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Fred's 1998 C34 Nissan Stagea 25X Four Wagon 
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And this afternoon I picked up a set of four matching wheels from a freight depo for 100 nzd + 80 shipping.

And tonight I found, bought, picked up, paid for, and brought home a pair of reasonable tyres to go on a pair of them.

The tyres on them were the wrong size, which might have been OK, except for the 4wd system.

https://twitter.com/FredCookeNZ/status/ ... 2430586880
https://twitter.com/FredCookeNZ/status/ ... 1195584512

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Fri Oct 06, 2017 10:39 am
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And today's efforts on the same topic:

1) Stripped flat and good-but-wrong tyres off
2) Fitted cheap used tyres on
3) Balanced with used tyres
4) Carted home and swapped around
5) Acid cleaned with NZ made Luxxio Agent X wheel cleaner
6) Sponge bath for the rest of the entire thing
7) Out for lunch and social visit
8) Dragging the Volvo caravan around with it

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Sat Oct 07, 2017 5:47 am
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Irony, get the car nice and clean, and the f***ing road markers come along and pointlessly repaint the stripes on either side of it and overspray onto the panels and wheels and tyres. Grrrrr. Just my luck. Especially ironic considering if it was still dirty, the paint would not have stuck, but because it's clean, it's stuck well! Arrrggghhh. Good thing it's not a minter in the first place.

https://twitter.com/FredCookeNZ/status/ ... 6382664704

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Sat Oct 14, 2017 9:30 am
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Took this for a welcome home drive last night, started straight up and settled into a silky idle just fine. The reluctance to start that it had when I bought it has gone away with some heavy use and quality oil.

Two new things:

1) Re the previous post, I bought some scrapers that don't hurt paint and do remove this hard but somewhat tall overspray: https://twitter.com/FredCookeNZ/status/ ... 6859738115

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2) I bought a set of subframe locking bushes that I hope will cure some noises from the rear of the car for 60nzd + 8nzd shipping:

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Mon Oct 30, 2017 4:02 am
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The arrived the day before yesterday and look like this up close: https://twitter.com/FredCookeNZ/status/ ... 5758872576

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Thu Nov 02, 2017 10:07 pm
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A friend here at work recently pointed out that GTR diffs are R230 not R200. I didn't know R230 existed.

What I did know was that this car has the machined style diff input flange, just like GTRs do.

And then I found this photo which shows the R230 looking very similar with the machined flange:

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I'll have to get under there and figure it out sometime soon. Would be cool if it was big stock. Makes sense with a 1580kg car, I guess.

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