Runboard.com
You're welcome.
Australian X-Trail Website Members Rides

Site Search

Facebook Aussie Forum Website Twitter Aussie Forum Website YouTube Aussie Forum Website Flickr PhotoBucket MSN Messenger Skype RSS Feed Events Calendar Admin Mailbox Nissan Australia myNissan Capped Service Fuel Consumption Monitor Tyre Size Calculator Australian X-TRAIL Forum Live Chat

Forum Rules   
   Register for a free global account (learn about it) | LOG IN: globally (click here) (Lost Password?)




Page:
 1  2  3 ... 9  10  11  12  13 ... 29  30  31 

 
jalalski Profile
Live feed
Blog
Friends
Miscellaneous info




Date Registered: 02-2004
Location: SUTHERLAND, SYDNEY
TOTAL POSTS: 29094
Reply | QUOTE
posticon 2006 Model X-Trail Cat. Back System **SUCCESS**


Hi Guys,

It is my pleasure to announce that the Hi-Tech Cat. Back System for the 2006 X-Trail which has dual catalytic converters, has been successfully completed this morning.

The results are awesome!

As some of you already know the 2006 Models come with two catalytic converters, which in turn restrict the power of xtrail by about 9KW compared to all the previous models. The second cat. converter is located under the car and the factory system has only one resonator after the second cat. (see photos below)

This is the factory 2nd cat. converter

Image

This is the factory resonator after the cat.

Image

This is the first flange coming down from the factory extractors/manifold

Image

Adding the Hi-Tech Cat. Back System to the 2006 model (in this case it was William's ST-S..Thanks mate) involved modifying the existing template by cancelling the first resonator from the existing template and using a straight pipe in its place.

Now before you jump and scream (that would make this system too loud) emoticon We didn't know at this stage how it will sound and that is the reason we wanted to test fit this system to the 2006 model to see and hear the results first had and right then and there.

Lambros (the owner of Hi-Tech) was 99% sure that the system will not be any louder than the factory set-up because the 2nd factory cat. converter would be acting as a resonator and would muffle the sound.

The template was modified and that new piece of pipe (this is a very important pipe and I'll tell you why later) has been added with the rest of the cat. back system including the twins at the back.

This is the new additional pipe to the existing cat. back system:

Image Image Image

This is the Hi-Tech resonator which is standard as per the existing template (no change there)

Image

The pipe after the resonator going to the cute little muffler at the back.

Image

And here are the glorious twins sitting comfortably under the 2006 ST-S emoticon

Image Image

This has completed the first part of the installation and the cat. back system has been added to the 2006 ST-S.

It was time to hear it !!

William got in and cranked the engine up and what do you know....The system is quiet as a mouse. He revved-up the engine and I was standing right beside the muffler and it gave exactly the same awesome note as all previous cat. back system which were installed to all the previous models.

Operation successful!

William and I then started discussing another idea (remember that important pipe I mentioned at the beginning of my post?)

We thought that while this system looks perfect and nice, we thought that it will still have the power restriction due to the presence of the second factory cat. converter.

So, we thought it would be great to have the ability to remove that 2nd cat. and put it back in without any effort whatsoever and in the comfort of doing so in your driveway, so we asked Lambros if we removed that new piece of pipe AND the second cat. converter, would the original section (which includes the other Hi-Tech resonator) fit with no problems?

The answer was, of course guys, let us try and do just that.

4 bolts later and in a matter of just 10 minutes, the factory second cat. converter was GONE and replaced with the original Hi-Tech system which has the resonator, so the ST-S now had the original design which all previous model use and that is:

* 2 Resonators
* 1 Muffler
* Twin Tail-pipes
* NO 2nd cat. converter

A photo showing the section with the 2nd cat. converter and the additional piece of pipe Removed

Image

And here is what it is replaced with as part of the original template and design

Image

Done!

Now it was time to see if the second O2 Sensor would register the absence of the second cat.

The car was started and no engine check light came on, the sound level was exactly the same as before, still very quiet with a nice deep note BUT the big difference was how high the revs started to go up.

William managed to get the revs upto 6,700RPM just sitting there in the car and moments ago he couldn't do that when he had the 2nd cat. under the car!!!

What an excellent option for the 2006 xtrail owners!!!

You guys have the option to reclaim that lost power and get rid of the second cat. and enjoy the power and to be safe, you can always slot that cat. back in place in a matter of 10 minutes!!

I would let William tell you of his driving impressions when we went for a spin around the block without the 2nd cat. converter.

The ST-S came alive is all I would say LOL emoticon

After William had left Hi-Tech happy with his new system and the extra power he got, I had a chat with Lambros and wanted to prove the gains we just managed to get.

William: You have been given the option to dyno your xtrail FREE of charge and record the power gains for the following 2 scenarios:

1. Cat. Back System WITH the 2nd cat. converter in

2. Cat. Back System WITHOUT the 2nd cat. converter in


This will record the power and torque reading AFTER the Hi-Tech system was installed to your exy, I will then arrange for the next 2006 owner in Sydney to have their factory exy dynoed WITHOUT any modifications to calculate the exact gain.

