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Old 01-04-2013, 08:59 AM   #16 (permalink)
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Someone said it ,it comes down to 3 things a good FI kit,a good tune,and a good installation when all 3 of these things meet it will make a fantastic ride ,depending on power level you choose then that's when reliably comes into play.
The engine that is in the 370/G37 can take allot of abuse ,you can easily push 450 rwhp and still be very reliable also your right foot helps control reliability.
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I love my boosted g37. I had a good installer and a great tune from Jon@Z1. 534/500 and the car sees full boost everyday. Puts a smile on my face everytime I turn the car on, make the BoV go off or smash on a 'Vette or Evo or Subbie.
I'm married and jus recently had a baby girl. Wifey is very understanding and doesn't mind what I do with my car as long as I take care of the family and house first. I have no intentions of selling my car or FI kit anytime soon.
Everyone has different circumstances, I don't really see a lot of people selling their turbo kits. I see a lot of people selling their superchargers tho and then going turbo but we all know why that happens.
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I have a twin turbo 370z 7AT. Probably the most controversial to boost because of the 7AT. My first transmission blew due to tuner not adjusting torque management. Got a new tranmission under warranty and had another tuner tune car. 12000 miles later couldnt be happier 485 whp on 7psi and car is my DD.

Was going to sell car because another baby coming to household soon but I might just swing another car and keep the Z. I just cant seem to part with it especially boosted!



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Hi all...I bought my 370z about 4 months ago, and even though I won't be able to boost it for any time now, I had the same question. It would be nice to have some statistics about how relaible the boosted 370z are...on average. Of course, we know it will all depend on boost level, complexity and quality of install, driving and maintenance habits etc, but just a guideline. As many people that have a boosted 370z that may want to comment, the better.
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Old 01-06-2013, 07:44 PM   #22 (permalink)
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I have a twin turbo 370z 7AT. Probably the most controversial to boost because of the 7AT. My first transmission blew due to tuner not adjusting torque management. Got a new tranmission under warranty and had another tuner tune car. 12000 miles later couldnt be happier 485 whp on 7psi and car is my DD.

Was going to sell car because another baby coming to household soon but I might just swing another car and keep the Z. I just cant seem to part with it especially boosted!



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When you say your 7AT blew, is it the good ol' 5-7 gears start to slip?
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Actually 3-4 .

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Actually 3-4 .

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Another thing that bugs me is monitoring the systems, I need to use ROM editor here and there to check for AT slippage, and always have to worry about seeing a clutch pack slippage. But if the AT does give up, I'll just order the clutch packs from GTM for an upgrade.
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I have a twin turbo 370z 7AT. Probably the most controversial to boost because of the 7AT. My first transmission blew due to tuner not adjusting torque management. Got a new tranmission under warranty and had another tuner tune car. 12000 miles later couldnt be happier 485 whp on 7psi and car is my DD.

Was going to sell car because another baby coming to household soon but I might just swing another car and keep the Z. I just cant seem to part with it especially boosted!



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So it could be that some of the issues I have read which made me start this thread, could be a change in a persons life i.e.. a baby or something breaks and people just give up or get fed up and dump the car??

One big question I have for you as a 7at owner myself is how did you get Nissan to replace your transmission under warranty being boosted
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So it could be that some of the issues I have read which made me start this thread, could be a change in a persons life i.e.. a baby or something breaks and people just give up or get fed up and dump the car??

One big question I have for you as a 7at owner myself is how did you get Nissan to replace your transmission under warranty being boosted
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I sent my brand new IPL to GTM to have it twin Turbo'd at 3k miles.
Since then I have had several "minor" issues that keep me ALLWAYS on my guard.
I have no plans o sell the car, in fact I was hoping to drive it for a very Lon time.
I'm slightly over 500whp and love the power. The car is a true thrill, but at a price. I KNOW I will have to sink more $$$ in it as I drive it hard. There is ALLWAYS the cost in the back of my head. I think this is the reason people get rid of their boosted G's/Z's.
If I had the dough, in hindsight, a Turbo'd M5 or GTR would have been in my garage. But saying that, I don't have the $$$ and my G37 is a killer sleeper car.
I know I will likely have to replace/rebuild/upgrade the trans at some point in the "near" future.
Not having my own "shop" in my garage means that I have to call my install shop every time my car runs rough or I get some funny noise or error light. This can wear on you.
If you do commit to FI your ride. Estimate 2x to 3x what the shop says for timing. This will save you MASSIVE brain damage from waiting for your project to be complete.
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I have searched and read many FI builds... SC's & TT's in different stages and brands and for those of you who actually have FI cars please correct me If I am wrong...But it seems that many (not all) of the builds after so much hard work, effort and money the owners somehow get dissatisfied with little or big "gremlins/issues" and before you know it the Z is gone???

Is a FI Z just not meant to be a reliable car as many owners have even made comments about having extra money set aside for the issues that come with having a FI Z.

I recently sold my 996tt that had about 500hp with some mods and after 5 years of ownership & hard driving at times my only issue was replacing a dead battery.

I appreciate your response
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-People sell because they under invest and over expect what they should get.

Not all are like this, but going into the forced induction car on a N/A vehicle can be a big expense and many underestimate this amount. I have been boosted with a SC since 19k miles and just over 50k miles at the end of the year (and a time of about 2.5 years). I have yet to track my car (ring or 1/4 mile) but I do enjoy the fun street driving, plus the pain of daily driving the car. It is a blast to drive but it is not 100% perfect but I never expected it to be.
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Very true, I am glad I found a great dealership who did my install and allowed me to do warranty work even for the transmission.
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