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Old 04-06-2017, 11:13 PM   #1
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Alex's Graphite Shadow G37X Sedan Build

I've actually been modding my car bit by bit for the last 2 years and neglected to make myself a build thread out of pure laziness. With that said, it's time for me to condense 2 years of building into 1 thread.


In March of 2015, I financed my first car which was a 2011 G37X sedan in Graphite Shadow. In hindsight, I should have taken more time to search for an XS model even though they didn't have the Akebono sport brakes on them. However, I had already put the money down for the car so I made do with what I had with a goal to make it personalized.




Here's the part list to date

Engine/Transmission
Stillen Supercharger kit
R2C Intakes in Black Nickel finish w/ Black Hex Filters (Removed)
ARK Performance Grip Catback Exhaust
Z1 Motorsports Test Pipes
Ecutek hybrid MAF/Speed density tune at Real Auto Dynamics NY
Z1 34 row Setrab Oil Cooler
Stillen Transmission Cooler
Level 10 Valve Body
Frozenboost water to air intercooler
600cc injectors
GTR spark plugs


Wheels and Suspension

Avant Garde M368 19x9.5 +40 square setup
Michelin A/S3+ 245/40/19 all around
Michelin Tire Lettering
BC Coilovers BR series
SPC Front and Rear camber arm kits
15mm front and 5mm rear hub-centric spacers from Oneighty


Brakes

Akebono Sport brake caliper conversion
Stoptech Stainless steel brake lines
Z1 Motorsports cross-drilled and slotted rotors
Stop tech Street brake pads


Interior/Exterior/Lighting
AEM Gauges (AFR, Oil temp, Oil pressure)
Diode Dynamics full interior LED bulbs in cool white
Tommy Kaira X Japan Auction Parts seat belt pads
OneightyNYC headlights w/ dual orb LEDS/LED fogs/ matte black housing
35% window tint all around except front windshield
OEM Sport pedal conversion
CARSMO Stainless Steel radio *****
OEM Front lip spoiler
OEM Rear decklid spoiler


IN PROGRESS


Turbosmart BOV
Ortiz A-pillar + gauge pod setup





[B]Potential Future Mods

Autokits X rear diffuser in either Carbon Fiber or Gloss Black(COMPLETED)
OEM Journey front lip (COMPLETED)
OEM Rear Decklid Spoiler (COMPLETED)
Go2customs NYC Painted taillights with dual LED orb brake lights
Shift **** swap (OEM M45 ****)
Flat bottom Carbon Fiber steering wheel
Chrome window trim delete (COMPLETED)
Full interior trim wrapped in carbon fiber vinyl
Stillen Supercharger (COMPLETED)
Level 10 bulletproof valve body((COMPLETED))
Level 10 bulletproof torque converter
Stillen 9lb pulley
How it currently looks (as of 10/1/2017)


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Nice job all around Alex. So your new wheel specs are a 9.5 +25 front and a 9.5 +35 rear, would like to see a pic going down the side, looks like you've done a nice job w/ the fit.
I put a couple more reserved spots in for you, I've got a feeling you might need them
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Old 04-19-2017, 10:25 PM   #6
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Haven't taken a pic since I got my headlights done three weeks ago. Time to update


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Old 04-19-2017, 10:30 PM   #7
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Also met up with a good friend of mine, who's also a myg37 member.

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Nice fresh pics Alex, looking good!
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Nice fresh pics Alex, looking good!
Thanks man! Got one more from an indoor shot. Still trying to dig in my old computer to find my pre-modded pics so I can do a proper before and after post.


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UPDATE!!

Just placed my order for the factory OEM front lip and rear trunk spoiler. In hindsight, I really should have just converted to the Sport front bumper instead of repainting my Journey front bumper. It would have only cost 400 dollars more than what I paid to repaint my front and back bumpers after 2 years of NYC street parking. What's done is done though, so there's no looking back.
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Looks great! Those are 19's? I have the same size wheel and tire size as well, but with the tirewall in your photos it doesn't seem like it. But I love the set up overall!
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Looks smaller than it actually is lol. Almost went with 20s but it was probably a bad idea for New York roads.

In other news, also put in an order today for an Autokits X rear diffuser in carbon fiber!
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I'm jealous of all you NY and NJ state types who have no less than 3 aftermarket pro lighting shops within driving distance! Nice job with your G! I was interested in those M368's but suppliers all said they're discontinued - even though they were still listing them all over feebay
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I'm jealous of all you NY and NJ state types who have no less than 3 aftermarket pro lighting shops within driving distance!
Agreed!! Though I'm not that far but still it be so easy getting my lighting stuff done locally than having to ship.

Really liking the tire lettering, I want some thing like that but in the blue white format with the Michelin man but again I always shy away for whatever reason
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Agreed!! Though I'm not that far but still it be so easy getting my lighting stuff done locally than having to ship.

Really liking the tire lettering, I want some thing like that but in the blue white format with the Michelin man but again I always shy away for whatever reason
there's a famous quote that goes:

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