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#21 Chubbs

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Posted 24 January 2017 - 01:51 PM

Are your LED sidelights really bright? If so, where did you get them? If not, don't worry. It's the one mod I need to carry out, when the weather gets  bit warmer. But I'm only going to swap them for obscenely bright ones.


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Posted 24 January 2017 - 04:51 PM

Are your LED sidelights really bright? If so, where did you get them? If not, don't worry. It's the one mod I need to carry out, when the weather gets  bit warmer. But I'm only going to swap them for obscenely bright ones.

Yeah they are pretty bright, they use the newer COB style light panels. I made some custom DRLs for my old 350 and the panels I used were so bright you could hardly look at them directly :)


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Posted 31 January 2017 - 12:31 PM

Mini update as been pretty busy lately, life gets in the way of messing with the car  :surrender:

Went back to get the PPF wrap finished up and had a sun strip fitted at the same time, just using the same tint level as the windows. Also set about removing the rear wiper as it's some what of an eye sore!!

 

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Posted 31 January 2017 - 10:03 PM

Liking the wiper delete and rear light mod. Slick.

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Posted 01 February 2017 - 05:55 AM

Wow I have only just caught up with this thread.  Lots of work mate.  I always thought the V2 Nismo came with a Red Start Button - you learn something every day.

 

The Wing mirror stickers are the same ones I have from ebay - I still love them.  I like the Arch removal from the front think that works well.  Side lights are awsome.  And Rear wiper removal - is something which I had never seen before - the US disn't have them in the V1 as standard. 

 

We must open a thread of gaurdians in the centre cup holder.... Nice Lion.

 

Great work!


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Posted 01 February 2017 - 07:21 AM

:clap:  I love it, great work B) 


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Posted 01 February 2017 - 08:06 AM

good work looks nice



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Posted 01 February 2017 - 01:38 PM

Thanks folks. My lion is well travelled now, been with me for many cars. This is however 'Rory V2' as I think when I sold one of my old cars I left Rory v1 in there!!  :shutup:

 

The rear wiper mod is typically one of the first things I do. Removed it from all 3 of my Zed's over the years, really helps clean up the lines of the boot. It is however a real PITA this time of year. But you can't but a price on looking good  :D


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Posted 20 February 2017 - 09:41 AM

Post weekend update!
Spent Saturday afternoon and pretty much all of Sunday working on the car, starting to get through the items I have been stock piling at the office. Not many left now!  Had a good time working on the car, even if it was a little frustrating on Sunday.
 
Saturday.
Start with the easy job - clean and install some K&N drop in filters. Bought them from a member before Christmas, in great condition. Hopefully get a little improvement whilst retaining the stock air boxes.
 
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Next up I took a gamble on a DAB module from Nissan. Another Nismo owner local to me bought one and said it works well with the stock Nav system. It didn't look like 'too' big of a job, so I set about getting to work. Removing all the centre console and stereo components was pretty straight forward, along with the A pillar for the arial wires.
 
I took this opportunity to fit the hardwire kit for my cash cam also (looks so much better now without wires dangling infront of any passengers). It runs down the passenger side A Pillar, under the footwell and crosses to the driver side fuse box. I have piggy backed off the cigarette power fuse so the camera comes on with ignition :) 
 
The initial install of the DAB unit went very smoothly and everything seems to be working great. So I set about putting the car back together, which may have been a little premature. As on the drive to work this morning I kept getting drops in signal, then after a while it just stopped all together. So I will need to revisit this at the weekend. 
 
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Sunday.
Early start as I wanted to install sound proofing to the boot floor and wheel arches. The road noise from the Nismo seems just as bad as my old 370 despite Nissan adding 'improvements' over the years. So I ordered up some 2mm alu sheets along with a load of 6mm sheets of closed cell foam. The boot panels all came out pretty easily and I made a pile in the living room.
 
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It didn't take long for curiosity to get to the better of these 2! They had a great time :)
 
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Then I had a quick brain wave....oh, whilst the boot is empty I can 'quickly' install the LED fog light I ordered ages ago. So I grabbed it from the man cave and set about removing the old fog light. No pictures of this as it's been done to death on the forums. I got the new unit fitted nice and easy, then ran the cables up to the rear light so I could tap into the wires. Feeding these cables took far too long and cut my hands to shreds, but we got there in the end. A quick test of the fog light showed no signs of life and after much faff I figured I'd blown a fuse. So took the fog light back out (and wiring) and checked wires, footwell fuses, even the IPDM in the engine! All good.....
 
So I had some lunch, when I came back the wires were working as expected!! No idea how or why, so I set about re-installing the running cables (again, hands...pain etc). I got it all wires up just as the light started to fade and things almost* worked as expected. That will do for today!
 
No lights on, just smoked rear fog
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Side light
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Fog light
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Reverse light
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My original plan and wiring diagrams (scrap of paper!) was to use the brighter red light for both brake and fog. Using 2 diodes it is a pretty easy circuit. However once I had it all wired up on the car the fog light would not work correctly. Brakes were fine and the fog would light up bright red on pedal press. But when turning on the fog light it the bright red would come on for a second, then turn off (even though the fog light was on, on the dash). So I whipped out the diodes and will run foglight only for now until I workout how to bring the brake lights back in.
 
All in all, a good weekend, just need to work out whats up the DAB module.
 
