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    1986 300zx vs. 2002 WRX

    I have spent about nine months building up my 86 300zx which was an N/A when i bought it while my 02 wrx is my daily driver. The mods I have done to the 300zx are as follows:vg30et swap, pathfinder intake manifold, mkiv supra IC, MBC set at 11psi, stage 3 clutch, e-fan, and eliminated intake. My wrx is stock other than a cobb short shifter and bushings. we decided to run them from 35mph (both in second gear) to about 100mph. The nissan put about 5 car lengths on my WRX. Then we ran from a stop, and he caught up to me at 65-70mph and then pulled hard on me from there. I am pretty happy with my 300zx project, but i will be selling it to the friend who drove it today. What i wanted to know was, if i went stage two (turbo back and AP) would i be able to keep up with the 300zx?

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    Quote Originally Posted by enjoyrth
    I have spent about nine months building up my 86 300zx which was an N/A when i bought it while my 02 wrx is my daily driver. The mods I have done to the 300zx are as follows:vg30et swap, pathfinder intake manifold, mkiv supra IC, MBC set at 11psi, stage 3 clutch, e-fan, and eliminated intake. My wrx is stock other than a cobb short shifter and bushings. we decided to run them from 35mph (both in second gear) to about 100mph. The nissan put about 5 car lengths on my WRX. Then we ran from a stop, and he caught up to me at 65-70mph and then pulled hard on me from there. I am pretty happy with my 300zx project, but i will be selling it to the friend who drove it today. What i wanted to know was, if i went stage two (turbo back and AP) would i be able to keep up with the 300zx?
    I'd say yes. Stock to Stage II is a HUGE jump in hp and tq. I can easy pull 4 to 5 cars on a stock WRX.
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    Good to know. Can't let my cheap project car show up my wrx. Too bad modding my wrx isn't as cheap as modding the Z.

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    Quote Originally Posted by enjoyrth
    Good to know. Can't let my cheap project car show up my wrx. Too bad modding my wrx isn't as cheap as modding the Z.
    I'm pretty sure the WRX is the most expensive cars I have ever owned to mod.
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    man i love Z's....i'd deff keep that car and have some more fun w/ it
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    Quote Originally Posted by KritiKaL
    man i love Z's....i'd deff keep that car and have some more fun w/ it
    +1, especially coming from another Z enthusiast here. I have a 73 240z that I will be doing a turbo swap with in a couple of years. If you do wind up selling your Z31 enjoy, I would highly recommend finding a 1st get 70-78 240-280z. They weigh less than a civic, very nimble, very easy to work on (not like the cramped engine bays of the Z31) and have a fun to drive factor that has no equal.
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    If I don't use the money I get from selling the Z to mod my wrx, I will instead invest it in another Z project car. I do like the older Z cars, but I am probably going to stick with the z31 because I know it so well and have a million ideas for a z31 project of my own, not to mention tons of spare parts/motors. Also, I got my z31 down to 2800lbs and that is light enough for me. I am sure I will end up getting another one....I need my rwd fix....

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