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Introductions / New Member Welcomes / Hey from auckland!
« on: September 04, 2011, 09:06:46 PM »

so as you can see the body is pretty rough - even the birds think so cause the like to sh*t on it

this weekend i did: cooling system drain and re-fill (will full on flush next weekend), oil and oil filter change, replaced both rocker cover gaskets, did a cambelt change (had help with this - as in i didn't even attempt it i got a tech to do it for me :) ) including water pump (cam and crank seals weren't leaking so if it ain't broke I don't fix it (usually), re-wired head unit (some genius has wired ignition and battery together so no stations would ever save), ran a new vacuum hose for boost gauge, and scrubbed up my cam covers as they have been polished but there was a bit of oil build up on them so i took to them with a scotch brite and they came out really well and I also scrubbed up my last intake pipe before the intake manifold which was i dire need to some tlc. so all in all i was in the workshop for 13 hours (way too long if you ask me) but this was due to a number of issues with the cambelt replacement.

enjoy :)

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Introductions / New Member Welcomes / Hey from auckland!
« on: September 04, 2011, 08:54:23 PM »


taken today after i finished servicing her will post up more pics

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Suspension, Steering, Braking, Wheels & Tyres / suspension question
« on: September 04, 2011, 08:37:33 PM »
Quote from: R33_dan;567962
Iv had my skyline at the track a heap of times from stock through to how its modded now.

Adjustys alone do make a car FEEL like its handling a lot better. But without supporting mods and being setup properly its not all that great. My car with camber arms, Tein Type HE adjustys 7 and 6kg spring rates, Shimmed LSD was **** in my opinion. Fast cornering on track it would lift a rear wheel off the ground, spin 1 wheel, not settled.
Since then I have done a lot more and ironed it all out. Have had at least a dozen wheel alignments tweeking it.
Castor arms and Swaybars are a must IMO. With you drifting get some front rack spacers. big difference.
For grip racing I run the following setup (roughly)
Front
- Adjustys - Just enough spring pre-load to be captive, 33% damper (more on LHS at puke)
- Camber 1.6deg
- Castor 7.6deg min
- Toe - Cant remember! will look at latest sheet

Rear
- Adjusty - Just enough preload again, 25% damper
- Toe - Just a touch of toe in. You may want a tad toe out for drifting?
- Camber 2 deg

Seems to be fairly settled for me like that. Personal preferring I guess. Iv driven the same sorta car with just apexy adjustys and an alignment as well. *ucking horrible!


hey thanks for the reply. what you've outlined there is really helpful thanks. i think it will take a while to get the right set up with all the tweaking required but i'm sure it will come right yea. my friend is a wheel alignment dude so maybe once i get some bit and have them installed i can muck around with the setting with him and ill be sure to take your specs along too and see how i go.

so what diff do you recommend?
are the rack spacers for great steering lock?
are you in akl? i wouldn't mind coming to have a look at your set up at some stage - what do you think?

Quote from: 4ever_sideways;567963
For this drift day just sort out your diff, adjusties and lock bar. Go out and have fun, that set up should be fine for a beginner. Once you get better do the arms.
Please don't a wheel alignment after the lock bar install:)


The plan, as you have pointed out quite rightly, is to sort diff, adjusties and a lock bar. From there I can go where ever I guess. I think I'll probably have quite a bit to think about after my first track day anyway haha. I get nervous just thinking about it.

Do you mean I shouldn't get a wheel alignment after I install the lock bar?


Quote from: R33_dan;567964
O and of course HICAS. Sh*t can that. Some ppl say its better on the street with it. But my car handles better than it ever has without it.

I put a Non hicas rear sub-frame in. With adjustable toe arms. And whiteline pineapples. Nolathane Diff mounts in the R33 cradle is good too. Axle tramp all gone


Well funny you say that. I had considered putting in a non HICAS sub-frame for the simple fact that I have been told that you can't fit rear toe arms to a HICAS sub-frame. But, in saying that, is adjustable rear toe necessary?

Quote from: base;567967
Quote from: hacksaw;567961
appreciate the tip. i had considered this approach too but i think i would get too excited with new parts lying around the house haha :)



i no its had but its the best and easyiest way iv found and you can still drive your car legaly too with out having to pay for cert over and over again


Yeah this is true. I guess you have to pay the same amount for each cert too?

