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EF Ian

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  1. I did some measuring yesterday for speccing new wheels and it look like I'll be able to run a 8.5x16 with a +14/15 offset, there would e no way I could run +20 and thats with skinny coil overs. With the plus 14 I only had 3mm spare, perhaps 4mm at a push. Good news for you if you only want an 8" then as an 8x16 with +20 offset would bring the wheel to the same place as my 8.5x16 ET14 and therefore its quite likely possible for you. Provided you have coilovers though.
  2. Would there be a performance benefit from changing it to a return style setup due to possibly cooler fuel?
  3. Well, it would, but its going to be super close to the shock at the rear if it clears at all and at the front you will be hitting the chassis on full lock.
  4. We do need more videos.
  5. Yes. I have just over 25mm clearance, enough to run a 8.5" but not sure if its enough to run a 9".
  6. That would definitely fit on my car as its only 10mm further in than my current setup and not as far in as my planned 8.5" 245 rear setup will be. Not sure on the front though, while I can run wider there it would mean less lock as my 225/45/16 8x16 +10 already hits on full lock.
  7. Nice, I'll hoping to go for some SSR Watanabe RS8 wheels on mine. Hopefully they clear as my current Rota RBRs do not. Nice choice of wheel, don't think I've seen that fitted to many S30s. +10 is a better offset, mine clear fine, but its close. Think I may have a small amount of leeway, so might try and move the new wheels out 5mm as I want to run 8.5" on the rear.
  8. Still enjoying your work on this build. That engine looks great in the bay. I'm sure its not problem where you live like it is in my country, but I see you have a lot of bare metal still, is it not worth giving it a quick coat of epoxy primer to prevent any flash rust from forming?
  9. Did your wheels fit over the hubs without spacers? I'm struggling to find a wheel with a centrebore big enough to fit mine, not impressed.
  10. Depends what you want. I like 16s and can confirm that with narrow coilover conversion RBR 16x8 +10 fit with stock arches and 225 tyres, anything that brings the wheel further to the outside of the car than this could potentially lead to the need to run 215s although you may get way with a 0 offset. Usually more choice in 15" by the way but I prefer 16" and need it to clear my brakes. Good tip, don't use the forum search, use google using hybridz.org at the start, always gets better results. I searched when I was a newbie and it took a lot of time, but the answers are there. Just make sure to check more than 1 source, ideally more than two.
  11. Especially on lighter blue cars, I can show you 10 photos of mine where the colour look different. Same for all the colours I'm looking at, same colour looks great in most cases then theres always a few photos where it look very different. Only way to tell is to see it in person. At the moment I'm going for a sample of Datsun 903 Metallic Blue, 072 Blue and Aston Martin Ming blue.
  12. It could be, but to my eyes Cobalt blue is a lighter/brighter blue than this.
  13. With me trying to decide what Blue to paint my Z in I quite like the blue used on the JDM Legends car, does anybody know which colour they used? http://www.superstreetonline.com/features/1973-datsun-240z-restoration-refined/
  14. Yes, mine were all bonded on very poorly, almost like an afterthought. Hopefully the JB weld holds up.
  15. None, but then my car is almost always dry weather only.
  16. The kits are almost exactly the same so for the sake of simplicity I would just order them all from T3. The AZC kit is however also available with a larger rotor and also have a 6 pot option. However I can't see the need for it, my Z is 500hp and the standard size rotors with 4 pot calipers have been absolutely fantastic so far. I don't run either rear kit on mine because to pass the yearly test here I need a proper parking hand brake, while there are some small kits available to go alongside the 4 pot rears I decided if I am going to have a handbrake it might as well be really strong so I can use it for drifting. I am running Mustang GT calipers on the rear of mine.
  17. Yet more good work. My Retro spec tail light trims looked great but the mounting tabs were barely on there and at least half came off when attaching, I think I shall be scrapping them and just carbon skiining my original panels myself. They will look as good but be strong, won't be as light, but we are taking grams here so it doesn't matter. Hope your fare better.
  18. I'm just lucky I was born with a body that just burns fat, that with an active job all day and at least 5 days a week training mean it tends to stay low despite me having to eat a lot due to the training.
  19. Nice job on the headlight buckets, got the same to do on mine. Parts info may be handy so thanks for that.
  20. Its hard to find time for exercise, but if you can you will definitely feel better because of it, both physically and mentally, with the added bonus of making your car quicker. I usually manage 5 days a week but the only time I can fit it during the week is a 8pm.
  21. Dealing with suppliers/vendors/businesses was the most stressful part of my build. Especially when you are dealing with the useless ones.
  22. Note to self - Must remember to reconnect all lines to my heater when I install it and the dash later next year.
  23. Nice upgrade, fingers crossed for you that it lasts well.
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