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Fellow Versa/Tiida owners, welcome to my thread for the next few weeks of serious mod time!

After almost 12 months of planning, saving, researching and more saving, I'm finally ready to take the Tiida to the next level!

Supercharger will be a Rotrex supercharger (similar to Bob @ Versaspeed, many thanks to him for his help across the miles!) and will be a full, custom install.

This Friday the new exhaust system goes on, consisting of OBX headers, dump pipe, and a Varex, variable electronic exhaust (see pics below). I'm also replacing the two oxygen sensors, something EVERY car owner overlooks after 100,000kms.

Next week we fit boost gauge, Air/Fuel gauge, custom tablet and OBDII reader (so we can see what's happening once the charger goes on) and some carbon fiber race seats.

Then the following week we start fab work on the intercooler and piping, then hopefully the charger gets here and we can start working on the mount etc.

I shall update this thread as the project goes on, but to start with here's the exhaust and the Varex muffler. The Muffler is remote controlled and has a gate which allows you to basically have a straight through, no restrictions muffler, or by pressing the remote you can quiet it down to a hush hush (perfect for when the boys in blue are around). Pics of it in action soon :)
 

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My god...for that much money I'd just buy a 350z, haha. But seriously sounds pretty crazy. Hope the whole install goes well! Post lots of pics!
 

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lol, in Australia your talking $3000 to $15000, so not much of a comparo mate (as much as I'd DIE for a 350Z in my driveway!) You guys forget that in Aus we pay rude amounts of dollars for most things you lot take for granted ;)

Plus working in the auto trade I'm not really paying retail for too much ;)

And all that aside, I LOVE being the only hardcore modded Tiida in the country :D

Hate being in the square, love thinking outside it!
 

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I have seen the mighty car mods guys use those exhaust systems, I like em.
 

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Yeah I know its not as much, haha. I must admit I wish I could take it for a drive when its done!
 

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Yeah they are OBX headers for the Versa. There is literally nothing aftermarket for the Tiida/Versa here so had to import them direct from USA.

Will post more pics as we progress!
 

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Nice shiny parts pile! This seems well thought out. Are you tuning through the tablet? Any special software? Good luck. Keep us posted please, you can't take to many pictures, lol.
 

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At the minute the tablet will serve as a process viewer, where we can check for faults and view things like air/fuel mixing etc.

I am looking for something that can write but as far as I know there's not much available for Android as far as a rom writer goes.
 

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hey nice parts, this is a major project that you have on your hands.

when people use words like turbo my Versa, supercharge my versa, making my Versa faster,
some people Rolling on the Floor or they go like :badidea: or they go like... :sosp: and :lol: or good luck with that :facepalm:
or have online duels
:duel: :duel: :duel: :duel: :duel: :biggrinjester:
but please keep us posted and post videos if you can.
see what horse power you have before the supercharger and after the supercharger amd maybe a total cost.
a lot of members on here can do the labor, its just finding the parts and software to install is the challenge because we don't want to kill the car if something goes wrong
 

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I'm in my mid thirties and don't give too much of a shit about what other people think, usually the ones that cause issues are the sort of people I'd happily meet down a dark alley anyway. One guy already had a laugh at me then drove off in his old piece of crap Hyundai. For me, I get the last laugh there.

It's a huge project yes, and I'm not expecting to win any drag races or anything, I just wanted to be different and squeeze a bit more power out of her as she's awesomely fun to drive. If i wanted real power I'd have invested in a car designed for it.

For me this is just another reason for me to be different, to have something not every other crank-handle has on the road (over here it's all Skylines and 180SX's) .

Will keep you posted with pics and footage as i go as i know there are a few people at least half interested in the project, and for those that aren't please refrain from making yourselves look silly :D
 

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Sound like an awesome setup dude! Just curious though can the versa really control that much power going in? I see massive wheel hop...
 

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I'm in my mid thirties and don't give too much of a shit about what other people think, usually the ones that cause issues are the sort of people I'd happily meet down a dark alley anyway. One guy already had a laugh at me then drove off in his old piece of crap Hyundai. For me, I get the last laugh there.

It's a huge project yes, and I'm not expecting to win any drag races or anything, I just wanted to be different and squeeze a bit more power out of her as she's awesomely fun to drive. If i wanted real power I'd have invested in a car designed for it.

For me this is just another reason for me to be different, to have something not every other crank-handle has on the road (over here it's all Skylines and 180SX's) .

Will keep you posted with pics and footage as i go as i know there are a few people at least half interested in the project, and for those that aren't please refrain from making yourselves look silly :D
I see what you're saying and I agree 100% :goodpost:
 

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Sorry to thread jack but does the obx header remove the cat?
This one does yes :wiggle:

Sound like an awesome setup dude! Just curious though can the versa really control that much power going in? I see massive wheel hop...
There are things you can do to help keep her straight like sway bars, torque mounts, tyre setups etc. But yes, there will inevitably be some bounce to her if you thrash the pants off it, but barking off the line isn't what I plan on doing.

My last car was a Proton Satria that we took the heart out of and replaced with a Mistubishi GSR motor, so I've already had experience with FWD Torque Steer :lol:
 

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Okay so Friday we test fitted the system....and put the old one back on for now. The OBX system replaces the cat, but the Oxygen Sensor hole they provide is no good as the new pipe sits much higher in the tunnel and the O2 sensor doesn't fit, so we first went ahead and welded the original hole closed, then created a new one in a much better location.

The aftermarket headers aren't a lot bigger and to be honest I actually was quite impressed with the stock ones as they're quite a good design and not much worse than the performance ones.

There is very little room back there to fit a turbo, I think a trail-back system (mounting the turbo rearwards of the vehicle) would be the only really good solution without a fair bit of chop work.

Anyway, that shiny Varex muffler we managed to fit, but due to its size had to mount on its side. A quick test run and it's loud, crackly and horrible without anything else in the system (ie the Varex was it), so we've ordered a bullet high-flow cat and a high flow resonator which will hopefully arrive tomorrow. This'll provide some very much needed back-pressure and should get rid of the cackle we currently have.

My new RDA dimpled and slotted rotors arrived Friday afternoon, so they went on yesterday. They have a sexy gunmetal finish to them that I quite liked.

Since the plan in the long term is motorkhana events, heavy breaking isnt necessary as high speed aren't a huge issue, and with the vehicle being relatively light still, I opted for a softer street pad rather than anything race or track related as the pads probably won't get hot enough quick enough to be effective.

So below a pic of the rotors fitted, and then hopefully some pics of the new exhaust tomorrow :)

Supercharger still has not arrived, will be probing the supplier about it tomorrow.
 

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Why not invest in Wilwood Brake kit? Half the price of other big names and will give you the braking power anyways even if you don't need it. Just saying since you'll be upgrading most of everything else.
 
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