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PostPosted: Wed Jun 17, 2009 6:33 pm 
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Tell me what you think.


Needs more lower. 8)


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 17, 2009 6:41 pm 
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Maybe a slight cut to the front coils will do the job. 8)


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 18, 2009 2:46 am 
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Nice DR, non-intercooled tekamen are a rare breed! welcome to the 'club' :)

I've just started doing more work to my coupe, mainly to restore it to the point where I wouldn't be too embarrassed to enter it in the odd show or two. My badge kit arrived direct from Japan at the start of this week - see here for the writeup - and once I'm done with that it'll be time to replace all the accessory belts and get my Watanabes painted and polished for fitting to the car. (they were going to go on the sedan, but I changed my mind)

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funny you should mention fuel pump issues - my sedan had a faulty standard fuel pump that I ended up replacing with a Bosch 910 (an OEM Mercedes one apparently), and my coupe developed a fault with the fuel pump controller at the beginning of this year which I've only just managed to fix (by swapping it with the one out of the sedan, natch).

If you are seriously looking at buying DR30 spares and/or replacement bits, the best place to go is Yahoo Auctions Japan. I've managed to find pretty much everything I need on there. Trouble is, you're often bidding against other DR30 enthusiasts with more money than sense... ;)

you may also want to stockpile yourself a couple of spare CAS units, those are notoriously bad for breaking down on DR30s.

I used to have a set of really, really low DR30 springs. there was no rebound to speak of, comfort was lacking and road-holding ability was horrible, but damn the car looked good on 'em. They were already fitted when I got the coupe in from Japan, so I knew nothing about them apart from the fact they were metallic pink, which may signify a brand of some sort? Have never seen a set like them since, neither here nor there, I'm almost regretful of selling them actually.

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 18, 2009 9:41 am 
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yes just drop the front a bit ad I think it'll look right!

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 18, 2009 10:09 am 
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My SSR EX-C rims were on an R30 before they were imported to go on my 240sx, if that's any consellation. LOL 8)


They had a good first life :D

And second i'm sure :tu:


Thanks, man. They also already came painted in Nissan white to match my S13.. that white R30, they were on, musta looked lovely. :D

Your car is JDM sexay..... the neighbors must envy you for having such an exotic machine. 8)

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 19, 2009 7:15 am 
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Orion wrote:
Nice DR, non-intercooled tekamen are a rare breed! welcome to the 'club' :)


Hey thanks. I've seen your cars on the net, nice! Next time I go through Auckland I'll ring you up to have a look.

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If you are seriously looking at buying DR30 spares and/or replacement bits, the best place to go is Yahoo Auctions Japan. I've managed to find pretty much everything I need on there. Trouble is, you're often bidding against other DR30 enthusiasts with more money than sense... ;)


I've been looking at Yahoo Japan everyday. The one thing I really hoped to find where the window seals, but no luck. I ordered a set from vonbibra in Australia. I let you know how it works out. I also ordered a tappet cover gasket. Ever set the valves in an FJ20? Cams out, change the shims, like a bike?

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you may also want to stockpile yourself a couple of spare CAS units, those are notoriously bad for breaking down on DR30s.


Thanks for the tip. Is it the ignition trigger inside the distributor? Same as anything else?
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I used to have a set of really, really low DR30 springs. there was no rebound to speak of, comfort was lacking and road-holding ability was horrible, but damn the car looked good on 'em. They were already fitted when I got the coupe in from Japan, so I knew nothing about them apart from the fact they were metallic pink, which may signify a brand of some sort? Have never seen a set like them since, neither here nor there, I'm almost regretful of selling them actually.


I'm pretty happy with the way the car is set up right now. The rear shocks say Nismo on them and are adjustable, as well as the front. I might drop the front about an inch (2.5cm), but don't really want to hurt the ride either. I drive the car everywhere, and the roads here in the south can be crap.


