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Rusty 05-17-2013 01:25 AM

Here's are video from my trackday at Pittsburgh International Raceway. It's from session 1, where I come up on the Viper that crashed.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HIjg84ehKVs

Rusty 05-17-2013 01:27 AM

And here is a video from Session 2.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wA50Jkb_GPI

synolimit 06-06-2013 12:40 AM

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Originally Posted by Rusty (Post 2319647)
Here's are video from my trackday at Pittsburgh International Raceway. It's from session 1, where I come up on the Viper that crashed.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HIjg84ehKVs

Pittsburgh international? Looks like beaver run. Been awhile since I been out. Did they change the name? Hated this track, to flat for me. I need hills and banks like mid ohio. Good vid, nice car by the way :tup:

FYI was only on bikes, not cars.

Rusty 06-06-2013 05:28 AM

Yea, it's Beaverun. New owners, new name, same track. I've done trackdays there with my RC51 a few years back.

scruffydog 06-06-2013 10:18 AM

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Originally Posted by Rusty (Post 2350338)
Yea, it's Beaverun. New owners, new name, same track. I've done trackdays there with my RC51 a few years back.

Great Post! God I miss RC51s. I never got to own one but I rode it years back. I love that bike.

synolimit 06-06-2013 02:21 PM

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Originally Posted by scruffydog (Post 2350619)
Great Post! God I miss RC51s. I never got to own one but I rode it years back. I love that bike.

I sold the last one ever to a kid. 2 weeks later walks back in wanting another with full body rash on his face etc. I laughed and was mad and told him forget it, you destroyed the last one dumb ***.

Actually I lied. I forgot at my old work we hung this one and I put the dummy on. Brand NEW Nicky Hayden addition. We had a bunch of rider names, special editions hanging from the ceiling all brand new never ridden. I hung all the dummies haha.

http://i39.photobucket.com/albums/e1...pse5fe3140.jpg

scruffydog 06-13-2013 03:35 PM

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Originally Posted by Rusty (Post 1932137)
When out and bought a tow hook from these guys for my Nismo. Installed it and it's about 2 1/4" too short.

AutoTecknic Aluminum Tow Hook - Nissan 350Z

Hey Rusty,
I was wondering if you could help me in answer the following questions.
I know the part that bolts onto the Crash bar is M24x3, but how about the opposing part? This should be a universal standard size right? Is it M18xsomething? Please let me know if you happen to know the answer.
http://i358.photobucket.com/albums/o...psab7656d4.png

How about the length of thread part?
http://i358.photobucket.com/albums/o...psbfb3a46e.png

And one last question, how long should the rod be for a Nismo bumper?
http://i358.photobucket.com/albums/o...psac453117.png

I want to send this part out today so I can get it back before track, please let me know if you happen to know the answer. Thanks again!

Rusty 06-13-2013 03:59 PM

Make the shaft 2 1/4" longer. Depending on who makes your tow hook. Where the hook screws on at, may be a different thread. It would be best to have your machine shop make you a copy of it, only longer. Here is the thread I did on it. I won't be home until late tonight to look at mine.

http://www.the370z.com/nismo-370z/61...ow-hook-2.html

gurneyeagle 06-16-2013 12:26 PM

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Originally Posted by Rusty (Post 1846450)
Got my 4" to 2" reducers for my brake ducts. This is what I needed to adapt the 4" Nismo ducts the the 2" hose that is in the Stillen brake cooling kit. Which should be here tomorrow. I have to machine down alittle OD on the 4" side of the reducer so that it slides into the brake duct, shortening the overall length.

Hi Rusty - Great build!

I'm getting ready to install a set of brake ducts and am wondering where you got the 4" to 2" reducers.

Thanks! :tup:

Rusty 06-16-2013 03:07 PM

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Originally Posted by gurneyeagle (Post 2365547)
Hi Rusty - Great build!

I'm getting ready to install a set of brake ducts and am wondering where you got the 4" to 2" reducers.

Thanks! :tup:

Thanks. :tup:

Here you go. I had to machine down the big end to fit inside the brake duct.

Woodstock D4250 4-Inch to 2-Inch Reducer - Amazon.com

gurneyeagle 06-16-2013 04:37 PM

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Originally Posted by Rusty (Post 2365699)
Thanks. :tup:

Here you go. I had to machine down the big end to fit inside the brake duct.

Woodstock D4250 4-Inch to 2-Inch Reducer - Amazon.com

Thanks! :tup:

gurneyeagle 06-25-2013 11:25 AM

Hi Rusty - can you answer a couple other questions please?

It looks like the Stillen duct kit you ordered was for a standard 370Z as it looks like it has bumper duct brackets. Since you have actual Nismo ducts, couldn't you have just ordered the kit designed for the Stillen fascia that deletes those brackets?

From what I've seen on your thread, since I have the Nismo ducts and the reducers you listed, all I really need is the Stillen kit made for a Stillen fascia. Since there is a $56 difference in price between the two kits, it seemed worth asking the question.

When you cut the right duct in what direction did you make it point to avoid the washer reservoir; i.e. down and to the center of the car?

Your advice and time is greatly appreciated!

Thank you.

Rusty 06-25-2013 10:36 PM

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Yea, I got the regular Stillen kit. Had something in mind that didn't pan out. So I could have save a few bucks on it if I got the kit for the Stillen bumper.

Position your ducts close to the grille opening. This makes it easier to miss the washer bottle with the duct hose. Once you cut the opening in the bumper. You will have to see for yourself on the best place to position the hose past the washer bottle. Took me about 4 tries. Click on the picture to make it bigger. I position my hose to run along next to the power steering hoses. It will take you a couple of times of trimming everything to fit right. I ended up gluing the duct and the reducer together.

gurneyeagle 06-26-2013 07:19 AM

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Originally Posted by Rusty (Post 2379818)
Yea, I got the regular Stillen kit. Had something in mind that didn't pan out. So I could have save a few bucks on it if I got the kit for the Stillen bumper.

Position your ducts close to the grille opening. This makes it easier to miss the washer bottle with the duct hose. Once you cut the opening in the bumper. You will have to see for yourself on the best place to position the hose past the washer bottle. Took me about 4 tries. Click on the picture to make it bigger. I position my hose to run along next to the power steering hoses. It will take you a couple of times of trimming everything to fit right. I ended up gluing the duct and the reducer together.

Hi Rusty - Thank you very much for the help. :tup:

Where exactly did you position your ducts; i.e. how close to the grille (vertical axis) and the bottom edge of the bumper (horizontal axis)?

synolimit 06-26-2013 12:48 PM

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Originally Posted by Rusty (Post 2379818)
Yea, I got the regular Stillen kit. Had something in mind that didn't pan out. So I could have save a few bucks on it if I got the kit for the Stillen bumper.

Position your ducts close to the grille opening. This makes it easier to miss the washer bottle with the duct hose. Once you cut the opening in the bumper. You will have to see for yourself on the best place to position the hose past the washer bottle. Took me about 4 tries. Click on the picture to make it bigger. I position my hose to run along next to the power steering hoses. It will take you a couple of times of trimming everything to fit right. I ended up gluing the duct and the reducer together.

If the washer bottle was removed would mounting be easier? Mines in the trunk :)


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