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Bought in November 2006 from Saab Dealership in Wrexham.

Had full RAC check performed on it. Had a few minor problems and a few major, but was mechanically sound and at the price I got for I couldn't grumble.

Came with the following mods:-

  • Blitz Nur Spec Exhaust
  • Jun Front Bumper
  • Bonnet with Scoop
  • Alloys -
  • Greddy Air Filter

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It didn't take long for a few problems to arise. I got it booked in for an oil, diff oil and gearbox oil change and asked them to take a look. My Lambda sensor was at fault, causing stalling when warm. Sweet after this. The shocks were completely shot as they pointed out, but I knew this when I bought the car.

At this point I was disappointed to find I was only getting 240bhp, but almost immediacy the familiar hesitation around 4500rpm raised its ugly head. I replaced the plugs and coils with splitfires. This rectified the problem and power was much improved. Re-conditioned the old coils and sold them on.

Since then I've done done:-

Exterior
  • Nismo style Fiber Glass bonnet.
  • Front mounted bullet cam in grill.
  • Standard spec 2 front bumper with Nismo lip spoiler.
  • Vented Front wings.
  • Removed wind deflectors to give a cleaner line.
  • Jun Side Skirts.
  • Carbon fiber boot.
  • Carbon fiber BGW with high and low mounts.
  • Rear camera mounted in Skyline badge hole.
  • Trial rear bumper.
  • Tiberius rear LED lights.
  • Front HID Kit.


Interior
  • Triple A-pillar holder.
  • Fitted Defi DCII Gauges
    • Boost
    • Oil Temp
    • Oil Pressure
  • AEM fuel ratio gauge.
  • Fitted Steering wheel Ripspeed/Momo Jet with HICAS Boss.
  • Snap off Steering wheel kit.
  • Corbeau revolution drivers bucket seat.
  • Willans Harness.
  • Dash, vents, gear surround, handles and clocks sprayed silver.
  • Chrome surrounds around clocks.
  • Blue lights around clock - change to red when preset rev limit reached.
  • Japspeed short shifter kit.
  • JDM garage gear knob.
  • Double DIN touch screen.
  • 250G video storage drive in armrest.
  • Sound deadening removed.


Engine
  • Blitz Nur Spec Exhaust
  • 15db silencer decat
  • Japspeed down pipe.
  • Japspeed turbo elbow.
  • Apexi air filter.
  • Air Deflector Panel.
  • Nismo AFM Z32.
  • RSP R32 hybrid steel internal turbo.
  • Japspeed Front Mounted Intercooler.
  • HKS SSQ BOV.
  • Walbro Fuel Pump.
  • Uprated fuel filter.
  • Sard FPR.
  • Greddy Profec B VII Boost controller.
  • Apexi ECU and Commander.
  • Grounding Kit.
  • RSP Excedy Hybrid Clutch 500BHP
  • Oil cooler/relocation Kit.
  • Oil Catch Tank.
  • Engine Damper.
  • Japspeed 50mm Alloy Rad
  • Autobahn88 Rad hoses
  • Nismo thermostat.


Suspension, wheels and brakes
  • K-Sport Coilovers (30mm Drop all round)
  • Whiteline front and rear anti roll bars.
  • Whiteline rear droplinks.
  • CDF front droplinks.
  • Japspeed lower front strut brase.
  • Cusco upper front strut brase.
  • GTR rear strut brase.
  • Driftworks HICAS lockout.
  • Adjustable rear camber control arms.
  • Adjustable rear toe arms.
  • Rear sub-frame polly bushes.
  • Diff polly bushes.
  • Japspeed extended and finned diff casing.
  • 0.8mm shim added to diff (total 1.9mm).
  • EBC redstuff brake pads all round.
  • 3G grooved brake disks all round.
  • 17" Volk CV-Pro split rims.

Current power output 378BHP

Limited by injectors.

Latest Pics:-


Exterior:-

Will update with new wheels pics when I get the camera out again.

Mapped on 10th July 2007

Richard at Rising Sun Performance mapped the car and set up boost controller.

The first run with nothing touched produced 250BHP with a very poor curve. All over the place, which would explain how it was a nightmare to drive. I put this down to to the current mods and poor setup of the boost controller, which was done just the previous weekend.

After a few hours the car was fully setup with nice low knock levels. 3 runs were then done.

Original 250.6 BHP
No boost controller 293.4 BHP
Low boost 299.7 BHP
High boost 317.6 BHP

Max power 324.5BHP but with increased knock levels.

Maps were as follows:-

No boost controller


Low boost


High boost


High and Original curve.

Blue Original (thats overfueling for you) Red Final.
Overall you can see from the final graph that power had significantly increased along with a much smoother power delivery.

Very happy with result.

Thats it ................. for now.

Project Name "SilverDragon"
Last Updated 27/01/2011 -- Parts added updated.
 

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Nice clean looking car. So are you going to leave her stock then? What plans for the interior? Car looks smart and good luck with your project.
 

