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Old 12-08-2018, 11:12 PM
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The lower plenum is almost finished. I need to port the first half(entrance) of the runners. Any tips to get in there? I can't seem to find a way with my 3'' long Dremel flap wheels.
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Old 12-11-2018, 05:53 AM
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I can't tell you how many times an angle grinder has saved my life.


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On another note, I put in the Nismo S-tune and midpipe. The sound is nice but it could still use the volume of a new midpipe and HFC's. But compared to my old rotten OEM exhaust, it's amazing. Here are some comparison pics for fun.
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Old 12-14-2018, 08:27 PM
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Finally finished the lower plenum. I used a 6'' mandrel, 2'' small keyless chuck and sanding rolls to get further in. Also finished the aluminum battery mount for the 15lb braille battery.


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Old 12-15-2018, 06:17 AM
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Well last night on my drive home from visiting my brother I bottomed out in his driveway, then about 1/4 mile from my house the car stalled when down shifting at a red light... So today I popped the hood expecting to see my air filter eaten by mice again, but all seems to be intact. So I think im going to go ahead and clean the maf sensor and hope for the best.
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Old 12-15-2018, 06:23 AM
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Originally Posted by dboyzalter View Post
Well last night on my drive home from visiting my brother I bottomed out in his driveway, then about 1/4 mile from my house the car stalled when down shifting at a red light... So today I popped the hood expecting to see my air filter eaten by mice again, but all seems to be intact. So I think im going to go ahead and clean the maf sensor and hope for the best.
Probably not a coincidence. You might've clipped you crank sensor or some **** like that. Hey, here's a tip. Chop off the bend in your intake pipe that's behind your air filter for moar powa. It's not as if you'll be drawing anymore hot air than you are now.
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Old 12-15-2018, 06:23 AM
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Have you gotten it tuned since you installed your breather mods? My idle used to drop a little bit and then bounce back up after the majority of my mods. Once I got it tuned, zero problems.
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Old 12-15-2018, 06:26 AM
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Originally Posted by MatthewBouchard View Post
Finally finished the lower plenum. I used a 6'' mandrel, 2'' small keyless chuck and sanding rolls to get further in. Also finished the aluminum battery mount for the 15lb braille battery.

Nice port wrk. R U driving the Z during the winter? Do you think you'll be good with that battery?
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Old 12-15-2018, 06:32 AM
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No tune because Massachusetts has strict emissions testing, but car has been in its current configuration for about 2 years now and this was the first time it stalled on me.

It's also been sitting for about 3 weeks unused, and it was like 30degrees outside...

I always bottom out in my brothers driveway, its amazing the bottom of my lip has anything left.

My idle is always low, I should probably just put the stock air box back in and cal it a day. I really could care less about any more power, im lame.
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Old 12-15-2018, 06:37 AM
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No tune because Massachusetts has strict emissions testing, but car has been in its current configuration for about 2 years now and this was the first time it stalled on me.

It's also been sitting for about 3 weeks unused, and it was like 30degrees outside...

I always bottom out in my brothers driveway, its amazing the bottom of my lip has anything left.

My idle is always low, I should probably just put the stock air box back in and cal it a day. I really could care less about any more power, im lame.
Your idle is probably jacked because the fans R right there and blowing air onto your filter. Happened to me 2 until I built a box.
Take a piece of cardboard and slam it in there to separate your filter from the fans and see what happens. If it works, and it should, then get a piece of ABS and replace the cardboard with that. It's what limp mode tuning did.

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Old 12-15-2018, 10:25 AM
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Originally Posted by onevq35de View Post
Nice port wrk. R U driving the Z during the winter? Do you think you'll be good with that battery?
Thanks. Z hasn't ran in 3 months since I last had it running when I moved. The battery did fine though being left in the car for a week before getting started. I found the 15lb to be a good compromise between weight and battery life.
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Old 12-15-2018, 11:16 AM
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Your in FL which isn't all that different from where I'm at in Charlotte, NC. How long have you had the battery and do you dd the Z? I ask because it's about time for a new battery. I appreciate your input.
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Decided to take off the rest of the unneeded brackets after removing the passenger fuel rail extension. Gotta have the PCV tube welded shut now.




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Your in FL which isn't all that different from where I'm at in Charlotte, NC. How long have you had the battery and do you dd the Z? I ask because it's about time for a new battery. I appreciate your input.
I've only had it for about 5 months. It's not on DD duties anymore, it will be driven once or twice a week now. I chose the B2015 after reading on numerous batteries as its half the weight of oem without many fallbacks and I didn't wanna have to worry about keeping the battery on a tender every day for an extra 8? pound loss.
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Old 12-15-2018, 03:52 PM
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That fuel rail extension is unnecessarily heavy. Thanks for the feedback MB.
My typical Everstart Maxx 640 cca weighs in at 36lbs so a 15lb battery would be swell.

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Old 12-17-2018, 08:02 PM
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Nice.

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Old 12-18-2018, 04:35 PM
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Installed new SoulFunction bar and Zino guard system. Also pictured is a Top Secret (shh) oil cap and JWT pop charger. Not seen is the Z1 plenum spacer.
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Old 12-19-2018, 07:50 PM
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Just a new battery and battery tender connection. Getting ready for winter hibernation.


NorthStar Elite battery and Battery Tender Jr.

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Old 12-20-2018, 01:54 PM
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new battery tender connection. Getting ready for winter hibernation.
Where did you get this? Could really use this over here in Canada.
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Old 12-20-2018, 06:14 PM
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Where did you get this? Could really use this over here in Canada.
AAA/CAA sells battery tenders. They have a few different ones, I have one it works pretty good I hook it up to my spare battery and my lawn mower battery every month or so...

Costco also has them and I believe they are on sale currently...

Im sure Amazon has them also. Just look up battery tender jr, or battery tender plus. They come with all the wiring for installation.
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Old 12-20-2018, 06:31 PM
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Now the real question is here...why go through all this effort instead of just swapping to the CD009 manual ?
To swap out to a manual is roughly 4k. Transmission,diff,drive shaft,clutch pedal assembly, cutting holes and not to mension labor cost. This kit installed 2k. And I already have a Transgo shift kit installed. It bangs through gears so fast.
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Old 12-20-2018, 06:41 PM
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Originally Posted by meezusthegoat View Post
Now the real question is here...why go through all this effort instead of just swapping to the CD009 manual ?
To swap out to a manual is roughly 4k. Transmission,diff,drive shaft,clutch pedal assembly, cutting holes and not to mension labor cost. This kit installed 2k. And I already have a Transgo shift kit installed. It bangs through gears so fast.
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