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The Caravan Catcher v3.0 (370z) - MY17 Nismo!

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Evening Folks.

Been a while since I was last posting on here (especially in this section of the forum) - I sold my 350z at the end of last summer to help fund the purchase of our first house. In the meantime I got myself a '95 MR2 as a daily (which is now for sale). We bought the house earlier this year, so with that business taken care of it was time to start car shopping again!! I had many cars on the list, but after driving them all I came back to Z's. After originally looking for an 07/08 HR 350z, the opportunity came to purchase a 370z for a great price! So here we are B)

 

My old 350Z, just because I like looking at it.

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First up - big thanks to Nick (Suits) for being a top bloke. Taxi'ing us to & from the station when viewing the car, answering my many questions and for taking good car of this awesome car. The car was originally owned by Nissan Motorline (HPI shows a reg plate of N10SSN which is neat). I am now the proud owner of a 59 plate LeMans Blue 370Z GT Spec with all the usual trimmings. Car has full service history with only 35k miles on the clock. I have only had a limited drive so far in the dark but it is fantastic - really responsive, great feel through the wheel and the rev match won't get old ANY time soon!! Also, I just can't get enough of this colour!!

 

Car currently has 2 mods fitted, which are both quality items and put me in good sted for a potential remap in the future.

  • Stillen Gen 3 Intakes
  • Ark Grip Exhaust - which is awesome!!

It's dark out, so I have shamelessly taken a couple of pictures from Suits' project thread - just so I can get things started :D This will be a pretty slow going project thread but somewhere I can document my progress with the car. At the moment I am not planning on doing too many mods to this one, and just want to enjoy it. But initial thoughts mods are

  • 25mm spacers all round
  • Lower - maybe 20-30mm
  • Tint windows
  • GTR starter button
  • Rear diffuser
  • Refurb alloys

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Nice one Matt :thumbs:

 

That zorst looks familiar somehow ;)

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Welcome back Matt!!! Great news and hopefully see you down the zed shed again.

 

I get a feeling lots of people were interested in Suits car as it was a great deal to be had with those mods.

 

Catch up soon gringo!

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I'm sure they'll have a spare engine ready for you too :stir::lol:

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Welcome back Matt, very nice car and lovely colour. Now you get to play with the synchro rev match too.

 

Seems like ages ago that we got to play in Wales with Andy and humpy. We will have to go back and test your new motor out properly :)

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Snap with the exhaust, don't they sound fab?!!

 

Any annoying dents in the bumper on this one? :lol: Although following you when you got overtaken by the caravan did detract from it for a while!! :p

 

Good to have you back :)

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you will never EVER live this down :lol: :lol: :blush:

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welcome back,

 

i can see me doing pretty much exactly the same :thumbs:

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Thanks all :)

Haven't been able to drive her much over the weekend as had things going on, but I did manage to sell the MR2 today- which is good!

Niki- yep, the exhaust is a wonderful piece of kit I'm sure you'll agree! A little loud on cold start, but that soon settles down.

 

Nice things I've noticed from the drive home on Friday

- rev match on downshift is still awesome, and grin everytime!!

- needle sweep on start up is a nice touch

- triple blink on the indicator, only a small feature but great when cruising on motorway

- the volume on the stereo doesn't have numbers. This might not seem a big deal for most, but my OCD finds this wonderful as I have to set things to even numbers( where present). So not having to worry about that is a welcome change :) will be good when the misses is in the car as she likes putting the volume at 9 etc, just to wind me up.

 

Have a work trip tomorrow which will allow me 4 hours or so get to know the car a little more :) might take the scenic route home!

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So, 6 days into my ownership I figured it was time to make a start and get the first mod ordered. I think this will make a satisfying difference to the interior, plus add at least 30bhp? Hopefully this will arrive soon so I can start fettling. Just need to work out a plan for what else I plan on doing to her.

Oh, and also need to give her a name but struggling so far. All my other cars had names.

 

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Is the '2 a turbo? If so where's the for sale ad? We're kind of in the market for another track toy.

 

It sold over the weekend mate, but was only a non turbo anyway. Both would make great track toys though :)

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are you going to follow all my mods ...

 

stripes and tyre valves next :lol:

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Great buy Matt - I can see the ZED grins coming back for you - just get out on some twisties and enjoy the zorst/synchro soundtrack and you won't bother with music anymore ;)

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