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Old 11-17-2018, 11:15 AM
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Great build. So many nice upgrades so far.
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Old 11-17-2018, 05:24 PM
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Nice build Dave! Quality from the start, I like it!
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Old 12-08-2018, 02:42 PM
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Small updates:

I've only had two instances where during my drive through heavy rain, my car started to buck and I couldn't go past half throttle. After the rain stopped and could drive the car with no problems. I figured a filter mesh was a small insurance and the cost of the mesh was cheap.

These Sick Speed filter meshes fit the Apexi filters perfectly.


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Old 12-08-2018, 07:33 PM
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Small updates:

I've only had two instances where during my drive through heavy rain, my car started to buck and I couldn't go past half throttle. After the rain stopped and could drive the car with no problems. I figured a filter mesh was a small insurance and the cost of the mesh was cheap.

These Sick Speed filter meshes fit the Apexi filters perfectly.


good idea however with my experience these socks do alter airflow alot. So much infact i was told to avoid them altogether.
i wouldnt drive too hard with them on.
nice build sir.
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Old 12-08-2018, 07:35 PM
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You could also dyno with them on and verify air flow or possibly have a winter tune for them.
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Old 12-08-2018, 10:53 PM
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You could also dyno with them on and verify air flow or possibly have a winter tune for them.
Iíll check the Ecutek app and see what my air flow is with and without the mesh. Iíll be sure to report back what I find.
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Old 12-27-2018, 11:32 AM
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CFM Performance Ported Upper and Lower Intake Manifold
EPS Throttle Bodies
Michael Upton's 3" Long Tube Intakes
Circuit Werks Test Pipes
Motordyne Y-pipe
TopSpeed y-back exhaust

larger injectors were just in prepartion for going E85 but I'm still on 93. On Dynojets, I think others with the same mods have been putting doing numbers in the 330s. I plan to get my car dynoed over at Z1 for a better comparison.
I have very similar mods and managed 302whp at Z1. They told me that the topspeed exhaust is very restrictive and holding me back. I have another appt with them in feb. By then I'll have 3in intakes, headers and a single exit. Hoping for a huge increase.
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Old 12-27-2018, 11:45 AM
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I have very similar mods and managed 302whp at Z1. They told me that the topspeed exhaust is very restrictive and holding me back. I have another appt with them in feb. By then I'll have 3in intakes, headers and a single exit. Hoping for a huge increase.
I still want to have my car dynoed with them for a more comparative result. I wonder if I can book the same day also? When's your appointment?
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Old 12-28-2018, 07:29 AM
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I still want to have my car dynoed with them for a more comparative result. I wonder if I can book the same day also? When's your appointment?
Feb 14th Valentine's day. That would be interesting if you could make it
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Feb 14th Valentine's day. That would be interesting if you could make it
😍 hmmmmmmm that would be cool. Seems like good amount of time. I need to get on the list with yíall for that day. Iím planning single exit and larger test pipes before then.
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I still want to have my car dynoed with them for a more comparative result. I wonder if I can book the same day also? When's your appointment?
that would be dope if we can all meet up
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😍 hmmmmmmm that would be cool. Seems like good amount of time. I need to get on the list with yíall for that day. Iím planning single exit and larger test pipes before then.
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that would be dope if we can all meet up
For sure! My appt is 10am-1230. But i'd stay to watch your dynos. Matt, what do you mean by larger test pipes?
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Old 12-29-2018, 09:20 AM
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For sure! My appt is 10am-1230. But i'd stay to watch your dynos. Matt, what do you mean by larger test pipes?
I have fi 2.25 inch now. Want 2.5 inch like rest of cat back.
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With free time during the New Year, I figured why not tackle a few mods.

The Z1 Transmission mount is one I've been looking to do for a while and thank to Tony (ttv36), he sent me one and I only had to cover shipping. The install was straight forward, but lining the hole to thread the bolt through was a bit annoying since I had to orientation the top and bottom portion of the mount perfectly. I haven't had a chance to drive the car yet since I'm still trying to finish my brakes.




I went ahead and did all things brake related; Z1 front and rear 2 piece rotors, Z1 stainless steel lines, and StopTech Sport pads.














Z1 had sent me a rotor hat for a 2017 Q60. I adjusted my parking brakes all the way out and it still didn't make contact. It was when I posted on Facebook asking about this, that someone pointed out the part was not for my car. So I'll be heading to Z1 Saturday morning to trade in these for ones that fit G37/370Z.



The OEM is much smaller.



Because the y-pipe had to come off to install the transmission mount, I was sadden by the destruction of my second y pipe, and this hadn't been on the car but a few months.


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Old 01-23-2019, 08:19 AM
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I used metal bumper clips, placed inside of the frame holes and matching bolts to hold up the protection plate on the sides.


I knew I needed something in the center to keep it from flapping during high speed driving so I used the holes on the transmission cross member.

I know the overall result is janky, but my makeshift protection plate is doing its job. After replacing the y-pipe twice, its much easier replacing a $20 aluminum sheet than a $400 pipe or flex section repair. I plan to make a better version in the near future but I just needed something on to drive for the time being. There is a ton of rattling and metal noise but I am willing to live with it knowing I'm saving my y-pipe when going over the speed bumps in my neighborhood.
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