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post #1 of 33 (permalink) Old 08-02-2005, 06:36 AM Thread Starter
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List the TWO worst, most useless or disliked mods you've done to the Z.

Be interesting to see what the money wasters are - save others the money.


For me -

Grounding wires - bloody total waste! Not worth the battery power to photo!


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great idea frizilicious

i vote to make both these threads sticky

my worst mods:

the suitegraffix carbon fibre b-pillars. Bought these all excited, and have yet to fit them. I keep dry fitting them at least once a week, and still convinced it doesnt suit the car. But why? CF looks hot against black. I think its the color of the CF

i wouldnt say this a worst mod, more pointless. I spent a whole week, no shit, painting the battery and fluid covers. I kept having problems with the paint sticking, so i sanded them back at least 3 times. I finally got the temp in the garage right with a plug in heater, but had too much condemsation making the paint dry cloudy, so after each coat i had to give them a light cut with Farecla G10. Finally got them looking good, cleared with the same condemsation problems, and then spent another 2 days spraying the silver lettering and wiping away the excess with thinners on a bag of cotton ear buds. Put them in the car and wow, they're still black, only glossy now

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The SSR intake manifold is a waste of funds for forced induction. Stick with the Kinetix SSV, APS or Crawford.

The Tein Flex suspension may not be a total waste, but there are better options available unless you just have to have in cabin dampening control. It did not allevilate the bouncy ride and was stiffer than OE suspension even on the "full soft" #16 setting front & rear. Also a PITA to adjust the ride height. Opinions will differ on this mod but I was never satisfied with the setup.


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Yeah, I can&#39;t really say any of the mods I have so far were a waste. Even the grounding kit.. it really did smooth out my rough idle.
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[b]Yeah, I can&#39;t really say any of the mods I have so far were a waste.* Even the grounding kit.. it really did smooth out my rough idle.
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The grounding kit helped the 5AT shift smoother (additional wire w/kit for 5AT)...so for little money I was o-k with that mod too.
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Every single N/A mod I purchased..lol
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[b]Yeah, I can&#39;t really say any of the mods I have so far were a waste. Even the grounding kit.. it really did smooth out my rough idle.
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The grounding kit helped the 5AT shift smoother (additional wire w/kit for 5AT)...so for little money I was o-k with that mod too.
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I sincerely think it smoothed out the shifting too Kenny!!!!

Well, worst were the elegantwooddesigns CF door handle inserts.....because I tried to intall them over the winter and clean broke them in half Whoops. Let&#39;s see......nothing else that I am not happy with!!!!! Well right now the rustless lug nuts and the wheel locks are useless b/c I have yet to install them Sitting in the front hallway collecting dust, gotta get around to it one day...............

Hey Tpiace, your B pillar covers in CF don&#39;t look right? I got Varis Racing ones and they are perfect IMO. They were flexible as well, made it easier to fit.....Can you post pics of the color of the CF? Is it too grey or what? Thanks (oh and you cracked me up w/ "they are still black, but shiney" LOL





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So far its the Unichip.

Thanks to the wonders of a modern, learning ECU its learnt around the programming of my piggyback (which is static and can&#39;t learn around the factory ECU).

As such, several hundred dollars and a few days after I get it tuned I&#39;m making the same amount of power I did before installing it.


My tuner thinks they might have a resolution, so I might retract this comment at a later date.

Aside from that, my CAI hasn&#39;t made a noticable difference. But at AUD$10 its hardly a big loss.

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Understeer is when you hit the tree with the front wheel.
Oversteer is when you hit it with the back.
Horsepower is how hard you hit the tree...
Torque is how far you drag it...
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topic already been discussed

https://www.350z-tech.com/forums/index.php?...topic=8167&st=0

we had one already
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My vote would probably be SSR/SFR intake manifold and grounding kit.

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