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Old 12-03-2010, 05:27 PM   #101
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I have an '07 350Z. I get an average of 13mpg on street and around 17-19mpg on freeway.
My wifes 08 FX35 got a whole lot better mileage than that. You must have a heavy right foot or forget to release the parking brake a bunch.


Why did you drop the GRM idea for the build? Can't phony up some cheap receipts?
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Old 12-03-2010, 05:40 PM   #102
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My wifes 08 FX35 got a whole lot better mileage than that. You must have a heavy right foot or forget to release the parking brake a bunch.


Why did you drop the GRM idea for the build? Can't phony up some cheap receipts?
Nope, I actually have them somewhere. More of the fact that the 323 GTX came along for a deal I could NOT pass up. To not make my wife hate me, I decided to sell the miata for the GRM build and eventually decided to put that drivetrain into my track car. Something fun to build basically.

Plus, I've been involved in a winning GRM build, been down there twice and will go again. So I'm in no rush.
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hi dave.
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Old 12-05-2010, 01:14 PM   #104
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Old 12-05-2010, 10:32 PM   #105
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Hey buddy

You shoulda come up and helped me gut the GTX today... it was a BITCH... had to cut/grind/hammer stuff off
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Old 12-13-2010, 11:41 PM   #106
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Speed up this build! Looking sweet so far!

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Old 12-13-2010, 11:51 PM   #107
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Digging in should begin in the new year.
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Old 12-15-2010, 09:21 PM   #108
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The new aero bits that eventually go on. Just for fun, the old APR GTU wing in the middle.



Wing is a Buddy Club GT wing with the risers modified for an extra 5" in height. I will probably replace the endplates with something larger.
Lotus diffuser underpanel.
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diffuser is sweet
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Where the heck did you find that diffuser?
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Old 12-16-2010, 10:53 AM   #111
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Where the heck did you find that diffuser?
Partial trade with Aaron. Got rid of one of my spare 1.6ls. Its just a standard lotus piece... should give me a simple bit of additional aero back there. Makes it easier to be lazy also
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i just finished installing a lotus diffuser on my car, had to cut a much bigger hole for the exhaust than i would have liked, but thought I would ask, how much you think it will actually help as a standalone under-body piece (meaning not in conjunction with full under-body paneling?)

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Old 01-03-2011, 12:55 AM   #113
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i just finished installing a lotus diffuser on my car, had to cut a much bigger hole for the exhaust than i would have liked, but thought I would ask, how much you think it will actually help as a standalone under-body piece (meaning not in conjunction with full under-body paneling?)

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Honestly not a clue, I learn by doing/testing/guestimating. It'll be towards the end of everything.
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I want engine bay shots and more info on the uprev
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I want engine bay shots and more info on the uprev
So do I. Haven't gotten back into it yet. Have a few things to do before I can start (ie: other small house/gtx projects).

UpRev basically just fixes the security by removing it (along with tweaking/customizing the tune), allowing me to use the ecu like any other. I still have to setup relays and customize the engine harness, but its alot simpler with security components.
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Great, I love Biplanes go for it ...
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Oh, I understand the uprev but when I looked into about year and a half ago they weren't offereing a stand set up.

So I dropped the idea. I have swapped a nissan motor with consult three just took a lot of time in wiring the factory security in.

But I am really hoping on some engine bay shots maybe sub frame this swap shouldn't be that bad and have great power to weight.

I may follow in your footsteps with one of these engines sitting in a friends garage with 29k on it
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I had every intention of doing this swap. But, started tearing into the engine that I bought and discovered that number 2cyl had spun a rod berring. Messed up the crank and the rod pretty bad. So, if u need any parts man just let me know. I've got alot of stuff for this swap.
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lotus diffuser i miss you :(
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I have an '07 350Z. I get an average of 13mpg on street and around 17-19mpg on freeway.
and the car weighs 3300 pounds...

This is a cool and different and Splitime always goes apeshit with fabrication so I'm looking forward to the finished project.
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