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Old 12-04-2019, 07:33 PM   #16 (permalink)
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too many folks building their car with the goal of being able to say they got a tt Z on youtube/instagram, shops included

not enough folks to it right, able to start and run reliably
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too many folks building their car with the goal of being able to say they got a tt Z on youtube/instagram, shops included

not enough folks to it right, able to start and run reliably
Yeap, it is running rampet here lately. Motors are blowing left and right it seems like.
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Appreciate the responses. Like the OP I have always wondered if it made sense to put a lot of money toward a TT setup - reliable TT setup or to buy a boosted car already. The other option of course was to consider just going with another platform. In the end while I would love a supercharger or TT setup, I see myself going FBO and adding a tune.

But to also look to see what supporting mods crossover as well to add those before fully ruling out going TT or having a supercharger added.
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Full bolt on's do you no good if you are going boosted in the future. The only thing you could use again is an oil cooler or a diff upgrade (OS Giken or Wavetrac). Save your money if you are going the turbo route.
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Full bolt on's due you no good if you are going boosted in the future. The only thing you could use again is an oil cooler or a diff upgrade (OS Giken or Wavetrac). Save your money if you are going the turbo route.
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I feel like the easy button here is to go with a BP kit (or Topz SC kit) and only build towards 450-500whp. Forget about boost control, flex fuel, 650+whp, etc. Those kits are not super laborious to install and tuning for a basic 500whp pump gas setup is also pretty quick and easy these days. This type of setup can be had for about $10k + installation labor and makes for a very fun street car (I have a very similar build, just TT).
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Going to echo the other sentiments here. The only way I'd buy boosted is if you know it's been done by a reputable shop, is sorted, hasn't been a "test bed", hasn't been pushed to the edge, etc.

Personally, I'd only tackle a turbo project if I knew I had the time and money to do it right. So many people start these turbo projects (not just the Z, but all other builds) and then they just grenade.

The points boil down to: if doing it yourself, do you have the skills and money? If having a shop do it, do you have the extra money and patience? If buying someone else's car already boosted, do you know the history and do you have the skills and/or money and/or patience to make sure it stays running right? Kinda depends on you OP!
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I appreciate everyone's input. Of course, if I bought a TTZ I would take it to someone to make sure it was done right. The one rj has for sale on this forum seems very legit, and I can afford it... after selling mine of course. Overall that would be the cheaper and easier option... to buy one already boosted.

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I'll admit, I don't know enough right now to start my own build. When it comes down to it, I don't have the skills or tools needed to do any of the labor myself, which is why I'm considering a turnkey solution. I want lots more power with the least amount of effort (call me lazy), but it sounds like there's plenty of risk involved with inheriting someone else's build.
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I appreciate everyone's input. Of course, if I bought a TTZ I would take it to someone to make sure it was done right. The one rj has for sale on this forum seems very legit, and I can afford it... after selling mine of course. Overall that would be the cheaper and easier option... to buy one already boosted.

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I'll admit, I don't know enough right now to start my own build. When it comes down to it, I don't have the skills or tools needed to do any of the labor myself, which is why I'm considering a turnkey solution. I want lots more power with the least amount of effort (call me lazy), but it sounds like there's plenty of risk involved with inheriting someone else's build.
Iím saving my pennies for a boost myself and also have no tools, time or ambition for a self install so I know exactly how you feel.

Iíve decided that Top Gunz air to air SUPERCHARGER system is perfect for what I need. Iíd love a twin turbo, but itís totally overkill for a DD. Not hating, Spooler!

He just came out with an upgraded system (duel intakes and many other upgrades) that Iím anxiously awaiting Dyno numbers on. Next Thursday is the day.

All in price with kit, injectors, e85 fuel return, clutch, tune, installed (and some miscellaneous stuff I forget off the top of my head) was just south of $12,000.

Should put the WHP in the 550 to 600 range at 9lbs of boost. More than enough for me as a grocery getter.
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I appreciate everyone's input. Of course, if I bought a TTZ I would take it to someone to make sure it was done right. The one rj has for sale on this forum seems very legit, and I can afford it... after selling mine of course. Overall that would be the cheaper and easier option... to buy one already boosted.

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I'll admit, I don't know enough right now to start my own build. When it comes down to it, I don't have the skills or tools needed to do any of the labor myself, which is why I'm considering a turnkey solution. I want lots more power with the least amount of effort (call me lazy), but it sounds like there's plenty of risk involved with inheriting someone else's build.
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Iím saving my pennies for a boost myself and also have no tools, time or ambition for a self install so I know exactly how you feel.

Iíve decided that Top Gunz air to air SUPERCHARGER system is perfect for what I need. Iíd love a twin turbo, but itís totally overkill for a DD. Not hating, Spooler!

He just came out with an upgraded system (duel intakes and many other upgrades) that Iím anxiously awaiting Dyno numbers on. Next Thursday is the day.

All in price with kit, injectors, e85 fuel return, clutch, tune, installed (and some miscellaneous stuff I forget off the top of my head) was just south of $12,000.

Should put the WHP in the 550 to 600 range at 9lbs of boost. More than enough for me as a grocery getter.
You won't make 550-600 on 9psi. But, those numbers are easily achieved.
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Fail. Totally irrelevant to what OP is asking.

OP, IMO and as others have stated, I would want to do the build myself, as you will know what has/has not been done and build to your liking.

There is nothing wrong with buying a Z thatís been FI, but like others have stated, I would ask for documentation.


he asked about twin turbos

gtr has twin turbos

both are nissans

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he asked about twin turbos

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as relevant as it gets on this site
You're logic makes it seem as if you were dropped on your head as a child.
Buying a 20-35k car is nothing like buying a 50-150k car.

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he asked about twin turbos

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If you READ the original post, the OP clearly states he loves his Z and asked about twin turbo's for his Z. Nowhere does he even hint at the option of buying a GT-R.

Once again, your response was totally irrelevant.

I also included the original post for your reference below:

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Love my Z and I have a few mods, but it really isn't as fast as I'd like anymore and I want to graduate to forced induction. I would appreciate some advise and opinions alike from folks who've TT'd their Z or bought a TT Z. Should I keep my Z and TT it or sell it and buy one already TT? My current Z is a champ; I haven't had any trouble at all with it and I'm coming up on 81k miles. It is not my daily driver, either.
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Buying a 20-35k car is nothing like buying a 50-150k car.

Don't breed. We have enough stupid in this world.
Listen to this man. He knows what he's talking about, esp. the latter part.
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You won't make 550-600 on 9psi. But, those numbers are easily achieved.
Just off the dyno. 9lb gets you 527 WHP on pump gas. Projects to be over 600 WHP on Corn.

Iím sold!
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