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Old 01-25-2004, 07:26 PM   #101
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Thank you for your postive feedback, I appreciate it.

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Old 01-27-2004, 04:19 PM   #102
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I am soon to be the proud owner of a 350Z. Thank you for all the great insight.
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Old 01-27-2004, 06:19 PM   #103
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I am soon to be the proud owner of a 350Z. Thank you for all the great insight.

Congrats!!!
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Old 02-12-2004, 08:31 PM   #104
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Engine work before looks
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Jeff, thanks alot. That definatley gives me some direction.
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Old 03-03-2004, 01:57 PM   #106
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Engine work before looks
The issue is if you know what you want to do with the engine ie FI, NA etc. If you do, then are the products availible ie CAMS or FI kit.

When I wrote this thread, my suggestion to mod engine last was based on many products not being availible at the time of writing.

I still think it is best (my opinion only) to do the engine later, after break in and after you have had the chance to track your Z and know its capabilities.


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Old 03-08-2004, 09:01 AM   #107
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when will somebody come up with information on ring and pinion changes i wonder
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Old 03-08-2004, 01:52 PM   #108
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great info
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Old 03-08-2004, 10:25 PM   #109
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great info
Thank you for the compliment on this thread. I am working on articles in SportZ magazine now that are in greater detail. I hope these articles assist Z owners in enchancing their Z's to meet their needs.

If you have not checked it our yet, look at the SportZ magazine - Spring 2004 issue. I worked on an article on Supercharger kits for the Z. If you are looking for lots of HP, these kits might be a solution.

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Old 03-09-2004, 01:36 PM   #110
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Hey Jeff..You sure hit it exactly right about the "homework" a very important issue that everyone should take note of....it's just like saying...."knowledge is power". I really appreciate your effort and time to this thread. thanks!!
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NOS: Do you want cheap HP and your desire is to beat that Mustang next to you? NOS is an option you should consider. Some people dislike it but no one can disagree that it adds hp for short bursts and does it cheaply.

You have observed this much over a year...and still haven't realized that NOS is a brand made by Holley, and that you can use NOS if it is used as 'a' NOS' (A Nitrous Oxide System). Just observing...
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You have observed this much over a year...and still haven't realized that NOS is a brand made by Holley, and that you can use NOS if it is used as 'a' NOS' (A Nitrous Oxide System). Just observing...
Spliting hairs are we not? I think most people know what I meant but for those that didn't, I stand corrected. Thanks, Jeff
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Spliting hairs are we not? I think most people know what I meant but for those that didn't, I stand corrected. Thanks, Jeff
Sorry to snap, that is annoying though, F&F was responsible for the NAWS thing. Other than that one little mistake, great write-up.
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Many thanks from a forum newb. You answered about 100 of my starting questions.
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Many thanks from a forum newb. You answered about 100 of my starting questions.
You are welcome, that is why I wrote it, for new Z owners and new forum members.
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Old 03-18-2004, 11:40 PM   #116
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Hey Jeff, my name is Kevin and I was VERY impressed with this incredibly insightful post!!! I've been interested in tuning and modifying cars for about 4 years now, but never have I seen anything this detailed and extensive put together at one time!
Now for my question...I'm moving to Germany in December and am interested in purchasing a 350z. I'll still be looking to purchase all my upgrade parts from the US though and that's why I was wondering if you knew of any differences between a European Z and a US z...specifically in the Engine/Drivetrain areas?!?
Any advice would be GREATLY appreciated, seeing how I haven't the slightest clue myself!
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Kevin:

I am not sure of engine differneces. I know the Japanese version is tuned for higher octane and Euro version as different suspension that prevents harsh ride. Maybe you can create a new thread asking this queston to all forum members. I am sure someone from Europe post here and would know that answer.

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Old 03-21-2004, 07:12 PM   #118
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hey Jeff
may i join the long list of those above me and say thanks for taking the time to look after all of us kids..or attempting too...i find i make the mistake of not doing enuff research before spending my money alot of time...your article has inspired me to try and do some homework before i open my wallet the next time
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Here is my current set-up:

2003 Silverstone Track (NAV & all options except side airbags)
Competition wheels and tires: Nismo 5-spoke forged 18" x 18.5" front, 18" x 9.5" rear,
with Kuhmo Ecsta MX 245/40/18 front, 275/35/18 rear
Street wheels and tires: Stock Rays forged 18" Track wheels with Bridgestone Potenza S-03 Pole Position tires, 225/45/18 front, 255/45/18 rear
Tilton 8 lb. Flywheel
Tilton Rally Clutch
Tein Coil Overs with Electronic Damping Control
Nismo S-tune Swaybars
Crawford Strut Brace
TechnoSquare ECU - custom flash
Nismo R-tune Cams
Crawford Plenum
Borla Headers
UR Racing Pulleys
RT High-flow Cats
JWT Popcharger Intake
Borla Dual Cat-back Exhaust
Z-xtreme Grounding Kit
Drilled Titanium Pedals


How is your car coming along?
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I can't believe I've missed this thread. Jeff, excellent write up and as many have said, thanks for taking the time to help the members of this site.

Maybe we could get it updated as time goes?
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