I'm new to Nico I put a VG30DETT into my hardbody.

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I'm new to Nico I put a VG30DETT into my hardbody.

Postby sweetride2go » Thu Mar 15, 2012 12:22 pm

I did this, AND I documented my process. :)

However, I don't think I would do it again. The buildup evolution is here->
forums.hybridz.org/index.php/topic/77832-twin-turbo-4x4-hardbody-vg30dett-into-d21/

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Re: Vg30dett in a hardbody????

Postby sbird1 » Thu Mar 15, 2012 12:28 pm

Nice! I would have made it more of a street rod, but it's very cool nonetheless.

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Re: Vg30dett in a hardbody????

Postby 300ZXttZMAN » Thu Mar 15, 2012 12:37 pm

Very nice and welcome to Nico!

I made you your own thread because this is awesome and deserves its own thread! :yesnod

Do you have any video's??

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Re: I'm new to Nico I put a VG30DETT into my hardbody.

Postby sx moneypit » Thu Mar 15, 2012 2:41 pm

Welcome to NICO!




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Re: I'm new to Nico I put a VG30DETT into my hardbody.

Postby Razi » Thu Mar 15, 2012 3:57 pm

Wow! That's awesome.
Welcome to Nico! :)

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Re: I'm new to Nico I put a VG30DETT into my hardbody.

Postby Rev_D21 » Thu Mar 15, 2012 5:03 pm

Welcome to NICO! You should say hi in the truck forum. I am very impressed after reading your thread. You have some skills.

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Re: I'm new to Nico I put a VG30DETT into my hardbody.

Postby Dattebayo » Thu Mar 15, 2012 5:04 pm

Nice. Why does it idle so high?

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Re: I'm new to Nico I put a VG30DETT into my hardbody.

Postby sweetride2go » Fri Mar 16, 2012 1:57 am

Thanks guys!

I only have a couple of video's of it idling and such on youtube. I will probably take some on my way to NissanFest 2012 next weekend.

It idles high cause of a sticky IAC. Sometimes it idles lower, sometimes higher... lol

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Re: I'm new to Nico I put a VG30DETT into my hardbody.

Postby 300ZXttZMAN » Fri Mar 16, 2012 6:18 am

sweetride2go wrote:It idles high cause of a sticky IAC. Sometimes it idles lower, sometimes higher... lol
This is a world famous issue but its a simple fix all you have to do is take the IAC off and clean it with brake parts cleaner, carb cleaner ect... Then put it back on if that doesn't fix it (and all your vacum lines are good and no leaks along the 23 feet of intercooler piping) then you need a new valve.

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Re: I'm new to Nico I put a VG30DETT into my hardbody.

Postby Encryptshun » Fri Mar 16, 2012 8:46 am

Welcome! You certainly know how to establish your cred straight away!

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Re: I'm new to Nico I put a VG30DETT into my hardbody.

Postby sweetride2go » Sun Apr 08, 2012 12:13 pm

Sorry, but no video yet. After 600+ miles I am seeing a best of 22mpg and the worst so far of 17mpg. I still have a smoking issue on decel(oil smoke), not sure if it is from the turbo's or the heads, both of which have been rebuilt. Someone mentioned that over decking the heads/block can create this by messing with the cam timing?

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Re: I'm new to Nico I put a VG30DETT into my hardbody.

Postby Mr1der » Sun Apr 08, 2012 7:26 pm

how's the transfer case like the added power?


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