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RobertJ

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About RobertJ

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  • Birthday 08/30/1974

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  • Location
    Australia QLD
  • Gender
    Male
  • Interests
    God, my family, exercise, motorsport
  • Car Type
    Nissan Silvia
  • Car Model
    S14a ADM
  • Occupation
    teacher
  1. Thanks for that! That's helpful. Rob
  2. Hi, Having few issues with boost on my S14. Standard ECU, FMIC, 3" exhaust, Walbro fuel pump, that's about it. I made an Autospeed manual boost controller (Set up DIY #2... http://www.autospeed.com/cms/article.html?&title=Boost-Controller-Roundup-Part-One&A=2836 ) setup for my S14 years ago and it worked fine when l had the boost set around 16psi. But having moved to a warmer climate (QLD) , I turned the boost down to around 13psi. Problem is now below 4500rpm, it only has 8-9psi, and then creeps up to 13 psi. Is buying an Electronic Boost Controller going to fix this issue? Set the car up with short pipes to the Intercooler, kept stock T28 etc for quick boost, but now not really getting boost. I've spent copious hours researching different EBC, but can't see if it will fix it. Seems the type of solenoid or how the EBC is mounted effects the performance....... Looking at eBoost2 or eBoost street... but want to ake sure it will do the trick. Thanks in advance. Rob
  3. Thanks guys for the info.
  4. Thanks rusty1, but it was Heasmans that I rang, and it was Heasmans who said they don't do shocks for S14/S15. :/
  5. Hi, I've spent MANY hours on the forums trying to determine what way forward with regards to what type of shock absorber I should get for my S14. A number of similar themes kept reoccurring in my search. One being that if you are able to afford Bilstein, do so. I have rung Bilstein's contact in Australia, and they have said they do not do a shock absorber for the S14/S15. I even gave them a part number that I found on the internet, but still no success. I've tried to find out if the rumours about 300sx and EVO Bilstein shocks fitting S14/15 are true, but unable to get certainty on that. I know that there is a Bilstein shock that fits the S14/15, - as SYDNEYKID a few years ago on the forums developed/made/sold a suspension kit for some Skylines and S13/S14/S15's. I've driven a few Silvias with these shocks and setups, and I felt they were quite good. A number of quality posters have recommended quality springs and shocks over coilovers to people in my situation. For my application, I agree. MY CAR: S14 ADM, was completely stock and 1 owner till when I bought it 3 years ago. POWER: stock turbo, basic powermods(FMIC, Walbro, 3", hiflow cat etc) 174rwkw CHASSIS: Quite a few custom chassis strengthing mods, including power brace, welded on fender braces, rear subframe brace etc etc, and strut brace. SUSPENSION/STEERING: S15 stock struts with stock but 35mm lower front springs (yes, cut..... I know). Solid rear subframe bushes, whiteline front swaybar. I also hade some custom castor/camber tops made to suit struts, NOT Coilovers. This being another reason wanting to stick with struts and not coilovers. The rollcentres and bumpsteer have been corrected close to stock after lowering. As it stands, I'm OK with the mild power, and the chassis/geometry changes make it easy and safe to drive. I just want to get rid of the somewhat floaty feel of the shocks, and help it stick better, but still having a compliant and gentle ride. (I sold my racecar to buy this car as a livable daily driver, spending a fair bit of time in the car each day). Keen to hear what shock/spring combos other people have used, and their reviews of them. I have had KONI shocks in my racecar, and when adjusted, where OK. But again haven't found info on this with regards to the S14/S15. Thanks in advance, Rob
  6. s14 chassis bracing

    Reviving an old post.... We made triangulated fender braces on the S14, welded on. That alone was a suprisingly noticeable difference. I don't even have a strut brace on. I think a powerbrace is a good thing too. Will look for a decent strut brace for the front now... to tie it all together.
  7. hobart import roup

    I'ld be keen for a drive. S14a too.
  8. s14 fan shroud on my s13

    I'm in the opposite boat. I'm chasing a S14 one, and the 2 S13 ones have been identical to each other, but a lot longer (deeper). So the S14 shroud may not get even near or surround your clutch fan.
  9. Hi, new to this forum. I've had a few track days in my previous race car (1972 corolla Sprinte-rollcage, 2 litre 3sge, coilovers, custom rack and pinion etc etc) but now have bought my first turbo. S14a ADM. And it fits the kids in the back! Now my wife has asked me if her 2005 RS impresa can have a turbo on it. Bought the car completely stock bar the wheels. At this time I've had some custom piping on the S14 done, intercooler and 16lb boost, Exhaust. Keen to keep it comfy, but make it handle a better than it does on the boaty stock suspension. Rob Here's a few quick pis of my car. As you can see, still stock suspension.
  10. New to forum-Tassie

    Quick pics, I bought it as a 1 owner, log booked at Nissan. ADM. Was completely stock bar the wheels. Still stock suspension as you can see
  11. Hi, new to this forum. I've had a few track days in my previous race car (1972 corolla Sprinte-rollcage, 2 litre 3sge, coilovers, custom rack and pinion etc etc) but now have bought my first turbo. S14a ADM. And it fits the kids in the back! Now my wife has asked me if her 2005 RS impresa can have a turbo on it. I've had some custom piping on the S14 done, intercooler and 16lb boost, otherwise stock bar some wheels. Keen to see who else is from Tassie. Rob
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