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  1. jktitties

    Is this a good deal for a used custom kit?

    Sorry my bad! I didn’t realise I had gone into the wrong section
  2. Wrong section - post deleted sorry!
  3. Hahaha that rotary life! Definitely want one one day!!!! Wow that is amazing man. if it is your first Z you are in for one hell of a ride. I was so excited buying my first Z. And second, and third! Thank you buddy I will!
  4. On it mate! Having a look for some used cobra decats now to last me until the TT build! Saw the berk HFCs, they look nice Want to be a thot and try to spit flames, to has to be straight pipes for me atm! ps i will move to the build thread just replying to messages here
  5. Guess who's got a set of Injen Long CAI on the way! Well excited for these to get here! (pic for reference). Purchased from Torquen in their black friday sale for around £407 which is ace. Stillens look cool but I've read the comparisons on here and I know a lot of people preferred the Injen's for minor reasons. I'm sure both kits are great! Also need to get something fabbed for my 2.25" true duel as it's rattling against various things under the car (tight fit) if anyone has any advice it would be deeply appreciated! Debating buying off-brand headers with decat. They're for DE but will fit (Hard to find HR parts), it's only the flange from header to cat which is specific to HR/VHR I believe. (from my research!). Not sure if the quality will be what I need, but in the dyno section I heard really good things about swapping the stock headers out. I would do a spray the heat coat on them unless I can get the welding equipment! Link to product: https://bit.ly/2RkRWcz There is A LOT I want to do to the body so for things like exhaust, as long as it's reliable and non-restrictive, I'm not too bothered about named brands. Although the canisters at the back and the 5" exits do look good! HR vs DE SOUND. Have to be honest about this. Hard to say, but DE sounds WAY better than the HR in my opinion. I miss driving my DE so much, it's garaged whilst I'm driving the HR. DE sounds smooth like a trumpet and at 4K+ revs it genuinely sounds like a symphony, at least it did for me with Cobra HFC and cat back res exhaust. I call that car the rocket because it sounds like you're sat on a rocket engine at all times. The HR sounds like a V8. It's not a typical RB VQ or other japanese sounding engine from the 90s. It sounds harsh and mean and less pure. That's great andd I TOTALLY get the attraction to that! but I like the trumpet - it sounds unique to the car and people would ALWAYS compliment the car on it at the odd meet. It was the best exhaust note out of all of my friends cars I use to go out with. DE running Cobra HFC + Cobra cat back HR running stock cats (looking for low cost temporary decats) and 2.25" true duel. There is definitely a significant difference in the engine note. DE and HR have different firing patterns so I think it might partially be down to that. HR is 1,2,3,4,5,6. Just trying to get a better sound out of the HR for now and hoping the decat will do that. It doesn't sound bassy like the cobra system. HR sounds raspy. Exhaust below has ok fitment but seems to rub and vibrate against things which is loud and bad. This is what I have on it now - it ends too early at the back so is hidden by the bumper, the outer tip doens't look that good in person IMO, and it's rattling against stuff. It looked so pretty lol. Note mine is with the blue tinged smoked tips, not these tips. At this point I am really debating my decisions. Why turbo a HR when it's so hard to get spare engines in the UK, when I could buy a blown DE RevUp for 500, build that outside the car (rods etc) and drop it in the DE. Or sell my DE and buy one with a blown engine, I'd be doing a new body either way. But I can't do a new body on both cars! Very conflicted right now so will be holding onto both cars for a while I think! HR definitely feels more powerful than DE and it's addictive! I just MISS the trumpet! SMELL Does anyone know where I could borrow an Ozone machine? They use them inside rental cars to eliminate customer smells between rentals. My HR has a weird smell, everyone says it smells nice but I hate it. I've used febreeze, shampoo'd carpets, used those things you leave in for 15 mins with AC running, nothing has helped much. I'm a bit lost, but heard good things about the ozone machines!! Anyway once headers decats and CAI's are fitted I'll be off for a tune! Will of course share numbers with you lads!
  6. Lol! Your car looks like a mirror in that picture mate Nice! The demon eyes look so sick man! And the black roof Yeah it's so annoying, I haven't even tried launching my HR because I know I'll run into something like that. Had it on one of my last Z's, why couldn't Nissan bless us with decent clutch cylinders lol. Thanks a lot man! I am definitely not a pro, just trial and error really I need to do it all to my HR since it's back on the road too lol. Thanks bro! LOOOOL! Tell me about it right! Thanks a lot buddy. Works in progress, when the HR is finished it will look very different! Thanks dude!!
  7. jktitties

    Do 370z High Flow cats fit 2007 350z hr?

