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#1 David

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Posted 28 June 2010 - 10:50 PM

Recently, VQPoweredCoupe and myself decided to do some runs to see the difference between our same model cars. We felt this would help others who decide to mod their cars to see what kind of gains to expect. Keep in mind we did this around 1am on some pretty desolate roads so we tried to be as safe as possible with it.

1st Video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_BBtzHJvWmE

This is the best comparison video. I "think" I got 2 or so car lengths ahead here at the end. We hit 100 before we broke.

2nd Video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GVNocgOm1AA

I really think that things became more stagnant at the higher end speeds due to the CVT limiting itself.

Also, here's a video for shits and giggles;
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ak5A83R3FI4

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Information on our cars

Ranga14 - Dark Slate (Nismo Badged)
- AEM CAI
- Nismo Cat Back Exhaust
- RacingLine Y-Pipe
- Stillen Underdrive Pulley
- Bullydog GT Tuner
- Racingling Strut Bar & Front/Rear Endlinks
- Stillen Rear Sway Bar
- Eibach Lowering Springs
- 18" Tenzo Type M Wheels w/Falken FK 452 Tires

VQPoweredCoupe - Silver (Regular Badge)
- Only an Ebay Cat Back Exhaust

*Note: We both had passengers of around equal weight.
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CoupeVQ35CVT might be getting a ypipe soon so we might do this again after that time to how much of a difference the Intake/Stillen Pulley/BullyDog Tuner make.

2008 Nissan Altima Coupe 3.5SE
Mods: BullyDog GT Tuner, Nismo Catback Exhaust, RacingLine Y-Pipe, Stillen Underdrive Pulley, AEM CAI, RacingLine Front/Rear Endlinks + Strut Bar, Stillen Rear Sway Bar + Body Kit and Orange/White Interior LED's.

Quote of the day: "i like sport car fast but i have none don't know howto drive"


#2 Sampak

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Posted 28 June 2010 - 10:54 PM

I'm torn between saving money for premium gas or getting a Y-pipe to burn it faster.

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2009 Altima Coupe 3.5SE - Borla exhaust, Racingline Y-pipe. R.I.P.

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Posted 30 June 2010 - 01:25 AM

Thats a cool comparison. Don't worry about the whole street race legal bull crap. You don't buy sports cars for the good fuel economy! :P I can see why the CVT tranny limits itself to top end though based on the design. What sucks about cars now is the 7spd autos vs the 6spd manuals. My 370z 6spd modded is about as quick as a 7spd 370z stock above 100mph due to gearing. It pisses me off but I knew the 7 speed was faster before I bought my car. The same goes for the E92 BMW M3. I will neve race a 7spd but the 6spds are always game lol. One of my friends has a full bolt on 2010 Nismo 370z and he lost against a stock Lexus ISF at about 130mph due to gearing alone!!

I really wouldn't doubt that sometime in the near future a car manufacturer creates an automatic transmission with 10 gear ratios that shifts under .2 seconds and it will pretty much kill anything due to gearing. If you put 4.10's in your Altima you'd have a whole different beast! I had 3.90's in my RSXS for a little while before I got annoyed from all the shifting and that thing was pulling on 350z and 06+ Mustangs because of the higher gearing.

I have quite a few funny stories about civics and scions and doing ricer fly bys even though they weren't racing us. I was opnce messing around with my friend who had just bought an 08 Corvette Z06 and were doing 20-100mph pulls. He was kicking my ass pretty much everytime as I expected he just wanted to see how it compared I wasn't expecting anything lol Anyway during our 4th pull he stopped at 100mph and I stopped at about 90mph when caught up to him and suddenly this POS Dodge Caravan flies by us doing like 110mph!! He then slowed down to see if we were going to race again as if he would be some sort of competition? It was the dumbest thing I have ever seen. lol But scions seem to have a bad rep for the ricer stuff comapred to newer Civic Si's. I am glad since I like the style of the new Si's. i am wondering when Honda will bring the Euro style to the US!

