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About RisingSun280

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  • Birthday 10/11/1997

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    Laguna Beach, California
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    1983 Datsun 280ZX Turbo
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    Screwing up my car (;
  1. 440cc Supra M7GTE Injectors in the mail...time for a new fuel rail and megasquirt....How do I do this... :frantics:
  2. Hello Everyone! My name is Tate, I'm 16 years old, and this my 1983 S130 Turbo! I purchased the car 6 months ago with my own money that I had saved up from my job at a local pizza parlor. I saw the Z on craigslist for $2k and I had to get it. When I first got it...I knew nothing about how a car worked or what the hell a turbo was. The previous owner had installed an AEM Methanol Injection Kit (which I'm currently running water in...I know my turbo thanks me for that.) He also had installed an AEM Boost Controller with the setting set to 14psi on the stock Garret AiResearch T3 Turbo. I haven't changed it since I bought the car and I don't plan to. I know I don't have an intercooler yet and that I'm still on stock injectors...all very bad things to do with a high Psi setting on a stock turbo but that will all change soon. I actually just purchased an intercooler kit from CXR Racing. The best part about this car...only 75k orginal miles. I have done all the body work and painting myself on this car, as well as putting on the new wheels and tires and other upgrades. I have purchased everything myself and I can't wait to get her up to the high 300 range of whp...that is, if the Xenon S130 L28ET guide isn't lying to me (; I'm very proud of myself and this Z is nowhere near done...so please stay tuned and follow my progress! Here is what the Z first looked like when I bought it...God, I don't even know how I thought that ugly ass wing and those turbo decals were attractive... I still have this Center Tail Light panel by the way if anyone wants it...I know they are pretty rare. The first modification I did was rip out all the ugly 80's maroon interior and respray everything gloss black because #racecar Then I took off that ugly wing that worked better as a lunch table and order a custom JDM Plate Yeah....maybe I should move that JDM Plate to the front... But first...let me paint my tailights black... Here are some front shots I took... My buddy who has an R8 met up with me... Then one day...it dawned on me. I HATE THIS UGLY FADED 80's RED. LET'S MAKE THIS CAR RATTY. SO I DID. First...I resprayed the whole thing in primer grey... It was better...but I still wasn't loving it. My wheel and tire choice bothered me. It didn't scream agressive...it whispered "please don't hurt me." Not my thing. YES I KNOW THEY ARE EPSILONS BUT THEY WERE SO HORRIBLY CURBED FROM THE PREVIOUS OWNER I HATED THEM ANYWAY. So I traded with my buddy for some nice 'hipari' 195/55 tires and some pretty sweet steelies. Mmmmm....MUCH BETTER. Group Photo with me and my JDM Buddies... Fixed the JDM Plate by the way...(: It still wasn't doing it for me though...something was missing. I had seen something on, HybridZ...at least I think was HybridZ...where some dude with an s130 bought a Victory Spoiler for an s30 and put it on there...it looked pretty good and he said it fit fine. Good enough for me. SO I went down to MSA and demanded that they sell me an s30 Victory Spoiler...however to my dissapointment they were out. SO I got a BRE one instead. The salesman at MSA said "Are you sure you know what you're doing kid?" And I said "No but I saw it on HybridZ so, I'm sure I can figure it out." AND BAM IT LOOKS SO GOOD. Then I decided...hmmm...I've had it primed for the longest time...maybe I should try painting it black myself... Yeah...bad idea. You can't tell in the photo but I did a really shitty job. So I decided to do what any 16 year old boy would do...rat it out again. The new paint you're about to see is heavily inspired by Gage Kerr's 280z. That thing is so flipping sweet... Then I got my tsurikawa chain...a real one from Japan...because honestly, I love shakotan and bosozoku culture. I also got this sweet windshield banner made that says "party gang" in Japanese. It is the name of the car club that me and my friends created. Got my Crown Royal shift boot... GALLARDO And this is the most recent photo I have of her...taken today...stay tuned for more progress! Love it or hate it...I really don't care. This is my Z and I love what I've done to it!
  3. I think he was. His name is Doug, still a kid in highschool.
  4. Yeah it's 206 at the wheels :) It feels great!
  5. I'd say anytime from 6:20 to 7:00 if you actually want to park in the show. It's been pretty packed lately.
  6. Yo everyone, what's up! My name is Tate, I'm 16 years old, and I live in So-Cal. Just got my first car, a 1983 280ZX Turbo! Found it on craigslist about 3 months ago, Odo reads 73,000. Might be rollover but there aren't a lot of signs pointing too it. It's pushing 206 HP with an HKS BOV, 12 PSi on the turbo, CUSCO Rear Strut Bar, AEM Meth/water injection kit, running on Epsilon wheels, straight piped and racecar'd out in the interior. This is my project! She needs a lot of work but I love it. I would like to get it up to 300ish Horses soon. I also want to throw on some ZG Fender Flares so if you guys have any knowledge or advice on those please let me know. This is my only car, and my daily too obviously, so I want it to be a street machine. As of now, current problems I've experienced with her are these: Small amounts of oil seeping from under the valve cover, digital instrument cluster isn't displaying tach, speedo, temp and fuel gauge, and that's pretty much it AS OF NOW. I want to know my car inside and out and I want input on what I should do to my car, externally, internally, performance, everything. I'm knowledgeable about cars and how they work, but theres always more to learn. Thanks for listening guys! GIMME YOUR IDEAS! babe by tatefredlow, on Flickr 1534723_10200281927010191_1222467285_o by tatefredlow, on Flickr 1893c642950811e3aa2e124a91058a23_6 by tatefredlow, on Flickr 2ee2d20a8c5511e3b6b512b0a2d3115d_6 by tatefredlow, on Flickr
  7. Any Datsuns hitting up Cars and Coffee this saturday?
  8. So i know fender mirrors aren't periodically correct for a 280zx...but would it be such a crime if I put some on mine? Opinions?
  9. Sorry about the stupidity, still a noob (:
  10. whattup everyone, i have an 83 280ZX Turbo. Been reading a lot about header wraps and header ceramic sprays. I've read that wraps can reduce under hood temperatures by up to 70%, however a lot of people say there are many downsides to wrapping. Is it even worth it?
  11. RisingSun280

