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Old 01-23-2019, 07:25 PM
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Originally Posted by knuckles899 View Post
I have less than a millimeter of space between the lower portion of the caliper and inside wheel area......Im concerned that even if I grind them I would need to remove a bunch of metal off of the caliper.....like quite a bit.

Is this what you ended up grinding? I found a thread on here with others that had the same problem.

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When I did my BBK (same) with 18" Enkei's (same) my driver front slightly grooved the barrel with red paint. Make sure you torque both wheel and caliper to spec before making adjustments/decisions. I chose to Dremmel-off about 1.5 mm from the caliper to prevent further interference, this correction and setup has been spotless since. Cannot see it with wheel on, GL!
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Old 01-24-2019, 09:36 AM
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Originally Posted by knuckles899 View Post
I have less than a millimeter of space between the lower portion of the caliper and inside wheel area......Im concerned that even if I grind them I would need to remove a bunch of metal off of the caliper.....like quite a bit.

Is this what you ended up grinding? I found a thread on here with others that had the same problem.

Shaving/Trimming Akebono's
Yep that's the exact spots and you do have to remove quite a bit of material. Its not noticable on the silver Infinity calipers. But you shouldn't see it from the outside anyways. I haven't had any flaking or chipping of the paint around where I dremeled yet either.
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Old 02-11-2019, 02:39 AM
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Setting up my dyno tune with UpRev ARC with Specialty Z for all my bolt-ons and converting to full E85 with ID 1000cc injectors. I was told by my tuner that the stock pump will be adequate to handle the change.
Definitely going to post pictures of the baseline 91 dyno to tuned E85 dyno runs.

In the mean time, I bought a new exhaust set up, the Tanabe Medalion Concept G exhaust in response to the CA $1,000 fine on >95dB limits. The Tanabe exhausts is stated to be >93dB at all RPM range. Looking to buy a nice y-pipe like Tanabe or Stillen... hint hint. Besides, it was long due that the eBay HKS fakes go to the gutter. I feel ashamed to disrespect the HKS name. Maybe that why I never seem to get my hands on any HKS DDR.

Here's my botched picture I took. Angelus Oak, California.

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Looking good zwei! Real good!

I've been running around on stock suspension for 3 years now and finally decided to do something about the horrendous wheel gap and body roll. Just ordered Bilstein B14s, SPL everything except toe bars (cuz dat oem coil), sway bars up next!

Edit: Woops, nope, the B14s were on back order til mid may, changed the order to B16s instead! What the heck, it's tax return season anyway!

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You're going hard on the suspension game! Literally! Must be nice to have SPL products, but you get what you pay for. I went on your IG page, I made a comment on one of your post regarding the APR cooling plate. I am hoping you get back to me on that one. Get some differential struct brace from Bell Raceworks via Z1. Overall, looking to your pictures.

Meanwhile here in SoCal, on V-Day, I was driving to a flower store for my lady and then I hit a shallow flood which was anything but shallow and it caught on my rear diffuser and forcibly ripped my rear bumper off from my Z. This is the second incident that it happened. All caused by my diffuser, on my second one now. My Z is siting in the garage with that damage. I'm going to go in to see what I can do but I'm reconsidering my options. As maybe I should look into a Nismo rear bumper... I found a full carbon fiber Nismo rear end for $700...
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Originally Posted by zwei_the_c View Post
I was driving to a flower store for my lady and then I hit a shallow flood which was anything but shallow and it caught on my rear diffuser and forcibly ripped my rear bumper off from my Z.
My front splitter and undershroud got pulled off in an unexpectedly deep flooded area.
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Originally Posted by mr. sparco View Post
My front splitter and undershroud got pulled off in an unexpectedly deep flooded area.
I liv at the end of a gravel road that was flooded multiple times. I had to fiberglass my front lip/undershroud twice already. It was a carbon fiber one originally. Now it looks and weights more like fiberglass 😃
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