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Same spec but the one before it. Mine doesn`t have touch screen, it has a remote. Be warned though, I`ve had trouble with mine & PLX are VERY UNHELPFUL & DO NOT PLAY BALL WITH CUSTOMER COMPLAINTS. I have an issue with my control unit emitting some kind of signal that disrupts GPS aerials & the radio signal. When the unit is plugged in it reduces the signals massively. I`ve tried repositioning the device all around the car, different power sources & basically if its powered up within 2metres of the car the radio & GPS signals are affected :thumbdown:

 

I should hope that this is just a one off issue with my particular device, but with the lack of customer service & PLX being situated in the US I can`t easily knock on their door & hit them in the face with it. :angry: Personally from my experience with PLX I would NEVER buy anything from them again & would not recommend them to anyone. On the other hand it does do what it says on the box, apart from you can only organise daisy chained modules on the main screen. You can`t pull obd modules & mix them with an additional module. For example I wanted to monitor 4 sensors, Oil temp, water temp, afr & inlet temp(obd-2) You can`t add the obd sensor to the list.

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Thank you, I'll have a think about it then, it's a shame...

 

Was the Cosworth Twin Plenum worth doing it in terms of power upgrade vs money spent - approx £900 from ZMANALEX? How much more power / whp after fitting it and remap?

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Good post Adrian. Its already quite informative.

Let me know if I can help at all. If I can, I will.

 

Regarding the oil feed to your vortech - does it have the brass nozzle/Jet or is it stainless steel? If it is the brass one I would highly recommend getting the up-rated Stainless steel one as the Brass ones can crack. If it does you will run your charger dry and loose all your engine oil!

 

Luckily I noticed mine had a crack in it and was weeping while I was giving the car a service and caught it before it failed.

 

Stainless ones available from Superchargersonline.com

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Thanks Sam!

 

I just need to decide what parts I need to get as per my original post, such as injectors, intercooler, oil cooler, etc

 

I got some ideas from what I've seen on the American forums, but we could always use the expertise available from UK people :)

 

If you have time going through my first post here, what parts are you using in your setup?

 

Thanks a lot!

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Cjm stage 0, injecter dynamics 725s and walboro pump.

 

Just need the blower to match now.

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Hi, we use CJ stage 0 fuel system, 725cc ID injectors , walbro fuel pump, Uprev GT mad and 8 heat range spark plugs

 

To tune will take around 5 hours work.

 

I can supply all these parts and will upload a good start map to your ECU.

 

I would fit a greddy sump, 19 row oil cooler (Abbey will have a full oil cooler kit soon brackets/ducts and pipe work.

 

Any more questions ask away.

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My set up is:

 

 

Vortech V2 Supercharger, Polished

3"33 pulley

Vortech Front mount Intercooler

Maxflow racing bypass valve

Kinetix SSV Inlet Manifold

Walbro 255 Fuel Pump

AEM 'Basic' Return Fuel System

Deatschwerks Injectors 600cc

Denso Iridium IKH22 spark plugs

Uprev GT MAF

Invidia G200 true dual exhaust

Japspeed Decats

JWT Oil pan spacer

Driftworks 19 row Oil cooler

Mocal 90 Degree Thermostatic Sandwich plate

Stillen Pneumatic engine damper

Catch Can

Custom CAI with K&N Air Filter and Breather Filter

Uprev Remap

 

 

AEM UEGO Wideband AFR gauge

Prosport Performance Boost Gauge

Prosport Performance Oil Temp Gauge

RSW Gauge pod

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Hey Addy,

sorry I missed your call but this thread is very informative and would help anyone who is planning sc-ing or even those who have this installed.

Good you got the kit. I can't believe it didn't go sooner.

Eg the fitting advisory provided by Sam is invaluable and I will be addressing this when installing my kit.

 

From my research and talking with Mark @ abbey

This are my supporting parts list.

My kit.

Vortech V2 T trim tuner kit polished

2.87 pulley

I hope I have enough money left to pc the whole it black for stealthness :)

 

EXTRA PARTS:

 

1. FUEL RETURN SYSTEM

AAM Competition 350Z Stage 1 Fuel Return Kit

OR

AAM Competition 350Z Basic FRS

OR

CJM Stage 1 Return Fuel System Kit

OR

CJM Stage 0 Return Fuel System

 

I prefer CJM and going for the stage 0 will upgrade to stage 1 with dampers only if I go forged someday.

 

2. INJECTORS:

Injector Dynamics 725Cc

 

OR

DeatschWerks 600cc Top Feed Injectors

 

Mark uses both frequently but prefers the IDs so I'd go with that. I just hate that they are not plug and play like the DWs.

