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Re: RikRong's BluX build...Went north, November 2019...
« Reply #240 on: December 18, 2019, 09:45:01 AM »
Glad you didn't get hurt. That black ice can be really gnarly. The lights look good.


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Re: RikRong's BluX build...Went north, November 2019...
« Reply #241 on: December 19, 2019, 12:18:14 PM »
Glad you didn't get hurt. That black ice can be really gnarly. The lights look good.


  Merry Christmas to you and the family buddy!
Yeah, unfortunately, it looked like dry concrete and caught me completely off guard.  Lesson learned for that bridge, though. 

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Re: RikRong's BluX build...Went north, November 2019...
« Reply #242 on: February 21, 2020, 10:32:27 AM »
Well, I decided to try out a mod that's fairly new to the X and Frontier, but has been around for several years in the Z, Skyline, and S-chassis scene; Audi R8 coils. I had to spend some $$$ for the adapters but the coils were $21 each from Rock Auto. This mod has supposedly dyno'd with a 9HP improvement. People also report slightly improved MPG. We'll see how it goes, though.

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Re: RikRong's BluX build...Went north, November 2019...
« Reply #243 on: February 21, 2020, 12:02:36 PM »
Awesome Rick! I’m interested on how this turns out, esp any help on mpg, dang I’m still only getting 12-13 mostly city

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Re: RikRong's BluX build...Went north, November 2019...
« Reply #244 on: February 21, 2020, 12:47:46 PM »
I'm interested to see if those do give you better gas mileage? I seem to be averaging 13.9 right now.
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Re: RikRong's BluX build...Went north, November 2019...
« Reply #245 on: February 21, 2020, 02:33:10 PM »
Awesome Rick! I’m interested on how this turns out, esp any help on mpg, dang I’m still only getting 12-13 mostly city
I'm interested to see if those do give you better gas mileage? I seem to be averaging 13.9 right now.
I'll let you all know how it shakes out.  So far, I've only driven one way to work, so I can't factor MPG right now.  However, low end throttle response is definitely improved, and that's not just placebo.  On the highway, there's a spot where the speed limit goes from 60 to 70 and I always have to kick down to passing gear to speed up.  Today, there was decent throttle response and I was able to get up to speed without the kick down.  I can't speak for WoT response or acceleration times, though, because I haven't tested that.
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Re: RikRong's BluX build...Went north, November 2019...
« Reply #246 on: March 20, 2020, 10:52:01 AM »
Since I'm on leave and I had to postpone our trip because of this "outbreak", I decided it was time to replace a bad oil seal and circlip on the front diff. Normally, I'd do this on the lift at the auto hobby shop, but it's closed, so on the ground it is.
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Re: RikRong's BluX build...Went north, November 2019...
« Reply #247 on: March 20, 2020, 11:35:50 AM »
Nice job! How's things going since the PCS?
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« Reply #248 on: March 20, 2020, 12:04:16 PM »
Nice job! How's things going since the PCS?
Pretty good. It's been nice actually working back in my career field. I also know Jenny is glad to be back near her family.
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Re: RikRong's BluX build...Went north, November 2019...
« Reply #249 on: March 20, 2020, 08:44:17 PM »
How are the new coil packs?  This is a mod i've been thinking about doing.
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Re: RikRong's BluX build...Went north, November 2019...
« Reply #250 on: March 21, 2020, 08:30:20 AM »
How are the new coil packs?  This is a mod i've been thinking about doing.
There's definitely better low end response and smoother idle. I still can't get a good read on MPG, though. I messed up the gap and the electrodes on the first set of plugs I installed (didn't really know I shouldn't touch the electrode with the gap tool), so I lost about 30 miles per tank. I've since put another set of plugs in, but I haven't been driving constantly enough to figure out my MPG. I've been off work this week, had short drives in town, strong winds on the few days I did drive to work last week, near zero temps, 4wd used in snow, etc. It hasn't been a good time to figure out MPG. Hopefully, I can get some more consistency over the next couple weeks and figure out MPG.
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Re: RikRong's BluX build...Went north, November 2019...
« Reply #251 on: March 21, 2020, 03:53:04 PM »
nice to hear about the improved low end response.  in my research i also saw that R35 coils were pretty good, wonder if they are a direct swap, might be a wash if you factor in the wiring adapters needed.  could make my own for probably alot less than $175, just a matter of finding the nissan plug and pins, the VAG connectors are all over the place.
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Re: RikRong's BluX build...Went north, November 2019...
« Reply #252 on: March 21, 2020, 05:16:37 PM »
I wasn't super confident in my wiring skills, that's why I decided to suck up the cost of the adapters.
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