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Old 05-09-2015, 11:17 PM
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Purist's 08 LP Coupe

Hello

My name is Sergio and I live in the Bay Area. I finally decided to start this thread after a couple months of owning my car to track my progress. For now, it's gone through a couple minor changes since i first posted in the Newby section here:

https://www.myg37.com/forums/newbie-...area-g37s.html

My dad and i have done all the installation work ourselves in our garage so you'll notice all the pics i have right now are just outside of it lol. I will eventually find the time to take decent ones elsewhere







Current mods:
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Suspension:
- Cusco front strut bar
- BC Racing type BR (RA version)
- SPC F/R Camber Arms
- SPC Toe Bolts
- EBC YellowStuff pads F/R
- Muteki closed nuts
Old:
- Rays GramLights 57DR 18x9.5 +12 F
- Rays GramLights 57DR 18x10.5 +22 R

New:
- Volk TE37RT 18x10 +39 (3mm spacer F)

Old:
- Falken PT722 255/40/18 F
- Falken PT722 275/35/18 R
- Nitto Invo 255/40/18 F
- Nitto Invo 295/35/18 R

New:
- Nitto NT555 G2 265/35/18 F
- Nitto NT555 G2 285/35/18 R

Exterior:
- Nissan 370GT Full Rebadge
- JDM amber tail lights
- Blacked out front grill
- Blacked out headlights
- 6K HIDs
- One off Voltex style front bumper new
- One off GP Sports S15 style front bumper old
- Top Secret sideskirts
- One off chassis mount splitter
- One off front canards
- One off chassis mount side splitters
- Carbon GT Mirrors
- Origin Labo 1600mm carbon GT wing

Interior:
- Gutted (almost)
- Bride Zeta III driver's seat
- Bride Vios III Low Max passenger seat
- Bride FO rails
- Nrg shorthub
- NRG quick release
- Momo Japan x Fortune Full Speed steering wheel
- Nismo polished aluminum shiftknob

Engine:
- Tomei Expreme Ti 3" Y-pipe
- Tomei Expreme Ti 3" mid pipe / muffler
- Greddy/Trust 13 Row oil cooler
- Greddy/Trust Grex Thermostatic sandwich plate old
- Mocal Thermostatic sandwich plate new
- Greddy Oil filter
- Injen CAI
- Z1 magnetic drain plug

I still have so many things left to add but as always, cash is the limiting factor

Future:
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Suspension:
- Cusco rear strut bar
- Cusco F/R sway bars
- Cusco F/R power braces
- Whiteline Diff bushings
- SS brake lines
- DBA 2 piece rotors F
- DBA rotors R
- Extended open racing lugs

Exterior:
- Rear diffuser
- Moon roof delete
- Carbon vented hood
- Carbon trunk

Interior:
- Fully gutted
- Full cage
- Takata Harness

Engine:
- Greddy high capacity/baffled oil pan
- Dual Greddy PCV oil catch cans
- Koyo radiator
- Nismo radiator cap
- Nismo oil cap
- Intake Mani.
- Lightweight crank pulley & alternator
- Aluminum or Carbon drive shaft
- Lightweight Flywheel
- Battery relocated to trunk
- Tune





+ much more i can't think off the top of my head

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Old 05-09-2015, 11:28 PM
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Here's the first picture i have of the car as we drove it home after buying it



A couple weeks later and i had already started receiving packages at the door



While getting ready to remove the stock struts, i took the time to do some DIY caliper painting thanks to breftayka's guide.



Suspension was the first thing to get installed. Here's my dad helping with some stubborn bolts





Found the time in between to paint my headlight housings black


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Old 05-09-2015, 11:37 PM
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Rode around with the BC coils for maybe 100 miles while i waited for my new rims and tires to show up. I originally planned on getting my Rays in gunmetal but they weren't in stock anywhere so i decided to go with black and plastidip them white

In the meantime, i ordered some cheap daily tires which i will replace with some good rubber before hitting the track

Finally!



