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Old 11-16-2018, 03:51 PM
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You could organize a G37 meetup for 2019. This year was the first year without one in five years. However, I question how many people you could sign up that far away from the Northeast states, where it seems the bulk of attendees were always coming from. New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts, Maryland, etc.

Be forewarned, It's difficult organizing a car meet of any size. But if I can get wherever it is in 4 to 6 hours, I'd do that.
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Old 11-16-2018, 04:02 PM
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I might consider going to a meet if I am available, but unfortunately I don't have the time to organize something like that.
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Old 11-29-2018, 12:14 PM
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Z1 Motorsports Polyurethane Motor Mounts

Couldn't resist a Black Friday Sale at Z1 Motorsports. After years of circling around this mod, and finally getting some very positive feedback from 4DRZ once his mounts were installed, I ordered a pair of polyurethane Motor Mounts.

Tiny things, actually. But I'm expecting a big smile driving the car after they get installed... which won't be until Spring 2019. Until then, they sit in the corner of my office and mock me with anticipation.


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Bell Raceworks Rear Differential Brace

Another suspension toy waiting for Springtime.

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Old 01-22-2019, 06:55 PM
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Nice! Curious to hear your impressions on this once you get it installed.
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Originally Posted by 2GoRNot2G View Post
Nice! Curious to hear your impressions on this once you get it installed.
Absolutely! The diff brace should be a simple DIY project, on my back with the car's back end up on ramps. But if I have the shop swap engine mounts before I get to that, then I might do the diff brace at the same time, while it's on the lift. However it happens this Spring, I'm pretty jazzed up at the idea of taking throttle response up a notch, and making the car a little more... tense, I guess is the word.

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Old 02-02-2019, 12:03 AM
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Been thinking about those mounts, was hoping you'd get them installed before I decide to pull the trigger... : P
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Old 02-02-2019, 11:16 AM
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Originally Posted by MNfiniti View Post
Been thinking about those mounts, was hoping you'd get them installed before I decide to pull the trigger... : P
If you are talking about the motor mounts or differential mount I have both of them installed already. You can see info. about them in my build thread. Both are in the last few pages as they are relatively recent. I also have a review of the differential mount that spurred the recent group buy. Feel free to post up any questions on either thread.

Build thread: https://www.myg37.com/forums/build-t...spd-sedan.html

Rear differential thread: https://www.myg37.com/forums/drivetr...ial-brace.html
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Absolutely! The diff brace should be a simple DIY project, on my back with the car's back end up on ramps. But if I have the shop swap engine mounts before I get to that, then I might do the diff brace at the same time, while it's on the lift. However it happens this Spring, I'm pretty jazzed up at the idea of taking throttle response up a notch, and making the car a little more... tense, I guess is the word.
Yeah, as the Brits like to say, it definitely looks like a nice piece of kit. I think it should definitely firm up the off throttle to on throttle transitions (and vice-versa)... just wondering if it is going to add any unwanted harshness and/or vibrations to the drivetrain, so I'm curious to hear your opinions once you get it installed.
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In November 2016, I was having a problem starting the car. Turned out it was the clutch position sensor and a 20 minute, $20 fix. But around that time, I was thinking the original battery was 5 years old, so let's proactively replace it before it becomes a problem. And if it were part of the problem I was experiencing (it wasn't), all the better. So I spent $120 on an OEM replacement (which I believe is an Infiniti-rebranded Interstate Battery.)

Fast forward two and a half years, to last month, when the car began having a hard time starting in the morning, when bone cold out. I thought perhaps the battery was going bad, and maybe I could just wait it out until the warm weather arrived. Well, that didn't happen, and it died on me yesterday. No so much that it was "dead" per se, but it couldn't turn over the car.

So I took it out of the engine bay (which is a major PITA, what with the two engine trim panels and all), and I drove it right back to the Infiniti dealership where I bought it over the counter. They pro-rated the replacement at 30% off, took the core replacement, and charged me $85, which is pretty good in that they're now using batteries with 700 CCA, instead of the original 580 CCA.

So anyway, that happened yesterday. That's my boring car story.
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I ran into a similar issue with my original battery recently. I found it odd that they have a much better warranty on a replacement battery than they do on the battery that came with the car (3yr vs. 6yr). Does anyone else think that is strange?
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Headlight Bulbs

Replaced my original OEM headlight bulbs yesterday. Wow, what a difference! I knew the original bulbs were getting weak, but didn't realize the difference would be so dramatic. It's like brand new again.

Also removed my winter spacers, and swapped out my duckfeet & snow tires for the Vossens & summer tires. Every springtime, it's just the best feeling ever to get off snows and back to some proper high-performance rubber. The car simply drives so-o-o much better again.

And I swapped out my winter shift **** for my titanium summer ****. Been looking forward to that, too.

So now that I'm de-wintered, I need to do a serious hand wash, claybar & wax. And I'm going to be installing that rear diff brace in the next couple of weeks. After that, I need to make an appointment with the shop to install the new motor mounts.

Springtime is always awesome. Wheels, tires, and springtime mods.... Like the car is reborn every year.

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What new bulbs did you install?
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What new bulbs did you install?
Morimoto XB35, 5500K

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Old 04-15-2019, 09:28 AM
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Originally Posted by Rochester View Post
Replaced my original OEM headlight bulbs yesterday. Wow, what a difference! I knew the original bulbs were getting weak, but didn't realize the difference would be so dramatic. It's like brand new again.

Also removed my winter spacers, and swapped out my duckfeet & snow tires for the Vossens & summer tires. Every springtime, it's just the best feeling ever to get off snows and back to some proper high-performance rubber. The car simply drives so-o-o much better again.

And I swapped out my winter shift **** for my titanium summer ****. Been looking forward to that, too.

So now that I'm de-wintered, I need to do a serious hand wash, claybar & wax. And I'm going to be installing that rear diff brace in the next couple of weeks. After that, I need to make an appointment with the shop to install the new motor mounts.

Springtime is always awesome. Wheels, tires, and springtime mods.... Like the car is reborn every year.
I envy you for being able to switch to summer mode already, w're getting wild temperature swings all week still and the temps when i drive to work are too cold for summer tires...interesting about the bulbs...I bought some replacements years ago and never used them....do you think they would have deteriorated by just sitting in the box?

Oh and I'm uber jealous of all you guys who got the diff brace...I have been trying to get one from Bell for a while now they have been sold out..I feel like it'll be an even bigger difference one i have the sticky summer rubber on
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