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Old 04-30-2018, 07:48 AM
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Originally Posted by jhc View Post
As someone who has actually been in DKs race Z33, I can attest to his statements regarding tire size and literally bolting steel/lead plates where the passenger seat used to be to make the car less competitive.
This is done in horse racing also. They "handicap" the fastest horse with lead in the saddle to give slower horses a chance.

If the Z33 is such a track slug, why the restrictions and 100+ lbs of weight?
(He still won his class btw).
I don't have to worry about any of that lead/steel ballast stuff. My car would have the built in weight handicap by my getting into it.
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Old 04-30-2018, 11:26 AM
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Old 04-30-2018, 12:57 PM
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Originally Posted by dkmura View Post
Let's not confuse what is now an affordable used car for what the real problem is: attitudes towards the 350Z. Some people don't want to take the time to learn about cars in general; they just want to be handed the whole package, spoon-fed. Some people simply don't realize the lengths Nissan went to in making a car with a variety of traits: great styling, performance, affordability, utility and durability. Those were when the Z was first introduced, but they still shine through after more than 15 years, which is an eternity in car development.

And let's be REAL here- after years of racing the Z33 against a variety of cars that cost more than the Z, it's clear than it fights quite well above its weight. Porsche, BMW, Mazda, Ford, Chevy, etc. - the VQ (whether DE or HR) does not suck if you know how to utilize it. This season, SCCA has even mandated 37 mm air restrictors for both the DE and HR (along with more weight and smaller tires) in an attempt to equalize competition in the Touring 3 racing class. Sorry to hear you hate your VQ35HR, maybe you should just sell your Z and buy a V8 powered car if you don't want to learn more about why the VQ works so well in the Z.
I understand that the Z is not boost friendly and it costs alot of money to make it that way. Not even kidding, you could 2JZGTE SWAP(!!!) for cheaper than buying a turbo and forged internals. The original plan with my car was to boost and now I'm realizing that I can do so much more for way less money. And those options don't include the VQ... I don't know what I'm gonna do but if someone wants to buy my hr engine for 2000 bucks, I'm not going to back down from it lol 62,000 miles on it.
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Old 05-04-2018, 03:41 PM
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Old 05-04-2018, 04:47 PM
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Originally Posted by zakmartin View Post
But, but, but.... was just gonna do a bumper tuck and license plate recess fill for better aero!! You're saying I still have to have a plate?? Oh doggone it, and now O'Really won't take back the two gallons of Bondo I bought since I used some for the first layer.

Sidenote: just realized that "Bondo", the trade name, is the genericized word used by everyone for body filler. (Like "Coke" for cola, "Bandaid" for adhesive bandages, etc.) No, that has nothing to do with anything, why?
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^right...I saw that thread and all I could think of was 3m double sided tape...


Here we go again...




Originally Posted by StephenM57 View Post
I was wondering if there are any semi cheap upgrades (around 500ish and under just to add a little torque/horsepower)
what's better than 'cheap 500hp'??

Originally Posted by StephenM57 View Post
if you think there is a cheaper/better option
'cheaper AND better 500hp'!!!

https://my350z.com/forum/2003-2009-n...ce-needed.html

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Old 05-29-2018, 08:04 AM
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guess he didnt pay attention in school

https://my350z.com/forum/new-owners/...l#post10958210
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oh how much i missed reading y'alls roasts on posts. LOL
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Everyone jump on this thread and COMPLETELY trash the 350z ... the last thing we need is this guy sh!tting on the already ****-poor reputation of the car

https://my350z.com/forum/buying-leas...l#post10959418
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Must be the season or just at the point where “all Zs must fail” or something.

The forum has become the sounding board for all manner of Z fails.... “won’t start”.... “runs like crap”, blah blah blah. I get that part of the forum’s purpose is to get help from others. But when the same answers to the same questions appear almost daily.... zzzzzz.

“Well, did you pull the codes?”

”No, I’ll go down to Autozone to have them do it.”

”Yeah, well, while yer there, buy an inexpensive code reader! Every toolbox MUST have this.”

“I can buy one of those?”

=======

OK, I exaggerate (but not by much). I am just curious to know....

Where are all the builds?

Who beat who at last weekend’s conefest?

Where did you DRIVE your Z this weekend? (Versus “What did you repair on your Z this weekend?”)

You know....the enthusiasts’ posts!!

Even a scant four years ago when I joined, I found a lot more “inventive” postings. I’ve tried to post my own driving stories, genuinely helpful advice and “did you knows” with trivia from Nissan’s past and legacy.

And yet, day after day.... “I installed test pipes and now my car barely runs.”

Ehhhhhh, bored.
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Old 06-16-2018, 03:32 PM
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Two words regarding all the dumb *** new member posts


Graduation presents
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Old 06-17-2018, 03:19 AM
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The newest rash of problems is soft top failures at a record 80%.
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Originally Posted by jhc View Post
The newest rash of problems is soft top failures at a record 80%.
Yeah, it's par for the course. Weather gets warmer and there's an influx of posts regarding their AC not working, car overheating, or the clutch pedal not springing back. The weather gets cold, and people start talking about their heat not working.
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Originally Posted by travlee View Post
Two words regarding all the dumb *** new member posts


Graduation presents
but lets be fair to college, masters, and doctoral graduates ...

High School Graduation Presents
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Old 06-18-2018, 12:16 PM
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Originally Posted by MicVelo View Post
Must be the season or just at the point where “all Zs must fail” or something.

The forum has become the sounding board for all manner of Z fails.... “won’t start”.... “runs like crap”, blah blah blah. I get that part of the forum’s purpose is to get help from others. But when the same answers to the same questions appear almost daily.... zzzzzz.

“Well, did you pull the codes?”

”No, I’ll go down to Autozone to have them do it.”

”Yeah, well, while yer there, buy an inexpensive code reader! Every toolbox MUST have this.”

“I can buy one of those?”

=======

OK, I exaggerate (but not by much). I am just curious to know....

Where are all the builds?

Who beat who at last weekend’s conefest?

Where did you DRIVE your Z this weekend? (Versus “What did you repair on your Z this weekend?”)

You know....the enthusiasts’ posts!!

Even a scant four years ago when I joined, I found a lot more “inventive” postings. I’ve tried to post my own driving stories, genuinely helpful advice and “did you knows” with trivia from Nissan’s past and legacy.

And yet, day after day.... “I installed test pipes and now my car barely runs.”

Ehhhhhh, bored.


The bleeding heart FB groupies are oozing over into the forums I see...


I used to get really pissed about them not searching for themselves and disrespecting those who gave constructive criticism to them, now I don't even sweat it.


Regardless if you give them sound advice, they will do what they want. Time is the best teacher. We will all learn eventually, whether it be in an instant or a lifetime.
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Originally Posted by Heel Til I Die View Post
What are you talking about, that guy is a bada**. He hit 100 mph man! He races his car around. All day! 1st, 2nd, AND 3RD GEAR!!!!
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Originally Posted by Heel Til I Die View Post
Holy crapoly. I know we have a "Thanks" button, but for guys like this, can't we have a "Screw You" button as well?

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Originally Posted by travlee View Post
Two words regarding all the dumb *** new member posts


Graduation presents
Im in that exact situation. The only reason i didn't blow all my grad money on my car was my dad reminded me that things go wrong in college and he wont be there to pay for my mess.
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