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SuperS Forged Turbo Build

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I had the same when taking the bonnet to be painted, your man doing the body prep had more to do than he thought!

I've not gotten around to paint yet (get away with it on a white car), plus I've got to take the permagrit wheel to the bonnet a few more times to fit a set of aerocatches and the bonnet vent. One of the plans to get more efficient airflow through the intercooler and radiator 😉
 
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Have you been busy tinkering away Dave?

Very very slowly Paul.

Mainly waiting on a patch harness for the ECU at the minute and planning a way forward with respect to plumbing in the brakes.

I'm making slow progress on the interior to tidy everything up after removing the sound deadening but covid is pushing everything back sadly.
 
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Ah nice, I thought they looked slightly flared - is that just the 20mm they quote on their website or have you eeked it out a little more?

Just what they quote on their site. They provided enough increase to house the wheel and brake combo I wanted and still look OEM'ish 😊
 
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Went to Matt's Micra Emporium today to do a walk through on brake lines for the car. While I was there, I picked up a Lexan rear window to fit into the GRP tailgate.

A fully populated SuperS tailgate weights a wopping 19.8kgs. The GRP tailgate molding weights 3kgs and the window a further 3.4kgs. So, all told that's 6.4kgs, saving 13.4kgs, (a smidge less for screen bondo though). Together with the GRP bonnet, which is 5kgs vs 12kgs for a stock item. That's a further 20.4kgs off the car 😎

Progress wise. I finally got round to tidying up the interior of the car after removing all the factory sound deadening. Rear of the car to do next before a coat of FX Liner and spending an age with some 3M speed tape to cover all of the holes 😒

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Syvecs S6+ coilpack patch harness has been completed. Just waiting on an ethernet connector, so it's connectable.

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Looking forward to finishing off the interior tidy up, so I can get the coilpack loom finish installed along with a main power and fuse relocation.
 
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Spent the past week trawling through the Nissan Service manual breaking down the coilpack loom in order to wire in various things that are needed to get the car up and running.

Typical examples are utilising the OEM rear heated window switch to drive the front heated screen, seeing as the rear window is now Lexan. Also utilising the OEM aircon switch to activate the WiFi module, which allows convenient cable free access to the ECU. That however requires a permanent live supply, so you don't have to wait for it to boot in the event of the ignition being switched off.

Main power feeds are also needed for an internal battery to the starter and main fuse box. I'm still scratching my head regarding final placement for the main fuse and relay boxes. As the cold charge pipe and turbo intake both sit where they are on a standard car.

To help with mockups for now, I got myself a decent race battery, which will fit nicely where the OEM ECU sits behind the centre console. Nice neat solution and saves on passenger seat faff while minimising main power feed runs. Saves another 10kgs out of the car too, as the OEM battery tips the scales at 12kgs and this one only weights 1.96kgs. This is about the same spec as a Varley Red Top 25 but with almost 3x the CCA rating 💪

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Let the mocking up begin. Nissan changed the ruddy ECU bracket / chassis points when they switched to the larger NATS ECU 🤦‍♂️

Anyway, the general idea is still the same for where the battery is going to go. Third time lucky and I'll get a pre-NATS ecu bracket and start tweaking 🙂

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Syvecs S6+ coilpack patch harness has been completed. Just waiting on an ethernet connector, so it's connectable.

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Looking forward to finishing off the interior tidy up, so I can get the coilpack loom finish installed along with a main power and fuse relocation.

I admire this build, attention to detail and tons of knowledge. Cant wait to see more progress.
Tbh, I am right before making same harness adapter to Ecumaster Emu in my K11 turbo build.
R u being able to help me by sending more pictures of your adapter creating process? Maybe some diagrams of wiring and pins in the plug?
 
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I admire this build, attention to detail and tons of knowledge. Cant wait to see more progress.
Tbh, I am right before making same harness adapter to Ecumaster Emu in my K11 turbo build.
R u being able to help me by sending more pictures of your adapter creating process? Maybe some diagrams of wiring and pins in the plug?

I'm afraid I didn't make it. I suck at anything beyond basic wiring/crimping skills, so I got a professional motorsport company to make it for me.
 
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