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Originally Posted by theDreamer Yeah, sucks they created more drag for the 2015 Nismo. Question is, does the changed gear ratio make up for it? Since were on the topic

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Old 12-10-2014, 01:48 PM   #46 (permalink)
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Yeah, sucks they created more drag for the 2015 Nismo.
Question is, does the changed gear ratio make up for it?

Since were on the topic of 2015 flaws: those "red lips" on the front bumper are position oh-so perfectly as road rock magnets. Unless you baby the hell outta your car and avoid the Interstate (who does that with a sports car), it's going to get pitted and scared. Because it's a shiny red color, those marks show up so awesome in bright light. I suppose it's a plus that they're plastic prepainted clip-on, but if you're OCD about car damage you might wanna stockpile a few in storage.

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The reason why scars show up so easy on them, is because the red paint is only a "micro-millimeter" thick over a gray plastic. When that paint is nicked off, the dull plastic underneath shows so well. It probably wouldn't be so bad if Nissan used a red plastic under the paint... but for whatever reason it's not.

***EDIT 2***
It was relayed to me that the aforementioned parts are colored Nissan AG2 (Aztec Red?) for anyone using the touch up option. See EDIT 4 below.

***EDIT 3***
I ordered some AG2 to compare with the "red lips" of the 2015 Nismo. While the red color matches, there's this "metallic" sheen to the paint that is not in AG2. Doing some personal research I've discovered a color called "Sparkle Red" by Dupli-Color. Supposedly Nissan calls this color "A15" in their inventory code... but I can't find anything like that from Nissan. I've ordered a sample of Sparkle Red from Dupli-Color to do some on-hands investigation... or possibly mixing a bit with "AG2" to see if it works. Will report findings ASAP.

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Experiment complete. Sparkle Red (A15) is the correct touch up. Has the metallic part to the color. Matches exactly.
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Yeah, sucks they created more drag for the 2015 Nismo. (Note: The older Nismo has .29 drag which was the same as the coupe sport, but with the high wing generated more downforce keeping drag equal & more downforce is a win/win. The new Nismo lost downforce with the changed wing and generates more drag.)

Not only that, but the new Nismo went up in weight (3416lbs), even with the new gear ratio, it doesn't look like it has increased its 0-60mph or 1/4 time compared to previous model years. 2015 Nissan 370Z Nismo First Test - Motor Trend

And no serial number? 09-14 Nismo FTW
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Question is, does the changed gear ratio make up for it?

Since were on the topic of 2015 flaws: those "red lips" on the front bumper are position oh-so perfectly as road rock magnets. Unless you baby the hell outta your car and avoid the Interstate (who does that with a sports car), it's going to get pitted and scared. Because it's a shiny red color, those marks show up so awesome in bright light. I suppose it's a plus that they're plastic prepainted clip-on, but if you're OCD about car damage you might wanna stockpile a few in storage.

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The reason why scars show up so easy on them, is because the red paint is only a "micro-millimeter" thick over a gray plastic. When that paint is nicked off, the dull plastic underneath shows so well. It probably wouldn't be so bad if Nissan used a red plastic under the paint... but for whatever reason it's not.

***EDIT 2***
It was relayed to me that the aforementioned parts are colored Nissan AG2 (Aztec Red?) for anyone using the touch up option.
Didn't realize you had the car already

Any plans for a build thread? Would like to see how the car treats you over time and observations like the lip paint chipping off would be great to know.

Unfortunately Z's are very prone to rock chips, much more than other cars
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Wow 3 inches is significant
That's what she said.

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^^Right on, I have not done a test drive in one but they look better in person and the seats are better ours...still not enough for me to want to "up grade!"
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I still like the 2009 original non-Nismo body. The early NISMO looks too long and the new looks too busy. I like the 2015 nismo interior and rear spoiler though
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Not only that, but the new Nismo went up in weight (3416lbs), even with the new gear ratio, it doesn't look like it has increased its 0-60mph or 1/4 time compared to previous model years. 2015 Nissan 370Z Nismo First Test - Motor Trend

And no serial number? 09-14 Nismo FTW
The reason the old, and new nismo have a .30 drag co. is because the body kit is creating downforce. This is designed into the car. You trade downforce (stability) for a slight increase in drag. The Sport package is slippery and has a .29 but isn't generating much downforce. Same story with the Nismo GTR. The base creates slight LIFT which gives it the .30, the sport makes the aero 'neutral', which reduces it to .29, then the Nismo adds downforce in the front and back, pushing it back to .30.

EDIT - I was always under the impression that the old Nismo has the .30, i never heard it being .29.
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Looks like someone bought a cheap front bumper and ugly rims, then put them on a sport model.
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^ I thought that at first as well, but the car looks pretty hot in person. I just prefer the 09 through 14...different strokes for different folks. My wife loves GTRs most women and many guys think they are ugly! Yeah, possible next car, but definitely keeping the Nismo!!!
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Wow, I'm surprised a lot of Z owners hate the new Nismo's exterior. Yes it's different, but I actually like--even the wheels. I still wouldn't buy it because of the lack of improvement in performance though. If the car had an extra 30 hp, I'd really consider trading my '13 for one.
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Cheap front bumper to cover up the catfish jaw lol
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Cheap front bumper to cover up the catfish jaw lol
Whoever did that spent waaaaay too much. I just used plastidip
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