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Re: Chris- S13/ RB26 [Re: chris bmw M3] #980204
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Moved the boost controller to more accessible position

Replaced all spark plugs

Reset ECU

Set engine timing

Replaced inlet manifold gaskets

Replaced various silicone hoses

Cleaned/air-lined radiator and intercooler

Renewed allen key bolts to engine cover

Renewed allen key bolts to air cooling plate

Removed and re-aligned bonnet catch

Bled and cleaned through water feeds to turbos

Re-routed throttle cable and stop

Cleaned and greased all adjustable arms and rose joints

Re-fitted areas of flocked dash that were poor fitting

Adjusted coilovers for road use then for each individual drift event

Adjusted camber to suit each track

Repaired wiring under arch as it had been worn through again by tyre and then fitted protective metal plate

Fitted new rocker cover gaskets as old ones leaking(were cheap ones)

Undersealed exposed areas of bodywork

Tidy-ed up unwanted/messy wiring from under dash and engine bay






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Re: Chris- S13/ RB26 [Re: chris bmw M3] #980205
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condensed the previous posts..

Well,as some of you seem to be interested I Will attempt to list some of the jobs I have done to my Drift car over the last few months...
PICS will have to wait for now,as I didn't take any at the time,so will have to,just show you the areas completed...

Adjusted and balanced the throttles as the RB26 runs individual throttle butterflies for each cylinder

Fitted adjustable front tension arms so I can get more castor on the front,so the wheel self centres harder,and allows for a little more lock without over-centering issues

Moved heads up display to on top of the dash as it's easier to see there(was in front of binnacle)

Welded front cross member and strengthened it,as it was torn on a track day by the steering forces and the rose-jointed tension arms

Fitted bolt on adjustable front spacers as the wingers are 30mm wider than standard and I need as wide as possible front track for front end grip etc

Fitted 3 different exhausts till I found one that I was happy with!!...first was too quiet,second was cheap twin box jobbie-but still too quiet,and third is single box 3.75 inch bore and actually makes it sound like a skyline-engined car should!!

Moved wiring up into the top of the wing as the wheel was catching it(it had rubbed right though and wires were fusing together) as the car is pretty damn low(for handling reasons)

Adjusted warnings on the Defi gauges so that I get warnings(audible and lights)for oil=>120degrees,water=>100 degrees,oil pressure=<1.5 bar

Adusted drivers and passenger seat angles and heights for ideal driving position

Made catch tank and filter for breather hoses to stop oil entering intake hoses

Fitted adjustable rear toe arms for 0 degress rear toe

Adjusted throttle stop as tickover was too high

Bypassed aac as idle was still to high...very common on RBs

Removed thermostat as engine temps get far too high when drifting!

Fitted the most powerful 12" fans that you can buy to aid cooling while drifting.My old fans(3 12" spal fans)were just not up to the job). These are Kenlowe very high output fans and are 115 each!!

Fitted revotec fan controller for one of the electric fans and wired in manual dash switch for the other fan

Fitted relays to the fans so wiring is protected and current to fans is stable

Flushed and blead entire cooling system and added water-wetter to aid cooling...no antifreeze as it raises temps

Removed unwanted DVD screens from sun visors and replaced with standard items

Balanced actuators on the turbos so boost is equal from each turbo

Fitted mini breather to intake hose were standard breather used to be

Fitted Tein up ratted rods and rod-ends and spacers to allow much mre lock than standard

Cut back steering bump stops to allow more steering angle availble from Tein/spaced rods

Fitted new steering boots

Adjusted coilovers to lowest that I can get away with and still actully drive the thing lol

Fitted new wheels(Rota GTR 18x9.5J) and internal drive wheelnuts

Aligned wings with bumper and headlights as they didn't sit correctly

Securred gauges in glove box so they faced driver and did not slide arround

Rewired stereo so speakers were in phase

Rewired cigar lighter as it was faulty

Realigned doors so they shut more easily

Removed half of the engine,sent it away to be polished and then refitted it lol

Set up electronic boost controller for maximum effeciency.Boost gain,scamble,warnings,displays etc etc

Fixed dodgy fuse holder for HIDs

Spaced antiroll bar so it doesn't tap the sump

Uprated engine mounts with bolts to go through them as well as welding

Removed half of the engine,sent it away to be polished and then refitted it

Removed fuel pump and replaced with new walbro and hardwired it

Removed binnicle to fix incorrectly set petrol gauge(used to run out at a quarter!