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    Yo everyone, what's up! My name is Tate, I'm 16 years old, and I live in So-Cal. Just got my first car, a 1983 280ZX Turbo! Found it on craigslist about 3 months ago, Odo reads 73,000. Might be rollover but there aren't a lot of signs pointing too it. It's pushing 206 HP with an HKS BOV, 12 PSi on the turbo, CUSCO Rear Strut Bar, AEM Meth/water injection kit, running on Epsilon wheels, straight piped and racecar'd out in the interior. I just want to introduce myself and become a part of the world of Z! If you guys have any advice for me, any ideas for more powaaa, or wise words of wisdom, let me know. I'm just a rookie right now (: babe by tatefredlow, on Flickr 1534723_10200281927010191_1222467285_o by tatefredlow, on Flickr 1893c642950811e3aa2e124a91058a23_6 by tatefredlow, on Flickr 2ee2d20a8c5511e3b6b512b0a2d3115d_6 by tatefredlow, on Flickr
  12. Hey Guys, need some help! I have an 83 280ZX Turbo with the digital instrument cluster. Just recently, about two days ago, the cluster decided not to turn on when I started the car. It hasn't been working ever since. Nothing comes on except the red warnings and the "check systems" box, as shown in the picture. However, if the car is off and I turn on the headlights, the cluster comes on immediately and everything works perfect. Does anyone know what the cause of this could be? If it makes any difference I have a methanol/water injection kit from AEM installed as well. Thanks for your help! photo 1 by tatefredlow, on Flickr photo 2 by tatefredlow, on Flickr
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