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Old 08-08-2017, 08:02 AM   #1
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Hey guys noob here.

Just bought a 2003 Z performance trim.
44k miles on it really nice well kept for car.

I'm keeping as close to stock as possible but do want a nice intake/exhaust setup.

I don't mind spending $1,000-$1,500 for a quality exhaust since I found such a nice example of a Z.

With performance in mind, I would love to hear suggestions for intake/exhaust setup. I don't want it crazy loud but don't mind some noise.
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berk high flow cats, and invidia gemini.... for your budget you are limited
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Intake I'd say Stillen or 06 stock box, exhaust depends what you like I've always loved the Fujitsubo and Nismo.
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If you want cats go with Z1.
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Hey guys noob here.

Just bought a 2003 Z performance trim.
44k miles on it really nice well kept for car.

I'm keeping as close to stock as possible but do want a nice intake/exhaust setup.

I don't mind spending $1,000-$1,500 for a quality exhaust since I found such a nice example of a Z.

With performance in mind, I would love to hear suggestions for intake/exhaust setup. I don't want it crazy loud but don't mind some noise.
If that's what you have in mind, you'll be disappointed. You'll get a different sound, more dirt pulled into your engine, and your butt dyno might feel a difference, but there won't be any substantial rwhp gain. Better bet is suspension/wheel/tire/swaybar/driver school upgrades.
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How the hell is an exhaust going to draw more dirt into the engine? I swear, for a 350Z community everyone here sure seems to hate these cars as of late. "keep it stock or trade it for something better" ��
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Great reading comprehension DarkZ03. OP asked about intake and exhaust. If you don't think a K&N or similar oiled cloth intake lets more dirt into the engine, spend 5 minutes doing some homework. There is no bigger scam in the auto parts industry than the vendors of such crap.
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Well it sounds kinda like you said not to get either as you don't mention the intake or exhaust. No need to do research I'm a tech and know all about that garbage, but there are good stock alternative filters that flow higher and still filter as well.
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Also look at the intakes I suggested, they happen to take the best out there for the early Zs.
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How the hell is an exhaust going to draw more dirt into the engine? I swear, for a 350Z community everyone here sure seems to hate these cars as of late. "keep it stock or trade it for something better" ��

Well, neither here nor there, I got dcains' msg.

But there's no "hate of these cars" in any of this or none that I detect in any msgs of late. Just re-hashing of answers directed at the newcomer questions. And that is that there is more to be gained through other modifications than alleged "power mods."

In an ideal world, one would want it all.... enough power to peel paint off the car while accelerating to the limit of W-rated tires AND an ability to turn a corner at said speed without brakes; but the reality is that most people do things in stages, whether it be for budget sake or pragmatism, likely both.

dcains merely suggested putting the piggy bank dollars towards the handling aspect BEFORE the "power pennies" - which will actually be "mega dollars" when an owner realizes that "meaningful, for real, documentable, and I-kin-feel-it" power gains can only be had by an impellor of some sort forcing more air down the motor's throat with software to boot.

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Well, neither here nor there, I got dcains' msg.

But there's no "hate of these cars" in any of this or none that I detect in any msgs of late. Just re-hashing of answers directed at the newcomer questions. And that is that there is more to be gained through other modifications than alleged "power mods."

In an ideal world, one would want it all.... enough power to peel paint off the car while accelerating to the limit of W-rated tires AND an ability to turn a corner at said speed without brakes; but the reality is that most people do things in stages, whether it be for budget sake or pragmatism, likely both.

dcains merely suggested putting the piggy bank dollars towards the handling aspect BEFORE the "power pennies" - which will actually be "mega dollars" when an owner realizes that "meaningful, for real, documentable, and I-kin-feel-it" power gains can only be had by an impellor of some sort forcing more air down the motor's throat with software to boot.
I understand that, but he did ask for intake and exhaust suggestions. Not so much in this post but over the last 7 years the overall mentality in this forum has changed quite a bit, not that I care.... I simply browse and answer any questions I can lol.
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I understand that, but he did ask for intake and exhaust suggestions. Not so much in this post but over the last 7 years the overall mentality in this forum has changed quite a bit, not that I care.... I simply browse and answer any questions I can lol.
I know exactly what ypure saying. No harm, no foul.
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From experience, if I had $1,500 for a DE 350Z...

JWT Pop Charger Intake - $110
Z1 HFC - $364
Whiteline Differential Bushing Kit - $98
Hotchkis Sway Bar Kit - $398
Z1 Brake Upgrade Package (Slotted Rotors, Hawk HPS Pads, Motul RBF 600 Fluid) - $514

Total - $1,484

I think most would agree on here I touched on some of the 350Z's shortcomings as well as simple fairly inexpensive upgrades that will make a noticeable difference.
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thats assuming he can do his own work... the diff bushings may kick his ***
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thats assuming he can do his own work... the diff bushings may kick his ***
Back to my rant about enthusiasts not working on cars...

Diff bushing was pretty bad, and if the OP doesn't want to go through all that trouble he can get the inserts made by Whiteline, but coming from somebody that had the inserts, might as well do the full bushings.

OP, are you mechanically inclined?
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I understand that, but he did ask for intake and exhaust suggestions. Not so much in this post but over the last 7 years the overall mentality in this forum has changed quite a bit, not that I care.... I simply browse and answer any questions I can lol.
I hear ya and knew you understood but just clarifying and making the point about "more suitable mods" for all the newbies who haven't seen all of the back n' forth threads about "which mods are best".

There's also the "Z's are cheap now so they're the new Civic" school of thought that seems to contribute to your "overall mentality in this forum" comment. To that I say, "Keep doing what yer doing by answering questions and maybe some of the sage wisdom and RESPECT for the 'now old Z cars' will rub off." Heh heh....

I know sometimes it's hard to do but I like to keep the mantra of the Z Car Garage in mind.... "Long live the Z!"

All of 'em.


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I'm partial to 18yo Glenlivet.

Oh, wait, you mean dat laffer gas stuffis. Problem with that is that like Glenlivet, you gotta keep re-filling the bottle! Laff!

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I hear ya and knew you understood but just clarifying and making the point about "more suitable mods" for all the newbies who haven't seen all of the back n' forth threads about "which mods are best".

There's also the "Z's are cheap now so they're the new Civic" school of thought that seems to contribute to your "overall mentality in this forum" comment. To that I say, "Keep doing what yer doing by answering questions and maybe some of the sage wisdom and RESPECT for the 'now old Z cars' will rub off." Heh heh....

I know sometimes it's hard to do but I like to keep the mantra of the Z Car Garage in mind.... "Long live the Z!"

All of 'em
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except the shiro............... (runs away laughing maniacally)
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except the shiro............... (runs away laughing maniacally)





Wow, that is just messed up. I've been saying it a lot lately, Travdude. You are so wrong. Sumting up witcho haid.
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