    This is what I found confusing, I read the exact same thing everywhere and I was so confident, I even took it to a shop since they had a lift to fit it and it was so far off, really bad, there was no way it would begin to fit without multiple pie cuts done, at which point it’s twice the price of the part anyway. do you have any brand you could recommend for HFC on HR Mark?
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    Do 370z High Flow cats fit 2007 350z hr?

    Hi, sorry to bump an old thread but wanted to add an update to this as I used it as bible and bought a part that doesn’t fit from my experience, HR and VHR share the same flange to the headers, but, the angle of the piece is different. We found the exhaust ended up hitting the prop shaft hard with the 370z decat installed on the HR. We had to go back to stock cats as it would require a lot of welding to get it to fit. Just a heads up of my experience! Wouldn’t do this again, would just get HR cats instead.
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    JKTitties Build Thread

    This was my paint restoration journey! I'm definitely NOT a professional detailer! Just someone with OCD I'll include what worked and the mistakes I made. This is how it looked when I bought the car: Here's the list of what I did to the paint: Spray with water Spray with snow foam Wash using 2 bucket technique Wash with water Dry by hand Clay Bar entire car with AutoGlym Rapid Detailer (can probs use something else but I heard good things about it for lubricating the clay bar. clay was cheap from ebay, 5 for £10 I think, they're bright blue). Quick wipe down with microfibre, should be dry already I used T-cut on a Dual Action Rotary Orbital with a firm smooth sponge, 5" or 7" I think. I did the entire car in small sections. This removed most but not all of the surface scratches which was fine for me. Doing it for longer or using harsher compounds would have probably got me to nearly 100% new but that would be too corrosive on the clear coat and I want to keep my clear coat lol. Here's a pic whilst I was doing it, this was my first attempt and I did a better job the second time This is what the paint looked like at the end of the full process (not there yet). It looked perfect in the day time, it was only under harsh light at night time close up you could still see a few micro scratches to the clear. 10. I wiped off the T-cut residue with a microfiber. This happened because I used too much and the first time the sponge on the DA was too soft. I didn't have to do this much when I redid it properly. You could probably try the Autoglym super resin polish but meh, T-cut has been around forever and I had a bottle sat in the garage. 10a. I had really bad stone scratches on the bonnet and front bumper, so using a nail art sharp tip paint brush (lol) I went in to a small bottle of touch up for my paint code purchased from ebay and individually filled in each of the stone chips. It's not as impressive as a new paint job, but I would rather have some tiny body-coloured bumps on the front than bright white stone chips. I did this way after the first time I cleaned up the paint but this is where it fits into the full routine, after the T cut and before the wax. 11. I used 2 waxes. The first was the SIMONIZ Original Hard Car Wax. That was tricky to use but melts into the sponge with some heat. Buff out before it dries as it's so hard to remove once it sets. Buffed this into the car in small sections really massaging it in softly with a bumpy sponge on the DA. I would not recommend any buffers but the Dual Action as I previously damaged paint really easy using a drill attachment. Worth the £65 investment trust me! They're so handy! 12. The second wax I used was Turtle Wax Original Car Wax Liquid. This one does dry faster so you have to work quickly. Some people just use one wax and I'm sure that works perfectly, I like to start with hard wax and move my way up. I wouldn't do any of this stuff by hand. I've done it before and it just takes three times along. Definitely worth getting the DA imo. 13. I cleaned off the excess Turtle Wax dried up liquid with a microfiber and then used AutoGlym Rapid Detailer over the car a panel at a time and massaged in with a microfiber. This step was super fast because no machinery and I find it just gives it a little extra shine as well as a little extra protection. Fin. That was everything for the paint! The reason it took me months was because it was my first time using the machine and there was some trial and error with how much pressure to use, I went too light to start with and it didn't get enough of the scratches out. I've done the hatch, roof and bonnet twice to get it how I wanted it. Took a long time but spreading it out it wasn't bad and it looks like a whole new car from when I first got it. Nissan paint from the factory isn't bad! Warning tho it shows up dirt so fast now with the paint being super shiny compared to before, it needs cleaning 1-2 times a week just being sat on the drive
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    JKTitties Build Thread