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Introductions / New Member Welcomes / Hey from auckland!
« on: September 04, 2011, 08:23:49 PM »
thank you very much its good to be here

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Suspension, Steering, Braking, Wheels & Tyres / suspension question
« on: September 02, 2011, 09:27:18 PM »
Quote from: base;567950
i had all the adjustments in the cef my word it could corner but if you get camber arms you must do traction at the same time

in saying this if your looking at staying road legal you should buy all the parts over time and then stick them all in at the same time and then cert it thats how i build all my cars now days hunt around on trade me and fine what i want and put it away till im ready make sure you buy good quailty gear dont take the cheap route around the part that makes it driveable

thats my 2 cents any way


appreciate the tip. i had considered this approach too but i think i would get too excited with new parts lying around the house haha :)

Quote from: Shrike;567915
just so you know if a weilded diff breaks you can't even push the car and I wouldnt bother to try re-weilding one as you already weaken the metal enough by heating it up the first time to weild it in the first place hence why you need to let it cool down.

go to nissan buy 2-3shims pull your stock diff out drain the oill replace the factory shim add the extra shims put it back togeather seal the diff with sealent replace diff oil it would most likely cost you what $10 more and at least that way you know what condition your diff is in (id inspect for wear etc as its apart)

whats a few extra bucks to make sure something wont go wrong


nice ok sounds like a plan, but one question - what is a shim? i know next to nothing about diffs. would it be easy for my to take my lsd out and inspect it and put back together or should i leave this to someone with more knowledge / experience?

Quote from: 4ever_sideways;567918
You don't need rear toe arms, with the lock bar and the original toe arms for the hicas you get adjustability.

Personally I'd go with a shimmed diff rather that a locked one


ok, thanks for that - ill take it on board. i wanna fit a lock bar next weekend

Quote from: Stalk3r;567919
or buy a proper sodding diff, they come up on tm every now and then, and theyll last 10 times longer with routine maintenance than any hacked together welded band aid " look at me bro im a sweet dirfer" sack of cr4p


haha yeah i've seen the type! what is a sodding diff?

Quote from: ibb&;567929
I wouldn't bother with a lock diff. I also wouldn't reccomend starting on a proper track with a new car, I think you'll find it a little difficult and extremely scary lol

I would reccomend sticking with what you've got in terms of arms. Get an alignment and a set of BC Golds/Reds (depending on preference). Get some cheap stockies for the rear and take it down to Hampton Downs skidpad event. Be sure to do all prep work before hand so you don't blow anything up! This is much more important than locker/arms etc Garage H (check on Facebook) host one every so often, otherwise Hori Dori is a good sorta practice too.

You'll be suprised how nerve wracking it is just sliding at low speed. I've done a track day at one and I learnt a tonne about the car. I still wouldn't wanna go on a track drift day anytime soon though. Still learning at low speed. PM me if you want any info regarding the day, I've even got a youtube video of me sliding speed around the pad if you wanted to get an idea of what sorta happens ;p


bro i recon i would **** my self even at low speeds just like you say. i've never drifted before so i'm nervous but excited all the same ya know

Quote from: b00stinz;567942
Putting in BC golds made a huge difference to how my car drives, cornering-wise and straight line. Just so smooth and predictable (well more predictable than before) also front adjustable camber arms. Certainly feel the difference through the hills.

Now to put my GTR sway bar in the rear... Because the car never came with one... Ill let you know what difference it makes when I do :p


yeah i've been lead to believe that adjustable suspension is probably the way to go in terms of initial handling mods so i think i will make an effort to go down this path and sort some out as well as a diff

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Suspension, Steering, Braking, Wheels & Tyres / suspension question
« on: September 02, 2011, 04:20:15 PM »
Quote from: Shrike;567909
I wouldnt trust a used lock diff myself but each to there own


if it breaks couldn't i just re-weld it? or is their no point?

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Suspension, Steering, Braking, Wheels & Tyres / suspension question
« on: September 02, 2011, 04:16:11 PM »
well i found a used lock diff on tm for $50 and diff oil is free for me. i thought that was a pretty good deal.

but i know that the subframe bushes will bugger out after a few 1000 km so i was planning on fitting a set of solid subframe bushes

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Suspension, Steering, Braking, Wheels & Tyres / suspension question
« on: September 02, 2011, 04:09:29 PM »
Quote from: mlracing.co.nz;567904
Lock diff is definitely not the only way to go. You should be able to drift sweet with stocker but it will probably not be as tight as it once was so you could shim it as mentioned above or look for an aftermarket LSD.


ok fair enough - forgot to mention i'm on a budget here too so i will probably be looking for reliable short cuts to start with

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Suspension, Steering, Braking, Wheels & Tyres / suspension question
« on: September 02, 2011, 04:08:01 PM »
sorry, maybe i didn't explain myself

by track day i mean a drifting track day, i want to get into drifting. i hope i didn't confuse anyone :(

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Suspension, Steering, Braking, Wheels & Tyres / suspension question
« on: September 02, 2011, 04:04:25 PM »
Quote from: 4ever_sideways;567900
This is from my own build also an R32 4dr.

