Nissan 370Z Forum  

Sunline body kit

thanks for the input. i like the origional sunline kit. heard about minor fitment issues with the shine auto kit, some memors required molding to have nice fit. so i

Go Back   Nissan 370Z Forum > Tech Area > Exterior & Interior

Like Tree6Likes

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 11-19-2012, 05:58 PM   #16 (permalink)
Base Member
 
EastBayZ's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Newark, California
Posts: 54
Drives: 011 370Z Tour Spt MT
Rep Power: 9
EastBayZ is on a distinguished road
Default

thanks for the input. i like the origional sunline kit. heard about minor fitment issues with the shine auto kit, some memors required molding to have nice fit. so i know sunline is a tad more expensive than the replicas, but for me thats what i am aiming for. if anyone knows a vendor ( i have seen a few already) that the would vouch for, please let me know.
EastBayZ is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-19-2012, 06:05 PM   #17 (permalink)
Base Member
 
EastBayZ's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Newark, California
Posts: 54
Drives: 011 370Z Tour Spt MT
Rep Power: 9
EastBayZ is on a distinguished road
Default

bullit do you sell the kit?
EastBayZ is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-19-2012, 06:14 PM   #18 (permalink)
A True Z Fanatic
 
Jamaica's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: SoCal
Posts: 15,362
Drives: Under boost
Rep Power: 68
Jamaica has a reputation beyond reputeJamaica has a reputation beyond reputeJamaica has a reputation beyond reputeJamaica has a reputation beyond reputeJamaica has a reputation beyond reputeJamaica has a reputation beyond reputeJamaica has a reputation beyond reputeJamaica has a reputation beyond reputeJamaica has a reputation beyond reputeJamaica has a reputation beyond reputeJamaica has a reputation beyond repute
Send a message via AIM to Jamaica
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by EastBayZ View Post
bullit do you sell the kit?
he is not a vendor on this forum.


call shine auto project. They have specials for thanksgiving.
Jamaica is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-19-2012, 10:29 PM   #19 (permalink)
Premium Member
 
cooltoy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Calgary
Posts: 12,944
Drives: 14 PW 370Z S/T MT
Rep Power: 85838
cooltoy has a reputation beyond reputecooltoy has a reputation beyond reputecooltoy has a reputation beyond reputecooltoy has a reputation beyond reputecooltoy has a reputation beyond reputecooltoy has a reputation beyond reputecooltoy has a reputation beyond reputecooltoy has a reputation beyond reputecooltoy has a reputation beyond reputecooltoy has a reputation beyond reputecooltoy has a reputation beyond repute
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by EastBayZ View Post
bullit do you sell the kit?
Yes he does.
cooltoy is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 11-19-2012, 11:40 PM   #20 (permalink)
Premium Member
 
happytheman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Florida
Posts: 10,737
Drives: MB 6M Tour/Sport Z34
Rep Power: 1817
happytheman has a reputation beyond reputehappytheman has a reputation beyond reputehappytheman has a reputation beyond reputehappytheman has a reputation beyond reputehappytheman has a reputation beyond reputehappytheman has a reputation beyond reputehappytheman has a reputation beyond reputehappytheman has a reputation beyond reputehappytheman has a reputation beyond reputehappytheman has a reputation beyond reputehappytheman has a reputation beyond repute
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by EastBayZ View Post
thanks for the input. i like the origional sunline kit. heard about minor fitment issues with the shine auto kit, some memors required molding to have nice fit. so i know sunline is a tad more expensive than the replicas, but for me thats what i am aiming for. if anyone knows a vendor ( i have seen a few already) that the would vouch for, please let me know.
Actually, with regards to the fitment, it's my understanding that the Shine kit fits better than the original.
__________________
--Brantly--
PowderCoating by Mike/Stillen/PWJDM/Shine Auto/NST
GTR/Michelin /Fast Intentions/Evo-R/Mobil 1/Motul/Z1
https://facebook.com/CentralFloridaZClub

happytheman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-20-2012, 11:48 AM   #21 (permalink)
A True Z Fanatic
 
docaam's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Dubai
Posts: 2,532
Drives: Z34/240z/Hakosuka
Rep Power: 24
docaam has a reputation beyond reputedocaam has a reputation beyond reputedocaam has a reputation beyond reputedocaam has a reputation beyond reputedocaam has a reputation beyond reputedocaam has a reputation beyond reputedocaam has a reputation beyond reputedocaam has a reputation beyond reputedocaam has a reputation beyond reputedocaam has a reputation beyond reputedocaam has a reputation beyond repute
Default

