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Forum: Northern California 06-13-2018, 10:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 189
Posted By MicVelo
Just out of range of my smoke detectors. :icon17:...

Just out of range of my smoke detectors. :icon17:

So hey, just got an update on the ZONC Corral and Parade Lap with the specific breakdown of cars (since people love to ask, "How many of [name...
Forum: Brakes & Suspension 06-12-2018, 06:32 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 287
Posted By MicVelo
I'm presuming you're asking the specific order of...

I'm presuming you're asking the specific order of things on a suspension build.

Ever hear the expression "Get your house in order."?

The automotive suspension build equivalent is to determine...
Forum: Brakes & Suspension 06-12-2018, 03:09 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 287
Posted By MicVelo
Either way works. S-Tune suspension will be...

Either way works.

S-Tune suspension will be more like an aftermarket kit with slight lowering and stiffer springs. Nismo OEM suspension will have a better ride but is a huge performance...
Forum: 2003-2009 Nissan 350Z 06-12-2018, 08:13 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 236
Posted By MicVelo
Please do not DOUBLE POST as it causes confusion...

Please do not DOUBLE POST as it causes confusion and clutters the site.

If anyone wishes to respond, please post here (thread already in progress):
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Forum: New Owners 06-12-2018, 07:42 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 295
Posted By MicVelo
O2 sensor... Yes it can. May not be the culprit...

O2 sensor... Yes it can. May not be the culprit overall but at least it directly addresses the upstream sensor issue versus a cam position sensor. And yes, a crankshaft position sensor is more...
Forum: Maintenance & Repair 06-04-2018, 08:35 AM
Replies: 5
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Views: 265
Posted By MicVelo
In addition to the above suggestions, there are...

In addition to the above suggestions, there are plenty of things that can go wrong in the A/C system but I'd bet the ambient temp switch is faulty and needs replacement. Sounds like it might be...
Forum: 2003-2009 Nissan 350Z 06-04-2018, 08:18 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 531
Posted By MicVelo
NO. DO NOT USE LUG NUTS MADE FOR AFTERMARKET...

NO. DO NOT USE LUG NUTS MADE FOR AFTERMARKET WHEELS ON OEM WHEELS.

They are not made for OEM wheel lug nut seats. They LOOK very similar:
...
Forum: VQ35HR 06-01-2018, 08:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 331
Posted By MicVelo
Well well, I guess things haven't changed much...

Well well, I guess things haven't changed much between a 50 year old Datsun and a 10 year old one. :icon17:
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Forum: 2003-2009 Nissan 350Z 06-01-2018, 08:49 AM
Replies: 14,806
Views: 1,051,603
Posted By MicVelo
It IS a tad excessive and will pose some added...

It IS a tad excessive and will pose some added wear on the tires but.... overall grip at limit will probably be better when pushing it hard - at the expense of a little tail control (slightly more...
Forum: Event Photos 05-31-2018, 01:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 411
Posted By MicVelo
Awesome!! Thanks for sharing!! Some...

Awesome!! Thanks for sharing!!

Some beautiful (and $$$$ spent) cars there. Looks like all had fun! :thumbup:
Forum: 2003-2009 Nissan 350Z 05-31-2018, 06:38 AM
Replies: 14,806
Views: 1,051,603
Posted By MicVelo
Nice! Love seeing this because it reminds me of...

Nice! Love seeing this because it reminds me of that feeling of near smug satisfaction at that moment you realize and ponder, "Well, why the hel* didn't I do this a lonnnng time ago!?!?" Laff.......
Forum: 2003-2009 Nissan 350Z 05-30-2018, 06:27 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 338
Posted By MicVelo
To clarify, you're looking for an OE size Y-pipe...

To clarify, you're looking for an OE size Y-pipe (2.5") because the Invidia is a 2.5" Y-back setup, yes?

What year car? If pre-'07 (non-HR), it pays a little to find an HR Y-Pipe. Flows a little...
Forum: New Owners 05-27-2018, 11:02 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 208
Posted By MicVelo
Well, did you pull the DTCs? OBDII is your friend...

Well, did you pull the DTCs? OBDII is your friend and ally.

And, any symptoms? Driveability or otherwise? You're gonna need to come up with more information than that to get any informed...
Forum: Media Share 05-26-2018, 05:13 PM
Replies: 8,605
Views: 639,092
Posted By MicVelo
Sorry, no 33 content here because it's been a RED...

Sorry, no 33 content here because it's been a RED weekend for me!

Had the roadster out and about yesterday.......
Forum: Brakes & Suspension 05-23-2018, 04:44 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,138
Posted By MicVelo
Can't say for sure.... now that I've thought back...