    I'll use my original hello post to give the d-low on my set up at the moment and what I plan to do! Lots of parts already waiting to be fitted, happy to share pics and recommend sellers/tuners/parts! Getting hard to find certain things nowadays and I've ended up importing a lot of stuff to save some costs so happy to share that stuff as I know it can be risky. Long time secret reader, finally took the plunge and made the account. Love reading people's builds on here, I am Z obsessed. I have an 07 GT Rev Up and another 08 GT HR. I really love these cars and work on them every free minute I have as I'm sure others do I should have had a kid, would have been cheaper and less likely to blow up. I plan to share my mods including eventually a FI build, with vq37vhr lower end, built engine and full custom fab manifolds for the HR. Not sure who I'll trust the internal engine build with yet! Still need to buy the space to get that moving properly. Trying to build a house in 6 months so TT is definitely one for later in 2019 Here are my current mods on each of these cars as of Nov 2018. 07 350Z DE GT Rev Up K&N Typhoon Air Intake Cobra exhaust system Cobra HFC ROTA GRID 19" in "Flat Black" Polished plenum Coil Overs (I think they're BC but not sure) Switchback DRLs in the front bumper Demon Eyes + Custom Headlights Since getting this one around 9 months ago I've spent probably 80+ hours on the paint and it looks like a new car compared to when I first got it. After a wash it looks all wet and shiny like glass and the blue doesn't look like any other blue I've seen on the road lol. I'll include in another post below what I've done to the paint to restore it. Headlights are different now as the strips I used inside these were not reliable! 08 350Z GT HR This car is bone stock as I bought it like this, but this is all the stuff I've purchased currently sat in my garage awaiting fitment (I love doing this stuff but not climbing under my car in a tiny single garage during winter haha) - Decats (slightly resonated). Hopefully manifolds for TT fabbed within 12 months so praying the Japspeed welds hold until then lmao they look terrible - HKS Style True Duel Full Exhaust System. It's a straight through system with no echo chamber things. My thinking was I can use parts of this when fabbing up the turbo set up. - Spec Headlights imported from USA. Hopefully doing the LHD to RHD conversion this week for the light pattern, along with demon light install. My blue Z has had enough money poured into it for now lol. Below are my intentions once the above stuff is fitted. I might sell the blue Z in spring if I'm happy with the HR. HR Planned Mods - Body kit - I'm doing something custom - Paint - I plan to respray the thing a deep black when I get the space. - Wrap - Once the paint is done and settled I want to wrap. I have OCD and can't survive knowing the paint is bad under the wrap lol. - Wing - I think I'm fabbing something custom. I want something really big with a lot of width that looks aggressive. - Interior - Doing alcantara over the sides of the dash and gloss carbon fiber over the center console. - Seats - Seen some online I really like but they're all with faux leather. I really like the smell of leather so going to try and get them reupholstered with real leather. - Steering wheel - Doing something custom! - Roll cage - want to go with a simple bolt in roll cage to start with, nothing too intrusive since this is a day car for now. My goal is to get everything else done before I hit it with boost so it's ready to go. - Sound system - planning on using an xtrons unit. I can replace the front speakers but need to get the cage in the back before I do rears and a sub. - Tuning - Haven't decided on a tuner yet, but I think I'm going with UpRev. - VQ37 crank Given the amount of work going on I'm likely sourcing parts from all over the world to get a good price as I can't go MSRP so i'll share links to that stuff if people are interested. Don't mind going used on certain things like a cage if needed! Can always repaint and get it looking fresh. Also hoping to maybe fabricate a hydraulic lift system much further into the future since they pump up so fast and look really aggressive! Too many things to do before that though. This week I'm doing headlight conversion and also getting the decat and HKS style true dual exhaust in with a fab shop. If they're decent I'll drop their details here after That's everything so far!
  11. Hahaha thank you very much man What can I say, better than gonorrhoea I guess Thanks man! I'm excited to keep it moving. The new one gets it's MOT in a week and is then back on the road so will be good to finally give it a blast! Thanks man! Yeah the car park lighting is always the best Thanks man! I'm gonna start a build thread tonight for it. Thanks buddy! Thanks a lot man! Hahaha well it was a learning curve for me but I'll type out what I can remember because it worked really well. This is how it looked when I bought the car: Here's the list of what I did to the paint: Spray with water Spray with snow foam Wash using 2 bucket technique Wash with water Dry by hand Clay Bar entire car with AutoGlym Rapid Detailer (can probs use something else but I heard good things about it for lubricating the clay bar. clay was cheap from ebay, 5 for £10 I think, they're bright blue). Quick wipe down with microfibre, should be dry already I used T-cut on a Dual Action Rotary Orbital with a firm smooth sponge, 5" or 7" I think. I did the entire car in small sections. This removed most but not all of the surface scratches which was fine for me. Doing it for longer or using harsher compounds would have probably got me to nearly 100% new but that would be too corrosive on the clear coat and I want to keep my clear coat lol. Here's a pic whilst I was doing it, this was my first attempt and I did a better job the second time This is what the paint looked like at the end of the process (not there yet). It looked perfect in the day time, it was only under harsh light at night time close up you could still see a few micro scratches to the clear. 