If you buying CF lip then shineauto fitmet is little off very little for few and too much for few.
docaam is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-20-2012, 05:36 PM   #22 (permalink)
Premium Member
 
axmea?'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: SoCal
Posts: 5,898
Drives: WELL ZED PW 6MT
Rep Power: 17741
axmea? has a reputation beyond reputeaxmea? has a reputation beyond reputeaxmea? has a reputation beyond reputeaxmea? has a reputation beyond reputeaxmea? has a reputation beyond reputeaxmea? has a reputation beyond reputeaxmea? has a reputation beyond reputeaxmea? has a reputation beyond reputeaxmea? has a reputation beyond reputeaxmea? has a reputation beyond reputeaxmea? has a reputation beyond repute
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by docaam View Post
If you buying CF lip then shineauto fitmet is little off very little for few and too much for few.
I did not understand what you just said. Just the first part.
__________________

>MyZ's Album< NISMO Convert/ECUTEK/Takeda CAI/F.I. HFC NR CB Carbon/F.I. 34 Row Oil Cooler/4.08 Final Drive /Powertrix+Swifts/Hotchkis/SPL/Whiteline/TWM/Zoom Engineering/EVO-R/AeroJacket Vented CF Fenders + CF Spoiler/Avant Garde-WORK/NST/Morimoto Halo/STi Clear Lenses/Carbon Signal Automotive/RJM Performance/ZSpeed Clutch Flywheel CSC delete
axmea? is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-20-2012, 08:47 PM   #23 (permalink)
A True Z Fanatic
 
docaam's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Dubai
Posts: 2,532
Drives: Z34/240z/Hakosuka
Rep Power: 24
docaam has a reputation beyond reputedocaam has a reputation beyond reputedocaam has a reputation beyond reputedocaam has a reputation beyond reputedocaam has a reputation beyond reputedocaam has a reputation beyond reputedocaam has a reputation beyond reputedocaam has a reputation beyond reputedocaam has a reputation beyond reputedocaam has a reputation beyond reputedocaam has a reputation beyond repute
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by axmea? View Post
I did not understand what you just said. Just the first part.
Was typing from a phone let me rephrase it. If you are buying a carbon fiber lip then shine auto lip has small gaps which for you might be nothing. But for me it was something so that why I moulded it. In other case if lip is FRP then you should be ok as there is some flexibiility to push the lip and remove the gap
docaam is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-24-2012, 01:28 AM   #24 (permalink)
Base Member
 
EastBayZ's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Newark, California
Posts: 54
Drives: 011 370Z Tour Spt MT
Rep Power: 9
EastBayZ is on a distinguished road
Default

got ya. thanks. frp sounds good. hey does anyone know which screws / clips go where on the bumper and undersplash guards(s) now that its been several weeks since I removed them? lol
EastBayZ is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-25-2012, 01:06 AM   #25 (permalink)
Premium Member
 
axmea?'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: SoCal
Posts: 5,898
Drives: WELL ZED PW 6MT
Rep Power: 17741
axmea? has a reputation beyond reputeaxmea? has a reputation beyond reputeaxmea? has a reputation beyond reputeaxmea? has a reputation beyond reputeaxmea? has a reputation beyond reputeaxmea? has a reputation beyond reputeaxmea? has a reputation beyond reputeaxmea? has a reputation beyond reputeaxmea? has a reputation beyond reputeaxmea? has a reputation beyond reputeaxmea? has a reputation beyond repute
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by EastBayZ View Post
got ya. thanks. frp sounds good. hey does anyone know which screws / clips go where on the bumper and undersplash guards(s) now that its been several weeks since I removed them? lol
You should have at least 5 mounting points. One on each side of the fenders and three spread out evenly on the front.