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The looks will be changed in the future. I have ideas on what I want. The front bumper will on have a series 2 spiltter and I've seen a nice rear bumper....

The problem I'm going to have is getting the side skirts to match...

As for interior not much. I've just got a few pics of interior and engine to host as thats what I'm WAITING on.
 

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Removing scoop def good idea, looks totally out of keeping with rest of car. Front spoiler that was on looked far too big, You'r on the right track the way you are going. Good luck and remember to post up any new pics.
 

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looking good mate :D i take it you mean the front splitter like i have on mine :D
 

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Jacked backend up 20mm today to give a 30mm drop all round.

Also fitted the Boost controller. Was straight forward until we read the manual on how to set it up..... oh dear thats going to give me a headache.
 

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Mapped on 10th July 2007

I'll add all the missing bits when I get time, just thought I'd get this done whilst I remember.

Richard at Rising Sun Performance mapped the car and set up boost controller.

The first run with nothing touched produced 250BHP with a very poor curve. All over the place, which would explain how it was a nightmare to drive. I put this down to to the current mods and poor setup of the boost controller, which was done just the previous weekend.

After a few hours the car was fully setup with nice low knock levels. 3 runs were then done.

No boost controller xxx BHP
Low boost xxx BHP
High boost 317.6 BHP

Max power 324.5BHP but with increased knock levels.

Maps were as follows:-

No boost controller
TO BE ADDED WHEN SCANNER DECIDES TO WORK

Low boost
TO BE ADDED WHEN SCANNER DECIDES TO WORK

High boost
TO BE ADDED WHEN SCANNER DECIDES TO WORK

High and Original curve.
TO BE ADDED WHEN SCANNER DECIDES TO WORK

Overall you can see from the final graph that power had significantly increased along with a much smoother power delivery.

Very happy with result.
 

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Was lucky enough to be taken around the nurburgring in this car. Very smooth delivery and sweet sounding car.

That is a list of mods I see getting longer and longer Stusy :)
 

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didnt realise you had so much still to do mate and do u still have the wind deflactors by any chance??? seeing as its so wet up here and i cant open the windows???;)
and i was lucky enough to follow you both round the track even though i struggled to keep up but it was amazing:p
 

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Nah they got snapped up very quickly when I offered them for sale on here.

Cant wait till next year. Lets hope for better traction and no component failures.
 

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looking good mate a vast improvement

where did you get the nismo bonnet sticker, i need one that size to cover some nice scratches someone left me
 

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It was on the bonnet when I bought it off StreetMachine. He now has a carbon bonnet and the rest of the decals down the side. You could ask him.

I was going to take it off, but adds just enough colour on the car for me.
 

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Looking good bud and a very big improvement from when you got it.
 

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ICE Install

The install for this was inspired by the Nurburg trip. I wanted a camera setup I could use at the touch of a button. I also wanted to remove all the wires for the sat nav, etc,

Its a EBay Item head unit.
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/2-DIN-Multimed...QQcmdZViewItem

Double Din
7" TFT Display With Touch Screen
TV
DVD
SAT NAV
BLUE TOOTH
VIDEO In/Out
etc
etc

This caused me no end of grief as the spec I received wasn't the spec I ordered, they had made a mistake on the AV in/out which is what I really wanted (specified 2 A/V in and 2 A/V out, which would have made it 3-Zone, but alas NO). Plus found that when I was wiring it up that Video In and Audio right were round the wrong way.

Camera. Its one of the best bullet cameras you can buy.
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.d...MEWN:IT&ih=020

Then the hard drive which allows you to record direct from AV. Comes WITHOUT a 2.5" hard drive which is extra. I had a spare 60G kicking around.
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.d...MEWN:IT&ih=010

I have a 12 fused feed from the battery to a junction box under the center console storage compartment, right next to the hand brake.

This then feeds a 12v cigarette lighter in the armrest storage compartment and 2 switches. 1 to feed the front mounted camera and the other for future expansion.

I then have Video/Audio Feeds in the armrest. Camera AV, Head unit AV in and AV out.

I recorded some footage on the way home. It very sweet I can record video as it runs through the hard drive first, and then the head unit can do something else.....

half my drive home before I got stuck in traffic:-

http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=nPs1i7ZQ7dg

This video has also been compressed and rendered to get it onto YouTube so the original quality is far far better.

Mic has been moved since this video and is far superior. Would like more input from the exhaust so it may be moved again.

Layout:-



Very basic, but its very simple. Getting the cables around the car is another matter though.

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Just about Spot the camera


Close up of camera


12V Cig Lighter feed inside armrest.


Audio Video feeds. Camera and Mic Out (flying Lead), Head Unit AV in (Panel Mounts) and Head Unit AV out (Flying Leads)


12V Junction box and temporary switch. Building air craft style switches for camera and flamer kit.


Picture on the head unit.


Switches down


Switches up


Fitted Into car with USB
**To Come**

Cant wait for a track day to see how it performs.
 
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