headlights, rally-car style multiple headlights and putting trim around headlights is allowed.

Exhaust/Muffler
Cars that are 10 years and newer must have carbon monoxide measurements of 1% and hydro-carbon output of 300ppm. Cars older than 10 years must have carbon monoxide measures of 4.5% and hydro-carbon output of 1200ppm. High flow catalytic converters are allowed however gutted ones are not. All O2 sensors must be in working order along with any oil catch tanks. Mufflers when tested for noise output will be tested at a 45 degree angle at a 50 cm distance. For vehicles 10 years and younger the max level allowed is 96 dB (decibels). For vehicles over 10 years of age the max level allowed is 103 dB.

Suspension
All bushings must not be broken or in bad condition. All control arms must be in working order. There can be no rust/corrosion on springs, struts or other suspension components. If the car has 4 wheel steering it must be working. The vehicle must also meet minimum height requirements which will be checked by referencing the lowest part of the vehicle (not including the suspension components). For vehicles with 200-249 cm wheelbase they must be 8 cm off the ground and vehicles with 250-299 cm wheelbase they must be 9 cm off the ground. For all other vehicles for every 50 cm over 299 cm in wheelbase add .5 cm to the minimum height and for vehicles under 200 cm in wheelbase subtract .5 cm to the minimum height.

Interior
General interior equipment must be still intact (ie: dash). Roll cages (must have padding around bars) and carpet removal are allowed. Bucket seats must measure 420 mm from left to right bank but can not be over 450 mm from left exterior side to right exterior side (total width of seat). Aftermarket seats made of fiber-reinforced plastic are not allowed. Any holes or rips in seats must either be taped up or repaired.

Workarounds
Many people create workarounds in order to have a vehicle that is otherwise illegal pass its “shaken”. Some of the typical workarounds are putting flanges in the exhaust that are mostly metal with a few holes drilled, airing up the tires more in order to gain height for the vehicle, putting ceramic pipe between the spring and the spring’s seat in order to raise vehicle height (this is commonly done on lowered coilover suspensions), reconnecting exhaust gas recirculation devices, removing injector connectors from the ECU (engine control unit), taping off parts of the headlight’s housing in order to make the headlights look correct, cleaning the underside of the vehicle to hide signs of oil leaks and trapping the speedometer so it registers the same numbers when tested on the dynamometer.

The Japanese tuner view of Shaken
Contrary to what is common amongst Western tuners towards vehicle regulations, many Japanese tuners respect the “shaken” and want to tune within its boundaries. In JDM Insider Volume 3: Kansai Adventure part 1 they visit a tuning shop called “Phonenix’s Power SPL” (a shop specializing in only legal modifications) and met with the owner who when interviewed talked about how the people who originally did modifications were the outlaws but since they made it legal to modify in Japan many professionals and regular people have started modifying their vehicles and have started to embrace the regulations set on cars so they can continue to enjoy their hobby legally.

End of Shaken period
As vehicles get older, maintaining them at the standards required by the shaken can become expensive. This is because beyond the tuner scene, most Japanese do not get involved in mechanical repairs, and as a result, mechanics can charge high prices. Vehicles which cannot pass inspection are not allowed to be driven on public roads. Unwanted vehicles must be destroyed and recycled, or as some do to make more profit, export the vehicle. As a result, many Japanese used vehicles are exported to other nations right before or after their Shaken is up.

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Switzer is calling this flat white, 900-hp, ethanol-burning Nissan GT-R the E900, but we think "Cornzilla" is a better name for this vegetarian monster. It'll hit 60 MPH in under three seconds and has a 220-mph top speed.
Ohio-based tuner Switzer is already on the transmission-fluid-bleeding edge of Nissan GT-R tuning with vehicles like the pump-gas-powered Switzer P800 and race-fuel-poweredR850. The E85 Switzer E900 is the company's attempt to combine the former's streetability with some of the latter's power.
"We didn't want to just deliver a race-gas package that tethered the client to a fuel drum in his garage," said firm owner Tym Switzer. "We also wanted to be able to turn up the boost."