Cheers, Matt :D

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Posted 20 February 2017 - 09:51 AM

WHO HAS BEEN A BUSY BOY THEN... I THOUGHT I HAD DONE ENOUGH

WHEN WILL YOU STOP

WHERE ABOUTS ARE YOU


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Posted 20 February 2017 - 10:05 AM

Some never stop, some say they will never start, they lie :lol:

 

Fantastic work Matt   :thumbs:


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Posted 20 February 2017 - 03:22 PM

Thanks guys, plenty more to come over the coming months. Car is off to Westover Nissan Wednesday for a 1,500mile oil change. Then I am taking it for a fun drive! :)

 

I'm based down near 'sunny' Bournemouth. Hopefully the sun will come back soon, it's been a while!


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Posted 20 February 2017 - 06:48 PM

Good work Matt!



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Posted 21 February 2017 - 07:48 PM

Cheers David. Looking forward to having a catch up soon and a nose at the GTR :D

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Posted 12 April 2017 - 10:01 AM

I've been a tad quiet on here lately so high time for another update here. Not had much time to do much to the car for a month or so as been busy with work and general ‘stuff’. But 2 good jobs have been done so here are some pics.

 

First up I managed to complete the sound proofing in the boot area. It hasn’t made a massive difference, but certainly helped reduce the general road noise when cruising at 40+. Don’t get me wrong the car is still very loud, but every little helps as they say!

I went for the two layer approach using both 2mm Silent coat tiles, and 8mm (I think) mass loaded tiles. Took a few hours start to finish and everything went back to gather as expected -  some panels were a squeeze though as there was an extra ~10mm of stuff between them and the car.

The boot area is now pretty good for sound levels, but it has now made me more aware of other cabin areas that need further sound proofing. Such as the footwells and under seat etc. So when I have some money I’ll continue working through the car to reduce road noise. It does add weight but I think it is offset by the comfort levels.

 

Stripped out

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Step 1

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Step2

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The miles are certainly racking up on the Nismo now. Took a trip ‘Up North’ to the JAE Reps meeting in P’boro, then up to visit family in Nottingham. The following weekend saw us take a trip near enough to Doncaster to get view (and purchase) a new car for the SO. Here they both are parked up together on the way home. A very tasty (and very rare) White Evo X with manual gearbox. Comes loaded with plenty of carbon extras, and a remap. The only snag is it makes the Nismo look like it has cream paintwork :/

 

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Next up was to fit the Berk Tech exhaust I’ve had at home for a while now. I had the centre pipes repaired as there was a crack on one of the welds, gave it a quick polish and it was good go!

 

Load up the car (Snug!!)

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Up on the ramps

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Back on the deck

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My initial plan was to return Gizmo to OEM Cats, and just run the CBE exhaust. However time was not on our side last night so we took a vote and the ART Pipes are still on the car, along with the shiny Berk CBE.

From the garage to home is around 15 miles……yet some how my drive home last night was almost 70 miles :lol:

 

On idle, gentle driving and motorway cruising the setup sounds incredible. Then under WOT the sound is insane! Super loud and gives a sound to match the looks! I need to live with this for a few weeks just to see how I get on as it’s certainly loud! I’ll try and grab some videos once I bust out the GoPro :D Off home to Wales for Easter so this will give some good seat time to see how the volume is.

 

However for now it is very addictive. I am leaving the car in gear for far longer whilst driving around just to make noise. It will no doubt hamper my MPG’s but that’s not why we buy these cars!

 


That’s all for now, thanks. Matt :D


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Posted 12 April 2017 - 04:53 PM

Did you ever get the DAB unit to work properly? 

 

Must say your mods are going really well.


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Posted 12 April 2017 - 09:41 PM

Thanks Chubbs.
Yes DAB is running well now. I originally (and stupidly) ran the DAB signal wire right next to my dash cam power cable as I installed them at the same time.
I've now run the camera power down the other side of the windscreen and all is well :)

Just back home from installing the first mod in unsure of! Will grab pictures on the morning but I'm not sold on the idea yet.
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Posted 13 April 2017 - 06:02 AM

Thanks Chubbs.
Yes DAB is running well now. I originally (and stupidly) ran the DAB signal wire right next to my dash cam power cable as I installed them at the same time.
I've now run the camera power down the other side of the windscreen and all is well :)

Just back home from installing the first mod in unsure of! Will grab pictures on the morning but I'm not sold on the idea yet.

 

Thanks Matt - how hard would you say it is to install the DAB unit? Is it just a matter of removing the stereo, running the antenna somewhere and plugging the unit in? Or is there more to it than that?

 

And thanks for the tease! Can't wait to see the 'first mod I'm unsure of'. Maybe you could make us guess what it is. :) Furry dice?


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Posted 13 April 2017 - 08:10 AM

 

Thanks Matt - how hard would you say it is to install the DAB unit? Is it just a matter of removing the stereo, running the antenna somewhere and plugging the unit in? Or is there more to it than that?

 

And thanks for the tease! Can't wait to see the 'first mod I'm unsure of'. Maybe you could make us guess what it is. :) Furry dice?

 

DAB was pretty painless to be honest, if you know your way around removing trim without damaging clips etc then it's a few hours.

The few tricky (PITA) points of the install were:

  • Removing the A pillar trim to run the cable
  • Run the cable up behind the stereo
  • Fitting the stereo and screen back flush again, with the extra cubbins and cables now behind it that weren't there before!

 

Amusing idea on the new mod! OK, first clue....it is Nismo related and cost less than £30 delivered.


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Posted 13 April 2017 - 11:36 AM

This has to be the most modified new car I have ever seen.  I am truly impressed with how you are getting stuck into making it your own.  Love to hear the Zoorst at some point.


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