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Maintenance & Car Care / The Cert process
« on: April 29, 2014, 04:46:44 PM »
Quote from: downtrail;625779
The problem is there are too many idiots that shouldn't be doing mods to there cars i know of a certifier and some of the crap that comes in to be certed is down right dangerous. and that's the stuff being certed imagine whats out there that they don't know about! as for simple things well no really they still need to check over the entire car again even if you have only just changed wheels etc they have no idea what else may be lurking that you have done aswell and not told them. It comes down to they stick there necks out on the chopping block saying yep this car is safe to be on the road its there *** at the end of the day that'll be reemed if they miss something like a crap weld on a lower arm. breaks causes a crash and kills the driver and who ever else he hits there the ones that are going to be questioned over it.

Dead right bud. I know 2 engineers who have handed back their credentials and gone back to building cars. They were fed up with the bureaucracy and some of the idiots bringing them heaps of crap and expecting a cert.

You need a complete paper trail to prove ownership. Ring LTSA and they will tell you what you need.

Picture Post / Ryeoons R32
« on: July 08, 2013, 09:37:38 PM »
They reckon 340-350mm, centre of wheel to guard height, is ideal for the std Skyline suspension...
Any higher or lower mucks up roll centres, etc...

Off-Topic / Altezza Appreciation Thread :P
« on: July 04, 2013, 08:49:51 PM »
Quote from: Demco;617081
Get her a stagea like im getting my one keep it skyline bro

Haha...That's the other main contender...:licklips:

Off-Topic / Altezza Appreciation Thread :P
« on: July 03, 2013, 10:27:00 PM »
Yip...Bit like the Skyline...Reputation thoroughly ruined by the 'Boy Racer' mob or those 'Stance - all show, no go' types...

Bit of a shame really, but neither of us really give a fruck about fashion...:dude

Off-Topic / Altezza Appreciation Thread :P
« on: July 03, 2013, 09:34:54 PM »
Still a very cool car once you climb down from your prejudices...

Wiffee needs new wheels and these are near the top of the list...:)

General Performance / What gearbox model do I have?
« on: June 07, 2013, 10:57:22 AM »
Oops, pushed enter by mistake...

Wanted to add that the GTS-4 box would be the better one for you.
The lower first gear was used in the r32 as the 2.0l has less torque.
The Stagea is considerably heavier than a R32 so could benefit from that lower ratio...

General Performance / What gearbox model do I have?
« on: June 07, 2013, 10:50:06 AM »
Hey bud

These are the gear ratios for the GTR & GTS-4 gearboxes...

......GTS-4                   GTR
1st                     3.580                   3.214
2nd                    2.077                   1.925
3rd                     1.360                   1.302
4th                     1.000                   1.000
5th                     0.760                   0.752

If you put the box into 1st gear, mark the input and output shaft positions and turn the output shaft one full revolution the input shaft will turn 3.58 times for a GTS-4 box and 3.214 times for a GTR box.

Off-Topic / First trackday, any tips?
« on: June 02, 2013, 11:41:57 AM »
Sounds like you've got it sorted...
Relax and enjoy, I can see an addiction coming here..:licklips:

Off-Topic / First trackday, any tips?
« on: June 02, 2013, 12:34:32 AM »
If you can find someone in your group who has driven the track before, and knows their way around, see if you can organise to follow them for a couple of laps. It's the easy way to find the 'racing line' and can be a big help.
Even a stint in the passenger seat while your car cools down can be a revelation.

Off-Topic / First trackday, any tips?
« on: June 01, 2013, 02:24:02 PM »
Quote from: b00stinz;615604
What is the red mist?

Haha... It's an old term for that adrenalin fueled rush of blood to the head that batters any form of common sense, caution or good judgement into submission and convinces you that you are a driving god... Results in that 220kmh, ABS hammering, passenger sceaming scrabble into the left hander at the end of the back straight at Taupo beside that bloody RX3 that you can't quite get past... Closely followed by a short chat with Gup about 'What part of '140kmh speed limit' don't you bloody understand...?

I suffer quite badly from this phenomenon...:laugh:

Off-Topic / First trackday, any tips?
« on: May 31, 2013, 09:10:05 PM »
Quote from: mungyz;615570
Keep an eye on your mirrors only when you have plenty of time, don't overdo it looking in the mirror or you might find something will sneak up on you - like a braking point LOL!

Cars wont just suddenly appear alongside you if you have a glance every now and then and see who is catching and how fast, you should be able to work out when they will get to you without checking the mirror every other second.

The big thing with traffic is to maintain your line and DO NOT make sudden changes of direction even if you think you are helping, if a car has caught up & wants to get by mid corner or what ever don't brake to let them go by, don't move from mid track if that's where you are at, proceed around the corner and slowly move to the outside on exit as you would normally do.
To help them go by just maintain the same speed, hit the loud pedal AFTER they have gone by.

If you suddenly move over to get out of the way or brake to try and help them out you may catch them out & actually cause an incident, some people drive way to close considering it's not a race & despite what they might think you can bet a person lifting off the gas and braking mid corner WILL teach them just how much they don't know about driving & it could cost both of you money - lots of money.

Tyres and brakes will be crap for the first two laps and depending on how hard you push things they could be crap after the fifth or sixth lap as well LOL!!!     If the sessions are quite long you need to remember not to push everything as hard as it will go because MOST cars will only do a few laps at full pace & then start to trash tyres, brakes & cooling systems.

Superb advice here...All I can add is 'Beware the red mist'...Not easy I know..Haha

Quote from: xxfr;613731
Ouch, RIP.

Maybe Hicas issue.

Someone always has to prolong the old Hicas myth... This was removed from the car well before this occured...

General Performance / extra power from factory ECU???
« on: May 26, 2013, 02:51:49 PM »
Quote from: downtrail;615349
You must remember that the psi reading is nothing more than a system preasure reading as such. where the power is made is air flow.

ie if you can flow 200cfm @ 7 psi with turbo x
but turbo y can flow 400cfm @ 7 psi

then turbo y makes more power.

I agree with what you have said but simply bolting on the bigger turbo will not make any more power unless some other parameters are changed.

As you said the boost pressure is a measure of system pressure. The pressure in the intake manifold at wide open throtle at 5000rpm is dependant on the flow capability of the ports, valves, cam timing, valve lift, etc.
If you maintain that 7psi in the manifold it makes no difference what you use to supply the air, the airflow, and consequenly the power, will remain constant.
If you imagine a metal box with a 1" hole as an outlet and maintain a constant 7psi air pressure, that 1" hole will flow the same amount of air regardless of what size compressor is supplying the air into the box.
The only way to increase airflow is to increase the size or efficency of that hole.

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