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    350z looks good even in the rear-view

    Today I installed some new spark plugs, which cured the misfiring I was having around 4500-5000 rpms. It wasnt too bad, only took me an hour and a half or so thanks to some help from a friend.

    Anyway, on the way home I see a bronze 350z coming up behind me on the left pretty quick. I love the way these cars look. We were on a 4 lane hwy with sparse traffic. As he passes me, he downshifts and speeds off. From what I could tell, it was stock.

    Wanting to test out the new plugs, I followed suit and put her in third. Mr Z was trying his hardest to stay in front of me, but by the time I was reaching for 4th I had already caught him. Then it got ugly. By the time I let out (120 or so) I had a good buslength on him. There was a car coming in my lane so I merged left, passed it, then merged back right and waited for him..... but he never came. He tucked in behind the Camry I had just passed.

    btw, this was on my more agressive low boost (20psi) map, mix of 100 and 93 octane.
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    Nice setup you got there. I got a question for ya:

    How does you car drive around town? Stop and go traffic, light to light, etc. I am trying to plan out my cars future and do mostly city driving.
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    Re: 350z looks good even in the rear-view

    Originally posted by silverscooby
    Wanting to test out the new plugs, I followed suit and put her in third.
    hmmm.... I don't remember reading in the manual that the best way to test the operation of new spark plugs is by using a 350Z as a guinea pig...












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    How does you car drive around town? Stop and go traffic, light to light, etc. I am trying to plan out my cars future and do mostly city driving.
    Like a stock WRX, just louder.

    Seriously, the car is great. It's my daily driver and I love it. Here's the boost curve to get a feel for how it spools.

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    With that kind of power, picking on a poor 350Z is just mean man...I mean...come on...that's like me picking on a Mustang GT or something.

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    So with that big turbo you hit 15psi by 3500rpm. Not bad...do you have a dyno chart of your hp/tq so I can see those curves?

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    Yep, here ya go. The two curves represent my low boost and high boost setups.

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    Wow! 260wtq @ 3800rpm and 340wtq @ 4100rpms! Great googily-moogily!

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    Yeah, she's a torquey thing. I thought it was funny when I took a buddy of mine for a ride in it and that was the first thing he said, "Damn, this thing is torquey!" He drives a slightly modified C5, too.

    I'm on the hunt for an affordable set of cams for the car. As you can see, my power pretty much takes a dive at 6,000 rpms. If I can find a way to make power up top it might be worth my while to upgrade the valvetrain to rev to 9k. Then I might consider a really nice turbo like a T-61.
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    What about the COBB upgrade? Too much dinero?

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    What kind of gas mileage do you get on that?

    Btw, what kind of times are you running at the track?

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    I saw a black 350Z with big chrome rims today. It looked pretty sweet. I love black and silver! The b/f and I went to a local dealership to look at the Z's earlier this year. We weren't even thinking about getting one, (the b/f wanted to see one up close) but the sales guy was trying to talk us into it. He suggested a Nissan Maxima over the Z. He said it (Maxima) was the quickest car he had ever been in....... Even though I like the look of the 350Z, I would rather have a turbo'd car, preferably AWD. Maybe they will come out with a turbo Z. That would be more to my liking (and faster too).
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    Originally posted by wishIwasFast
    I would rather have a turbo'd car, preferably AWD.
    That's what the wrx is for!

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    The Cobb stage 2 heads (which include high lift cams) are $4500, which is a little steep for me. Add to that, there is an 8-10 week wait right now.

    Btw, what kind of times are you running at the track?
    I ran a couple weeks ago with the misfiring and I could only muster a 12.5. I will be going to the track later in the month and will be looking for low 12's
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    Originally posted by AjIsDope
    Great googily-moogily!
    ROFLMAO...you've got to have kids.

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