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  1. As some of you may have spotted on Facebook or Instagram recently, the car is now sold pending collection. It's been an absolutely brilliant car to own over the last 4 and a half years and it'll be a genuine shame to see it go however I just don't use it that much anymore. I recently replaced my daily driver, a diesel E Class Estate, with a B8.5 Audi RS4 so the 370 doesn't really serve any purpose for me anymore as a fun, comfortable weekend car. I had planned on just selling the 370, keeping the cash and then buying a replacement weekend car in the future however the opportunitity arose to purchase a Nissan S15 which is something I didn't really think would be feasible given the huge price increase recently! The deal hasn't been done just yet, but if all things fall into place as agreed I should have the new car towards the end of the week 😁With low 400's for power it should be a hell of a lot faster than the 370 and with it having a partially stripped interior and roll cage it should be a lot more raw to drive too. Anyway, enough about the replacement car. Here's a few photos of the 370 that I took a few weeks ago in preperation for writing the advert. Changes since the last time I updated this project thread include swaping the Bride x Vertex Seats for Recaro Pole Positions, new Work CR2P Wheels (purchased brand new from Driftworks. 19x11J et-25 all round) & a genuine MK2 Nismo Rear Wing. I also reduced some of the rear camber and raised the car by about 10mm or so for the new owner. I'll no doubt still linger on the forum once in a while to catch up with some of the other build threads that I've followed over the years but I figured I'd just close this thread out by saying thanks to all those over the years for their assistance and kind words, it really made owning this car that much better! Cheers, Tom
  2. @Adrian@TORQEN Ah that's great news. February should give me enough time to get my current mk2 nismo bumper sold so that works out perfectly. Ideally I'd like a set of mk1 Nismo sideskirts too. I'll be keeping my MK2 nismo rear. Cheers!
  3. @Coz@TORQEN okay that's spot on, thanks for taking a look in to this for me!
  4. I'll likely keep the MK2 Nismo rear bumper as I've already got the diffuser to go along with it. I just want to get my hands on a MK1 Nismo Front Bumper and Sideskirts as long as they're not crazy expensive! I've still got to sell one of my sets of wheels to fund the parts yet but it'd be good to have a rough idea of costs in my head first.
  5. Cheers for the suggestions guys. I've spoken to my local Nissan garage and they're unable to source one unfortunately. Similarly I spoke to Tarmac the other day and they're no longer able to supply them so that listing will be getting removed from their site! I'm honestly not sure where Z1 source them from as even Nissan themselves have told me they're no longer in manufacture! Worst case I'll import them through Z1, but after import tax and shipping I'll be dangerously close to £2k for the Bumper and Sideskirts 😩
  6. Morning Gents, Just a quick one. Does anyone know the best place to source a MK1 Nismo Front Bumper & Sideskirts for the 370z in the UK? I've been hunting around online and it seems that absolutely no one stocks them with the exception of Z1 in the states. I'd even be tempted by fibreglass versions if they were easy enough to source but even that is seemingly difficult as the only place that makes them is based overseas and by the time I factor in shipping fees and import tax it's a seriously expensive ordeal. Any help with this would be appreciated. Cheers!
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  8. Cheers mate! Both Connor and Max did an awesome job that's for sure. Yeah, I still really like the OZ's, i just fancy having a spare set of wheels for the car so I can bounce between the two whenever I get bored. The ability to put an equally nice set of wheels on the car while the others are having tyres changed or lips polished should be really handy. I still keep toying with the idea of taking the car to a small drift event so the spare set of 4 wheels will also be super handy for that! I've always been obsessed with drifting, hence the OTT styling off the car as it is, so it seems ridiculous that I've never gave it a proper go on a track. We'll see how the rest of this year pans out but I'm hoping that'll be on the cards for next year!
  9. A few changes have been made since the last time I wrote an update on this thread so here it goes. Towards the end of May I had my exhaust remade by a small fabrication shop relatively local to me called Angry Parrot Fabrications as my HKS SSM Exhaust had seen better days and one of the flexi's had broken off from the cat. I had the y-pipe and centre section leading back to the short tails made remade and tucked up as high as possible under the car. I also removed one of the subframe braces to allow the exhaust to pass through the gap left near the diff. Since some diff braces require the removal of the brace I removed, I did not anticipate any adverse effects when removing this and I am happy to say it has had a negligible effect on the overall feel of the car. I have already purchased Whiteline Diff Bushings and will soon be purchasing solid subframe bushings ready for an entire rear-end overhaul over the winter anyway which will more than correct any additional play introduced by this. The quality of workmanship by APF was second to none and he even dropped the price upon collection as "the job wasn't as difficult as he imagined"! He could've very easily pocketed the extra £100 and said nothing, so I massively appreciate his honesty and would recommend him to anyone in the South West that wants any fabrication work undertaking! A few weeks later I then had some Japspeed Resonated Decats fitted by Horsham Developments. I planned on fitting them myself but seeing how cheap they offer their fitting service, it made no sense to endure the pain of trying to fit them myself! However, I didn’t quite anticipate how much louder these would make the car! The car sounded pretty great in my opinion beforehand but after fitting it was so loud on cold start and at 3k rpm that I stopped driving the car entirely for a few weeks until I could get the car booked back in at APF to have a pair of Profusion 4” x 9” Silencer / Resonators fitted to short tails. Again, APF did an awesome job with this and thankfully this addition has made the exhaust quiet enough that I’m not embarrassed to start the car anymore! Fast forward a few weeks and I popped out in to the centre of Bristol for a photoshoot, organised by Lowco Automotive. Both @Connorphotouk and @Maxmilliship did an awesome job at capturing the car and I couldn’t be happier with the outcome! I have only received a small batch of the photos taken throughout the day, the rest are being processed as we speak. The photos I have received so far are below. @Connorphotouk @Connorphotouk @Connorphotouk @Connorphotouk @Connorphotouk @Connorphotouk @Connorphotouk @Maxmilliship Oh, I also purchased another set of wheels! This time, brand new multi-piece Works through Driftworks. They're being manufactured as we speak and should be with me some time in October. I'll be keeping the OZ's too.
  10. Awesome choice with the wing, it's one of my favourites!
  11. @madcat No problem! 370's aren't the lightest of cars anyway so I'm sure if you go for the stiffer option you'll still find it more than comfortable enough over some of the bumpier stuff.
  12. I've had BC Coilovers on mine for the past 3 years now and they have been absolutely brilliant. I've fitted BC's to a few other cars I've owned, my missus' car and a few of my friends and they're always top notch for the price you pay so I'd definitely say BC is the way to go! As for spring rates, it depends on what you use the car for and how soft you want it to be. I personally found the 10k/8k set up a nice improvement over stock but still certainly a little bit soft for me personally. I then made the switch to a 16k front spring and 12k rear (Custom spring rates from BC) and found that to be much more suited to how i believe they should feel. I didn't notice any real difference in comfort but the car felt far more planted when pushing it. If it were me looking at those options, I'd personally go with BC's with the stiffer 12k/10k option!
  13. @HEADPHONES @Umster Cheers gents! Tinted taillights aren't my thing personally. I like to keep both the headlights and taillights as OEM as possible, with the exception of painting the headlight internals of course!
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