In addition to the P800 stack of upgrades, the E900 gets a modified fuel system with larger injectors. Because the E85 lets them crank up the boost like I used to crank Odelay! on my CD walkman, they've also strengthened the stock transmission with the help of Dodson Motorsports in New Zealand.
All this equates to 806 hp and 723 lb-ft of torque at the wheels, creating what should be a sub-3.0-second 0-to-60-mph run with a quarter-mile time in the low 10s and a top speed approaching 220 mph... in a car that can still better 20 mpg when crusing.
Who knew Godzilla would get tougher when he went vegetarian?

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Off-Topic / The Paddy 's Moaning Nurburgring Lap(r34)
« on: February 09, 2010, 02:39:49 PM »
This is hilarious

THE PADDY DRIVES THE NURBURGRING WITH HIS OWN STYLE OF DRIVING. IN HIS R34 GTR RUNNING APPROX 500BHP.HE IS ONLY ON 12LAP SO HIS PASSENGER TRYS IN VAIN TO HELP HIM ALONG. ALTHOUGHT HIS HELP FALLS ...  
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZptobZNMEyo:battle:

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Gaming / Modern Warfare 2
« on: November 16, 2009, 02:57:26 PM »
I haven't played online yet...but if you ever want to' add me, my user name on PS3 is - nforsa

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Off-Topic / The Man Rules
« on: November 10, 2009, 06:42:57 PM »
:mexican:The Man Rules. :mexican:

 
At last a guy has taken the time to write this all down.

Finally, the guys' side of the story (I must admit, it's pretty good).

We always hear 'the rules' from the female side ...

Now here are the rules from the male side.  

 
These are our rules!


Please note.. these are all numbered "1" ON PURPOSE!

1. Men are NOT mind readers.

1. Learn to work the toilet seat.
You're a big girl. If it's up, put it down.
We need it up, you need it down.
You don't hear us complaining about you leaving it down.

1. Sunday is for Sports!
It's like the full moon or the changing of the tides. Let it be.

1. Crying is blackmail.

1. Ask for what you want.
Let us be clear on this one:
Subtle hints do not work!
Strong hints do not work!
Obvious hints do not work!
Just say it!

1. Yes and No are perfectly acceptable answers to almost every question.

1. Come to us with a problem only if you want help solving it. That's what we do.
Sympathy is what your girlfriends are for.

1. Anything we said 6 months ago is inadmissible in an argument.
In fact, all comments become Null and Void after 7 Days.

1. If you think you're fat, you probably are.
Don't ask us.

1. If something we said can be interpreted two ways and one of the ways makes you sad or angry, we meant the other one

1. You can either ask us to do something OR tell us how you want it done.
Not both.
If you already know best how to do it, just do it yourself.

1. Whenever possible, PLEASE say whatever you have to say during commercials.

1. Christopher Columbus did NOT need directions and neither do we.

1. ALL men see in only 16 colors, like Windows default settings.
Peach, for example, is a fruit, not A color.
Pumpkin is also a fruit.
We have no idea what mauve is.

1. If it itches, it will be scratched..
We do that.

1. If we ask what is wrong and you say "nothing", we will act like nothing's wrong.
We know you are lying, but it is just not worth the hassle.

1. If you ask a question you don't want an answer to, expect an answer you don't want to hear.

1. When we have to go somewhere, absolutely anything you wear is fine... REALLY!

1. Don't ask us what we're thinking about unless you are prepared to discuss such topics as football or motor sports.

1. You have enough clothes.

1. You have too many shoes.

1. I am in shape. Round IS a shape!

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Off-Topic / Feds Seize Illegal Nissan Skyline GT-Rs In California
« on: October 02, 2009, 03:00:33 PM »

After warning letters were sent to owners 60 days ago (below), teams of Kevlar-armed Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officers are seizing grey market Nissan Skyline GT-Rs imported by Kaizo according to GTR USA Blog. Below, why it happened.

Last August the letter below was sent from the Southern California United States Attorney's office stating that "the referenced Nissan Skyline automobile... is not in compliance with U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and U.S. Department of Transportation requirements." The letter goes on to state that the vehicles can't be operated and the feds are coming for them within 60 days. They weren't lying.

According to GTR USA, two R34s and an R32 have already been seized and, if the letter above is an indication, an R33 is on the list.

