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SimpleVic

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About SimpleVic

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    1st GEN (S30)
  • Birthday April 17

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  • Gender Male
  • Location Mid North Coast
  • Car 2003 350Z Enthusiast/Touring/Track Hybrid (inside joke)

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  1. SimpleVic added a post in a topic Average age of Z owners 2013   

    Funny how a majority of 350z owners now are like 18+ 😅😂 I'm 26 this year. Had my girl for 3 years nearly I think Sent from my SM-G950F using Tapatalk
  2. SimpleVic added a post in a topic Exhaust Hissing Sound!!!   

    Saw this on Facebook. Is normal 👌 Doesn't hurt to check for leaks just in case though. Just for peace of mind Sent from my SM-G950F using Tapatalk
  3. SimpleVic added a post in a topic Turning On/Off the Honk when locking/unlocking   

    Maybe take it to Nissan and see if they can reprogram your fob? Sent from my SM-G950F using Tapatalk
  4. SimpleVic added a post in a topic Turning On/Off the Honk when locking/unlocking   

    Hold Lock and Unlock at the same time. The lights will blink when it changes states. Repeat to toggle between on & off.  Reply Sent from my SM-G950F using Tapatalk
  5. SimpleVic added a post in a topic New to the Z scene - Mid North Coast   

    And thanks Gho56t, cheers Rodd 😊 Sent from my SM-G950F using Tapatalk
  6. SimpleVic added a post in a topic New to the Z scene - Mid North Coast   

    @RWDfreak
    I got mine for a steal at 200 bucks. I mean the sound is louder but I won't notice any real gains until I get a tune Sent from my SM-G950F using Tapatalk
  7. SimpleVic added a post in a topic Greeting from the Central Coast!   

    Question is. Do you need to have them done? Easiest way is buying z1 subframe collars. Just slips in instead of replacing whole bushing and taking everything out Sent from my SM-G950F using Tapatalk
  8. SimpleVic added a post in a topic Greeting from the Central Coast!   

    Hey mate, Ive been told unless you're going to track it, to just go a quality poly. The strain of solid bushings in daily driving can provide more wear. Just my 2 cents. Do whatever you want Sent from my SM-G950F using Tapatalk
  9. SimpleVic added a post in a topic New to the Z scene - Mid North Coast   

    So... 3 Years later... ( WARNING - essay length includes backstory, mods list and overview)

    Here's what I have to update:
    ~I bought the car as an "Enthusiast model", when rego'd in my name it became a "Touring" model, without talking to anyone now my papers show it as a "Track" model.

    ~2 years ago, had to get my clutch replaced. Forced to go with HD Dual Mass as the mechanic in Coffs Harbour thought he knew best... he must have installed it wrong because it only lasted 30,000 km. And later with my Single Mass Conversion, he didn't tightened the bolt on the slave, my fluid leaked and I almost crashed on the highway... Granted I don't use him anymore and advise people away.

    ~1.5 years ago, a truck delivering to my work place, managed to clip my PARKED car and push it into the curb...
    Let's say that I stopped using NRMA after that because of how difficult they were and they removed any repairer off my policy without my knowledge right before it happened. Not Impressed.
    After a lot of messing around with insurance companies and the truck company that did the damage, 3 months later, she was as good as she was as above.

    NOTE: The only thing the Coffs Harbour mechanic did was, 2x services and 2x clutch replacements and install my High Flow Cats while installing the SMF (last job he will ever do to my Z)

