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1 BAD Z February 3rd 03:02 PM

2012 Goals for your Nissan
 
What are your goals of things to complete on your Nissan/Infinty this year?

1 BAD Z February 3rd 03:06 PM

Mine for my 350Z are as follows:

Fix my front bumper
Fix my headlights
TSII Carbon fiber hood
Double Din
Sub box and install
Blue glow gauges
Nismo shift knob
New "Z" floormats for the car
Window tint
Possibly new dual exhaust and cats

dragginbody87 February 3rd 03:08 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by 1 BAD Z (Post 62354)
Possibly new dual exhaust and cats

I can recommend a brand :cool:

dragginbody87 February 3rd 03:09 PM

You should get Jeff to do you some custom headlights.

dragginbody87 February 3rd 03:16 PM

My list:

Blazer:

Finish it
Collect trophies and adulation

Civic:

Install coilovers that are in my kitchen floor
18" wheels
sound system

Z:

install my lightweight UR pulleys sitting in my kitchen cabinet
Carbon fiber hood (it's a secret)
Carbon fiber hatch (it's a secret too)
JP Vizage Type A body kit
paint

(more distant future)
forged wheels (secret!)
JWT 700bb
JWT clutch/flywheel

6spd_Hayes February 3rd 03:46 PM

My Maxima:

- autocross
- autocross
- autocross
- road race

- finish install of HID fogs
- finish breaking down spare engine for JWT S-1 cams and VQ35HR valve springs install
- install my Fidanza lightweight flywheel
- install my lightweight underdrive pulley
- install said engine (30k donor)
- finish install of my Greddy E-Manage Ultimate
- tune for the holy grail of 300 fwhp (highest NA manual 2k2-3 Max is 292 fwhp)

- demod it for my son who turns 16 in June.

6spd_Hayes February 3rd 04:03 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by 6spd_Hayes (Post 62358)
My Maxima:

- autocross
- autocross
- autocross
- road race

- finish install of HID fogs
- finish breaking down spare engine for JWT S-1 cams and VQ35HR valve springs install
- install my Fidanza lightweight flywheel
- install my lightweight underdrive pulley
- install said engine (30k donor)
- finish install of my Greddy E-Manage Ultimate
- tune for the holy grail of 300 fwhp (highest NA manual 2k2-3 Max is 292 fwhp)

- demod it for my son who turns 16 in June.

Oh, forgot the most important, order my new 370Z.

Samir February 4th 01:48 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by dragginbody87 (Post 62356)
You should get Jeff to do you some custom headlights.

You should get Jeff to be an advertiser on HCS. :D A single job will pay for the whole year. That's a really great ROI. :)
Quote:

Originally Posted by 6spd_Hayes (Post 62358)
My Maxima:
- tune for the holy grail of 300 fwhp (highest NA manual 2k2-3 Max is 292 fwhp)

- demod it for my son who turns 16 in June.

lol. Somehow I see 'swap old stock engine back into car' as a more realistic option. I wouldn't want to build that engine and then demod it. :eek:

Beckham February 4th 01:55 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by 1 BAD Z (Post 62354)
Mine for my 350Z are as follows:


Double Din
Sub box and install
Blue glow gauges
Window tint


Quote:

Originally Posted by dragginbody87 (Post 62357)
Civic:

sound system

Sounds like I'll be seeing a lot of you two this year! :D

Samir February 4th 01:59 PM

Since my life always has me choking up hairballs that clog my plan, I'll make two lists. :D

What I want to do:
  • Replace the upper timing chain tensioner in my brother's old Altima
  • Replace both axles in my brother's old Altima
  • Run the FSM transmission test in my brother's old Altima
  • Install the a-arm brace on my brother's old Altima that's been sitting here beside the computer for over a year and write a review
  • Get new Bridgestones for my brother's old Altima
  • Get replacement parts for the damage the C&K Roofing illegals did to my brother's old Altima, and make the story thread public so google can help people know about their employment practices
  • Replace the thermostat in my brother's old Altima and do a coolant flush
  • Replace all dead bulbs with LEDs in my brother's old Altima
  • Move other Nissans to storage place once the RV is out, and make lists of work for them.

