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My rb26 350z swap!


Blakz33

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I bought my Z new back in 2005 but could never figure out what route to take untill driving my friends rb powered 300zx.. I was hooked! After being shafted by a local vendor in the area i ended up with useless motor and was referred to Lethal Injection by a local Forum. Being more then willing to help they hooked me up with a fresh block to begin my swap in exchange for mine and the planning started. The cars been at the shop for roughly 4 months dealing with a lot of trial and error but is counting down its final weeks before completing the swap.

 

Build Summery

 

 

 

Engine:

 

- Fully refreshed RB26 Block

- Ported and Polished Head

- Machined and balanced Crankshaft

- ARP head studs

- N1 Water pump

- N1 Oil Pump

- Apexi Head gasket

- Cometic's complete gasket kit

- Steel braided fuel lines

- 660cc Performance Fuel injectors

- Greddy Light-weight Pulley kit

- Greddy Extreme timing belt

- Custom Power-steering pump

- Polished intake manifold

- Powder coated throttle bodies and stacks

- Aftermarket aluminum Radiator

- External coil pack

- Twin Garrett GT2860R group N ball bearing turbos (700hp )

- Apexi Spec II BOV

- Polished 3.5 turbo dump pipes

- Custom 4" intercooler core support

 

Drivetrain:

 

-New Rb25 Manual Transmission w/ custom shifter

-Custom drive shaft

-NISMO light-weight flywheel

-Custom Clutch

 

Exhaust System:

 

Polished 3.5 Inch custom downpipe

3.5 inch Straight pipe w/ 4" Agency Titanium Duel exhaust tips

 

Wheels / Brakes:

 

-Axis Shine Satin Black 20x10.5 (front) and 20x9.5 (rear )

-20" Axis Shine 9.5 (Rear)

-Stock Brembo Setup

-12.5" Rotora Drilled Rotors ( Front )

-11.5" Rotora Drilled Rotors ( Rear )

 

Suspension:

 

- Coilovers *UNDECIDED*

- Camber kit *UNDECIDED*

 

Electronics:

 

-Apexi power FC ( D-jetro )

-Apexi Turbo Timer

-Apexi AVCR boost controller

 

My Fairlady z

 

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Stock

 

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New 3.5"

 

 

 

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Small clip from today :mrgreen:

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Nice build man. Just curious, what motivated you to do all this work as opposed to putting a twin turbo setup on the VQ or something like that?

 

 

I have driven twin set up 350z's and i didnt like the way they felt.Plus i wanted to go in a different direction to build a motor that was not meant to be boosted :burnout:

 

 

Links are fixed guys, sorry about that!

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Well that's a pretty nice build you've got.

 

But would you mind if I played devil's advocate for a sec.

 

Why not take the G35x front end and make an AWD 350Z? That would be crazy.

 

 

Thought I'd throw the idea out there in the event you're feeling frisky.

 

Nice Z33 though.

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Well that's a pretty nice build you've got.

 

But would you mind if I played devil's advocate for a sec.

 

Why not take the G35x front end and make an AWD 350Z? That would be crazy.

 

 

Thought I'd throw the idea out there in the event you're feeling frisky.

 

Nice Z33 though.

 

Naw its fine lol. AWD came up when we where planning out the swap and after driving around sti's and Evo's it just wasn't a direction i wanted to go with. As for the G35x as far as i know of its an auto and i like my z manual. Plus im not sure how well that would have worked out with the rb lol.

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Naw its fine lol. AWD came up when we where planning out the swap and after driving around sti's and Evo's it just wasn't a direction i wanted to go with. As for the G35x as far as i know of its an auto and i like my z manual. Plus im not sure how well that would have worked out with the rb lol.

Where do you have the motor sitting in relation to the axle centerline in front?

I was just thinking getting the G35x hubs and springy bits and use the GTR box and front differential.

 

Then You'd have attessa too...

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Where do you have the motor sitting in relation to the axle centerline in front?

I was just thinking getting the G35x hubs and springy bits and use the GTR box and front differential.

 

Then You'd have attessa too...

 

From what i can remember it sat in there pretty snug but didnt interfere with the stock swap bars or axle. But regardless i feel rwd is more fun and i wouldnt like to imagine the wiring nightmare that would be with the power fc :icon56:

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