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Old 07-12-2008, 12:02 PM   #31 (permalink)
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Like the new wheels, looking forward to the future tuft testing!

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Old 07-14-2008, 12:10 AM   #32 (permalink)
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Thanks for the comments guys. This is one of the most fun projects Ive had the chance to do.

And that turbo is one of the smallest ones we have @ the shop but it still makes 375 hp, that a professional drift 240 btw

The manifold is one of my favorites and is meant for a RB26-RB25 in a R32-R34 Skyline chassis or S14-S13 240sx chassis. We have one customer making over 1,450 Awhp with that same manifold in a Skyline R34

And today the rain started pouring so no tuft testing on camera but I have noticed quite a few things while driving.

-Vg's seem to be effective between 35-65 mph

-Even opening the front windows a crack has quite an effect on the outer 1/3 of the tufts on the rear window. Interestingly the amount of the window being open has little effect on the tufts.

-Wind seems to be less of an effect @ freeway speeds, the Vg's make the car feel much more stable.

-No need for a rear wiper as my rear window drys itself even in pouring rain from 35-65mph

-I think some hybrid owners are jealous of my skirts, haha



Cant wait to fill and calculate my current mileage, I'm @ 300 miles and have a little over half tank left so I'm estimating 50-55 mpg.
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Old 07-14-2008, 12:25 PM   #33 (permalink)
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I can relate to your excitement... performance is performance, race or high mpg, it's very similar in many ways. Nice tig'ed turbo header btw, great craftsmanship.
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Old 07-18-2008, 02:34 PM   #34 (permalink)
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55 MPGs!!!!

Running the tank to empty would have netted 590 miles but I filled up @ 520. This is really cool, I remember times struggling to make 400 miles per tank before I knew how to ecodrive.

Also picked up a complete Z1 swap for $150 and going to swap the Vx tranny this weekend. I'm hoping the better gearing will push me to a consistent 60 mpg.


My city driving is getting great FE and if starting to feel weird NOT pulsing and gliding.

Currently I'm matching my mom's Prius FE, however my Hx does way better on the highway, hahahaha

Hybrid owners are suckers, cept for Insights
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Old 07-19-2008, 09:31 PM   #35 (permalink)
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Thats pretty good Fe with a b16, your probably not buzzing it to the moon and that where b16s really are fun, lol. I have a freshly machined b16 ready to be put together but I'm saving up for pistons and rods to build for boost later, want to hit between 5-600hp.

It doesnt look like I'm gonna get a lift this weekend so its probably a no go on the tranny. I did order some new tires though and they should be delivered mon or tues. I decided to go with Sumitomo Htr-200s in a 175-65-14. They will be a little balloony but weight in @ only 25 lbs per wheel combo


Soooo many projects so little time. I need to start really busting ass before school starts up again. Its tough to work a full 40 hour week and do a full 12 hour school sch and find time to work on your own car.
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55 MPGs!!!!

Running the tank to empty would have netted 590 miles but I filled up @ 520. This is really cool, I remember times struggling to make 400 miles per tank before I knew how to ecodrive.

Also picked up a complete Z1 swap for $150 and going to swap the Vx tranny this weekend. I'm hoping the better gearing will push me to a consistent 60 mpg.


My city driving is getting great FE and if starting to feel weird NOT pulsing and gliding.

Currently I'm matching my mom's Prius FE, however my Hx does way better on the highway, hahahaha

Hybrid owners are suckers, cept for Insights
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Hypermiling and looking good doing it


I love the new shoes, very grippy and accel is up and RR feels a little better. I'm missing the rear skirts though, good thing I picked up a nice big sheet of aluminum to play with.

Gonna try and make some rear skirts that attach to the hub and move up and down with the wheel.
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Old 07-25-2008, 08:57 AM   #38 (permalink)
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Ya know that almost fits a "sport modified" crowd look. Looks very clean and awesome.
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Ya know that almost fits a "sport modified" crowd look. Looks very clean and awesome.
You know it would be nice to add a eco-sport modified category to this forum. People need to see that you CAN have your cake and eat it too.

Thanks for the compliments, my ultimate goal is 60mpg without looking like a spaceship.


And currently I have a blindspot mirror that I still need to mount on the driver side A pillar, gives me more view than the stock side mirror. I also keep my mirrors and wipers in the back so I can put them back on quick like a bunny if i need to.
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What's up with the lines on the front fender/body? Dentage or am I seeing stuff?

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