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Tai Johnsen
Goo Roo
QLD
JZZ30 Pov Manual LSD & black! + 89 Z20 Aerocabin

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Friday, May 25, 2018 - 08:01 am, by:  Tai Johnsen (Privatejohnsen) Quote hilighted text Edit Post Delete Post Print Post   View Post/Check IP (Moderator/Admin Only) Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Thanks Peter, The list is slowly getting shorter
Peter Nitschke
Junk Filterer
South Australia
UZZ30 UZZ31

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Sunday, May 27, 2018 - 12:19 pm, by:  Peter Nitschke (Pen) Quote hilighted text Edit Post Delete Post Print Post   View Post/Check IP (Moderator/Admin Only) Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Just curious, how did you work out the cuts in the pipe?
Tai Johnsen
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A cutting wheel, texta and a file.

I drew a line on the first pipe at what looked to be a straight line with my eyeball, then cut out the section. Then I slid it over the other pipe and drew a line on it and cut that out..

Worked out pretty well.
Roland Elliott
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Sunday, May 27, 2018 - 10:17 pm, by:  Roland Elliott (Aussie2013) Quote hilighted text Edit Post Delete Post Print Post   View Post/Check IP (Moderator/Admin Only) Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Just a thought, the stainless steel BBQ lids would be very close to that size, has the lipped edges on them as well.
Tai Johnsen
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Saturday, June 02, 2018 - 07:04 pm, by:  Tai Johnsen (Privatejohnsen) Quote hilighted text Edit Post Delete Post Print Post   View Post/Check IP (Moderator/Admin Only) Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Started working on the airbox which has been a pod filter stuck inside a hacked out stock unit for the last few years.

I like the stock paper air filter and the look of the stock box, but getting the outlet to the turbo requires some more hacking..

I'll let the pictures do the talking..


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The aluminium section is a form for an internal mold of carbon fiber.
Tai Johnsen
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Saturday, June 02, 2018 - 07:10 pm, by:  Tai Johnsen (Privatejohnsen) Quote hilighted text Edit Post Delete Post Print Post   View Post/Check IP (Moderator/Admin Only) Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I also had an issue with the turbo water lines being too close to the turbine housing heat and making the rubber hard and brittle even though they were wrapped in fire-sleeve. Luckily caught it before it completely let go..

I replaced them both with stainless braided teflon hose and compression flange hydraulic fittings instead of the standard threaded for extra clearance and improved the routing.
Blake Gloyn
Goo Roo
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soarer JZZ30 TT

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very impressive.Thanks for the updates.
Tai Johnsen
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Thanks Blake, it's been good to get a few things done that I've been thinking about for so long..

I finished off the air box today and added a little bit of bling to the engine bay by replacing the 3 inch aluminium intake with a +10 HP spec carbon one.


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Mark Tierney
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JZZ30 GTTL 446rwkw, GS350 F-Sport, UCF11, Supersport

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Friday, June 08, 2018 - 12:02 pm, by:  Mark Tierney (Mark_t) Quote hilighted text Edit Post Delete Post Print Post   View Post/Check IP (Moderator/Admin Only) Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

The airbox, among many other facets, looks exceptional mate. You really have done an exceptional job on the Soarer. I'm sure i'm not the only one that has enjoyed every post. thanks for the many many informative updates.
Mark
Tai Johnsen
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Thank you Mark

Nice to know people still read through and enjoy the posts and information.
Roland Elliott
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Looks good, it would have saved me lots of work modding my one to be able to buy one like this.
Chayton Erth
Tinkerer
queensland
soarer 4lt gt V8

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Friday, June 08, 2018 - 09:49 pm, by:  Chayton Erth (Canetoad) Quote hilighted text Edit Post Delete Post Print Post   View Post/Check IP (Moderator/Admin Only) Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

G Day TAI . Man i am a V8 guy but every time i read your up dates i am in aw of not only the workmanship but the total genesis as to the way you go about solving the many issues that you have solved with the Soarer . You are a genuine Soarer guru and Thanks for sharing your work with us here on SC . Thanks Chayton .
Mike Beck
Goo Roo
New Zealand
3UZ-FE V8 4.3 UZZ32

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Friday, June 08, 2018 - 10:39 pm, by:  Mike Beck (Gold_40gt) Quote hilighted text Edit Post Delete Post Print Post   View Post/Check IP (Moderator/Admin Only) Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

When did you get the Fenix radiator, did it fix ok?
Tai Johnsen
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Hi Roland, I kept the mould, so if anyone needs something similar made they are welcome to use it.