10. I wiped off the T-cut residue with a microfiber. This happened because I used too much and the first time the sponge on the DA was too soft. I didn't have to do this much when I redid it properly. You could probably try the Autoglym super resin polish but meh, T-cut has been around forever and I had a bottle sat in the garage. 10a. I had really bad stone scratches on the bonnet and front bumper, so using a nail art sharp tip paint brush (lol) I went in to a small bottle of touch up for my paint code purchased from ebay and individually filled in each of the stone chips. It's not as impressive as a new paint job, but I would rather have some tiny body-coloured bumps on the front than bright white stone chips. I did this way after the first time I cleaned up the paint but this is where it fits into the full routine, after the T cut and before the wax. 11. I used 2 waxes. The first was the SIMONIZ Original Hard Car Wax. That was tricky to use but melts into the sponge with some heat. Buffed this into the car in small sections. 12. The second wax I used was Turtle Wax Original Car Wax Liquid. This one does dry faster so you have to work quickly. Some people just use one wax and I'm sure that works perfectly, I like to start with hard wax and move my way up. 13. I cleaned off the excess Turtle Wax dried up liquid with a microfiber and then used AutoGlym Rapid Detailer over the car a panel at a time and massaged in with a microfiber. This step was super fast because no machinery and I find it just gives it a little extra shine as well as a little extra protection. Fin. That was everything for the paint! The reason it took me months was because it was my first time using the machine and there was some trial and error with how much pressure to use, I went too light to start with and it didn't get enough of the scratches out. I've done the hatch, roof and bonnet twice to get it how I wanted it. Took a long time but spreading it out it wasn't bad and it looks like a whole new car from when I first got it. Nissan paint from the factory isn't bad! Warning tho it shows up dirt so fast now with the paint being super shiny compared to before, it needs cleaning 1-2 times a week just being sat on the drive Turtle Wax Original Car Wax Liquid 500ml Turtle Wax Original Car Wax Liquid 500ml I agree! And trying to get VQ37VHR parts and a blown HR engine to TT build in my garage so I can drop it in the new one RIP bank lol
  12. Thank you man!! Thanks a lot! Excited to finally have my own thread Lmao! Thanks a lot man Let the madness begin. I agree but hoping the wide body will take us to a DD lol. Thanks a lot man! I appreciate that a lot, I hope so too! If anyone is on instagram my handle is same as here, I follow 200 350Z accounts so if you're looking for builds to follow its all in my follow list
  13. Thanks a lot buddy! Happy to be here.
  14. Long time secret reader, finally took the plunge and made the account. Love reading people's builds on here, I am Z obsessed. I have an 07 GT Rev Up and another 08 GT HR. I really love these cars and work on them every free minute I have. I plan to share my mods including eventually a FI build, with built engine and full custom fab manifolds for the HR. Still need to buy the space to get that moving! so definitely one for later in 2019. Here are my current mods on each of these cars as of Nov 2018. 07 350Z DE GT Rev Up K&N Typhoon Air Intake Cobra exhaust system Cobra HFC ROTA GRID 19" in "Flat Black" Polished plenum Coil Overs (I think they're BC but not sure) Switchback DRLs in the front bumper Demon Eyes + Custom Headlights Since getting this one around 9 months ago I've spent probably 80+ hours on the paint and it looks like a new car compared to when I first got it. After a wash it looks all wet and shiny like glass and the blue doesn't look like any other blue I've seen on the road lol. Headlights are different now as the strips I used inside these were not reliable. 08 350Z GT HR This car is bone stock as I bought it like this, but this is all the stuff I've purchased currently sat in my garage awaiting finding a reliable person with a lift to install (I love doing this stuff but not climbing under my car in a tiny single garage) - Decats (slightly resonated) - HKS Style True Duel Full Exhaust System. It's a straight through system with no echo chamber things. My thinking was I can use parts of this when fabbing up the turbo set up. - Spec Headlights imported from USA My blue Z has had enough money poured into it for now lol. Below are my intentions once the above stuff is fitted. HR Planned Mods - Body kit - I'm doing something custom - Paint - I plan to respray the thing a deep black when I get the space. - Wrap - Once the paint is done and settled I want to wrap, I won't give away the details yet. - Wing - I think I'm fabbing something custom. I want something really big with a lot of width that looks aggressive. - Interior - Doing alcantara over the sides of the dash and gloss carbon fiber over the center console. - Seats - Seen some online I really like but they're all with faux leather. I really like the smell of leather so going to try and get them reupholstered with real leather. - Steering wheel - Doing something custom - Roll cage - want to go with a simple bolt in roll cage to start with, nothing too intrusive since this is a day car for now. My goal is to get everything else done before I hit it with boost. - Sound system - planning on using an xtrons unit. I can replace the front speakers but need to get the cage in the back before I do rears and a sub. - Tuning - Haven't decided on a tuner yet, but I know I'm going with UpRev. I drove a HR with UpRev prior to purchasing either of these and loved it. Given the amount of work going on I'm likely sourcing parts from all over the world to get a good price as I can't go MSRP so i'll share links to that stuff if people are interested. Don't mind going used on certain things like a cage if needed! Can always repaint and get it looking fresh. Anyway long first post but yello.
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