 

3. FUEL PUMP

Aeromotive Stealth 340LPH In Tank Fuel Pump with Setup Kit is my choice but the DW 300 pump is an option and the Walbro 255 should be fine.

 

4. INTERCOOLER:

Turbonetics Spearco 24x7.9x 3.5. For me.

Same height and core as the standard vortech cooler only 4 inches wider core. So will fit with retained crash bar.

 

5. OIL PAN SPACER

AAM COMPETITION 350Z ENGINE OIL PAN SPACER

OR

JWT JIM WOLF TECHNOLOGY OIL PAN SPACER W/ PORT 350Z

 

Either would be fine provide about an extra litre of oil and cheaper than the other fancy stuff. I have AAM.

 

6. 1 STEP COLDER SPARK PLUGS

HKS 50003-M40HL Iridium M-Series Super Fire Racing Spark Plugs

Ill go with these as Mark prefers them.

 

7. GAUGES - A/F, BOOST, OIL TEMP

Not a fan of any gauges other than OEM. Pointless. I'll rather spend more on a perfect tuning solution with active fail safes rather than watch passive gauges.

 

8. OIL COOLER WITH THERMOSTAT

Setrab 19 row cooler with Aeroquip -10 AN fittings and HEL -10 lines. Mocal thermostatic sandwich plate

 

9. OIL CATCH CAN

: http://www.350z-uk.c...sted-and-prov

Yup that's the one

 

10. LOW TEMPERATURE THERMOSTAT

Mishimoto stat.

 

11. UPGRADED RADIATOR:

Gone with Mishimoto with fans shroud and larger 12' fans.

 

12. FLUIDS

 

ENGINE:

Any fully synthetic oil will be fine. 5w30 or 5w 40

I stopped using Motul 300v too pricey. Been happy with Gulf competition (oilman recommended) with my oil cooler and lines and spacer I require 6.7l now and would expect to need about 7l factoring the SC and lines.

 

GEARBOX:

Redline MT 90 . Best for the GB. I have tried all! I'm about to try the Redline lightweight shock proof oil for anIy of track use protection. 2.9l needed

 

REAR DIFF:

Motul, gulf or silkolene. Used all no issues. 1.2L

 

13. OIL FILTER.

I hate the OEM vortech mushroom filter and would do the CAI mod like Sam mcgoo did but will use the Apexi cone filter.

 

Don't forget CLUTCH/BRAKES/COOLANT

Always used Motul RBF 660 and Motul coolant. All available from Opie.

 

14. ENGINE DAMPER

Stillen Dampener. My choice too. In galls to expensive. I also added the torque solutions transmission mount and make the gear action riffle precise and take away the OEM sloppiness. I'm sure the short shifter also helps.

 

15. STAINLESS STEEL CLUTCH LINE

 

I got HEL for about 2yrs now so no complaints. Cheaper to. CS stock these.

 

15.Cosworth Twin Plenum Inlet.

Personally I think it too much money for little benefit. I got a used Kinetic SSV for £300! MD plenum spacer would be ok IMO. Plus MRE2 for those with revup engines.

 

TUNING

MAF sensor :

MAF GT if tuning with Uprev.

 

I'm still to decide which tuning solution to go with. But I have to say I fancy the Syvecs S6. Just waiting on Mark to address the revup/ HR specific issue which should be surmountable :)

 

MISCELLANEOUS

I have gone for these for peace of mind. I'll add the links to these later.

 

- Replace all IC worm clamps with T bolt clamps

- Complete uprated Z1 motorsports silicon hoses kit.

- Pathfinder coolant mode.

- 928 BLV to limit my boost at my chosen target.

- Custom made "strafe auto" intake tube

- Fluidampr crank pulley

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Just of the phone from a 3 hour conversation with Bennet / GT4Zed! Many thanks for the in-depth information, it really helped a lot! So excited, can't wait to start the project!

 

Thanks ever so much, Bennet, you're a big and important asset to this forum!

 

I will update the first post with the parts I will go for and we'll take it from there, as soon as you gather the rest of the information required!

 

Thanks again!

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Cjm stage 0, injecter dynamics 725s and walboro pump.

 

Just need the blower to match now.

 

Have you booked in for the GTM yet Olly.

I can't remember were we left the converstion.

I see you made a start with the Dynamics Injectors 725cc

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First post updated with the parts I'll be going for.

 

Some goodies from my current setup will soon be on the For Sale section, things like:

Berk Polished Intake Tube

ARC SuperInduction

Berk HFC

 

Any vultures around? :lol:

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First post updated with the parts I'll be going for.

