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      03-20-2015, 11:11 PM   #23
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Nice work, Torch. Still lining up with the Mustangs?
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      03-20-2015, 11:32 PM   #24
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This weekend I am planning to tackle the re-routing of the O2 & EGT cables so they can reach the sensors now that they have been moved further down the line via the SS section 1.
Documenting this as well?
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      03-21-2015, 07:18 AM   #25
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This weekend I am planning to tackle the re-routing of the O2 & EGT cables so they can reach the sensors now that they have been moved further down the line via the SS section 1.

I also went out tonight to download the ECU for VF Engineering. Came across a problem right away -- "Hardware device is locked!" Panic immediately began to set in so I called up VF right away and then submitted a photo to them via email. Got a response and fix back from them within a half hour. Phew.

So far, every interaction I've had with VF has been excellent and I couldn't be happier.

I started the ECU download and it showed *60* minutes left on the timer! I went inside for a while and came back to check on progress only to find.... a car with a dead battery I guess the winter hasn't been easy on it. So now I have a charge on it overnight and hope to finish it in the morning.

I took the hint and decided not to do anything else to the car tonight
Even though the battery may be charged I always put the charger on it when transferring files.
Last thing you want is an incomplete transfer.

Good luck with the install, it's worth all the sweat and blood
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      03-21-2015, 07:22 AM   #26
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Documenting this as well?
There are several good threads on this already., including video

http://www.zpost.com/forums/showthread.php?t=930571
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      03-21-2015, 07:28 AM   #27
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Torch, first and foremost, THANK YOU for posting this up it has been a huge help to me.
No problem!

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Nice work, Torch. Still lining up with the Mustangs?
Yes, they're a real nice crowd around here and they've kept me in the fold even after straying off-brand And yes, I am definitely going to line my little Z up against a cobra and smoke it this summer.

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Last thing you want is an incomplete transfer.
Unfortunately that's what happened, stalled out on the transfer. Hoping it will restart today without issue.

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There are several good threads on this already., including video
Agreed!
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      03-29-2015, 03:25 PM   #28
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Just wanted to share an update, working away at the VF570 installation. It's proving to be quite an adventure!

I bought Rated M's kit which was one of the earlier kits made. It's basically the M3 kit with a few Z4 bits and pieces. I've been reading through the M3 and Z4 install guides at the same time. It's probably been said before, but VF's installation "instructions" is really just a vague guide. A one-line step such as "mount the supercharger" doesn't really imply you either need to tear the entire front end of the car off OR jack your engine to make way for bolt clearances.... a little more info might have been helpful in printed form





Not much room to work!

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      03-29-2015, 04:01 PM   #29
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      03-29-2015, 04:34 PM   #30
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+1 on the vague instructions.

I retraced my steps 2 or 3 times during installation and the instructions became somewhat clearer.
Their estimated 8 hours install turned into 3 weekends for me due to old brittle plastic bits that needed replacing with new.
Worth every bit of frustration in the end though
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      04-10-2015, 11:12 AM   #31
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My wife and I were both heading out this morning at the same time and she grabbed this impromptu video of me (I was just bringing the car out for annual inspection).

So, we'll call this the first vid of several, but this will give you a glimpse of what my setup is going to sound like!

VF570
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SS section 1 - no cats

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      04-11-2015, 07:07 AM   #32
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very nice. you still have a ton of snow where u live, where in canada are you? we have no snow left and 18 degrees tommorow so im excited to bring the car out!

how is performance, power after the SC install?
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      04-11-2015, 07:12 PM   #33
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I'm in Moncton, NB. We had rain last night which really washed away a lot but we still have mounds of it everywhere.

I did go through second gear pretty hard at one point today near an industrial park and the Hankook 275's on the rear are absolutely no match for the VF570. I think they started spinning somewhere shortly after 3000rpm.

I haven't put the car through it's paces yet really --- a combination of me being cautious on the cold roads, and the exhaust is what I am going to call "prohibitively loud"... so loud that if I step on it hard in a residential area I am 110% sure that I'll end up getting fined. So right now I'm playing it fairly safe while I wait for DKF hangers to arrive and consider exhaust options.

I'm going to need to hear it for myself as a bystander before I make any decisions. The volume I am experiencing in-car could possibly be RPI + too-tight hanger's + no sound deadening + coupe.
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      04-11-2015, 07:21 PM   #34
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I was guessing Moncton.
I spent quite a bit of time down there when we built the new water plant at Turtle creek.

FWIW, I found that the RPI inserts made a considerable difference with the in cabin drone.
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      04-11-2015, 07:26 PM   #35
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FWIW, I found that the RPI inserts made a considerable difference with the in cabin drone.
Ahh. I remember seeing those on here. Didn't you also just sell a set of hanger's though? Didn't do anything for you?
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      04-11-2015, 07:31 PM   #36
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The hangars were OK, but I felt the OE were a little stronger support for track use.
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      04-12-2015, 03:42 PM   #37
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Woohoo! Got a buddy to capture this video of the car today. I love the way it sounds from the outside.

The inside, on the other hand, MUST be addressed. I've got a vibrating change holder, vibrating door handle, vibrating compartment door (between seats), HUGE drone, HUGE volume.

My plan is to try addressing the interior without changing the exterior (too much). I'm planning to try the following:

1. DKF Hangers (en route)
2. RPI Inserts
3. Dynamat trunk hatch area / trunk

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      04-13-2015, 01:29 AM   #38
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that sounds totally nuts!
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      04-13-2015, 05:32 AM   #39
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FWIW, There's a great Canadian source for sound proofing products that I have used.
Great products and decent pricing as well.

http://b-quiet.com/?gclid=COnlosKJ88QCFQYHaQodiLMAHg
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      04-13-2015, 06:48 AM   #40
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^ Thank you sir, always looking for ways to cut down on cross-border fees these days!
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      04-13-2015, 08:11 AM   #41
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FWIW, There's a great Canadian source for sound proofing products that I have used.
Great products and decent pricing as well.

http://b-quiet.com/?gclid=COnlosKJ88QCFQYHaQodiLMAHg
Thank you I'll be picking up a roll or two myself!
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      04-13-2015, 09:15 AM   #42
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I used their B-Quiet® Ultimate for dampening product.
I also bought a piece of the Vcomp for a floor liner that I use on the street but remove for track. ( weight)
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Update:

My air kit arrived the other day after waiting what seemed like forever for the custom-ordered struts to come in from AirRex. I went out to the garage to do a mockup with the tank, fittings, compressors, etc.... only to find that the struts and air bags are all manufactured with 1/4" fittings, not the 3/8" that I ordered!

Of course, the company I ordered from managed to get the other half of the order right -- 3/8" fittings, 3/8" AutoPilot v2, 3/8" tubing, etc.

Unbelievable!!!!
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      04-15-2015, 10:33 AM   #44
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oh no. id be gutted!!
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