My A31 Cefiro

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  1. GTRKiiNG

    GTRKiiNG Member

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    So I only had the s14 couple of weeks but always been mad for something 4 door and 6cylinder even before I bought the PS13.

    I was onto owner since I owned the PS13 too, trying to get my hands on it haha

    But here it is.
    1992 Cefiro A31

    Only Imported March 2016
    I'm 3rd Owner
    These originally come automatic
    Conversion done in Japan
    RB20DET
    RB20 Manual Box
    Exedy Clutch
    Aftermarket BOV
    Trust Intercooler
    Custom Intercooler Piping
    HKS Mushroom Filter
    GTR Fuel Pump
    Decat
    Full Cat-Back (Still has Mid box)
    Custom Shotgun Axle-Back
    Tein Coilovers
    Damper Adjustable
    Front Camber Plates
    Hicas Delete
    Converted to 5x114.3 All Round (Originally 4 Stud)
    Uprated Nissan Front 4Pot Calipers
    Front Project MU Pads
    Full Genuine URAS Kit
    URAS Front Bumper
    URAS Rear Bumper
    URAS Skirts
    Brick style Headlights.
    CST Hyper Zero 1's
    18x9.5 All Round
    Full Dash Dodger Cage
    Unknown Japanese Fixed Back
    R32 GTR Passenger Seat
    Nardi Personal Steering Wheel
    Razo Gear Knob
    HKS Boost Gauge
    Blitz Turbo Timer
    HDi Boost Controller

    So far just been driving it but sprayed rear wheels black as they were white but paint was cracked and flaked and just looked crap. Its in desperate need of a new front bumper but put a deposit on a new front bumper and a 1.5way diff for it Friday as that's what the car was missing too.

    Any here's some pictures let me know what you's think :D
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    So cool!

    Always had a soft spot for a31s

    Any interior pics?
     
  3. GTRKiiNG

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    I'll get some up tomorrow. Picked up a Nardi classic so pictures shouldn't be too bad haha
     
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    I love these, I never see many of them around.

    Would most probably swap my PS13 for one if I had the chance.
     
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    Just some updates, got a Nardi Classic wheel, Bride Brix for drivers side and also got diff welded. I'll get some fresh pictures up over the weekend.
     
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    So haven't updated this in a while. Been driving and enjoying the car since getting it and doing the first few mods.
    Went and bought a new bumper which happened to be another URAS and painted same colour as my own. Got a loan of a friends GX-01's when I was stuck with a puncture so few pictures you'll see them on the rear of the car.
    Biggest update/news was I done my first drift day ever in mondello Friday just gone. Loved every minute of it and learned a lot and still need to learn a lot more haha. Was rocking the old bumper for the day cause I had a funny feeling something might happen and thank god I did because I lost the bumper when going onto some grass haha
    Anyways here's some pictures of the car when I put the new bumper and was running the GX-01's and also a few from the drift day.
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    Just few more random snaps. Interior etc.
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    So Usually by now I have the urge to put the car up for sale and get a swap or P/X but after the track day and the fact it's a rare car over here I just can't seem to bring myself to do it.
    So here's a few plans I've thought of doing to keep me busy haha:
    Gonna try remove the layer of paint on rear wheels somehow and try get back to original gold finish.
    Car has a small misfire sometimes especially when you up the boost. Was told it's coilpacks or afm so gonna try dmsort that out and give it a full service.
    Roll rear arches some more
    Lower the rear some more not a fan of how it's sitting at minute.
    Looking to get a D-Max universal bonnet vent installed.
    Try install rear seat bench and still have the rear rollcage bars installed.
    Paint the roll cage some funky colour, open to opinions?
    Try get my hands on a RB25 Turbo some bigger injectors and a Nistune maybe (if funds allow me haha)
    That's it for now let me know what you guys think
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  9. Nunions

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    before you change your coilpacks and afm id throw a set of copper plugs in and see if that cures the miss had the same issue with my rb20det and plugs sorted it i had iridium's in but i went for coppers..was only 20 quid for 6 so its a cheap fix
     
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    What exact ones did you use? Yeah could be plugs either their long overdue a change haha
     
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    These are really cool! Nice to see something different :)
    Always remind me of a specific model of Impala but I can't think which shape.
     
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    they were ngk either bcr7es or bcr8es i can check later when i'm in the shed still have the boxes laying there..i had iridiums in and took them out fitted these and the car stopped misfiring and ran better well worth trying for the money and any tuner i asked said start with changing the plugs first before anything else
     
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    Another bit of an update. Just been dailying the car and been busy working so progress isn't as quick as I'd like it to be.
    Got some new wheels for the rear. Was in two minds of doing this but sold my rear 2 CST's just wanted a change as car hasn't changed much since imported bar few interior bits.

    They are Japan Racing JR5 18x10.5 ET12
    And before anyone thinks I'm trying to hide their JR5's because I'm not running the centre caps that's not the case I just really don't like them on any JR wheels.
    I really am liking them and strongly thinking of getting a front pair to match too but not 100% on that yet.
    CST I know are a better wheel but like I said already I wanted to change the car make it my own plus they seem to be getting a lot more common in Ireland.

    Anyways let me know what you think. I have to do some arch work I know but for the minute this how it's looking and suprisingly very little rubbing so it's not too bad atal.
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    I agree, rear needs lowering badly! Nice car though man, good to see it being used properly :)

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    Liking the ce28 reps (got a pair myself haha). As said it should sit lower in the back, not sure if thatll work out with the bulky tire tho. fronts need more poke to match the rear but the overall direction this is going is :thumbs::thumbs:
     
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    Btw hows the rb20 performing in a Cefiro?
     
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    Hi

    Car looks good mate. I have an A31 too and I want to roll the rear arches as the 18"s stick out a little too much. How did you get on with rolling yours as looking at mine if I roll them they will start to push on to the rear door.

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    So i sold this thing early Feb this year. Regretted it big time but a couple of weeks after selling this the owner told me he blew it up messing so my thoughts of buying it back went out the window until last week when the guy sent me a video of it back up and running. I really wanted the car back so i offered him my laurel and we done a deal. I am over the moon to get it back.

    Nothing has changed only the wheels which im strongly thinking of getting another set of CST but im not too sure. So yeah its running a fresh RB20 and a RB25 turbo now which came on the new engine. i just have to fix a missfire/running issue which im thinking is timing as he changed the CAS but never set it right. He done the swap himself without knowing too much so hoping all will be sorted once ii get some time to bring it to my mechanic for now its just parked up.

    Updates to follow

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    Heres the car while we were getting it back running and ready for an NCT.
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    Got the car NCT'd and lowered it. Also got a Nardi Classic.
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    Went back to some 18x9.5's and sprayed them black and also welded an External Wastegate onto the standard manifold.
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