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  1. This is an install guide for my BRAUM seats, but will apply to other aftermarket seats, too. You will loose the factory seats motorized seat control and the seat heater function You will save 4 kg weight per seat As you know, I ordered: - pair of BRAUM Racing Elite-X seats, Red Komodo Edtion [#BRR1X-RDRT] that include dual lock sliders - pair of Planted Technology seat brackets [#SB096DR and #SB096PA] I also needed to get extra hardware (per seat): - four M8 bolts and nuts for the Planted seat bracket - a 7/16" UNF nut for the factory seat belt buckle mount - a 2R2 resistor to terminate the SRS harness (that's 2.2 Ω, wattage is uncritical). 1) The factory seat removal procedure is found in the workshop manual page SE-71. Basically: Remove headrest Slide seat forth/back to unbolt 2 floor bolts behind/in front of seat (M14 socket) Disconnect battery and wait 3 mins Lift seat and unplug OEM wire harness, i.e. 3 plugs: SRS (yellow), seatbelt sensor (small white), motor/heater (big white) Carefully take out the seat 2) You may now test fit the seat bracket, which should line up with the 4 factory bolt holes. Note, the Americans labelled our driver side seat bracket with 'Passenger'. But don't install it! The seat bracket needs to be bolted onto the Braum seats, after you first installed the sliders. 3) Turn over the Braum seat and bolt on a pair of sliders, then clamp in between a handle. The handle must face forward and release the lock mechanism by pulling up (when seated), not down! The sliders have no easy orientation, so look closely at my photo: 4) Use the four extra purchased M8 bolts (facing up) and nuts (facing the floor) to bolt the seat bracket onto the sliders as per photo: 5) Undo the seat belt buckle from the factory seat and bolt onto the seat bracket, reusing the factory 7/16" UNF bolt together with the extra purchased 7/16" UNF nut: 6) Route the seatbelt sensor harness under the seat, which I secured with the yellow factory clips. As for the yellow SRS plug, you could splice into the factory harness before the yellow female plug (photo from step A) and terminate it with a resistor. Or, like I opted to do, cut off the yellow male plug of the OEM seat and reuse it and terminate after that: The termination is done to satisfy the ECU that will look for the presence of a 'working airbag', which is presumably a heater element (the SRS charge igniter) with an electronic characteristic identical to a 2.1 Ω DC resistor in series with a small inductance of 2.6 µH. I appears, from what ppl did before, the ECU is successfully fooled by a simple 2R0 or 2R2 resistor. I ended up ordering a 2R ±1% 3W resistor and a 2.7 µH ±20% inductor - probably overkill. (Would only matter if the ECU test signal was AC rather than DC where impedance deviates from resistance as frequency goes up. Bloody scientist in me ) 7) Place Braum seat into car, reconnect 2 of the 3 harness plugs, bolt down the seat bracket onto the floor. Then reconnect battery if you're done here. If you get an SRS DTC (Airbag dash light) you can reset it with this procedure. The passenger side seat installation is identical, except you have to also deal with the factory passenger occupancy sensor. I’ve seen ppl transferring over the occupancy sensor buy slicing up the factory and aftermarket seats, but with mixed success rates. The occupancy sensor is a flexible sheet resistor element that changes resistance as it physically stretches when a ‘bum’ sits in the seat. But that actuation is sensitive to the placement of the sensor and the cushion type/thickness above it. It’s clearly tailored to the factory seat characteristics. I’m therefore likely to not carry over the occupancy sensor but make up a switchable dual-resistor that emulates the resistance values for empty/child and adult occupant. ~Passenger seat to be completed~
  2. Yes. Although the outer ones are straight 3” whereas the welded-on tubes for the inner ones are bent (h-shape) and a little narrower (i think 2”) You might see it in the attachment.
  3. Replaced my exhaust tips for Quad tips. Due to the red diffusor I can, however, only fit h-style (not Y-style) and 3" inlet with max 4" outlets, and a total length of 20-25 cm. Since I didn't want to start welding but something ready I ended up after a lengthy search with Akrapovič-style quads from AliExpress. I was hesitant using the Chinese Ebay place but the quality is decent (if not perfect). BEFORE - AFTER
  4. I'd also recommend the OEM W brace, sold through TORQEN. You definbitely don't want to have the cardboard weak aftermarket W brace sold at TARMAC SPORTZ (just trying to be honest here). Yes, I fitted 4 underbraces, they are all additions and no replacement for the W brace.
