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By Souljah_B16
#244733
Damn man... this thing has really come together nicely. Good to see you still have the bug. Good work :thumbup:
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By eXcude
#244744
Souljah_B16 wrote:Damn man... this thing has really come together nicely. Good to see you still have the bug. Good work :thumbup:


Thanks mang, probably not as bad as some people. But I definitely have had my vision come together. Remove the factory restrictions, get some wider wheels w/more rubber and lower it. I'm not satisfied with the lowering springs, I'm itching for coilovers next.

The car is fun as hell fully bolted, pleasantly surprised :D
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By eXcude
#244746
Heh, there's fun and then there is all out power corruption :D
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By eXcude
#244780
Couple of quick snaps with my new phone in the front yard of my new house, not bragging just hoping the pics looks nicer. :D

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By eXcude
#244790
Thanks, I've been in it for almost 5 months, still settling for the most part.

I really want to upgrade the suspension next... but wife makes a good argument. Why replace struts I just put on 15k miles ago? I'll probably end up waiting for them to wear down.
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By HyBr1D
#244793
Looks good, man! Once you go coilover all that goes anyways, heh. I agree with Barry, while you wait do some side projects like chassis work.. won't break the bank and your car will handle better. Once you get the coils in you'll be more astonished! heh.

BTW, Irma didn't kill Red... :)
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By eXcude
#244794
It's near impossible to find any struts that are rated for the Spec-V trim, so coilovers seem to be the wisest choice.

I'm also toying with the idea of keeping my struts and putting OEM springs back on (I still have them) and running stock in the winter. Coils in the non-snow months so I don't get stuck, which is very possible with a Noreaster.

Jury is still out, all my extra money is going into a coilover fund, so side projects would cut into that. The parts ya'll are suggesting are hard to find too ? Nissan did a good job of stiffening up the Spec from baseline. I for the most part feel the car handles very well, just need more dampening and a touch more low.
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By eXcude
#244888
So I had this random rattle in my exhaust system for the last few weeks. I Finally got a chance to remove the part of my exhaust system between my down pipe and and muffler.

I guess you would call it between the 'down pipe and axle back'

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I thought it was a heat shield causing the rattle noise, so my plan was to remove the middle part (pictured above). Remove the heat shield, re-install. However when I had my piping out I noticed I was able to shake the piping and hear that rattling. Peering into the pipe there was something loose in the catalytic converter.

So I started thinking, I just bought this exhaust, I can probably do a warranty claim. Warranty would be honored, but would involve things being shipped around, things being installed. Big waste of time to replace something that may or may not work again.

So after all of that thinking, I searched my garage for a tool that could just gut this thing. Found a pry bar, you can use your imagination.

Cat is empty now :o
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By eXcude
#244894
powderohyeah wrote:wait so something got into your cat? and was rattling around?


The catalyst material inside the cat was loose.
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By eXcude
#244906
Yeah I was trying to be earth friendly (haha) and keep a legit cat, but the rattling was so annoying. I was worried it would be louder, raspy and stink. So far I haven't smelled or heard a difference. The car seems to shift better in the lower RPMs and downshift into high RPMs smoother. Thinking it was a dud from the get go, so it all worked out. :D
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By eXcude
#245000
After a happy sunshine family outing in the Sentra, I pulled into the garage and all of a sudden the clutch pedal hit the floor :( :o :?

Then a shit load of fluid dumped on the floor. I am thinking it's something in the clutch line or one of the cylinders . I am yet to identify the source of the leak.

:(
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By eXcude
#245003
Looks like it's brake fluid, as my reservoir is almost empty. This is out of my realm of expertise so I'm getting it towed to the garage for further assessment. According to my research it's 1 of these 4 things:

Failed clutch release bearing
Failed slave cylinder
Failed clutch master cylinder
Broken clutch linkage

Wish Speccy luck at the doctors :(
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By HyBr1D
#245005
eXcude wrote:Looks like it's brake fluid, as my reservoir is almost empty. This is out of my realm of expertise so I'm getting it towed to the garage for further assessment. According to my research it's 1 of these 4 things:

Failed clutch release bearing
Failed slave cylinder
Failed clutch master cylinder
Broken clutch linkage

Wish Speccy luck at the doctors :(


Damn, hope it's nothing serious nor too expensive! gl homie!
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By eXcude
#245015
Clutch slave cylinder, they gotta bust open the bell housing to replace it. Great idea Nissan! //end rant

Oh did I mention I got a set of brand new coil-overs for $270 ?

This is numbing the pain for me right now :D
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