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Old 04-05-2015, 07:21 PM
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What's up everyone

Welcome to my build/progress/money wasting thread. I've had my Z since 2006, and its been through quite a few changes since I got it. This is actually the first car I've ever heavily modified, and I figure now's as good a time as any to share with you where it's been and hopefully where it's going. I'll try to keep my mod list updated in this first post, as well as what's next down the road. As always, feel free to comment and give whatever feedback you want, although I seriously doubt you need me to tell you that

Andy

03/20/2016
Exterior:
MCR Hood, Aero Catch Locking Latches, Charge Speed Type II, ings+1 LX Sport Hybrid side skirts, Vorschlag Design Version 1 rear bumper, Weber Sports Spoiler, Craft Square Mirrors, Perrin 2 in. Antenna, Rear Wiper/Squirter Delete, Tommy Kaira Z Emblem, Clear JDM Reflectors, Diode Dynamics 6000k Cool White City Light LEDs, SilverStar Turn Signals, Magnetic Black Painted Roof, Window Tint Sides/Back 15%, Front Windshield 45%
Engine/Exhaust:
NGK Iridium 1-Step Colder Plugs, Injen CAI, 5/16 Iso Copper Thermal Spacer, Polished Plenum, MREV2, Berk HFCs, Motordyne Duel V2 Shockwave Exhaust, Zspeedperformance Undershroud, Purple Samco Hoses, Purple HKS Oil Cap, HKS Radiator Cap, Cusco Strut Tower, Burnt Titanium DressUpBolts, NRG Polished Hood Dampers, CZP Radiator Cooling Panel, Rare JDM Engine Harness Cover, Zeetoyz Polished Fluid Caps, Forged Performance UpRev Reflash
Wheels/Tires/Brakes:
Work Zeast ST1 Imperial Gold 19x9.5 +11 & 19x10.5 +11, Michelin Pilot Sport 245/35/19 & 275/35/19, Muteki Purple SR48 Lug Nuts with locks, 14in Stoptech 4 piston F&R BBK, Steel Braided Brake Lines
Suspension/Clutch:
KW Variant II Coilovers, SPC Front Control Arms & Rear Toe Bolts, Motordyne Swaybars, Whiteline Endlinks, GTspec Rear Lateral Brace (purple), Competition Stage II Clutch & Light-weight Flywheel, Steel Braided Clutch Line, RJM Clutch Pedal Kit
Interior:
Tommy Kaira Hebi Bebi Shift ****, Dark Dog Customs Suede Interior, Leatherseats.com Seat Covers, Carbon Fiber Element (flat bottom OEM steering wheel, triple gauge pod, cubby door switch, shifter surround, passenger door handle cover), JPM Coachworks Suede Wrap Steering Wheel, Blendmount & Valentine V1, Pioneer Double Din Headunit

annnnnd a current pic of those mods...



It would take me way too long to post a pic of every mod I've done, so here's a cliff notes version...


















Somewhat current engine bay and interior...







So what the hell's next you ask...
ART Pipes
Engine bay stuff
I guess a stereo build
and probably a bunch of random smaller parts


Thanks for looking!

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Old 04-06-2015, 02:37 AM
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Love some of your interior touches. Really adds a nice touch.
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Nice looking car.
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Gorgeous car man tastefully done!
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Pictures do this car no justice. So clean in person.
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Super clean. Love the current set of wheels
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Very nice car! Wheels, front lip, and sides are my favorite part.

By the way I love the steering wheel. Mine has a couple nicks on it and wanted to do something like this since I don't want to install an aftermarket steering wheel. Did you do the work yourself or did you send it out?
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Beautiful car... Attention to detail is top notch.
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Old 04-06-2015, 05:46 AM
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Originally Posted by Cux350z View Post
Love some of your interior touches. Really adds a nice touch.
Thanks! I'm think I'm going to give my dash and doors some attention next.

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Nice looking car.


Originally Posted by kno View Post
Gorgeous car man tastefully done!
Thanks man!

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Pictures do this car no justice. So clean in person.
I really appreciate that Eddie, thanks dude! Any chance you can get away from work for a little ZdayZ this year?

Originally Posted by StevSam View Post
Super clean. Love the current set of wheels
Thank ya! Yeah, when I get this next set it's going to be really hard to let my current ones go, might just end of keeping them for a 2nd set

Originally Posted by SQuaLZ View Post
Very nice car! Wheels, front lip, and sides are my favorite part.

By the way I love the steering wheel. Mine has a couple nicks on it and wanted to do something like this since I don't want to install an aftermarket steering wheel. Did you do the work yourself or did you send it out?
Thanks SQualZ! I ended up buying a wheel off eBay and shipping directly to Tony at Carbon Fiber Element. He did all the CF work and had someone else wrap it in leather. After getting the wheel back, the leather wrap wasn't really that good, so I had JPM Coachwork rewrap it in suede.

I've got my old wheel just sitting around, hit me up if you might be interested in it

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Beautiful car... Attention to detail is top notch.
Thanks man! It's definitely been through some changes, but I'm really happy with where it's at now.
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Nice man!
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Very nice, clean and well-balanced.
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Very professional looking interion, love it. The whole car looks awsome.
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Great looking z!
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Old 04-06-2015, 10:24 AM
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Originally Posted by ksuberk54 View Post
Nice man!
Thanks dude!

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Very nice, clean and well-balanced.
Thanks John, we definitely need to meet up at ZdayZ!

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Very professional looking interion, love it. The whole car looks awsome.
Thank ya sir Yeah, I've been nothing but impressed with Mike at Dark Dog Customs.

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I really appreciate that Eddie, thanks dude! Any chance you can get away from work for a little ZdayZ this year?
I wish. Hopefully next year or Z Nats again this year.
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the entire car looks good man
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did a shop do the work and if so...which one? Im not too far from you and my next project is the interior.
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My second favorite SilverStone on the forum

Love your interior, very unique
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Originally Posted by zerafian View Post
the entire car looks good man
Thanks man!

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did a shop do the work and if so...which one? Im not too far from you and my next project is the interior.
Mike, who owns Dark Dog Customs, did all of my suede work other than my steering wheel. Headliner, A Pillars, waterfall, center console, all the door work, etc. He also installed my leather seat covers. Definitely does a stand up job.

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My second favorite SilverStone on the forum

Love your interior, very unique
Wow, thanks Waiz! I think I know your favorite

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I'll go ahead and let the cat out of the bag, my Z is currently in the shop getting an MCR hood painted and my door handles painted as well. Doing a little something different with the paint. I'll just say that Nissan's Night Armor, from the Frontier and Xterra, is being used on it.

I probably don't need them, as I haven't seen anyone run them with the MCR hood, but I'm getting some aerocatch latches installed as well. I just hope they don't take away from the lines of the hood. I got a little update from my body shop saying that because of the slope of the hood and the difference in the radiator support, the pins from the latch wouldn't match up, so they're fabricating some brackets to fix it.

I think I dropped it off on 3/31, hoping to have it back maybe by next week. Pics will follow!

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