  5. BRAUM seats have also just arrived and waiting for me to install them!
  6. Went for a P1 service to H-Dev yesterday. Driver side turbo is leaking some oil through the compressor outlet into the intake pipe, around 10ml/100miles. Yet to be decided if further investigations, i.e. engine out job, is required. Nice photo from the under-body: Then, the mechanic pulls her back onto the forecourt. Undramatically, though, as he's a gentleman By the way, my brother standing in above clip (been visiting me for a couple days) was utterly shocked by the savage forward thrust when I accelerate hard from standstill with my tires properly warmed up and good tarmac able to hook from 1st gear w/o slip despite over 400 ft lb of torque. Yes, those 305mm MPS4S are insane! He was much looking forward to experiencing my Z and he had never experienced anything this violent by a long mile (he used to own a mapped AWD Audi S3). He also said my Z is unbelievably beautiful and truly special that he never realised just from the pictures and videos he had seen. I think it finally dawned him why I'm so obsessed about and constantly dumping ££k into my Z while he's just into mobile phone gaming
  7. Yesterday I replaced my Mishimoto Weighted Shift Knob (363 g) with a Raceseng Contour Shift Knob (500 g). Big thanks to @Adrian@TORQEN for supplying it from USA! While I liked the looks of the Mishimoto I didn't quite warm up to the feel of the shifting action with the stick-like shape, or maybe I grew less fond of it over time. So, I got the even heavier satin finished stainless steel knob with the optional Gate 3 Engraving and I much prefer the shift action feel it gives over the Mishimoto. The Raceseng also looks good with the OEM satin silver interior trims. Because the Raceseng knob is much stouter and even heavier the gears clunk into place with a precise metallic feel and even shorter travel. I totally love the new shifter feel!
  8. It was a custom fabrication by Horsham Developments. Was done while I had my TwinTurbo installed. I've heard Torqen is planning on making such harness covers.
  9. Here some first pics of the installed Xtreme BBK. I can't emphasise enough how happy I am with the look and quality
  10. I had a day off at today's fantastic sunshine and (partly) installed the recently delivered Torqen Xtreme BBK. The passenger side is done and it looks UNBELIEVABLE But judge for yourself... Disks Comparison: Calipers Comparison: Comparison w/o wheels: Comparison with wheels: Close-ups:
  11. It’s a long way for me but would love to attend, too! Please book sunny weather for the 8th 1) Payco - 2016 Nismo 370z - PA04YCO 2) Coldel - 2005 VX220 Turbo - VK05 XEU 3) Andy_Muxlow 2011 - 370Z - A20MUX 4) Seb - 2003 350z JDM - PR02 SEB 5) kbad - 2007 HR - J44SUS 6) Mopedmark- 2009 370Z Ultimate MT59UZR 7) Darren-B - 1971 240z - BVM 362K 8) Flashback - 2004 350Z - HJ54TBZ 9) NickC - 2003 350z - A3KXN 10) Shelly Masters OE07MYC 11} zippypooz - 2005 350Z - N44SSN 12) Lewis Schwier - 2004 350z - V6 LXD 13) AndyNap - 2005 350Z Roadster - A11 NAP 14) Rich & Hilary T - 2007 350Z - AF57RZA 15) Daveo132 - 2007 350Z - PE07DPZ 16) Pagan 2003 350z roadster K500 SYM 17) Vicktor_the_ Predictor - 2005 350Z - OE54 ASX 18) Paul K - 2005 350Z roadster - K50 PTK 19) AmyZed 2003 350z roadster - FA51AMY 20) ChrisF - 2005 350z - MT55WKK 21 ) Jenso - 2004 350z GT - J15NSO 22) nismoandy - 2006 350z -WP06FNX 23) V1H - 2013 370Z-TT GT Edt. N99 NEO
  12. Acquired a mirror-polished S/S cover for the radiator expansion tank from @RDON who has a limited stock of custom fabrication. Very happy with the quality and finish of the piece (all precision laser-cut). Many thanks buddy!
  13. Been a special weekend as I got my TORQEN Big Brake Kit - Xtreme [#TRQ-BBK370] delivered, Friday afternoon:
  14. Thank you @Adrian@TORQEN! They look unbelievably stunning, truly exceptional! I always wanna call them monstrously big, but in fact they are even 1 size bigger than that
  15. Cheers. PM sent. Just curious, who made the cover? Or is it a custom one-of production?



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