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by rodavo
Thu Nov 03, 2005 8:30 am
Forum: General Tech
Topic: Sydney Piazza owners
Replies: 25
Views: 10318

The third is my very first piazza, a blue automatic which had 75000 km's on it when i bought it. Being an auto, I quickly got bored of it and went in search of a manual. This car now sits under a tree missing a motor and front brakes and the interior is filled up with the interior from the track pia...
by rodavo
Wed Nov 02, 2005 10:39 pm
Forum: Suspension, Wheels and Tires
Topic: What size wheels?
Replies: 15
Views: 11607

Ive got 16x7.5 on mine and they fit quite nice. The car is lowered 2 inches at the front and 1.5 at the rear. They only rub a little on the outer guard on the front but if you choose the right tire it wont. I reckon the older 80's cars look better with a bit of meat on the rim which is why I didnt g...
by rodavo
Wed Nov 02, 2005 10:33 pm
Forum: General Tech
Topic: Sydney Piazza owners
Replies: 25
Views: 10318

Ive got 3, but only 1 is registered. I am in the Campbelltown area.
by rodavo
Sun Sep 11, 2005 5:06 pm
Forum: Show room
Topic: My Piazza project thread
Replies: 131
Views: 73971

Yeah thats us.....we won the comp last December with a unique turbo setup, it uses a variable vane turbo charger instead of the usual wategate type. Worked really well and the car was unbelievably quick. Really throws you back in the seat when it comes on boost. You should check out our website, got...
by rodavo
Sun Sep 11, 2005 9:42 am
Forum: Show room
Topic: My Piazza project thread
Replies: 131
Views: 73971

Just realised I didnt answer all of your questions Bugle!!! I am planning on putting an RB20 or RB25 turbo on it like yours, just have to find one first before I start making the manifold. I am getting my pipes bent at Liverpool exhaust cause they sponsor our SAE team and I know the guy pretty well....
by rodavo
Sun Sep 11, 2005 9:37 am
Forum: Show room
Topic: My Piazza project thread
Replies: 131
Views: 73971

Yeah I go to Wollongong uni and have been on the FSAE team for the last 3 years. How do you know about it Bugle?? Are you a uni student as well??? Yeah I am using Solidworks....its an awesome program. I can get the flanges done in any material basically but I will have to find out prices of the mate...
by rodavo
Sat Sep 10, 2005 11:38 am
Forum: Show room
Topic: My Piazza project thread
Replies: 131
Views: 73971

Is that Solidworks you are using Bugle?? Here's the manifold I have designed to suit a t28, its almost 100% complete, little bit of tweaking to be done, but all runners are equal length to within 2mm and join nicely at the turbo flange. Should be getting the flanges cut at my work (engineering compa...
by rodavo
Thu Aug 25, 2005 10:58 pm
Forum: Drivetrain - Motors, Turbos etc..
Topic: Turbo Internal Mods
Replies: 13
Views: 6381

Bugle, is the T03 off an R32 Skyline GTST or is it something else? I have read that the R32 ones are not ball bearing and that they are T28's but I dont know how accurate this is. Do you have any part numbers on the turbo or photos of the housings you could show?? Also, how is the car running with t...
by rodavo
Wed Aug 17, 2005 11:10 pm
Forum: Show room
Topic: I got some new wheels!!!!
Replies: 24
Views: 11507

Well there you go, a few ways to get the springs out. I will consider these next time I need to do some suspension work. Some of this post should probably be put in the suspension section.

Dave
by rodavo
Tue Aug 16, 2005 11:08 pm
Forum: Show room
Topic: I got some new wheels!!!!
Replies: 24
Views: 11507

Yeah the front springs are the hard ones. Fitting new lowered springs is easier as far as getting them in there, however the hard part comes when you have to compress the spring and bolt it all back together. The KMAC guys used the weight of my car to push the lower control arm into place whilst com...
by rodavo
Tue Aug 16, 2005 10:08 pm
Forum: Show room
Topic: I got some new wheels!!!!
Replies: 24
Views: 11507

Firstly, I paid $620 for the rims brand new....but getting a 20mm offset with a 4x100 bolt pattern is quite hard, you will probably have to shop around if you want a different look to the ones on my car. Suspension wise, the track piazza is running Koni shocks all round, set to the stiffest setting ...
by rodavo
Mon Aug 15, 2005 11:10 pm
Forum: Show room
Topic: I got some new wheels!!!!
Replies: 24
Views: 11507

Correction Chris, its a XR6 Turbo! Its dads car but he ordered it with no turbo badges! I will take more pics of the other one, thats the track car which hasnt been on the track yet....few more things to do.....but its all bare inside and weighs so much less (150kg to be exact!!!). Its a really good...
by rodavo
Mon Aug 15, 2005 12:03 am
Forum: Show room
Topic: I got some new wheels!!!!
Replies: 24
Views: 11507

I got some new wheels!!!!

Finally saved up to get me some wheels!!! They are Lenso Eagles 16x7.5 with 205/50 rubber on them. They fit nicely, have a 20mm offset which is perfect, they rub a little on the plastic guards inside the front wheel well but not too bad. Sorry about the quality of the pic, the file was huge so I had...
by rodavo
Sun Aug 07, 2005 12:47 am
Forum: Show room
Topic: My Baby From when i got her to this day
Replies: 37
Views: 16291

Brendan, where did you get your diff done?? I have a really noisy diff at the moment and I need to get it looked at. What was wrong with yours and what did you get done for the $700??

Dave
by rodavo
Sat Jul 23, 2005 11:06 am
Forum: Australia - Events: Past/ Present/ Future
Topic: Piazza Cruze in Sydney
Replies: 25
Views: 14699

Yeah I will definantly come and watch as well. Let us know when you are going. All us Sydney Piazza owners should get together in the next couple of weeks, I havent seen another Piazza in ages, probably like 6 months. Actually I saw a black Piazza drive by me while I was filling up with petrol. It h...