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Hi all.
I just purchased a 35th Aniversary 350Z in Pewter with the intention of adding a few mods. I am interested in what you think about the intended mod list. Good? Bad? any forseen issues.
thanks :shiftdrive:

Engine & Drivetrain:
APS TT Kit with dual 2.5" cat back sports exhaust
ATS Tripple Plate Carbon Clutch & Flywheel
OS Giken 350z LSD
thinking of a short shifter??

Suspension:
350EVO Front & Rear Sway Bars
Nismo S-Tune Suspension/Coilovers Kit

Body:
Nismo Lip Spoiler
Nismo Rear Wing
Nismo Side Skirts
C-West 350Z Rear Skirts (loved David's body kit "ZTRACK")

Wheels: I do get the fairly nice 2005 OEM 18" set but think I need to put more rubber to the road. SO am thinking of one of the following with 255's front and 275's rear.
Nismo LMGT4 or
Volk 19 GTC or GT-AV or GT-V

Electronics:
?? Not really sure what i need here
i.e turbo gauges, temp etc - any comments?
 

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yeah youre mod list is nice. however the twin turbo you want will force you to forge the engine and rebuild it from the ground up. you could maybe run about 7-8 psi on a stock engine but otherwise youll blow the pistons and everything easily. i dont know if you know what your getting into but ill just state your potential cost in case you dont. ill add the prices to your original post above.

So basically in total your looking at 20k or so easy. That is parts alone. now a couple grand to forge the internals. and all the money to install all of this stuff unless you can do it on your own. and were probly talking 40-45 grand maybe. im no expert on this because i wanna stay N/A for a while but this is a lot of time and a lot of money. if you really wanna go f/i id say do it in stages unless you got the cash to lay down all at once. im not sure exactly on totals bc i dont know how much you can get all the installs for but its a general ballpark. but if you got the cash more power to you man. good luck
 

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Welcome! Nice list you have there. Just get it all; let the shop sort it out. :wink:
 

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yeah youre mod list is nice. however the twin turbo you want will force you to forge the engine and rebuild it from the ground up. you could maybe run about 7-8 psi on a stock engine but otherwise youll blow the pistons and everything easily. i dont know if you know what your getting into but ill just state your potential cost in case you dont. ill add the prices to your original post above.

So basically in total your looking at 20k or so easy. That is parts alone. now a couple grand to forge the internals. and all the money to install all of this stuff unless you can do it on your own. and were probly talking 40-45 grand maybe. im no expert on this because i wanna stay N/A for a while but this is a lot of time and a lot of money. if you really wanna go f/i id say do it in stages unless you got the cash to lay down all at once. im not sure exactly on totals bc i dont know how much you can get all the installs for but its a general ballpark. but if you got the cash more power to you man. good luck
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[/quote]Please send me a link to an APS tt z blowing up. While I do agree that it will cost about 10-12 grand to turbo the z, I disagree that he will be forced to forge the engine unless you can provide the link requested above.
 

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Although since you said Pewter and not Silverstone, I'm guessing you're from Australia, so these prices probably wouldn't be the same for you
 

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Although since you said Pewter and not Silverstone, I'm guessing you're from Australia, so these prices probably wouldn't be the same for you
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Your right - being Pewter it is an AUS car. I am in Melbourne.
 

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Your pricing is pretty accurate. Of Coarse I have to calculate US to AUS when importing some of this gear + freight + duty etc...... $%##. Everythings less in the US$!

At this stage I am only going to run a low boost level to see where i get the car's output to. So no plans to rebuild the engine from the ground up.

APS are based in melbourne here, and will be doing the TT work themselves. They have told me no need to rebuild at this stage, and evidently do a lot of fine tuning during the install to make sure everything is OK.

Anyone got recommedations on whether I really need all the turbo monitoring electronics?
 

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Yeah, I think you were pretty accurate. I just meant that some stuff would be more expensive in the US (like the APS stuff) and some stuff would be more expensive in Australia. Plus, he then needs to do the conversion. I wasn't challenging your prices, just warning him
 

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You will want to keep an eye on the air/fuel ratio and the boost pressure, so I would recommend installing at least those two gauges (wideband A/F and a boost gauge). Fuel pressure and exhaust gas temperature (F/P & EGT) are useful as well.
 

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dirn i didnt think you were challenging my prices. im just more of an N/A guy so i wasnt sure if i was off base. the question was more of a curiousity thing. thanks
 

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hotz congrats on the purchase

i just bought a Z in Melb as well

im really interested in seeing what kind of power APS get with the Anniversary model. You can run a bit more boost than the 206kw guys because of the stronger rods and other internals mods (designed to lift the rev limit safely), and with the VCT on intake and exhaust, and the larger intake, you should get more power even at the same boost
 

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Thats really good to know. I knew they had toughened the internals a little, it will be interesting to see what APS say about the boost pressure. I am going to run the car in for a few thousand KM's just so any factory defects/faults (if any) are picked up before I void my warranty. That will be a long wait!

Do you have or are you intening to get an APS TT kit as well?
 

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You will want to keep an eye on the air/fuel ratio and the boost pressure, so I would recommend installing at least those two gauges (wideband A/F and a boost gauge). Fuel pressure and exhaust gas temperature (F/P & EGT) are useful as well.
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yeah thought as much, thanks for the info. Are you happy with the gauges you have installed in your car? Your mod list looks very nice.

I guess a turbo timer is probably recommended as well?
 

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im not sure, i probably will in the future when the car starts feeling a bit slow. But i will do rims and suspension before anything like that i think. My first major mod will be a big ICE setup, thats what im into re car modding

ive only done 300kms so far, im still getting used to the car, especially the clutch, i still cant perform smooth shifts yet

where did u buy ur car from?

ud want at least 10K kms on the car before doing the APS kit, just to make sure the engine is properly bed in
 

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Will you be trading your old rims in? if so what sort of money will you get for them?
I bought the 35th from Northern Nissan in bundoora (near greensborough).

Yeah i may leave it run in a little longer - i will talk to APS about this.

What sort of ICE setup are you looking at?
 

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You will want to keep an eye on the air/fuel ratio and the boost pressure, so I would recommend installing at least those two gauges (wideband A/F and a boost gauge). Fuel pressure and exhaust gas temperature (F/P & EGT) are useful as well.
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yeah thought as much, thanks for the info. Are you happy with the gauges you have installed in your car? Your mod list looks very nice.

I guess a turbo timer is probably recommended as well?
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Thanks for the compliment.

I didn't want to install additional gauges in the cockpit, but they are useful. A custom a-pillar was made to house the A/F and boost gauges...can be seen in my garage on this site. (I think there is a pic of it...if not I'll add one) There are other options for install locations.

A timer is easy to install and they are not expensive. You can do without it, but if you've been into boost and forget to sit in the car a let the motor circulate fluids through the system, cooling and lubricating...longevity of the parts will suffer. Good to have for peace of mind....and one will fit perfectly in the sunglass holder.
 

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