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« Reply #15 on: April 20, 2011, 05:28:30 PM »
pm me your addy, ill go to the post shop tomorrow and give you an exact $$ amount for the postage

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« Reply #16 on: April 26, 2011, 09:52:05 PM »
went crazy online today and bought:
- lifeline fire extinguisher
- Hicas lock bar
- Speedflow fittings & hose for the catch can (dam these things are not cheap!)
- 2 x 5-point takata harnesses
- gaskets for the new rocker covers

will post up some pics when they arrive

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« Reply #17 on: April 27, 2011, 05:28:59 PM »
got my speedflow fittings today from gss, test fitted them to the rocker covers and they look pretty good

also received the gaskets for the rocker covers. big ups to cockram nissan. thanks for the quick delivery :dude

i am just about to leave to get my harnesses.

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« Reply #18 on: April 27, 2011, 08:19:10 PM »
picked up the harnesses, they are racetech ones, not takata like i thought. either way still FIA approved, so all good and still a bargain.

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« Reply #19 on: April 30, 2011, 11:40:30 AM »
Just received the fire extinguisher:

Also purchased these last night:

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« Reply #20 on: May 02, 2011, 03:41:33 PM »
been doing more spending lol. this is my latest purchase:

1.8t Aluminium jack. wanted one of the powerbuilt low profile ones, but couldnt justify the $400 price tag.

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« Reply #21 on: May 02, 2011, 04:22:32 PM »
your on a spending spree !!

proformancepartoholic  ;)

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« Reply #22 on: May 03, 2011, 04:14:10 PM »
lol, seems im spending more money on non-performance stuff though lately haha

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« Reply #23 on: May 28, 2011, 05:54:13 PM »
went up to Auckland today for 10 minutes to pick these up:


now i gotta figure out how to install them lol

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« Reply #24 on: May 28, 2011, 05:56:39 PM »
Funny that! I just bought a set today too, sat outside Redline from like 8:45 waiting for them to open :D

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« Reply #25 on: May 28, 2011, 06:00:18 PM »
lol. was wanting to put them i today, but we had to go round to a mates for a bbq lol. so how do you actually adjust these things??????

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« Reply #26 on: May 28, 2011, 07:42:33 PM »
you use the top part to adjust spring pre-tension, bottom part to adjust ride height and the knob on top to adjust damping :)

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« Reply #27 on: May 28, 2011, 07:54:25 PM »
i was thinking i would not touch the spring pre-tension, is this all good??
and looking at ibb&'s build, he had to raise the rears an inch, so i will do that prior to installing mine. im just unsure if i should install them yet, as i dont want to do the whole cert thing just yet. but you know what its like when you get new toys lol. i also want to get the extenders for the damper adjustment knobs in the rear, so i dont have to remove the parcel tray all the time.
i am rather impressed so far with the quality of the product, prior to buying them i did a bit of reading on the net. there is really not that much to fault them on, the guys on SAU seem to love them too.

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« Reply #28 on: May 28, 2011, 09:33:07 PM »
make sure they are evenly set between each side, you can count threads and double check with a ruler. make sure springs are firmly captive, wouldn't want them to unseat on bound. don't trust that because they are new that they are set right. best thing to do would probs be to get them installed, then go get them checked (plus alignment).

I have driven around with coilovers uncerted for a while, not good for insurance though. main problem with R33's is that you will get alot of camber in the rears and will lose your lovely grip unless you get some top arms.

p.s your build is great, i enjoy your subtle but tasteful diy style, kudos!

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« Reply #29 on: May 28, 2011, 10:24:06 PM »
sweet cheers for the tips, ill give installing them a go and if i get stuck ill get someone else to do it. i looked on youtube and theres some real good stuff on there about adjusting and installing coil-overs.
cheers about the build. I am not too mechanically minded, i just try and give stuff a go before i pay someone to do it haha. like my carbon canister, i swear i looked at that thing for hours lol but when i had the car on the stands i just ripped it out, was simple as.