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Re: Another addition to the club- White turbo altezza

Postby Protok » Thu May 16, 2013 9:20 pm

peter0991 wrote:Yea, the internals are stock and will probably stay that way. In my opinion forging our engines is very bad value for money.

Can I just ask why so?
Pretty much all engines cost around £2000-3000 to be forged.

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peter0991
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Re: Another addition to the club- White turbo altezza

Postby peter0991 » Thu May 16, 2013 10:19 pm

Oh mate, the difference is amazing. Took it for a blast earlier and its awesome.

Forging our engines is good because you still keep the stock weight distrubution. But I think the power gain is limited. I guess its all down to preference as for that sort of money I would rather do an engine swap and have much greater tuning capabilities in the future. And I am a sucker for the JZ :lol: :lol: But Im sure other people have different opinions.

For now I am very happy with the power @0.5bar but if I wanted more, Id go down the route of a swap rather than forging it.
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Re: Another addition to the club- White turbo altezza

Postby a2pen » Thu May 16, 2013 11:52 pm

That's what sent me away from the 3sge it's a good engine but takes a lot to make it great. And spend all that money and it blows, not good

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Re: Another addition to the club- White turbo altezza

Postby peter0991 » Mon May 20, 2013 7:24 pm

Sorry, nothing too exciting. Just a few pictures from last weekend

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Re: My Drift Daily

Postby banan1984 » Tue May 21, 2013 9:47 am

Beautiful pictures! What camera is that, some DSLR probably :) long time exposure does the job 8)
D700 / RS200

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peter0991
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Re: My Drift Daily

Postby peter0991 » Tue May 21, 2013 7:08 pm

Thanks man :D Yea, its a Canon 500D. I found you get better quality by reducing the aperture size and increasing the exposure even though its not really needed. I used a standard 50mm lens.

My mate has some sick pictures as well, might put them up a bit later.
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Re: My Drift Daily

Postby peter0991 » Fri May 24, 2013 5:15 pm

Took a while, but worth the 6 week wait :mrgreen:

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Re: My Drift Daily

Postby peter0991 » Tue Jun 18, 2013 11:44 pm

Been pretty busy recently. Changed jobs, so just moved to Scotland. The car handled the 600mile trip up pretty well. But a few problems that I noticed recently, the wheel that had previously been repaired has cracked again and also got a slight leak from the diff. Havent had time to get around to seeing what exactly is wrong with it, but my guess is that its one of the seals. But still some improvements are being made....hello solid subframe and semi-solid diff mounts :D

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As soon as everything else gets sorted, many drift days will be done....One of the good things in Scotland is called Driftland :lol:
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Re: My Drift Daily

Postby peter0991 » Thu Jun 27, 2013 12:04 am

Driftland on the 13th July!! Wooohoooo! Lets hope the girl holds up.
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Re: My Drift Daily

Postby peter0991 » Thu Jul 18, 2013 2:44 pm

So, on first run of the day on Saturday my power steering belt decided to snap. :evil: So i drained the rack from any fluid and continued to skid for the rest of the day.....Ended up pulling my shoulder from trying to battle the steering wheel :lol: but towards the end stopped caring and just flung the car around the track without hardly touching the wheel...much easier that way.

Apart from the power steering, everything felt pretty solid and awesome. Got a lot of parts piling up that need fitted, so will do that all in one go when the time is right. Diff is on the way out though, so need to replace that before the next time.

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And a little write up, if any of you are interested http://noonefresher.wordpress.com/2013/07/16/driftland-part-3/ :lol:
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Re: My Drift Daily

Postby chicken » Thu Jul 18, 2013 5:11 pm

lucky man i think i need to get to work on mine were did you get the top camber arms from im after a set any ideas what i should buy to help me on y drift way :) iv got my hsd coilovers im taking my diff off this week off to the welders then what you have in mind :)

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peter0991
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Re: My Drift Daily

Postby peter0991 » Thu Jul 18, 2013 5:34 pm

Il be back home in a bit and will write some stuff :-D give me an hour
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Re: My Drift Daily

Postby peter0991 » Thu Jul 18, 2013 7:46 pm

Right, at this point in time all ive done to the car to make it driftable is:

Welded diff (obvious :lol: )
Coilovers (obvious)

The two ^^above is what you really need. Additional things ive done to make the car better are the following:

25mm RCA spacers...reduces bump steer and body roll
Rear eccentric camber bushes to bring the camber in slightly....still running -2.5 on the rear...soon to be nearer to -0.5-1.0
Front camber set at -3
Rear toe in 0.02
Front toe out 0.02
Power steering cooler <----for obvious reasons
Catch tank (Recommended to prevent lots of oil caking your intake)
Havent actually fitted the front cusco arms yet since i still need to modify the hubs. but planning to run about -4 camber. But to answer your question...I got them from Japan at an auction for £150 :lol:
Front KTS traction rods were also fitted for more castor. This helps the self steer during transitions, running about 8.5degrees now.

Apart from that.....cant think of anything else dude. I run 215 tyres at 30psi and she spins them up pretty easily, but thats because its a turbo. So smaller width and higher tyre pressure will do the trick for NA.
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Re: My Drift Daily

Postby sxe-bear » Sun Jul 21, 2013 12:32 am

savage car lad :D

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Re: My Drift Daily

Postby peter0991 » Sun Jul 21, 2013 10:15 am

Wasnt doing too bad considering I had no power steering

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