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Old 10-22-2015, 08:16 PM
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Hexotics' progress thread

Hey, This used to be my introduction thread, now converted to my build thread.
Quick background, got the car used with 65k km (40k miles). Previous owner left me some unpleasant surprises and some body damage, so I am fixing this baby up and making it my own.

Latest pics of the car:



Finished Mods:
- Window Tints
- Windshield Replacement
- Brake Rotor replacement, wirebrush the rust and paint callipers, performance break pads.
- DIY Midnight Grille
- 20"x8.5" Inforged IFG2 wheels with 255/35/20 Yokohama Advan Sport
- 18x9.5+28 reps till I figure out what I want with 245/45/18 Michelin Pilot Sport AS3+
- Lowered on Swift Springs
- Full interior light LED upgrade + License Plate
- Grounding kit - including throttle bodies
- Blue>black gradient engine cover paint
- Diode Dynamics Tail as Turn DIY Module
- White LED reverse lights
- Cusco Strut Bar Type OS
- Engine Bay dress-up - new bolts with black washers
- Oil filter cap - went back to oem for now, shopping for another
- Aluminum volume *****
- MT style shifter ****
- White XB LED fog lights to match the headlights
- OSRAM CBI headlight bulbs
- Morimoto switchback front turn signal bulbs
- K&N cold air intake
- Top Speed Pro 1 Performance Y-Back Exhaust
- Debadged
- Blacktop Aero roof spoiler
- Eibach Rear camber kit
- Custom Splitter by Newtype
- Rewrapping steering wheel
- Whiteline endlinks
- Carbon Fiber Trunk Lid Spoiler
- DashCam
- Hotchkis Sway Bars
- 14" Candy Blue Akebono BBK upgrade
- Motordyne M370 Intake Manifold
- Mishimoto baffled oil catch can
- UpRev Tune
- Aluminum Under Tray

Upcoming Mods:

Maybe Pile:
- Painted Headlights - black base with chrome projectors
- Rear diffuser


Here is what I started with:


I wasn't a big fan of the chrome grille, so I took it upon myself to fix that. A weekend project later, this was the result:


New Wheels: 20" Inforged IFG2


Before Swift Springs install:


After:



Engine Bay: (most recent shot, but things have already changed since then, springtime dirty... QQ)



Custom Splitter:


B2Autodsigns Shift **** and some aluminum control *****:




Diode Dynamics Tail-as-Turn DIY Module and reverse lights:


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Nice intro, looks like you're off to a flying start
Keep up the good work and have some fun in that new ride.
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Old 10-22-2015, 08:32 PM
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Thanks
I keep telling myself to stop spending money, but next thing I do is go buy something else...... Its a disease.
Im doing as much as I can myself, but I live in a condo... so not allowed to work in the garage, have to do stuff on the weekends at the cottage, and now its too cold to do anything, QQ
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Lookin good so far.
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Old 11-24-2015, 05:13 PM
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Finally lowered




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Moving right along, nice progress hex!
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once the winter is over, ill start a build thread, then the real spending and fun begins lol
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once the winter is over, ill start a build thread, then the real spending and fun begins lol
Why wait? Just have Brad move and rename this puppy.
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Why wait? Just have Brad move and rename this puppy.
Or I can do that Brad being blnewt right?

P.S. Just bought a damn strut bar.... damn you cyber monday deals...QQ
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How about some better shots of the car/wheels now that it's lowered?

And what's the next project? I'm strongly recommending swaybars.
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How about some better shots of the car/wheels now that it's lowered?

And what's the next project? I'm strongly recommending swaybars.
+1 On the sways. Of all the things I've added to my G, sways are in the top 3 for real impact in my driving experience.

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Ive had my eyes on the sways for a while lol. Was hoping there would be a good deal during black friday/cyber Monday from Canadian retailers... no such luck. Next paycheque is going towards paying off all the crap I bought + gifts, so probably in another 2 weeks or a month. I would prefer to install the sways myself, but I'd have to rent a shop space for that, so things have to really fall into place schedule wise. Im also looking to add a front lip, but first I have to sand/paint/buff my bumper. The one thing the previous owner left me was a nasty deep scrape (probably scraped a wall) on the front drivers side bumper. Props to the used car dealer that skillfully layered 10 coats of wax over the scrape to cover it up, truly a professional scumbag.

Im going to install my tail as turn module today, and my new LED fogs and reverse lights should arrive soon.

As for better shots with the car lowered, I took a few already, posted them in the showoff thread, but now I can post the good ones here .
(I would go and take some photos today, but its a ****ty rainy day, and I just washed the car yesterday, no way its seeing daylight today haha)

















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Swifts really are the perfect, cost-effective drop for the AWD Sedan.

And those wheels are great, fitment looks fantastic. They'll look even better after you upgrade to a BBK, since the rim design shows off the brakes so clearly. I wouldn't have painted them red like that, but nothing is forever, and it's likely a better look than before you painted them.
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Swifts really are the perfect, cost-effective drop for the AWD Sedan.

And those wheels are great, fitment looks fantastic. They'll look even better after you upgrade to a BBK, since the rim design shows off the brakes so clearly. I wouldn't have painted them red like that, but nothing is forever, and it's likely a better look than before you painted them.
I had the same guy that put my new rotors and pads in wire brush the rust off the callipers and paint them. The high temp pain he had was red, blue, and orange lol.... It was more of a rust proofing measure than cosmetic.

The guys that put my springs in have Akebono brakes for sale, so Ill be going Infiniti Silver in the summer. Akebono 14? Front and Rear Sport Brake Upgrade Kit Nissan 370Z 09-14 Infiniti G35 G37 07-13 | Whitehead Performance

Right now, winter wheels are about to go back on, so doesnt matter too much.

Also, the rear wheels, you can see the red springs quite clearly through the wheels, so it matches up with the red callipers quite nicely

EDIT:
Engine bay cover fully dried and cleaned up. Turned out beautifully. The blue to black fade came out just the way I wanted on both the battery/brake fluid covers and on the engine cover.


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