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Forum: 350Z Roadster Today, 06:07 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 158
Posted By dkmura
Coupe and ZR doors are interchangeable.

Coupe and ZR doors are interchangeable.
Forum: 2003-2009 Nissan 350Z Today, 05:47 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 667
Posted By dkmura
As a third generation Japanese American, I beg to...

As a third generation Japanese American, I beg to differ. No matter whether it's in "common" or "broad" use, the term 'Jap' remains offensive to me. Not calling you racist by any means, but...
Forum: Autocross/Road Yesterday, 07:32 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 871
Posted By dkmura
One of the goals this past weekend was to bring a...

One of the goals this past weekend was to bring a camera with me to get pics and video of races this season. I purchased a new Garmin VIRB camera, assembled and powered it up. On Saturday, I got the...
Forum: Feedback & Suggestions for Our Forum Yesterday, 07:19 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 142
Posted By dkmura
Welcome- you posted in the wrong forum for a WTB...

Welcome- you posted in the wrong forum for a WTB ad. Check out the private classifieds sections for engine components and look for the sticky WTB thread posted at the top. Here's a link:...
Forum: 2003-2009 Nissan 350Z Yesterday, 06:37 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 667
Posted By dkmura
Completely disagree- the only reason Nissan...

Completely disagree- the only reason Nissan survived to become a leading car company was the alliance with Renault. Without additional funding in the 90's, Nissan would be but a footnote in history....
Forum: Autocross/Road 04-24-2018, 05:57 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 871
Posted By dkmura
Woops- should have mentioned the cam position...

Woops- should have mentioned the cam position sensor, together with spare brake rotors and spare LSD diff with wheel speed sensors. Only had to replace the CPS once, but it cost me heavily when it...
Forum: Autocross/Road 04-23-2018, 05:23 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 871
Posted By dkmura
On the way back from Topeka, so I'll try to...

On the way back from Topeka, so I'll try to answer best I can. The Z33 is really a tough machine and doesn't have any "high failure" items per se. But I always carry a fresh front and rear hub and...
Forum: Maintenance & Repair 04-20-2018, 06:34 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 205
Posted By dkmura
Sounds like a worn throwout bearing.

Sounds like a worn throwout bearing.
Forum: Wheels Tires 04-19-2018, 01:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 292
Posted By dkmura
As a mod, I usually have no say in how much...

As a mod, I usually have no say in how much people sell their items for. But knowing how much Z33 alloys usually go for, and with worn, but decent snow tires mounted on them, I think $350 sounds fine.
Forum: Wheels Tires 04-19-2018, 06:19 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 292
Posted By dkmura
As one who has seen far too many winter shunts in...

As one who has seen far too many winter shunts in the DC/VA/MD area, props to you for having the insight to actually buy and use winter tires. GLWS
Forum: Autocross/Road 04-18-2018, 07:40 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 871
Posted By dkmura
There's a good question! But I'm on the road to...

There's a good question! But I'm on the road to Topeka and tired from the drive, so I'll try to answer it later when not so tired...
Forum: Drivetrain 04-17-2018, 04:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 323
Posted By dkmura
Thanks for posting the specs. I have used ARP...

Thanks for posting the specs. I have used ARP studs on my Z racecar almost a decade ago and they've stood up to the harshest of conditions. Highly recommended- GLWS.
Forum: NISMO 350Z 04-17-2018, 03:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 262
Posted By dkmura
Welcome and that's a nice NISMO Z you purchased....

Welcome and that's a nice NISMO Z you purchased. Now, spend some money at a high-performance driving school to learn how to drive it well!
Forum: Drivetrain 04-17-2018, 03:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 323
Posted By dkmura
What's the thread pitch and stud length on those...

What's the thread pitch and stud length on those ARPs?
Forum: Zs & Gs For Sale 04-16-2018, 05:32 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,133
Posted By dkmura
Great- hope the next owner will be a valued...

Great- hope the next owner will be a valued member of this board.
Forum: Exterior & Interior 04-16-2018, 02:27 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 196
Posted By dkmura
No- the twin intakes and taller height of the...

