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JDM Specs

 

Base---17" wheels, ABS,Brake assist,TCS,limited slip diff,xenon headlights

 

Version T---- leather seats, seven speaker bose

 

Version S-- 18" rims Brembo's and VDc(instead of TCS ? )but no leather

 

Version ST--leather +Version S spec

 

rear spoilers/sat nav and side airbags ordered as extras on all specs + loads of other Extras not seen on UK cars like auto fold mirrors ,different steering wheels, footwell illumination etc etc...

 

 

They are all built in the same factory - some of the main differences are UK models have/is:

= larger fuel tank

= different ECU (10 BHp less allegedly )

= rear spoiler

= xenon headlights

= headlamp washers

= bigger radiator

= uprated interior

= uprated suspension (same from Nov 2004 onwards I believe)

= different exhaust

= phone integration

= speed limit of 155mph and not 112mph

= manual (6 speed gearbox)

= Thatcham cat 1 alarm

= different horn

= 18" wheels

= (generally) cheaper insurance but shop around

= more expensive (for same mileage and age)

= enhanced cooling for LSD

= GT pack option (leather seats, heated seats, cruise control, BOSE)

= Brembos as standard

= different (larger) air intake

= oil cooler

 

JDM car has:

= tiptronic gearbox

= max speeds 112mph (HKS speed defender needed) about £120

= auto roll-up window

= rear wiper which you can move easily to clean

= 17" wheels

= ridiculously bright high-beam light in car; £10 to fix

= no fog light (will be fixed as part of SVA)

= Sat Nav which doesn't work and no cheap fix

= radio needing a frequency shifter - cheap to fix

= option of white paint

= square number plate

= wing mirrors fold-in when locking car

= wing mirrors dip down when selecting reverse

= optional xenons (but no headlamp washer)

= optional brembos

= Key Fob unlocks the boot

= Different Badge on the boot.

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I think it depends on the models you're comparing. The UK only produces the GT version, so of course one can compare with a T (luxury version), or an S (sports version) from Japan and find differences. The ST is the equivalent to the GT.

My boyfriend just got an ST and

 

-It has 18" wheels (just like a Uk car)

-Brembo breaks (same as above)

-6 speed manual gearbox ...

-xenon headlights...

-heated seats ...

 

Not sure about other differences as my technical knowledge is (still) quite limited... but I'm keen to learn more about the 350Z, it's a wicked car!

 

Just wanted to point out that it's not fair comparing the differences is you're doing it between a Japanese base model and the UK GT. Would be fairer to compare ST against GT.

 

Oh yes, I'm a newbie... I'm not very good with introductions, but hope to be around for a bit and get to know the Z a bit more. :D

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The list above compares both base models. pretty much everything in japan is an option so even the Version S can have Brembo's, Xenons, 18" wheels etc..

 

Welcome by the wayy...:teeth:

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The UK only produces the GT version,

 

Incorrect. In the UK there are base cars and GT pack cars ;)

 

 

Also, please don't forget that this list was compiled 18 months ago when imports were in small numbers, so minimal info was known. Now there are zillions of imports here (killing uk car orices i may add) there is much more knowledge of JDM's :)

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Its no bad thing though as it means someone like me who once could afford a UK car, can now still get one in a few months and have the house. :thumbs:

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I think it depends on the models you're comparing. The UK only produces the GT version, so of course one can compare with a T (luxury version), or an S (sports version) from Japan and find differences. The ST is the equivalent to the GT.

My boyfriend just got an ST and

 

-It has 18" wheels (just like a Uk car)

-Brembo breaks (same as above)

-6 speed manual gearbox ...

-xenon headlights...

-heated seats ...

 

Not sure about other differences as my technical knowledge is (still) quite limited... but I'm keen to learn more about the 350Z, it's a wicked car!

 

Just wanted to point out that it's not fair comparing the differences is you're doing it between a Japanese base model and the UK GT. Would be fairer to compare ST against GT.

