Hi Amerikiwi,Amerikiwi said:I wanted the car tuned by "Mines" who are considered one of the best in Japan. So it had to be done before shipping off to NZ. I also wanted the car to be reliable and an everyday driver with 500-600hp and "Mines" could provide that.
One of 500 Special Edition cars tuned by one of the best tuners and all done in Japan. I think I made the right decision. It makes for a special car I think with everything properly documented.
As far as running in goes I will run it in as if it is a new engine which it is.
Yes you did made the right decision. I would do the exact same thing if I can afford it
Couple questions on your part choices, just like to know the reason behind some of the parts you picked. Since I am trying to figure out what I like to put on my own car. For most people, the cost would be the main factor, but obviously the cost is not a concern for you. Please understand I am not questioning your parts choice, I just like to know why people pick certain parts.
LM GT-4 aluminum wheels............why not the LM GT MAG to save some weight? Is it because you afraid of them cracking?
Super camshaft Mine's In252/Ex252 lift:10.05mm..............on the Mine's catalog, there are 2 types of cams listed, either In252/Ex252 lift:9.1mm and In260/Ex252 lift:In10.2mm/Ex9.5mm. Are your cams setup something special Mine's do for you or it is a new setup they have?
Metal head gasket Tomei................why Tomei? Since all your other parts are from Nismo, HKS, is somehow Tomei make a better head gasket then HKS and Nismo?
Front pipe pro 2 Mine's Stainless Steel.................what is the reason you picked the Stainless Steel one over the Titanium one?
Any reason why you didn't get the Mine's Carbon Fiber driveshaft?
Again, your car is absolutely gorgeous and perfect. My car will have the same spec one day, probably a year or 2 from now
Thank you very much in advance.