What I will realistically do:
  • Maybe replace the upper timing chain tensioner in my brother's old Altima if I can ever figure out if I can really do it myself without messing up the head gasket seal.
  • Maybe run the FSM transmission test in my brother's old Altima if it returns to daily service after the timing chain tensioner is fixed.
  • Get new Bridgestones for my brother's old Altima if the car sees the road as a daily driver this year
  • Make the C&K Roofing story thread public so google can help people know about their employment practices of hiring illegals
  • Replace the thermostat in my brother's old Altima and do a coolant flush if the car returns to daily driving

6spd_Hayes February 4th 11:23 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Samir (Post 62458)
Somehow I see 'swap old stock engine back into car' as a more realistic option. I wouldn't want to build that engine and then demod it. :eek:

Realistically, I will build the motor, install it, tune it and dyno, probably pull it out and sell it. I honestly don't see my son getting into modding and racing.

Plus the current motor has nearly 140k on it and it still as strong as the day I drove it off the lot in Decatur. I see it lasting another 100k.

Demodding will include:
- returning to a stock header back exhaust (selling the Cattman Gen II Headers and 3" Cattman Exhaust)
- returning to a stock airbox, TB, IM Elbow, Upper IM, Lower IM, stock injectors (selling CAI, TB, IM, etc)
- removing Greddy EMU and Zeitronix WB (and gauge) (selling)
- removing short throw, return to stock shifter bushings (selling)
- replacing stock motor mounts, subframe bushings (selling)
- removing grounding kit (selling)
- removing Tokico Whites replacing with stock

I'll probably leave the following on the car:
- 18x8 Mille Miglia Evo5 Wheels
- Eibach Pro Springs
- Rear antisway bar
- Front strut tower bar

Tanro February 4th 11:49 PM

Painting my Talon rear end.
Painting and Installing side slashes.
Finding, Painting, and installing a 2gb Talon front.
Fixing the spoiler hole patch job.
Modding my headlights to fit a talon bumper, and then installing some Bi-Xenon projectors, probably morimoto mini d2s or mini h1.
Fuel System upgrade -8 AN Tank to rail, AEM AFPR, 950cc FICs, whinebro 255lph.
Switch to GM 3" MAF
Tune for 300-350 whp.

Looking to sink another 2-3 grand in the exterior and performance this year.

6spd_Hayes February 4th 11:52 PM

Progress up to Feb 4, 2012:
- headers removed
- TB, IM removed
- Thermostat removed
- Exterior ports taped up
- Valve covers removed

Progress for Feb 4, 2012:
- Oil drained
- Steel Oil Pan removed
- Timing Chain Cover removed
- Old RTV removed from mating surface on engine for timing chain cover

http://hsvracing.com/upload/6spd_Hay...d/IMG_6394.jpg

http://hsvracing.com/upload/6spd_Hay...d/IMG_6395.jpg

http://hsvracing.com/upload/6spd_Hay...d/IMG_6396.jpg

http://hsvracing.com/upload/6spd_Hay...d/IMG_6397.jpg

http://hsvracing.com/upload/6spd_Hay...d/IMG_6398.jpg

http://hsvracing.com/upload/6spd_Hay...d/IMG_6399.jpg

http://hsvracing.com/upload/6spd_Hay...d/IMG_6400.jpg'

http://hsvracing.com/upload/6spd_Hay...d/IMG_6401.jpg

Tanro February 5th 12:33 AM

Man that is a lot of work to go into the car and then just undo all of it so your son can drive it.

Why not find him something with a bit less of your blood sweat and tears in to for a first car?

Samir February 5th 03:09 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by 6spd_Hayes (Post 62526)
Realistically, I will build the motor, install it, tune it and dyno, probably pull it out and sell it. I honestly don't see my son getting into modding and racing.

Plus the current motor has nearly 140k on it and it still as strong as the day I drove it off the lot in Decatur. I see it lasting another 100k.

Demodding will include:
- returning to a stock header back exhaust (selling the Cattman Gen II Headers and 3" Cattman Exhaust)
- returning to a stock airbox, TB, IM Elbow, Upper IM, Lower IM, stock injectors (selling CAI, TB, IM, etc)
- removing Greddy EMU and Zeitronix WB (and gauge) (selling)
- removing short throw, return to stock shifter bushings (selling)
- replacing stock motor mounts, subframe bushings (selling)
- removing grounding kit (selling)
- removing Tokico Whites replacing with stock

I'll probably leave the following on the car:
- 18x8 Mille Miglia Evo5 Wheels
- Eibach Pro Springs
- Rear antisway bar
- Front strut tower bar

Quote:

Originally Posted by Tanro (Post 62529)
Man that is a lot of work to go into the car and then just undo all of it so your son can drive it.