William: Please give me a yell whenever you want your exy dynoed and we can go there together on a weekend. The dyno place is in Carringbah.

This has concluded Operation Twins for an X-Trail with Dual Catalytic Converters.

Pricing has been added HERE

A side note and it has been mentioned by Noel before as a response to someone, these are the type of cars that you can see at the Hi-Tech shop getting fitted with exhaust systems and other performance enhancements emoticon

Enjoy admiring the beasts emoticon

Image Image Image

Image

Which one should I grab? I think I'll go with the yellow one for lunch and change to the red one for dinner. hehehehehe emoticon

Thank you for taking the time to read this super long post and sorry if I bored you with it emoticon

Last edited by jalalski, 24/Jan/2007, 10:46 pm


---

4/Nov/2006, 12:52 pm Link to this post Send Private Message MSN Blog
 
basshead Profile
Live feed
Blog
Friends
Miscellaneous info

X-TRAIL HOLIC
 


Date Registered: 02-2004
Location: Panania, Sydney
TOTAL POSTS: 2852
Reply | QUOTE
Re: Hi-Tech X-Trail Extractors/Headers & Full Exhaust System


Jalal,

Yet again you have given us a very informative and detailed review, and a pleasure to read, as always.

While I haven't done any exhaust upgrades, I know when I do, the Hi-Tech system will be the one I will get. They have demonstrated complete professionalism and dedication to the customer's needs, and willingness to show that their products are a dyno-proven success.


---
Rich. X-013(c)
'04 S2 ST Auto. Nudge_roofracks_tow_tints_Lightforce_GME_YokoGeoA/T-S_TBS_bashplate_50mm-spacer-lift
Click here to see >300MB of photos and videos All For His Glory.
5/Nov/2006, 12:08 pm Link to this post Send Email PM   Send Private Message MSN Yahoo Blog
 
Z1000 Profile
Live feed
Blog
Friends
Miscellaneous info

X-TRAIL NEWBIE
 


Date Registered: 06-2006
Location: Sydney.
TOTAL POSTS: 83
Reply | QUOTE
Re: Hi-Tech X-Trail Extractors/Headers & Full Exhaust System


Hi all,

I love it!!!! It is such an impressive upgrade that makes a wonderful car much more entertaining to drive.

Instead of two cat. converters and one resonator, my ST-S now has one cat. converter and two resonators, plus a sports muffler with twin outlets.

Here is my list of impressions since Saturday:
  
1. The work: HiTech carry out the work professionally, the standard of finish is high, and most important of all - they listen to my needs.

2. Start up: Crank the ignition, the car jumps alive with a burst of sporty roar at 2500rpm for a brief second and immediately idling quietly at 900rpm, the car idles smoothly with a slight hint of sporting intention that can only be felt other than heard. Don't be alarmed, it is not loud at all; it is certainly a little louder than before, but the tone and vibe are totally different, it is deeper, sportier and really begs to be exploited.

3. Power gain: The power gain can be felt immediately, I cannot tell how much it has increased by, but the engine certainly revs much faster and more freely. I will let the dyno tests do the talking in the near future.

4. Noise: With windows closed, idling noise is same as before, but sounds deeper of course (my wife did not even notice any difference). Driving conservatively (under 2500rpm), the car remains quiet and smooth (again my wife feels nothing). Highway driving, still quiet, noise cannot be heard, it has to be felt if you really want to identify it. Pushing the throttle hard, it starts to sing; meaty and sporty roars, louder than stock system, but nowhere near as loud as modified cars, the hi-tech system is certainly a lot quieter than all after market exhausts I have heard on the road.
  

5. Fuel consumption: It is too early to tell, but I do not see any significant difference so far, more updates later on.


Summing up, the upgrade has totally transformed the ST-S into an involving car to drive; driving normally, the car feels much the same; pushing it hard, it will make you laugh so hard.


---
Cheers
William (X363)

-------------------
06 Platinum STS
5/Nov/2006, 7:56 pm Link to this post Send Email PM   Send Private Message
 
NPC73 Profile
Live feed
Blog
Friends
Miscellaneous info

X-TRAIL HOLIC
 


Date Registered: 12-2004
Location: Mount Isa, QLD
TOTAL POSTS: 1247
Reply | QUOTE
Re: Hi-Tech X-Trail Extractors/Headers & Full Exhaust System


William,

That's a great summary of your first impressions. I can relate to everything you have listed there and it's definitely all true.

Good to see that Hi-Tech has come to party once again for the X-Trail community in providing another power option for the next model X-Trail.

---
Noel...
Member ID: X-072 (Retired Administrator)
2003 X-trail, TI, Manual, (Series 1) - (with the works)
2013 Toyota Prado, Manual, Turbo Diesel - (Snorkel-K&N-Full Exhaust, 20" Low Profiles, Chrome Bullbar, HID Spots, + All the Bling!)
5/Nov/2006, 9:47 pm Link to this post Send Email PM   Send Private Message MSN Blog
 
Z1000 Profile
Live feed
Blog
Friends
Miscellaneous info

X-TRAIL NEWBIE
 


Date Registered: 06-2006
Location: Sydney.
TOTAL POSTS: 83
Reply | QUOTE
Re: Hi-Tech X-Trail Extractors/Headers & Full Exhaust System


Jalal, Noel,

I have found something interesting with the new setup and wondering if you'd confirm it.

