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    MODIFICATIONS UNDER $200 aus.

    i was thinkin that most modifications we all carry out on our cars are fairly expensive (e.g) fmic, bov, engine mods, body kits, wheels etc.,etc. so i got to thinking why not post a thread and invite people to post modifications that they have made to their cars for under $200 aus. and see what an inventive little bunch we all are........and how many weekend tinkering mods we can come up with.
    (e.g) replacement / upgrade for aftermarket brake pads
    brake caliper painting and resto
    purchase and installation of under dash neons
    etc,etc,etc you get the idea

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    I tinted the rear indicators with black tinting spray.
    The only things I needed to buy for this mod was masking tape and tinting spray.

    Old pic.
    Its a little bit darker today, and I've tinted the rear fog-light to


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    Painted the calipers red.
    Bought some brushes and red engine paint (hammerite and caliper paint was sold out ) for the painting action,
    used steel brushes and brake-cleaning spray for cleaning.

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    about 100AUD with delivery to Sweden
    I have ordered an engine torque dampener from a NS.com sponsor.
    Still waiting for delivery, but it seems to be lost somewhere in the mailing system
    Nissan GTR -09 Now with Cobb accessport stage 2

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    Spray the spark cover

    Paint the calipers.

    Some Project μ Street pads.

    Fit one of these. Though, if you're in Oz, you need one of these too.

    Get rid of your Nissan bonnet badge and stick on a lightning strike.

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    HKS actuator!

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    ^^ You still need the gauge though...

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    yeah, i had hks actuator one my first S15 and the preload was set over 1 bar, the car pings so hard that you could hear it and the factory gauge was no good :P max 1 bar lol, i was scared tho.


    so i re-adjust the preload to the lowerest which is 0.8bar but with tubro manfiold and full turbo back exhaust, it still went up to 1.1bar


    it was the best and cheapest mod u can get, boost comes strong and fast, like driving a different car !

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    Ansch Guest
    Sounds good. Where can you get the HKS actuator from in Australia? How much?

    - The cheapest mod I did is $6 for a piece of hose and hose clamp for the fbu setup. I found the best result to be a straight piece of hose 1" longer than the standard length. Boost seems to come on much quicker and peaks at 12psi.

    - Pineapple rings did wonders to the handling of the rear end (aud$120)

    - Front strut brace (Aud$70) made the front turn in a lot more stable

    - Engine damper (Aud$65). Makes a bit of difference but took me a while to set it up probably so it doesn't rattle like a diesel truck.

    - Cusco brake cylinder brace (Aud$120). Braking feels firmer and provides more feedback.

    - As above, paint caliper. Quite easy to do (surprisingly) with cans of hi-temp paint and brush.

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    0by removing the pipe will give u more boost and if u got a boost gauge on your car, you will see that the boost is very very unstable, thats the reason i went for the hks actuator, boost comes up strong, stable and it hit 0.8 bar(my preload) @ 3000rpm and stays there.

    as i said, if you have full exhaust system, i'd suggest you to set the preload at the lowerest and get a boost controller.

    i got it from a friend in Japan for 140NZD which is cheap, but i heard that hks now selling them for 160AUD retail.

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    port map and polish the cylinder head, intake manifold and exhaust manifold... basically just the cost of abrasives... (haven't done this on my Silvia yet as the wife won't let me grind metal indoors and my tin shack garage has no lecky supply

    gauge mount for glove compartment (just a few quids/dollars) worth of fiberglass

    replace all worn rubber hoses with silicone

    new plugs, fuel filter, etc... never understimate the value of a good tune up

    chromed fuel rail and polished water pump...
    Chris
    1999 S15 Spec S Auto (ever so slightly modified)
    1996 Skyline GTR (UK Holiday car); 2001 Lotus Esprit V8GT (moderate tuning); 2008 BMW 135i (looking for more power)

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    Oil catch can install.

    Haven't done this myself yet as I as was waiting to get the new intercooler pipes in place first.
    This is the way I will install it. Working and legal.

    I will put the catch can wherer the carbon canister use to be. If it's safe to remove it that is.
    You can put the can anywhere in the engine bay I suppose.



    Will probobly do this mod myself this weekend or during the week.
    Nissan GTR -09 Now with Cobb accessport stage 2

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