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Old 12-03-2004, 08:03 PM
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The C2 Procharger is at the web site: http://www.procharger.com. Would like your opinion on this. Thanks..."Warren"
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Originally posted by CajunZ
I got a question about the VDC on a 350Z touring. I just purchased some 19inch 8.5F and 9.5 R 5zigen hyper BLACK CHROME wheels with toyo 245/35/19 F and 275/30/19 R I have not installed them yet WILL this affect my abs and VDC on my Z.
Everything is fine if you keep within 3% of stock tire diameter...
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Originally posted by WSchli1672
The C2 Procharger is at the web site: http://www.procharger.com. Would like your opinion on this. Thanks..."Warren"
Check your e-mail...Jeff
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Originally posted by AudioPat
You are reffering to 'Web Surfing' right Jeff
Nope, real surfing in the ocean which is my number one hobby and then there is the Z there when i get out of the water of course.

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Old 12-03-2004, 10:21 PM
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Originally posted by uro279
Hey zland,
I'm the guy who asked THE question which your referring to when you started this thread.

I have not touched the engine yet. Just changed the suspension to S-tune, got the lgmt's with S03's, and changed shifting **** and got SS brake lines. Also changed all fluids to synthetic other the clutch fluid.

Anyways, I didn't touch the engine for the same reason this all started. Now that the new Corvette came out (beautiful IMO), and the GTR around the corner, I want more info before I delve in to mod the engine.

Your post is excellent. From a practical and financial standpoint, it makes more sense to buy the C6. Why?

1). Much more power
2). Lighter
3). Warranty
4). Better suspension (what I hear)

If you mod the Z, unless you REALLY know what your doing, reliability will probably be worse, maintenance will be higher, and you will lose your warranty.

The more I read, the less I realize I know and the more apprehensive I get about TT the engine.

I mean, you can only boost it so high on stock internals. What if your car happens to be one of those a little weaker internally stock and blow your engine? Unless you have a warranty by Stillin, your hosed!

So if I TT/SC my Z, I'm going all the way- Start with building up the bottom end first. But that will be ALOT more expensive RIGHT NOW (I say this because in several years with much more competitors, the price WILL drop). But this doesn't satisfy me NOW.

So it does all depend on what you want. When you first wrote this up, I didn't quite understand what you meant by "know what you want first" because my first thought was 'how can you know what you want first because you haven't done this before and you don't know how to do it right?'. The answer: wait, learn to find-out what you want, then decide. Those are the 3 steps everyone needs to do anyhow when making any kind of a descent decision/choice.

So THANK YOU so much for writing this up. It obviously helped me since I didn't touch the engine. However, I knew I wanted the suspension built up so I did it although I still think I did it too soon because I wish I would have gotten Tein Flex with EDFC (not that S-tune is bad, but that I would have preferred Teins adjustability more).

Thanks again.

PS Just to make sure this doesn't become a 'C6 v. Z' thread, I do love the Z, but I do WANT more RELIABLE HP/TQ in the LEAST EXPENSIVE manner, yet with the highest QUALITY possible. Besides, I also want to know what the GTR is finally going to look like, what the HP/TQ, price, and how power delivered (ie TT/SC, NA)

Choices, choices
I guess your question took on a life of its own! The C6 or Z06 does have strong points for sure. Nothing like a factory warranty to go along with the HP. It all depends on your comfort/risk level in modifying a car. Some people are not happy until they mod, others dont feel comfortable doing so. None of it is a wise investment since cars in general depreciate. Above all, do what you want because it is your money and passion.

Thanks for touching bases with me again. I am happy that some of my input help you (and others out). As for me, it started me writing about cars and now I am working for SportZ magazine so I guess I should be thanking you.

