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JC79G35
07-31-2007, 07:03 AM
One clean Z32!

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ChicagoZ.com :What got you hooked to the 300ZX that you ended up purchasing it?
zgene4 :I was in high school when the 90 300ZX was first introduced and fell in love with the car then. It wasn't until I had my first real job out of college that I bought one. Insurance rates for a single male, under 25 on a turbo car were insane, so I bought a pearl white 93 2+2. I had that car for about 6 years and I sold it for my 92TT that I found in Delaware.

ChicagoZ.com :What action does your 300ZX mostly see? drag, autox, road race, show car, weekend car, and/or daily driver...
zgene4 :I'm proud to say my Z is a summer weekend garage queen. I do try and take one or two long road trips during the summer. Its a pleasure to drive and has the most leg room of any car I've driven. (I'm 6'8") I've recently been bitten by the track bug, but prefer to abuse my Subaru rather than my pride and joy. I also like to hit the highways around the downtown area late at night when the traffic dies off. Lower wacker used to be a favorite before they cleaned it up, back when no one be cought dead down there at night and the "enthusiast" could make a few uninterrupted runs w/o hassel from the man.

ChicagoZ.com :Any performance specs? 1/4 mile@mph, whp/wtorq, track times...
zgene4 :I dynoed a couple of years back at SP and made about 360rwhp/360rwtq on a lower boost setting. The car has since had a boost leak fixed and I run a little more boost. Never taken it to the strip, but I'm rarely passed.


ChicagoZ.com :What other modifications are you planning on doing to the 300ZX, if any? Whether it's performance, handling, appearance, and/or sound system....
zgene4 :After some recent data posted on dual intakes performance gains with stock turbos, I might install a set of those. I've got a set of Nismo 740cc injectors and a set of 300* fuel rails to be installed as well. Just haven't had the time. I've also got a OEM replica spoiler to replace the original before it starts to rot like they all eventually do. Other than that, the audio system has been perfected and I just try and maintain the condition of the interior to be as stock as possible.


MODIFICATIONS:
ASHspec Zemulator ECU control
JWT single pop
Specialty Z stainless susper split downpipes
SZ stainless test pipes
SZ stainless catback with resonators in the H-pipe
RPS street clutch and lightweight flywheel
SilverTwin short shifter
Stillen sidemount intercoolers
Blitz SBC-IDIII boost controller
Eibach sport springs w/ new OEM adjustable shocks
300* camber correction
subframe spacers
Axxis brake pads
Stainless brake lines
Motul RB600 brake fluid
SSR Integral 18x9 rear 17x8 front wheels
Falken RT-615 275/35/18 rear 255/40/17 front tires
chrome intake pipes
HID headlights
JDM tail lights
JDM clear corners.

mcderns
07-31-2007, 07:08 AM
Congrats! And welcome to the club!! :cheers:

synth19
07-31-2007, 07:14 AM
That is one sweet Z33! ;)

zgene4
07-31-2007, 07:42 AM
Ah yes, a beautiful Z33 she is.

Thanks boys!

JC79G35
07-31-2007, 07:44 AM
That is one sweet Z33! ;)

Hardy har-har. My bad.

PhlypSide
07-31-2007, 07:49 AM
One of the cleanest Z32s around! :) Congrats!!!

bstyleZ
07-31-2007, 07:58 AM
I absolutely love seeing Z32's in this condition.

You've set a bench mark, my friend.

Congrats :cheers:

dummy
07-31-2007, 08:58 AM
Nice - that is one hell of a classic car there.

LITH G
07-31-2007, 09:05 AM
By far one of the cleanist Z32's I've seen.... Congrats !!! :cheers:

MOSH
07-31-2007, 10:22 AM
Congrats and well deserved!

be_good_chop_shop
07-31-2007, 11:33 AM
nicely done

Swizza
07-31-2007, 12:30 PM
Very clean, awesome interior. Congrats man!

1sicZ
07-31-2007, 03:04 PM
Awesome man. It's nice to see people put their hard work in to older cars like that to keep it like new. I'm not saying it's OLD, old...

you know what I mean.


Very nice.

BG35Wkgn
07-31-2007, 03:24 PM
congrats on COM!

gohandbz8
07-31-2007, 10:10 PM
looking good man. Keep up the good work. Congrats!!!

Ohno
07-31-2007, 10:10 PM
Congrats :cheers:

ChicagoTT
07-31-2007, 10:31 PM
Your very deserving of this award! Congrats!! Can't wait to see your car in person.

skyline81
08-01-2007, 09:11 AM
congratumalations!

blackz32TT26
08-01-2007, 07:31 PM
Man! and I though my last one was clean! When I sold you those SSR Integrals I remember you described your car as "Pristine" , right on the money. Congrats.

Z_with_back_seat
08-01-2007, 07:38 PM
Very nice!!

smootheone69
08-01-2007, 07:44 PM
congrats and nice clean lookin Z :)

zgene4
08-01-2007, 09:35 PM
Man! and I though my last one was clean! When I sold you those SSR Integrals I remember you described your car as "Pristine" , right on the money. Congrats.
Thanks! I had those wheels refinished and sold them last year, shortly after I bought them from you. This pair is a staggered set, 17 fronts and 18 rears.

ANDYJ
08-02-2007, 12:05 PM
Congrats! It's nice to see some Z32s represented on this site.

Pearl White with tan leather has always been my favorite.......but I'm a little biased.

dummy
08-02-2007, 01:05 PM
Hey Ryan - where did you get your wheels refinished? I'll be re-doing mine in the near future....

How happy were you with the work your place did?

Zquicksilver
08-02-2007, 01:32 PM
Very nice! Congrats...

pearl was always my favorite on the Z32s


Zquicksilver

zgene4
08-02-2007, 03:00 PM
Hey Ryan - where did you get your wheels refinished? I'll be re-doing mine in the near future....

How happy were you with the work your place did?Wheels America... Arlington Heights. I read positive reviews about them on this site. The color match was perfect. One or two small inperfections on a section of curbo rash, but only noticeable with you face right in the wheel. At 5' back they were spot on. I assume your wheels only need the paint an don't have much rash.

dummy
08-02-2007, 05:21 PM
I have zero rash, just looking to get them done in the original (or other original I should say) color of AVS VS5's. If you don't mind me asking, what did you pay per wheel?

zgene4
08-02-2007, 09:35 PM
I have zero rash, just looking to get them done in the original (or other original I should say) color of AVS VS5's. If you don't mind me asking, what did you pay per wheel?
I believe its a flat rate of $130 per wheel. Also, I think I remember filling out a form when I dropped the wheel off and it asked where I heard about them, I filled in internet car forum and it ended up saving me $10 or something like that. www.fixrim.com

ZLover4Life
08-02-2007, 10:07 PM
Congrats Ryan! Welcome to the club!

sandplasma
08-10-2007, 03:58 PM
awesome Z

Fairladyz32tt
08-13-2007, 08:46 PM
clean ride

mike350zman
08-17-2007, 02:06 PM
very clean, and very nice. good job

medic165
08-24-2007, 11:46 PM
Love the color pearl white/tan leather, perfect combo.