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Posted 30 June 2010 - 10:29 PM

Yeah, Scions are ridiculous sometimes. I'm pretty sure it was a Scion xA that flew by us.

I love the Civic SI body style, very nice indeed although I'd prefer this bad boy over anything;
http://www.motortren...rive/index.html

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Mods: BullyDog GT Tuner, Nismo Catback Exhaust, RacingLine Y-Pipe, Stillen Underdrive Pulley, AEM CAI, RacingLine Front/Rear Endlinks + Strut Bar, Stillen Rear Sway Bar + Body Kit and Orange/White Interior LED's.

Quote of the day: "i like sport car fast but i have none don't know howto drive"


#5 normmynorm

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Posted 04 April 2014 - 12:08 AM

Cool video, look forward to round 2 when he gets the ypipe.



#6 David

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Posted 04 April 2014 - 12:31 AM

He no longer owns the car. :P

 

Plus if he did I'd destroy him now, haha.


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Mods: BullyDog GT Tuner, Nismo Catback Exhaust, RacingLine Y-Pipe, Stillen Underdrive Pulley, AEM CAI, RacingLine Front/Rear Endlinks + Strut Bar, Stillen Rear Sway Bar + Body Kit and Orange/White Interior LED's.

Quote of the day: "i like sport car fast but i have none don't know howto drive"


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Posted 04 April 2014 - 01:12 AM

Ah, gotcha. Haha, yeah, you would murder me too. Will have to look into turbo and custom exhaust setup later down the road.



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Posted 04 April 2014 - 05:58 PM

Don't forget HLSD, clutch and flywheel. ;)


2008 Nissan Altima Coupe 3.5SE
Mods: BullyDog GT Tuner, Nismo Catback Exhaust, RacingLine Y-Pipe, Stillen Underdrive Pulley, AEM CAI, RacingLine Front/Rear Endlinks + Strut Bar, Stillen Rear Sway Bar + Body Kit and Orange/White Interior LED's.

Quote of the day: "i like sport car fast but i have none don't know howto drive"


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Posted 04 April 2014 - 09:45 PM

Ah, I'm still learning. What's HLSD?

 

What you think of that Top Speed Exhaust?



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Posted 05 April 2014 - 02:09 AM

Below is info on the Sentra LSD which some owners have installed to reduce or eliminate torque steer.

HLSD Info Install Photos: http://forums.nicocl...pe-t402554.html (Install photos are on 2nd page)
Further Info: http://forums.nicocl...pe-t402554.html

Part Info: 07+ Sentra SpecV HLSD Part #: 38411-8U000
See: http://www.courtesyp...l-p-352043.html

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HLSD Explained in Detail (click "show" to view detail):
The Ultimate Differential

The Helical LSD enables a car to accelerate more rapidly and corner faster. How?
Simply by getting the power to the ground.

With an normal open differential, fitted as standard on most cars, much precious power is wasted through wheel spin under acceleration. This happens because the open differential shifts power to the wheel with less grip - along the path of least resistance.

The Helical differential, however, does just the opposite. It senses which wheel has the better grip, and automatically biases the power to that wheel. It does this smoothly and constantly, and without ever completely removing power from the other wheel.

In cornering, while accelerating out of a turn, the unit biases greater power to the outside wheel, reducing inside-wheel spin. This allows the driver to begin accelerating earlier, exiting the corner at a higher speed.

The Helical differential also controls loss of traction when the drive wheels are on slippery surfaces such as ice and snow or mud, providing the appropriate biased traction needed to overcome these adverse conditions. Power is transferred automatically without the use of normal friction pads or plates seen in other limited-slip designs.

The Helical LSD differential's unique design offers maximum traction, improves handling and steering, and puts the power where it is needed most. A definite advantage, whether on the track or on the street.

The Helical differential is extremely strong and durable, and since it is gear-operated, it has no plates or clutches that can wear out and need costly and regular replacement. There is no maintenance required to the unit, so you can fit and forget.

The Helical differential is great for street driving or racing. Racers don't have to put up with locking mechanisms or spools that tear the steering wheel out of their hands when cornering. Because it behaves like an open differential during ordinary driving, street drivers will have trouble telling it's there until pushing the cars towards its limits.