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wow, I'm glad I read this first. If you've already answered this question, please accept my apology; If one were to go with TT upgrades, and seeking to push 500+hp, you suggested they do some internal mods as well. Are you talking about merely installing a more appropriate cam, or should higher performance pistons, clutch, etc. be considered as well. In other words, how far in depth should I go?
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Originally posted by dronabinol
wow, I'm glad I read this first. If you've already answered this question, please accept my apology; If one were to go with TT upgrades, and seeking to push 500+hp, you suggested they do some internal mods as well. Are you talking about merely installing a more appropriate cam, or should higher performance pistons, clutch, etc. be considered as well. In other words, how far in depth should I go?
Instead of just taking one person's opinion (mine), you should take the time to read everyones input as found on the FI threads. Some people blow motors with SC/Turbos with stock internals, others dont. After all, if you are going to void your warranty and spend 6-10K to FI, shouldn't you take a couple hours to see what others have experienced doing what you are considering?

After reading the threads, if you still have a specific question, then ask me and/or others....

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That was a great post. I really needed an education on what to do to my Z when I get it next year. Thank You!
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Jeff,

that was one hell of a good read. Really appreciate the time it must have taken. Just wish the one I did could even come near to that! Great job and well done.
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good job pooh bear, very imformative article. now go eat some honey or take a nap
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I just noticed this thread has been removed from staying at the top of the Newbie section. I guess those new forum members wont find it to read thus asking more questions to more experienced forum members, too bad.
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man....great post!
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This should be stickied...and in every section!
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Originally posted by nis350ztt
This should be stickied...and in every section!
I am not a moderator. I just post. You have the ability to stick this thread anywhere you feel appropriate thus let your conscious be your guide.
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Old 10-14-2005, 12:59 PM
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A lot of work and thought has gone behind this thread zland. Good stuff!
Just recently purchased my Zed but mods at this stage are a 'no go' whilst the vehicle is in warranty.
Zed's in the UK seem to be much more expensive than they are in the USA. I am trying to find out more about 'clear bra's' for the front end as they do not seem to be available in the UK. How much are they? Where do you get them from? Can they be fitted yourself or are they a professional fit?
Looking forward to hearing from forum members.
Thanks.
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As many others have said..Mad props on the write-up zland!


Originally Posted by miniman
A lot of work and thought has gone behind this thread zland. Good stuff!
Just recently purchased my Zed but mods at this stage are a 'no go' whilst the vehicle is in warranty.
Zed's in the UK seem to be much more expensive than they are in the USA. I am trying to find out more about 'clear bra's' for the front end as they do not seem to be available in the UK. How much are they? Where do you get them from? Can they be fitted yourself or are they a professional fit?
Looking forward to hearing from forum members.
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As for the clear bra, I purchased 1 several months back and have not had time to install it. Good luck w/ yours.

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Where did you purchase your clear bra from? I am inthe UK and they are not available here. How much was yours? Is it easy to fit? Where did you get it from?
Let me know if you could.
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As for the clear bra, I purchased 1 several months back and have not had time to install it. Good luck w/ yours.

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Originally Posted by buckleyj
I'm having the same tire feathering problem that many o3' owners are having. I'm scheduled to take the car in tomorrow. I'll be asking the Dealer to replace the front tires. However in the event they don't, I'll be replacing the tires. I have 18" tires. Do you have an suggestions for a better tire that the OE?
Have a 04 roadster and replaced the oem tires with Avon M550a/s 18 inchers today. Ride is smooth and the handling is very good. Softer sidewall and better ride. Tire rack shipped them to an installer and they put them on in 90 minutes. Very pleased so far. Will keep you informed. Whimz
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Hey, thank you so very much for the informative well written post! I know this is way late but I just got my Z & joined this forum last week. I got an '06 Redline Touring Roadster. Haven't decided to modify or not but your post was exactly what I was looking for and will be very helpful in making that decision. I've never done any mods on a car before and this was a great overview of some of the things to consider and pointed me in the right direction. I will go do more specific research before I do anything. But at least now I have an idea what my options are. Considering it is a roadster I probably won't be doing too much performance wise but I think a few subtle tweaks might be nice. But I'm going to put some miles on her first and take my time deciding what I want. So thanks again for taking the time to share your knowledge & experience.
Sincerely, Caitlin
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