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Introductions / New Member Welcomes / Re: My RB30DET money pit
« on: December 11, 2017, 04:39:49 PM »
Nah I wanted to keep the full interior and be able to take friends / roadtrip etc. Otherwise it would have a roll cage in it haha.

The suspension droop was a challenge, I use D2 street coilovers. After a bit of homework and reducing the spring preload and still not getting enough, I ended up adding tein keeper springs from autolign in and that got me over the mark.

So I took the car for its re check and passed everything. Although I did have to secure the required slip on wheel spacers to the brake discs by drilling and tapping a hole into them and using a short counter sunk screw to secure the spacers in place. Took the photos and emailed them through and the paper work for my cert plate was sent off.          :)

Long story short shes all road legal now! Managed to get a WOF without too much trouble is no longer in need of a tow rope or trailer whenever trackdays come around! Stoked           :D

Introductions / New Member Welcomes / Re: My RB30DET money pit
« on: August 08, 2017, 12:07:02 PM »
Finally took the car for Cert and WOF last week, and as expected the car failed each, giving me a list of work to do. Nothing too serious but it will keep me busy the next two weeks none the less. Few things to do are:

Remove fixed drivers seat (not allowed as it is a 2 door passenger vehicle)
Secure Fuel lines every 300mm
Front tires rubbing on guards
Exhaust touching driveshaft hoop
Suspension needs 40mm of drop when car is lifted.

And a small list of other stuff that I wont bother listing. Will swap the drivers seat for a reclining recaro I have borrowed, and will have to employ a friend to widen the fibreglass guards to allow room for the tires without rub. The tricky one is getting more drop out of the suspension. I am playing with the spring preload, hoping this can help.

Hopefully after I dot my I's and cross my t's I will have a road going car in the very near future. Will post once I go for my cert re check and WOF.

Introductions / New Member Welcomes / Re: My RB30DET money pit
« on: July 12, 2017, 11:55:43 AM »
It sits reasonably low. Standard engine mounts/subframe etc etc. Car has had ride height raised a little since, but I put a wheel either side of the ripple strip when I spun off at the dipper on a drift school day and put a shallow dent in the bottom of the pan despite having a light bash guard, but the new one is waaaay stronger haha. Better off having it and not needing it. See below pic, hangs down below sway bar quite a bit.

Am now looking to move my oil cooler to make room for the bonnet latch support, and make the new boot floor, car is booked in for cert soon. Fingers crossed I dont get hit with a massive to do list!!

Introductions / New Member Welcomes / Re: My RB30DET money pit
« on: June 12, 2017, 12:57:17 PM »
Have been pretty lazy with the car as of late, I did however manage to fit up the sump guard/bash plate that a friend of mine had made up out of 8mm alloy plate. This thing is SOLID haha, and not too heavy either, im guessing around the 8-10 kilo mark, but Id rather have it and not need it than the other way around.

It mounts to a 40mm solid alloy bar that bolts to the underside of the subframe behind the sump, which also gives me a solid jacking point I can lift the front of the car with, and then bolts to some box section steel I had welded into the castor arm mounts. along with some bits welded to its sides to prevent the edge of the plate catching on anything, this should hopefully protect my big sump from anything trying to open it up like a tin can haha!

Next up is sorting out the boot floor and new battery box, GTR bonnet, grille and headlights to go in. :)

Much the same. Motor, manual trans, suspension, brakes, seat, driveshaft and hoops. The whole lot haha. Putting a bash guard on at the moment to protect the sump extension, hoping he doesn't have any issues with that.

Forced Induction / Re: twin wastegates
« on: March 10, 2017, 03:43:15 PM »
twin 38's will have a smaller surface area than a single 60, so depending on power you are chasing consider 44's. any way, heres how mine are done.

Forced Induction / Re: RB20DET forward facing plenum
« on: March 10, 2017, 03:38:27 PM »
All I can say after going through a few different plenums during building my motor, is to just bite the bullet and get a decent one made. I did the whole cut and weld thing first, then bought a cast greddy style plenum. The casting quality is usually pretty average. Not sure about the front facing top halves that you can get, but id either leave it stock, or get one fabricated from scratch using the oem runners to make the flange etc. Depending on how far you are looking to push the motor will determine which would suit best.

Introductions / New Member Welcomes / Re: My RB30DET money pit
« on: March 08, 2017, 03:48:08 PM »
Wheels are enkei rpf1 18x10.5 15 offset. 265/35/18 fronts. 285 rears.

