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Discussion in 'Straight 6 Development And Modification' started by FAT03L, Nov 27, 2011.

  1. FAT03L

    FAT03L New Member

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    Hey guys... I bought my VL (third one) last year. Since then I've spent a fair bit on it but its turned out to be great. I've recently converted it to 5-speed and want to get it going alot more. I know turbo diff (4.11) ratio and a tune is a good way to go but what after that besides the turbo because i am on my green ps for 2 years
     
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    a nice cam, xf throttle nody, the diff as you said and a tune. its will rip a nice skid then. Your probably better off saving your money and start building a turbo motor now to drop in for when you get you opens. The money it will cost you would be far better off spent for fututre mods if you plan on keeping the car. Do some diff work and exhaust and leave it at that till you get your opens. that way your diff will be ready for a turbo motor. Find out what other mods can be done to support a turbo conversion and run with them that way no money will be wasted.
     
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    calais24/7 Mucca Mad Boys

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    dont, exhaust is as far as id go, and maybe a lsd for those wet nights, but it really isnt worth it. Your better off being patient, building up a fkn good motor ready to drop in when your off your p's. I don't know how i'd be able to cope if act p's had restrictions lol. it would be to hard, i feel sorry yousee
     
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    first mod : Turbo lol
     
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    adjust ignition timing for 98pulp, advance cam timing one tooth (skyline settings) both cost nothing but a little time.

    improve rest of car untill you're ready for a turbo engine.
     
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    cheers guys.. building a turbo motor sounds like good fun although its gonna be hard not putting it in for 2 years
     
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    it would be worth it but. Do as said in the above posts and you will thank us one day for not wasting cash of usless mods.
     
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    walesy Aint no family cruiser!!!

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    building an engine doesnt happen overnight, but an engine and do it right, unless your swimming in cash that will take up alot of the 2 years, then get the VL looking and handling well, and some decent brakes, VL's have **** brakes (well all 7 of my vl's did even with disc rear)
     
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    I'd upload some photos to show you guys but the file size is too big.. Ive put a bigger fuel tank, slotted discs front and rear, resprayed the whole thing in and out, new hoses, 2.5inch catback, all original seats etc, new springs and shocks, 19 inch HSV rims... how do you upload images that have a larger file size?? :D
     
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    up load them to photo bucket then use them off photo bucket
     
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    Extractors, cat-back exhaust with good mufflers, advance timing to 14-15degrees base, cold air intake (don't just stick a pod filter on somewhere and call it done) then run it on 98RON, after that I wouldn't bother but next step would be a reground cam if you're that keen, but really, bang for buck is turbo. Can gets kits 'complete' for usually around $700 - $800 on eBay and forums, cheaper if you use china manifold/turbo etc. Expect to buy extra parts even from 'complete' kits such as oil/water drain/feed lines, banjo bolts, dump/front pipe etc.
     
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    Are u using the brake fluid and don't have the car running when ya bleed the brakes use ya foot muscles
     
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    if you are real keen you could rip the cylinder head off and get some port work done. Usually livens these things up a bit, will cost you reasonable $$ though for a decent job though. But it won't be wasted on a turbo engine if you decide to go that way later
     
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    **** thats tidy bro..
     
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    Dont waste your money on engine mods :
    Just clean up and strengthen the car for that Turbo engine ..
    The straight six nissan engine is a marvel , even stock .
    But seriously , spend your money on mods to strengthen the car , some VL's are developing over 1000 horse power ( Turbo )
    Plan ahead and be happy , very happy a couple of years from now .
     
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    sleepa Shiny...

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    I think he may be off he's P's by now.
     
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    Nice dig but if that's the case then RB25/30 turbo FTW...
     

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