Why not find him something with a bit less of your blood sweat and tears in to for a first car?

I was kinda thinking the same thing. Let him drive it as is for just a bit, or just get another Maxima just like it for him to drive until he sells it and gets what he really wants. I know you'll miss that Maxima, even with a Z, especially with the work that will be in it.
Quote:

Originally Posted by Tanro (Post 62527)
Painting my Talon rear end.
Painting and Installing side slashes.
Finding, Painting, and installing a 2gb Talon front.
Fixing the spoiler hole patch job.
Modding my headlights to fit a talon bumper, and then installing some Bi-Xenon projectors, probably morimoto mini d2s or mini h1.
Fuel System upgrade -8 AN Tank to rail, AEM AFPR, 950cc FICs, whinebro 255lph.
Switch to GM 3" MAF
Tune for 300-350 whp.

Looking to sink another 2-3 grand in the exterior and performance this year.

Lots of work to put DSM parts on a Nissan. :D

1 BAD Z February 5th 11:25 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Beckham (Post 62459)
Sounds like I'll be seeing a lot of you two this year! :D

Yes you will lol

dragginbody87 February 5th 11:37 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Beckham (Post 62459)
Sounds like I'll be seeing a lot of you two this year! :D

:p

1 BAD Z February 6th 07:23 AM

I should be getting my window tint and double din in 2 or 3 weeks.... Hopefully my sub box and sub installed also!

dragginbody87 February 6th 12:09 PM

Might as well get the blue LED conversion while it's all torn apart. You know you don't want to have to set your head unit to bright orange. ;)

1 BAD Z February 7th 07:14 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by dragginbody87 (Post 62588)
Might as well get the blue LED conversion while it's all torn apart. You know you don't want to have to set your head unit to bright orange. ;)

Lol you donate about 450 to the cause and I'll do it!

Samir February 7th 09:25 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by 1 BAD Z (Post 62662)
Lol you donate about 450 to the cause and I'll do it!

:eek: That's a chunk of change!

dragginbody87 February 7th 09:52 AM

Just open a line of credit at Speakerbox and get it all done at once :D

Beckham February 7th 10:55 AM

If only we could do credit cards... lol. :p

Samir February 7th 01:16 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Beckham (Post 62721)
If only we could do credit cards... lol. :p

:confused: What?!?!? Even I can do credit cards. Is it because of the Internet access issue?

dragginbody87 February 7th 01:22 PM

I think he means they can't set up lines of credit. C'mon Speakerbox get on it! Even rinky dink Wild Bill's in Boaz gave me a line of credit when I was 18 (with a co-signer lol) ;)

Samir February 7th 01:28 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by dragginbody87 (Post 62749)
I think he means they can't set up lines of credit. C'mon Speakerbox get on it! Even rinky dink Wild Bill's in Boaz gave me a line of credit when I was 18 (with a co-signer lol) ;)

He specifically said credit cards and that's what's thrown me. Credit lines are a lot tougher to do since you typically have to be set up with a financing company. But I will say I do personal loans. :D

6spd_Hayes February 26th 12:17 AM

Timing chain, timing gears, secondary timing chain for exhaust cams, and tentioner removed. Intake and exhaust cams removed.
http://hsvracing.com/upload/6spd_Hay...d/IMG_6415.jpg

The bucket followers have an amazing finish on them.
http://hsvracing.com/upload/6spd_Hay...d/IMG_6416.jpg

Here is a look down the empty head. The bent paper clip is holding back the tentioner plunger on the secondary timing chain.
http://hsvracing.com/upload/6spd_Hay...d/IMG_6418.jpg

Samir March 4th 01:12 AM

That looks amazing. I've actually got the factory push-in type thing that's used for the the factory tensioner on my new Nissan one for the Altima. :)

Beckham March 5th 11:27 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Samir (Post 62745)
:confused: What?!?!? Even I can do credit cards. Is it because of the Internet access issue?

I was talking about a line of credit haha. I meant "Speakerbox Credit Cards".

We have seen shops do lines of credit, but usually it doesn't work out that well.

Samir March 9th 12:25 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Beckham (Post 65221)
I was talking about a line of credit haha. I meant "Speakerbox Credit Cards".

We have seen shops do lines of credit, but usually it doesn't work out that well.

That makes sense. :) In-house financing isn't always a good business model.


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