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Well, I have been wanting to upgrade this car, and after a few months of drooling over everybody else's modded Z, I decided to send mine over to Sam at

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Old 11-18-2010, 01:31 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Well, I have been wanting to upgrade this car, and after a few months of drooling over everybody else's modded Z, I decided to send mine over to Sam at GTM. It will be there for a few months, but I will list what we are going to do to the car. Also, I will list the base dyno runs that Sam did as well as some before pictures. Just to note, the dyno numbers are from memory, the only thing is the tenths are not exact. When Sam sends them to me, I will update the actual numbers, as well as pictures that he said he will take and send.

On the agenda for upgrade:

UAM CF Vented Hood Painted to match
GTM Stage 2 Supercharger
Invidia 2.5" CBE
GTM Intercooler w/ Thermal Black Coating
GTM Intercooler Piping Powder Coated Black
OS Giken Twin Plate Clutch/Flywheel
GTM Oil Cooler
GTM Oil Cooler Supplement Kit
Custom made air deflector for the oil cooler
Water/Meth Injection
KW V3 Coilovers (1 inch drop)
Hotchkis Sway Bars
MR Works Headlight Mods (Blue shrouds, iron man)
Blue LED total interior swap (DIY/Third Gear)
Aftermarket "shorty" antenna
Spoiler Solutions Aftermarket Spoiler
Rear Camera Mod (Thx Jeff & bdl99)
20x9.5/11 Mesh Rims (undecided on brand yet)
Powder Coated Calipers (Blue)
SRP Racing Pedals
New rear diffuser (want to get rid of the rear fog when one comes out)
Rockin' the 370z decals (just for you AK)
*GTM GT-R Intake
*Anything else that comes along that I think I might want or anything suggested that looks/sounds cool.

NOTE: *Haven't decided on what I'm doing with these items yet.

Dyno runs from GTM (Base):
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280.0 whp
283.x whp
285.x whp
TQ
236.1 rwt
238.x rwt
240.x rwt
When Sam emails me the actual numbers, I will get these corrected and post them up here.

I got to test drive the Yellow Z at GTM on Monday. Man, I can't wait till I get mine back. The car was 380-390 rwhp, but wholly crap. It felt soooo good. Felt just like stock only a lot stronger. It was very drivable during "normal" driving behaviors. Power was available almost instantly when stepping on the accelerator. I will continue to update this post as things start happening.
Thanks for looking!!
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Well, I have been wanting to upgrade this car, and after a few months of drooling over everybody else's modded Z, I decided to send mine over to Sam at GTM. It will be there for a few months, but I will list what we are going to do to the car. Also, I will list the base dyno runs that Sam did as well as some before pictures. Just to note, the dyno numbers are from memory, the only thing is the tenths are not exact. When Sam sends them to me, I will update the actual numbers, as well as pictures that he said he will take and send.

On the agenda for upgrade:

GTM Stage 2 Supercharger
GTM 2.5" CBE Exhaust
GTM Intercooler w/ Thermal Black Coating
GTM Intercooler Piping Powder Coated Black
OS Giken Twin Plate Clutch/Flywheel
GTM Oil Cooler
GTM Oil Cooler Supplement Kit
Custom made air deflector for the oil cooler
KW V3 Coilovers (1 inch drop)
Hotchkis Sway Bars
MR Works Headlight Mods (Blue shrouds, iron man)
Blue LED total interior swap (DIY/Third Gear)
Aftermarket "shorty" antenna
Spoiler Solutions Aftermarket Spoiler
Rear Camera Mod (Thx Jeff & bdl99)
20x9.5/11 FORGED SPECIALTIES
Powder Coated Calipers (Blue)
New rear diffuser (want to get rid of the rear fog when one comes out)
Rockin' the 370z decals (just for you AK. )
*Z1 Motorsports/Velocity Composites CF Vented Racing Hood Painted to match
*HKS Camp II
*Front/Rear Camber Kit
*GTM GT-R Intake
*Water Injetion
*Anything else that comes along that I think I might want or anything suggested that looks/sounds cool.

NOTE: *Haven't decided on what I'm doing with these items yet.

Dyno runs from GTM (Base):
HP
280.x whp
283.x whp
285.x whp
TQ
240.x rwt
243.x rwt
246.x rwt
When Sam emails me the actual numbers, I will get these corrected and post them up here.

I got to test drive the Yellow Z at GTM on Monday. Man, I can't wait till I get mine back. The car was 380-390 rwhp, but wholly crap. It felt soooo good. Felt just like stock only a lot stronger. It was very drivable during "normal" driving behaviors. Power was available almost instantly when stepping on the accelerator. I will continue to update this post as things start happening.
Thanks for looking!!
Ok your list is fixed lol, now lets get some wheels man, I REALLY want to put the FS M20, or the new M14 on a Roadster.
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Ok your list is fixed lol, now lets get some wheels man, I REALLY want to put the FS M20, or the new M14 on a Roadster.
LOL. Ninja edit. I do like the FS M20. But what is the new M14?
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Here is a picture Dean with the Targa Z sent me, I love the wheel. I think it would be REALLY cool to do Brushed Face, with black edges and windows. Hopefully you understand what I am saying, but this will pop and be classy at the same time.

PS: Just noticed what you wrote, and I was cracking up at the Ninja edit haha. I say ninja all the time, I dont feel alone anymore haha.
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Here is a picture Dean with the Targa Z sent me, I love the wheel. I think it would be REALLY cool to do Brushed Face, with black edges and windows. Hopefully you understand what I am saying, but this will pop and be classy at the same time.

PS: Just noticed what you wrote, and I was cracking up at the Ninja edit haha. I say ninja all the time, I dont feel alone anymore haha.
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I think I like the FS M20's better. Not enough "mesh". I also like my rims like I like the ladies. Big luscious lips!!

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LMAO, yeah, well its a bad pic, but that wheel has a 5" lip. Its all about the offset and size, but I can make it alllllll fantastic for you, just need the deposit and go head. I take too much pride in my imagination lol.

If you really wanted to get crazy, we could jump to concave, but I think for the money and the fact your going supercharged, we should stick with the lighter weight stuff.
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The GTM gig is costing me a lot, so the rims will have to wait until my tires need replacing (thinking spring/summer), so I will definitely keep in contact. You were actually referred by Jeffblue, so you were on my mind anyway for rims. You do have competition though, I also like the Venaci Step Lip mesh. That is a sexy rim too!!
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Yeah the Venaci is nice, but not my style, but not my car lol. I will have to thank jeff too.
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That's quite the list! Save some for the rest of us!

Can you go into a little detail about the oil cooler setup? Is this a package Sam has put together specifically for the SC kit?
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Can you go into a little detail about the oil cooler setup? Is this a package Sam has put together specifically for the SC kit?
Yeah, it is something he put together. He talked about putting the oil cooler behind the intercooler then building a custom made air deflector to get air to the cooler. Sounds cool.

He is running out of room in there though. So he is going to have to play with things to get them to work.
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wow thats quite a list and congrats again!!..cant wait to see it done...also, the BBS LM'Rs are always a sexy choice
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Those are nice too!!
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yes they are..maybe in the gold with polished lip..
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Wait till I get better pictures of the one on the targa, very similar to the bbs, but I hope gold is not in the cards?
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