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    Default September 2009 Car of the Month - be_good_chop_shop

    Yeah, yeah, yeah... I know I been slipping with the car of the month. Better late then never!






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

    Be Good Chop Shop: it all started when I was looking to change something in my life. I wasn't happy in my situation. I was working this dead end job, and going to school for no other reason than the army was paying for it. I was miserable . one sunny day I was driving my truck to kickboxing class, I had this idea in my head of one of those quick little 350z's. I continued on to class as I spotted a little silver 350 sitting out in front of my local Nissan dealer. I thought to myself " you're only going to look at it, maybe a test drive, and that's it!". I drove the frigging thing and I didn't want to get out of it, I made the dealer put more gas in it, I took it on 3 test drives, I was hooked! I grew up on nothing but pickup trucks ,and Camaros, this little rice rocket stole my heart. I bought it on sheer impulse, and I never looked back.it made me happy.

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

    Be Good Chop Shop: that's a good question lol. if I can get to the event my little z does it. I drag whenever I can, I auto cross almost twice a month. it won 3rd place at a show, before I stopped going to shows. I have another car but I don't drive it as much as I drive my z.

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

    Be Good Chop Shop: the fastest I did at 1/4 mile was a 13.2 @107mph. I had it dynoed at s.p. on a rainy dyno day, and it hit 360whp the first run, and 285whp the second. I don't trust those numbers so I got an appointment at grd. so ill see what I get then. I'm thinking 310whp sounds right. for auto cross I'm usually 2-3 sec off the leader and I'm getting better every time I go. oh and I almost forgot, my stereo hit 168db (i think I'm right on that . Larry knows if I am.). I looked on line and that's the same as being 50 meters away from a jet engine at takeoff. so yea its loud as hell!

    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....

    Be Good Chop Shop: coilovers! I need a set badly. I have so much body roll at auto x its amazing. other than some slicks on my track wheels I'm just about done for a while. sure ill step my blower up to stage 4 but that just goes without question. the next big step is going to happen when I get another sports car. I plan on taking the z and stripping her down. then the roll cage...... she will be my little track whore.



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    upgraded brembo with the stopteck stage 2 , aerosync bumper, nismo replica sides, nismo replica rears, 19" motegie wheels, bumper tuck, stillen cf stage 1 hood, nismo wing, pioneer avic d3 head unit, jl audio 6 1/2'' components, jl audio 500/1 mono amp, 2 jl audio w3v2 subwoofers, Rockford Fosgate 1 frad compactor, s2k shorty antenna, stillen stage 3 supercharger, k&n fipk, xo2 exhaust. nismo floor mats, tinted windows, stillen swaybars, and 1 chick magnet
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    Very nice! Congrats Johnny!!
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    Welcome to the club nooob.
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    johnny! welcome to the club.

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    Congrats. I love that picture how you can "see through" your hood.
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    The chick magnet is not a mod... that's oem! lol

    Congrats!

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    Congrats Johnny!

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    Congrats Johnny!

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    Welcome to the club! Well Deserved!

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