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Forum: 370Z Engine & Drivetrain Yesterday, 05:41 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 294
Posted By dkmura
There's a code (or two or three) in there. What...

There's a code (or two or three) in there. What brands of code readers have you been using? Also, anytime you post a repair question, it helps to include year, model and mileage of your Z.

My...
Forum: New Owners 10-18-2017, 03:18 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 782
Posted By dkmura
The BOLD comment was what I was suggesting....

The BOLD comment was what I was suggesting. Consider an 18 X 9.0 (or even 9.5") wheel like the Enkei RPF-1 with a sticky 275 or 285 tire. Good bite and light weight make for quick acceleration.

As...
Forum: Exterior & Interior 10-16-2017, 07:39 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 469
Posted By dkmura
Not that the OP cares, since he's left the...

Not that the OP cares, since he's left the discussion, but his original question was: "if anyone knows of some good seats for 38(0)-40(0) throw them down. price range is around 400 with...
Forum: Intake Exhaust 10-15-2017, 11:39 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 300
Posted By dkmura
Think twice before adding test pipes, as they...

Think twice before adding test pipes, as they will make your existing exhaust MUCH louder!
Forum: 2003-2009 Nissan 350Z 10-14-2017, 09:13 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 698
Posted By dkmura
I've met Judy Fast, since she ran a racetrack in...

I've met Judy Fast, since she ran a racetrack in Colorado for a number of years. Her classes have a positive reputation, although I've never been to one. Which track is she working out of?

Also,...
Forum: 2003-2009 Nissan 350Z 10-13-2017, 06:04 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 698
Posted By dkmura
Depending on where you live in Iowa, Raceway Park...

Depending on where you live in Iowa, Raceway Park of the Midlands might be an option (http://www.racewayparkofthemidlands.com/site/Home). It's a mostly flat, but very challenging road circuit near...
Forum: 2003-2009 Nissan 350Z 10-12-2017, 11:55 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 698
Posted By dkmura
Good stuff in this thread. It's refreshing when...

Good stuff in this thread. It's refreshing when driving techniques or philosophies are being discussed rather than ""help me fix my BROKE car". And rather than talk about modding your Z, why not...
Forum: 2003-2009 Nissan 350Z 10-10-2017, 07:51 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 698
Posted By dkmura
First off, taking a turn at high speed reduces...

First off, taking a turn at high speed reduces your options of "throttling out of it". The factory handling setup of the Z33 is set to understeer, or "push" in NASCAR speak. This is desirable for...
Forum: Engine & Drivetrain 10-10-2017, 12:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 369
Posted By dkmura
There are no production, off-the-shelf dogring...

There are no production, off-the-shelf dogring gearboxes for the VQ. Of course, there are a host of race gearboxes with straight-cut gears available from Hewland, Quaife, ZF and others, but you'll...
Forum: 2003-2009 Nissan 350Z 10-10-2017, 07:25 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 490
Posted By dkmura
Pre-order Anniversary and Retrospecive

Itís been 15 years since I first took delivery of my pre-order Redline track model back in 2002. What a wonderful experience itís been! While Iím old enough to remember when the 240Z was first...
Forum: Brakes & Suspension 10-07-2017, 10:40 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 421
Posted By dkmura
What the hell are you asking?

What the hell are you asking?
Forum: Brakes & Suspension 10-06-2017, 02:34 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 629
Posted By dkmura
Glad you had success with all the suggestions and...

Glad you had success with all the suggestions and remember that the swaybar adjustment may -change throughout the year. For example, stiffer settings in the front bar may make the car understeer in...
Forum: Brakes & Suspension 10-06-2017, 07:07 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 808
Posted By dkmura
ADD #4: In a world of sportcars where other makes...

ADD #4: In a world of sportcars where other makes and models have to go to an aftermarket strut bar to improve performance, members of this board want to delete theirs. Nissan did a lot of research...
Forum: NISMO 350Z 10-02-2017, 05:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 380
Posted By dkmura
And you got it!

And you got it!
Forum: Maintenance & Repair 10-02-2017, 06:34 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 730
Posted By dkmura
You're fortunate that the engine still runs and...

You're fortunate that the engine still runs and will need to get it up to temperature and allow the internal galleys and ancillary systems to dry out. Maybe allow it to idle for awhile before taking...
Forum: 2003-2009 Nissan 350Z 10-01-2017, 06:17 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 707
Posted By dkmura
Actually, it's always a bit sad when the answer...

