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not currently a 350z owner, but i'm very close to getting out of school, and i am starting to research my new project car. i've been tossing around a couple different ideas. 350z, 94+ supra, c5 vette could be others. so i'll probably be reading up on the boards trying to get an idea of what kind of power and handling the 350 is capable of and for what price. if there are other popular 350 forums, post them up for me, please.

my current ride is a 2003 Hyundai Tiburon GTv6 6spd. check it out i will be adding hotshot headers to it soon, they are on my couch as we speak.

so i'll start with a couple questions :
what are the average total gains with the typical bolt ons (Intake/Headers/exhaust)?

is working on the engine difficult? for example, due to small spaces?

are their any common problems?
 

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First off welcome to the board
Nice car too btw

The Z's engine with just a few bolt ons including headers, cats, plenum (upper intake manifold), exhaust, intake, and pulley will probably net you around 25 or so hp. It takes a lot to pull a few hp out of this already well built engine. Going in and doing new cams, lighter flywheel, etc can get you to a near 300 rwhp. Only a couple people have gotten their Z's over 300rwhp N/A. You will definately need F/I to get over the 300 mark. Many F/I setups are well over 400rwhp.
Engine work isnt too difficult for basic mods but I havent gone in and done serious engine work yet.
A few common problems have been cleared up. These include uneven front tire wear, grease streaks on windows, and a a couple interior rattles. Nothing serious though and the newer Z's seem to be almost trouble free.
Any more questions just let us know. Lots of good knowledgeable people here.
 

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Welcome to the board. Make sure to check out the How To section, it'll give you an idea of what working on the Z is like.

Like Dave said, there isn't a whole lot of room to get extra power out of the engine if you stay N/A, so if you're looking for some serious gains and you're opposed to F/I, then the Z may not be right for you.

In fact, if you ask me, I'd say get the [drool]C5[/drool].</span>
 

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welcome to the board!! yea dave has hit it right on the nose, you will have to go FI to get over 300hp. remember this car just came out so the mods are really starting to come out. i can only imagine that within a year the mods for this car are going to be outrageous.
 

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Originally posted by 350z@Aug 30 2004, 08:59 AM
welcome to the board!!  yea dave has hit it right on the nose, you will have to go FI to get over 300hp.  remember this car just came out so the mods are really starting to come out.  i can only imagine that within a year the mods for this car are going to be outrageous.

first thanks for the compliments on my car. its a work in progress, but whose car is ever finished?

yea I can relate about not having enough parts since the car is so new. if you think finding new parts for a nissan is hard, try finding new parts for a hyundai. its a lot better now than when i first got my car. hyundai is finnaly making a small name for itself in the tuning market, but for a while it was very tough.

FI is deffinatly the direction i want to go with my next car. and since this will be my second second car i wont have the install time limit problems i have with my current daily driver.

I have to give props to nissan for engineering their cars well, I almost bought a Spec-V instead of my tib, but the hyundai salesman treated me better, gave me a huge discount, and i just am not a 4 door person.

all the FI setups you guys are talking about all run on stock internals? i've read up on the greddy TT kit a little, 3.5psi doesnt seem like much but the restults (350whp) seem to say the engine loves boost. would that be a correct statement? i guess in general the stock engine can handle 400+ whp with a proper tune?
 
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