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Old 07-08-2019, 04:37 AM
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Picked up a set of take-off 07-08 Nismo shocks/springs over the weekend ($175 for it all, with a claimed 65k miles on them when removed - no signs of leaks from the shocks) - will install them at some point as I have at least 2 bad shocks (likely more) on mine. Last weekend I got a set of OEM catalytic converters (got the pair for $125, they were take-offs with 25k miles on them when removed) - so when I get the time to replace the exhaust I'll be all set from the manifolds to the back (I have all low-mileage OEM take-off parts to replace the CarX special that the previous owner put on there) .
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Old 07-09-2019, 01:23 PM
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Default Good day for a bubble bath.

Today was really nice for a Tuesday here in Wiesbaden, Germany. I took the Z to the local carwash and gave her a detailed bubble bath. Afterwards, I laid down 2 coats of spray wax. It felt great when I was driving her home.
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Old 07-10-2019, 05:44 AM
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Originally Posted by fatjoe View Post
Today was really nice for a Tuesday here in Wiesbaden, Germany.
I miss Wiesbaden! I spent a lot of time there on business in the late-90's/early-00's - it was always nice to walk around the Fussgängerzone after work, especially during the Weihnachtsmarkt.

Back to the thread - last night I installed a newer radio so that I could make handsfree calls and listen to podcasts. A speaker upgrade will follow this Winter.
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Old 07-10-2019, 07:00 AM
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Originally Posted by khnitz View Post
I miss Wiesbaden! I spent a lot of time there on business in the late-90's/early-00's - it was always nice to walk around the Fussgängerzone after work, especially during the Weihnachtsmarkt.

Back to the thread - last night I installed a newer radio so that I could make handsfree calls and listen to podcasts. A speaker upgrade will follow this Winter.
Not to be that guy, but while going through a radio install any reason you chose something that dated? Plenty of options out there with far better features (Apple Car Play/Android Auto) for roughly $200. With a speaker upgrade you'll also want something with decent pre-amp outputs and a full band EQ.

I was just curious since you referred to it as a "newer" radio (I guess newer than the factory at least).
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Old 07-10-2019, 07:22 AM
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Not to be that guy :snip: I was just curious since you referred to it as a "newer" radio (I guess newer than the factory at least).
The radio is a Pioneer FH-X731BT from 2016. And, I will certainly want something with Android Auto/Carplay capability at a later date.

I have a lot of projects at the house that have priority over those on my rides, at the moment (unfortunately). But, since I was going to be driving the Z this whole summer season, I wanted to at least get Bluetooth for handsfree calling and an Aux input I could use. I had a mobile electronics installation side-business from 2005-2016, and I still help out friends and family with their install needs. During that time, I installed a number of these similar Pioneer radios as a good, basic, Bluetooth-capable radio. I never had complaints on these radios from my customers, so, when one popped up on FB marketplace for $40 (complete with the wiring, remote, and microphone...and actually, the net cost was $20 after I sold off the Chrysler radio mount kit and wiring adapter that came with it) - I figured I could at least put this in for the meantime until I get around to upgrading everything else. Surprisingly, this radio does have a separate subwoofer pre-out, and it's EQ does have settings at frequencies across the band (not just bass/treble control).

It will hold me over for now. I do need to get a Panavise mount and phone holder, though, so I can use Android Auto on my phone while driving, in the meantime.

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Old 07-10-2019, 09:24 AM
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Originally Posted by khnitz View Post
The radio is a Pioneer FH-X731BT from 2016. And, I will certainly want something with Android Auto/Carplay capability at a later date.

I have a lot of projects at the house that have priority over those on my rides, at the moment (unfortunately). But, since I was going to be driving the Z this whole summer season, I wanted to at least get Bluetooth for handsfree calling and an Aux input I could use. I had a mobile electronics installation side-business from 2005-2016, and I still help out friends and family with their install needs. During that time, I installed a number of these similar Pioneer radios as a good, basic, Bluetooth-capable radio. I never had complaints on these radios from my customers, so, when one popped up on FB marketplace for $40 (complete with the wiring, remote, and microphone...and actually, the net cost was $20 after I sold off the Chrysler radio mount kit and wiring adapter that came with it) - I figured I could at least put this in for the meantime until I get around to upgrading everything else. Surprisingly, this radio does have a separate subwoofer pre-out, and it's EQ does have settings at frequencies across the band (not just bass/treble control).

