So as I described in yesterday's post, we (ClubR33) had ordered custom titanium bolts for the engine's Rb26 front cam cover, the CAS, and the coil pack cover - some 18 bolts in all. In "burnt blue," "nitride gold" and "nitride black."
Of course, as I send out the bolts to the ClubR33 members who ordered, I wondered how the bolts would look on my car. So I took advantage of a rare break in the rain and took the follow photos. Enjoy!
|Burnt blue coil cover bolts|
|The bolt on right has "ClubR33" laser engraved.|
|Here is a close up|
|Better shot to see the coilpack cover bolts|
|Close up of laser engraving for Nitride Black bolts|
|Here you can see the OEM bolts (circled in red) vs the black titanium bolts.|
And of course, for those who may be skeptical of the whole exercise, these bolts DO have a practical purpose. Being titanium, they ARE lighter than the steel bolts they replace.
|So a 26 gram weight savings for the RB26 cam cover|
|Since there are 12 bolts in total, we would have 9x3 = 27 grams of weight savings|
|And 3 of these on the CAS. So 5x3 = 15 grams of weight savings.|
What do you guys think?