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  1. Street to Track added a post in a topic AAM Competition Twin Turbo 370Z   

    AAM is now off my list, that is very bad. Thanks for the feedback. ūüėé
  2. DmanDuc added a post in a topic Z'dsters   

    Really... .......you like the Achilles. Mmm that's interesting. 
    Tbh man. I can't wait to get rid of em. Im going to go for the potenza if i can get em in my size .
    Cheers for the link. 
    I'll check it out now .
    Cheers Rob. Nice wheels and z'd. The silver surfer.
  3. Khaled added a topic in Engine & Drivetrain   

    370z clutch?
    Hi everyone:)
    Just looking to replace my clutch on my 370z and need a bit of guidance in terms of quality and prices.
    Not looking for a performance clutch, just something comfortable to drive daily.
    I've realised some performance clutches are more expensive than OEM.
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  4. RobZ33 added a post in a topic Z'dsters   

    17s wouldn't fit over your brakes and 8.5 width will barely fill your guards. I run 20s on my 350Z and the front pair are 8.5's but they are a very low offset so they fill the front guards. My rears are 10" wide and I wouldn't go any narrower on a 370Z unless it's a very low offset. If you want to have a play around with wheels and tyre sizes to see what they look like, check out http://rimtuck.com/ 

    Also I am on my 4th set of Achilles tyres and I reckon they're awesome!
  5. RobZ33 added a post in a topic Nismo front end.   

    Sounds like the usual dealer/spare parts bullshit runaround to me. 
    I contacted a dealer in Melb and asked for a price on the bumper and mentioned it was for a non-Nismo 370Z and was given a quote for the bumper, 2 lower moulds and the badge without a problem. If you're not happy with the response from your local dealer I'd call Nissan Customer Care (1800 035 035) or have another dealership order it for you and have it sent to your local dealer for pickup.
  6. DmanDuc added a topic in Interior / Exterior   

    Nismo front end.
    Hey there Z'dsters.
    Feeling annoyed..........
    I'm loving the Nismo front end on the z'ds.
    I've searched online. checked out heaps of different styles and decided on a Stillen front end, i reckon they look absolutely sic on the front of a  z'd...... Looking further into it and pricing from the US it was radically expensive to buy and freight out here to the mid nth coast and paint. After a considerable amount of aganising, over thinking and head aches from thinking to much about Z'd front ends i decided to go with the Nismo front end off a Z'd which i can buy from a business in Queensland.
    Investigating further........ i find an after market place online that has heaps of different moulds and what do you know they have a Nissan Nismo front end in Duraflex or fibreglass moulds.  Happy as.....
    I investigate further and i'm reading horror stories from guys that have done the conversion.
    Nothing lines up......... A / m moulds don't fit oem parts on car etc etc.
    So i read on and i find a profiler's comment that say's order from Nissan dealer cause everything will line up and fit......... Makes sense right......
    Now me being from the motor cycle racing world, i know first hand how much fitting after market moulds or fairing on a bike can be and its a massive pain in the arse.
    So i run with the idea and i'm contacting my local Nissan dealer......... I ask for spare parts and the guy answers the phone and away i go asking for a Nismo front apron.
    He says......
    No i'm sorry, i'm told that you will have to contact a Nissan Nismo dealer........ and order....
    Oh i say......Ok that's cool. So i ask him ........Is Suttons Nissan in Sydney a Nissan Nismo dealer.
    He asks his counterpart and i hear him say yes i think so.
    So i ring Suttons Nissan Chullora and i ask to purchase a Nismo front end.....
    Here is the annoying part.
    No I'm sorry Nismo parts are strictly for Nismo cars only. 
    So let me get this straight. You wont sell me a nissan genuine nismo product but yet i can buy a copy of it and have it delivered to my door and i get it anyway, it just doesnt say Nissan on it..........
    What the hell Nissan Australia....... I'm annoyed and not a happy Nissan Z'd customer.
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  7. DmanDuc added a topic in Interior / Exterior   

