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Old 09-30-2018, 12:29 PM
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Background:
Iíve only ever owned S-chassis cars since Iíve had my license; 3 S13 240sx, 2 S14 240sx, and the latest being a 180sx. Tragically, my 180sx was totaled when another driver t-boned me (August 2016). Needing another car I knew I was going to get a sedan but still wanted something to mod. Also being brand loyal, the G37 was my go to.

I started my search in Georgia, then neighboring states, but had to expand to nation wide. A white 2010 6MT came up in Chicago with 60,000 miles on the clock, not to mention it had few mods on already. We flew up, checked the car, and drove it home that weekend.

I have ave now owned the car for 2 years now and here is my build progress.

I also started a YouTube channel for my build.

https://m.youtube.com/channel/UCA_aQ89Fzl6yXCoaW2NnBBA


Goals:
The car is my daily driver but intend to do autocrosses and track day with it. Balance is important to me. Iím not focused on making large amounts of power, but more so how the car feels overall, just enough power to make it slightly faster than what it is, improving braking with the right pads, increasing chassis stiffness and suspension responsiveness.





How the looked when I arrived.

My car next to my wifeís Q50


Picking my 180sx up from the wreck yard

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Old 09-30-2018, 01:15 PM
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Modification List
(Black = installed Red = replaced Blue = bought/to be installed)

Engine: ECU
  • Uprev with ARC features
    • Ecutek

Engine: Intake
  • K&N Typhoon
  • Phase2Motor throttle bode halo
  • Michael Upton’s 3” intake piping
  • Apexi Power Intake air filters
  • EPS 70mm throttle bodies
  • JR Concepts oil catch can setup
  • CFM Performance ported upper intake manifold
  • CFM Performance ported lower manifold

Engine: Fuel

  • GTR 550cc injectors

Engine: Exhaust

  • Circuit Werks anti-reversion test pipes
  • Motordyne XYZ resonated y-pipe
  • Topspeed y-back exhaust
  • Motordyne E370 exhaust

Engine: Block

  • Z1 Motorsports magnetic oil drain bolt

Drivetrain:

  • Z1 Motorsports urethane mount
  • J Solo Clutch Pedal Spring
  • Central 3.916 final drive gear
  • Z1 urethane differential bushing
  • Z1 sub-frame collars
  • Bell Raceworks differential brace

Chassis:

  • Z1 Motorsports subframe collars

Suspension:

  • H&R springs
  • Tein Mono Sport Coilovers
  • SPL Parts front upper control arms
  • SPL Parts rear camber arms
  • SPL Parts front and rear sway bar endlinks
  • SPL Parts R35 tie rod ends
  • Eibach front and rear sway bars

Brakes:

  • Z1 Motorsports front and rear slotted 2 piece rotors
  • Z1 Motorsports front and rear stainless steel lines
  • Stoptech 309 street pads

Exterior:

  • Carbon fiber trunk spoiler lip
  • Blacked out roof
  • Weather Tech Rain Guards
  • OneEighty custom headlights
  • wrapped chrome trimming
  • OEM Sport lip
  • Outcast Garage G35 carbon fiber front splitter

Wheels:

  • SSR MS1 19x9 +25 / 19x10 +29
  • Advan AVS Model T6 18x8 +30 / 18x9 +35
    • NItto 555 G2 245/45R18 / 275/40R18

Future/Dream Parts:

  • Successful Automotive Bella Trunk
  • Successful Automotive M-Fenders
  • Access Evolution Rear Diffuser
  • Carbon Signal Hood
  • Headers: PPE / Z1 / Motordyne
  • JWT C2 Cams
  • OS Giken 1.5 LSD
  • 4.08 FD Gearing
  • ZSpeed Stage 2 EZ-Street Quiet Clutch + ZSP Billet Steel Flywheel + CSC Delete
  • EPS Carbon Driveshaft
  • Soul Function / Ultra Racing / GT Spec Chassis Braces
  • ATI Super Damper Pulley

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Nice build thread start, looking forward to more as you go. Wonder if this G was on the site in the past, sure looks familiar??? New wheels look nice on that white G and great rolling shot.
Looks like a nice collection of Nissan history too, any more pics of the past?
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Yes! The wheels look fantastic. Whatís the info/specs on those wheels?
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Originally Posted by blnewt View Post
Nice build thread start, looking forward to more as you go. Wonder if this G was on the site in the past, sure looks familiar??? New wheels look nice on that white G and great rolling shot.
Looks like a nice collection of Nissan history too, any more pics of the past?

Thanks. The car may have been on the forum but not sure. The previous owner bought the car from Houston.

I found some some old pictures of my 240sx on Facebook. I owned all these at one point before handing them to my brother or girlfriend/wife at the time.







One of the 240sx has a S15 front end conversion done when she owned it and sadly, it was stolen and stripped.





Originally Posted by GdaddyNY View Post
Yes! The wheels look fantastic. Whatís the info/specs on those wheels?
Rennes Blue Label C10
20x8.5 +25 245/35R20
20x10.5 +35 275/30R20
Front fenders were rolled and pulled
Rears just cambered, not sure how much. It was the natural camber from the lowering springs

Forgestar C10
19x9 +32 255/40R19
19x10 +42 285/35R19
Same mods from how the Rennes was.


SSR MS1
19x9 +24 245/35R19
19x10 +29 275/30R19
same mods as before


Advan AVS Model T6
18x8 +30 245/45R18
18x9 +35 275/40R18
-2.0 camber all around



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Looking good. That's a ton of mods for just having had the car for over a month. Welcome to the club and enjoy!
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stealing a dude's modded out car, which he worked hard to build, and stripping it down for parts like that is just low, totally disrespectful. Sorry man, hopefully this build will be just as satisfying for you as your last without the previous bad happenings.
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