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Old 02-12-2015, 10:53 AM   #101
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Nissan 'been working on a Nismo Roadster too....

http://www.msn.com/en-us/autos/chica...ago/ar-AA9jnlG
Nice looking car. Its something that they should have done years prior I think.
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Old 02-12-2015, 12:59 PM   #102
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^^I completely agree. Been following this thread for a while. Car looks great. Nice work in creating something they should have built from the factory.
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Old 02-12-2015, 04:35 PM   #103
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Thank you....today I painted and cleared one of the side skirt extensions. Since the side skirt extensions are not particularly big, I had the paint store put the paint in spray cans with one can per side of base and one can of clear per side. It was the perfect amount of paint, and weather was paintin' weather!

The paint store ran out of KH3 but ill have the other can of base tomorrow. I may get the fasteners from the stealership since some are cheap.

Anyway here is a pic of the paint skirt extension:


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Old 02-13-2015, 12:11 PM   #104
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I've always been curious what my smoothline top would look like with a rear spoiler. I do think it would help that rear spoiler out, as it extends past the brake light.

But I say you ditch the rear spoiler m8.
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Old 02-13-2015, 12:19 PM   #105
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Also for rear shocks, don't bother getting adjustable. Pain to adjust on the roadster unless you drop them each time.
You should get stock dampers and get some nismo (from the actual road car) springs. People sell them from time to time. Under 400 bucks should get you them. No drop, so you won't have to deal with re cambering the wheels to stay in spec.
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Resmart....Ill trade you my spoiler for the hardtop

I thought about some Tein springs as the drop is .5". How about Tokico HPs instead of the adjustables? Any suggestion for anti-sway bars?
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Old 02-13-2015, 12:34 PM   #107
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Resmart....Ill trade you my spoiler for the hardtop

I thought about some Tein springs as the drop is .5". How about Tokico HPs instead of the adjustables? Any suggestion for anti-sway bars?
Hotchkis sways. Adjustable sways are key. But what sway settings you use are all up to what springs/dampers and rubber you run and how you want the car to handle. More and more of that is up to you/how you want the car to perform.

A good example; understeer is generally less desirable, but it is much more street friendly/safe. Actually helps stability, without running stupid toe settings. But can make the car "slow to respond" and not very fast around tight sections.

I need a stiff rear sway and springs but I have 245's in the front and a 305 in the back on basically a street r compound lol.

I think the S-techs are a great spring for the street as they're progressive in the front which will help low speed ride "smoothness" but still have decent rates. I think you'd be happy with them, just keep in mind though you will have more camber in the front... Which makes the car turn in a bit faster and "adds over steer" but also makes the car dart a bit more and wears through tires faster. I doubt it would be a huge difference but it does still happen.
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Old 02-13-2015, 02:51 PM   #108
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Im looking for something street friendly but perhaps some track days and spirited street driving. I am a long time autocross racer and did road races and time trials. I was thinking Hotchkiss for the sways, Tein H tech springs and Tokico HP shocks. The springs only drop it .5 inch in front and .28 inch in rear.
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Old 02-13-2015, 04:46 PM   #109
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I painted and cleared the other side skirt extension today. Im looking to mount them this weekend.
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Old 02-13-2015, 06:37 PM   #110
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Also for rear shocks, don't bother getting adjustable. Pain to adjust on the roadster unless you drop them each time.
You should get stock dampers and get some nismo (from the actual road car) springs. People sell them from time to time. Under 400 bucks should get you them. No drop, so you won't have to deal with re cambering the wheels to stay in spec.
My Konis adjust from the fender area. I can't imagine that a roadster would make it more difficult. (I do have to jack up the car a bit so the tire droops down and I can get my hand to the adjustment, but I don't have to remove any parts.)
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Old 02-13-2015, 09:18 PM   #111
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My Konis adjust from the fender area. I can't imagine that a roadster would make it more difficult. (I do have to jack up the car a bit so the tire droops down and I can get my hand to the adjustment, but I don't have to remove any parts.)
Well the ones that adjust on the bottom aren't an issue, but I thought a lot of coils adjust at the top? I know HKS doesn't... anyway.


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Im looking for something street friendly but perhaps some track days and spirited street driving. I am a long time autocross racer and did road races and time trials. I was thinking Hotchkiss for the sways, Tein H tech springs and Tokico HP shocks. The springs only drop it .5 inch in front and .28 inch in rear.

Sounds like a good setup. What tire sizes you going to run?

My car has all the weight out of whack with the **** going on in it. I moved a big old battery to the rear and removed the front harmonic damper weight.... And now A/C, and the top etc. I'm going to have to corner weight it before I pick the spring/toe/camber setup, because at this point I have nearly no clue what it weighs.

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Old 02-14-2015, 12:53 AM   #112
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I like the stock size tires but that may change. At some point ill probably go to 245 front and 265 rear.
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I spent all day mounting one side skirt. Heres what happened...I called the stealership to inquire if they had the correct mounting hardware. Most of it had to be special ordered and would take about a week to get here and would cost about 70 or 80 dollars. I didn't want to wait or pay 70 or 80 dollars for some nuts and bolts. I decided to try to figure out the special bolts that mount the side skirt extensions to the original side skirt. I discovered that there are body panel bolts that would fit the bill. Body panel bolts use a 10 millimeter head on a 6 millimeter shaft with 1.0 thread pitch. It has a large washer that is slightly below the head. I determined that if I grind down the head enough it will slide in the mounting point of the side skirt extension. as I tighten the bolt so large washer will tighten against the head and stop it from turning allowing me to tighten the bolt even more.

This process took a lot of time. it was also difficult figuring out where to drill the holes in the original side skirt in order for the bolts to go through them and lock to the side skirt. I figured it out and I am extremely pleased with the end result.I got one side done and I will do the other side tomorrow. Anybody want pictures?
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Presenting....a 350z convertible with an oem nismo body kit:








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Old 02-15-2015, 09:06 AM   #116
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Now for some nismo badges
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Lol I just realized that your license plate looks like it says "hero"
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I was thinking of this license plate for it:

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