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Potential UK 370Z Nismo Buyer - Future Values and other questions


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Hi guys, 

 

Just joined up. I have my Jaguar F-Type V6S convertible up for sale at the moment and looking to purchase a 2 seater coupe. I'd love the  new Supra, but realistically I need to swap to a similar value car (around £30k). I think the facelift 370Z Nismo has aged really well (other than the dash and interior trim) and the old school formula really appeals.  

 

I'd be looking for a 2017\2018 car in white or silver. However, I'm hesitant on spending that sort of money on a 370Z. If I remember correctly, they couldn't even give them away new for that price. Concerned that the prices will fall off a cliff later this year. 

 

Some other questions:

 

Any problems to be aware of on the later cars? Read something about the clutch master cylinder issues? Any underside corrosion issues? 

 

How easy is it to keep clean the Alcantara seats?

 

Anyone put their dog in the boot? Anywhere to secure the dog?

 

Anyone used those Searsuckers to carry a mountain bike? 

 

I love to mod\enhance my car. Would definitely be looking the Tarmac Sportz resonated short tails, short shift kit and lowering springs, Eibach's are my usual choice. Any other suggestions to make it a weekend special?

 

Has anyone in the UK fitted a shorter diff? 3.9 or 4.1? Any off the shelf kits?

 

Think that's it for now. 

 

 

 

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Hello and welcome! 

 

1) The issue you probably read about is with the CSC (concentric slave cylinder) which the OEM part uses a plastic backing plate, constant heating and cooling causes this to become brittle and snap which in turn means the whole unit fails. We do the TORQEN or JWT heavy duty CSC kits as a replacement, they feature a metal backing plate as well as all the lines which is much more resilient and should outlast your ownership. Corrosion is dependent on car, being Japanese they all tend to suffer in the long run, however being a 2017/18 you shouldn't have any issues whatsoever. Member stay brackets and the 4 point W Brace are the main MOT failures for rust. 

 

TORQEN: https://www.torqen.uk/nissan/370z/powertrain/ancillaries/18779-370z-torqen-heavy-duty-concentric-slave-cylinder-csc-trq-vhr-csc.html

 

JWT: https://www.torqen.uk/nissan/370z/powertrain/ancillaries/20976-370z-jwt-jim-wolf-technology-heavy-duty-clutch-csc-concentric-slave-cylinder-l3507-csc00.html

 

2) Grab some Alcantara cleaner, it'll be the same as any other Alcantara parts so just follow the same process.

 

3) Zip tie the dog to the roof or squeeze him in the hatch 🤣

 

4) No experience myself with the Searsuckers, I suspect someone will have done though. 

 

5) OEM final drives available, Z1 Motorsports, Tomei, links below. 

 

https://www.torqen.uk/search?controller=search&orderby=position&orderway=desc&search_query=OEM+Final+Drive+Gears&submit_search=

 

https://www.torqen.uk/nissan/350z/powertrain/differentials/75224-350z-z33-370z-z34-z1-motorsports-409-r200-final-drive-ring-and-pinion-gear.html

 

 

 

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1 hour ago, Coz@TORQEN said:

Hello and welcome! 

 

1) The issue you probably read about is with the CSC (concentric slave cylinder) which the OEM part uses a plastic backing plate, constant heating and cooling causes this to become brittle and snap which in turn means the whole unit fails. We do the TORQEN or JWT heavy duty CSC kits as a replacement, they feature a metal backing plate as well as all the lines which is much more resilient and should outlast your ownership. Corrosion is dependent on car, being Japanese they all tend to suffer in the long run, however being a 2017/18 you shouldn't have any issues whatsoever. Member stay brackets and the 4 point W Brace are the main MOT failures for rust. 

 

TORQEN: https://www.torqen.uk/nissan/370z/powertrain/ancillaries/18779-370z-torqen-heavy-duty-concentric-slave-cylinder-csc-trq-vhr-csc.html

 

JWT: https://www.torqen.uk/nissan/370z/powertrain/ancillaries/20976-370z-jwt-jim-wolf-technology-heavy-duty-clutch-csc-concentric-slave-cylinder-l3507-csc00.html

 

2) Grab some Alcantara cleaner, it'll be the same as any other Alcantara parts so just follow the same process.