Importing vehicles without the appropriate credentialing from the appropriate U.S. agencies almost always ends up with cars being seized by the government, especially Skylines, and people getting fined or jail time. In this case, the cars were imported by Kaizo under a special exemption for automotive parts. They brought over the shells and drivetrains separately and then reassembled them. They were then, apparently, registered under the law as SB 100, which is for kit/show cars. This exemption allows vehicles not driven frequently to be registered without smog checks.

We have a feeling these cars are being driven frequently.

The U.S. Attorney ended his letter "Very Truly Yours" but it looks like those Nissans are now "Very Truly His."

:dfinger::dfinger::dfinger::dfinger:

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Gaming / The list of Skylines from Gran Turismo for PSP
« on: October 02, 2009, 02:45:57 PM »
  • Nissan GRAN TURISMO SKYLINE GT-R '01
  • Nissan GRAN TURISMO SKYLINE GT-R (PaceCar) '01
  • Nissan GT-R Concept (Tokyo Motor Show 2001)
  • Nissan GT-R Concept LM Race Car
  • Nissan GT-R SpecV '09
  • Nissan LOCTITE ZEXEL GT-R (JGTC) '00
  • Nissan SKYLINE 1500Deluxe (S50D-1) '63
  • Nissan SKYLINE 2000GT-B (S54A) '67
  • Nissan SKYLINE 2000GT-R (KPGC110) '73
  • Nissan SKYLINE Coupe 350GT '03
  • Nissan SKYLINE GT-R (R32) '89
  • Nissan SKYLINE GT-R (R32) '91
  • Nissan SKYLINE GT-R (R33) '95
  • Nissan SKYLINE GT-R (R33) '96
  • Nissan SKYLINE GT-R (R33) '97
  • Nissan SKYLINE GT-R (R34) '99
  • Nissan SKYLINE GT-R (R34) '00
  • Nissan SKYLINE GT-R M"ɪspec (R34) '01
  • Nissan SKYLINE GT-R M"ɪspec N√ºr (R34) '02
  • Nissan SKYLINE GT-R N1 (R32) '91
  • Nissan SKYLINE GT-R N1 (R33) '95
  • Nissan SKYLINE GT-R Special Color Midnight Purple II (R34) '99
  • Nissan SKYLINE GT-R Special Color Midnight Purple III (R34) '00
  • Nissan SKYLINE GT-R V"ɪspec (R32) '93
  • Nissan SKYLINE GT-R V"ɪspec (R33) '97
  • Nissan SKYLINE GT-R V"ɪspec (R33) '95
  • Nissan SKYLINE GT-R V"ɪspec (R33) '96
  • Nissan SKYLINE GT-R V"ɪspec (R34) '99
  • Nissan SKYLINE GT-R V"ɪspec II (R32) '94
  • Nissan SKYLINE GT-R V"ɪspec II (R34) '00
  • Nissan SKYLINE GT-R V"ɪspec II N1 (R34) '00
  • Nissan SKYLINE GT-R V"ɪspec II N√ºr (R34) '02
  • Nissan SKYLINE GT-R V"ɪspec LM Limited (R33) '96
  • Nissan SKYLINE GT-R V"ɪspec N1 (R32) '93
  • Nissan SKYLINE GT-R V"ɪspec N1 (R34) '99
  • Nissan SKYLINE GTS25 Type S (R32) '91
  • Nissan SKYLINE GTS-R (R31) '87
  • Nissan SKYLINE GTS-t Type M (R32) '91
  • Nissan SKYLINE GTS-t Type M (R32) '89
  • Nissan SKYLINE Hard Top 2000 RS-X Turbo C (R30) '84
  • Nissan SKYLINE Hard Top 2000 Turbo RS (R30) '83
  • Nissan SKYLINE Hard Top 2000GT-R (KPGC10) '70
  • Nissan SKYLINE Sedan 300GT '01
  • Nissan SKYLINE Sedan 350GT-8 '02
  • Nissan SKYLINE Sport Coupe (BLRA-3) '62

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Off-Topic / Modifications section of SDU
« on: October 01, 2009, 01:48:07 PM »
Was just flicking through the modifications part of the SDU website and man that took me back in time a little bit...I remember when I first got my R32 when I was at highschool and done about 3 of the mods posted...
-Bonnet Pin Installation
-Air Intake Modification
-Mesh Installation

Good times!

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