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Old 02-21-2016, 10:45 AM
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I've been on this forum for 10 years. 2 Z's later, here's a few snaps.

My new 2006 Enthusiast when i lived in Alaska. Bronze Gram Lights & Greddy Single exhaust.

DSC00616 by sofa king, on Flickr



When we moved to Arizona we took it on a road trip from Seattle to Tucson. 2 seater road tripping' was amazing!





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Many cars & states later i bought an S14. It was the first time i got serious with the parts i put on it. Deep down i wasn't satisfied with it, really not sure why.

photo 4 copy by sofa king, on Flickr

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The opportunity came up to trade the S14 for a Z and I was all about it! I knew I sold my previous Z before i truly wanted to. Like with the S, I knew I wanted to do the Z right.


Day 1. Not too sure the direction I wanted to go, I was in more of a 'Track' mindset. Opposite of the S14.



IMG_6100 by sofa king, on Flickr




In the upcoming weeks i did some paint correction. Its Interlagos Fire, it has to be looking its best!

IMG_6438 by sofa king, on Flickr



IMG_6441 by sofa king, on Flickr



While not 100% corrected, I was happy with the way it now looked. The color change was a lot more noticeable.

Stuck the Bride seats in the Z.



IBA_5335 by sofa king, on Flickr


IBA_5336 by sofa king, on Flickr



IBA_5341 by sofa king, on Flickr





After a long internal debate between Garage Mak & Nismo v3, i started to collect v3 parts.

Scored some v3 sides off a member here. #385

IMG_7741 by sofa king, on Flickr


Z1 hooked it up with a v3 Front Bumper.



IMG_7998 by sofa king, on Flickr





Collecting more parts. Rep v3 wing & Rep Top Secret Diffuser. The wing was the first rep part i'd bought in a long while so i was worried about the fitment, shockingly it fit amazing with no adjustments.


IMG_8204 by sofa king, on Flickr



All the Aero parts would sit unpainted for about 5 months. Living in a small town i was worried about the availability of finding a body shop to do good work. So i just put it off & bought a few other small parts.




Evo-R CF interior bits to cover the pathetic OEM plastics.

IMG_8468 by sofa king, on Flickr



Shine Carbon vortex generators & MCR Canards.


IMG_8607 by sofa king, on Flickr


IMG_8609 by sofa king, on Flickr

IMG_8688 by sofa king, on Flickr

IMG_8915 by sofa king, on Flickr




It was starting to become a reality, i was excited for spring time. Then a few days before Christmas while my car was parked this happened.


IMG_8870 by sofa king, on Flickr


I was even parked on the end. She hit it & kept pulling in. LUCKILY she stuck around, called the cops on herself and i was informed. I was upset but it takes a certain type of person to call the cops on yourself.


IMG_8869 by sofa king, on Flickr


IMG_8873 by sofa king, on Flickr




This was the perfect time to paint everything that had been sitting in the garage for months. Like i mentioned earlier i was hesitant about the outcome of the work & paint match.


IMG_9415 by sofa king, on Flickr



IMG_9417 by sofa king, on Flickr


IMG_9421 by sofa king, on Flickr



Needless to say, they did an incredible job!


IMG_9638 by sofa king, on Flickr



1 Day after i get the car back from the body shop, i receive my MCR hood. It was ordered in August through a group buy. Just my luck!

IMG_9443 by sofa king, on Flickr


IMG_9466 by sofa king, on Flickr


IMG_9469 by sofa king, on Flickr

IMG_9468 by sofa king, on Flickr


Fits pretty damn good & its a unique piece.
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2006 Enthusiast
18x10.5 +15 Volk TE37's
275/35 Bridgestone Potenza RE760
Nismo v3 Front bumper
Nismo v3 Side skirts
Nismo v3 (rep) rear wing
Top Secret (rep) rear diffuser
MCR Canards
MCR Hood
Tomei Expreme Ti exhaust
Fortune Auto Coils (Tru-Type)
Stance rear camber arms
Stance rear toe arms
SPL front AND rear sway bar endlinks
Hotchiks front AND rear sway bars
Z1 pop intake
Z1 intake tube
Driver Seat: Bride Euro II
Passenger Seat: Bride Ergo II
ZSpeed Undertray & Extension piece




I think at this point I'm at another 'planning' stage. Not really sure what i want to do next.
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Old 02-21-2016, 12:26 PM
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Lookin good!
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Z's looking great man! What's next in the books after getting the hood painted?

I always liked your S14. I see a few driving around here, but none of them anywhere as clean as yours was.

Edit: saw you're not too sure what to do next

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Needs more MW2 but looking good man.
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Originally Posted by abarclay View Post
Z's looking great man! What's next in the books after getting the hood painted?

I always liked your S14. I see a few driving around here, but none of them anywhere as clean as yours was.

Edit: saw you're not too sure what to do next
Thanks dude. Visually, I love the S14 but driving it left much to be desired. Maybe it was just older & worn out but I was definitely more excited to show it rather than drive it.
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Originally Posted by AroundMyHorn View Post
Needs more MW2 but looking good man.
Still the best one. I played a few weeks ago. Realized how much I lost my touch & rage quit.
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I really love your progression thread, car looks super clean. Thanks for sharing.
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This thread delivers!!. in for more updates
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Clean cars, great storyline, and way to tell it through pics!!

Awesome.... in for the continuing story!

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Woot Woot! Looking good! I gotta ask, for your hood.. it looks like it sits flush on both sides of the headlights, did you adjust the hood latch at all? I noticed on mine, it sits a little high on one side.
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sofakiing clean!

Welcome back to the forum br0... even though, it ain't the same forum of what it used to be.
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Diggity dam that's clean, what company makes that spoiler I really want a nismo V3 spoiler but I don't want to pay 2k for it through the dealer I work for haha
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Welcome back! Nice progress -- looking good.

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Originally Posted by ShadowHunter66 View Post
Woot Woot! Looking good! I gotta ask, for your hood.. it looks like it sits flush on both sides of the headlights, did you adjust the hood latch at all? I noticed on mine, it sits a little high on one side.
no adjustments at all. seems to fit like oem.
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I've always admired your S14, even back on Zilvia

Clean build, expected nothing less.
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Very nice and tastefully done! Great job and I'm following!
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Originally Posted by KJFire4Life View Post
Very nice and tastefully done! Great job and I'm following!
Thanks!



This may be a first, but i bought an OEM radio off eBay to put back in. I didn't like the way the aftermarket one looked & come to find out only about half the speakers were even wired up.



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....and my DJ Jazzy Jeff air freshener!
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Love the hood, whole car really. Very nice!
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Originally Posted by jhc View Post
Love the hood, whole car really. Very nice!




IMG_9460 by sofa king, on Flickr




I think as i get older i worry more about the small things.

I bought plastic clips to replace the missing ones under the hood & fender area. I've replaced the door handle w/ a working one & i've also replaced the passenger side window weather stripping because there was too much wind noise at speed.

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