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Alright gals and gents, I have 4K to spend! I am going to do some blot on upgrades and was looking for some honest feedback/personal experience with the parts I

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Old 12-22-2010, 04:34 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Alright gals and gents, I have 4K to spend! I am going to do some blot on upgrades and was looking for some honest feedback/personal experience with the parts I am thinking about.

1st, STILLEN : STILLEN Generation 3 Ultra Long Tube Dual Intake Kit

2nd, STILLEN : STILLEN 350Z / G35 / G37 / 370Z Headers

3rd, GReddy

4th, STILLEN : STILLEN Oil Cooler Kit


Now a caveot I am considering this exhaust as well, but this is an X pipe exhaust, thoughts???

possible exhaust choice, AAM Competition R-LINE 370Z Exhaust


Thx

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1 - Good
2 - Skip
3 - Good
4 - Good
5 - High flow cats (pick your brand)

You could skip 1 also and do a few other options for a cheaper price, drop in filters & smooth pipes and get some good increases.
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Blot on Performance upgrades

Alright gals and gents, I have 4K to spend! I am going to do some blot on upgrades and was looking for some honest feedback/personal experience with the parts I am thinking about.

1st, STILLEN : STILLEN Generation 3 Ultra Long Tube Dual Intake Kit

2nd, STILLEN : STILLEN 350Z / G35 / G37 / 370Z Headers

3rd, GReddy

4th, STILLEN : STILLEN Oil Cooler Kit


Now a caveot I am considering this exhaust as well, but this is an X pipe exhaust, thoughts???

possible exhaust choice, AAM Competition R-LINE 370Z Exhaust


Thx
I wouldn't buy an exhaust that is made for a turbo-ed car, if you're not planning on putting a turbo on.

I also wouldn't buy the headers. You could buy some HFC, save money and get better results.
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1 - Good
2 - Skip
3 - Good
4 - Good
5 - High flow cats (pick your brand)

You could skip 1 also and do a few other options for a cheaper price, drop in filters & smooth pipes and get some good increases.

Ok so skip the Headers, I was also thinking of getting the ECU unit reprogrammed. I hear Forged offers this.
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I wouldn't buy an exhaust that is made for a turbo-ed car, if you're not planning on putting a turbo on.

I also wouldn't buy the headers. You could buy some HFC, save money and get better results.
I am going to get a Turbo, however I have to save for it.
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I am going to get a Turbo, however I have to save for it.
In that case don't buy the exhaust yet, just some HFC.

I wouldn't buy the intakes at all then, you'll have to throw them out once you get a turbo.
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In that case don't buy the exhaust yet, just some HFC.

I wouldn't buy the intakes at all then, you'll have to throw them out once you get a turbo.

I see your point about the Intakes. However it is going to take me 3 years to save the money for the turbo. I wanted to improve performance over that time and I could always sell the intakes on e-bay.
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substitute HFC's and headers and go with the F.I long tube headers.
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I see your point about the Intakes. However it is going to take me 3 years to save the money for the turbo. I wanted to improve performance over that time and I could always sell the intakes on e-bay.
I would do the drop in filters & smoothed pipes (forget who makes them). It will give a nice power up and save you some money.
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substitute HFC's and headers and go with the F.I long tube headers.
Those look hot! I will look into them.
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1. Stillen Gen III Intakes
2. MotorDyne ART Pipes
3. Any Choice Exhaust
4. MotorDyne M370 manifold
5. Z1 Oil Cooler Kit.
6. Uprev Tune

Should end up around 4k.
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Once you tune the car with full bolt ons, the M370 has shown no improvement.
And it hasn't been tested on FI engines. So I wouldn't advise him to buy that.
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I would just get HFC and CBE to be completley honest:

Headers are too much off hastle for the gains and money TRUST ME

HFC will keep the sound deep and VERY limited rasp and will also give you some bump in HP along with the exhaust of your choice. (TUNE WILL HELP GREATLY)

only run a 3" exhaust when you do TT (backpressure, TQ...)or if you plan on going TT shortly. Just remember that you can always buy another and then sell the one you already have BUT, you may be out of a car unless you buy and install the new exhaust first.

same goes with the intake. If you plan on TT then you could get the GEN 3 and sell it once you install you TT but drop ins may surprise you but I still say just go with KN drop in
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Once you tune the car with full bolt ons, the M370 has shown no improvement.
And it hasn't been tested on FI engines. So I wouldn't advise him to buy that.
COMPLETELY AGREE!

It is too unstable of a product and is unproven on many levels and proven on many others to reduce top end TQ/HP
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Blot on upgrades?!?! LOL!!!

I just did:

K&N drop in's
M370
Powerhouse Amuse Y Pipe and catback
Uprev tune upcoming

Who makes those smooth intake tubes?
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