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Hi guys

Its been a few days since i installed the K&N and can now report back with some feedback

First off installation.

The instructions dont really tell you which of the bolts supplied to use each step, so it was a guessing game. The biggest problem was fitting the actual airbox. Since the Aus cars have the battery on the airbox side, there are thick wire looms running up guard fowling up against where the airbox is meant to sit. So i had to cut off the clips holding these are re-route them under and around the airbox. The next problem was the mounting of the air pickup scoop onto the towhook. US cars must have a different towhook, as the bolt supplied was too thin and slide straight through the towhook thread, bolt head and all. A quick trip to Bunnings for a larger and longer! bolt and that was sorted

I had to give the pipes a polish with Mothers Billet Metal polish as they were quite dull initially, but other then that its a nicely made intake

The sound is exactly what i was after, a deeper more throbby intake note with that popping noise jumping on the throttle. After a 2 hour drive i came home and the pipe feeding into the airbox was ice cold....nice!!! As for power, i dont know really as i still cant go past 4000rpm. A really cold night is when youll notice a power increase i rekon

Now today i made a modification to the kit. I ditched the supplied filter for a K&N Inverted Top filter which has an opening at the top so the cold air feed would flow directly into the centre of the filter

Heres a comparison....

Typhoon filter - you can see the cold air just hits the front of the filter
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Inverted Top - cold air will flow straight into the centre (i may even put a pipe extension to bridge the gap)
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Both filters - The Inverted Top is slighty shorter, but i doubt itll make much difference
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Now onto the pics. I also got my Carbon Fibre engine cover in the mail last week, took the Nissan badge off the stock engine cover and had my mate make up some V6 3.5 vinyls. Next up i gotta fit my APR CF radiator panel (after i work out how to fit the Colgan that is) and paint the battery and p/s covers gloss black

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Cold air scoop mounted behind the grille
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Very Nice Sam.

The whole job looks nice and clean and I especially like the inverted top filter. Don't know if it works better that the supplied filter, but looks as though it would suck the cold air a bit more directly.
 

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thanks dude :cheers:

my first real mod so im quite chuffed

i also fit my xenons on the weekend, but xenondepot sent me the wrong bulbs, so i have one that's 6500K and one thats 4300K :xZ!o:

ive emailed them and a new globe is on its way, but itll be 3 days of no night time driving for me still
 

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Nice one Sam - I like the CF engine cover, how much was that shipped if you don't mind me asking?

Also, from memory, the tow hook bolt changed in the '05 models. I remember this because when I made up my number plate bracket I was told that the bolt I was using was the wrong size from people with the '05 model.
 

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i bought the engine cover off ebay

it was around US $110, from a member maxspeed-motorsports

shipping was around US $30, i cant quite remember exactly, but i also bought the B-pillars so i he did discount the shipping a bit
 

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Good thing you are in Aussie! :wink: We have matching Z's!!! :clap: Following in my footsteps you are.....next CF cover for battery/fluid covers and JIC strut brace????!!!!???? Lucy will so want to come over to Aussie and "date" your hot Z!!!!!! :wink: :yourock:

Do you have the size/number for the inverted top filter???

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hahahaha woooops

im just a sucker for CF too i guess :wub:

i bought the APR CF radiator panel, but thats all the CF ill do under the hood i think for now

the battery cover i want to do body color, ive bought all the stuff, ill start it anyday now

the filter part# is RR-3001-3, depending on color. Its a 3"

http://www.knfilters.com/universal/univcustcap.htm
 

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Originally posted by TPIACE@Jun 14 2005, 10:11 AM
hahahaha woooops

im just a sucker for CF too i guess :wub:

i bought the APR CF radiator panel, but thats all the CF ill do under the hood i think for now

the battery cover i want to do body color, ive bought all the stuff, ill start it anyday now

the filter part# is RR-3001-3, depending on color. Its a 3"

http://www.knfilters.com/universal/univcustcap.htm
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Thanks so very much!!! :irock:

What's up w/ the disclaimer tho???
These filters are legal ONLY for racing vehicles.  Not applicable, nor intended for use on emission controlled street or highway vehicles.
 

