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Matt Khuu

New owner of a blue s15 spec R

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Hey guys, new owner of a Spec R s15 here.

 

So recently I just swapped my Mazda 3 sp23 plus a bit of cash for this s15. I still can't drive it until early September due to me being on my P's, but it is worth the wait. The previous owner had it imported in 2009.

 

So I bought it with the following:

- 100,000 kilometres.

- APEXi Pod Filter (507-N005)

- Nismo Cluster

- PowerGetter exhaust system

- Darkest Legal Tint

- 17" Gold Volk Gramlights 57c

- Kenwood Double Din Headunit

- Clear indicators

- Aftermarket tail lights

 

 

The Kenwood head unit only has Japanese frequency which only goes to 90.00 and no USB or AUX so I am looking to get that changed first.

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dont really have future plans for it at the moment, I'm quite happy with the car. But I will see once i actually start to drive it

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Score. FYI, your Nismo gauge cluster retails for around $500-700.

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Woah, I never realised that the nismo cluster costs that much. Sorry I wrote the post in a rush before, I have updated it with a bit more detail.

 

Also, I am thinking of getting a new pod filter because mine is quite old and dirty. Do you guys reckon I should get the same one or different one?

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You should ditch the pod completely, install a factory air box with the snorkel, cut a big secondary port in the bottom section of the box, then route it to a cold air intake pickup point.

 

Benefits over a pod:

  • Has the same or greater flow
  • Lower intake temperature
  • Can potentially gain an intake pressure boost if running a ram intake with a pickup point in a high pressure zone on the nosecone
  • If running the factory paper filter (which you should), far better filtration with virtually the same flow rating
  • No need to clean your filter and re-oil it; just bin it each year and replace with a fresh one
  • Dry paper filter won't foul the AFM over time like an oiled filter will
  • Zero Police issues if you make your secondary hole and pickup look factory

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You should ditch the pod completely, install a factory air box with the snorkel, cut a big secondary port in the bottom section of the box, then route it to a cold air intake pickup point.

 

Benefits over a pod:

  • Has the same or greater flow
  • Lower intake temperature
  • Can potentially gain an intake pressure boost if running a ram intake with a pickup point in a high pressure zone on the nosecone
  • If running the factory paper filter (which you should), far better filtration with virtually the same flow rating
  • No need to clean your filter and re-oil it; just bin it each year and replace with a fresh one
  • Dry paper filter won't foul the AFM over time like an oiled filter will
  • Zero Police issues if you make your secondary hole and pickup look factory

 

 

Agree this is what I have done with my car, plus I heard with standard airbox you get better bottom end performance

 

I will try get photos of my intake setup :thumb:

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Buy a new pod and sell me that apexi adapter plate because I need a straight one rather than a bent one :thumb:

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Yeah i had the stock airbox and went to a pod when the cooler weather hit just so i had some form of induction noise, havent really noticed any negative issues in regards to it yet.

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Hmm thanks, I shall see where I go.

 

But another question is im looking at a new double din headunit, has anyone purchased or used the 100 - 200 dollar ones off eBay?

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Hey guys just an update since I still can't drive it until another month, but I ended up painting the rocker cover.

 

Sanded all the paint even though it was already damaged

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Did 2 light coats and 2 medium coats

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Then sanded back the letters

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and this is what it looks like on the car now

 

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hey Nissan_200 any chance you had a photo of your intake set up?

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