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About Rhino-ACT

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    Australia ACT
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    Nissan Silvia
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    180sx
  1. Black 180sx Stolen in Canberra 22 May 2016

    Did you ever find your car? I noticed on facebook 2 other 180s getting stolen in the last few weeks in Canberra. And since there's only like 8 on carsales for all of australia, that's got to be a very significant percentage of them that get stolen. I reckon if we find out who stole them, they should be fair game for whatever we want to do to them. Stealing a camry is one thing, but stealing someone's car that they pour their life and all their money and hundreds of hours of their time into is something very different. You never get that back with insurance.
  2. I noticed there are ways of ordering bulk oil filters at a significant saving. Eg this one https://www.sparesbox.com.au/ryco-oil-filter-z442-box-of-24-z442-box24 which works out to $11.33 each. I believe there are genuine Nissan ones on AliBaba for slightly cheaper even, but the benefits really stack up when buying a large quantity like this. Are there others in Canberra that'd be interested in splitting a bulk order of these? Say if we got 4 people buying 6 each, it'd be about $68 for 6 filters in the above deal. Let me know if anybody is interested in this sort of thing. Particularly for the Z442 (Ryco code) filters for an S13 SR20DET, which I believe is also used for many Skylines. I'm open to other sources or getting the genuine Nissan filters from Alibaba or whatever as well.
  3. I've been using Gulf Western SYN X semi synthetic 10w40 in the 180. I hear it's underrated. They put zero effort into marketing. It looks like crap from the label, and their premium stuff looks the same as their cheapest stuff, but they're big in the mining industry apparently. They're Aussie and meet all the standards, and they go on sale ridiculously cheap sometimes. To the point where I change my oil every 3000kms for a street car. Can't beat that. The main differences between the really expensive stuff and the cheaper stuff seems to me to be about how long it takes to break down. If you get some semi decent stuff and change it ridiculously often, then that main difference becomes nothing. Happy to hear what others think, but my car has been happy on it for some years now.
  4. My passion!

    I would do bad things to that. lol
  5. S13 door lock

    Wreckers, gumtree, ebay, look for people wrecking one nearby. Otherwise maaybe the dealership might have one. No idea what they'd cost. Or yahoo auctions japan. Slight possibility they might be on rhdjapan.com.
  6. You've got to be kidding me. Gen 2 makes 20% more power? what the hell, so soon after I get my gen 1 set up lol. There's gotta be a catch, right? More power but less responsive compared to gen 1 of the GTX series?
  7. Good exhaust that's not ces!

    What? stock exhaust from the diff back? that'd surely be a big bottleneck up top. Wouldn't it be better to get a proper diff back exhaust system fabricated that you can bolt on and swap back and forth with the stock one? That way if you get defected, you just swap them back, but otherwise you have a decent system.
  8. How old are u and what import you drive?

    I'm 29 with a 180sx type x. I've had it 5 or 6 years now. Very slowly modding it over the years as I could afford it. No plans to get rid of it any time soon. Even though it's costing me quite a lot haha. But with all the parts I'm replacing, it's pretty much a new car lol.
  9. S14 E85 fuel system recommendations

    The tuner adjusted the fuel pressure down a bit below stock they said, to get idle AFRs where he wanted them. I can hook up a fuel pressure gauge. I guess if the pressure changes on the gauge after fitting the new pump, that might be a sign that the FPR is crap hey? I'll give that a go. Do you reckon i'll need the upgraded wiring on the 450? I'm not making that much power so I wasn't thinking I'd need it. maybe 270kW down the line when i go e85. I got 223kW peak with the slipping clutch on 98 at 1 bar boost (wastegate)
  10. S14 E85 fuel system recommendations

    I just got a tune and had a few issues. One being my clutch is farked, should have replaced that beforehand but wasn't slipping until the extra power. So I'll have to get a retune after that. The other issue it's got is a massive flat spot when I hit the throttle. It decelerates hard for a second and then takes off fine after that. It's ok if I feed in the throttle really gently. The tuner said the Nismo adjustable FPR i got isn't big enough. I bought that with the adapter to stick on my top feed rail (with bosch 1150s) so that it looks stock. All of the aftermarket FPRs seem to stand out like nothing else. What would you guys recommend I get? And is it definitely the FPR, you reckon? Mods: Bosch 1150s Top feed raceworks fuel rail nismo adjustable FPR (bought off gumtree, came with legit looking box and japanese on it etc, so shouldn't be fake?) Boscho 040 (I have a Walbro 450 e85 compatible one I can put in. Could this really old fuel pump be the issue?) GTX2863R
  11. WOW - What happened?

    RWD is more fun than AWD tho, but has obvious traction disadvantages. Also, is there any chance of getting our images fixed from the site, or are they all gone?
  12. WOW - What happened?

    Is that guy some kind of driving god? What times would he do in one of you guys' modded decent nissans with decent tyres?
  13. WOW - What happened?

    I'd agree that it's become less popular here in part because people are afraid of getting told to just google some newer younger people don't know about it and/or use facebook instead there are less silvias around nowadays many of the regulars have gotten old haha But also because many questions have already been answered, there actually isn't always a need to ask anymore. You can google and find the answers in an old thread on this site. That's the main reason i'm not as active really. I often find the answers I need without having to ask. I wish I had of started a build thread for my 180, but I've been lazy. I forget to, and I feel like I'm half way through already and people may not be that interested, especially since my build is not hardcore by any means compared to other pioneers on here. It's really slow progress due to funds and time constraints. I've seen some threads where guys just seem to drop 6k on parts at once and then seem to take a fortnight off work just smashing through it and taking photos and detailing everything they do each night. That would be the dream, but realistically, I buy a couple parts, nothing happens for a couple months, I buy the other part I need, nothing happens for a month, then I get around to putting it in frantically on a saturday before I start drinking and forget to take even a before and after photo haha
  14. WOW - What happened?

    Whaaat. I drove a mk7 golf R...theyre pretty damn expensive. Closer to a used older r35 than any S chassis car with any level of mods really. I struggle to believe a stock golf R would do 1m10 at the same hands as someone who does less in a decent S chassis. surely. I think many of these new cars are hyped up a bit. More importantly, they aren't as fun!
  15. Quality 180sx PART OUT do not miss out

    This is on carsales as a complete car hey? Are you giving up on selling it as a whole and wanting to sell it in bits instead?
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