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SCCX Display Case / Re: SuperSlideStyle
« Last post by Celt on April 23, 2022, 09:36:03 AM »
For some reason those pictures are not showing.
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SCCX Display Case / Re: SuperSlideStyle
« Last post by SuperSlideStyle on April 22, 2022, 03:55:13 PM »
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SCCX Display Case / Re: SuperSlideStyle
« Last post by SuperSlideStyle on April 22, 2022, 03:54:37 PM »
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SCCX Display Case / Re: SuperSlideStyle
« Last post by SuperSlideStyle on April 22, 2022, 03:53:32 PM »
OK this sucks but somehow it happened again.  The timing chain jumped a tooth again.  This is the 3rd time I'll be re-doing this on my X.   But with help from Clark over at Jim Wolf Technologies in El Cajon, CA, I was able to find some interesting facts about the VQ40DE and similarities with the Skyline  GT-R VR38DETT engines built by Nismo's Takumi division.  (JWT is currently building several IMSA race-class VQ40DE motors for Nissan).
1.)   Everyone knows that the early 2nd genic steroids add bad timing chains and timing chain guides and tensioners.   Because Nissan shares the VQ blocks with the 350Z, 370Z, rare JDM Juke-R, Skyline GTR, Pathfinder, Frontier and Xterra's, they all have interchangeable parts for the engines.
2.)   The pictures below shows a Nissan Skyline timing chain and main timing chain guide compared to an aftermarket replacement.  Notice the additional gussets and beefiness of the newer OEM units compared to aftermarket parts.   The  OEM Nissan Skyline VR38 timing chain is also beefier & slightly heavier that the aftermarket timing chain.  JWT alsp said that the '03-06 350Z VQ35DE (and VQ35HR) parts flow more oil & have improved cooling, starting the that head gasket designs.  That a Tech Support bulletin that shows very detailed pictures on where to grind away aluminum for improved cooling, head gasket differences between the many engine block models and even the type of head bolt that should be used.
3.)  Also pictured is a new Stillen Racing Aluminum main pulley for both VQ35, VQ40 & VR38 motors.   Available as a standard-size replacement or an undersized version (which requires a smaller diameter of serpentine belt, yields 1-2hp more).  The difference is quite literally 1/2 lb vs. 16 lbs of rotating mass, good for 3-4hp/5-6 ft. Lbs of torque.
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SCCX General Discussion / Re: Happy Easter
« Last post by Celt on April 21, 2022, 06:45:02 PM »
Dale,

 I'm super happy for you and the family. I'm sure you and Katy are very happy not to mention busy herding cats day in and out. No better job in the world as being a parent! It would be great to have you along on any trip and super easy to do to make it accessible for your new Earth Roamer.

Rik,

  Nice to hear from you with the updates. Let us know what the plans are and I'm sure this group would accommodate you and the family if you wanted to meet up for a small trip or just a meetup. It won't be long and you can draw a straight line west and hit my house with a rock if you can whing it about 700 miles. Were also planning some runs into the Black Hills and that area since we have never seen it.
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SCCX Xcursions / Pilot Rock Saturday 4-23-2022
« Last post by cdagne on April 21, 2022, 08:48:42 AM »
Hello sorry for the late notice, but wanted to do Pilot Rock up to Crab flats this Saturday.  Was going to take the difficult cut off to the left up the hill.  I have never done this in my truck but just had the transfer gears put in so want to test them out.  Not sure how high up the hill I will get, but will go as far as I can.  This is a fairly advanced run, but if anyone is interested let me know.
Thanks,

https://www.alltrails.com/trail/us/california/pilot-rock-truck-trail

Chris
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SCCX Xcursions / Re: Overland Expo West 2022
« Last post by Sage Bromax on April 20, 2022, 12:23:17 PM »
I will be there camping with the Black Series trailer group.
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SCCX Xcursions / Overland Expo West 2022
« Last post by JeffBett on April 20, 2022, 09:28:40 AM »
Wow, its coming up soon, a month away.  Who on here is planning on going?  Are you camping on site?  I'll be there.
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SCCX General Discussion / Re: Happy Easter
« Last post by RikRong on April 19, 2022, 06:18:18 AM »
Thanks Eric!  Happy Easter to you too!

We actually spent the holiday at home...with our newest edition!  Our daughter, MacKenzie June was born on 4/12 at 17:26, coming in at 6lb 11oz!  We're putting the van that we traded in the X(had to put that in there) to good use.  Honestly, having a van is pretty amazing.

Hopefully this winter, we'll be able to get out and do some camping that is van friendly.  Would love to do Blair Valley again, that was great...would be a great place to set up for UFC again!

Miss everyone here, and someday I'll have to tag along with one of you on a run!
Congratulations to the new one!  We're definitely missing everyone out there.  We're looking at planning a possible Disney trip in the not so distant future, and we'll definitely work some time into that trip to try to catch up with everyone.
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SCCX General Discussion / Re: Happy Easter
« Last post by SCUBA_Dale on April 18, 2022, 10:29:11 PM »
Thanks Eric!  Happy Easter to you too!

We actually spent the holiday at home...with our newest edition!  Our daughter, MacKenzie June was born on 4/12 at 17:26, coming in at 6lb 11oz!  We're putting the van that we traded in the X(had to put that in there) to good use.  Honestly, having a van is pretty amazing.

Hopefully this winter, we'll be able to get out and do some camping that is van friendly.  Would love to do Blair Valley again, that was great...would be a great place to set up for UFC again!

Miss everyone here, and someday I'll have to tag along with one of you on a run!
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