Wow, thank you Chayton for the kind words

Mike, scrolling back through tells me I got it on Wednesday, September 28, 2016 lol.

The only issue I had is that I ordered a black manual version and got an automatic one. So I sent it back and after a lots of emails and quite a while later I got a polished alloy manual one.. Close enough I guess.

I had no issues with fitment whatsoever.
Tai Johnsen
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Thursday, June 21, 2018 - 10:56 am, by:  Tai Johnsen (Privatejohnsen) Quote hilighted text Edit Post Delete Post Print Post   View Post/Check IP (Moderator/Admin Only) Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Not a very visually exciting update, but more of a interesting technical one.

I purchased a front left steering knuckle assembly ($50 delivered!) from an ABS equipped soarer to utilise the in-built reluctor to allow me to run the slip based traction control in the Haltech.

Out with the old

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The wiring sits nicely on the top control arm out of the way.

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It looks to be about a 40 tooth / revolution wheel, so plenty of resolution. More than the drive from the gearbox which seems to be 4 / revolution, but the 4:1 differential takes it to around 16 at the wheel.

The software allows to to calibrate the 'pulses per kilometer' for each sensor. Initially the front wheel was showing an impressive 958km/h on the highway


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When enabled the ECU compares the front and rear wheel speeds and will allow the rears to turn faster than the front until you achieve your desired slip percentage. It will then pull timing and boost duty to control the slip, and feed both back in again over time.


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Next up is installing a factory switch somewhere to enable and disable it.
James Buchan
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vvt-i turbo 6 speed manual

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Thursday, June 21, 2018 - 01:52 pm, by:  James Buchan (Jrbuch) Quote hilighted text Edit Post Delete Post Print Post   View Post/Check IP (Moderator/Admin Only) Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Gee the car's coming along nicely. It all looks fantastic. Leaps and bounds ahead of mine!
Mike Beck
Goo Roo
New Zealand
3UZ-FE V8 4.3 UZZ32

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Tai Johnsen wrote on Friday, June 08, 2018 - 10:50 pm:

The only issue I had is that I ordered a black manual version and got an automatic one. So I sent it back and after a lots of emails and quite a while later I got a polished alloy manual one.. Close enough I guess.

I had no issues with fitment whatsoever.




haha yeah customer service is pretty crap, but that looks like the one I designed when I worked from them, the original full alloy one was pretty crap.

This was one of the design 3D graphics, looks the same.


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Tai Johnsen
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Thursday, June 21, 2018 - 05:43 pm, by:  Tai Johnsen (Privatejohnsen) Quote hilighted text Edit Post Delete Post Print Post   View Post/Check IP (Moderator/Admin Only) Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Yep, that looks very familiar minus the fluid lines at the bottom..

Interesting side note regarding the radiator, the stock NEW 82 degree thermostat does not really pass any fluid until the coolant temp is about 92 degrees. At this point I was able to feel the bottom radiator hose get hot.

I let the car idle up to 100 degrees and then put the thermofans on full speed and it came down to 85 degrees in about 20 seconds and then back up to 92 as the thermostat closed again..

About 20-30% fan speed can keep the car riding on the thermostat (92ish) while idling.
Tai Johnsen
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Front and rear wheel speed following within a few % of each other with the occasional spike from cornering.
Blake Gloyn
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soarer JZZ30 TT

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Monday, June 25, 2018 - 04:47 pm, by:  Blake Gloyn (Blakenz) Quote hilighted text Edit Post Delete Post Print Post   View Post/Check IP (Moderator/Admin Only) Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

So are you sourcing the rear wheel speed input for the ECU from the speed sensor on the trans?
Tai Johnsen
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Yes, the vehicle (rear wheel) speed is from the transmission. But I has to assign it as a 'rear wheel' for the traction control to be enabled. Stupid really, but ultimately no difference.
Jason Cheah
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JZZ31 Slightly Modified

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Wednesday, June 27, 2018 - 03:53 pm, by:  Jason Cheah (Freaky) Quote hilighted text Edit Post Delete Post Print Post   View Post/Check IP (Moderator/Admin Only) Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Very interesting Tai. I wonder whether I should implement this on mine... Hmmm.

How do you find the slip based traction control?
Does it work as advertised?

