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About Vilko

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  • Birthday 02/28/1992

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    Australia NSW
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    Cars, Guitars, Other Stuff.
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    Nissan Silvia
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  1. Is there a reason you didnt go for solid diff mounts? Whats the advantage of the energy racing ones? Also do you plan on ducting the oil cooler, radiator and intercooler?
  2. I dont know what his is, but you can get a bolt in version from URAS.
  3. I love reading this thread. You commented on the angle of the rear wing earlier, just wanted to add that because the air on the boot is flowing on a downward angle (coming off the roof) if you want minimum drag/downforce you should have your wing angled slightly upwards. Obviously if the wing is higher it will get "cleaner" air so the air wont be travelling on such an angle. Pretty sure you already knew that, but I know it was news to me when I heard it a couple of weeks ago.
  4. ChromeKillers x Five

    Unless you want mass poke you wont need a spacer. I was running the equivalent of 8+13 on my old na6 and they were poking a bit. I had to trim off the inner lip of my front bar to stop it from catching lol, but NBs might be a bit different.
  5. ChromeKillers x Five

    Good to see another 5 on here, they're a wicked fun car. What offset are the steelies coming in? If you're interested in turboing it join miataturbo.net. If you post like an idiot they treat you like an idiot, but they have amazing amounts of technical information on everything to do with the cars. Edit: When you're putting the coil overs in and removing the stock fronts coils you are going to have to half undo the front lower wishbone. You wont have enough clearance if you dont.
  6. 350Z/LS1 - For sale/swap

    The lengthened runners will shift the power band lower into the RPM range, which (IIRC) will give you higher peak torque but would also lower your peak power. Due to the larger volume of the plenum+runners I think it should also slightly reduce throttle response. That's the theory for big changes in runner length and plenum design. If it were well manufactured and matched to the manifold I doubt the driver could tell a 15-20mm difference in intake runner length. Im just a beginning to read into this topic though, so someone with more experience might be able to correct me.
  7. Sensible Daily Mx5

    Im looking for an excuse to not work on my cars, so I thought I might make a little build thread for my daily. First off I had my purple sil. But that was taking too long to get on the road because Im shit. So I bought a daily, the cheapest red na6 I could find named Stanley. Slammed it. Put it on Buddyclubs with conversion spacers. And we were the best of friends. Then slammed it into Mac Pass. Im a P-plater, its what we do... So after looking at repairing it and a whole lot of other shit I decided to let it sit in my parents back shed and buy another one. Had a pretty imac interior. And a platypus sticker... Oh, and a roll bar. Then I heard this song and it gave me ideas: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KyAyuZPNo2w Also made a gear knob out of a ping pong ball, cause EVERY GRAM COUNTS! And bought a tiny steering wheel from Japan. At this point put it on a weigh bridge and with all the spare tyre and everything gone came in at 1020kg on full tank of fuel. Dang... For a while I was running no door trims, but that was just making it a bit too obvious. So I got some stainless steel screws, cup washers and some speaker material. Stretched the speaker material over the doors and drilled holes for the screws. Came out pretty good for how little time and effort was put in. I put in a pair of Sparco Evos I had laying around. (Need to take some photos.) How it looks daily: Then these guys gave me an idea... Pretty Imac, came with SSR valve caps as well which made my day. Put on a fibreglass boot, has a bit of a whale tail to it as well. Needs paint. Put on front lip and got the 195 stretched onto the professors. Static strap, the most important mod of all... Line 'em up. Underbonnet I just have a catch can and alloy intake pipe (I accidently broke the stock one...). The intake pipe is meant for some type of commodore but I just trimmed it and made it fit. But there are some big changes lined up to help this thing move. In the meantime I'm looking at getting a diff, bigger brakes, rear camber arms, etc. Maybe some time attack mirrors and front undertray. Just need to save up some coin first. Then, once my silvia is back on the road this is coming off the road and Im stripping a bit more carpet and wiring for stereo and power mirrors, etc and cleaning up the interior a bit. Im going to take the dash out of the old NA6 and chop it up a bit to make the stripped interior look a little bit neater and respray the interior to clean it up. Thats all for now.
  8. Lilac Sil

    Thought I might update this. Its currently levitating in the garage on jack stands. Got the guards rolled by Phil B. Got the front 5 stud on. Just waiting on the knuckle sleeves. Bought some SPL gear. I bought a 32 GTR rear subframe. That photo is actually the stock hicas rear cradle with the diff removed, but you get the point... Took the non-hicas rear subframe out of the parts car. Switched over the rear diff housing. Put in weird bush inserts for rear cradle: Put in cradle and lock rings. Put in rear subframe and diff. Got new bushes put in a fair few of the arms. Switched over all the rear 32 hub and drum brake assembly into the s13 rear knuckles. Turns out the stock arms dont fit because the half shafts are about an inch longer? or something. So Im waiting on the rest of my SPL gear to rock up and hoping I can make the stock traction rods fit... Editted photos in.
  9. reclaiming a new daily

    How did the guards turn out?
  10. Very clean wire tuck, looks good. Curious to see what the outside looks like lol. Just remember, if that 147kw is a factory figure then it is measured from the flywheel, I assume your tuner will be power at the wheels. So even if the graph only says 147kw you should be well above stock.

    On the topic of the short shifter: I hate the idea of cutting and threading, but now I've had a think about it I cant see it being any worse than a "proper" short shiter kit. If my year 8 physics is up to date, a cut shifter with the same throw as a proper short shifter will be the same to shift, just the cut one will have the gear knob sit lower. Plus it is running off all the oem stuff, so it should be more reliable than a cheap ebay kit. The down-side is theres no adjustment. If you thread it properly and find the position and resistance of the shifter comfortable then its fine.
  12. Cool build. For people questioning it a stock motor will put out the power of a non turbo sr and the torque of a stock turbo sr. But I imagine the power would come on a lot earlier in these? Should be good for some fun, and with the price of motors you can just live on the limiter.
  13. Lilac Sil

    So just some small updates, all rego'd and running. Although its not running so smooth at the moment so Im going to get the timing checked soon. In the meantime I've just been installing some little parts and cleaning it up. I've also been putting a bit of time and effort into working on the "daily". I might get around to a mini build thread for that soon. The engine bay isnt worth cleaning up until I can respray it with the motor out, so im focusing on the fiddly little things visible from the outside. I painted a fair few little bits; the wiper arms, headlight surround, window cowling and the centre part of the radiator support. I cleaned up the filthy bonnet release mechanism and bought shiny new bolts to hold it in. I also installed the tower plate and strut brace. But one of the arms on the strut brace fouls on the s14 intake plenum, so that will have to wait for the turbo motor to go in. I also lowered the car a fair bit, but its still on stockies so it looks like shit. I photographed all the before and after pictures and install process and was about to post them all up. But instead, I decided to accidently delete them all from my phone... Ill take a couple of pics and edit them into this post soon. In a couple of weeks Im planning to do 5 stud conversion with a r32 GTR rear end. It will give me everything I need and more. Also should work out cheaper than buying a diff lol. And where can I buy the sleeve for fitting s13 coilovers on s14 knuckles?

    What kind of seats are you putting in it? Just like the majority this isnt really my cup of tea, but its funny how people have to have their say, not just walk away. It seems you're doing things right for what you want. Props for that. And its pretty ironic when people owning silvias are insinuating they are performance cars. There are some impressive FWD circuit cars out there, hopefully this eventually turns into one. Also, u mentioned sunroof on the first page? That sounds like a recipe for rust...