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Like Zac said, king will do all the work for you. If you are trying to tackle yourself, rear bypasses need more compression valving. With any car, if you want to prevent bottom out, the car is gonna have to be stiff. Are your compression bypass tubes closed?

Fronts appear to have too much preload, you’d be better off with a 2” longer lower spring. Rates seem really close though.


Im sorry, I may have explained wrong. Rears I just adjusted the bypass tubes to reduce compression as I have never used more than half the shock in rear.

Fronts seem to bottom out in rough stuff. If I use the click adjusters on front coil over, i can soften it up but it only creates it to bottom out faster even though the ride is now more plush. If more compression is added it still seems to me that it bottoms out but also makes the ride in all terrain rough. I was just wondering if moving the spring collars and or the dual rate adjuster up or down may help in front. I may just have to find out when king is going out next as it is probably hard from my explanation as i dont really know what its doing
 

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Your top spring in the front looks too short. Maybe change it to a 10" rather than the 8". Optimum preload is 2.5" for front or rear with the correct length springs. If the rear doesn't bottom out then you may have too much spring rate back there. I don't see much preload in the rear. Bottoming out means you are using all the travel so not a bad thing as long as its only hitting the ass in the big stuff. A stiff rear end will make the front feel soft as it tries to transfer the load forward. Good luck!
 

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4 seats need 4 butts too, you testing w buddys?,( or strapped down bags of ready crete cement in gladd trash bags work good too),,
 

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For sure test the car with as many people as you normally drive with. Your set up will work good with either 2 people or 4 people but not both.
 

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Has anyone tried the Nissan 2.5L engine that is used in low end Nissan Frontier trucks to power a Class 5?

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I don't know a lot about these, but some friends of mine are really into Nissan cars and trucks. One fellow is kicking ass in the Drift Car series in a Nissan 240 Coupe. It has a small block Chevy in it :). Anyway, there are some of these around, and I wondered what people think of them. This one is from an ad and is said to be the:
NISSAN SENTRA SE-R SPEC V ENGINE 2.5L JDM QR25-DE
and is being sold for $1000 obo.

According to the Wikipedia article on this series of engines the top normally aspirated one "produces 125 kW (170 PS; 168 hp) at 5600 rpm and 245 N⋅m (181 lb⋅ft) at 4000 rpm.[1] .

How many horsepower are do people get out of the EcoTechs?
 
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It kills me that Kawasaki have changed their Green over time. Someone is truly clueless at that company.

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proper old school Kawasaki Green (aka "Lime Green")
 
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I'm looking to run #518 for upcoming MORE and C5C races. I've attached a list of numbers used since 2017 for MORE,Snore, and Bitd.
Please let me know if anything thinks this number is in use. I'm planning to have stickers made this week.
I made this list in Excel for people to be able to do add-ins as needed, RD doesn't seem to want me to upload the excel file tho??

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Thanks,
-Don
 

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I'm looking to run #518 for upcoming MORE and C5C races. I've attached a list of numbers used since 2017 for MORE,Snore, and Bitd.
Please let me know if anything thinks this number is in use. I'm planning to have stickers made this week.
I made this list in Excel for people to be able to do add-ins as needed, RD doesn't seem to want me to upload the excel file tho??

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Thanks,
-Don
you can have it lol
 

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Anyone who is interested in the PURE BAJA BUGS SERIES, you might want to check out the course on YouTube and also complete the attached flyers. You can save $50 if you sign up before this Saturday by 6 p.m. Otherwise, you pay the regular prices for the FEBRUARY 29, 2020 - PURE BAJA BUGS event #1 - It starts at 10 a.m., Saturday.
In the meantime, enjoy a bird's eye view of a great 32-mile course: https://youtu.be/X5RQ_WV0JP8

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I thought I posted something about our upcoming event: THE PURE BAJA BUGS Desert Race, Feb 29, 2020 - in Cal City. If it was removed, I love to hear from the moderator, so that I know not to post anything on this site. It would be greatly appreciated.
In the meantime, I will try it again:
 

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Has anyone tried the Nissan 2.5L engine that is used in low end Nissan Frontier trucks to power a Class 5?

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I don't know a lot about these, but some friends of mine are really into Nissan cars and trucks. One fellow is kicking ass in the Drift Car series in a Nissan 240 Coupe. It has a small block Chevy in it :). Anyway, there are some of these around, and I wondered what people think of them. This one is from an ad and is said to be the:
NISSAN SENTRA SE-R SPEC V ENGINE 2.5L JDM QR25-DE
and is being sold for $1000 obo.

According to the Wikipedia article on this series of engines the top normally aspirated one "produces 125 kW (170 PS; 168 hp) at 5600 rpm and 245 N⋅m (181 lb⋅ft) at 4000 rpm.[1] .

How many horsepower are do people get out of the EcoTechs?

Sounds on par with the ecotec, I am at 175 from a crate stock 2.4. Sure there are more than one way to skin a cat, but you can get a junkyard ecotec for less than that with known tuning specs that can win races.
 

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I’ll be there riding with Greg Sullivan. Let’s go get paid Greg!

my car is coming home from the doctor next week. Logan and Jake made it better than before. Guys are artists!
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