Fitted new gearknob and gaitor

Moved washer bottle wiring and repaired it as the wiring and tubing was worn through by the tyre hitting it

Moved various metal, under wheel arches, out of way of the tyres; as on full lock the tyres caught the body in about 8 different places

Cleaned the engine block of grease and tyre dust after every drift event

Bent the brackets back to shape(that hold the rear of bonnet)after the bonnet flipped back at a trackday

Fitted metal ducting under intercooler(welded and bolted in place)to supply more air to the radiator

Bend brackets back to shape, (after clipping a cone on a drift day)that hold bumper to inner arches

Fitted, then removed, rear fog light for MOT

Fitted front and rear private number plate that says my daughters' name!!

Refitted bumper side repeater lights as they used to remove themselves at anything over 150mph,or on really harsh bumps

Cleaned various parts under the bonnet and under the car after drift days,so that you could actually tell what they were!

Fitted snap-off spacer boss for steering wheel and wired up a horn button

Rewired alarm over-ride/check button to centre console

Fully serviced engine with Pro oil

Painted all brake calipers to a high standard(6-7hours)

Changed and blead all brake fluid

Adusted and serviced hand brake..essntial to get my BDC licence

Had car fully aligned(all adjustable arms) at DemonTweeks

Moved the boost controller to more accessible position

Replaced all spark plugs

Reset ECU

Set engine timing

Replaced inlet manifold gaskets

Replaced various silicone hoses

Cleaned/air-lined radiator and intercooler

Renewed allen key bolts to engine cover

Renewed allen key bolts to air cooling plate

Removed and re-aligned bonnet catch

Bled and cleaned through water feeds to turbos

Re-routed throttle cable and stop

Cleaned and greased all adjustable arms and rose joints

Re-fitted areas of flocked dash that were poor fitting

Adjusted coilovers for road use then for each individual drift event

Adjusted camber to suit each track

Repaired wiring under arch as it had been worn through again by tyre and then fitted protective metal plate

Fitted new rocker cover gaskets as old ones leaking(were cheap ones)

Undersealed exposed areas of bodywork

Tidy-ed up unwanted/messy wiring from under dash and engine bay

Last edited by chris bmw M3; 20th Oct 2009 12:38pm.
Re: Chris- S13/ RB26 [Re: spinking] #980206
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Re: Chris- S13/ RB26 [Re: BMW Joe] #980207
23rd Nov 2009 1:31pm
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Bored so looked through my comp and found some skiddy vids Jones

Its towards the end of this vid you get some incar

http://www.vimeo.com/5343201

and then 2 mins in here

http://www.vimeo.com/5338935


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Re: Chris- S13/ RB26 [Re: spinking] #980208
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Some fresh pics

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Also helped fit the cage which was a pain in the arse to do

Very snug fit indeed

striped ready

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Cage in like i said pain in the arse

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Chris just needs fire and cut off switches and tow eyes then its ready for nextyears bdc championship

And a sponor HINT HINT


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Re: Chris- S13/ RB26 [Re: spinking] #980209
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Deffo a tight fit raftl

Is that cage a 200sx specific one, or a universal fit?


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Re: Chris- S13/ RB26 [Re: MGCraig] #980210
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Looks like a Apex Performace Jobbie wink

Did they supply the foot plates also? Are they to MSA standards - dont forget they need to be welded to the floor to pass scruineering and do their job properly smile


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Re: Chris- S13/ RB26 [Re: StuyMac] #980211
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Yeah its a apex jobbie stu

It passes all the fia regs but for the bdc championship it dosnt have to be welded bolted is fine.