 

Oh yes, I'm a newbie... I'm not very good with introductions, but hope to be around for a bit and get to know the Z a bit more. :D

 

Welcome!! ..Except for the comment abt only GT cars in UK..i totally agree with u about only comparing GTs to equivalent ST in Japan. :thumbs:

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My import definitely has an 80 litre tank - its got 80 on the gauge and I put 70l in it this morning :D

 

Surely that isnt an option is it??

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I didn't realise only the JDM had a rear wiper!

 

Good isnt it.. perfect for British weather :)

 

What are you guys on? Only ever seen one Z without it.

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I believe you are able to move the wiper out of the way when washing a jdm whilst for us uk owners its a pain in the arse as it only moves about an inch :thumbs:

 

 

Oh and welcome Black- Crow :thumbs:

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I believe you are able to move the wiper out of the way when washing a jdm whilst for us uk owners its a pain in the arse as it only moves about an inch :thumbs:

 

 

Oh and welcome Black- Crow :thumbs:

 

My rear wiper arm only moves an inch or so on my JDM :blush:

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so uk and jdm DO both have a rear wiper then? Oh and mine hardly moves either. Ah right, ignore that, I totally read the first post wrongly!

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so uk and jdm DO both have a rear wiper then? Oh and mine hardly moves either. Ah right, ignore that, I totally read the first post wrongly!

 

:bangin:

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Kind of - the ST is similar to the UK GT but could also have other extras as there are a lot of options available on the Jap cars.

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I have a black 2002 JDM with the following spec;

 

18" V1.0 touring wheels

Brembo brakes

Bose 7 speaker system (replace JDM head unit with a Kenwood DNX-7200 CD-DVD-SatNav)

JDM SatNav (removed from car and changed to a cubby hole)

HID headlights

Heated leather seats

Auto folding mirrors with reverse tilt action

ETC electronic toll collection system, only usefull in Japan

Electric seats

VDC

HomeLink universal transceiver (transmitter ariel above the rear view mirror)

 

The car was a new import in November 2007 and had the UK style rear bumper fitted

and the oblong number plated surround on the front bumper.

 

brembo.jpgspeakers.jpg

 

satnav.jpginterior.jpg

 

rear.jpgoutside.jpg

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I have an import roadster (she's beautiful) but noticed your comment about the radio

 

You say ". . . .= radio needing a frequency shifter - cheap to fix "

How do I get a frequency shifter - or do I just have to go and buy a new CD/radio? Currently I can only get radio 2 as everything else is outside the range of the radio!

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Just for info - if anybody is looking into fitting a performance exhaust - the JDM version of the Zed doesnt have fins on its LSD housing (neither do the USDM versions) unlike the UK versions

 

This may be an advantage when importing an exhaust - obviously they are made to be fitted to cars without the fins if coming from the land of the rising sun or US of A.

 

UK cars sometimes have to alter the exhaust hangers if they are lucky or alter the pipes and or fins on the LSD housing :headhurt:

 

In a nutshell all exhausts should fit the JDM models - its only the UK that seem to have bother

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I have an import roadster (she's beautiful) but noticed your comment about the radio

 

You say ". . . .= radio needing a frequency shifter - cheap to fix "

How do I get a frequency shifter - or do I just have to go and buy a new CD/radio? Currently I can only get radio 2 as everything else is outside the range of the radio!

 

i have a kenwood cdplayer/radio in, fitted by previous owner, can get radio1 which is saved as a preset but when i scan for other channels cant find them, cant even find radio 1 again, and even using the preset the signal constantly drops.

 

whats this frequency shifter thingy all about?

 

also, 05 jdm, dont know which model though. any idea how to find out.

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The thing you're looking for is a band expander but to be honest the quality may still be lacking. I would just put a new HU in, that's what i did in the end. :thumbs:

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it has a new HU in, previous owner put it in when the car was imported. its only been in the uk about a year i think. unless it was in when it was imported. hmmm, will have to look into it.

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