Sunday, February 10, 2008

Slowtra's First Dyno Charts

Here are the long awaited dyno charts from the Slowtra's baseline dyno back in December. I apologize for the long long wait but I had practically zero time to blog till the current CNY hols.

Pix below of the power curve and output figures below. The curve very closely resembles what TCM shows in the Sentra brochure. The 25k km mileage engine's bone stock cept for Heat Range 6 ND Iridium plugs and a K&N drop-in element replacement filter. Figures are all at the crank.

The torque curve and output figures

As you can see from the power and torque curves there's a very pronounced dip between 3500rpm to 4000rpm. Most people actually feel this deep as a surge of power thinking the engine's VTC is like VTEC. Wahahhahaha! This proves once again that butt dyno's are only good for feeling power/torque transitions rather than gains. I have a set of Hot Bits stainless steel headers and exhaust b-piping on order. This should hopefully get me some gains and
reduce the dip in the curve...

Friday, February 8, 2008

Happy Chinese New Year 2008!!!

First off I would like to wish all fellow Chinese a Very Happy and Prosperous New Year!!! May 2008 bring as much cheese as possible for you and the N16. 2007 has been the toughest and most challenging year of my life balancing between finances, work, personal, the Slowtra and the shag pad. Here's hoping for a better 2008!!!

Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Nismo Badge

Yes I know I'm getting ricier by the day but does anyone have the leads to get the Nismo badge below? My contacts in JDMland is telling me this badge is not for sale and only found in Nismo factory/project cars.
I just need the Nismo badge. Don't need the "Z-tune". If this cannot be had I also don't mind a similar looking badge (just different "O" alphabet treatment) found on the Latio Tiida S-Tune. In all honesty a proper badge looks so much better than a sticker decal. Nismo Japan online website only lists the following badges

I don't mind having the above badges if these were at least 50% larger. At only 100mm width X 28mm they're way too small...