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I was just thinking about trying new things, and i was wondering has anyone tried to install the R34 GTR computer dash into a R33 GTR?
Would it work functionally if you managed to do it?
does anyone know if anyone has tried it?

just a idea and thought thats swimming through my mind *grins like a evil bastid*

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Where would you put it? The R34 dash is moulded to accommodate the dash so putting it in an R33 would look far from flush... unless of course the R34 dash would fit.
 

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good point but im sure a little fibreglass work could help solve that problem :)
Maybe even a R34 dash can be played around with to get it into a 33 hehe...


what do you think?

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I was thinking of it more as a kind of , hmmm nice mix? i love the shape of the 33 and some of the design features of the 34 , so was just thinking of the challenge of combining the two considering engines are the same... was wondering if someone else had similar thoughts hehe, might make a nice little project :D

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I thought of this a long time ago.

Cost could be prohibitive.
How much does an MFD cost and where would/could you get one?
When I was looking maybe £700-£1000 and not easy to get.
Then there are the wiring considerations (these could be overcome I am sure but how much effort and time) then there is the fitment....

What performance mods could you get for that cash and effort?

There is a certain amount of sense in "if you want an MFD that badly just get an R34".
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had this thought also. From what I gather though the MFD from Nissan is expensive (confirmed by PEGLEG).

My thoughts turned to fitting a popout tv monitor in the stereo slot, and wiring in the guts from an old laptop. Thats as far as my thoughts led, due to a lack of further software/hardware skills to link the information from under the bonnet back to the laptop..

also figured a "flexible" PC driven approach would have other benefits...

- playing mp3s
- linking a GPS/maps
- etc

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it wasnt really for the sake of a MFD i was just thinking how good it would look in a R33 hehe, nothing more than that. i was just wondering if anyone else had shared the thought :)

But i agree the cost in labour / hard cash / effort is extensive for such a project ...

I was kinda wondering if anyone had actually managed to do it and could let us all see the outcome :)

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On a related note..

The MFD in the R34 is controlled by the ECU isn't it? What happens when you completely replace the ECU with, say, a PowerFC? Does the MFD stop working?
 

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Not sure it is controlled by the ECU at all.
Rather it monitors the the same inputs/outputs of the ECU.

I would be surprised if anyone ever goes to the bother/expense of this....my idea would have been to hide the mfd behind the dash but have a dvd player with inbuild screen for the stereo, and have an auxilliary input to the dvd from the completely hidden mfd.

If you are gonna mess with the interior of your 33 it all needs to be done tastefully.

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If you could get a replacement dash from Nissan/Nismo that completely replaced the one in an R33, but included the moulding to accomodate the MFD then I think it would look nice, but as Ged said it would have to be an official (and endorsed) Nissan/Nismo item to make it worthwhile.

I can't really see any other way of doing it without cheapening the interior.
 

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The MFD is not controlled by the ECU.

I think a few tuning houses have done the conversion here in Japan, but I have no details unfortunately. The actual phisical fitting of the MFD should not be too hard if done by a specialist. If you look at the pictures below, taken when Shin installed the Nismo MFD upgrade in my car, you can just about see the brakets in the dash that hold all the MFD bits together. Then there is the plastic screen cover which goes on top.


 

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Just remembered....you could always go for the Nismo R33 speedo combo. For GTSs but can also be used in GTRs(GTRLM has one fitted to his LM BNCR33)


 

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Just remembered....you could always go for the Nismo R33 speedo combo. For GTSs but can also be used in GTRs(GTRLM has one fitted to his LM BNCR33)
Anywhere I can get more info on that? Looks interesting.

As for fitting the MFD, I believe that Sean of Motorex has done some heavy research on the topic, and concluded that it could be retrofitted to the R33 but would be a wiring nightmare.

My favourite place to put a "screen" of any sort in a car, would be instead the passenger airbag :D Only thing is, that safety comes first. I am sure your passengers would appreciate that too.

(Although imagine - you turn on the car, and the passenger airbag compartment thing automatically opens up to reveal the screen :D )
 

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I maybe being a bit of a dumbass here (well ok... a huge dumbass) but if the MFD just hooks up to sensors to give a read out on a display, and the nismo combo speedo (as pictured, as i know nothing about this) must take its inputs from somthing, couldnt the wiring just be adapted to work ?

Totally Agree tasteful is the main thing !

On that note one thing i am very seriously considering is fitting a carbon dash, anyone know what that would cost and who might be able to supply one to suit a R33 (trying to sort out cash flow for mods in and out when i get car) :D

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