Hey all, finally have the car at the point where its about time for lvv cert. I just thought I'd put it out there and ask if you had any issues with a particular modification, or if you were failed on something or had to change something on the car to pass? Just looking for things that haven't crossed my mind as of yet, example; a mate of mine had to secure his battery power cable to the floor of the car.?

I am just hoping to avoid a giant list of work to do on the car after having it inspected. Any suggestions and tips would be appreciated.

Certifier I'll be using is Don Hoff in chch.

Introductions / New Member Welcomes / Re: My RB30DET money pit
« on: March 06, 2017, 12:59:32 PM »
The (semi) finished result of the wide body kit I needed to fit the big wheels and tyres I wanted to run. Clearances are pretty tight and there was a little guard rub, and the luxury sports stuff kiiiiiinda fits ok. Will be taking it for lvv cert as it is, then chase down a genuine gtr bumper and front guards to roll out instead of the fibreglass stuff that's currently in place. and some rear guards will get made up to tidy up the rear some more.

Looks ok for now though. Kinda staunch with the riveted rear fenders and wheels barely fitting in lol

Kiwinats was good fun. Its always a laugh to catch other cars by surprise coming onto the straight during cruise sessions and watching their cheeky grin of confidence disappear the same time I do  :P :P

Introductions / New Member Welcomes / Re: My RB30DET money pit
« on: February 10, 2017, 08:18:39 AM »
Yeah just on 98 octane. Would like to make a lot more on e85 but not really necessary for a road car lol

Wheels and tyres are enkei rpf1 18x10.5 with 15 offset. Hankook rs3 tyres all round. 265 front, 285 rear.

Introductions / New Member Welcomes / Re: My RB30DET money pit
« on: February 08, 2017, 11:55:28 AM »
Yeah makes pretty good torque, yup just on 98 octane. Could do a heap more hp/nm on ethanol, but 600hp is more than enough :D

Introductions / New Member Welcomes / Re: My RB30DET money pit
« on: February 07, 2017, 04:29:32 PM »
No I didn't get the coils, just runs wasted spark. Walt @ EFI suggested the wasted spark would typically be good for upto 400hp or so, but those coils are worth about $850 and I didn't have the spare cheddar at the time. But the wasted spark has proved itself reliable thus far.

Here's the most recent dyno sheet, going back in soon to sort out some boost control issues.

That torque curve tho :D :D

Introductions / New Member Welcomes / Re: My RB30DET money pit
« on: February 03, 2017, 08:47:26 AM »
They are ones that NZEFI have done for me, they receive signal from the ecu and a couple of solid state relays much like you said. Think they are actually a genuine Porsche or jaguar part haha. They work pretty well, and your tuner will be able to set up how the pump speed is controlled, whether it be by vehicle speed, throttle position etc etc

Introductions / New Member Welcomes / Re: My RB30DET money pit
« on: January 25, 2017, 10:55:47 PM »
Hey guys, been working away over the holidays and saving the money up to continue working on this car of mine, heres bit of an update as to where things are now.

Fitted a GTR bumper iron, as the old gts one was cut up to fit intercooler. Have moved the intercooler further back and drew up some nice alloy brackets using the stock mounting points to hold it steady. This set up should cruise through cert unlike the previous item haha.

Had some heating issues so now the radiator has a second cooling fan, originally I had two, but removed one to make way for crank trigger bracket. Also ditched the antifreeze for DEI coolant and de mineralised water. Runs a good 5-10 degrees cooler now. Also made up a plastic idler with a groove in it to stop the powersteer belt jumping off during track days.

New exhaust is all done, 3.5" stainless with now just the one adrenalin resonator. Two made it really quiet and I missed the note of the motor :D

I had been missing a set of block to bellhousing supports, so found some on trademe and had them re zinc plated, fitted them up. The big square bar of aluminium you can see that the jack is lifting on is going to be used for mounting a bash guard to protect the sump from ripple strips when drifting/racing. Although with the ride height up a bit more that hopefully wont really become necessary. But id rather have it there than not.

Fuel system all done and fitted. Twin 044 pumps running on variable speed controllers to help with noise and keep fuel/pump temps down when idling or cruising.

Big part of what I have been doing was burning out the old subframe bushes. What a pain in the *** haha. Subframe stripped reinforced and painted. Nolathane bushes and Hardrace camber, control and toe arms. Also fitted camber and castor up front too.

Dragged out some wide front guards I have had lying around now that I have the wheels and tyres to fill them out properly.

And lastly, just got the car back from a race fabricator who has tubbed the outer part of my rear guards in prep for wide body goodness. Plenty of travel allowed for. Will get some fibreglass work underway in the coming months. :)

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