I have mine set this way. Starting from drivers side to the passengers side. Screws and mounting points at 9 o'clock, 10:30, 12 (center point), 1:30 and 3 o'clock. I use bolts on the front three and screws on the fenders with retainer clips. Also, if you can swing it, mount 1/16 inch steel plates on the lowest points so that when your car bottoms out or scrapes on dips, you have metal plates that protect your frp or carbon -- especially the carbon.
__________________

>MyZ's Album< NISMO Convert/ECUTEK/Takeda CAI/F.I. HFC NR CB Carbon/F.I. 34 Row Oil Cooler/4.08 Final Drive /Powertrix+Swifts/Hotchkis/SPL/Whiteline/TWM/Zoom Engineering/EVO-R/AeroJacket Vented CF Fenders + CF Spoiler/Avant Garde-WORK/NST/Morimoto Halo/STi Clear Lenses/Carbon Signal Automotive/RJM Performance/ZSpeed Clutch Flywheel CSC delete

Last edited by axmea?; 11-25-2012 at 01:10 AM.
axmea? is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-27-2012, 11:59 PM   #26 (permalink)
Base Member
 
EastBayZ's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Newark, California
Posts: 54
Drives: 011 370Z Tour Spt MT
Rep Power: 9
EastBayZ is on a distinguished road
Default

thanks for the tip axmea?. Did you install yourself or did you have a reptable body shop do it? Yours is sunline? It looks great btw. will you go for the sideskirts and rear as well? Did your kit include the hardware?

I live in san jose ca but there is a great autobody i heard about in sac town, may go out there for a few days and have them preform the work.
EastBayZ is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-28-2012, 12:29 AM   #27 (permalink)
Premium Member
 
axmea?'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: SoCal
Posts: 5,898
Drives: WELL ZED PW 6MT
Rep Power: 17741
axmea? has a reputation beyond reputeaxmea? has a reputation beyond reputeaxmea? has a reputation beyond reputeaxmea? has a reputation beyond reputeaxmea? has a reputation beyond reputeaxmea? has a reputation beyond reputeaxmea? has a reputation beyond reputeaxmea? has a reputation beyond reputeaxmea? has a reputation beyond reputeaxmea? has a reputation beyond reputeaxmea? has a reputation beyond repute
Default

^^^ Hey. Thanks bro. It is a replica, had it painted, and installed it myself. I just bought it thinking it will be temporary until I decide what I want to do. The kit came with brackets and self tapping screws. I used the screws and bought retainers from Home Depot and used them on the fenders. I also bought nuts and bolts with the brackets to hold the lip. The brackets were surprisingly well built stainless steel. It is very solid and holds pretty well. If you decide to go with this, pm me it is a pretty straightforward installation. FRP will fit better than carbon fiber because it flexes, unless you get the Sunline from Japan which will run about $1600 (carbon fiber) for the entire kit - lip, skirt, and the spats ($1200 for FRP). I say go with a replica from Shine or Aerojacket. Fitment is just as good and you really hard to tell the difference. Warning: If you buy the kit from ebay, you will be able to tell the difference. If you're handy, just DIY especially for this kit. Save the labor cost for another mod. I like this style kit. Looks aggressive. Mine does not look complete because it is missing the skirts and spats. The front is not tied to the rest. Still looking around on what I set up I like.
__________________

>MyZ's Album< NISMO Convert/ECUTEK/Takeda CAI/F.I. HFC NR CB Carbon/F.I. 34 Row Oil Cooler/4.08 Final Drive /Powertrix+Swifts/Hotchkis/SPL/Whiteline/TWM/Zoom Engineering/EVO-R/AeroJacket Vented CF Fenders + CF Spoiler/Avant Garde-WORK/NST/Morimoto Halo/STi Clear Lenses/Carbon Signal Automotive/RJM Performance/ZSpeed Clutch Flywheel CSC delete
axmea? is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-28-2012, 04:53 PM   #28 (permalink)
Base Member
 
