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JC79G35
04-02-2008, 06:32 AM
After yesterdy's April Fool's version (BTW, I hope you all got a kick out of it!), here is the real deal:

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ChicagoZ.com: What got you hooked to the 350Z that you ended up purchasing it?

MrSparkle80: I’ve never been a Nissan guy, but I’ve always like the style of the Z32. When the Z33 came out, I told myself that was my next car. The guy at the dealership said the car has “pussy magnet”.

ChicagoZ.com: What action does your 350Z mostly see? drag, autox, road race, show car, weekend car, and/or daily driver...

MrSparkle80: My Z is my weekend toy. I’d like it to be a combo show and weekend car. My goal isn’t to win awards, but, to have a nice clean look and represent the Z well.

ChicagoZ.com: Any performance specs? 1/4 mile@mph, whp/wtorq, track times...

MrSparkle80: The car hasn’t been on the track or to a dyno yet. The goal is to get the car tuned after my recent 100 shot upgrade, so, I’ve purchased at Utec system and have to get it over for tuning this summer.

ChicagoZ.com: What other modifications are you planning on doing to the 350Z, if any? Whether it's performance, handling, appearance, and/or sound system....

MrSparkle80: The most immediate mod that will happen when the weather is nicer will be my rear overlays. I’m going to refinish the rims before HIN and then get the car tuned sometime this summer. Down the road, I will be finishing off the CF look with a Varis side diffuser and at TS rear diffuser to match the front.


MODIFICATIONS:
Performance:

Complete Nx Nitrous kit
· 100 shot
· 10 lb. bottle
· Remote bottle opener
· Bottle heater
· Purge kit
· FP safety switch
· Electronic 4 way RPM window switch
· Electronic adjustable TP switch

AAM 5/16” Plenum spacer
JWT Popcharger
Nismo S-Tune exhaust
Random Technology High Flow Cats
TurboXS Utec system with map sensor and map selection switch

Suspension:

Hotchkis TVS stage 1 kit with springs and sways
SPL front A-arms
SPC rear camber kit with toe bolt

Rims and Tires:

Volk SF Challenges in black—front 19 X 9.5 and rear 19 X 10.5
KDW’s 255/35/19 in front, 295/35/19 in rear


Brakes:
Stop Tech BBK

Interior:

Autometer Nexus gauge system with 5.0 upgrade
Nexus A/F gauge
Nexus Nitrous pressure gauge
Project X custom gauge install
Project X custom Nitrous bottle holder and trunk mount

Exterior:

Evo-R Nismo V1 style CF rear wing
Top Secret CF front diffuser
Varis CF exhaust heat shields
Window tints at 25% all around
Rear fender rolling

be_good_chop_shop
04-02-2008, 06:44 AM
:shock: :shock: :shock: it looks sick nice job kev

Beefy
04-02-2008, 06:45 AM
Congrats Kevin!!

be_good_chop_shop
04-02-2008, 06:51 AM
kev seriously we need to do a photoshoot

Z_with_back_seat
04-02-2008, 06:53 AM
I liked the white & rust 2-tone better :boink:


Congrats Kev!!

synth19
04-02-2008, 07:19 AM
nice! Car has come along nicely. I like that lip! Offsets of wheels?

MOSH
04-02-2008, 07:31 AM
Eh, its allright.


j/k. Congrats and well deserved!

mcderns
04-02-2008, 08:06 AM
Congrats Kev! The winter transformation came out great!! :cheers:

Brianlg35c
04-02-2008, 08:06 AM
Very nice! I like the CF touches. :thumbsup:

Mrsparkle80
04-02-2008, 08:07 AM
nice! Car has come along nicely. I like that lip! Offsets of wheels?
I was told +23 and +26. I looked up the offsets that Volk puts out and only saw +23 and +28 in the 10.5's, so, I think it might be +23 all the way around.

mjwaterma
04-02-2008, 08:34 AM
Looks great! If I were you I would have made the cruise control buttons on the steering wheel control the nitrous.

Beefy
04-02-2008, 08:40 AM
+1 for photoshoot!