 

3) Zip tie the dog to the roof or squeeze him in the hatch 🤣

 

4) No experience myself with the Searsuckers, I suspect someone will have done though. 

 

5) OEM final drives available, Z1 Motorsports, Tomei, links below. 

 

https://www.torqen.uk/search?controller=search&orderby=position&orderway=desc&search_query=OEM+Final+Drive+Gears&submit_search=

 

https://www.torqen.uk/nissan/350z/powertrain/differentials/75224-350z-z33-370z-z34-z1-motorsports-409-r200-final-drive-ring-and-pinion-gear.html

 

 

Thanks for the information, much appreciated. 

 

Is it an engine out job to fit the uprated slave cylinder? 

 

Are the gears silent once installed? I've had good and bad experience with crown and pinion changes on my M3's and S2000. 

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Welcome along.

 

If you are buying a 2017 and later, apparently the CSC and the steering lock problem shouldn't be an issue to worry about. They were two things that nearly put me off buying my 2017 370Z Nismo, until I learnt that. One thing that does help preserve the CSC is regular fluid changes to keep the system clean. As for corrosion, the underside of mine looks fine.

 

Future values, who can really tell? Most here probably own a Z because they enjoy ownership of a relatively rare and different car, not for an investment or to worry about what it might be worth at sale time. Mine was three years old when I bought it in early 2021 - 15k miles with one owner - and I think I picked it up for a decent price of £23k, from a dealer. Mine isn't a long term keeper, two or three years, but if I can see pretty close to £20k back for it, that's fine by me.  If it's less, so be it.

 

Good luck in your search.  

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All the above is great advice but having owned one myself I would say if you want a car to put your dog in the boot and bars on the roof a 370Z Nismo is not for you. 

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Future values, should never really buy a car for future value, certainly not anything this new.

 

A few of the so called expert believe the 350 is likely to be a future classic, but imagine you will need to hold on to them for at least another 10 to 15 years to make that happen.

 

Both 350 and 370 are great cars, more likely future regulations will kill off the fun we have in them before they really increase in value, so enjoy while you can 😁

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Have you checked out my review I owned 2 Nismos both with different issues

 

370Z Nismo Review

 

Also not mentioned first one had clutch smell under load  clutch was slipping at 3000 miles

 

Tramlining was also an issue. Brakes were fading. Uprated hawk pads and motul solved oem brake fade. Make sure you test drive as tramlining affects some not all Nismos.

 

Full system as youve said is not necessary. Tails are good enough but offer minor drone. Make sure theyre resonated. 

 

Well done on initial research, as you cant expect us to do your homework like some people have in the past. 🤧 yes they are very slow sellers that due to the niche factor. Everyone wants what their mate has. Makes great Instagram pictures. Bahhh 😂

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6 hours ago, ShortPaul said:

I second what  paco's is saying 

 

How come? Why not have a fun car to drive when heading to the hills for a bike ride or hike? My weekend cars have always been setup to carry a bike. Way more fun than driving my family wagon. Really is no hassle to lift a dog into the boot and mount a bike onto the roof. People do it everyday regardless of the car type. 

 

Here's my current setup:

 

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Hi mate its only my opinion, but there is not that much space in the boot of a 370Z for a dog, unless its not much bigger than a hamster, please don't take this comment the  wrong way, as for a bike carrier i would guess there would be on suitable on the market 

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8 hours ago, ShortPaul said:

Hi mate its only my opinion, but there is not that much space in the boot of a 370Z for a dog, unless its not much bigger than a hamster, please don't take this comment the  wrong way, as for a bike carrier i would guess there would be on suitable on the market 

I can fit more in my wallet than the boot of my Nismo, fun car but just not practical in anyway. The rear brace and luggage cover bar are both in the way for a dog imo 

I'd be getting a good priced Nismo and a cheap Focus or something for the bikes and dogs unless you already have a suitable alternate daily.

 

If your local ish to me im more than happy to meet up and you can take a first hand look at the space, or lack of.

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