Actually, it's always a bit sad when the answer is to SEARCH before asking on a board and being spoon fed the answer.
Forum: Engine & Drivetrain 09-30-2017, 01:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 383
Posted By dkmura
Welcome, but this is a case of learning how to...

Welcome, but this is a case of learning how to size up a car on your own. Start by taking a close and detailed look at the factory service book that came with the car. Doesn't have one? Well, that's...
Forum: Tuning 09-27-2017, 04:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 335
Posted By dkmura
Sorry to say, with a CAI and bigger exhaust,...

Sorry to say, with a CAI and bigger exhaust, you're not looking at much a gain. Expect 7-10 HP at best and that's after multiple pulls and a tuner who knows how to use UpRev Osiris. Cost will be over...
Forum: 2003-2009 Nissan 350Z 09-27-2017, 06:37 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 621
Posted By dkmura
Welcome- "cheap" and "racing seats" do not go...

Welcome- "cheap" and "racing seats" do not go together. If you want a lower seat position, the best route is to get some custom seat rails built, but that'll cost $$. Cheap out on this and you'll...
Forum: New Owners 09-26-2017, 07:54 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 742
Posted By dkmura
Welcome Zade K and you already have my respect...

Welcome Zade K and you already have my respect for SEARCHING for answers! Nice Z and we'd love to hear more about driving in Lebanon (what are the roads like? Speed limits? Any track days at the...
Forum: NISMO 350Z 09-25-2017, 05:21 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 515
Posted By dkmura
Welcome- and take care of that NISMO Z. It's a...

Welcome- and take care of that NISMO Z. It's a rare and beautiful car.
Forum: Brakes & Suspension 09-22-2017, 07:53 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 347
Posted By dkmura
While I have experience at Summit Point Raceway...

While I have experience at Summit Point Raceway (SPR), it's been years since I raced there. More importantly, I've never used Carbotech and have no realistic suggestions on which compound to use. It...
Forum: Cleaning & Detailing 09-22-2017, 06:00 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 379
Posted By dkmura
The problem with water is it'll freeze and form...

The problem with water is it'll freeze and form ice crystals in the polish. After much searching, I found a way to send a message asking for some advice on nano-polish. Eagle One has been...
Forum: 2003-2009 Nissan 350Z 09-21-2017, 02:40 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 856
Posted By dkmura
Welcome and that's quite the list you have to...

Welcome and that's quite the list you have to start out. One thing to note from your review of past Z33 info is that some research remains valid from years past simply b/c it still works. After...
Forum: NA Builds 09-19-2017, 10:52 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,057
Posted By dkmura
Option 4: assess and rebuild current engine. Farm...

Option 4: assess and rebuild current engine. Farm out the work you cannot do (headwork, mag crank, etc.), but put your hands on honing cylinders, re-ringing pistons and the like before reassembly....
Forum: Brakes & Suspension 09-16-2017, 05:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 373
Posted By dkmura
Assuming you're referring to the front a-arm...

Assuming you're referring to the front a-arm bushings. As far as control arm bushings go, do a little research and find the best bushing set for your needs. Also, if you're waiting for your springs...
Forum: Engine & Drivetrain 09-13-2017, 01:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 408
Posted By dkmura
Welcome, but I doubt you'll find many members who...

Welcome, but I doubt you'll find many members who have to training and expertise to help you with a wiring issue. Your best bet Is to hire a trained Nissan tech to help you with such an issue.
Forum: 2003-2009 Nissan 350Z 09-12-2017, 12:11 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,252
Posted By dkmura
At 160K, your VQ has seen a lot of action. Adding...

At 160K, your VQ has seen a lot of action. Adding a welded diff (even with a standard clutch) and drifting all weekend is sure to put considerable stress on your powertrain. Count me as one who is...
Forum: Maintenance & Repair 09-08-2017, 06:00 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 645
Posted By dkmura
Rather than solicit guesses, put the car up on...

Rather than solicit guesses, put the car up on jack stands and check the exhaust fittings. Since the sound only appears off-throttle, I'd GUESS that there's a joint or fastener loose.

This is...
Forum: Brakes & Suspension 09-04-2017, 09:36 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 404
Posted By dkmura
While I'm not a Carbotech user, it's hard to...

While I'm not a Carbotech user, it's hard to comment on "sparks and stuff that come off" while using Brembo brakes. In normal use, monoblock brakes DO squeal, but sparks and glowing rotors, no. BTW-...
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