    Hey there Z'dsters.
    So after reading all the comments about rim size and style, im now hesitant to change them. Its a lot of money out laid for something that could go horribly wrong.
    Firstly im not a lover of my 2012 rims... hence the reason for change.
    To be honest with you all, im now confused as hell and don't really no which way to turn.
    I find that im varying from the 19" because of the other styles and makes of rim that i like but are not made in a 19" .
    This Z'd is my first real nice car that is my baby as all of my vehicles have been high powered motorcycles so the Z'd relm is a learning curve to me.
    Ozzy tyres has two rims i'm considering, 1. is a 20" x 8.5 gloss black rim called ( pro drag PD1 ) now its a 8.5 inch width, which after researching can accomadate a tyre width from 225mm to 255mm.
    The 2nd rim im considering is a Vertini drift 19" x 8.5. colour to be decided.
    So after reading everyone's input i really am confused as to which way i should go and colour really.
    My Z'd is a 2012 Montery blue, and she is stock as a rock. Her shoe size's are.... Front: 245/40 x 19.    Rear: 275/35x19.
    They are Achilles tyres and i do not recommend, i find they are hopeless in the wet, crappy handling and helps the car understeer even more, and milage was lame and quite noisy........
    So wheel and tyre package is needed for my baby girl......
    So in your opinion guyz do you think the 20" rims a waste of money for the Z'ds.
    And would you consider 17 / 18" deep dish rims and why. would it cause complications being a smaller wheel etc etc.
    if you guys and gals don't mind.......... Some proper education on this matter would be seriously appreciated.
    Thanks Z'dsters.
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  8. shadow85 added a post in a topic AAM Competition Twin Turbo 370Z   

    Hey fellaz, forgot about this thread.
    My install is complete finally!
    Lets just say this is not a real RHD kit. I am pretty dissapointed in AAM claiming it is RHD.
    Don't get me wrong the quality of the kit is excellent, but the amount of modifications/fab work it needed to fit our RHD car was insane! My install bill was huge because of it! Same with the other 2 AAM RHD kits i know of that was installed around Australia and UK.
    Save yourself the cash, and buy a RevZone TT kit for 16K installed and tuned. The amount I spent to get the AAM kit fitted is enough to build a forged engine! I kind of lost respect for AAM now for telling us it is a RHD kit. ūüė†
  9. paracin added a post in a topic 18x10 +22 or 20x10 +42 with spacers – what would be your personal preference?   

    Wasn't quite looking for used wheels, to be honest.
    However, PM me some details please, I might consider.
    You never know...
  10. mapanp added a post in a topic ESCL ekectronic steelring lock   

    thanks to the forum I have been able to bypass the steering lock and car works fine
    A new module from Nissan was quoted at $2750, but they could do it for $1950, the same unit, brand new Nissan part on Ebay USA  $260USD
  11. ChocSoldier added a post in a topic ESCL ekectronic steelring lock   

    Mine has been replaced by Nissan previously, found a sticker after I bought the car.

    Personally, I would try the "banging on it and yanking the fuse" trick, that way you'll never have issues in the future. Basically just hit roughly where the steering lock unit is, and get it to turn to ACC, then go pull the fuse while it's still unlocked (either On or in ACC).
  12. ChocSoldier added a post in a topic 18x10 +22 or 20x10 +42 with spacers – what would be your personal preference?   

    30mm spacer sounds like a bit much, 20 would be the highest I would go if I were to run them (but I'm biased, not a fan of spacers in general). Tyre size sounds good though, square setup would probably make the car even more fun.

    I'm selling a set of Kiwami's in silver if interested, staggered set, tyres aren't great. Let me know if you want further details.
  13. Ham added a post in a topic HELP!!! ENGINE LIGHT   

    Give Gavin wood Autos a call, he is a wiz on Nissans.
    He may be able to shed some light on the problem.(only problem is he's on the Gold Coast)
  14. paracin added a post in a topic 18x10 +22 or 20x10 +42 with spacers – what would be your personal preference?   

    Interesting observation and a testament to how a wheel design can create an optical illusion. 

    I like bronze Kiwami's on a black car but the reason I'm looking at 20" Lenso's is that they are considerably cheaper (19" Kiwami's are $1998 at JDM Concept). 

    I'm also toying with the idea of experimenting with a full square setup:  20x10 +42 all around. With 30mm rear spacers, working out as +12 offset at the back, all 4 wheels would extend by 18mm from standard setup. Advantage is that, with 275 tyres all around, tyre rotation would also be possible.

    Decisions, decisions...