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KresSlyda180 wrote:
Your car is JDM sexay..... the neighbors must envy you for having such an exotic machine. 8)


Not really. Not to many older cars in the hood. There was one guy up the street with a 240z, but he's sold it and gone to an early Bronco. :|


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There was one guy up the street with a 240z, but he's sold it and gone to an early Bronco. :|


Talk about a life changing mistake. LOL :o

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Cycletech wrote:
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Your car is JDM sexay..... the neighbors must envy you for having such an exotic machine. 8)


Not really. Not to many older cars in the hood. There was one guy up the street with a 240z, but he's sold it and gone to an early Bronco. :|


I am kind of a neighbor who envies your exotic machine... :tu: :lol:

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Still loving this new addition to the family. I took some new pictures, washed it too! :wink:

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hhhmmm, so what are you gonna do with them other wheels hhmmm? lol, nice ride man, love it! :tu:

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 18, 2009 9:11 pm 
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I'm going to put my snow tire's on them. :lol:

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I'm going to put my snow tire's on them. :lol:


(in yoda - voice) snow rally in your future, yes? lol :tu:

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 22, 2009 11:27 am 
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That car would be a handful in the snow!

It would go like this: traction, traction, traction, boost, ditch.. :wink:

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Beautiful Beautiful Beautiful car..it deserves better then cheap knock off wheels. With a car like that its time to step it up man.

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Find me some decent wheels local or nearby and I'll pull the trigger on 'em. Read back to page one; I wanted something to go on the car until I could find something else. All in all those XXR's aren't that bad. Sure they're drilled for two different bolt patterns, but they are lighter than the stock ones. :tu:

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Here are my wheel sources...

http://www.rbwheels.com/

http://i360.com/test/altaInventory/site/

http://www.rarejdmwheels.blogspot.com/

http://geocities.com/hausofimports/16down.htm

http://www.flashoptions.com/product_lis ... ubcatID=48

http://yhst-1408381693991.stores.yahoo. ... mrims.html

http://www.importbitz.com/wheels.htm

http://www.jspec.com/usedwheels.html

http://jdmwheels.blogspot.com/

http://stores.shop.ebay.com/JHOT-Import ... ec0Q2em322

http://www.jdm-wheels.com/used.html

http://www.memoryfab.com/wheels/used/

http://www.pandagarage.com/wheels.html

http://passwordjdm.com/JDM-Wheels-C304.aspx

http://www.wheelchoice.com/

http://www.jdmhookup.com/product.cfm/WHEELS

http://www.ripgarage.com/wheels_main.htm

http://www.jdmplace.com/ProductList.asp ... heels&Pg=1

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I recently put my Ewings up for sale, so decided to trawl around for some inspiration in case someone actually did buy them and I suddenly found myself needing a replacement set of wheels.

After about 20 minutes browsing YAJ, Yahoo Auto, Goo-net and R30MAP looking at various DR30s, I came away with the impression that 90% of them either have Watanabe RS8s, Formula Mesh, Longchamp XR4s or those horribly awesome Impul G35 wheels fitted, and that there wasn't much variation floating around. Not that any of the aforementioned rims are bad (I myself own a set of RS8s and a set of meshies), but seeing a DR30 on a set of 'other' period rims (like Ewings) would be nice!

Problem is, the days of being able to jump on YAJ and find a set of '80s wheels for US$50 are well and truly over :(

I did manage to find a set of Autostrada telephone dial rims though, and some Linea Sport turbofins (which hold a special place in my heart because those were the wheels I equipped my KDR30 in Gran Turismo 4 with) - but the pricing wasn't ideal in either case.

not to mention, everyone else probably thinks they're ugly as sin...

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Slappy, thanks for the links, but there's no way I could ever find the time to click them all. Something will turn up. Until then don't hate on my wheels to much, I could have gone for chrome 20's... :roll:

Orion, I like the Phone dials, always have. Kind of makes me want to go buy a 924 though :lol: They look like 14's?? That seems to be the problem with some of what's available for this car. Too small a wheel, or the size you want and the wrong offset.

The Turbofins look like the wheels I had on my Alfa GTV-6. Should have kept that one.

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I could have gone for chrome 20's... :roll:


Very tru. You still have one badass car 8)

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