Category Archives: Perpetual 350z

New Y-Pipe

Finally the y-pipe came in so now I will not have a horrible restrictive one.  I am keeping fingers crossed that the top end will benefit from this y-pipe.  The reason I opted for this one was price based as it will be a temporary thing.  I have plans for the exhaust set-up in the future, soon I hope.

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Yes I also added the DEI spray to the y-pipe.  One must remember to cure the pipes after painting so…..

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I think they are ready

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One day soon they will be installed

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Motordyne ART Products – Fact Or Fiction – Import Tuner Magazine

Well the performance of my exhaust in power and in cabin noise could be better.  So when the chance for a huge discount on some Motordyne ART Pipes came along I jumped on them like a cheetah on an impala!!!  Those not familiar with these pipes can refer here…

Nissan 350Z Motordyne ART Products – Fact Or Fiction – Import Tuner Magazine.

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I was imprest with detail as the insides have beed sprayed with a thermal barrier to keep heat inside the pipes.

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Then for extra security they installed packing where the O2 sensors plug in.  Purpose i see here is extra barrier to prevent a check engine light from appearing, incase the extending sensor tubes are not long enough.

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as pleased as I am with the pipes I felt a little extra something was in order…

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This spray is similar to what motordyne did to the inside of these pipes. The heat protection in 1500 degrees farenheit, and I am not sure how that compares to what they had already done. This is after first coat.

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And final product!!!!

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Exhaust Stage 2

I have alway said to myself modify within your means.  If it works then it works, and function comes before looking good.  I go by this simply because the car is built for me.  Well that can backfire at times as the muffler guts have been killed.  Funds are a bit limited more times than not, so, it is time to settle on what works.  T hat would be a Megan Single exhaust (Drift Spec).

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Overall the sound has an intoxicating high pitch tone to it.  Unfortunatly I had to put Walker resonators in the Megan Y-Pipe to quiet down thedrone in the cabin.  Yet I would say it is still there.

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Another thing to note are the bends that can be seen.  They are, to me, unnecessary in some areas.  One, that can not be seen, is a kink near the sway bar the literally decreases the size and circular shape of the piping.

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Bumper inlets

To prepare for this Texas heat during the track day I decided something may need to be done…

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Keep in mind these are covered in plasti-dip because of the numerous road trips I make.  These serve only one purpose and that is to force fresh cool air to the intake.

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Yes I know it is dirty but I needed to test them out before a wash. Needless to say the throttle response has improved in minor fashion. And yes I like the look.

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See…carbon, but not completely all as the backing in FRP

 

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There we go now it is clean and no more bug splats…..wow…..I quite fancy it

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Here you can see the true purpose of these inlets and the direction of the airflow

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Rusty Helical Lsd

I have yet to see or hear someone run a surface rust lsd.   Naturally, there must be a reason.  Very very very little rust can be run with oil, but one should just not leave it if it can be helped.  In my case it can be so I will attempt to clean it with a simple power drill.

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This is what I saw when I opened the box from the shipper.

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you can see where i started to sand off the rust.  It is the only section without any.

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lucky for me the stubs were not touched….well…hardly

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Time to put some low-budget tools to work

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