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  1. Fabricated Fender Vents

    Regarding those "Tesla" vents, those house the cameras on the Autopilot equipped cars. Since its easier to make one fender, the cars without the autopilot hardware and cameras use a blank plate which is what you see above.
  2. Alright ran into some problems today swapping in my Greddy intake plenum... First off in the NEO, the fuel rail bracket has a different spacing so I had to modify that. In addition the NEO has a 4 bolt IACV instead of a 3 bolt. So I ordered a machined adapter to fit the 4 bolt IACV on the Greddy manifold... surprise surprise the holes weren't drilled properly . So I had to re-drill and countersink it.. I also had to re-tap most of the air and water fittings... All done
  3. I know I posted 2 pictures above but they were kind of blurry and hard to read.. I e-mailed Ground Control and they sent me some files.. Check this out... they even have a new "FAT tire" 8" spring setup. Crazy. So they list this for the rear. 280z with 12" Springs weld the ring at 8" from the bottom. 280z with 8" Springs weld the ring at 11" from the bottom. So 11"-8" = 3" difference. 12" Springs- 8" Springs = 4" difference. Find the middle with a 10" spring and it looks like I should raise the perch height by 1.5" bringing the total perch height at 9.5" from the bottom.
  4. Hey guys today I wanted to weld on the spring perch for the rear and I'm not sure where to weld it? I have 10" Springs. The only information I could find was from ground control regarding a 280z is the following.. This shows that the 280z should have the spring perch welded at 5" on the front and 8" in the rear using 12" springs... compared to the 240z showing 5" front and 7" in the rear using 10" springs. So I have 2 questions - depending on how much you section off the strut, does the spring perch remain same? If I am using a 10" Spring compared to 12" Springs should I move the weld ring in the rear up 2" to compensate?
  5. I just welded it back together and had the loss of 1/4" from the cuts from the blade. With camber plates I'm expecting to lose that 1". So let's see how this works. I probably won't have to use the spacers but just in case.
  6. As for the wheels I found a company called PS Vintage wheels... http://psvintagewheels.com/products.html I will be going with 15x12 with a 5.25" backspace. I'll add spacers if I want to add more width.
  7. Fixed... finally One of the struts fell out of the vice when I was hammering so it dented the top of the threads. Luckily it still threads the gland nut and life is good. Anyway.. I added a 3" spacer to the bottom to make the struts work properly. So 17-3/4" measured on the inside from the bottom of the tube to the top of the threads... or a total outside measurement of 16". I also ordered these from Techno Toy Tuning. https://technotoytuning.com/nissan/280z/riser-blocks-camber-plates. It's a rear riser plate that is 1" thick just I'm case I need it and it's too low on my car. Thanks for the help everyone
  8. Also have a competition clutch stage 3 clutch and pressure plate with a lightened 12lb flywheel.
  9. When I sectioned my struts.. I sectioned them wrong. Very wrong... http://forums.hybridz.org/topic/124937-sectioning-struts-on-a-240z-vs-a-280z/?do=findComment&comment=1168032 read more about it here.. Anyway... I went ahead and added pieces back into the strut tubes... what a pain. I am aware the strut tube is bent at the thread. It fell out of the vice. Luckily it still threads together with the gland nut. Thank goodness.
  10. Alrighty.. time for a update! Lots of good things. I found a RB25DET NEO out of a R34 2002 GT-T.. I also got a 5 speed RWD transmission and I got a Subaru STI 3.54 LSD with Ermish racing CV shafts. It has a Borg Warger S256 turbocharger, injector dynamics 1000cc injectors and a NISTUNE ecu.
  11. Thank you so much for the reply and information. The 280YZ extends out 3" on each side. So 74_5.0L_Z have you had any issues with the front wheels rubbing anything or restricting thr turning or is it clear from obstructions with your current setup? Do you think a 12" wide wheel would clear it?
  12. Hey everyone, been a while since I've posted. So im ready to order the wheels for my 280YZ project and I've been doing TONS of searching and digging around. I found a company called PS Vintage Wheels (http://psvintagewheels.com/products.html) They offer 15x10 and 15x12 or 17x11. My biggest question is regarding the backspacing. The 280YZ manual says the factory backspacing is 3-7/16". I will be running coilovers and I've seen a lot of posts mentioning they've used backspacing from 3.5" all the way to 5.5". I would like to run the 15x12s all around but I really have NO clue what backspacing to use. I am also concerned about the front wheels being too wide and rubbing anything. (Although I know how hard it will be to turn). Here's some info I've written down for people running different sized wheels User and size -Cuzak901 has 15x10 and 3.5" backspacing -74_5.0L_Z has 15x10 and 5.25" backspacing with .25 spacers. -Dan Juday has 15x10 and 4.5" backspacing -infinite_worx has 15x10.5 and -32 offset which would be a 4.5" backspacing -stivaas30 has 17x10 and a -70 offset which would be a 2.75" backspacing??? -blu_ballz has 18x12.5 not sure of backspacing So as you can see I am a little confused on what backspacing to go with. The suspension is NOT assembled on the car and I cant do any measurements. So any help would be very valued.
  13. Yeh! I actually ordered a RB25DET NEO with transmission and a Subaru LSD 3.54 and Ermish Racing CV chafts on Thursday! So I'm waiting for the guy to pack it up and ship! I also found some really cool wheels from http://psvintagewheels.com/products.html they are the T/A II version wheels. I'm going to order 15x12 wheels. Priced very well.
  14. I found this article on another forum, it's very informative. Thanks to DETurbine http://forums.nicoclub.com/transmission-comparison-rb25det-vs-vg30dett-t192792.html "First off here are the measurments of the two: RB25DET: Bell housing: 15 ½ inches Rear housing: 14 ¾ inches Shifter: 29 ¼ inches (from bell housing to middle of shifter). Middle case: 1 ¼ inches (where the bell housing and rear housing bolt onto). VG30DETT Bell housing: 16 inches Rear housing: 12 inches Shifter: 34 inches (from bell housing to middle of shifter). Middle case: 1 ¼ inches (where the bell housing and rear housing bolt onto). Shifter position difference between the stock RB25DET and VG30DETT measured from the bell housing to the middle of the shifter hole is 4 ½ inches. VG being the longer one. ** keep in mind this is the RB25 bell housing on the VG transmission. Driveshaft issues: Keep in mind for those that already have the RB25 in their car and have previously made the custom driveshaft to fit up to their original RB25 transmission and are now going with the VG transmission hybrid swap that you will have to modify the driveshaft since it is going to have to be about 2 ¼ inches shorter then the current driveshaft that you had made. Now for those people that have said that even the bell housings will bolt up, that it 100% incorrect. They are different in many ways such as the starter natch out on the RB25 bell housing and the bolt holes themself are different. The RB25DET bell housing will bolt straight up to the VG transmission without any problems. You can leave the rear VG caseing on, but like I had said above, the shifter itself will sit 4 1/2 inches farther back then the RB25 transmission. This wont be so bad for those with the stock R33 crossmember, since the shifter sits to far foward anyway. You are still going to hack up the transmission tunnel a little, but that just takes about 10 min. For those that are asking why wouldn't you just get a RB25 transmission...well good luck finding one and when you do have fun spending the $1k plus. I bought my VG30DETT transmission for $150 with 30k miles on it and it takes about an hour to swap the bell housings around."
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