Frosty, what do you mean? Well, I got the spacer in the group buy, ages ago. On my credit card I was charged AU$295 that's with the US$87.80 group buy discount. I guess some of that money went to Paypal since I've used them to pay for it. On the independent dynos in USA it made around 10hp gain at the top end. I'm not sure what gains I would get since I don't have an exhaust since in the aussie Zs the exhaust is the most restrictive part.
The quality and finish of it is excellent, as you can see it's very very shiny, but when it is installed it's impossible to tell that it's there. The spacer is angled, so it gives more air to the front cylinders and it works with the OEM strut bar and cover.
If I sell it I might temporarily get a charade like apsilon did, until I get a job. After that I'm probably going to get a Z again. Unless I get my hands on an NSX in a decent condition at a reasonable price, I always liked that car and it has a lot of the things that I want. Camber, toe and caster adjustment. Will last forever without becoming a rust bucket. Also it's easy to add mods myself (since I like all the DIY stuff). And with a supercharger kit it's a 12second car over a 1/4 mile and it's extremely reliable, but considering that there are only 150 of this cars in australia and only 70 of them are manuals, I don't think I'll be able to find one that I like.
By the way, that specific NSX was a track rat, so it has been trashed a lot. I wouldn't go for it myself, since it's spent 95% of it's time at the track and the rest just driving back and from it. I would get a stock NSX myself and that wouldn't be hard since no one modifies them in australia.
Well theres alot of quick little cars out there which are really run to drive because of their light weight. So just because your forced to sell your big performance car doesnt mean you cant get a small performance car.
$5K and Below
RWD Corrolla with a 4AGE
Suzuki Swift GTI
Around the $10-15K mark:
Older 200sx with SR20DET
180sx with SR20DET
Really sorry to hear that man.... sad to see another zed driver is gonna sell the zed again... and also hope things will get better for you!!! All the best
As for the NSX, I think the maintenance cost will be a lot higher than the zed and also the year of the car does matter too... you gotta be careful while choosing those older year cars as many parts might be due for change already! That was what happened to my e36 m3 and I paid like **** a lot to swap things over...
Richie, I've decided to keep my car for a while longer after going through the figures with my accountant. As for NSX well, the expensive things in it are tires, it eats them up very very fast because of the aggressive suspension setup. And then there's valve adjustment and timing belt change. Other then that, there isn't much. If I would get it, it wouldn't be my daily driver. But since I've decided to keep the car (for now that is), NSX is out of the picture.
Nuff - glad to hear that you'll be keeping your Zed for now at least. Hopefully you land a higher paying position then you can keep the Zed as a daily driver and get an NSX cheaply as your weekend play toy!
Thanks guys, It's a good time, but I think I was asking too much, the market isn't the same any more, considering that there's not as many contracts as there used to be. So KY, I don't think I'll be able to have a Z and NSX at the same time Maybe in few years time.
And I'm going to install the spacer in the next few days as well. It looks like a quiet easy install, I'll just have to be careful with the torque specs for the plenum bolts, since some people have stripped the threads from the lower plenum.
Good to know that you are keeping this baby.... and also we will love to see some number or even just the feedback on the spacer that you are gonna install! Are you gonna do the unichip as well with the spacer as will it make the car leaner with more air? *hint hint*... I still have my unichip for sale... STILL...
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