I finally bought all the parts for the interior.....center cubby door..and top center console ...now my z looks brand new inside,,,,It wasent easy to replace....but finally after 90 minutes its finally done.
Blew my diff bushing in sub frame. Bought energy suspension sub frame bushings, spl solid differential mount bushings, and Z1 trans mount. Got all that installed but need engine mounts from Z1, who were out of stock of the engine mounts. Hope I get it this week.
Yesterday, after a few weeks finally replacing lower controls and ball joints, I washed my car and then took her to get aligned and put new front tires on. Apparently my car was so far out of alignment their machine couldn't read it. XD
Installed carbon fiber headlight shadow trim on the front bumper.
Saw these advertised on ebay.Previously bought some CF from the same
They were super easy to put on.The pieces on the car in person look much better than the ad pic.
Gives my Z's stock bumper a new look.
I will take my car in for Summer tires, new pedals, upgrade to full LED replacements for all lighting, replace headlamp housing, install backup camera and then start major Spring clean and buff. Winter's finally over!
Sealed over the top windshield strip seal with black glass sealant.
I was paranoid the water would be getting in under the wind shield and into the A pillar possibly during a wash or when raining.
It's a small issue but quite common I have discovered. To get it fixed properly I was advised they would need to re-seal the wind shield again however there is a chance the windshield would break during the procedure and I will need to buy a new windshield.
I applied 3 beads of sealant and smoothed it over and pressed the sealant in with a rubber glove on. Looks almost factory. Cost....25 cents.
replaced my LHF wheel bearing.
road test yesterday left me grinning, the 70-80kmh+ oscillation was gone!!!
i am sure our cars arent meant to only be driven to 60kmh so this repair has given me more confidence in not only higher freeway speeds but in my own workmanship, although i swore off on not working on cars this year. the saving of close to $1k was too tempting.
it was really strange the failure was barely audibly from the bearing with the wheel on but on removing the wheel and spinning the hub i could hear a light "tick tick" sound from the bearing. there was zero play however under weight load that may have been a different story. compared to the brand new bearing there is no sound at all.
with the $$$ savings i can take the wife to dinner and purchase an annual subscription to my favorite car magazine...happy days!!!!
Well guys, I decided to install My DGR coilovers. There are a few good DIY install videos out there already so i didnt feel the need to make my own, just wanted to show the coils, a few pics, and answer any questions if you have any.
These Coils have the true coil setup in the front, and a seperate shock/spring combo in the rear.
-initial impression of the coils was good. Packaged well, clear instruction booklet.
-install really was pretty simple. Prepare yourself if you dont know what your doing, watch the videos, read DIY's, etc...youll pick up some cool tricks. Also, have some decent tools to break those bolts free. I did the front 2 on a thursday afternoon, and the rears the next morning. All-in-All ide say 6 hours for the install, another 6 or so adjusting and tweaking. remember this would of gone a lot faster if i had a buddy helping out.
-I first put them on as close to stock height as i could get them, then adjusted from there. I have some before pics, need to get some good ones after the drop, and ill upload those in the next couple of days.
-I installed them on Full soft at first, just to test the waters and see the ride characteristics. After my alignment, she drives like a charm. No bounce on full soft, but still stiff enough to come in to turns pretty hot. good for Dailying, which i DO daily my Z. that said, i turned em to full stiff and man.....:grin::grin::grin: its butter baby. Dont get me wrong, there is some bounce, but **** ill take it.
-Car drives so good. responsiveness is way better, almost 0 body roll, i feel comfortable at very high entrance speeds. Overall i am extrememly satisfied with the performance upgrade these coils provided me over stock. if your willing to "sacrifice" a little bit of comfort, and gain a signifigant amount of handling, get some coils. Well see how these hold up and ill update if anything changes.
While we've been sheltering-in-place for weeks, I've found my '03 preorder track model Z to be a respite. Whether it's driving to the grocery store, or maybe across town to pickup dinner from one of our favorite restaurants, it remains a joy to drive. From the solid feel of the gearshift with...
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My 2005 GT roadster has needed a new top for a couple of years. It spends most of it's time in the garage and, I retired in 2018 so it hasn't prime on my "todo" list.
A couple of years back, the famous (or infamous) Zcar Garage mentioned "nearly $2,000" from their referral store for a first...
Top won't go down sometimes. I can hear the motor , the passenger window goes down then it stops.
I took it to a local garage they made it work once then it quit again.
called Nissan, they want $150.00 for estimate and they will not use aftermarket parts. I looked up parts at Nissan and it...
Im thinking about getting a Z. I’m wondering if I put just bolt on mods as well as new wheels and tires but no tune will I be gaining horsepower. I don’t want a Z that is like a race car with a lot of hp I want one that I can take up to some roads and cruise but also have some good speed...
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