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I will check for the code, top of head I remember it was something like 01528 but will cross check.

 

Guys I have to buy tires for my WORK wheels, any suggestions what's available as what I'm getting here in dubai is only kumho in specs of 195 55 15 and 205 50 15. I just want a thick wall and will prefer some stretch.

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I got some parts for the Z will post details they time they are ready for installation. As of now car has been sanded and polished and fitting of the parts has started. Took it on a recovery truck for a quick wash inside out.

 

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Engine looks clean now

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Even clearcoated underside of the hood

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Finish is flawless.

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I got cusco front and rear struts and motorsports sway bars along with some exciting stuff from Techno Toy Tuning. I always felt the lack of camber and caster setting and a weaker stock suspension so got myself these from them, only down point is their parts are a bit heavy but im not that much bothered about weight saving.

 

Rear lower control arms, will allows to adjust toe and camber, and can also move the tire within fender wall about 1/2"and can widen the rear track by 1"

 

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Front lower control arms, again widen and shortening along with camber and toe setting, have two setting for sway bars and in total very touch compared to stock ones, come with new ball joints as well.

 

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Tension control rods, got these to adjust the caster as thats a priority, even after cutting the fenders wheels is touching on turning

 

 

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got new xenon headlights,

 

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side by side

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car wont be complete without CF, for the start got the rear tail light panel and a rear spoiler CF wrapped at Carbonsignal, result as always amazing

 

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Lots of work in progress and then problem coming as well :o

 

Fitting of stock parts, fitted windscreen, lights, few weatherstrip and all locks

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Took the car for basic wiring run, lights are ON :)

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After wiring done taking the car for engine start, IC and brakes and fuel lines etc

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As the front brakes are from Toyota with vented rotors, but there is a problem coming, cant fit both the pads, looks like need to shim them a bit, TC and camber arms are installed

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Test fitted the wheels as well, as sold my previous wheels, problem there again. Wheels are not clearing rear suspension parts, even coilovers are close as well.

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I think bumpsteer has pushed things a bit down

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Even the wheel hub seems to be interfering, but one thing for sure wheels are drooling

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Will check again tomorrow after installing the tires. Most probably need spacers but still trying to find solutions and size recommendation as hub is different here compared to normal cars

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Got my tires from US :)

 

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Bridgestone RE11, proven to give very nice grip over other tires. I had very limited options when buying tires either these, Yokohama Sdrive or Toyo R1R/R888 so went with these.

 

Size went for 195 50 15 for the front 8.5" wheel

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and 205 50 15 for rear 9.5" wheel

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Just managed to install the front ones yesterday

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Stretch is there but not that much was expecting more

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Had time on Thursday to get the wheels installed on the car with tires to find all rubbing or any other issues. Rear ones came out a bit more stretched then front.

 

 

Rear on the Left and front on the right

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Rear with center cap

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Measured the lip for rear came around 6.9":)

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Side by side

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Got these Kics R40 Neochrome long open end lugs

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Test fitment,

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Front looks perfect except the rear problem, might go with 3mm/5mm spacer or trim the bumper steer spacer

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Rear ones, car is still on the jack at the rear for camber arms fitting, but placement is ok and poke is slightly more, might come out a bit from fender flares.

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Front brakes and rear brake are done and so was the brake lining, will be installing 1"brake booster. Only problem in the rear was to attached the ebrake/handbrake the clip pattern is different so trying to find a way around it.

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Front camber arms and TC control rods installed

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Installed my 19" Row Sterab oil cooler bought from GTM, have to work on some clean brackets.

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It just keeps getting better and nicer with each post. If you can find a little time to check on that exact paint code, I would appreciate it. It is neck and neck with one other color I have in mind.

 

Sorry man still couldnt get the code as someone else was asking as well, as I bought paint from another city dupont main office, so hardly got time to visit there.But you can get it by name its Grigio Estoque, some google results below and code says 0115.

 

Manufacturer: Lamborghini

Colour/Year: GRIGIO ESTOQUE(2009/9999)

OEM Colour Code: *0115

 

Love this head lights, I got HID's on mine but don't like the head light. Where did you buy those?

 

Got it from Z store

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Had some issues going on with the mechanic and project stopped for a while. I pushed him to just start the car and then will take the car somewhere else to do fuel lines and cleanup the mess he made with wires inside engine bay

 

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whole wiring is done and will start the car tonight

 

I custom orderd full set of gauges which mechanic was supposed to hook up now but again like other things will get it done from somewhere else. It took around 8 weeks to get these done from Autometer, these are Ultralite II series, same like Ultralite but these are LED version, in the morning its sliverish white face and in the night all black with white LED lettering and red pointer. I got Speedo, Tachmeter in 5 inch size (stock is around 4inch) and then three big meters Oil pressure, Oil temp and Water Temp and last three smaller to go in place of audio head unit voltmeter, wideband A/F Ratio and Fuel level.

 

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Lightning is something like this and I loved it, took these pics off google from some Chevy Built

 

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Same setup comparison

 

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Night

 

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Close up

 

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Daylight with lights open

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Light on in dark

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For Boost there is no meter will just use HKS EVO Boost controller for both reading and adjustments

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Any head start suggestions for hooking up these gauges I might need?

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  • 2 weeks later...

Finally all mechanical part is done. Very disappointed with the whole experience with the mechanic but what's done is done so time to move on.

 

Final thing was to lay down the fuel lines, got steel braided lines, Walboro external fuel pump 255LPH and Aeromotvie 6 Injected bypass regulator along with the gauge. The lines are not aid nicely but will get some clamps done later on, along with the changing the brake lines.

 

Couldn't take proper pics so just some crappy phone pics.

 

 

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Will run the pipes along the chassis rails. such a mess with all the wires and pipes and the radiator hose needed to be changed as well.

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Will get the lines clamped to the floor rail on the right, not sure how safe it will be but don't want fuel lines inside the car

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fuel pump on the opposite side of the exhaust

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Got these fitting machine pressed

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Installed 1" brake cylinder works fine.

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There is some problem in handbrake cable, cant fit the stock ones in maxima callipers, I got this rear kit off ebay from Datsun Store or something, the callipers, brakes and rotors all are fitted nicely but cant seem to make the cable fit, would I need some other cable? please advise if anyone knows? :unsure:

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I will sending the car for rest of electrical work might be some clean up and AC installation as well.

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Sent the car to Peak Performance Garage in Dubai few weeks back and finally they started working on it. I always loved their work

 

Work being done now and will be completed in few week:

 

Intercooler piping, will do weld joints once its finalized

Already changed the Radiator to another one ordered from CXRacing, its for 240z with an RB engine along with twin fan shround from flex-A-lite

Moving the Intercooler a bit to the front

Moving and flipping the oil cooler behind intercooler, as it was touching some body parts

Changing all hoses to new silicone hoses

Rerun the clutch lines

Rerun the brake lines to give a more neater look

Rerun the fuel lines from inside the car

Relocated the fuel pump inside the car

Changing differential mounts

Installing MSA front and rear sway bars

Installing/replacing all gauges with autometer ones

Installing HKS boost controller

 

Rest will update as it goes

 

Removed the stock fuel filter and cleaned up lots of things.

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Can see the stock fuel line, piping will change now

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Relocating the air filter near master cylinder

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New Radiator, now hoses will run like stock RB engine bay, and better cooling, installed the flex-A-Lite twin fans along with shroud as before

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Moved the intercooler

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Moved the oilcooler behind the IC now

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