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Forum: Forced Induction Yesterday, 08:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 221
Posted By dcains
You might want to do a bit more research. No...

You might want to do a bit more research. No such thing as a "budget turbo" for a Z33. You bought the wrong car.
Forum: Maintenance & Repair 05-18-2017, 12:57 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 208
Posted By dcains
Seat belt retractors also need to be replaced. ...

Seat belt retractors also need to be replaced. The whole operation is quite $$$. The clock spring, too, in the steering wheel. I'm not home, or I'd pull my invoice for you from when mine was done....
Forum: 370Z Maintenance & Repair 05-17-2017, 04:22 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 276
Posted By dcains
https://www.z1motorsports.com/suspension/z1-motors...

https://www.z1motorsports.com/suspension/z1-motorsports/z1-motorsports-rear-differential-bushing-sleeve-p-9629.html
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Forum: Brakes & Suspension 05-15-2017, 07:55 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 257
Posted By dcains
Looks pretty good, but the problem with the...

Looks pretty good, but the problem with the Brembo's is they're not all the same color. Get them hot at a track session, for example, and that pretty gold gets baked to a much more brown shade of...
Forum: Exterior & Interior 05-15-2017, 03:38 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 423
Posted By dcains
Those seats can easily be restored to like-new...

Those seats can easily be restored to like-new condition, with a little work. The best, by far, leather cleaner and conditioner I have ever used is made by Gliptone. It has worked miracles on 25+...
Forum: New Owners 05-14-2017, 06:08 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 383
Posted By dcains
Sounds like a great deal. Enjoy it and keep the...

Sounds like a great deal. Enjoy it and keep the shiny side up.
Forum: 2003-2009 Nissan 350Z 05-14-2017, 08:32 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 449
Posted By dcains
I don't know what you expect from your posts. No...

I don't know what you expect from your posts. No one can remotely confirm whatever problem your car has. I guess you'll have to find a mechanic you can trust, and go from there.
Forum: 2003-2009 Nissan 350Z 05-13-2017, 05:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 581
Posted By dcains
Put the stock hood back on.

Put the stock hood back on.
Forum: 2003-2009 Nissan 350Z 05-08-2017, 10:01 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 875
Posted By dcains
It's the forum of no common sense, no basic...

It's the forum of no common sense, no basic diagnostic skills, and no searching before asking the most basic questions.
Forum: Autocross/Road 05-06-2017, 06:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 379
Posted By dcains
Do you have aftermarket sway bars installed? So...

Do you have aftermarket sway bars installed? So often I see guys saying they just got a set of adjustable bars, and right away they think setting them on full stiff is the ideal setup.
Forum: Wheels & Tires 05-04-2017, 07:16 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 308
Posted By dcains
I just bought some motor oil and a filter, and I...

I just bought some motor oil and a filter, and I need to know which car will work with them.
Forum: 2003-2009 Nissan 350Z 05-04-2017, 07:12 AM
Replies: 13,329
Views: 923,592
Posted By dcains
Get one of these: ...

Get one of these:

http://www.fumotousa.com/results.php?make=62&year=2008&model=28716&makeid=NISSAN&modelid=350Z++3.5L++V6

I've had one on my Z for maybe 5 years, and it's been leak-free and it...
Forum: 2003-2009 Nissan 350Z 05-02-2017, 03:28 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 744
Posted By dcains
No, it's intellectual. He;s trying to steal his...

No, it's intellectual. He;s trying to steal his own car, and just doesn't get why he can't. One of the dumbest threads I've ever seen on this site.
Forum: Audio & Video 04-30-2017, 06:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 367
Posted By dcains
Good choice.

Good choice.
Forum: 2003-2009 Nissan 350Z 04-28-2017, 06:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 395
Posted By dcains
Nothing wrong with the original airbox and filter...

Nothing wrong with the original airbox and filter on that car. Use an OEM Nissan filter or a Purolator.
Forum: Brakes & Suspension 04-28-2017, 10:30 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 523
Posted By dcains
I've got the Centric/StopTech drilled/slotted and...

