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I have owned my Z for the last 7+ years and have really learned so much from building it into what you see today. Not only have I made a

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Old 08-08-2013, 04:57 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Talking Final Build Thread for My Z33 - She's Done

I have owned my Z for the last 7+ years and have really learned so much from building it into what you see today. Not only have I made a bunch of friends I have also really enjoyed driving this car and look forward to keeping it for as long as I possibly can.

With that being said, I can now safely say that I have achieved everything I could have wanted for this car and can now say that my build is done.

My overall theme is more of a grand touring car which I an enjoy on the weekends but still be able to handle an occasional canyon run

Enjoy the pics and I will list the entire spec sheet at the end of the post


Starting out with what I always have thought was my favorite angle of my car, it shows off all of the modifications and highlight the rear end



Side profile shot showing my new NISMO V3 style front bumper with V2 canards. I was trying to get the flags to both be showing but gave up lol



The new front bumper is by far the longest bumper I have ever run but it is surprisingly not that low at all which helps for me



Closeup of the front bumper with the canards placed in a similar location that my V2 bumper utilized, I also opted to run a front emblem to allow for definition



My buddies at Mardikian Automotive also gave the car a nice polish so the paint looks really good even for a 9+ year old car



The Potenza RE760's tires are more wide than they are tall so fender clearance is the best on any tire I have run



5 years ago this month I bought my wheels and had them painted, I go out of my way for them to look like this and it tells you that hand washing really pays off



This has also been a favorite angle of mine, shows off my tucked rear bumper and GT-Spec rear tire bar



I love this spoiler even though alot of others don't. You need to have a full exterior to pull it off IMO



You can see my black and silver theme throughout the car, including my emblems



Still plenty of clearance with the rear wheels, mmm shiny!



You can definitely tell this is a much more daily-driver friendly setup, defintely wider than any other setup I have run too



I love this photo, sun was setting and it really shows off the Silverstone



Build Specs:

Engine
Greddy Evo2 exhaust
Stillen HFC's
MOtordyne 5/16th spacer
NISMO Cold Air Intake
Greddy Air Diversion plate
Greddy Strut bar painted dark grey
Engine Cover painted dark grey
EVO-R carbon fiber battery/brake covers
NISMO Oil cap
NISMO radiator Cap
Mobil 1 oil & Oil filter

Wheels & Tires
NISMO LMGT4's 19x8.5 (+25) & 19x9.5 (+30) painted gloss black
Bridgestone Potenza RE760's 245-35-19, 275-35-19
H&R 20mm spacers painted matte black
Muteki black lugs

Brakes
Track edition Brembo Front and Rear Calipers
StopTech slotted rotors
StopTech Street Pads
Stoptech SS lines
Motul Fluid

Exterior
NISMO V3 style front bumper by Extreme Dimensions
NISMO V2 style carbon fiber Canards
NISMO V2 style side skirts
NISMO v1 style rear pieces
NISMO V1 Rear spoiler
NISMO B-pillars
Tucked Rear bumper
Shaved Rear fenders
Gloss black emblems
Gloss black door handles
Gloss black vinyl roof
06+ LED Rear taillights
06+ Front headlights painted matte black w upgraded bulbs and STi lenses
Z-Speed Undertray
Z-Speed V3 undertray extension
NISMO matte black License plate frame
LED License plate lights
30% front tint & 20% rear

Suspension
Eibach Pro-Kit springs
Tokico HP shocks
SPC Rear camber Arms
GT-Spec rear-tie bar
Stillen Swaybars
Powergrid Endlinks
SPL LCA bushings

Interior/Audio
Pioneer AVIC-D3 with navigation antenna and Ipod cable run through cubby
Satin black painted center console
Nissan Europe Brushed aluminum A/C Vent covers
Custom Iphone holder in coin tray
NISMO Floormats
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She's looking very Nice, And very tastefully done


Now sell it, and get a 370

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That is one awesome looking Z you got there. I guess the question is, now what? After all those Mods, it's time to enjoy the fruit of your labor.

Enjoy her.
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She's looking very Nice, And very tastefully done

Now sell it, and get a 370

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Thanks Genaro for the support

At this point since I hardly drive her I will end up keeping her for a really really long time

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That is one awesome looking Z you got there. I guess the question is, now what? After all those Mods, it's time to enjoy the fruit of your labor.

Enjoy her.
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Yep, that's my plan just sit back and keep her clean and drive her around for pleasure.
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What happened to your V2 bumper? Honestly I liked that one better than your new one. But the car still looks great.
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What happened to your V2 bumper? Honestly I liked that one better than your new one. But the car still looks great.
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The V2 was damaged beyond repair so I went with the V3 instead, I ran the V2 for about 3 years and although it looked really cool it hung very low which made driving around in my area difficult.

I have always wanted to run the V3 since the V2 is so popular in Socal anyway I wanted to do something different than everyone else
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Congrats Waizzz, you know how much I love your Z . I like the V3 front, but I'll always remember your car with the V2. 20mm H&R spacers all around, huh? I'll keep that in mind in case I end up throwing the LMGT4s back on the 350Z.

You should post pictures of the modding stages your Z went through .
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Congrats Waizzz, you know how much I love your Z . I like the V3 front, but I'll always remember your car with the V2. 20mm H&R spacers all around, huh? I'll keep that in mind in case I end up throwing the LMGT4s back on the 350Z.

You should post pictures of the modding stages your Z went through .
Thanks Angelo!

Yep 20mm all around, the fronts used to scrape periodically on the old tire setup but since I got new LCA bushings and switched to RE760's they never scrape.

Good idea on the progression, I will see what photos I can dig up
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