EastBayZ's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Newark, California
Posts: 54
Drives: 011 370Z Tour Spt MT
Rep Power: 9
EastBayZ is on a distinguished road
Default

so yours is the rep from shine? as you did it yourself, any gaps or have you heard of any other users that needed to "mold" on the fitment? I aint trippin about saving a lil money of course, but on this car i only want the best. if you cant tell the difference 1 bit, then sunline might not be my way to go.

what about the fitment of the replica sideskirts and rear skirts?
EastBayZ is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-28-2012, 06:17 PM   #29 (permalink)
Enthusiast Member
 
neveucd's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Houston, TX.
Age: 36
Posts: 457
Drives: 2009 Nissan 370z TT
Rep Power: 11
neveucd is on a distinguished road
Send a message via AIM to neveucd Send a message via MSN to neveucd Send a message via Yahoo to neveucd Send a message via Skype™ to neveucd
Default

You've also got Seibon that sells a Carbon Fiber replica through just about anyone, in addition to Aerojacket and Shine Auto. I have Seibon front, and Aerojacket sides and rear spats. All fit fairly well with minimal gaps.

I had to secure the front on w/ bolts, nuts and locktite, instead of self tapping screws; because I had one fall off on the highway and shatter into a thousand pieces. No issues now.
__________________
GTM Stg. 2 TT||F.I. CF 18" Res. CBE||GTM 3" Downpipe ||Injen Cold Water Intakes||UpRev||Work Gnosis GS2||Hankook||Tein Monoflex||Hawk||Seibon||Aero Jacket||
neveucd is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-29-2012, 02:00 AM   #30 (permalink)
Premium Member
 
axmea?'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: SoCal
Posts: 5,898
Drives: WELL ZED PW 6MT
Rep Power: 17741
axmea? has a reputation beyond reputeaxmea? has a reputation beyond reputeaxmea? has a reputation beyond reputeaxmea? has a reputation beyond reputeaxmea? has a reputation beyond reputeaxmea? has a reputation beyond reputeaxmea? has a reputation beyond reputeaxmea? has a reputation beyond reputeaxmea? has a reputation beyond reputeaxmea? has a reputation beyond reputeaxmea? has a reputation beyond repute
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by EastBayZ View Post
so yours is the rep from shine? as you did it yourself, any gaps or have you heard of any other users that needed to "mold" on the fitment? I aint trippin about saving a lil money of course, but on this car i only want the best. if you cant tell the difference 1 bit, then sunline might not be my way to go.

what about the fitment of the replica sideskirts and rear skirts?
Not from shine. I did it myself, gaps are minor and really depends on strong taping. Save your money, get one from FRP from ShineAutoProject. I cannot speak to the skirts and rear spats. I don't have it. Most pics you see have no visible issues. I don't get the molding idea. You need a little flex because of scraping issues. It has to move a little in my opinion and that is why good taping and sound mounting practices help keep the lip and bumper in good shape. If you mold it, you either crack it a the seams or move the entire bumper when you hit or scrap. To me, there should be a little "give" when the lip hits pavement. My lip is under 4 inches from the ground, scrapes often, and stays intact. If I molded it, I know it would crack at the seams or move the bumper at it's mounting points. Use good tape and an adhesive agent from 3m.
__________________

>MyZ's Album< NISMO Convert/ECUTEK/Takeda CAI/F.I. HFC NR CB Carbon/F.I. 34 Row Oil Cooler/4.08 Final Drive /Powertrix+Swifts/Hotchkis/SPL/Whiteline/TWM/Zoom Engineering/EVO-R/AeroJacket Vented CF Fenders + CF Spoiler/Avant Garde-WORK/NST/Morimoto Halo/STi Clear Lenses/Carbon Signal Automotive/RJM Performance/ZSpeed Clutch Flywheel CSC delete
axmea? is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Getting Sunline Kit.. Need a great paint and body place for Pearl White!!! Help.. tabrams31 North West Region 28 12-12-2014 04:30 PM
Painted Sunline lip sofa_king Exterior & Interior 1 06-09-2010 09:59 PM
Sunline Racing Z34 Endgame Exterior & Interior 13 05-05-2009 10:08 PM
Sunline Racing Z34 MC Nissan 370Z Photos / Spyshots / Video / Media Gallery 31 01-27-2009 09:16 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:56 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0 PL2