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  1. V1H

    Project: WeaponiZed

    Thanks m8, I have 20" forged wheels dressed in MPS4S. Please refer to my post on page 8 for full details
  2. V1H

    Project: WeaponiZed

    Last thing I am contemplating doing before winter is vinyl wrapping my roof in black. Here is an animated GIF simulation. Any comments whether it's a good idea?
  3. V1H

    Project: WeaponiZed

    Thanks guys! Here another little update, I just turned my seat belts into bright red colour. I LOVE the new look of them I uninstalled the factory belts (left) and sent them to Jason @JW Auto Trim. He swapped the belts for red ones and returned them very quickly (right): Reinstalled, looking like this:
  4. V1H

    Project: WeaponiZed

    Went to TRAX@Silverstone last Sunday. Weather was good and the day out was much fun @Adrian@TORQEN @Jonnymonno @V1H
  5. V1H

    Project: WeaponiZed

    A couple weeks ago I fitted new exhaust tips (Audi RS oval style) but the original cutouts on my rear bumper weren't quite big enough for them. After some consideration I opted for the most work intensive but most striking solution: Chop of parts of the bumper and fit a home-made rear diffusor! (I always fancied a rear diffusor on my amuse bumper but there is no available aftermarket solution) In addition, such diffusor ought to allow a better view onto my Helmholz Resonators, I reckoned With much dedication and ample time spent on details, I think I did a good job, but see for yourself Oh.. while I was at it, I also rebuilt my front splitters/skid pads. All powder coated in Candy Red to match my wing mirrors First I cut away large parts of the rear bumper (red lines) Then I used cardboard cutouts to design mock-up diffusor blades until I was happy with the shapes. Here my left mask (digital) Now I bought tough 3mm alu sheets and cut out the shapes... .. and bent them until everything fitted perfectly. I fabricated diffusor mounting points from metal (sorry, not shown) and attached them to my bumper with fibre glass mats and resin (Halfords body repair kit). I drilled holes in the according places and countersunk them, as I wanted to use black countersunk hex strews for a flush neat look, and sanded the surfaces, ready for painting (Additionally shown are the new front splitters) I sent them off for powder coating (Thanks @Jonnymonno for help ) … And the finished product:
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  7. V1H

    Project: WeaponiZed

    @Adrian@TORQEN was so incredibly kind to sponsor me a little sweet gift, the gorgeous Torqen Engine bay Titanium bolts kit [#TRQ-Z34TIB] The kit includes 40 bolts/nuts/washers made of 6AL-4V Grade 5 Titanium, gold colour finished. Total weight is 193.3 g (1/3 weight saving over stock). The Titanium fasteners also feel a lot harder and stiffer. Once tight, there is so much less flex felt in the wrench/ratchet than tightening steel fasteners! BEAUTIFUL Here photos after the install:
  8. V1H

    *** TORQEN *** 370z TORQEN Engine bay Titanium bolts kit

    Here the promised photos after installation. Btw, weight saving is one third, the Titanium fasteners feel a lot harder and stiffer when tightening. Once tight, there is so much less flex felt in the wrench/ratchet than tightening steel fasteners! One thing worth noting, the Titanium bolts and nuts have different 'head types', which one should be prepared for, as follows (maybe worth mentioning on the Torqen page?): | OEM | Ti kit M10 bolt | 14mm | H8 (Allen) M10 nut | 14mm | 15mm M8 bolt | 12mm | H6 (Allen) M8 nut | 12mm | 13mm M6 bolt | 10mm | H5 (Allen)
  9. V1H

    *** TORQEN *** 370z TORQEN Engine bay Titanium bolts kit

    Yes will do! Woa, the bolts arrived the next day! You're unbeatable, and thx again for the beautiful b-day gift!! Gonna install them later today. They are mindbogglingly lightweight, just 193.3 g the entire 40-piece set !!!!!!!!! Sooooo gorgeous to look at
  10. V1H

    Project: WeaponiZed

    Yes, this picture any good?
  11. V1H

    Project: WeaponiZed

    I read it somewhere but forgot. Maybe @Adrian@TORQEN remembers. I just read the EFR Turbo Tech Brief and found that our wastegate actuators come in three canister sizes, simply called "low", "medium"and "high boost". If I remember correctly, my AAM TT kit came shipped with the "low boost" option where WG cracks open at <10psi. (Medium=10-15psi, High=20-30psi). I am so thrilled for your massive 610Nm!! Mine also makes 590Nm at 3krpm and it spun stock rubber in 3rd (or in 4th on damp road). So, yes, it is scary to test drive it hard Upgrade to Michelin PS4S a.s.a.p!
  12. V1H

    Project: WeaponiZed

    Thanks guys! Also, have just fitted Hawk Performance Ceramic Brake Pads [F: #HB601Z.626, R: #HB602Z.545], and bedding them in today. There'll be much less much-hated brake dust in the future (my main objective; the OEM bite was actually sufficient for my kind of driving)
  13. V1H

    Project: WeaponiZed

    Woohooo! I made it into the September 2018 issue of the BANZAI car magazine, pp. 58-62, and a poster on p. 56
  14. V1H

    Project: WeaponiZed

    I prob won't notice anything. If anything, the slight drop near rev limit on the dyno might go away as the AAm filters were running out of flow at around 500hp. But I wanna get a new tune in the future, anyway. I am currently rebuilding all my vac/boost lines that run from the Compressor housing to the BCSV, from there to the WGs, and lines running from the I/Plenum to the CRVs (Compressor Recirculation Valves = BorgWarner's BOV alternative). Those rubber/silicone lines are meters and meters long. I am routing them much shorter and replace much with S/S hard lines. Copper lines are for mock up test routing, Stainless Steel is for final vac hard lines.
  15. V1H

    Rennen GT Wing for the Z

    I don't want to take sides or defend their design details, but as I understood Kay last Saturday, the wing mounted to the show car was still a prototype, i.e. shaped with lots of filler rather than by using the now available mould. He also told me he'd still rework the mounts. I am hopeful the varying gaps up top will also be addressed in the final product.
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