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  1. Hey Guys, as you will have noticed we have gone through a pretty major update to the site! There are still a HEAP of things i need to change and test - so i am looking for all members to help us out! Please post any bugs you find or changes you want in this thread! (please no general disucssion!) Fixed: -Avatar size (fixed) -Avatar GIF Images (fixed - may need re-uploading by members) -"Edited By" Font Size (fixed) - Active topics added to main menu - Font Sizing issues - Intergrate Calendar To Do: mobile version needs alot of work Quotes & Some Styles not working properly in domains other than ns Intergrate Calendar - Front Page Menu Issues in chrome (can't seem to find the error, can people please tell me their exact version ? works fine in my chrome) facebook intergration needs implementation
  2. WOW - What happened?

    Looking at search traffic from google, i'm hesitant to remove the other car forums as 20% of traffic is actually derived from posts in those forums... if anything again its' about getting people involved really as this as community site.
  3. WOW - What happened?

    Also cleaned up and merged the motorsports areas so that drift, drag and motorsports is one now, and removed some old forums Not sure if we should remove state based stuff for now... hopefully with the forum upgrade we can plan to get more life into the forums somehow,.
  4. WOW - What happened?

    OK... site will be going down some time in the next 1-2 days, and we are doing a full upgrade to the latest forums... ...i think these forums even include the chrome notifications ... which is awesome as it will give people a pop up on their PC when someone has replied to a topic... (even if they aren't on NS.com) I will also be doing a full reskin of the site to make it look rad...
  5. WOW - What happened?

    It is an RB25 Kemp. And my old SR20 PPG Box lasted years until we decided to open it and check it out and the person who put it back together didn't get the tolerances right.
  6. WOW - What happened?

    Ok Guys, Images should be restored. Oh, and Judas as for my car.... here are some pics of what it's like now.. Needs the gearbox taken out and stripped down as 2nd and 3rd dog ring are worn... but other than that the SR22 is going well
  7. WOW - What happened?

    ^ is it just me or did everyone else see cunts in the post above?
  8. WOW - What happened?

    Looking to hopefully lock in some time to upgrade the forums in the next month or two... As a community though, it's not up to me soley to bring life back to it, Hardtuned/NS was always a community and i'm looking for some guys that want to run with it and bring it back. Also looking for people to help crank the FB/ Instagram etc. as well, which will hopefully drive some traffic back to the forums also . Looking for input. Am thinking of stripping all moderators / admins and building a new team based on people that are active and wanting to contribute. Access will also be given to the Facebook & Instagram, because (As Johnny said) it is important that we crank the social media side as well
  9. Hey Guys, just a quick post to let everyone know some time over the next 2 weeks, we will be migrating the server to a new hosting platform which will hopefully be faster and more stable. I expect there will be 2-8 hours of downtime while this happens, as well as possible loss of posts / data within a 24hour window of it occurring. After the migration and testing phase, will hopefully be looking to roll out some upgrades including : - Focusing the forums back to nissansilvia.com - Full forum Upgrade - Full re-design of Nissansilvia & Hardtuned - Blog Integration inc. Blog development for all other "tuned" sites. -loz
  10. Hey Guys, apologies about not looking at this. I haven't even been on the forums in years either as hardtuned clothing has been my main focus. Reality is the site runs at a loss now in a big way and costs me a couple hundred a week to run - was considering just switching it off but i do want to see it reborn as well. End of the day NS is a community. Comments like "it's why i am at NSCC now" is the issue i guess we have : We don't have any committed members willing to run with new events and shows, we don't have anyone actively promoting it like S-Chassis facebook is being promoted... and it is because the platform is dated (forums). From a site and community perspective events are great, who is keen to organise them ? I am 100% behind anyone that wants to do stuff in their state...? The reasoning behind hardtuned is because silvia's are a 20yo car now. I saw that the community and market for them will only get smaller really so was looking to branch out the forums to something bigger and duplicate what we had for NS for other brands. In retrospect i should have set up completely seperate websites for each and attempted to grow them individually with their own teams. I agree that focusing on nissansilvia.com specifically is probably a good way forward. Will review the server setup / overall useage of the site and from there look to possibly upgrading all the forums to the latest version, re-formatting the forums in the process and hopefully . Also guys.. kind of ironic, but please add me on facebook if you haven't : LOZ GLEN It's my primary form of messaging so will help us collaborate and move forward with getting this site bakc to it's former glory.
  11. qld: haltech e8

    I have one, $400 pick up from Gold Coast if your keen. 0433249339
  12. Anyone up for a Sydney meet soon?