Test fitting the front and rears




Then after some painting



Tires got here soon after



I had originally planned on re-using my GodSpeed aluminum open ended extended lug nuts since they are ridiculously light but didn't realize the threading was different from my old Honda they were coming from. So i ordered some temporary Muteki nuts from Amazon while i decide what to replace them with



Everything installed (these are recent and hence the really dirty wheels )





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Old 05-09-2015, 11:47 PM
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During all of this, the interior stripping had already begun. I don't have many pictures of the weight reduction process but here is the most recent one i took right before getting another special package



Then these finally came in






The OEM seats must have weighed a good 90lbs each.. I need to get them on the scale soon. This seat and rail combo come in at a whopping 40lbs together. Unfortunately, passenger rails are backordered from Bride til late June along with the matching seat. I still need to clean up where the back seats used to be.

And that's basically how the car sits now


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Old 05-10-2015, 07:54 PM
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Haven't seen many of these go full blown track car build, but definitely like the progress. Why a G for a track car though? Instead on like a z33 or even a v35?
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Originally Posted by crispy_11 View Post
Haven't seen many of these go full blown track car build, but definitely like the progress. Why a G for a track car though? Instead on like a z33 or even a v35?
Why not?
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Nice setup you're putting together Sergio, looks like you're well on your way to getting that ready for some hot laps!
Impressive list of parts there.
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Old 05-10-2015, 11:10 PM
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Originally Posted by crispy_11 View Post
Haven't seen many of these go full blown track car build, but definitely like the progress. Why a G for a track car though? Instead on like a z33 or even a v35?
That's exactly why! The easy way out would have been to choose something like a BRZ, Z33/34, S13/14, etc. but those builds are so common i would have gotten bored fast. I also contemplated going with an STI or Evo but in the end I wanted to do something different and stand out from the crowd, so i decided to go with the more unconventional CV36 chassis

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Nice setup you're putting together Sergio, looks like you're well on your way to getting that ready for some hot laps!
Impressive list of parts there.
Thank you! I just need to win the lottery now so i can buy everything i want at once
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so finally ordered an exhaust.. and ended up going with this



came in a couple days ago so i hit up Sean at Stmodified in Fremont to help with the install. Shoutout to him and the rest of the group up there for their awesome work. If you're in the area and need something done the right way definitely check these guys out! Custom Body & Collision Repair, Suspension & Performance - St Modified - Fremont, Ca

anyways, here's a quick pic of it installed

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is there a way to embed an instagram video?

this **** is loud AF and here's a sound clip in the shop

https://instagram.com/p/6lC7YZg67d

better pics to come
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Sweet! I bet the car moves with all that weight gone! I did a rear gut on my g35, but never more than that. Clean ride bro!
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What is this a picture of?

Is that the condition that aftermarket bumper comes in?
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Sweet! I bet the car moves with all that weight gone! I did a rear gut on my g35, but never more than that. Clean ride bro!
thanks! and yeah, it's a huge difference from stock. i can definitely feel an improvement in overall performance, i love it

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What is this a picture of?

Is that the condition that aftermarket bumper comes in?
this is a Purist 1 of 1 prototype front bumper lol. I made it from fiberglass and this picture is from a couple days ago after only trimming part of the edges. I have a lot more work to do before its ready but i felt it was finally time to let you guys in on my little project it had actually been sitting in my garage like that for almost 2 months now and was just too lazy to work on it lol
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thanks! and yeah, it's a huge difference from stock. i can definitely feel an improvement in overall performance, i love it



this is a Purist 1 of 1 prototype front bumper lol. I made it from fiberglass and this picture is from a couple days ago after only trimming part of the edges. I have a lot more work to do before its ready but i felt it was finally time to let you guys in on my little project it had actually been sitting in my garage like that for almost 2 months now and was just too lazy to work on it lol
Wow, that custom bumper is going to be wild, look forward to seeing you work magic on that one
Not a fan of the big single exhaust but if it's working out for you than kudos!
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