Cheers.

Jason
Tai Johnsen
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Wednesday, June 27, 2018 - 04:12 pm, by:  Tai Johnsen (Privatejohnsen) Quote hilighted text Edit Post Delete Post Print Post   View Post/Check IP (Moderator/Admin Only) Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Hey Jason!

I haven't tested it yet, I will let you know how it goes.

For $50 I thought it would be worth playing with.

I think it will work well in conjunction with the boost per gear.

How's yours going?
Tai Johnsen
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I had a bit of a play today Jason.

First gear comparison with traction on/off.


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You can see the huge RPM flare up to 7800 and the rear wheel (yellow) speed increase vs the blue RPM and blue rear wheel (TRC on)

The front / actual speed seems almost exactly the same tho! Very surprising.. I will play with the slip % and aggressiveness to see if it changes, but it felt faster and more controlled for sure.

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Jason Cheah
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JZZ31 Slightly Modified

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Thursday, June 28, 2018 - 07:12 pm, by:  Jason Cheah (Freaky) Quote hilighted text Edit Post Delete Post Print Post   View Post/Check IP (Moderator/Admin Only) Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Mine has gone through another few rounds of upgrades; currently its getting tuned after replacing the LS Spec intercooler with an R Spec 100mm monster.

Upgraded to MCA Reds, Battery was relocated to the rear and some stickier tyres.

Still going strong.

The Traction Control is definitely interesting but I am currently not running boost by gear.
Is it a better boost setup?
Tai Johnsen
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Thursday, June 28, 2018 - 08:12 pm, by:  Tai Johnsen (Privatejohnsen) Quote hilighted text Edit Post Delete Post Print Post   View Post/Check IP (Moderator/Admin Only) Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Boost per gear is easy enough to setup and just means you can use first and second gear properly. I have first gear set at 120kpa, 2nd 140kpa and 3rd, 4th and 5th @ 160kpa.

1st and 2nd are on the limit of traction for most roads, so then I expect the traction control to catch the occasional breakaway.

3rd can get a bit squirrelly too..

I'd imagine yours is similar
Ben Lipman
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Friday, June 29, 2018 - 06:25 am, by:  Ben Lipman (Ben12a) Quote hilighted text Edit Post Delete Post Print Post   View Post/Check IP (Moderator/Admin Only) Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Good work.Still reading the updates as they come.through in my email. I really should get back to posting about mine. New engine e is built and ready to go back in before a new tune.
Tai Johnsen
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Friday, June 29, 2018 - 11:28 am, by:  Tai Johnsen (Privatejohnsen) Quote hilighted text Edit Post Delete Post Print Post   View Post/Check IP (Moderator/Admin Only) Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Good to hear Ben. I'd like to see both yours and Jason's car in the flesh sometime :-)

I've been challenged to a proper 1/4 mile drag race against a 66 Mustang with a 347 windsor next month which will be interesting!

Care to guess the winner and ET's?
Tai Johnsen
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Monday, August 06, 2018 - 04:02 pm, by:  Tai Johnsen (Privatejohnsen) Quote hilighted text Edit Post Delete Post Print Post   View Post/Check IP (Moderator/Admin Only) Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

So as per the previous post, one of my mates has a 1966 Mustang and has been trying to get me to the 1/4 mile for ages.

I finally agreed and we headed out to Willowbank test and tune night on the 4th.

Rules were, run it as is. No weight out, no additional tuning and race the tree.

It was very busy and we finally get to the staging area and the Mustang won't start (starter engagement issue) so I win by default and run a 13.3 @ 112mph against some big black thing that couldn't get traction, but monstered home..

We lined up again after he tinkered a bit and finally staged up next to each other and he deep staged.

I tried to motion him back into the normal two lights, but he stayed there and they ran the tree. This caught me by surprise and I rushed to get ready to launch and ended up with a bad reaction time, but went a better 60ft and 1/4 time of 13.2 @ 111mph.

The Mustang red lighted and ran 13.8 @ 100mph.

All in all it was a good night, but VERY busy with a long line up.

My boost control was horrible, but still was pretty pleased with the time considering it is not a drag car, it's not dyno tuned at all and I had 3/4 of a tank of fuel.

When I first got the car it did a 14.5 @ 92mph with the stock twins and 14 psi.

Out of interest I visited the local tip to see how much the old girl weighs with me and 1/2 a tank.

1640 kegs of GT luxury!



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