|12-13-2011, 02:59 PM||#1|
Craig's Project JDM FD3S UK Style
Hi all Great site with lots of info
I found this site from pete @ RICERACING great guy from all his info and input
thought it was time to get my project thread started over here
Also if anyone has any time please come over to the best FD club in the UK
You have to prove you own a Fd before you become a full member but all the Uk best rotary guys are on here and it would be great to see some of you over there.
On to me
I'm Craig from Manchester owner of www.topgearstockport.com cheap plug lol
I'm a custom exhaust manufacture and build every thing in house from uk sourced stainless custom boxes and silences built to spec and tig welded no nasty migs lol
Me with m3 system
Im coming over to Oz in feb 2012 and would love to meet other Fd owners
We arrive in Brisbane on the 13th of feb
and are driving to sydney till the 23rd and fly over to perth till the 10th of march
so if anyone wants to show a UK Fd owner around let me know guys
And to my cars
Some may remember my old type r from the forum which I sold last year
Build started 2010 DEC
Last last year I found my current Rex for real good money. She needed a bit of work doing but had full history and a rebuilt motor from hurley
Since then I've done the following work to her
Air pump delete
Full turbo back 3" system
S4 Apexi PFC
Simple rats nest
Battery in the boot
A bit of paint here and there lol
Here's a few pics
My goal is to be single turbo by summer time
Here is what i still need my wish list lol
Fuel system with pot
New wheels prob rotas again as we get good deals on them
Turbo not sure which yet my goal is 400+
Manifold which I think I will be making
Some seat rails for my brides
Then I will move onto the body after something wide but not daft looking lol but this is going to be next winter so not to arsed at the mo
|12-13-2011, 03:00 PM||#2|
a little update
i hated the old white 3 spoke wheels so a call to rarerims was in order
i had one gtr in stock so i only needed three more which was cool.
i ended going with a 9.5x18 all round using a 235/40/18 front and 245/40/18 rear anyway heres some pics
|12-13-2011, 03:02 PM||#3|
Hi all little up date
Fitted my new arc airbox with new filters from pipercross
I was concerned about how close the bottom air filter was to the alloy radiator.
so I made a ram air duct from glassfibre and plumbed it in the front bumper
Now I have an air tight seal around the bottom filter
|12-13-2011, 03:03 PM||#4|
My wideband came this week so I got to work making up a pod for the gauges.
This time I've made a twin pod for both my boost gauge and my new innovate mtx wideband
Here's a few pics anyway
Also I'm still on the look out for a datalogit if anyone has one they don't want.
|12-13-2011, 03:06 PM||#9|
I've always liked the look of the dolphin tail exhaust systems.
So I'm developing a catback system which I can make to order once all development and testing have been completed
We will also be adding the mid-pipe and silenced mid-pipe at a later date
The spec will be 3" bore using 8x5" oval silencer and 4" mandrel 45 deg tail in plain or burnt tip
Below is the master system from which the other systems will be made from jigs
All systems will be T304 stainless and hand tig welded so all systems will be made from hand.
It's early days but what's your guys inputs on this design
|12-13-2011, 03:07 PM||#10|
Well my big brakes came this week and it's about time I rocked a set on the FD, as we have been dealers for K-Sport and BC coilovers for over 4 years.
I had already removed the ABS and ran my lines inside the cabin for the brake bias valve and line lock.
Anyway here's the pics ppl oh and also Im coming to rotorstock this year
I've not sized it up yet but has anyone ever ran the STD 4 pots at the rear?
|12-13-2011, 03:11 PM||#14|
Ben a while so I thought a little update was in order
The KSports are working a treat and I'm very happy with them
Onto my new takata 3" Belts
I also found some time to work on the dolphin exhaust it's now on
And by god it's a different car now
I've nor done a DB test yet but I'm guessing it's way under 100db and that's without a cat or midbox
Once I'm happy with the system I will start making these for customers price will be around £250inc vat but + shipping
Can have the tail burnt or plain
And last of all not FD related but was a top system to make
Cummins 8.7ltr hx40 engine 4" system
We made this on sat outside as we couldn't get the big fduker inside
|12-13-2011, 03:12 PM||#15|
Well I got my hand in my pocket again and bought myself a trust cooler
And spent the rest of the night fitting it
Big thanks goes out to Henning for getting the cooler out to me in the most well packed home made box in the world lol cheers mate
Now I'm just waiting on my greddy elbow to turn up and my riat air temp sensor and that's a job done
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