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Nismo front end.

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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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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.

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The last few times ive called nissan dealers, they’ve asked for the part numbers (being nismo or non-nismo) and they didnt have an issue selling me those parts. I did decline cause for a set of 2012 nismo wheels ended up costing 2k a wheel ?! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

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