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  1. Another enjoyable day with the zed crowd. Another thumbs up for Ian for sorting.
  2. G1en@waxandshine

    New 350Z owner from Colchester

    Welcome along
  3. G1en@waxandshine

    New 350z owner

    Welcome along, not many red zeds around. There were just 2 at japfest this year out of around 130 or so zeds
  4. I have a set for HR but im guessing your asking singular as its DE
  5. G1en@waxandshine

    Airbag removal problem

    Right, i only took a few pics as i was getting increasingly frustrated with the wheel and then the new boss, so went to my local garage i use and the only option was to start cutting the plastics behind the wheel (still part of the wheel assembly) to gain access to the bolt and pull it back straight. we then tried hammering a socket over but it was just bending the lug before it got enough purchase even with wedging tools behind it so we cut away a large section of the plastic and got out the angle grinder. This did work! Cut a slit in the head with the disc then got a big flathead screwdriver and released the bolt, i thought great thats it sorted but oh no, the momo boss had other ideas. The cutouts in the boss for the horn/steering wheel control connector and the little round bobble (not sure what it is, something to do with cancelling turn signals) were both in the wrong place and did not line up. so the garage had to drill a new hole for the bobble and i unscrewed the plastic housing for all the controls so you were left with just the pin connections as above that did fit through the cutout in ghe boss. As we would just be using the horn we only needed to connect a new wire to the third pin and attach to new wheel horn. We then realised we needed a new wire making up for the earth which we attached behind one of the 6 hex bolt screws holding the new wheel in place. I also attached the restrictor for the airbag connection that came with the boss. Now mine is a HR and online it says you need 2 airbag restrictor but so i bought an extra one as the boss only came with one but when we got the airbag off eventually it only had one connection so maybe different countries had 2 connections? Anyway, got all that done, went for a quick spin and soon realised the mark on the centre spline which should indicate straight on and where to position your wheel was one spline to the right so my new wheel was pointing a few degrees right when going straight, no good when you have OCD so had to take ghe wheel off and re-attach one spline anti clockwise from the mark. All is now good (apart from one butchered oem steering wheel) finished pic below (excluding horn sticker which i have now added) looks much better. The wheel is an OMP superleggero, 350mm dia as opposed to the 370mm stock wheel and hell of a lot lighter. The moral of the story, take extra extra care with the security torx bolts and dont buy a momo boss or you will end up taking 4hrs to do a 30 minute job.
  6. G1en@waxandshine

    Airbag removal problem

    Wheel is on, what a palava. Will update shortly
  7. G1en@waxandshine

    Airbag removal problem

    ah right, so it may be possible to just "Dremel" the whole lug off. (this will cut some of the plastic trim but its getting replaced anyway with the new boss) Gonna pop to my local garage in morning and see if they can sort it.
  8. G1en@waxandshine

    Airbag removal problem

    My issue is its just bending inwards when i hit it or if i tried drilling it, i dont know if its attached to a “crumple” part of the steering boss that could set the airbag off?
  9. G1en@waxandshine

    Airbag removal problem

    Bought a funky new steering wheel, watched a few youtube videos, seems simple enough. What no one tells you is the head on the T30 security bolts is made from cheese and Nissan use space station grade threadlock. So after rounding off the star thread I tried to hammer a socket onto the head which resulted in the whole bolt and whatever its attached to bending inwards so the head is now not facing the hole. Pic below hopefully shows what i mean. Any ideas people, i have removed the other side bolt after chewing that one up as well so its just this holding the airbag assembly in.
  10. Will try and make the holiday Inn @conlonl i will be going down M1 from near Leeds if any good
  11. G1en@waxandshine


    I had to buy adjustable toe bolts and had to grind out the hole they bolt through to make it longer so you can get the extra adjustment needed. You can use a dremel or similar as space is quite tight. I got the eibach adjustable camber arms and toe bolts as a kit. The templates and instructions were included.
  12. G1en@waxandshine

    350z Tegiwa Harness Bar

    I may take this, need to check regs for hillclimbing I do and if allowed. Will let you know next week when back from holiday, obviously if someone wants it before then by all means sell it to them.
  13. If anybody wants any car care stuff this week I can bring along to this to save delivery. Just select the local/events option.
  14. G1en@waxandshine

    Hope to be owning one soon

    Well done Dave. As anyone will tell you, there is no cure for Zeditus but buying a car with lots already done means it will be much easier to live with for you and the family.
  15. Just got mine through tonight