    Since my last post I have done the following (in order? due to memory):
    ~Transferred my Alpine Headunit (as mentioned before)
    ~Upgraded Rear License Plate Lights
    ~Upgraded Interior Lights (front and boot)
    ~Replica HKS Cat-Back Exhaust
    ~Aftermarket Shifter (Bamshifts one-of-a-kind with custom H-pattern self engraved due to police harrasment)
    ~Aftermarket Signal Lights (iJDMTOY)
    ~Aftermarket Tail Lights (JDM BLACK ALTEZZA LED)
    ~Custom Subwoofer harness to run the stock BOSE sub and aftermarket KICKER sub. (Still running off STOCK BOSE AMP)
    ~Rear Wiper Delete
    ~Replaced Battery Terminals (Just something from Supercheap)
    ~Upgraded Brakes System (T3 Slotted Rotors, HEL Braided Brake Lines, QFM HPX Pads)
    ~Upgraded Clutch System (Single Mass Flywheel Conversion [Coffs Harbour mechanic], Stainless Steel Braided Line, New OEM Slave & Master Cylinders)
    ~Upgraded to High Flow Catalytic Converters (Unknown brand) [Coffs Harbour Mechanic]
    ~Replaced Front Lower Control Arm Bushings (GK Tech)
    ~Upgraded Front Strut Bushings (GK Tech)
    ~Replaced Lower Ball Joints (Febest Brand with Energy Suspension Polyurethane boots)
    ~Replaced Spark Plugs (NGK Platinum)
    ~Upgraded to Magnetic Oil Sump
    ~Changed Transmission Oil
    ~Changed Differential Oil
    ~Replaced Valve/Rocker Covers (both sides)
    ~Installed 5/16 Plenum Spacer
    ~Upgraded Air Filter (K&N panel filter to fit Stock Airbox)
    ~Aftermarket Head Lights (Depo)
    ~Replaced antenna to Shortened 12cm (eBay brand lol)
    ~Installed Zakustech Louvers
    ~Replaced Wheel Hubs FRONT & BACK (Febest)
    ~Upgraded Headers/Extractors (Megan Racing)

    LIMITED TIME MODS:
    For a short while I had
    ~Bilstein Shocks with King Lowering Springs
    ~V8 Racer Wheels 18x9 all around with Hancook Tyres (Staggered setup)
    ~TITANIUM Top Secret Single Exit Exhaust

    ^In hindsight, I started to plan another route and I should have kept the suspension and wheels.
    I do have the exhaust still but it is in need of repairs due to a crack in the muffler (tried taking it to a different mechanic who said he could fix it and clearly he got the apprentice to do it while charging my Qualified rates... didn't get my money back... Working on getting it done professionally with a titanium exhaust company overseas)

    OVERVIEW:
    I still have other parts to put on, both cosmetic and performance. But at the moment I'm saving up for a TUNE and extra supporting mods to go with it.
    Overall I've been really happy with the car, it's never had any major problems because I've always kept on top of things and have since serviced it regularly, staying aware of any odd feelings or sounds along the way.









  10. SimpleVic added a post in a topic New Member from Melb   

    ^^^

    Depends what route you want to go as mentioned above.
    Street, track, monster build, or show car.
  11. SimpleVic added a post in a topic Hola   

    Can cost you from as little as $100 up to $500 plus depending on what plate design you use AND how custom you want the combo to be...
  12. SimpleVic added a post in a topic Probiotic drinks to get hydrated   

    I know they're good for your gut, wouldn't say it's very hydrating though.
  13. SimpleVic added a post in a topic help!!! my brake squealing like crazy ?? (new brake pad)   

    Providing the pads were cleaned with brake cleaner, as they come with a coating brand new to prevent any degrading.

    Next step would be to check your rotors for any score marks in-case any debris was caught been the rotor and pad.

    I don't believe in spraying anything on your brake system because you want complete contact to stop without a layer of lubrication.
  14. SimpleVic added a post in a topic Exahaust / Engine / idle issue   

    From my experience it could be the MAF sensor...? Maybe pick up a can of MAF cleaner from supercheap or autobarn, etc.

    It could also be a few other things depending on what's recently been done to it...
  15. SimpleVic added a post in a topic Stock Nissan 350z Exhaust. 2.5” vs 3”?   

    You can get away with a 3" but you will need a tune for it to run right.

    Of course, supporting mods will help as well.

    As ThatZeeGuy said, it's personal preference