No- the twin intakes and taller height of the HR-powered Zs require the hood bulge.
Forum: 2003-2009 Nissan 350Z 04-16-2018, 10:22 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 594
Posted By dkmura
Yes, that's usually true. But unless you have...

Yes, that's usually true. But unless you have access to a skid pad or race course, it's hard to really say. However, if you're using the OEM (non-adjustable) end links, there's likely significant...
Forum: 2003-2009 Nissan 350Z 04-16-2018, 10:13 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 594
Posted By dkmura
Ah, that's a big omission from your original...

Ah, that's a big omission from your original post. A quaife LSD can bite hard and transfer power abruptly. That could be a significant factor in snap oversteer. My street Z still uses the VLSD and is...
Forum: 2003-2009 Nissan 350Z 04-16-2018, 05:46 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 594
Posted By dkmura
Welcome and thanks for posting so much info on...

Welcome and thanks for posting so much info on your suspension setup. While I have no experience with the S-Tune shock/spring package, I'm surprised to learn you have so much oversteer with your...
Forum: Autocross/Road 04-15-2018, 06:31 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 871
Posted By dkmura
Well, the latest news from across the country is...

Well, the latest news from across the country is that winter isn't done with us yet. The next storm will bring rain and snow later this week to Colorado. I'll be driving my rig solo about 400 miles...
Forum: Zs & Gs For Sale 04-13-2018, 01:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,133
Posted By dkmura
The 350Z did not offer syncro-rev match as an...

The 350Z did not offer syncro-rev match as an option.
Forum: 2003-2009 Nissan 350Z 04-13-2018, 06:50 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 622
Posted By dkmura
^^Agree completely with SQualZ^^ I'll also...

^^Agree completely with SQualZ^^

I'll also add that ANY year Z is only as good (or as bad) as the previous owners have treated it. Regular scheduled maintenance and prompt repair of any damage...
Forum: 2009+ 370Z 04-12-2018, 07:42 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 196
Posted By dkmura
My thoughts are the same as any used car. Find...

My thoughts are the same as any used car. Find and pay an experienced tech to do a full mechanical assessment of the car. That's money well-spent...
Forum: Autocross/Road 04-12-2018, 07:39 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 438
Posted By dkmura
It's a helper spring for your clutch! I have...

It's a helper spring for your clutch! I have helper springs from Eibach being used with the 2812 Konis in a road race application.
Forum: 2009+ 370Z 04-12-2018, 07:35 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 371
Posted By dkmura
Wow- I don't know about "money shift", but a...

Wow- I don't know about "money shift", but a missed downshift from fourth to second is significant. The question is: what can you do about it? The idle might be one clue, but depending on whether...
Forum: Autocross/Road 04-10-2018, 05:59 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 871
Posted By dkmura
Hah- this is what happens with an SCCA rules...

Hah- this is what happens with an SCCA rules change. Both the front and rear wheels (Enkei RPF-1 and PF-1, respectively) used to be my fronts, but the change to smaller (245 max) tires meant I must...
Forum: Autocross/Road 04-09-2018, 05:46 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 871
Posted By dkmura
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As displayed at the Denver Auto Show last week...
Forum: Autocross/Road 04-09-2018, 05:43 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 871
Posted By dkmura
Just finished entering the Topeka Motorsports...

Just finished entering the Topeka Motorsports Park Majors in Kansas in two weeks. So far, it looks like I'll have two Porsches to race with in class Touring 3. We're in the big bore sedan group, with...
Forum: Wheels & Tires 04-09-2018, 09:00 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 422
Posted By dkmura
Thanks again, BigBlue. Recovered and ready to...

Thanks again, BigBlue. Recovered and ready to start the race season.
Forum: 2003-2009 Nissan 350Z 04-09-2018, 06:25 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 296
Posted By dkmura
Unless I'm racing a car equipped with a dog-ring...

Unless I'm racing a car equipped with a dog-ring gearbox, I don't power shift, even at the start of a race when gaining position is critical. In particular, the beautifully built syncromesh 6-speed...
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