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Old 12-11-2010, 06:21 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default VaGntlmn's Z - Past to Present

A photo journal of my Z's progression from purchase to the present.
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Default Purchased: 7/22/10

2010 370Z; 6MT; Touring/Sport
Black Cherry / Grey
No navigation system.
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Old 12-11-2010, 07:18 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Default Got the windows tinted

Got the windows tinted.
The Eyebrow with Comfort 20 (no more need for the sun visor),
the back with Comfort 50 (a little lighter),
and the sides with Comfort 35 (a little lighter still),
All at the legal limits in Virginia.
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Old 12-11-2010, 07:21 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Default Installed IPod Gateway

After you listen to your own music for so long, you really miss it when you don't have it.
I am so glad to have my music back.....
PS: A GREAT post from Spartan 1771 regarding installing the gateway:
(DIY: Bose Touring Stereo (NON NAV) iPod Interface Upgrade: iSimple Media Gateway)
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Old 12-11-2010, 07:23 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Default Got my identity back

Have I really had my Virginia-Gntlmn license plates for 20+ years?
I traded my previous car in to one dealer, and bought my Z from another dealer, so I had to wait until my Z was titled before I could transfer the plates over.
It's nice to have them back.
Even everybody at work was going "who's car is that?"
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Old 12-11-2010, 07:25 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Default Swapped out the Nissan Z Badge

Never liked the look of the Nissan hamburger on the front, so I swapped it out for a "Z"
Much better....
Note: I left the hamburger on the back alone.
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Great combo with the BC and Grey!

On the posts/thread, you can do more information in one post.

You can also edit a post after you made it and you can delete your own posts.
I would clean up your thread and combine it all in the opening post.

Some post don't seem to mean anything..
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Default Swapped out the stock shift knob

The stock shift knob was okay, but I never liked the texture.
I had this knob on my previous car and I loved it (an NRG Carbon Fiber Universal shift knob.)
Because of the difference in design it took a couple of tries, but I finally came up with something I liked.
I got a "shift knob base cover" from ZeeToyz, but it rattled.
So I added a "shaft collar" from my local Ace Hardware store.
I was surprised at how well the 2 pieces fit together, and how much they looked alike.
Now I just hope it holds together.
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Hey Xan,
Thanks for the comments, and I agree with them.
I'm just starting to fill out the thread and it's more of an outline at the second than a real posting.
Since this keeps showing up at the top of the new posts list, I guess I'm going to have to re-think that.
Thanks again.
Edit:
Okay, I think all of the previous posts have been edited and 1) make a lot more sense, and 2) contain a lot more of the information that I want them to contain.
I think I'm ready for next week (the next set of mods....)
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Default Swapped out the stock air intakes

For a set of K&N Typhoons.
Unfortunately, I f'd up the install.
On the way to work, 5 days later, a small piece of rubber got caught in the throttle body, and I was dead.
Had the car towed to the dealer (who was actually really nice about it), who fixed it for about $375, and $100 of that was towing.
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Old 12-19-2010, 10:40 AM   #11 (permalink)
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Default Got my Front lip installed

Itís an EVO-R one piece CF lip that was pre-painted to match the car.
Almost looks stock. I like that.
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Default And my running lights

They look a lot better than the pictures indicate.
Kind of make the car smile.
I'll see if I can add some better pictures
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I like the leds, VERY A5 style. I think this should be an option from the other companies where it goes all the way around the headlight sort of.
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For a set of K&N Typhoons.
Unfortunately, I f'd up the install.
On the way to work, 5 days later, a small piece of rubber got caught in the throttle body, and I was dead.
Had the car towed to the dealer (who was actually really nice about it), who fixed it for about $375, and $100 of that was towing.
Well what's the verdict on the typhoons?
I've considered after reading about the dyno results, but others have scared me off after reporting some lean conditions?
What do you think so far?
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Damn, Bill, you're getting it done, son! Really looking good!!!
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