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Postby ericherm1 » Tue Mar 14, 2017 8:07 am

Very nice, I'm calmly searching for a set of wheels same pattern as yours and I love the 275s on the it. The flared out look is beast mode in my mind!


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Postby 2_Liter_Turbo » Tue Mar 14, 2017 9:10 am

ericherm1 wrote:Very nice, I'm calmly searching for a set of wheels same pattern as yours and I love the 275s on the it. The flared out look is beast mode in my mind!
Yeah, I think it does look good! :biggrin:

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Postby 2_Liter_Turbo » Wed Mar 22, 2017 8:20 am

Acquired a brand new N1 RB26DETT engine block from a friend of mine yesterday. It's the start to a very long road, lol. It'll sit for awhile, but I'm still pretty pumped about it! I haven't fully decided yet, but I've been eyeing the Nitto 2.8L 86.5mm bore stroker kit. The main reasons why I like the Nitto kit is that they retain the factory length rod (they move the wrist pin up) which reduces piston speeds (helps retain RPM characteristics of the RB26), decreases the rod angle (less friction and stress going sideways against the cylinder walls), and increases the dwell time (lets stuff burn more completely at high RPM), and you get a nice billet crank. Plus, the Australians are crazy, and I like crazy!

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Postby ericherm1 » Wed Mar 22, 2017 9:16 am

oooo did you pick this up off Stateside Skylines?

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Postby 2_Liter_Turbo » Wed Mar 22, 2017 9:26 am

ericherm1 wrote:oooo did you pick this up off Stateside Skylines?
I didn't know that group existed, ha ha. I picked it up from a friend of mine who lives down the road from me. He did have it posted online however, so it's possible!

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Postby ericherm1 » Wed Mar 22, 2017 9:40 am

yeah it's another group linked to R32 Skyline Owners USA.

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Postby 2_Liter_Turbo » Wed Mar 22, 2017 10:00 am

ericherm1 wrote:yeah it's another group linked to R32 Skyline Owners USA.
Ahh, I got ya. I requested to join, ha ha

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Postby nitrous36 » Wed Mar 22, 2017 2:09 pm

Looking sweet! :bigthumb:

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Postby 2_Liter_Turbo » Wed Mar 22, 2017 3:26 pm

Thanks man!

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Postby M35Squirrel » Wed Mar 22, 2017 3:57 pm

Did you look into Spool's kit? Come with spline drive crank and oil pump. Also from them crazy downunders.
http://www.spoolimports.com/spool-stroker-kits/nissan

What's your plan for turbos?

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Postby 2_Liter_Turbo » Wed Mar 22, 2017 4:25 pm

M35Squirrel wrote:Did you look into Spool's kit? Come with spline drive crank and oil pump. Also from them crazy downunders.
http://www.spoolimports.com/spool-stroker-kits/nissan

What's your plan for turbos?
For turbo setup, I'm thinking of a single BW EFR 8374, but haven't quite decided yet. I did just recently look into their kit. After doing more research, I'm a little worried about both Spool and Nitto as they are both made in China (Like BC). With that said, some of the name brand "Japanese" companies also have parts made in China (or Taiwan); Greddy is a good example. I need to do some more research into failure rates of both. If they are anything like BC, I'll have to look elsewhere.

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Postby M35Squirrel » Wed Mar 22, 2017 7:16 pm

How about HKS? RHDJapan is having a giant promotion for HKS stroker kit, a free set of HKS camshafts with a stroker kit purchase.

If you go single, BW EFR is the way to go!

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Postby 2_Liter_Turbo » Wed Mar 22, 2017 7:56 pm

HKS doesn't sell the step 3 stroker kit anymore :( It was the only kit that had the full counterweighted billet crank if I remember correctly. I did see the promo though, ha ha!

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Postby 2_Liter_Turbo » Mon Mar 27, 2017 6:30 pm

Found a brand new OEM Nissan front bumper and lip for a pretty good deal! My bumper and lip have some flaws that I didn't want to address when I get the car re-painted (factory color), so I picked these up instead. I've seen some other TH1 GTR's with a gray/black lip and I thought it looked pretty good, but I'm not totally sure if I want to go that route or paint it body color like my current lip. Did they always come body color from the factory? I'm open for discussion there.

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Postby ericherm1 » Mon Mar 27, 2017 6:34 pm

It depends. If you have a smooth lip it was painted OEM if you have a textured lip then it was not painted from the factory. It was popular and pretty cheap for them to be painted though.

