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Old 06-09-2014, 06:08 PM
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I have my stock 2004 350z with34,000 miles its a 6 speed touring I have owned it since 2003. I have 1,800 ima spend I don't want no F/I. No coils now to expensive.
Phelnum spacer
Intake
Exhaust system
Springs
Sway bars
Lip kit
Eye lids
Led tail lights
Blacked housing hid headlamps
Tune.
Please help with what brand and what mod I should do with 1,800 i am gonna spend. And would you go with used parts.
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Old 06-09-2014, 06:13 PM
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Wheels and tires will be last. I have always been modding my srt-4 last 10 years because got them a year apart so always been in the turbo seen, not even thought about modding my Z but I'm ready. Best inputs plz!
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Old 06-09-2014, 06:18 PM
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Coils, wheels, and tires would be the most worthwhile mods. Since you ruled those out, I guess it would have to be sway bars and exhaust.
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I have my stock 2004 350z with34,000 miles its a 6 speed touring I have owned it since 2003. I have 1,800 ima spend I don't want no F/I. No coils now to expensive.
Phelnum spacer
Intake
Exhaust systemCheck the private classifieds you can probably find something there
Springs Pick these up used, check the private classifieds for ~$150
Sway bars Check the private classifieds you can probably find something there
Lip kit Check the private classifieds you can probably find something there
Eye lids Check the private classifieds you can probably find something there
Led tail lights Pick these up used also in the classifieds for ~$300
Blacked housing hid headlamps Check out "Depo 03 09 350z headlights" on ebay for about $310 new. These come blacked out and ready to install, or check the private classifieds for a set of OEM 06+ headlights.
Tune.
Please help with what brand and what mod I should do with 1,800 i am gonna spend. And would you go with used parts.
For $1800 its going to be tight. I'd check the private classifieds on this site. Most everything I've seen posted is pretty well taken care of and most of what you are looking for is perfectly fine used with that budget. For your budget, I would personally get the most bang for my buck, and to do that I would modify how the car looks - that's me though. So if I had $1800...
Used springs ~$150
Depo Black headlights $310
Used eyelids Price + paint?
Nismo lip price + paint?
Used 06+ OEM tail lights ~$350?
Sways

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Old 06-10-2014, 06:02 AM
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You can't get any F/I (well at least reliable ones that work) for that price anyways.

Z1 Plenum Spacer only 150 bucks with the same gains

CAI Intake, mine came with a Nismo CAI but they are more expensive just because it's Nismo

I've actually seen some people make their own lip kits with some supplies from Home Depot lmao. I did this with my Toyota Camry in high school and it came out nice so if money is an issue you should explore this option. The most you'll spend going this route is 20 bucks lol.

High Flow cats instead of a cat back exhaust since it will yield the most gains because the stock cats are the stifling points of the exhaust, plus you don't lose that nice sound the Z33 has it gets amplified a bit. About $500 or less.

And a tune to top it all off in the end. Also about $500 or $300 depending on what tune you want.

Springs and sway bars barely make much of an improvement in handling with these cars because they are pretty agile despite them carry a bit of junk in the trunk from the factory. Get her some new running shoes (tires) and your good.

All what I named above fits perfectly in your budget and you should have money left over to buy other cosmetic mods like the eye lids, vinyl wrap or black plasti dip the middle chin bumper black like what some people do etc. Also, get some blue magic to clean those headlights because I know they are turning yellow and get some silver/grey/black brake caliper paint, scrub the calipers real good until they are smooth like eggs and spray them so they look brand new. Since you'll have to take the wheels off you should scrub and wash them down thoroughly so they look brand new too. Also with the Plenum you can scrub that down and spray it with the brake caliper paint (preferably silver or grey) so it looks brand new also.

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Old 06-10-2014, 06:07 AM
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balla on a budget........
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pinch dem pennies.
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Old 06-10-2014, 06:24 AM
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keep saving.
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Old 06-10-2014, 08:18 AM
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Fa sho baller on a budget. No it's not that I don't want to spend $ on the Z just have acouple projects at the same time so just wanna put 2 grand into the car for now. Thanks for the imput guys. Will look at the classifieds.
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Old 06-10-2014, 09:19 AM
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Sell your srt4... Then mod it up ..I had a Mopar stage 3 srt4... Fun but no traction... Rwd>fwd
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Fa sho baller on a budget. No it's not that I don't want to spend $ on the Z just have acouple projects at the same time so just wanna put 2 grand into the car for now. Thanks for the imput guys. Will look at the classifieds.
Fair enough. Spacer and HFC/test pipes would get my vote.
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I would sell the srt-4 but I'm original owner of both and my Z is a 2004 with 34,000 miles and my srt-4 is a 2005 with68,000 miles both in great condition. I'm 28 and taken well care of the cars. But yea alot wheel spin in 1st and 2nd. Now I just think it's time to do something with the Z.
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I second the hfc and spacer. I would do hfc, catback and spacer and a tune if it all fits within the budget. Might have to settle for less on the catback (eBay special) to make it fit within the budget, but many has the lesser catback, including myself, and there hasn't been a problem and the gains are still there.
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Old 06-10-2014, 01:34 PM
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aslong you don't go tinting tail lights, spraying etc...that's wack!
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If I had a stock z and 1800 to spend, oh lord...
coilovers
headers
tune (uprev)
All that cosmetic stuff serves no real purpose but it's up to you.
Also the stock intake is already really damn good. If anything, get the bumper inlet that pretty much makes a straight shot for air into the air box.
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If I had a stock z and 1800 to spend, oh lord...
coilovers
headers
tune (uprev)
All that cosmetic stuff serves no real purpose but it's up to you.
Also the stock intake is already really damn good. If anything, get the bumper inlet that pretty much makes a straight shot for air into the air box.
good coils woud eat most of that
long tube headers would be more than that
uprev would be half
cosmetic, dont forget painting and installation
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What is the best site to order new performance parts for the Z?
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What is the best site to order new performance parts for the Z?

i will play nice. below are some of my favs

b2autodesigns.com (free shippping)
z1motorsports.com
conceptzperformance.com
courtestyparts.com ( for oem stuff )
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Thanks travlee been alot of help.
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1- popcharer
2- hfc
3- spacer
can get the above 3 for about $550 granted depending on brand of hfc.
4- 06 depo lights $340?
5- $1000 rims
6. save money
7 exhaust
8.tune
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