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About ChocSoldier

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    1st GEN (S30)

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  • Gender Male
  • Location Western Sydney
  • Car 09 370Z

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  1. 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    Mine has been replaced by Nissan previously, found a sticker after I bought the car.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).
  2. 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.
  3. 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..
  4. 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
  5. 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".
  6. 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.
  7. ChocSoldier added a post in a topic FYI: Lenso Project D Spec F DO NOT fit MY13 370Z   

    I didn't see anything on there about 10 +35, did you send them a message privately or something?

    All I saw was:
    "20x10 +15 (square setup)
    20x10 +15 Front / 20x12 +0 Rear"
    For the Z's you have to be very careful if it's an untested combination due to the brakes.
  8. ChocSoldier added a post in a topic AAM Competition Twin Turbo 370Z   

    There was a shop in Victoria, Cougar Motorsports or something like that doing the kit supplied and fitted for just over 14k at the time, not sure if anybody has been to them but I saved it because it sounded cheap considering the cost of just the kit on AAM's website.
  9. ChocSoldier added a post in a topic Looking for aftermarket rear bumper for 370Z   

    Not a whole bumper, but JSAI Aero do rear pods.

    If you're set on a bumper, best bet is to look overseas, Amuse is fairly popular (but mostly as a whole kit), the two versions of Nismo, Varis, etc.

    Fujimura and Evo-R also do rear diffusers if you're going down the add stuff on route like with JSAI.
  10. ChocSoldier added a post in a topic 370z A/C control knob   

    Did mine shortly after I bought my car, had the car a year and a few months now, no issues. Previously I had issues with volume but I did all of them because why not.
  11. ChocSoldier added a post in a topic 2012 370z Navigation Update   

    It would be maps only, the actual software wouldn't change unless you replaced the unit (as far as I know).

    The earlier models used a DVD that needed to be swapped, yours would be the hard drive based system, so they would just overwrite whatever is on there.

    If you wanted a true upgrade, there was a thread on the370z somewhere about somebody who replaced their factory navigation with the non-navigation face panels (found in U.S etc models), and swapped the controller and plugs for the A/C. When you do that, you can install a normal head unit. That being said, it's a lot of effort and money getting the parts otherwise I would have liked to do this.
  12. ChocSoldier added a post in a topic Body kits and such   

    eBay (seriously), there's some plastic pieces on there, front lips, etc. Not sure if there's any plastic diffusers though, but there should be side skirts.

    I don't think fibreglass would be a big deal on a sideskirt or diffuser though, you're unlikely to scrape or damage them and they're relatively small pieces (not an entire bar for example).
    Apart from that there's not many options besides getting say Nismo sideskirts/rear bar..
  13. ChocSoldier added a post in a topic Front Bar Upgrade 2012 to 2016   

    Attempted to do this last weekend:

    There's no issues with the actual bar and lights, but the two air bag sensors near the fangs/grille will need to be replaced (maybe if you just get new mounts you could swap it over but I'm not sure). I got really annoyed that they were mounted to the bar not the car and gave up on the idea and just ordered a lip for my 09 bar. As a warning they will be clipped in VERY tight, so for those two I just removed the mount off the bumper as opposed to unclipping the wire harness.

    As for the wiring, I was planning on running Morimoto Xchange to switch the DRL's on and off with the car, but it didn't work as advertised.. It said to wire to a 12V constant (which I was skeptical about) and I assumed it would handle sensing if the car was on or off, so I tried switching to a switched power source and couldn't get it working.

    You'll basically just need to get some sort of relay and wire it from a switched power source to the DRL's and also tap into the parkers (DRL's should turn off when the parkers are on).

    Will likely list mine up this weekend if you want it all cheap and are willing to travel, I may have blown one DRL when testing the wiring but it's more likely I just blew the Morimoto Xchange unit (there was a spark when one of the crimps failed and the wire slipped out.. was planning on soldering once I figured out where everything went).

  14. ChocSoldier added a post in a topic 2010 370z Bluetooth Music Stream   

    I use a Miccus Mini-Jack RTX if you want another alternative, another member at a meet had the older model (Mini-jack RX).

    The main thing is to look out for a Bluetooth receiver that supports A2DP, but doesn't support HFC, this will ensure it doesn't interfere with the car's bluetooth for calls (HFC = handsfree calls, A2DP is for audio streaming). I'm using an iPhoine 8 with it, and have used a 6s and various other friend's phones (iPhone 7's, Google Nexus devices etc) without any issues.

    If you're looking at the Miccus options, the one I chose has some more modern audio codecs than the older one (APT-X, etc), which in theory means better audio.
  15. ChocSoldier added a post in a topic Roadster Upgrades   

    EVO-R do carbon bits: http://evo-r.net/product/370Z/index.html