Z32 What should I do?

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  1. jellybeans

    jellybeans Active Member

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    MRC Dyno may know of a decent TT for sale. worth a call
     
  2. Senna

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    Ahaha oh nooo 10k!! Why Jellybeans!! Atleast it goes fast :S

    Good idea on calling them, definitely will :)
     
  3. jellybeans

    jellybeans Active Member

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    well it is not a good overall car but it does have a lot of good parts in various states of failure. I could probably get 8k for the bits if i stripped it. its fast for a heavy car and as fast as anyone would ever need on the street if on boost
     
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  4. MikeZ32

    MikeZ32 das Über member

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    Just sell it and buy a TT.

    You'll just keep pouring money down the drain with a swap because you'll need way more parts than you originally budgeted for.

    Once you blow the budget it's too late to turn back and you have to keep going.

    Then during the swap you find other things that really should be replaced or upgraded because you'd be silly not to do it while it's all apart and accessible.

    Then your Z mates offer you good used parts you can't refuse and end up spending even more.

    Having used all of the budget and now eating into 'savings' you were oh you know... gonna use for things like food, electricity bills etc but the non running paperweight in the garage WILL BE COMPLETED because you are determined.

    And of course this was all done at home in the garage on stands because of course you (in this case me) couldn't afford to pay a shop and already way over budget and spent 3x the value of the car on just parts but when there's a will there's a way.

    Then once it's finally finished you get bored and want to try something faster, lighter, better, newer or all of the above, you realise you'll never get the time and money back and end up selling at a massive loss.

    End up wondering why you wasted so much money on just one car when I could have bought many cars using that money and it's like breaking up with your first girlfriend, you end up grabbing yourself a whole lot of other pu$$... I mean cars.

    But hey you only live once, doing things the hard way and making mistakes is character building. Live it the way you want to. Speaking from experience however, sell it and buy a TT.
     
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    The sad truth. Reality is put all the parts, I mean absolutely everything into a excel spread sheet and see the total cost. If your happy with the number do it.
     
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  6. Senna

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    Thanks mate this is exactly what i wanted to hear, i mean im sorry for you but i appreciate the post, thanks for your 2 cents i appreciate the honesty, I suppose it would be fun but seems like a massive massive job
     
  7. jellybeans

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    mike 32 is 100% correct. I spent over $10k converting a nissan 4 cylinder to efi turbo. i did all the work apart from machine the motor. I bet i spent over $3000 on AN fittings alone and i've now decided they are shit. I already had more tools than most mechanics and a lot of tooling but still did buy a fair few large metric taps, adjustable reamers a new set of grinding burs, a new die grinder because it was nicer than mine old one , hundreds of $ worth of Aluminium to fabricate with and a lot of new bolts. A ton of oils and lubricants, degreasers, cutting oils, sealants sensors ,coil packs ,injectors, ECU, spark plugs, leads filters,
    stainless exhaust sections a new TIG welder and helmet an engine stand another set of car stands. Tools for AN fittings and hoses. dyno tuning , car trailer hire. And 500 other things.

    There is that light at the end of the tunnel but for me once going it was....... hmmm needs a bigger bb turbo.
    so $2300 later a new turbo arrived so modify brand new exhaust, larger intake pipework, add water lines and redo oil supply. dyno tune. This is not to build a monster its to build a daily driver with 175rwkw. goes great pulls like a v8 ( a healthy 308) and gets 500klm to 55litres around the mountains. not easy and not cheap though.
     
  8. MickW

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    My shopping trip for a good TT Zed was interesting. It was 13 years ago. So many dogs, so little time. I drove a few that scared me, most of them red and modded by young men. Ended up buying a silver ( think conservative first buyer - doctor, lawyer etc. with enough money to maintain the thing ) car that was still totally stock. A blank slate. Aaand, I chose an auto over a manual after hating on autos for decades. But that's another story.
     
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    Mike, how many times have we seen NA to TT conversions fizzle out over the years? Even worse when it's an NA auto to TT manual conversion. That's got SHIT written all over it, even for a qualified Nissan mechanic.
     
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    Yep hated autos my whole life too but ended up with an hr31 with auto and i thought it was a pretty decent box with its 4 gears and lock up torque converter.
    Nowadays choosing a manual in a modern car is for the most part a terrible choice. Stupid 6 speeds that are too closely spaced in cars with high torque that don't need it and stupid computer programs that limit throttle at low revs so car is hard to get off the line. There are a few exceptions.
     
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    Speaking of lockup torque converters - I had to hack my OEM auto trans controller with a foot switch bypass to make it work with the new 3,000 RPM converter. Short version, the factory ATCU was telling the transmission to lockup while the converter was still slipping like a bastard at low speeds because the ATCU was programmed for a 2,500 RPM converter. So I broke the circuit to the lockup clutch solenoid and routed it through a foot switch so I could dictate when it locked up. I'm a Dictator!! :)
     
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    i always thought that would have been a good modification.
    Did this give you 8 gears? as it was that 4 speed felt like a 5 speed
     
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