I want to be honerd to take your sig pic again :D

ULTRALORD350
04-02-2008, 08:44 AM
sweet Z congrats!!

skyline81
04-02-2008, 08:45 AM
WOW KEV!!! :shock: Dude the care came out awesome man! Nice job Larry and congrats Kevin!!

Hegone
04-02-2008, 09:00 AM
That LOOKS AWESOME!! WOW...I can't wait to check it out at the next meet. Congrats man.

Ha_ze
04-02-2008, 10:19 AM
Last time I saw this it was completely torn apart!
Kevin, it looks amazing, great dash, awesome wheels/brakes combo.
ProjectX, great job once again.

bstyleZ
04-02-2008, 10:46 AM
Looks great dude.

Chappy
04-02-2008, 10:46 AM
The car came out great! Congrats on COTM!

InSaNeZ
04-02-2008, 10:51 AM
congrats, a lot different than last time I saw it.

G1s Z
04-02-2008, 06:21 PM
congrats, car looks awesome.

v0va
04-02-2008, 06:45 PM
wow man that is sick! u need to seriously update your sig pic, i underestimated the sexiness of your car by only seeing the sig pic

cloom
04-02-2008, 07:23 PM
car look ........ wow nice job :shock:

Pat_kono
04-02-2008, 07:26 PM
very najc aj lajk!! :excited:

never gone
04-02-2008, 07:49 PM
the sexy!

Cubin'Missile
04-02-2008, 07:51 PM
WTF WHEELS!...pimp as fck, k-dog!

EuroMike79
04-03-2008, 12:10 AM
hey man congradulations on COTM... I never seen your car before so i cannot comment on that but it does look great man.. Good luck with everything this year whether its in the shows or on the track or just on the street. take care, and see you at the meets.

Mrsparkle80
04-03-2008, 06:28 AM
Thanks guys. I'm happy with the way things have turned out so far. Larry, Jeff, and Eli have done some great work!

Mikey1231
04-03-2008, 11:19 AM
Wow! Beautiful car man! Congrats!

CrxtoZ
04-03-2008, 05:39 PM
Very nice. Simple and clean.

iknowitsfast
04-03-2008, 11:12 PM
congrats mr sparks! Hope to see that thing at our 4/20 meet man!

vasqo
04-03-2008, 11:55 PM
Looks awesome! Love the wheels!

DiamondBob
04-04-2008, 12:14 AM
Congrats Kev!

For Real this time. What a transformation. Great taste on the mods!

Whats the wet spot next to the tank?




Kevin, go to your room!

mjwaterma
04-04-2008, 06:31 AM
Whats the wet spot next to the tank?

I think he was so excited about the nitrous...

LITH G
04-04-2008, 09:10 AM
Conrats Kevin!!! Damn man your car has come a long way!! Last time I saw it the tires were almost on the metal treads! Looks great!! Can't wait to check it out in person! :cheers:

MOSH
04-04-2008, 09:48 AM
Whats the wet spot next to the tank?

I think he was so excited about the nitrous...

You have no idea...
http://i204.photobucket.com/albums/bb134/XXXscareeXXX/DSC01375.jpg

MiSs G35
04-04-2008, 10:00 AM
lookin good!! very hot, lookin forward to seeing it hopefully at a meet sometime this summer!

DiamondBob
04-04-2008, 10:07 AM
LOL :lol: Car humping again!


Whats is in the container, in your hand? :poke:

Mrsparkle80
04-05-2008, 01:36 PM
LOL :lol: Car humping again!


Whats is in the container, in your hand? :poke:
This was my first car hump! I had some lube in my hand. I'd offer you some, but with this length, not sure it's needed for you. :kinggrin:

http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w199/mrsparkle80/100_2635.jpg
:lol:

KraftG35
04-06-2008, 08:51 PM
congrats

zflybye03
04-06-2008, 11:23 PM
Kevin you dawg you! car is pimp buddy is that really a nitrous system or a duff beer system?

be_good_chop_shop
04-07-2008, 09:51 AM
oooo pint you nitrous bottle like a duff beer can!

Ni55anpat
04-18-2008, 02:06 PM
fockin copier! SF-Challenge!

JK...man i cant wait to put on my 295's!!

maybe next yr