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flappist

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About flappist

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    2nd GEN (S130)
  • Birthday 05/16/1959

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  • Gender Male
  • Location Hervey Bay
  • Car 2008 Track Coupe

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  1. flappist added a post in a topic Single turbo conversion for a 07 HR 350 - HELP NEEDED!!!!!!!!!   

    Try looking at pommy stuff or at least pommy fora. Their 350Zs are the same as ours. I got my goodies from abbeymotorsports.co.uk
  2. flappist added a post in a topic Single turbo conversion for a 07 HR 350 - HELP NEEDED!!!!!!!!!   

    Try looking on the yank Z sites. There is a bit of stuff for HRs and I know that there is a twin turbo kit.
  3. flappist added a post in a topic Osiris, uprev, abbeymotorsport and woohoo   

    Ok, latest data.

    I deployed the next upgrade after sending my data back to AMS.

    woohoo++

    I thoroughly recommend this as the best bang for buck upgrade I have ever done....
  4. flappist added a post in a topic Trouble Understanding 350z Windows   

    Get one from pommyland
  5. flappist added a post in a topic Buying a 370z at the Factory Invoice Price in Australia   


    Well you are very correct in that you are new to this, it is not what you think.

    The US version of the 370Z is NOTHING like the Aus version other than they look the same from the outside. In the same way the JDM and Aus versions are very different.
    We have laws here that require that parts be held for 7 years for all models sold and that all cars sold here must comply with and be tested to AUSTRALIAN design rules, not USA or Euro or Japanese.
    Again this must be TESTED to comply, not guessed.

    The cost of the 370Z is in overly high, do you really think that they are making $bazillions on every model sold here and than not one single manufacturer anywhere in the world has decided to steal the whole Australian market by selling at US prices?

    I bought my 350Z in 2008 at wholesale less holdback and including all government charges paid $61,400. I know this is the correct price as I have very good inside knowledge.

    But, hey, if you think it is too much just buy one in USA and freight it over for about $6000 and you will be a winner......


    The last part is that it is common practice for film makers to mirror image footage of vehicles for various markets, LHD looks like RHD and vice versa.
  6. flappist added a post in a topic 9 sec @ 166mph R35   


    Yeh but a eco lpi would be quicker and cost less to run with better resale

    I need on of these cars one day.......
  7. flappist added a post in a topic ECU Remap   


    Already done. There is a thread on it in the 350 area.

    Today I drove to Gladstone and back, 600km +/- average 12.2 km/l

    I have done the trip may time before but never got better than 10.5 km/l

    Fuel BP 98, av speed (enough); max speed, (never more than 100mph, I mean km/h)
  8. flappist added a post in a topic ECU Remap   

  9. flappist added a post in a topic ECU Remap   

    I am fairly sure pommy and aussie are the same. I have a pommy map in mine and it works "rather well".
  10. flappist added a post in a topic Sat Nav recommends ?   

    I have a Garmin 1490 and it fits perfectly.

    I had a TomTom but it drove me nuts with its address finding system.

    Tomtoms require a suburb before you can enter a street which is an absolute pain in the bum if the suburb that it thinks the street is in is not the suburb that the person who lives at the address thinks they are in which is VERY common in QLD with the ever changing boundaries and street name changes.

    e.g. my previous house moved from street number 6 to 15 and then hopped a suburb which was rather clever as it was stuck on a concrete slab.

    I recommend you try a few addresses before you buy. (and if you want a really cheap tomtom I have one here)
  11. flappist added a post in a topic ECU Remap   



    I use the big long black dyno
  12. flappist added a post in a topic Buying a 370z at the Factory Invoice Price in Australia   


    Where do you get the idea it costs $35k landed?

    Australian 370Zs are nothing like US ones and our market is tiny.

    Also each model needs to be ADR complied. If this only cost $10,000,000 and 500 were sold then that in itself would be $20k each as well as our law that there must be parts kept in Australia for at least 7 years plus all the infrastructure for service etc.

    370Z is a boutique vehicle and is expensive, Tiida is not and is cheap.

    Just before you go bezerk on the $10,000,000 that is a tiny amount for this sort of thing, Commodores and Falcons are hundreds of millions in development and compliance.

    If we just went with the Euro standard the general price of everything would drop by a huge amount.

    So if you want a cheap 370Z live in Japan for a year and bring it back with you but don't try it with a yank one unless you want to drive it in a mirror
  13. flappist added a post in a topic running E85 in 370z   

    Your ecu is set up for it as is mine in my 2008 350Z. I saw the settings in the uprev gizmo.

    Getting the word from nissan is the smart move as then it cannot ever be a warranty issue.
  14. flappist added a post in a topic Buying a 370z at the Factory Invoice Price in Australia   

    The market in Australia is very competitive and I can tell you from inside knowledge that Nissan dealers are not making $gazillions on the sales of ANYTHING at the moment.

    For those who want to buy it at cost and not allow the dealer to make anything why don't you work for free for a few weeks saving your boss the money he normally pays you so he can give that money to people who don't want to pay for whatever service he provides.

    Or do all the employees of the dealership, the admin people, the customer service people, the tech staff, sales guys and finally the poor bugger who is risking everything just so you can actually buy a 370z in Australia and get it serviced not deserve to be paid for their work?
  15. flappist added a post in a topic We are looking for Moderators/Event Managers for each state for Zclub.   

    I can help but I am in regional QLD