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This last month I picked up a 2013 370z sport with 25k miles, a nice upgrade from my g35 and my first manual transmission! After a few days learning to

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Old 12-30-2016, 06:15 PM   #1 (permalink)
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This last month I picked up a 2013 370z sport with 25k miles, a nice upgrade from my g35 and my first manual transmission! After a few days learning to drive stick I ordered my first mod (the Stillen G3 CAI) and since I've been addicted to sprucing up the car.

I'd love to hear your opinions / suggestions! Here's what I have done so far
Engine/exhaust:
~ Stillen G3 longtube CAI
~ ARK grip exhaust
~ Motordyne m370 manifold
~ Fast Intentions RHFC (awaiting shipment) High flows cat install to be followed with an EcuTek tune
Wheels/suspension:
~ Swift Spec-R springs
~ 20in silver Volk GT30
Aesthetics/Extras:
~ 3M Satin Pearl White vinyl wrap
~ 3M Gloss Black vinyl roof, spoiler, diffuser
~ 20% Window tint
~ Kenwood Head unit
~ Zenclosure box with kicker sub (awaiting delivery)



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I'd like to give a shout out to Absolute Perfection Applied Graphics - in Sykesville, MD for an absolutely fantastic wrap job & Hills Garage - in Elkridge, MD. They are a family run shop with some of the most knowledgeable Nissan mechanics I've ever met. These guys are seriously the best and I highly recommend checking them out if you're in the area.

Also thank you to the entire the370z.com community for all the awesome help/resources available to us newbies! Looking forward to becoming a part of it.
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Wheel and tire setup seems a bit skinny, but I love the look of the car otherwise! The wrap looks amazing as well.

I know I've researched the M370 until my eyes bled, so I'd like to hear your thoughts. We're going to running the same setup pretty much(I, too, am waiting for shipment from FI,) and I'd be interested in getting your thoughts on the mod once you have everything tuned.

Good job though. Keep it up!
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Wheel and tire setup seems a bit skinny, but I love the look of the car otherwise! The wrap looks amazing as well.

I know I've researched the M370 until my eyes bled, so I'd like to hear your thoughts. We're going to running the same setup pretty much(I, too, am waiting for shipment from FI,) and I'd be interested in getting your thoughts on the mod once you have everything tuned.

Good job though. Keep it up!
Unfortunately the previous owner of the wheels had them on his slammed Lexus and it required a lot of tire stretch to fit. I will be purchasing some new properly fitting tires soon. Thank you and I appreciate the feedback!

I also researched the m370 for hours&hours. The only reason I jumped the gun was I found a used manifold for a little over $400 which was much easier to justify then paying full price. I will say I have noticed an increase in torque. The car has an easier time losing traction in the 3-5k rpm range than pre-install (small but substantial enough that I strongly believe it is actually present and that I'm not just living off the placebo). I also defiantly noticed an increase in throatiness of the engine sound which I find very pleasing!

Should have her on the dyno sometime in the next few weeks and I will be sure to post the results / let you know how the numbers look
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Awesome mods and great color choice. I cant tell if you went with V1 or V2 on the ARK Grip from your pics, either way car looks great. How does your exhaust setup sound so far? I had the ARK Grip V2 only with no other mods and it sounded great and got much louder over time. Would love to hear a sound clip after you get the HFCs burned in!
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Awesome mods and great color choice. I cant tell if you went with V1 or V2 on the ARK Grip from your pics, either way car looks great. How does your exhaust setup sound so far? I had the ARK Grip V2 only with no other mods and it sounded great and got much louder over time. Would love to hear a sound clip after you get the HFCs burned in!
Thanks! I'll include a rear pic showing the exhaust. Bought it recently directly from ARK's website so I'm assuming it's a V2. I've heard the V1 had fitment issues and I have it + swift springs with no scraping or issues whatsoever.

I also love the sound and mine seems to be getting slowly loader as it breaks in. Really looking forward to see how it sounds with the FI resonated HFC. I'm hoping it will be significantly louder WOT but that the resonators will keep the drone down (reason I bought the ARK was for good sound quality with minimal drone). I'll try to get a nice quality audio file posted once installed

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