I bought it with adjustable suspension, and went off to a track day and it was ok, much better than anything with lowered sprigs(I will never waste my time with them again). My car is not considered to be overly low but when you lower a car it gains negative camber, so my tyres were wearing out unevenly.

I went and bought strut braces, adjustable camber arms front and rear and castor arms at the front. Also fitted up a hicas lock bar at the same time. I went and sorted out a proper wheel alignment.

The difference was huge, car now sits flat whilst cornering and feels completely predictable. I'm really happy with the results.

As you said minimum mods, I would just go with adjustable suspension and a hicas lock bar. You shouldn't look like a retard with those two mods. If you find yourself wanting to do more track work then I would advise adjustable arms.:)


sounds really decent man. that's what i kinda had pictured in my head. correct me if i'm wrong but i've been lead to believe that adjustable rear toe arms do not fit HICAS rear end? and also, will i need tie rod spacers for my lock bar?

cheers for your help

Quote from: Stalk3r;567901
if you dont want to look like a retard at your track day (your words) send the lock diff back where it came from


so i should try drifting with a factory lsd? i was told a lock diff is the way to go / the only way to go? what do you think?

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Suspension, Steering, Braking, Wheels & Tyres / suspension question
« on: September 02, 2011, 03:40:02 PM »
opinions wanted please - i started this thread on the wrong forum and BADHAB|T suggested i join up here so i though I would copy the important bits from my initial thread and see what you guys think? any help, tips or advise is truly appreciated, cheers!

CUT AND PASTE (from skyline owners forum - my thread)

"is there any point have aftermarket arms (camber/toe/caster arms) as well as adjustable suspension or am i wasting my time?

looking at getting to a track day soon and want to do the minimum mods as to not look like a complete retard.

lock diff on the way and hicas lock bar

car is r32 4dr gtst motor w/lsd currently. minimal engine mods"

reply from BADHAB|T

"It depends how much you lower it to how much benefit you will get from adjustable arms etc.
They will help, but aren't necessary - unless you go stupid low. There are other things you can do to improve handling, front and rear strut braces are a good starting point!
But as you said 'minimum mods', I wouldn't bother with aftermarket arms etc till you're ready to go down that path
My 32 is on Teins, it's not that low (more practical for Auckland roads) but it handles really well for whats been done in the handling department....it's surprised a few passengers who aren't used to sports orientated cars too haha..."

my reply

"...well the think is i'm not interested in going low. but if i need to go low/er to improve handling then i would be happy to oblige. my car is currently on super lows and it actually is quite a nice height i feel..."

reply from BADHAB|T

"...But coilovers will give much better handling than just super lows.
Oh, even at the height it's at.... I have almost zero camber wear (I could go lower, but it's practical where it is)"

my reply

"...yeah i don't want to sack my car out so stupidly that i wear the tyres out i just want some decent handling..."

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Suspension, Steering, Braking, Wheels & Tyres / Proper wheels v cheap wheels
« on: September 02, 2011, 03:22:27 PM »
Quote from: b00stinz;567863
F*ck that silvia is cool


+1 soo dope

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Introductions / New Member Welcomes / Hey from auckland!
« on: September 02, 2011, 02:30:03 PM »
Quote from: ONS2HU;567889
Hahahaha brett u jus earned brownie points with her.

Yeah I'm rob bro might see ya at one of the meets some day.


hahaha good **** bro. it's always better to be in the good books with a woman :D

yeah for sure man see you around!

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Introductions / New Member Welcomes / Hey from auckland!
« on: September 02, 2011, 02:06:09 PM »
Quote from: BADHAB|T;567884
Ah you made it! Welcome to SDU :)
After reading this thread.... damn its a small world


hey bro! yeah thanks man! good to see ya here too

yeah sure is eh? crazy stuff - love it :hawaii:

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Introductions / New Member Welcomes / Hey from auckland!
« on: September 02, 2011, 02:01:50 PM »
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WTF LOL!!!!!!!

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