Craig its mad for the s13 just sits very snug raftl

I bought mine the same time but the fookers still havnt set it out


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Re: Chris- S13/ RB26 [Re: spinking] #980212
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I thought FIA compliance was in line with the MSA... think

Originally Posted by MSA Blue Book
Each mounting foot must be attached by at least three bolts (minimum M8 ISO grade 8.8) on a steel reinforcement plate at least 3mm thick and of at least 120cm2 area which is welded to the bodyshell


Just bolting the feet through the floor with some nuts and washers is going to do nothing in an accident - they will just rip through the floor of the car omg


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Re: Chris- S13/ RB26 [Re: StuyMac] #980213
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Yeah very true but bdc isnt a fia reg sport yet

The plates will be enough

It does say to become fia reg cage plates and base plates should be welded in

The cages isnt for looks its for the regs nothing else matey

plus driftings a sport were shells get swapped alot so welding it all in is just a waste of a cage.

To rip the cage out form the thick plates the roll would need to be violent

Until bdc/edc/prodrift and drifting in itself becomes a fia registered sport this should be enough remember that drifting is mostly one car unless you are pro or win your class then its just 2 cars in the battle so contact somthing that happens alot or ever.


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Re: Chris- S13/ RB26 [Re: spinking] #980214
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You dont actually weld the cage in mate - you just weld plates under the car and then drill / bolt through them and the floor. The floor is very thin and if there is any stress a nut / washer will just rip through the floor. Just bolting the cage in without these reinforcing plates is pretty useless as it will rip though in an accident and flex under stress so you wont get the full benifit.

...if your going to do it, do it properly... think

IMO just bolting it in with nuts and washers is as just as good as fitting the cage for looks as the job hasnt been done properly no


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Re: Chris- S13/ RB26 [Re: StuyMac] #980215
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I know matey that you just weld the plates

have you ever tried buyin just plates from apex raftl

I rolled both my stock cars one on tarmac and the other on shale (spelt wrong) and the cage in my mk2 escort was a bolt in the tarmac one was at 79mph which is a good peed to roll and that didnt rip out

if apex was a compony that wasnt such a cock to deal with i am sure we would both buy the base plates to weld in i asked when buying my cage and was told the plate match the cage which is a load of crap.

In the 7 years that bdc/edc and prodrift has been running nobody as yet has rolled but thats only cos i havnt entered raftl

At the end of the day if the rules say do this you do it to what they say why go beyond the rules

You young boyo should come to a skid day by the way captian slow


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You can make your own Foot Plates to weld the cage in.
Weve done it with both rallycars and our mates Track Fiesta (Wanted to do the Ford Racing Championship, but failed his race licence frown )

The scrutineers were more than happy and satisfied with our wee efforts wink


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Im really not trying to be funny about this Tony (and Chris). The FabriCage that came with the Silvia had plates, but they where not big enough, and just bolted on the the under side of the car.

I managed to scrounge a bit of 3mm thick steal, cut it to the right size with a grinder and got it welded on the underside of the car. Cost me nothing, had I had to pay for it, I recon it could have all been done less than 50.

...even if you dont have to do it, can you put a price on safety, not something you can be too cautious with for the work and cost involved in fitting a comprehensive cage.

...and not got anything to skid with anymore raftl

Good luck next year Chris - right chassis, and the good power engine should see you good happy


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Re: Chris- S13/ RB26 [Re: StuyMac] #980218
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I know your not being funny ya nutter raftl

Me and Chris dont have sponsor or friends who own a garage (no dig) so we have to try and do things to a budget which isnt easy we are both searching for a sponsor though if you know anybody.
I'd like my cage welded but just dont have the casho

And you can use my car anyways on a drifty day i recon it would help you if you ever go back to the proper drive raftl.



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