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  1. Ben–350Z

    How to change the 4 little orange LED's in 350z Headlights?

    Finally found it!
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    How to change the 4 little orange LED's in 350z Headlights?

    Ah, this is annoying me - I know I've seen a guide for doing it, but can't find it now. IIRC, it's just a case of separating the headlight (warm it up, prise the sealent around the lens apart) then there's a little PCB in the corner of the back part with those LEDs on. Then it would just be a case of unsoldering the old LEDs, and soldering some new ones in. Though without the guide, I have no idea what type they are
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    Maximum Rear Tyre/wheel Width

    Bit late reply, but since I'm in tyre mode... I have 275s on 10J ET12 wheels - had to roll the arch lips, but they're only at sort of 45 degrees, and I think there's enough space I could get 285, possibly just squeeze 295 in there. (There's more space to be gained by rolling a bit harder, too) IIRC, there's also a fair bit of space behind the wheel so even wider might be possible with a higher offset... EDIT: Having said that, my tyres do stick about 4mm past the wheel arch (stock height and camber), so probably need higher than ET12 offset to get anything wider and legal...
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    8.75/9.75J x 18 - What tyre sizes?

    I have the same sizes - although on 9.5J / 10J - seems absolutely fine. From what I understand, it's changing the difference in overall tyre diameter front to rear that upsets the TCS - so if you dropped both profiles to 35 for a less balloony look, you should be okay. Though that may make your speedo read a little high.
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    Alloy Wheel Repairs & Refurbishment Guide

    I used Wheel Genie to sort the wheels on my last two cars, they're in Huntingdon IIRC. Fixed some pretty heavy kerbing on my Focus ST's wheels, like new when they came back.
  6. Ben–350Z

    Dipped Beam Outage

    Sounds to me like the lamp's dying. Haha, "shed any light"
  7. Ben–350Z

    POST YOUR ZED PIC OF THE DAY.............

    Sometimes, being stuck in traffic isn't so bad:
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    Wheel losing pressure

    I know the feeling - I think I might have finished my clutch off in a moment of childish exuberance... Got to work early, empty car park.... Yah. Tyres have better grip on the road than the clutch does on the flywheel. But yes, one of those things if the gearbox is coming off, might as well do both. I see lots of things about changing the clutch slave cylinder at the same time..?
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    Wheel losing pressure

    Damn that sucks. Hope it can be welded! On the plus side, excuse for a lighter flywheel
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    Wheel losing pressure

    I had a V6 Mondeo with those, too - used to corrode like mad around the valves. Of course the wheels were also made of cheese anyway... The other thing they suffered from was corrosion on the inside, sort of on the part where the tyre bead sits. Guess that let air between the actual alloy and the "finished" surface. Should be noticed by anyone changing the tyre, but could be a possibility, maybe.
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    OBX Individual Throttle Bodies

    Hey, been folliwing this (and your DIY topic) with interest. At one point, I was wondering maybe one day (with money, time and a CNC machine or two ) if I could do it to mine, and kind of had a thought about cutting the "grooves" out of the bonnet, and replacing those with mesh to get cold air in there. Not sure if that'd let too much water in as well, though...
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    Tyre advice

    Ah, looks like you've just come up with what I replied to your PM with I think you'll be fine on the rear arches - mine only just caught, and at an et12 sit 8mm further out than your et20 would. FWIW, I didn't find rolling the arches too much of a problem.
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    500nm and they are on

    Those look amazing.
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    Help please will these fit

    I have 18x9.5 et25 with a 5mm spacer on my front (so the same as et20), and they're fine. 255/40R18 tyre. I think it's sitting around 10mm lower than stock through age... At the back I'm running 18x10 et12 with 275/40 tyres - those did rub, so needed some slight arch rolling. You should have around 13mm more space than me, which should be well clear. Loving those wheels, btw.
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    Rota kensei wheels tyre sizes??

    No problem - I look forward to seeing them fitted
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