I've got the Centric/StopTech drilled/slotted and EBC Redstuff pads in my Brembo's. Great bite hot or cold, zero noise, and truly no dust, which is amazing. I sometimes go a month or longer without...
Forum: 2003-2009 Nissan 350Z 04-26-2017, 12:00 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,051
Posted By dcains
We don't have those, but several years ago I...

We don't have those, but several years ago I recall they were available with colored tread. Supposedly pulled from the market due to gang members using them to tag their territory with colored...
Forum: New Owners 04-24-2017, 06:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 364
Posted By dcains
Really, two threads for this? If you had...

Really, two threads for this? If you had searched you would have found 100 discussions about this already.
Forum: New Owners 04-22-2017, 01:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 411
Posted By dcains
yeah, lightweight wheels make a huge difference...

yeah, lightweight wheels make a huge difference on the Z. I was quite surprised at the difference I could feel going from the ~25 pound OEM wheels to a set of ~18 pound Rays wheels.
Forum: New Owners 04-22-2017, 12:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 411
Posted By dcains
Nice car (Uncle, too) and it looks to be in great...

Nice car (Uncle, too) and it looks to be in great shape. Don't Dugan it (someday you'll figure out what that means).
Forum: Exterior & Interior 04-21-2017, 10:18 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 455
Posted By dcains
The black ones are totally interchangeable with...

The black ones are totally interchangeable with the aluminum ones. Just depends on which you prefer. It seems that Nissan installed either, somewhat randomly, at least on the later cars. I've seen...
Forum: 2003-2009 Nissan 350Z 04-20-2017, 07:03 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 505
Posted By dcains
No, the VLSD is inside the pumpkin - not related...

No, the VLSD is inside the pumpkin - not related to ABS/TCS/VDC). The ABS is a 4-channel system, and it derives each wheel's speed signal from a toothed hub on each corner of the car (on the stub...
Forum: Exterior & Interior 04-17-2017, 12:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 515
Posted By dcains
Depends on how bad yours are. I'd recommend...

Depends on how bad yours are. I'd recommend trying the kit from Mothers:

http://www.mothers.com/02_products/07251.html?gclid=CNepq56srNMCFdgPgQodYEMO2A

You need a power drill, which saves a...
Forum: Brakes & Suspension 04-13-2017, 09:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 515
Posted By dcains
The MOST important thing to do when replacing...

The MOST important thing to do when replacing brake lines (and/or calipers) is to cap off the brake fittings at the chassis connection while you're working, to avoid draining the system. The rubber...
Forum: Intake Exhaust 04-10-2017, 02:34 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 234
Posted By dcains
All the same.

All the same.
Forum: New Owners 04-10-2017, 02:30 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 455
Posted By dcains
First thing you NEED to do is find and repair the...

First thing you NEED to do is find and repair the coolant leak. Don't drive the car in that condition, as overheating can and will destroy the engine in no time.
Forum: Brakes 04-08-2017, 02:49 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 605
Posted By dcains
Those are for the standard brakes, not Brembo.

Those are for the standard brakes, not Brembo.
Forum: Exterior & Interior 04-07-2017, 12:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 527
Posted By dcains
Those rear quarters, like the front frame rails,...

Those rear quarters, like the front frame rails, are deformable structures meant to absorb energy and protect you in a crash. Their integrity doesn't come back to normal. Even if you wanted to try,...
Forum: Brakes & Suspension 03-28-2017, 05:37 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,296
Posted By dcains
I've got these Centric rotors on my '08, which...

I've got these Centric rotors on my '08, which were included new with a set used Brembo calipers I bought several years ago. I had them, so why not try, even though they're a mid/low priced rotor. ...
Forum: New Owners 03-25-2017, 03:04 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 423
Posted By dcains
That's all marketing bullish!t, for the...

That's all marketing bullish!t, for the uninformed consumer. What exactly does a year mean, anyway? How I drive my car in a year may be very different than you, right? What will work well in your...
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