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Old 07-11-2010, 06:29 AM
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What are your suggestions for more comfortable seat alternatives in the coupe? I am not looking for performance seats. Does the leather seat in the upgraded version of a 2008 feel better as far a cushioning, or is it basically the same seat covered in leather?
My seats have gotten uncomfortable on drives of about an hour.
Will seats from other cars that are more comfortable fit? Aftermarket seats worth the $$$? Or just suck it up?
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thanks this helps a bit but kinda confuse.
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New owner here...Thanks! Awesome blog!
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Old 07-10-2011, 08:43 AM
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For those that own newer Z's the fundamentals of doing mods are the same. Products come & go but the order in what you should & should not do are really the same.

I am glad to see guys still benefit from reading this thread. Enjoy your Z's!
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Default Why won't an 06 lip kit fit on a 04 front bumper?

Can someone give me some insite on this subject?
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BUMP for a great thread.
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Originally Posted by zland View Post
After reading and posting on this site for over a year, I think I can make some suggestions to new Z owners that will help them before they begin to modify their 350 Zís. I believe that if you follow some of these suggestions, you will reach your goals in modifying your Z with less frustration.

1. Define your goal. Are you simply trying to make your car look nicer, building it for street racing, drag racing, autoX, track, or a show car. Maybe it is a combination of more than just one of these, if so, be sure which one is more important because they may conflict each other.

2. Set your budget. You could easily spend in excess of $25, 000 on mods if you went with upgraded suspension, wheels and tires, and a Twin Turbo alone. Someone recently asked himself why he was spending so much money on modifying his 350Z when he could have purchase a Z06 Vette that will out perform his Z and the Vette would still have the factory warranty. Know what you want to achieve and how much you are willing to spend before beginning to modify your car.

3. Determine if you are willing to void your warranty from Nissan. Many suspension mods void anything related to suspension so if you spend $2000 on coilover suspension, be ready to accept that Nissan will not fix your tire feathering problems found on many 350Z after 5000 miles with anything but stock or NISMO S suspension.

4. Determine how much of a risk taker you are. A lot of people would love to have 500hp but how concerned are you about reliability. Your car has been designed stock to provide good performance with reliability. Nissan told their engineers to design the 350Z motor to last 200,000 miles. As a general rule, the more hp, the less reliability although some would argue that fact.

5. How long will you keep your 350Z? In many cases, most modifications do not bring higher resale and in many situations depreciate the cars value. I have already seen several nice 350Zís with modifications of over $10,000 and then be sold off for parts bringing pennyís on a dollar due to people selling their 350Z months after modifying it. Ask yourself how long you plan to keep a 2 seater sports car. For most young couples, when the baby comes, the 350Z goes.
this is true in every way but for opinions sake i sold my old 300zx and bought my wife the car she wanted for her and the kids then wen and got my self a 03 350z touring edition
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Wow thats a long read but you explained everything right on the money,i recently got 05 niss so im still debating on should i tear that boy apart for tuning or enjoy it as it is,big problem where i live people are not good mechanics so i have to go to big city to get some qality work done by real professionals
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Fantastic thread! Thanks for answering all my questions.
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After fully modding out a Z I have this to say to members, DONT DO IT! Unless you plan on never selling the car in that case I tell you, PLANS CHANGE! Long story short I bought the car and fully modded it with 20k then drove it 3k miles or one freaking oil change. Trying to sell something with that little use you would think you could get something for your 20k, WRONG! Modding these things is like going ballar at the strip club, your buddies will envy you and you will love the ride but in the end it was a massive waist of $$$. So take my advise and drop that 40k on a nice car another can get more for financing or enjoy the **** rape that is in route the day you sell it. If you do not trust me just check out the for sale section here or more over on modified car trader. There are cars with 100k dropped into them and they can not get sticker for what there car was worth from the dealer.
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