Can't say for sure.... now that I've thought back to all the wheels I've had on the car (embarrassed to admit how many sets :o), the most "aggressive" (wrong word but you get the idea) rear set I had...
Forum: 350Z Roadster 05-22-2018, 03:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 289
Posted By MicVelo
Don't think it was an option (could be wrong...)....

Don't think it was an option (could be wrong...). Most every other color I think it was available but not on red.

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Forum: 2003-2009 Nissan 350Z 05-18-2018, 06:57 AM
Replies: 158
Views: 15,048
Posted By MicVelo
I feel just the opposite.... gives me a better...

I feel just the opposite.... gives me a better appreciation for my car. I'd love to say to the owner of that thing, "Hey man, sorry about what happened to your Z..."

Laff....
Forum: Wheels & Tires 05-16-2018, 01:26 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 766
Posted By MicVelo
If they're not OE Z wheels, here's how to measure...

If they're not OE Z wheels, here's how to measure width and offset:

https://my350z.com/forum/wheels-and-tires/606968-back-to-basics-wheel-offset-pictorial-explanation-for-offset-novices.html
Forum: Wheels & Tires 05-16-2018, 07:07 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 766
Posted By MicVelo
Assuming stock wheels (8"F and 8 or 8.5"R...

Assuming stock wheels (8"F and 8 or 8.5"R depending which 18" OE wheels); those come with +30mm F and +30 or +33mm R offsets). Easy fitment would be to use 15mm spacers all around bringing "final"...
Forum: Wheels & Tires 05-15-2018, 04:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 382
Posted By MicVelo
A 275 is close to 1:1 wheel width to tread width....

A 275 is close to 1:1 wheel width to tread width. (266mm wheel to 275mm tire). It's fine.

Keep in mind the range of tire width to wheel for best performance. 90% to 120%. Outside of this range,...
Forum: Wheels & Tires 05-15-2018, 03:56 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 241
Posted By MicVelo
Depends on the situation. If there's evidence of...

Depends on the situation. If there's evidence of abuse (from anything, underinflation, hooning, misalignment, etc), a dealer/mfgr can refuse to honor the warranty but that's pretty rare. Usually what...
Forum: Brakes & Suspension (DIY) 05-14-2018, 11:31 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 226
Posted By MicVelo
Somehow doubt Auto Zone will carry them but it...

Somehow doubt Auto Zone will carry them but it looks like EBC and Ferodo have pads to fit

https://ebcbrakes.com/articles/pad-fitments-for-k-sport-calipers/

Or possibly you can get a x-ref...
Forum: Maintenance & Repair 05-10-2018, 04:43 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 462
Posted By MicVelo
Presuming you're referring to a 6MT. Redline...

Presuming you're referring to a 6MT.

Redline MT-85 (undiluted) is arguably the best fluid BECAUSE it is pretty much the only thing out there that has the proper blending of friction modifiers...
Forum: 2003-2009 Nissan 350Z 05-10-2018, 10:28 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,405
Posted By MicVelo
This ^^^ Here's another way to look at it...

This ^^^

Here's another way to look at it all from this simple chart of tire sizes applicable to the Z33 (only).

REFERENCE TIRES (OEM sizing with height in inches)

17" Sizes ...
Forum: New Owners 05-08-2018, 07:01 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 617
Posted By MicVelo
And did I poo the trigger? Nope, came to my...

And did I poo the trigger?

Nope, came to my senses. Hahahahahaha! :icon17:

I keed......
Forum: 2003-2009 Nissan 350Z 05-08-2018, 06:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 460
Posted By MicVelo
One of the things I've found with any type of...

One of the things I've found with any type of aftermarket tuning is the software is only as good as the person tuning it. What I mean by this is that it helps tremendously to actually have the car on...
Forum: Wheels & Tires 05-08-2018, 02:10 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 933
Posted By MicVelo
No one is worked up about it, just that 245 is a...

No one is worked up about it, just that 245 is a totally unsuitable tire size for 11" wide wheels. There's a "rule" that one should follow and that is to apply a tire size that is at least as wide...
Forum: 2003-2009 Nissan 350Z 05-07-2018, 05:55 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,405
Posted By MicVelo
Well, first off, the PNs you quoted are not for...

Well, first off, the PNs you quoted are not for 18" Touring wheels, these numbers correspond to the Base and Enthusiast 17s. And on those, I'd surmise that one PN is for the front 7.5" and the other...
Forum: Body, Interior, Exterior & Lighting (DIY) 05-05-2018, 11:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 4,590
Posted By MicVelo
Don't expect an answer.... OP hasn't been on in...

Don't expect an answer.... OP hasn't been on in four years. To the day almost.
Forum: Autocross/Road 05-04-2018, 06:46 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,580
Posted By MicVelo
There is a thread here that discusses that. I...

There is a thread here that discusses that. I think it was updated just this past week. (Not sure, didn't open it to know if it would help you.):
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