  15. mapanp added a topic in Interior / Exterior   

    ESCL ekectronic steelring lock
    Hi All
    lust wondering if anyone else has had electronic steering lock (ESCL) issues, you will come back to you car after going out to find it will not start, initially you may think that your battery is flat but the ESCL may be the problem. if the yellow key light emblem is on then thats what it probably is. Could not start my 2012 370Z this morning, yellow key light was on and car would not go to AAC to start, called NRMA and after two hours (and a new battery) the car would not start, had it towed to an auto electrician.                    
    Did a bit of a google search and found this was a common and reported problem overseas, so much so that Nissan USA did a voluntary recall, yet when you call the local Nissan dealer or Nissan Australia they have never heard of the issue.
    Found some useful youtube videos on how the over-ride the steerling lock and may do this if the cost of repair is way too much
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  16. ChocSoldier added a post in a topic 18x10 +22 or 20x10 +42 with spacers – what would be your personal preference?   

    Personally not a fan of spacers but I know a lot of people run them without issues, etc.

    For the Z, depending on the type of wheel you get, it may look small. The Lensos look like they may look a bit smaller due to the design (doesn't go all the way to the lip).

    The Work Kiwamis I had look bigger than the TE37's I have due to the design, Kiwamis go to the edge, TE37 has a bit of a lip like the Lenso. For this, maybe 20's are the way to go, but hard to say..
  17. ChocSoldier added a post in a topic FYI: Lenso Project D Spec F DO NOT fit MY13 370Z   

    Yeah they don't strike me as the type to go to for correct fitting wheels. Give Autocraze a try, not sure what they have in terms of stock. I got my Works from JDM Concept but he wouldn't have anything for test fitment.

    If you're interested in Work Kiwamis though, I'll have mine up for sale shortly
  18. paracin added a topic in 370Z Wheels & Tyres   

    18x10 +22 or 20x10 +42 with spacers – what would be your personal preference?
    I'd appreciate your assistance with my dilema. Here is a case study: For your 370Z you are considering Lenso Project D D1R, because you’re trying to achieve this look. Front sizes are fine but the only sizes available for the rear are 18x10 +22 (you'd add 5-10mm spacers) and 20x10 +42 (with 25-30mm spacers). In 18’s you’d go for 255/45 front and 275/40 for the rear because they can still be found reasonably priced. In 20’s, any size is fine.
    What would you choose and what’s your reasoning behind it?

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  19. paracin added a post in a topic FYI: Lenso Project D Spec F DO NOT fit MY13 370Z   

    Thanks, I have decided not to buy any wheels without trying them on. So far, the three of the biggest shops on Princess Highway between Tempe and Rockdale have been as useless l as the proverbial mammaries on a bull, and just as arrogant. 
    I'll keep you posted as soon as I buy something. 
  20. s14 added a post in a topic Amuse R1 Titan Progress or R1 Titan Extra???   

    Hi Chantiz,
    I have the Powerhouse Amuse Titan extra. It’s not that loud at all but gives the zed a bueatiful sound. I’m not too sure what the difference is between the extra and the progress. 
    Keep in mind YouTube clips don’t give a great indication of sound. 
  21. nclarke added a post in a topic Wheels for sale   

    Thanks mate, I was thinking they'd be worth about $500.
  22. ChocSoldier added a post in a topic FYI: Lenso Project D Spec F DO NOT fit MY13 370Z   

    Try Facebook, you'll likely get more replies, but I doubt there would be anybody. Are there brands with similar designs that are known to fit?

    I think I vaguely may have seen some Enkei and Vossen wheels with a similar design but not 100% sure.

    Also I guess be wary about the US etc if they don't have pictures of fitment, as they're more likely to do things like excessive camber and widebody kits to "make stuff fit".
  23. ChocSoldier added a post in a topic Wheels for sale   

    It really comes down to how patient you are, I wasn't bothered stuffing around so I sold my 370Z Enkei's (18", similar to those) for like $550. Could have probably got more if I left it longer.

    I'd aim for that as a bare minimum, mine were similar condition but had cheap tyres on the front from the previous owner. If those 350Z wheels are forged or anything like that, then add more on top of that.
  24. nclarke added a topic in 350Z Wheels & Tyres   

    Wheels for sale
    I'm about to take these off, does anyone have a rough idea how much they are worth? one has more rash but they're in reasonably condition with Falken Azensis tyres with about 70% tread.
    Thanks in advance,

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  25. badthing added a post in a topic Bit the bullet and bought the Zed   

    Welcome mate!
    Yes, it's a very nice car indeed.
    We've cruised to Robertson Pie Shop many times.