Prior to the upgrade, with poor throttle control (i.e. unintentionally step on it hard from a stand still), it was quite easy to get an uncomfortable and sudden forward launch with wheel spin at low rpm. But that initial surge is now gone with the new setup, it feels as if the low end torque (<2000rpm) is lesser than before (it feels like a short turbo lag some of the time) , however mid and high ends (>2500rpm) are much stronger and linear. Did you guys also notice the absence of that initial surge after the upgrade?

I had a enthusiastic blast around the twisty southern highland (i.e. in the motorcycle territory), I found the absence of the original surge makes the car more predictable , especially when powering out of the tight bands with steep gradient.

Another bonus of that absence: No more unintentional coffee/water spilling incidences.


---
Cheers
William (X363)

-------------------
06 Platinum STS
6/Nov/2006, 9:26 am Link to this post Send Email PM   Send Private Message
 
jalalski Profile
Live feed
Blog
Friends
Miscellaneous info




Date Registered: 02-2004
Location: SUTHERLAND, SYDNEY
TOTAL POSTS: 29094
Reply | QUOTE
Re: Hi-Tech X-Trail Extractors/Headers & Full Exhaust System


William,

It depends on the type of driving I guess emoticon

Mine jumps off the mark whenever I want it to LOL emoticon

Remember to reset your ECU today. It is due.

---

6/Nov/2006, 9:40 am Link to this post Send Private Message MSN Blog
 
NPC73 Profile
Live feed
Blog
Friends
Miscellaneous info

X-TRAIL HOLIC
 


Date Registered: 12-2004
Location: Mount Isa, QLD
TOTAL POSTS: 1247
Reply | QUOTE
Re: Hi-Tech X-Trail Extractors/Headers & Full Exhaust System


I second that, let the upgrade settle in and do the ECU reset and you will notice another improvement with the new system, emoticon

---
Noel...
Member ID: X-072 (Retired Administrator)
2003 X-trail, TI, Manual, (Series 1) - (with the works)
2013 Toyota Prado, Manual, Turbo Diesel - (Snorkel-K&N-Full Exhaust, 20" Low Profiles, Chrome Bullbar, HID Spots, + All the Bling!)
6/Nov/2006, 12:38 pm Link to this post Send Email PM   Send Private Message MSN Blog
 
Stuandlin Profile
Live feed
Blog
Friends
Miscellaneous info

X-TRAIL NEWBIE
 


Date Registered: 11-2006
TOTAL POSTS: 4
Reply | QUOTE
Re: Hi-Tech X-Trail Extractors/Headers & Full Exhaust System


For those considering this upgrade I definately think it is worth it. Performance wise the X Trail is more responsive and even more of a pleasure to drive. Looks wise, I believe you can't go past the twin tailpipes. I thought it may be just me that thinks it is so much better, but my wife thinks it is easier to drive as well (read she doesn't stall it any more).

Another big plus for me is the 10 year warranty, my X Trail is a 2003 model and I already had a hole in it which was rusting out, won't have to worry about that for a long time now.

Last edited by Stuandlin, 26/Nov/2006, 6:25 pm
25/Nov/2006, 6:46 pm Link to this post Send Email PM   Send Private Message
 
Naff Profile
Live feed
Blog
Friends
Miscellaneous info

X-TRAIL VETERAN
 


Date Registered: 09-2005
Location: QLD
TOTAL POSTS: 786
Reply | QUOTE
Re: Hi-Tech X-Trail Extractors/Headers & Full Exhaust System


Mine is ordered! I just need to schedule a sick day to get it installed emoticon

---

My Triton GLX-R

26/Nov/2006, 6:00 pm Link to this post Send Email PM   Send Private Message MSN
 
Naff Profile
Live feed
Blog
Friends
Miscellaneous info

X-TRAIL VETERAN
 


Date Registered: 09-2005
Location: QLD
TOTAL POSTS: 786
Reply | QUOTE
Re: Hi-Tech X-Trail Extractors/Headers & Full Exhaust System


 emoticon

WooooooooWeeeeee

This is a fun upgrade. Instantly notice a difference in performance and the sound from the system is just right.

Haven't had chance to drive it for long yet... but took it for a spin last night. Not going to bother even looking at my fuel guage for a few tanks emoticon

Highly recommended modification. Once I drive more I will post my impressions!


---

My Triton GLX-R

7/Dec/2006, 7:07 am Link to this post Send Email PM   Send Private Message MSN
 


Reply




Page:
 1  2  3 ... 9  10  11  12  13 ... 29  30  31 





You are not logged in (login)

forum sticker
Back to top Back to top

Back to top

<-- end container -->