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  1. Finally Picked Up My S30

    Welcome from another 280Z with L28ET and Xterra owner . Lucky you, I want to make my car look like yours. It would have saved me money if I found that one I actually think Nissan is pretty lame though... haha. Their newer cars are bland and gutless, and they take FOREVER to update models (e.g. Frontier has been the same for nearly 14 years, and the 370Z is close to 10). But the early Z's and the Xterra are two huge exceptions.
  2. Which vac hose to tap for boost gauge? (with pics)

    It's really nothing special... just a $15 universal mount from glowshift: https://www.glowshiftdirect.com/universal-single-gauge-swivel-dashboard-pod/ It includes a little rubber grommet to hold the gauge in there securely. I like the location and adjustability, but I might trim 1/4" off the edge of the circle where it hangs over the A-pillar so it looks more flush. I didn't want to do anything very invasive since I don't plan on adding any other gauges. The only problem is that the 2-sided tape provided doesn't stick to that textured surface very well... it falls off. I will have to try another tape. Here is a video of it in action:
  3. Finally sprayed my Z

    Did some of the paint get on your wheels/tires? Paint quality is great. Wish I could get that in a dark blue on mine. I bought a silver Z thinking "everything is in good shape. I don't like the color but painting it won't be that expensive"... my last words lol
  4. Solid axle rear conversion info needed.

    I hope the reason you want a solid rear is because you want to turn it into a 4x4...
  5. 240z coilovers options for racing

    I made a list on classiczcars recently with options and updated links to make my own search easier. I would check it out: http://www.classiczcars.com/topic/58766-coilover-options-updated-2017-links-cost/
  6. 240Z speedo is off

    Phone seems to be easiest I wish I could just add an correction-adjuster inline in the wire going to the speedo like you can on newer cars.
  7. Sakura Garage Stance USA Coilover Kit

    Ah thanks @NewZed it does work, but maybe not when I paste his name in after the "@" symbol rather than type it. I'm used to long lead times for custom parts, but the fact that their website has been down for a while now is disconcerting. Hope I can get a response!
  8. Sakura Garage Stance USA Coilover Kit

    Anyone heard from these guys in the last month? @cgsheen Their web site has been down for a couple weeks, I have not gotten any email response, and calling them yields no success (plus their voicemail "has not been set up" so I can't leave a message). I ordered coilovers a little over a month ago that I'm waiting on, so I was curious to get a status update... or at least to confirm that my order/money has not gone by the wayside....
  9. Which vac hose to tap for boost gauge? (with pics)

    @Chickenman You are the official winner!
  10. Techno toy front control arms

    I bought TTT's rear + front control arms (not the GTX2, the other ones) + their tension rods. I haven't installed them yet cus I'm waiting for Stance coilovers be built so I can do everything at once. I'll say that initial quality is very good. Powdercoating looks durable and welds are clean. I'll try to give an update in a few weeks (hopefully Stance is quick) when I get everything on. Only negative so far is that they missed sending me one nylon-locking nut
  11. Which vac hose to tap for boost gauge? (with pics)

    Awesome! I didn't even know there were extra unused caps. That makes it even easier/safer. I'm gonna try that tonight and see if I can get it working. Your prize is pending my success...
  12. Can anyone tell me which vac hose to tap for a mechanical boost gauge on an L28ET? I took a pic. Bonus if you can draw an arrow pointing to a specific hose!
  13. I've been doing hours of research and have decided to get a boost gauge for my 280z with L28ET turbo swap. The problem is, I don't really like the look of any of the mechanical gauges. I really like the Speedhut one where you can "Design your own" and has an LED warning light: http://www.speedhut.com/gauge/GR-BOOST-01/1/Boost-Vac-Gauge-30inhg-0-20psi-(w--warning) I called and they said this was an electronic gauge. I know that installing a mechanical one is easy, but is an electronic boost gauge just as simple? It looks like speedhut supplies you with a pressure sensor and sensor wiring harness. It seems like you would just tap into the vacuum line with the T fitting, plug in the pressure sensor to the t-fitting, and run their sensor wiring harness to your gauge instead of a vacuum line like you would for a mechanical one. Is this correct?
  14. Haha, I guess anything really is possible... A+ for ingenuity
  15. Pictures Of Pillar Pod Style gauges In Car

    I actually really like the "industrial" look of this. Anyone have a link to the kind of mounts used or know what to search for? I can only find full-pillar pod styles.