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Looks like you can buy them straight off the Nistune website, they sell the bung things for them too.

Yep haha would've been me, I work at Cockburn Autobarn

 

Bought some stuff the other week and thought, I bet this guy owns that S14.

LOL, should have asked.

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The rocker cover gasket had been weeping very slightly since I bought the car, figured the gasket's never been replaced, so that was next. The black paint was also starting to look a little worse for

Build to Date:   Suspension/Brakes: - DBA T2 rotors with DBA Xtreme Performance pads front, Project Mu pads rear - HEL brake lines - STD Racing coilovers - Hardrace front

Jeez, been a while since I touched this thread and hardly anything's changed. I'll put some pics up anyway Acquired a genuine JDM Kouki wing:   Picked up these, STD Racing coilovers, lowered it a

Finally ditched the stock head unit and installed a Pioneer single din unit. I can't be bothered with double din touchscreen headunits with nav and all that sheet, and I'd always planned to go with din gauges, so I made up a panel out of some 3mm carbon plate to mount them in. Currently only have a water temp gauge but my mate kindly photoshopped the other 2 gauge holes so I could see what it'll look like when finished. I'm pretty happy with it, gauges fit perfectly, spacing between the gauges is good and the panel is removable for easy access to the wiring and back of the gauges.I also made a spare but the first one turned out fine so if anyone wants it let me know.

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Will be getting oil pressure and wideband air/fuel gauges soon to match.

Also gave the brake a freshen up; rebuilt rear calipers as my drivers rear was leaking, Project Mu pads, HEL braided lines, PMu fluid and a few coats of VHT caliper paint.

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Decided to try Kmak Aero's Navan style skirts as I'd heard good things. Genuine was proving difficult to find, and the ones I did see for sale where more than what I was prepared to pay, although I'll still be keeping an eye out for a good set.

Pretty happy with these for now, straight out of the box they fit up quite well, the guys from Spraytek were quite impressed with the fitment from the fibreglass.

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I'm slightly annoyed that they don't fit perfectly like OEM skirts, but the rest of the paint and bodywork on the car isn't great once you get up close anyway, so the extra time and effort to get them perfect wasn't worth it, they look good from a few metres away so I'm happy with that :P

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Yeah not bad man, dealing with him was easy, took just over 3 weeks to get them made and delivered. Would have liked the fit to be just a little bit better considering they were made to order, can't complain for the price though.

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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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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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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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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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Damn this used to look so clean lol

Kit and paint have taken a bit of a beating as a daily... well as of last month it's no longer a daily, gives me a chance to address some things on it. The tail light restoration didn't last as long as I hoped, the clear coat is flaking off so will have to redo that at some point, wheels need a refurb again as well. 

Some more engine work is lined up in the next month or so, upgrading to Kelford V-188-B cams with Supertech valve springs, recently ditched the boost tee for a Gizzmo V4 ebc and changed out the Mamba TD05 for a Kinugawa GTX2867R + 6Boost low mount manifold. Aiming to get it retuned at around the same boost level as the TD05, like 16-17psi. I can already say the GTX2867 at around 10psi is faaaar better in terms of spool time and transient response, so keen to see how it does at higher boost. 

Will update with some pics once it's all done, hopefully soon .

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