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a similar disclaimer existed on the little white 5W parkers i put inside the headlight lol

the K&N Typhoon comes with that passed legal requirements metal sticker, just point to that if theres an issue, i doubt a cop would know what filter came with the kit
 

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sam,

your engine bay looks real nice now! mine is still totally stock look, even with the stock oil cap... you really tempt me to do something to make it look bling bling.... good work mate!

cheers,

richie
 

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Sam,

That's a good idea... probably can meet up with Yun all together... but I am afraid that I will only be free on the weekend though... and mostly in the morning to noon that is.... so the time is very limited for me though...

cheers,

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Nice mods Sam keep up the good work, it great to see someone trying out some of the newer stuff.
Maybe we can meet up also as I'm in your neighbourhood and check out the mods in person.

Cheers :cheers:
 

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yeah sounds like a good idea guys

whats the weather like this Sunday?

David have u seen a Blue Touring with Nismo Kit and stock 17s in our area? I saw it a couple days and he had the Fuji Ti Exhaust, he gave it a bit passing me and it sounded unreal

There is also another Touring Z, a silver one, parked opposite Bundoora shops all the time, i see it everyday
 

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Sam can't say that I've seen the DB Touring but the Silver one was the first one Bundoora Nissan got in and delivered. Sunday is surposed to be raining all day, dam.

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ahh ****, the DB Touring looked like it had a fair bit of work done

btw got my first taste of the 7grand redline tonite

on the way home, on the freeway on ramp i revved it out to 7000rpm in 2nd, hit around 110km/h, then into 3rd i carpeted it again and it went from 110 to 160 in no time, blew me away, then short shifted into 4th.

Gees this things got some power, it pulled right through the revs, the power didnt taper off at all. If anything i felt the car pull a bit harder past 6grand, especially in 3rd.

when i shifted into 2nd i heard a tyre screech behind me, looked in the rearview mirror and there was a car on my tail, but as i accelerated the lights grew further distant

after i hit around 180 i threw it into 6th and braked and the car came by me. It was an VY SS ute. Are these Z's spose to be quicker on the go then the Gen IIIs? :irock:
 

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Originally posted by TPIACE@Jun 18 2005, 01:00 AM
Are these Z's spose to be quicker on the go then the Gen IIIs?


Only if the guy with the Gen III is doing something wrong, especially when you're talking about beyond 2nd where the launch is ruled out.

Those things make good power, and when I play with one at a set of lights we're usually neck and neck. I never launch properly because I watch to see what the guy next to me does (if he won't gun it I won't), which also means I get caught out bogging the engine sometimes, and get left behind.

What might have caught him is the gearshifts. Those Tremecs are shithouse compared to the Z33's 'box.

I won't ask why you decided to wait until you were doing 180km/hr before backing off, but its possible that the ute driver had enough sense to not go that fast on the street.
 

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There should have been very little in it, ignoring the fact that our gear changes are like sliding a rifle bolt, whereas a using a Holden Tremec is like stirring a cauldron full of scrap metal.

I've dragged some SS Commodores through the first 2 gears and we were side by side (I am very slow on the 1st-2nd shift, but then so was he).

I've hit the main straight of Eastern Creek (the last turn is a 2nd gear corner) following a 255kW Clubsport and neither of us have managed to gain an advantage up until the braking point. We would have been doing 190km/hr or so at that point. I can usually hit 200km/hr down the main straight when I don't have some ***** braking early in front of me, so 10km/hr seems a reasonable estimate of how fast we were going.

What kind of ***** runs a Clubsport R8, with the nice Brembos, and gets outbraked by someone in a 1.5 ton car that's using calipers originally fitted to a 1.2 ton car and is also well off the line?
 
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