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Postby ericherm1 » Mon Mar 27, 2017 6:34 pm

So um... you wanna let that current one go? What shape is it in?

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Postby 2_Liter_Turbo » Mon Mar 27, 2017 6:36 pm

ericherm1 wrote:It depends. If you have a smooth lip it was painted OEM if you have a textured lip then it was not painted from the factory. It was popular and pretty cheap for them to be painted though.
Ahh, makes sense. This one is textured and so is the one on the car that's painted, ha ha.

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ericherm1 wrote:So um... you wanna let that current one go? What shape is it in?
My brother has already laid claim my friend. He's going to cut it up to fit onto his S13, lol. It's not in the best shape, the mounting holes are warped so it sags quite a bit and two of the front mounting screw retaining squares are screwed up.

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Postby ericherm1 » Mon Mar 27, 2017 6:39 pm

Only one's that came with a smooth lip that I know of are the 94' years because it's the crossover to the R33. But then again the R33 GTR had a textured black lip too.

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ericherm1 wrote:Only one's that came with a smooth lip that I know of are the 94' years because it's the crossover to the R33. But then again the R33 GTR had a textured black lip too.
Ahh, interesting

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Postby ericherm1 » Mon Mar 27, 2017 6:40 pm

are you lucky enough to have the N1 holes in the crash bar already?

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ericherm1 wrote:are you lucky enough to have the N1 holes in the crash bar already?
I haven't checked, but I'm going to assume not, lol. I still need to find the actual OEM vents first. I want a set, but I also don't want to pay $700+ for a pair of used ones, lol!

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Postby ericherm1 » Mon Mar 27, 2017 6:54 pm

Same here!

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Postby Nick Z32 » Sat Jul 29, 2017 10:35 am

This is going to get intense! Whats going on with that new N1? And how do you like the steering wheel?

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Postby 2_Liter_Turbo » Sat Jul 29, 2017 6:42 pm

The N1 Block is sitting for awhile. I need to get my S14 back on the track before I dive into a giant R32 project! When I start however, the plan is a Nitto 2.8 stroker kit with a borg warner EFR 9174. And I love the steering wheel, ha ha.

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Postby 2_Liter_Turbo » Tue Dec 05, 2017 10:09 pm

I know I haven't done any updates recently, car is down and waiting on a few parts, but I did get a brand new OEM cylinder head for the N1 engine build!

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Hoping to get the parts in soon, then I will have a more substantial update (with work done, not just parts coming in, ha ha).

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Postby M35Squirrel » Fri Dec 08, 2017 10:03 am

The long road begins! :)

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M35Squirrel wrote:
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The long road begins! :)
Indeed! Ha ha. Was at Full-Race yesterday talking about turbo kit options.... ha! Probably 4-6 months before I am ready to buy the turbo kit and stoker kit. Working on buying a house first! My criteria before I'm allowed to build a new engine :chuckle: :biggrin:

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Sat Dec 09, 2017 11:23 am
Indeed! Ha ha. Was at Full-Race yesterday talking about turbo kit options.... ha! Probably 4-6 months before I am ready to buy the turbo kit and stoker kit. Working on buying a house first! My criteria before I'm allowed to build a new engine :chuckle: :biggrin:
Have you looked into Garrett's new G-series turbos came out a few months ago? It is clearly made to compete with Borg Warner EFI.
https://www.turbobygarrett.com/turbobyg ... es-g25-660

Which camshaft do you have in mind?

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M35Squirrel wrote:
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Sat Dec 09, 2017 11:23 am
Indeed! Ha ha. Was at Full-Race yesterday talking about turbo kit options.... ha! Probably 4-6 months before I am ready to buy the turbo kit and stoker kit. Working on buying a house first! My criteria before I'm allowed to build a new engine :chuckle: :biggrin:
Have you looked into Garrett's new G-series turbos came out a few months ago? It is clearly made to compete with Borg Warner EFI.
https://www.turbobygarrett.com/turbobyg ... es-g25-660

Which camshaft do you have in mind?
I have, I was talking to them about doing twin 660's possibly. For the power goal I'm thinking of now (I've changed my mind a few times already, ha ha), I will have to go twins.

As for cams, I've been kicking around the idea of doing the HKS vcam pro, but it's expensive, so I may just do some 272's.


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