 

Some goodies from my current setup will soon be on the For Sale section, things like:

Berk Polished Intake Tube

ARC SuperInduction

Berk HFC

 

Any vultures around? :lol:

 

I am sure they are circling, just waiting for the opportune moment :lol:

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First post updated with the parts I'll be going for.

 

Some goodies from my current setup will soon be on the For Sale section, things like:

Berk Polished Intake Tube

ARC SuperInduction

Berk HFC

 

Any vultures around? :lol:

 

Me, me, me :)

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PM replied too

 

Got pretty much everything you need to satisfy your SC requirements :)

 

Perfect, I hoped you used the RED BOLD items! :lol:

 

Thanks Chris!

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Here is my Spec including all supporting mods :thumbs:

 

Engine

3.5l VQ35DE V6 block bored to 96mm

Tomei pro cams

Brian crower valve springs and valve caps

3 angle valve seats

Ported cylinder heads

Skimmed heads (0.5mm)

OEM full gasket set

Polished and balanced crank

Eagle h-beam rods

Arp rod bolts

Arp Head studs

Cosworth 96mm 11.0:1 forged pistons

ACL race main bearings

ACL race big end bearings

ACL race thrust washers

New oil pump

APS Plenum

APS Sump

Bosch 725cc Injectors

Vortech V2 Supercharger 3.12 pulley

 

 

Additional Engine / Engine Bay

Haltech Platinum Pro ECU

FMIC

Stillen Ceramic Coated Headers

AEM water/meth injector with filter

Wizards of NOS 75 shot system

AMS Light Weight Pulleys (Except main pulley due to damping after lightened and balanced)

Stage 1 Fuel Return System

AAM Fuel rails

Walbro 255 fuel pump

Mishimoto fans and aluminium shroud

Koyo radiator

Nismo thermostat

Nismo oil Cap

Oil Cooler

Power steering fluid cooler

Spill's grounding kit

Stainless Steel Coolant and Power steering pots

Stainless Steel Bolt set

APS Strut brace (modified to clear supercharger)

Rare JDM harness cover (modified to clear brace)

Samco Hoses

Decat Invidia G200 True Dual Exhaust

up rated engine mounts

Z-Speed under tray

 

Transmission

OEM 6 speed gearbox

Carbonetic twin plate clutch

Kaaz limited slip differential (2 way converted to 1.5 way)

Quick Shifter gearstick

Torque Solution rear gearbox mount

Braided Clutch line

 

Suspension, Brakes

Braided Brake lines all round

Front - D2 8pot callipers with 356mm disks

Rear - Ksport 6 pot callipers and 330mm disks

Tein Flex suspension with EDFC

NISMO Front and Rear ARB's

SuperPro / Whiteline adjustable bushes throughout

Adjustable rear camber arms

GTSPEC 4 Point Mid Chassis Reinforcement Brace

GTSPEC Rear Lateral Arm Brace

GTSPEC Rear Lower Tie Brace

GTSPEC Front Lower Tie Brace (to be modified to fit)

GTSPEC Fender Braces

 

Wheels

Rota Drift 18x9 and 18x10 running Toyo 888's 245 and 275 respectively (for track)

Volk RE30 19 x11 and 18x8.5 Running Yokohama 295 and 245 respectively (for road )

 

Interior

Custom built centre console

After market Head Unit with BT and SAT NAV

AEM Wide Band gauges (two)

AEM Fuel pressure gauge

Saga Oil Temp gauge

Saga Oil Pressure gauge

Saga Boost gauge

Bride Brix II Seats and Rails

EDF Control unit

Nismo throttle pedal (still to be fitted)

Track Cam

NOS Control unit

Water/Meth control unit

2 x 5lbs NOS bottles with heaters (stealth install behind passenger seat)

Nismo Titanium gear knob

Custom warning light array

Green LED Lighting

 

Exterior

Shine Amuse Front Bumper with CF intake

CF A Pillars

CF Mirror Covers

CF B pillars

Nismo Version 2 rear wing

Upgraded facelift rear lights (LED type) tinted

Rolled arches

Rear arch extensions

Nismo Side skirts (replica)

LX Front wings

Espirit rear bumper

Limo tinted rear glass

 

 

Angry wife £0.00 in the bank account :lol:

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Was only a matter of time! Was good to catch up earlier mate :thumbs:

 

How much are you paying me to not tell your wife??

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Was only a matter of time! Was good to catch up earlier mate :thumbs:

 

How much are you paying me to not tell your wife??

 

I got a feeling she just found out!!!!! :scare::surrender::ban::cry: :cry: :cry::surrender:

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:lol: too tight to sleep in these seats Adrian, Tents are on offer in Go Outdoors at the moment though :thumbs:

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You can always sleep in the ZedShed in the evenings when your not bolting chargers onto ya Zed mate :lol:

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