Bargain Baby ‘Zilla
Just wondering if you can help me out - I’m still trying to sell my babyzilla seen at GTi-R Addiction and I’m wondering if you could put a little something in Response? I’m selling it for AUD$23,500, which is a mega bargain seeing it owes me AUD$45,000! Since your story I have put in a brand new GT30 ball-bearing turbo, PerfectPower computer, Bosch 550hp fuel pump and a few other things. My phone number is 0405 285202. If you could put it in so I can sell her to start my new project (which I’m hoping will also grace the pages of AutoSpeed) that would be great.
In your test of the Nissan X-Trail New Car Test - Nissan X-Trail Ti you talk about the QR25DE engine with 245Nm and 132kW. But, when reading Nissan’s information about this engine, QR25DE has 230Nm and 121kW... Also in the headline it states "X-Trail Ti" - is there another engine called QR25DE Ti?
The Nissan X-Trail delivered in
Nice piece on the 512TR - Riding the Prancing Horse.
However, can you think of an even more exclusive car that was also quicker to
100 km/h? A German car? A German ESTATE car? A few (literally!) went to
Yes, the Audi Porsche RS2. Why not track down an owner or two in NZ or
Sounds like a good idea -
except we're in
Lean Me Out
Have you ever done an article on the program called ROMeditor (for
programming Nissan ECUs)? It is freeware and I would like to know if you could
maybe do an article on whether it works and how easy it is to use, etc. I have a
GT-R that uses 20 litres of fuel per 100km and has been previously installed
with a modified EPROM. I would like to use this program to tame down the fuel
map a bit and get back some power and economy - the car is hopelessly
We haven't done a story on ROM Editor. 20-litres per 100km - boy - we can understand why you want to make some adjustments! We think you'll really like the kit interceptor module that Silicon Chip magazine has developed - it will be released about mid-year and we'll be covering its application in AutoSpeed. This unit is also MUCH easier to tune than any ROM editor we've ever seen.
I am doing an assignment on editorials and am writing on the legality of car modifications. I was wondering if you could send me an email regarding this issue - if possible, could you point out specific issues related to the certain models or makes? Thanks in advance.
Pile on the Praise!
I have been a member for quite some time now! I thought it was about time I
wrote a letter to you with some feedback.
Firstly, I think AutoSpeed is the best automotive publication is
Secondly, you need to be commended on your sensible approach to all car
modification stories. It's all too often you read alternative publications that
have highly recommended products that haven’t even been backed up by test results
or evidence. I also like your ‘bang for your buck’ approach. This approach
goes to show not all mods need to cost big $ to achieve awesome real world
Lastly, I think some of the more popular articles should be free to access by non-members. This allows visitors to read and appreciate the quality publication and excellent journalism that AutoSpeed is all about and in turn possibly gaining a larger member subscriber database. Keep up the top work guys!
Thank you very much for your praise. Re free access articles - many of our free articles are popular largely because they are free! But we take your point onboard and will look further into it.
Re the Auterra scan tool (as seen at Reading Your Car's Brain - Part 2
and Reading Your Car's Brain - Part 3)...
Have you tested this scan tool on any other vehicles? Also, do you know which
vehicles have OBDII or where I can get information on which vehicle has OBDII?
We have used the Auterra scan tool on a Holden Astra turbo, Honda Accord Euro and other cars.
I would like to know how much it would cost me if I were to import a used
Nissan Skyline R30-R32 2.5 turbo or 2.8 turbo and - if there are cars available
- could provide me with a list. I would gladly appreciate it.
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