    If anyone is keen to start organising regular stuff down there message me. Am happy to help out with flyers / internet pushing events etc.
  13. Nup, that one is the same as the Ryobi. Needs to be the big one : https://sydneytools....rench-skin-only Just noticed you bought the Milwaukee though, geat quality gear, heard the turnaround time on repair/replace and customer service is a bit average, but you probably wont have any issues since it's a decent brand. As for AEG, we had some at my old work and we didn't find it to be that good hence the switch to makita for most of our stuff, but like everything everyone experiences are different .
  14. Depending on your budget : Ozito (LOL Jokes) > AEG (questionable build quality) > Ryobi > DeWalt > Makita > Hitachi > SnapOn Because i only use it maybe once every 2 months, and it's 90% for wheel nuts i went with the Ryobi since you don't want a massively torquey impact wrench for wheels unless it is adjustable.... That said i also have a Makita + AirTools for all the suspension + driveline stuff. The main reason we went Ryobi though is because of this little baby: For some reason Ryobi is the only brand that makes a battery powered tyre inflator... and it almost gets used as much as all the other cordless tools combined. IMO If i only had a choice of 1 wrench, i would probably get a Makita... ...Also brushless tech etc. etc. is all good but definitely not worth the bang for buck unless you are using your tools every day.
  15. Hey Guys, have been talking to lots of people in the industry and it seems we possibly might be looking to a new member of the family. Something 2.4 Turbo RWD. I am working on a new site at the moment, and start collating info on leads and what not... Just wondering if anyone is keep to help us scour the net and pull any info they find out about the car on a daily basis, along with cover stuff as necessary... Obviously i will be in communication regularly with Nissan to hopefully find out as much as i can as well - If you're keen to be part of the release team and help us run with this project let me know! -loz
  16. will add it of the list of stuff we should make haha
  17. you mean like snap-on style throw over seat covers?
  18. My friends video sums it up perfectly :
  19. Genuine Origin Aero Parts

    best off calling them for availability
  20. Hey Guys, it has come to my attention that a few people have been looking into alternatives for their import. As much as i always recommend shopping around for quotes when looking for car insurance, please be careful to read all documentation and fineprint, and do not believe everything you are told over the phone without consulting the Product Disclosure Statements and final paperwork for the quote and insurance agreement. My Story 12 months ago, i was with JustCar, but accidently let the policy lapse - Because of this the consultant over the phone said they had to redo my quote and couldn't offer me the same deal, and unfortunately the new deal was for double the premiums and half the value. ( **2 months later after discussion with JustCar they would have re-done the same deal if i had a different consultant, but by that stage i have already switched to Shannons) I figured this would be a good chance to ring around and seeing what was on offer, ringing the big ones first: NRMA , Suncorp, etc. proved pointless for a modified import owner - fair enough given the market value of a silvia is next to nothing these days, they aren't really geared to offering competitive quotes based on modifications. So after seeing the regular advertising spruiking YOUI i decided to call them and see what their story was. My experience with YOUI I got through straight away with no wait time, and the consultant was quite friendly and we proceeded to go through the (rather lengthy) questionnaire about my driving history and the car in question. When it came down to all the modifications and details, the consultant didn't understand much of what i was saying but stated that all mods are fine and proceeded to offer me a ridiculously good agreed value- an extra $10k on top of my JustCar agreed value... and at around 40% cheaper rate! AWSOME! .... but it sounded too good to be true, and in this case it definitely was. The paperwork came through and the consultant rang me back straight away to discuss.... But the policy document stated market value + modifications, when we had settled on an agreed value over the phone. I pressed them for what the market value on my car which they said was around $5k. I asked them why they hadn't put the agreed value we discussed and they said they cannot put in writing the value of modifications, but assured me the $40k+ worth of mods would definitely be covered. 15 minutes of discussion later and we were going around in circles. Even speaking to a manager at YOUI they stated again that modifications would be covered, yet refused to put the value of the modifications in writing. To me this practice is misleading and fraudulent at best, and after the conversation i guess it highlighted a few things about YOUI: Their consultants are not well trained, and are commission focused Their consultants will say anything to make a sale They will flat out lie over the phone about the policy they are signing you to What they say over the phone and what they send you are two different things. YOUI seem to a broker not an actual insurance company themselves Their policies seem to all be "market value" of which market value seems to be lower than most other companies So back to Shannons/JustCar After my calls to YOUI i decided to call Shannons, the Shannon's consultants were definately car enthusiasts, knowledgeable about imports and knew of HardTuned / NissanSilvia.com - one of them was even a member. So after running through everything about the car they promptly insured me for the original quote i had with JustCar including all the mods and the agreed price i wanted. The whole process was easy great, and all the correct information was in writing at the end. Talking to the guys from JustCar later, it seemed i wasn't talking to the right consultant as they could have redone the policy with them - it's just a shame as my other cars are still insured with JC. So in my experience Shannon's is definitely the #1 insurer for any car enthusiast. The 2 claims i have had with them have been painless and fair, and their rates are great considering the support they give you. JustCar is also great in my experience and would be my first choice for members that don't meet Shannon's driver & age requirements. Interested to hear other peoples insurance stories !
  21. Plastidip looks cheap and after around 12 months starts to wear pretty bad. If they are mesh or multispoke, have fun with trying to get it up without a tonne of brake cleaner and a high pressure hose. IMO for the price, your better off getting them powdercoated or painted.
  22. Howdy

    Hey Bill welcome to the site ! Throw some pics / details of your car on the members rides section :-)
  23. Hey Guys, After chatting with a few long term members, i figured it was well overdue to offer you guys something cool to say thanks for all the good times, good chats, good years on the site. So i have put together a cool little pack featuring a lanyards, 2 ns stickers, and a hardtuned sticker. We want to see these stickers on your cars too, so make sure you post a pic up in the thread after you get it! Would be great to have our members rocking the brand so we're happy to let them go for LESS than cost - 1x Lanyard, 2x NS Stickers, 1x Hardtuned Sticker for $5 ! (+ $2 postage / $4 postage for international members) Also: Give us GREAT feedback on eBay, and we will love you long time! http://www.ebay.com....k-/171528875881 http://www.ebay.com....k-/171528875881
  24. nup sorry not on ebay anymore! All and more still available via http://www.hardtunedstore.com though!