Posted 25 September 2012 - 09:02 PM
Posted 03 October 2012 - 07:15 PM
got under the car and had a bit of a look at my cv joint on the passenger side and discovered this (i knew it was damaged but didnt realise how badly exactly haha)
how it was after i took it out lol
these are on the way
r33 gtr cv joints with modified s14 half shafts
and also have r32 gtr rear hubs.
Hopefully that sorts out the problem of cvs that are wanting to fly apart all the time.
Edited by DRE20, 01 December 2012 - 10:22 AM.
Posted 09 October 2012 - 05:23 PM
Posted 03 November 2012 - 11:34 AM
Bit of a big update.
Decided to change from standard s14 cv's over to R33 GTR cv's, not because i wanted to but basically i needed too due to the standard passenger side (the short cv) developing a pretty nasty tear and a bit of a rattle when WOT.
So here's the story.
I bought new modified half shafts
turns out the passenger side half shaft was 11mm too long, so i needed to get it onto a lathe and trim the end of it off (the reason it was too long is because i have a nismo gt pro 1.5 way lsd which is actually out of an s15, also the thickness of these shafts is 31mm)
here we are putting a little taper on the end so it mates into the diff nicely
I put GTR hubs in it aswell so the GTR CV's would work with my setup, i didnt put the GTR Knuckles in even though i wanted too as they are made of alloy and nice and light because some of the bushes were f**ked and untill i can find new ones im not interested in them for now
so anyways, I got the cv and stub axle/half shaft put into the car, bolted the arms and shock back onto the hub, put the wheel on and done the nuts up, they drove the car down the street and first bump the car went over, the stub axle completely pops out of the diff.
GTR Driverside cv is overall 40mm shorter then stock s14 cv from driverside.
So We decided to make a spacer to go between the stub axle and the cv
and, while i was at it, tore that cv joint apart and changed grease in it and put it all back together good as new, also had the bearing casing of the cv bead blasted, good as new
Next up was getting car on hoist and turning my diff torque setting to low as it was on high,
then installing spacer and cv and stub axle and hub and bolting it all together and Road testing..
Rear end should be sorted now, the car is a million times better to drive, it likes to turn corners now, the diff noises have literally gone thanks to turning that nut to the left to loosen it up, And all the low speed shuddering of the whole car have disappeared thanks to the GTR cv's. Money well spent.
Edited by DRE20, 03 November 2012 - 11:37 AM.
Posted 09 November 2012 - 11:54 PM
Definitely don't lose motivation man if I had my shit together I'd love to go thru what you're going thru, you've made this thing awesome since the start guess the hiccups are expected every now and then right?
Man I gotta hit up a diff lollol
Posted 10 November 2012 - 11:26 AM
I was abit skeptical of the gtr cv changeover at first because they didnt fit like the dumbass who i bought all the gear from said they would, but me and some mates worked it out and got it done, I'm so glad we did, the difference is truely amazing, the diff is so much quieter, at really low revs and speed like under 40 the car doesnt jolt back and forwards anymore, it actually turns corners really well, it slides pretty good still too even though the torque setting is on low...
While we had the rear end apart we changed the rear main oil seal in the gearbox too because that was leaking and i put redline lightweight shockproof oil in the box and diff, the box is sooo much nicer now too, no more stiffness trying to get into gears, doesn slightly crunch quick changing from 3rd to 4th..
Next project is one of the new plazmaman intake plenums, There's a guy on here, SR20JOEL, Who's just had his all rebuilt and put one of these plenums on his and it make 20kw atw extra just by putting on the plenum so there's abit of inspiration for me to get that one, i was looking at them when they first came out thinking how f**king PORN they look also but didnt want to get one straight up as they hadnt done any testing on them, but seeing Joel's s13, im hell keen for one! I'll get a retune aswell and more boost and see how far i can push this setup before i max out injectors or fuel pump or it starts to knock... Will be interesting now that my motor is nicely run in.
Also have replaced my speedo sender unit on my gearbox so i now have a functioning speedometer. Winning! haha
As for coilovers, Ive got my eye on some silkroads, but im a little unsure about coilovers, theres so many different varied opinions on them, i want something that has height and damper adjustment, ill need camber adjustment for the front aswell but i want something thats good for drag racing as i dont really drift but at the same time it needs to be nice to drive on the street.. So thats basically where im at with that one..
And yes dude get a diff, they are so worth the money, Your traction levels raise HEAPS and they are pretty good for drifting obviously... Well and truel worth the money i reckon.
Posted 16 November 2012 - 12:56 PM
pics for proof.
what a f**king shambles. See the black mark?
a close up of the hole in the dump pipe
Edited by DRE20, 01 December 2012 - 10:30 AM.
Posted 16 November 2012 - 01:42 PM
Posted 16 November 2012 - 02:26 PM
Posted 16 November 2012 - 03:15 PM
At least you found one potential issue mate Go over your intercooler piping and check the joiners for cracks. If your pedantic take it to a workshop and get them to do a smoke test. Otherwise there's a bike inner tube trick I've heard of but I can't remember how it's done.
Nice car and power by the way.
Posted 24 November 2012 - 08:56 AM
Old shit leads
my favourite shot
Edited by DRE20, 24 November 2012 - 08:58 AM.
Posted 25 November 2012 - 01:50 AM
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Posted 02 December 2012 - 09:34 AM
Thats shithouse. I'd be pissed if I were you...
Posted 05 December 2012 - 02:14 PM
Posted 05 December 2012 - 02:27 PM
I was just thinking the same?
Posted 05 December 2012 - 03:17 PM