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Carfax

23 May 2015 - 05:54 PM



EDIT: I ended up buying a carfax.

Reverse Beep Defeater Review & Installation Video

12 May 2015 - 12:33 PM



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So I'm going on 5 years daily driving a GT-R. When I purchased my 2013 I noticed the reverse beep was louder and more annoying than ever. I truly couldn't stand the beep sound. It penetrates into my soul! I don't care if it's only a few seconds or not. I hated it.

I decided to purchase the Car Kit Company's Reversing Beep Defeater. Ordering was easy and it arrived in a few days.  I bought the plug and play kit.

Overall I'm very happy with the kit and highly recommend it. I should have done it sooner.   It took about 30 minutes to install. No issues with the trim removal or the plugs. You simply unplug a single harness and plug it into the Beep Defeater. Then the defeaters hardness plugs back into the car. You ground a single wire and your done.

The kit comes with velcro to secure the box. I decided to add a bit of Tint Protector felt to make sure nothing rattles.

I made an install video to help others with the process. The defeater comes with thorough installation instructions with illustrations so I didn't go into super detail in the video.





Here is Brian (the owner of The Car Kit's Companys) original thread about the Beep Defeater.
http://www.gtrlife.c...beeps-defeated/

Review, Dyno & Video: AAM resonated midpipe Vs HKS resonated midpipe

11 May 2015 - 09:32 PM



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AAM Resonated midpipe Vs an HKS Resonated midpipe on a 2013 GT-R.

The car had no other mod's other than the midpipe and tune at the time of testing.

I tested both midpipes for a couple of weeks. I drove on the streets in city traffic and on the highway at different cruising speeds.

I found the AAM Resonated Midpipe to have less drone inside the cabin between 2-3,000 rpms at cruising speed than the HKS. The HKS produced a very low deep penetrating sound at cruise where the AAM was hardly noticeable.

Under at least half throttle the AAM becomes louder inside the cabin than the HKS.  It gives off a nice growl sound that the HKS was sorely lacking.

On the outside the HKS sounded almost stock. A bit deeper. It had no popping sounds on lift off and the manual up and downshifts did not produce a barking sound like the AAM does.

The AAM Resonated Midpipe is 2-3 times louder on the outside of the car than the HKS. It sounds growly, deep and mean. Downshifts produced a nice clean cracking sound. There are some slight popping sounds when you lift off the gas fully in the low rpm range which we liked.

Overall the AAM resonated midpipe is the one to go for if you drive often at highway speeds and want your GT-R to sound louder and more involving. The HKS pipe drones way to much at cruising speeds for our taste. We took the car on a 500 mile road trip with the HKS Resonated Midpipe on the car and we consistently had to either drive faster ( to get over 3,000rpms ) or downshift to 5th gear to get rid of the deep droning sound.

If stock-ish sound levels is what your looking for AAM also sells their quiet version. I heard it doesn't have that deep drone sound like the HKS resonated does so I would go for that option.

I was able to put my 2010 GT-R on the dyno at HP Logic a few years back (Mustang Dyno). The first pull was with tune only. Everything else stock. The second was with the AAM resonated midpipe and the same tune. Nothing changed.  The car picked up 32hp and 32 TQ at the wheels with the AAM Midpipe alone.

Tune only 2010 GT-R.
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Tune and AAM Resonated Midpipe 2010 GT-R
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Check out my AAM vs HKS midpipe comparison video below. Cold startups.






Here is someone else's video with the NON resonated AAM midpipe fitted to an otherwise stock GT-R.




AAM Resonated Midpipe
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HKS Resonated Midpipe
Attached File  hks.JPG   128.85K   66 downloads

Looking to buy an OEM GT-R Bumper Badge

06 May 2015 - 05:13 PM



Looking for an OEM R35 GT-R badge off the rear bumper. Not a JDM one or R34 et.

PM Me.

Thanks

Want to buy: Your GT-R Bumper Emblem

25 April 2015 - 01:42 PM



I need an OEM R35 GT-R bumper emblem. Not the JDM or R34 one. It has to be OEM R35.

Thanks!