The Helical differential is proven in everything from SCCA Rallying to drag racing and Formula 1. It provides autocrossers with such an advantage, it has become "required" equipment for a winning effort.

Expand your vehicle's limits with an Helical LSD Differential!

2008 Nissan Altima Coupe 3.5SE
Mods: BullyDog GT Tuner, Nismo Catback Exhaust, RacingLine Y-Pipe, Stillen Underdrive Pulley, AEM CAI, RacingLine Front/Rear Endlinks + Strut Bar, Stillen Rear Sway Bar + Body Kit and Orange/White Interior LED's.

Quote of the day: "i like sport car fast but i have none don't know howto drive"


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Posted 05 April 2014 - 02:37 AM

Thanks for detailed info! Appreciate it.

 

Those links redirect back to those page.



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Posted 05 April 2014 - 01:28 PM

Weird, not sure how they messed up. They should be good now.

 

And HLSD is pretty much a must if you're going to turbo, past that it is a "nice to have."


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Mods: BullyDog GT Tuner, Nismo Catback Exhaust, RacingLine Y-Pipe, Stillen Underdrive Pulley, AEM CAI, RacingLine Front/Rear Endlinks + Strut Bar, Stillen Rear Sway Bar + Body Kit and Orange/White Interior LED's.

Quote of the day: "i like sport car fast but i have none don't know howto drive"


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Posted 05 April 2014 - 11:37 PM

Thanks brotha! LInks work now. Bookmarked them. Will definitely have to do this when the time comes. I wonder if mine being a 2011 model makes a difference. Most of the aftermarket stuff is for the 08-10 seems like.



#14 David

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Posted 06 April 2014 - 03:10 AM

Same transmission for all models, all they do is slight part number revisions so you're good.

2008 Nissan Altima Coupe 3.5SE
Mods: BullyDog GT Tuner, Nismo Catback Exhaust, RacingLine Y-Pipe, Stillen Underdrive Pulley, AEM CAI, RacingLine Front/Rear Endlinks + Strut Bar, Stillen Rear Sway Bar + Body Kit and Orange/White Interior LED's.

Quote of the day: "i like sport car fast but i have none don't know howto drive"


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Posted 22 April 2014 - 04:27 PM

Haha, wow old post!

 

I DID get the y-pipe shortly after, but even with an ebay exhaust (not the dual fart cannons, but the single in, dual out) AND RL Ypipe, I went up against an all stock '09 3.5 CVT coupe (like mine) and we were almost even up till 80 mph, after which it SEEMED like I pulled ahead just slowly.

Moral of the story - my car sounded awesome, but was maybe .05 seconds quicker than stock. ;)

His turbo Altima coupe though...even with 3 adults seated that thing hauls...


2009 Altima Coupe 3.5SE - Borla exhaust, Racingline Y-pipe. R.I.P.

1998 Lexus GS400 - Megan EZ Street coilovers, Dual mufflers deleted - Rumbling in style

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Posted 28 January 2016 - 01:53 AM

Haha, wow old post!

 

I DID get the y-pipe shortly after, but even with an ebay exhaust (not the dual fart cannons, but the single in, dual out) AND RL Ypipe, I went up against an all stock '09 3.5 CVT coupe (like mine) and we were almost even up till 80 mph, after which it SEEMED like I pulled ahead just slowly.

Moral of the story - my car sounded awesome, but was maybe .05 seconds quicker than stock. ;)

His turbo Altima coupe though...even with 3 adults seated that thing hauls...

 

Metropakis, what it do?


2008 Nissan Altima Coupe 3.5SE
Mods: BullyDog GT Tuner, Nismo Catback Exhaust, RacingLine Y-Pipe, Stillen Underdrive Pulley, AEM CAI, RacingLine Front/Rear Endlinks + Strut Bar, Stillen Rear Sway Bar + Body Kit and Orange/White Interior LED's.

Quote of the day: "i like sport car fast but i have none don't know howto drive"





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