Cefiro A31 Just Delivered

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  1. Mister Phil A31

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    Hi all,

    So I just had my A31 delivered to my house but unfortunately Im now away at work and wont be able to check it out properly until Im home. I did plan to get the car last week however due to a few issues with the bike I traded it with the trade came off a little later than I wanted it too.

    Im in Thailand and the car sales that I got it from didn't know much about the cars spec so this is what I know from what I have seen.

    RB20DET
    Manual Gearbox
    HKS Induction Kit & BOV
    Aluminium Radiator
    Front mount intercooler, not sure of make but will get the wife to take some pics of it and upload them to see if any of you guys know.
    Battery moved to the boot.
    Recaro Recliners
    3" Exhaust with screamer pipe and a single back box with 4" tail pipe.
    Not sure about the make of the bodykit, does anybody know?

    Does anybody know how much HP this should be putting out with the mods I have mentioned? Is a standard RB20DET around 220BHP?

    It has adjustable coilovers on it but I don't know if these are fitted as standard on these, anybody know?

    From my understanding these come with a VLSD Viscous LSD. Is this correct?

    Brakes are all standard, discs all round.

    I have big plans for it and look forward to getting it sideways at the local drift track.

    Any ideas and some comments on it please let me know.

    A31 3. A31 . A31 2. A31 1.
     
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    Sweet Cefiro man, I thought there would be lots of local info on the Cefiro as they are really popular over there, your RB would be at least 250hp andit looks like its had money spent on it so id bet it has a diff too, if it skips on slow tight turns. body kit looks like D max
     
  5. Mister Phil A31

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    Yeah they're very popular but most of the forums are in Thai and I cant read it.

    Home next month so I'll get in to it and see exactly what its had done to it.

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    ah.... dam, that sucks. I noticed that they were super popular when I was over, loads of people with RB swaps too
     
  7. Mister Phil A31

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    Quick update on my A31 build.

    Rear upright bushes and all the rear and front arms including CS2's fitted. Having a little trouble getting the stance to my liking however a big thanks to Chris and Alex for all the info to get it sat right.

    Will be working on the steering in a few days time which will include Driftworks tie rods, ends, gators and stainless steel bush. Hydro's installed with the Driftworks knuckle duster handle in a temporary position for bleeding purposes and that will be secured soon too.

    Let me know what you guys think of the stance, too high too low?

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    Love the look from it, the rear is just what it needs, the front i would lower a bit more, but as far as i can see, the wheels are a bit too wide to lower it more? just level it like the rear and it's perfect :thumbs:
     
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    Thai people do seem to love A31's indeed. I had never seen one in real life until I went to Bangkok, and saw 5 in one day lol.
     
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    Thanks for the feedback.

    It originally had 25mm spacers on the front and I took them off and tried to match the track width with the DW's LCA's as I liked the idea of a wider front. I'm back there next week so I'll make some adjustments to the track width and camber and get the fronts sat inside the arches like the rear. Front wheels are 18 x 9.5 and rears are 18 x 10.5. I have the DW's steering lock kit to fit when Im back too and if it all wont squeeze in I'll look at putting 17 x 9 on the front.

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    Original look when I got it.

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    Front just need to be tucked in a little now.
     
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    Are those TE's genuine? I've seen absolutely loads of the same wheels on very random cars over there.
     
  12. Mister Phil A31

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    No, I don't think so. This is one of the major problems I face is trying to find genuine parts for the car. Which is why Im building it with DW's parts then I know they're the real deal. Even though I get stung with 37% import tax I know it will be built to the best standard I can.
     
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    Just a quick update.

    Front suspension and all the steering completed with DW SS column bush, extended tie rods. LCA's and tensions rods.

    Should it have more lock than that with the extended tie rods?

    Should I keep these 18" wheels or change to 17" as I think they look too big?
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    Front 9.5 x 18"
    Rear 10.5 x 18"
    Thinking about going 8x17 on the front and 9x17 on the rear.

    Thoughts and ideas are welcome.

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    I like the angle. 18" looks pretty good on it. I think 17" looks a little bit too small but i assume it's for drifting? I guess a set of 17" wouldn't be bad for some tiresstretch when drifting (no clue of this, just assuming, it's all new to me :p )
     
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    IMG_2277. So I removed the subframe and decided to go with DW's solid mounts and while it was out I changed the Japtek camber arms and Japspeed toe arms to DW's. The Japspeed toe arms were a pain to adjust as the adjuster was in-board close to the subframe. The DW's arms are definitely a lot easier to adjust and set up.

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    All DW arms now on the rear.
     
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    Internet at work is terrible and its a pain to try and upload any progress pics on here.
     
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    New arms in and looking very orange.
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    Eccentric lockout bolts and washers keep everything tight and in line.

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    Decided to start on the decals to give me some inspiration as the build was going far from smoothly.

    Got the rear wing on which I picked up from TRC Motorsport Bangkok.

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    Interior was next on the list.

    Dry ice to remove all that heavy Nissan sound deadening.

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    It really does work. A couple of hours later and it was all out.

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