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Old 08-31-2016, 11:55 AM   #1
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Well... I guess since I have been taking so many pictures, I'll try to make my journey for those taking the same path.

Two years ago I got a 05 roadster with the intent on acquiring an aggressive look. Im from Honda world, and nissans always seemed so "impractical" to me. But... Here I am, driving a 350z. And I just got a small settlement. So... Why not go for the look I've be admiring?

I'm no Nissan pro, I'm no mechanic, I'm no auto body guru. I'm just a regular guy on a bit of a budget fixing up his car one paycheck at a time, lol.

One thing I can say right off the bat is "if you know a dude that works at a tire shop.. Become best friends". Because its like lots of these tire shows these days don't want your money or something.

I went to Americas tires, big O, Firestone, Led Schwab, and a couple of mom and pop shops... And none of them wanted to order the wheels I wanted in the size I wanted or the tires in the size I wanted for them.

Luckily, I got a buddy at one of the tire shops the out sourced directly to a vender for "Work" and got me the size wheels i wanted... And he mounted them.

I'm going to up load all the pictures before I start posting them and I'll try not to bore everyone with too much nonsense as I walk you threw my steps.
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These are from my other post I I made while trying to lower the car. So the first few will be kind of a recap.

I went with "Stance" (street series) coilovers I got from another member on this site for a nice price
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A foot of wheel width with a -29 offset.

Hooboy, post them pics up. I can't wait to see what a Z looks like with 4.2" of poke. (OK fine, 3" once past the lip.)

Or what it looks like with 8-deg neg camber to fit 'em. Seriously, man, post up! Sheeee.... My Shiro couldn't take -29 and it loves it down at 0..

Hate to be your wheel bearings....

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I was prepared to go negetive camber if need be. So I went with Megan lower control arms and SPC kamber kit
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A foot of wheel width with a -29 offset.

Hooboy, post them pics up. I can't wait to see what a Z looks like with 4.2" of poke. (OK fine, 3" once past the lip.)

Or what it looks like with 8-deg neg camber to fit 'em. Seriously, man, post up! Sheeee.... My Shiro couldn't take -29 and it loves it down at 0..

Hate to be your wheel bearings....
Ive actually decided against got " Marty McFly" I'm just waiting for the pics to finish uploading
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I mean "the Marty McFly" look
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Time to get these panels rolled
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About 45 minutes for both sides
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Yes, "I used a heat gun"
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The "rears" took about 25 minutes...
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I was taught a thing or two about the "order of execution" on the fronts though.

" make sure you take the lower control arm off 1st" before you undo the the shock forks...



No going back now..
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Hondas will forgive you for these type of mistakes.... Nissan will "not"
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I also managed to damage one of my sway bar mounts and had to drive around for a week with one side disconnected until the replacement mount got here...

But anyway, I ended up getting ended up getting all four on.

Now, I I heard that stance would be I heard that stance would be one of the better Brands to go with being known for its ability to adjust aggressively. BUT BE WARNED".. " it WILL adjust, "aggressively". Take it for me. After rolling off of my seemingly adequate blocks I placed under the wheels, and chassis landed directly on the floor, and becoming beached in my garage for several hours while thinking of a way out of this mess.


either the guy I got them from was a Maniac, or he dial them all the way to 0 so that I could you adjust them myself once I got them installed. Either way God DAMN!
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after using half inch, three-quarter inch, 3 by 4, and 2 inch blocks I eventually found my way.... drug my way off the floor.

in addition, and and after a few adjustments, (and chunks of asphalt removed from the ground in front of my house).. I found a pretty good 3 inches from the ground to be a suitable rite-hite. Stance coilovers are actually very very very very nice given their demeanor. No bounce or uncalculated jiggles whatsoever.

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after after two of the four blue the months of waiting for these rims to arrive from Japan, I realized.... "I'm out of money... and I know I'm not just going to be able to "throw them on"...

I decided I decided for the extra money I would have to part ways with my beloved hatch for an outrageously low price.

See you around, Hermann. you served me you served me well
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I will I will say it's a relief to get my car and drive around for more than 3 seconds without getting red done by a bow or have some knucklehead in Integra rolled up next to me at every damn redlight and start revving his engine... for some strange reason they don't do all that when I'm riding around in the Z
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Fast forward 4 grilling months later
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THEY'VE ARRIVED!!! AND ALL THERE FRESHLY BOXED GLORY
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( sorry for my double sentences, this site doen't like my phone... So it's like duplicating my words. Then wont let me edit them out...)

I have been wanting these wheels since the first time I laid my eyes on them in 2006.

I only have misfortune, a stroke or two or three of good luck, a few broken bones, and permanent spine damage to thank for my recent possession of them

she can only she can only imagine the chills that ran up my spine upon opening the first box flap in seeing burning silver mesh gazing back at me
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*(so you can only imagine...)
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