RaKid

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  1. Recommend you stick with the big brands if you care about your engine. I've had both SARD and TurboSmart. I think you can pick up a Tomei Type S for under $200 and a SARD for around the same price. TurboSmart FRP800 about $250. I don't think you'll need anything bigger than that for what you're wanting to achieve (assuming this is going into the V5 yeah?) You'll also want to make sure they come with barb fittings (again, assuming you running push lock / rubber hose with clamps, not braided). Gauges that screw directly into the regulator are typically not included, so budget for around $50 extra for one of those if you need. Additionally, my TurboSmart didn't come with any fittings at all, so that was an extra cost too, maybe extra $20-30. Both times I had my FRP mounted to the manifold with a simple bracket.
  2. New sticker original one looks pretty sad. @Dairusire p/n here incase you need to replace yours too. And also wall mounted my CTEK charger Also filled a small windscreen crack and put a new rego holder on.
  3. Just a moral support comment that I've used very frequently to keep me going in times like this. 'If it was easy, everyone would do it.' Very few people modify cars, so keep going and stick at it.
  4. Nice - what car do you have?
  5. @lowandy said he would go do it
  6. I'd definitely be interested as this is what Bec and I like to do in the weekends anyway. We did find a nice little spot at Mangawhai heads in the summer, a little tavern on the main strip with nice food iirc. I'm sure I could drag @lowandy along for a cruise or two too.
  7. Yes, me. I have the complete kit for sale now on TradeMe here
  8. Phase 2 injectors can be de-capped and have been proven to flow enough fuel for 260kw. They flow roughly 550cc when de-capped. Similar to what non de-capped pinks flow. While you said you're not interested in a top-feed conversion, I have a alternative option which is a Rev D intake manifold, fuel lines, rails, pink injectors, and loom. It utilises the factory V5/6 throttle body and loom, so there's no re-wiring required. Simple bolt-on upgrade and then you'll have loads of injector head room.
  9. Found the issue. Measured each speaker wire's resistance at the loom behind the head unit and both + & - LHF speaker had 1-4 Ohms but should have been open circuit. Pulled speaker and found tabs bent. Bent back and refitted speaker and all working now. Looks like the internal amp shuts down if it sees an earth in the speakers. Problem solved.
  10. Recently upgraded the two front speakers in my GC8. Found some wiring was miss-matched so cut the head unit-to-oem plug loom up and re-soldered every wire, pin for pin correctly. Tested, all OK. Fade and balance all working now correctly. Bass and treble gains all working etc. Car went away to get painted and came back with the head unit powered on but no audio. This was about 2 weeks ago. I finally had some time to pull everything apart today to start investigating. Put a 1.5V AA battery on the speaker to confirm it works - it does. Checked the loom wasn't damaged in any way- no damage. Pulled the front speaker out and plugged in rear of car where I have vacant speaker slots with existing OEM plugs and plugged in. Still no sound. Played around with fade and balance. Checked mute button. Tried different audio sources, etc - nothing works. No sound at all or even vibrations. Check the power fuse on the rear of the head unit. It's fine. (I mean, obviously, because it powers up). But, I'm now at a loss. I get a 6 volt reading on the front and rear plugs both pins - but what does this mean? Old fella recons I should patch my speaker in directly after the head unit plug on a pair of speaker wires and if there is no audio then he recons the head unit it toast. Any help appreciated.
  11. This was interesting to read. I'm not aware of any way you can log with FreeSSM. Additionally, I've heard / read that code 43 is bogus. Not sure if true.
  12. For sure. Ithaca great spot to have a meet. Be good to catch up with you again.
  13. I was planning on going but got tied up. Really wanted to go back. Loved the variety of cars there last time. I'm sure it was simlar recently too.
  14. It's not cheap but you get a totally different car when you pick it up. Worth every cent.