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Like a kid a Disneyland, like a virgin sneaking into a sorority house, like a....you get the picture.

Yes, you read that right she's finally home now. I hate to start this thread w/o pics of the finished product, but I couldn't wait to tell everyone. I will post threads asap tomorrow!!!

I picked up my Z around 430 with Todd (aka 350zdcalb) and went for a good long drive. Eventhough I kept it under 3500RPMs, she was begging for more but my will was strong. Crazy though, eventhough I kept it low, with my new wastegate springs that are rated for 11.5psi, boost kept creeping up on me. At one point I saw 5psi. The original plan was to wait like 2 weeks for the tuning, but I think I will have to cut that back to 1 week because it might be too risky to try and keep my boost down. Don't worry though, it was street tuned up to 4000 RPMS and is safe to drive. I will definately put at least 1k miles on it for the breakin period. I will wait to give reviews on things such as the new ATS Twin plate carbon clutch after a week of driving. But, I will say launching could never be easier, and it never even died on me.
And the body kit, OMFG, so freakin SIC!!! If you thought my Z was low before...Just wait for those pics.
Since I don't list my mods in my sig, here is a list of the goodies on her now:
My Mods:
Items with an * are newly installed during my Forged Internals Project
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Initial D Front bumper*
Initial D Rear bumper*
GReddy side skirts
Stillen rear spoiler*
One Z on my Rear bumper*
Z-Xtreme grounding kit (blue)*
Polished Plenum*
JIC Strut bar Polished
Polished Radiator Cooling Panel
Samco Sport Hose kit(Blue)*
Tein Hood Dampers custom painted blue*
Nismo rad cap
Eibach Lowering Springs
Custom Painted Battery Cover
Custom Painted Brake fluid cover
Custom Painted Pwr Steering cap
Z license plate
Custom Valentine1 Radar Mount*
Volk SF Challenge in Rays Metal Coat* ON THE WAY, I GOT TRACKING #S!!!!
19x9.5,19x10.5
tires: BF Goodrich g-force TA KDW*
245/35r19 front
285/35r19 Rear

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GReddy Twin Turbo with
.8Bar Tial Wastegate springs* aka 11.5psi
GReddy FMIC
GReddy Profec e-01 boost controller
GReddy Timing Harness
GReddy Turbo Timer* with CF plate
GReddy EO-1 to emange wire*
GReddy Type RS blow off valve*ON THE WAY
ATS Twin Plate Carbon Clutch*
Forged Internals:
Pauter Connecting rods*
Arias pistons 8.6:1 CR*
ARP Main studs*
ARP Head studs*
ARP Rod bolts*
Walbro 255 fuel pump
AAM Fuel Return System*
RC 550s fuel injectors*
Defi BF series:
Boost gauge*
Oil Press gauge*
EGT Gauge*
Defi Control Box*
Autometer single pod*
AEM AFR gauge*
APS Oil Pan*
Stillen Race Pipes
Stillen SS Exhaust Dual Wall tips
NGK one step colder plugs
UR racing pulley set(blue)*
Koyo Aluminum Radiator*
NISMO Thermostat* TO BE INSTALLED
B & M short shifter
Hawk HPS high performance brake pads
NX switch panel(future NX intercooler sprayer)


SPECIAL THANKS TO:
SpeedLab in Albuquerque, NM: Rebuilt the engine and now working on Todd's rebuilt Z. This will definately be the place for Z rebuilds in this little foreign country I call New Mexico
www.nonstopmotorsports.com My sponsor, this is where I bought my TT, gauges, wheels and lots of other goodies.
Performance Nissan for my new crank and few other rebuild goodies such as bearings.
Sharif (aka gq_626) for being a TT fountain of knowledge.
Everyone else on the "forums" that put up with my whinny a$$ while my Z was getting a transplant.
 

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Congrats Ernie!!!!! You are going to have one sick a$$ Z. In a few weeks let the new stories begin!!
 

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Thanks, its so hard to drive like a granny during the break in!
 

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Congratulations Ernie! :clap: :clap: :clap:

Keep us up to date and have fun "puttering" around for awhile...then turn her loose.
 

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Congrats on getting her finished, now post some freakin pictures!!!

I have to get my car finished up soon too, I am about 80% with the parts but still have yet to get things installed. Hopefully in a few months time.
 

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**** Deep, you did your body kit exactly the way that I planed to do mine. I also was going to update with pic real soon but I only have the front bumper and a carbon hood. I can't wait to see what it looks like!! I wish I could feel what it drives like!!! :irock: :yourock: :irock:
 

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Finally some pics...mind you...
1) Crappy light this morning
2) I haven't detailed the beast
3) Volks SF-Challenge are coming in next week
4) Yeah, I still have the headlight covers on, still debating.

Here you can see the local Himalayas in the background...




TALK ABOUT SOME AIRFLOW TO THE FMIC!!!

Shameless plug, www.nonstopmotorsports.com :)

 

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Engine Bay pics...






 

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Didn't even realize I still have the shop tag on my keys,lol.

Bad pic of the turbo timer



NX switch panel for future FMIC sprayer



CF Plate for Profec coming soon.


 

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:faint: :drool: :yourock:
 

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amazing, simply amazing.

you're my hero too...
 

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Thanks everyone!

The jury still out whether or not to keep the headlight covers. Comments welcomed.
 

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Looks incredible ernie. My vote is nay on the headlight covers though. Besides that absoultely stunning. Cant wait to see rim pics
 

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Ernie - congrats on finally getting your ride done :cheers:
Hope that the frist 1000 or so miles go quickly, as I'm dying to read one of your kill stories!!! :yourock:

I'd suggest the removal of the covers. Maybe have boodiemike do the headlights for you & sweet talk Josh (Toykilla) into doing your tails.

Maybe like mine:
 

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