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  1. Having unexpectedly taken on another car alongside my Stagea my brake upgrade plans are currently on the back burner so have at it if either set are still available 👍
  2. Hi all, Slightly off topic as it’s a Stagea interior but I’ve bolted in a manual fabric 350Z drivers seat but the wiring is different. I know the big yellow plug must be something to do with airbags as it was plugged in on my OEM seat and now the airbag light is on as it’s not the same plug as on the 350Z seat so is unplugged. The seat belt clasp has been carried over and so that’s wired in fine. Then I have the white plug left over (which also wasn’t plugged in on my OEM seat). Any one recognise it? Could it be for powered seats or maybe heated seats? Anyone seen the same plugs on 350Z seats? Lastly, does anyone have the car side wiring plugs to suit 350Z seats (the yellow plug so I can hopefully pop the connectors out and into the right shaped plug as I don’t wanna bastardise either the OEM wiring or seat wiring if I can help it. Thanks in advance.
  3. Yea that’s not too bad I can live with that. Worth the punt if it gets me sitting lower in the Stagea as the seats are really tall and no way to lower them as standard and they’re immaculate so don’t wanna mess with them and potentially ruin them. I’ll drop you a PM to arrange collecting
  4. You mean they’re manually adjustable seats. Most 350Z seats are electric adjustment which are no good to me when not going in a 350Z. Been waiting for a good set of these to show up as they *should* be a direct bolt in to my Stagea according to multiple sources who have done so before 🤞
  5. Brill, have you got any better pictures of the bolster wear on the drivers seat please? Really interested and I’m only in Coventry so not a million miles away. If the bolster wear isn’t too bad then I’d come collect them Sunday/Monday next week if you’re about then?
  6. Interested in the rear calipers if they’re by any chance still available?
  7. How have I missed these?! 😱 Are they still available and whereabouts are you please?
  8. Well goes to show how reliable the Stagea has been so far as I’ve not done a fat lot to it other than drive it and enjoy it. Done about 7000km in it now (Odo still in Km and planning on keeping it that way for simplicity) Other than an engine oil and filter change, a machine polish and an MOT I’ve not really done a fat lot until today. Sourced these wheels (OEM 2011 STI Enkeis) off FB Marketplace about 5 months ago now and only just got round to getting them on the car. Had to have the bores machined out and then had them refurbed for good measure then had to sort tyres, spacers and wheel nuts to suit. Not normally a fan of coloured wheel nuts but figured it needed something to break up all the monochrome. Thankfully they’re not too offensive now they’re on. I’m trying to track down some genuine Enkei centre caps for them but most I find are a lot bigger (68mm when I need 56/52mm) so for now I’m running the STI centres with the added bonus of confusing people even more as to what it is 😆 Still got a list as long as my arm of plans for it (OEM+ style) and slowly accumulating parts at home both mods and maintenance. If anyone has experience importing parts I’m all ears, a few people have recommended Jauce for used parts but trying to get my head around what I can and can’t bid on and all the fees is confusing as hell!
  9. Welcome along buddy! I’m a former 350Z owner and current fellow M35 owner, although mines got the VQ25DET in it. But it’s also an Autech model (Autech Aero Selection T Series 1) according to its VIN. Totally get what you mean about all the Aussies in the UK groups though!
  10. Would be interesting to see what the Stagea is pumping out after all these years but sadly I work Saturdays 😔 Have fun guys
  11. I think it’s more the wording that’s the confusion. A “non fault claim” would be someone else’s insurance is paying for your cars repair or replacement, so although your insurance would be doing some legwork, the 3rd party is the one footing the bill. An “at fault claim” means you’re choosing to claim on your own policy for a payout from your insurance company and as such they’re footing the bill.
  12. Standard practice, as he’s now made a claim against that policy it’s no longer an active policy. It’s to cover themselves as if he were then to use said policy to then borrow a car and drive third party using his own insurance and then have another accident they’d then potentially have multiple claims against one policy which doesn’t really work. It’s also to stop him now using the car in question too until it’s been assessed and either paid out or rejected as a claim.
  13. Spent yesterday having the Stagea detailed along with being taught how to along the way, looks way better for 18 years old now 👌🏻
  14. The diff has a peg that sticks down lower though that’s designed to be the jacking point, so that you don’t jack on the actual diff casing and damage the fins.
  15. Hi, yes these are still available Hi, £150 is a little low to be fair so no. Not desperate to sell them so don’t wanna give them away.
  16. I’ll be camping over with some mates. Will be in my Stagea, but we haven’t organised a stand so just in the public area.
  17. Right guys, my Stagea runs the touring brakes but I’m struggling to find discs and pads for it. All the ones on Tarmac are listed for Brembo setups. Eventually I want to upgrade to the Akebono setup but currently don’t have the £3k spare to do so (£2k on brake setup and £1k on suitable 19s and tyres to go over them) and the discs and pads currently are worn beyond my liking so need changing soon. So who’s got good recommendations for disc and pad setups for the touring/import setup and where did you find them please?
  18. I’d second a recommendation for String Theory. Used them back in November and had a full corner weight and alignment done on my 350Z at the time and cost me £400, definitely money well spent and that was just with HSD Dualtechs and standard arms
  19. Well after the meet the other day I’ve decided to go a different route with the Stagea so now no longer need to keep hold of the 350Z Rays I have. Now be prepared, they are in no way mint! They’ll definitely need a refurb as whoever’s done them before was terrible at it as the lacquer has peeled on them (they came like this when I bought the 350Z but as I went aftermarket it didn’t bother me at the time, I planned to eventually get them refurbed). The fronts are loose as the good tyres from them carried over onto my aftermarket wheels. The rears have mismatched tyres on but these are on the wear limits so consider those dead. As such I figured they’re worth £200 ono. Collection only or can meet within reason from Coventry CV8. I’m also working up at Cadwell Park each weekend in May so if this is convenient can carry them with me. Anyway I’ll let the pictures do the rest of the talking. Apologies in advance for the dust, just pulled them straight out the garage to snap pics.
  20. No problem, thanks for the reply. I’m after a pair of rear 8.5Js to go with the pair I have to run a square setup on my Stagea.
  21. Are they the rear 8.5J or front 8j please?
  22. As it’s a JDM would it not be for your rear fog as they don’t come fitted as standard in Japan.
  23. Well been what feels like an eternity since I washed it, sadly had the father in law diagnosed with cancer and shortly after pass away so not really done much on the car other that trips to and from the hospital. But anyway, here’s some pics of when she was clean, but currently she’s looking like the first set of pictures now again, so due another good bath.
  24. I’ve got a pair of each size spacers here, both 2nd hand sets but never got round to using them myself as I went with aftermarket wheels. 350Z is now moved on and they’re no use to me on the Stagea. Will grab some pics and details later today/tomorrow morning on the 25mms as they’re in the garage. 20mm Eibachs as pictured below:
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