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I'm looking into purchasing a new vehicle, and the 350z is the only car that appeals to me. I've got a few questions, as I've never researched this car before, and i honestly can't find the answers to all my questions by searching.

What kind of power does it put to the wheels, 100% stock. How much does it weigh?

What kind of differential does the car have?

What can I expect to pay for an 03, 04, or 05?

Any major problems with the older models that I should be aware of. Also, any differences in the years. I tried asking a salesman the differences, but he didn't answer me with a real answer.

Also... What kind of power can I expect to net with an intake, headers, exhaust, test pipe(s?), and a set of more aggressive cams with keeping the stock redline?

What piggybacks are out for the car?

Thanks for any help you guys offer.
 

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Most people are dynoing at 240 - 244rwhp. It weighs about 3200 lbs. , it depends on the model and tranny you get to change that weight.

LSD for every model besides Base.

03 - 22 - 23k for mint Z, 04 - 26-28k for mint, and 30k for 05 new.

Major problems for 2003 and early 04's, window grease, tire feathering, mid to late 04's and all 05's won't have any problems.

I'd say 30hp with all of those mods, it depends.

Technosquare has a reflash, the ECU department is pretty limited right now.
 

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<span style="color:darkblue">The power to the wheels will vary based on your transmission. Expect, I believe 230 - 240 for a manual, and a little less for an automatic.

All the trims weigh roughly the same, somewhere around 3200. What you pay depends on the trim you select. And as far as what you pay used, mileage can greatly affect that. Check kbb.com for an idea.

Not too much has changed between 2003 and 2004.5. There were a few minor cosmetic changes to the interior. And I believe the 2004.5 models have a different suspension than the 2003s and 2004s. nissan350ztt is jumping the gun a little bit. There's no real way of knowing what problems the 05s might have since they aren't available yet.

But he is right about the gains with all those mods. The 350Z is already pushing the VQ pretty close to it's NA limits. The only way to notice significant gains will be to go with FI.

Technosquare is the only company current offering a ECU (reflash). There are a couple of companies offering EMSs, but there isn't much out there yet.</span>
 

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30k for an 05? i knew it!

I went to the dealer a few days ago, and they had a 03 leftover brand new for 34k... I was just like... oo....k.... and slowly walked to the infinity dealership where my friend works, and is willing to give me a fully decked out g35 with the touring package, aerokit, and navigation for 36

All I want, is LSD, 6spd, and Black. I'm going to use it as a track car, so the wheels and brakes are already out the window.

How have other users faired with using afc's on the 350's?
 

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He had an 03 leftover? Are you sure it wasn't an 04? If it was an 04, the Enthusiast Roadster, Touring, Touring Roadster, and Track models all cost around or above $34k.
 

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Another thing, if all you're looking for is a track car, get the Enthusiast trim. Or, you could get the Base trim to save a few extra pounds and then add in an aftermarket LSD, like the Nismo.
 

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You wouldn't get a Base and then add an LSD? The Enthusiast carries with it a heavier rearviewmirror, heavier pedals, cruise control, and traction control
 

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Originally posted by DiRN@Aug 27 2004, 06:27 PM
You wouldn't get a Base and then add an LSD?  The Enthusiast carries with it a heavier rearviewmirror, heavier pedals, cruise control, and traction control

Why spend 800 dollars on a good differential when I can just get the stock 1 with a warranty?
 

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Sometimes people prefer the aftermarket LSD to the stock one, you save money, and you save weight.

I imagine that since this will be a track car, you aren't going to keep it 100% stock, so you'll already be voiding parts of your warranty
 

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My middle name is "N/A Guru". Here is my advice. Buy a BASE model. New or used, depending on your budget. Squeeze the dealer for the best price possible, since nobody wants a Base and he is stuck with it.

It has the same Engine, Gearbox, Clutch, Suspension, and great styling of all the more expensive models.

Then get the Nismo limited slip differntial, a good brake kit, and aftermarket wheels and tires. You will have a car that exceeds the Track for a lot less money.

Then, just for fun, get one of these (350EVO 3.9 final drive ratio)
 

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Ok, big question now, will I be able to find a 05 black/black 6spd enthusiast model for 30k?
Edit, and just so you guys know, I already have planned for what aftermarket things are going on the car
bronze te37's wrapped in azenis or an A-compound competition tire
whatever the best intake that's out, if nothing is out to my liking, just a k&n
most likely the greddy evo2 exhaust
new fd wouldn't come about until next year, and maybe a cf front splitter.
 

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Well, since they're not out right now, no. But when they come out, you should have no problem finding one in the $29-30k range.
 
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