It will hold me over for now. I do need to get a Panavise mount and phone holder, though, so I can use Android Auto on my phone while driving, in the meantime.
Ah for $40 in that use case it makes sense. I figured if you bought it new, that unit would not be in my radar. I thought those units only had a 5-band EQ and I think only 2 pre-amp outs (Speaker and Sub), though I'm sure I could be wrong.

The JVC KW-M740BT I picked up new for about $180 (eBay promotion at the time) has been stellar with car play and multiple amps with more than enough settings. First time using an aftermaket carplay/android auto unit in my own vehicle and I've been quite impressed. My 2018 Subaru STI really disappoints me on a day to day basis without it (they added the feature literally the year after I got mine, 2019 models).
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Old 07-12-2019, 05:44 PM
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Installed 14" rims on it!
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Old 07-13-2019, 12:08 PM
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Got my pipes back from my powdercoater, going V3 build in a minute.

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Nice what are you going to do with all that powa?
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Got my pipes back from my powdercoater, going V3 build in a minute.

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Nice what are you going to do with all that powa?
Might actually run some track days at Road Atlanta for grins. My tuner's got his eye on mid 500s,

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LMAO! New LSD coming too so I'll need a provisional license for a while!
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Old 07-14-2019, 09:05 PM
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MIL and FIL watched the little one for my wife and I so we could go to dinner for our 5 year. It was nice to be able to drive the Z. It's far from a family car lol
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Second rear diffuser took a hit again, ripped out my rear bumper doing 60 MPH on the highway again.

Time to buy a new rear bumper *tabs are broken* and ditch the diffuser stuff. Perhaps a Nismo rear bumper or buy an OEM rear bumper in my color G41. I'm eyeing the 370Z Nismo rears conversion for the 350Z...
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Old 07-15-2019, 10:42 PM
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Originally Posted by zwei_the_c View Post
Second rear diffuser took a hit again, ripped out my rear bumper doing 60 MPH on the highway again.

Time to buy a new rear bumper *tabs are broken* and ditch the diffuser stuff. Perhaps a Nismo rear bumper or buy an OEM rear bumper in my color G41. I'm eyeing the 370Z Nismo rears conversion for the 350Z...
I felt it in my heart while I read that
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Originally Posted by 813_350Z View Post
I felt it in my heart while I read that
Indeed. It first was damaged on V-Day going out to buy flowers during heavy rain, drove to shallow water that was more then shallow and bam, it started there. Resused bumper, bought 2nd diffuser. And... again, but bumper was weak. Looking at NSM Rear, Nismo rear style, or say screw it all and get VIS Racing Superleggura w/ NSM rear? or full Superleggera. Thoughts welcome. I can't decide.

Meanwhile I came upon a set of 19x11 +15 square Volks TE37 Ultras in Diamond Gunmetal.... has some curb rash but... for $1,800 oversea; should I dare? Anyone want to buy my wheels? ha ha ha
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Indeed. It first was damaged on V-Day going out to buy flowers during heavy rain, drove to shallow water that was more then shallow and bam, it started there. Resused bumper, bought 2nd diffuser. And... again, but bumper was weak. Looking at NSM Rear, Nismo rear style, or say screw it all and get VIS Racing Superleggura w/ NSM rear? or full Superleggera. Thoughts welcome. I can't decide.

Meanwhile I came upon a set of 19x11 +15 square Volks TE37 Ultras in Diamond Gunmetal.... has some curb rash but... for $1,800 oversea; should I dare? Anyone want to buy my wheels? ha ha ha
That Superleggura kit is the real panty-dropper. Personally, I do not like the back bumper. To me it looks like the molded a kitchen table into the mold, but to each his own. That being said, NSM rear on the Superleggura has my vote.

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Might actually run some track days at Road Atlanta for grins. My tuner's got his eye on mid 500s,



LMAO! New LSD coming too so I'll need a provisional license for a while!

Speaking of, I got new sox and shoes for my boosted Nissan today...

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