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    nick_cal94

    Member Since 13 Sep 2014
    Offline Last Active Yesterday, 07:44 PM
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    In Topic: Daily Zenki, keeping it simple (pic heavy)

    14 February 2019 - 06:59 PM

    Didn't realise its been almost a year since the last update  :o

    Not much is new tbh, got around to re-tuning the car with some upgrades.

    Ditched the stock turbo finally and went with a Mamba unit, a GTX billet wheel TD05-18G 8cm

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    While I was at it I upgraded the MAF sensor from the stock unit to a HPX N1 from Nistune, and had it installed blow through style in the cold side intercooler piping. 

    Got it retuned at Garage 101, and was pretty stoked with the results.

    Made 311.3rwhp at about 17psi, still internal gate and with the Turbosmart boost tee. That's going to have to change in the future as boost was fluctuating quite a bit and doesn't hold till redline. Next round will probably involve electronic boost control and external gate, in which case I'll probably go high mount manifold, or maybe just a stiffer actuator spring in the mean time.

     

    Also picked up a set of faded Kouki tail lights, and set about trying to freshen them up. Used VHT gloss black vinyl dye on the faded areas then hit it with a few coats of Concept Paints "2K" pressure pack clear coat. Have had previous success with re-spraying the mirrors with this stuff and came out pretty good here.

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    In Topic: Daily Zenki, keeping it simple (pic heavy)

    28 March 2018 - 12:10 AM

    Kit is complete!! Thanks to my mate Brendan for sorting out the paint, Navan bar was a genuine plastic item, however the pods were fibreglass from JSAI Aero. Very good quality and almost perfect fit, would recommend.

    I think exterior is pretty much complete, maybe a few little additions and changes here and there but nothing I need to worry about for a while. Overall I'm pretty stoked with how it's looking now  :D  

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    In Topic: Daily Zenki, keeping it simple (pic heavy)

    20 March 2018 - 12:33 PM

    Got the guards rolled at DIY Garage so I could actually drive with these wheels and lowered it a bit more. I'd been playing with photography for a while at this stage so here's some pics, hopefully a nice change from iphone quality :)

    Also yes, managed to source some genuine JDM weathershields :yay:

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    With my mate Brendan's super nice JDM S15 Spec R:

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    Hopefully will have another update by the end of the week but heres a little sneak peak ;)

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    In Topic: Daily Zenki, keeping it simple (pic heavy)

    20 March 2018 - 12:14 PM

    Pretty sure this forum is dead but I've fixed the pics and I'm gonna update this anyway lol

    Finally bought wheels, Work Rezax 1 in 17x9+18 all round, three piece goodness. Not ideal sizes but I wanted them as a project anyway as they were in pretty bad shape. First job was to split them, and strip the sheet black paint from the barrels and centres. 

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    Taped off, ready for paint. Etch primed and decided to go with VHT Graphite wheel paint for the centres, with VHT wheel clear, barrels were left raw. 

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    The lips had a lot of oxidation and sheet on them so the next step was wet sanding and polishing, along with polishing the hardware. 

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    Wheels were finally assembled and sealed, motivation was lacking for a while so I think it took me about 2 or 3 months from inital purchase to the point all 4 wheels were done hahaha

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    Some proper photos :)

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