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Old 11-04-2012, 07:01 PM   #51
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Can you say--weight savings!


I'm having a massive part-out of the GT-R, but I am keeping this:





No, not kilos--POUNDS, baby, POUNDS! lol

Ridiculously expensive, but a 25lb weight savings off the nose of the car & phenomenal cranking power & longevity--keeper...
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Old 11-04-2012, 07:02 PM   #52
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Very nice. I'm looking at light batteries but I'm afraid to ask the cost of that one.

EDIT: I peeked at the price..holy **** thats about 10x what I was hoping to spend.
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Old 11-04-2012, 07:13 PM   #53
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Tom...yep..

George. When do you get your car???

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Old 11-04-2012, 07:21 PM   #54
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theres a 2.5lb battery out there thats got strong cranking amps. -1lb
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Old 11-04-2012, 07:39 PM   #55
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yeah its like 400 bucks too
but weight is weight ... for sure..

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Old 11-06-2012, 06:41 PM   #56
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More lightweight add-ons. 17X9". 2" wider & 4+lbs lighter than stock--nice..

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Old 11-07-2012, 08:30 AM   #57
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yeah its like 400 bucks too
but weight is weight ... for sure..

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I want to say its around $200.
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Old 11-07-2012, 09:52 AM   #58
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I want to say its around $200.
Mine was $180 from Amazon.

http://www.ballisticparts.com/produc...ies/12cell.php
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Old 11-09-2012, 09:08 AM   #59
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Yep thats it.
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Old 11-09-2012, 09:24 AM   #60
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Which Model did you guys end up buying? 12 Cell EVO2 (100-012) or the 12 Cell EVO2L (100-012L)
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Old 11-09-2012, 11:51 AM   #61
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niice...theres another one thats stupid expensive...good find..
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Old 11-09-2012, 11:54 AM   #62
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Which Model did you guys end up buying? 12 Cell EVO2 (100-012) or the 12 Cell EVO2L (100-012L)
Isn't the only difference that the L means the negative terminal is on the left instead of the right? BRZ stock negative is on the left but this battery you could get the non-L and just rotate it 180 degrees.

EDIT: confirmed thats the only difference: http://www.ballisticparts.com/produc...ies/12cell.php

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Old 11-09-2012, 07:37 PM   #63
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niice...theres another one thats stupid expensive...good find..
Dude, a 27 lb weight reduction for less than $200 is a steal on an ST* car! A guy I know spent $1250 on Girodiscs for a 22 lb reduction
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Old 11-10-2012, 01:53 AM   #64
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Dude, a 27 lb weight reduction for less than $200 is a steal on an ST* car! A guy I know spent $1250 on Girodiscs for a 22 lb reduction
oh..I know.....I currently have a 8lb Deka in mine right now...

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Old 11-10-2012, 10:49 AM   #65
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Dude, a 27 lb weight reduction for less than $200 is a steal on an ST* car! A guy I know spent $1250 on Girodiscs for a 22 lb reduction
Coming from GT-R tax the past few years regarding lightening purposes--that's a bargain!
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Old 11-10-2012, 11:35 AM   #66
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Will I get protested w/ this JDM TRD spoiler?

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Old 11-10-2012, 12:51 PM   #67
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Probably not locally. But I wouldn't risk it at national events. Do you have a limited or premium BRZ?
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Old 11-10-2012, 03:03 PM   #68
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Probably not locally. But I wouldn't risk it at national events. Do you have a limited or premium BRZ?

Base FR-S
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Old 11-11-2012, 05:06 PM   #69
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Well the exact rule is:

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F. Addition of spoilers, splitters, rear wings, bumper covers, valances, side skirts, and non-functional sccops/vents is allowed provided that either:

1. It is a production part which is standard or optional equipment of a US model of the vehicle.

2. It is listed in the vehicle manufacturer’s US accessory catalog for that vehicle for normal highway use. This does not allow for parts sold through a manufacturer’s performance catalog (e.g., Ford Racing, HPD, MazdaSpeed, Mopar Performance, Mugen, NISMO, SPT, TRD, etc).
So no it wouldn't be legal, and I'm not sure I would test it out. Maybe devise a way to disconnect it?
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Old 11-11-2012, 08:39 PM   #70
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^^^

Guess I'll be spoiler-less...

Okay, here are the new rims, powdercoated Gunmetal. Setup is abt the same as the OEM setup, while being significantly wider.

Although it looks a 4x4 (ASTs can't come soon enough).



2 best recorded runs (got PAX on 1st run). Car is wicked loose @ times (see vid 2 @ the end of the sweeper). I went 1/2 sec quicker in fun run, but I let my 108whp Miata-driver buddy have 4 back-to-back fun runs w/ it. He went quicker than me. He is very fast (and 60lbs lighter), but still bumbed he went quicker. He couldn't go quicker than me in my GT-R though--so I'm still learning the momentum thing...

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nice....Why AST George.???? just curious...
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Old 11-12-2012, 12:35 AM   #72
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2 best recorded runs (got PAX on 1st run). Car is wicked loose @ times (see vid 2 @ the end of the sweeper). I went 1/2 sec quicker in fun run, but I let my 108whp Miata-driver buddy have 4 back-to-back fun runs w/ it. He went quicker than me. He is very fast (and 60lbs lighter), but still bumbed he went quicker. He couldn't go quicker than me in my GT-R though--so I'm still learning the momentum thing...
Have you tried a bigger front sway bar yet? I drove a friend's FR-S this weekend with a Strano 22mm front bar and it felt amazing. It really stabilized the back end, but did not create understeer. I drove his car before the bar was added, so I had a decent idea of the before and after.

I know you got ASTs on the way so the bars you choose will obviously depend on how you setup your ASTs, but I thought I'd at least mention that the 22mm front bar really helped with the stock suspension.
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Old 11-12-2012, 12:07 PM   #73
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Gents, I normally leave my bars stock & go a little soft on the rear springs; although, I may try Sam's bar. Mg buddy, Ian Stewart has promised me I will love the ASTs. I've had good luck with KWs on my Evos, but thought I'd give these new, aluminum-bodied dampers a try.

The car may ultimately end up with a hair dryer on it & go to SM, but keeping it STX for now...
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Old 11-12-2012, 12:09 PM   #74
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With the AST, are you sure the fronts are aluminum? I thought those were still steel, the rears are aluminum.
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Old 11-12-2012, 12:35 PM   #75
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With the AST, are you sure the fronts are aluminum? I thought those were still steel, the rears are aluminum.
Hmmm, I will double check. Thx
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