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dan-hipgrave
10-03-2007, 17:59
Picked up my new car today...

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v73/dan-hipgrave/front-1.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v73/dan-hipgrave/Side.jpg

Pictures really dont do this car justice - the way the paint flips in the sunlight in awesome! Its just had a pretty much full respray and is the mintest car im ever likely to own.

Speed wise its a completely different league to the Hybrid, and the sound of the turbo spooling up and then the wastegate chatter is soo cool, i was grinning all of the 200mile drive home :lol:

Engine spec so far is fairly basic - HKS airfilter, sheepdog BOV, full stainless mongoose system from turbo back (2.5" pipe all the way ending in a 5" backbox - fooking loud!) Looking to fit coilovers and possibly a FMIC when funds allow...

Opinions?

nyk
10-03-2007, 18:04
oooo errrrrr

I do like these cars.

:lol:

drsmith1979
10-03-2007, 18:05
love these cars, however, i hope its been well looked after or else you will be having a hefty repair bill for a gearbox and engine rebuild!

Martin
10-03-2007, 18:07
It's very orange :shock: nearly bought one of these a few years ago....like the looks not keen on the decals though

dan-hipgrave
10-03-2007, 18:09
Yeh its been looked after all right, the previous 2 owners treated it as if it were one of their children! The guy i got it off was pretty upset at having to sell it, i cant blame him really, its just so mint - still got the original nissan umbrella and emergency flare!

It drove the 200mile journey home without fault, oil temp/pressure and water temp were all fine, no fluid lost. Only bad side is the petrol consumption - i had to fill up twice!

More pics tommorrow when ive cleaned the engine bay and interior!

Dancliovalver
10-03-2007, 18:55
i saw this for sale on GTIROC, looks fookin mega, ive just bought myself one mate, best car ive ever driven, even tho it blew up lol

dan-hipgrave
10-03-2007, 19:04
Yeh GTIROC is where i first saw it for sale last november - told the seller if it was still for sale when my clio insurance ran out i'd have it away, and here it is lol



It's very orange nearly bought one of these a few years ago....like the looks not keen on the decals though

I dont normally like cars with decals either Martin, always take the piss and call them shopping lists, but i think these are gonna stay, theres nothing i wanna change with the styling..

Dancliovalver
10-03-2007, 19:06
shuweet, whats ur forum name on GTIROC???

will u be goin to any meets or japfest this year??

Daz.
10-03-2007, 19:17
I like that a lot...

dan-hipgrave
10-03-2007, 19:31
shuweet, whats ur forum name on GTIROC???

will u be goin to any meets or japfest this year??

Same as on here, havent been bothering to post on there so just done an intro thread lol. As for meets, yeh i hope to get out to some this year.

Cheers for the positive replies guys :D

jwarren2k2
11-03-2007, 11:46
my jaw aches cos its just been open so long!

that is such a nice pulsar! i think leaving the styling is a really good idea, it looks perfect as it is!

Looking forward to seeing the pics later!


James

2 live
11-03-2007, 12:30
u know wen uv been tangoed :shock:

dan-hipgrave
11-03-2007, 13:50
lol someone on the GTiR club said i should put that in the back window - sorta like a 'you've been novataken' chav sticker!!

CharlieG60
11-03-2007, 14:19
Not exactly subtle is it....not my cup of tea but each to their own

CharlieG60
11-03-2007, 14:20
Not exactly subtle is it....not my cup of tea but each to their own

Wobba
11-03-2007, 16:36
Had three of these myself! Yours is nicer than all of 'em though :D

seanofnp
11-03-2007, 19:59
gorgeous mate, id love one!! :)

got any plans for it?

dan-hipgrave
11-03-2007, 21:30
For now plans are basic tidying ones - new rear no. plate, new wheelbolts and i want to respray the wheels to get a better finish on them..

Cleaned, waxed and glazed it today - will put up some pics in the pictures forum as soon as ive uploaded them..

seanofnp
12-03-2007, 00:33
It really is stunning mate, considering one myself for next year, whats the owners club website?

Dancliovalver
12-03-2007, 08:07
http://www.gtiroc.com/

northy
12-03-2007, 08:39
very nice mate - get us some videos when your next out in it.

Scougar
12-03-2007, 08:48
To be honest, coil-overs will be the best money spent ont his car 8) Takes handling and confidence in the car so much further. Like you say the fmic next (expect MORE lag but so you WILL have to up the boost to compensate (unless you run anti-lag which is really quite expensive). The SR20 engines will easily take 350bhp without problems. You can pretty easily take it to 400/450bhp on stock internals but will really need to upgrade the clutch after 350, after that consider upgrading the pistons (wiseco are fairly cheap but have a good rep on nissans). The Gearbox I don't really know much about it's limit, so best talking to the owners club on that.

Take it easy for a few months before upping the boost, as they are really quick cars that can take you by suprise if your not careful. Oh and you will prob get about 18+ mpg if you floor it a little bit, but about 25+mpg if you take it easy (more on motorway cruise).

Good luck and have fun :)

Matthew

dan-hipgrave
12-03-2007, 18:19
Sounds like you know your stuff mate - i know where i'll be coming with questions...

Its currently running standard boost (6psi i believe), and was rolling roaded at 236bhp, 16bhp over standard, not bad for only having an exhaust and airfilter :shock:

seanofnp
12-03-2007, 18:59
Im really considering one of these for my next car, there was a gorgeous one on autotrader the other month, white and going really cheap with some class mods and miles. Wish id had the money :(

Keep us plenty updated with it mate! :)

dan-hipgrave
12-03-2007, 19:18
Beware of the low priced ones - bound to have been ragged to within an inch of their life. I paid top notch for this car, and its definately worth it - could've bought 2 pulsars for what i got this one for, but as with most things, you get what you pay for...

Dancliovalver
12-03-2007, 19:41
look at mine, payed 1200 and it blew up 30 miles form Bolton where i picked it up from, i knew it had a problem anyway so i wasnt too downhearted, got a new bottom end so im lookin forward to ragging a 300bhp car up pod lol

Dancliovalver
12-03-2007, 19:45
heres mine, looks like abit of a nail coz its dirty and theres no front bumper on it and the wheels look abit small but the actual bodywork is near on mint and looks mean as fook :twisted:

http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y195/dancliovalver/Mypulsar.jpg

dan-hipgrave
12-03-2007, 20:48
Same wheels as mine..

Mine was from Bolton too :lol:

Dan_mk1
12-03-2007, 22:38
Aint a fan, one of the most overated cars IMO, and FUGLY, lol

Joel
12-03-2007, 22:40
Dan have U still got that Black one?

Dancliovalver
12-03-2007, 23:17
yeah ive still got the black one mate, only had it 3 weeks lol, starting to fit the new bottom end this week then it will be back on the road

the best the bloke had out of it was a 3.96secs to 60 and a 13.1 at pod with a nakered fuel pump lol so they dont hang around :twisted:

seanofnp
13-03-2007, 15:43
Would be stripped shitless with one bucket if i owned one. :)

white16valver
15-03-2007, 21:03
heres mine, looks like abit of a nail coz its dirty and theres no front bumper on it and the wheels look abit small but the actual bodywork is near on mint and looks mean as fook :twisted:

http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y195/dancliovalver/Mypulsar.jpg
That looks like it's been dumped LoL :lol: