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Ideally for cost effective modding, it would be best to do all your research, know what you want, then order @ the best price , possibly from one/best source (helps keep ship. to min.) So lets get some feedback in current day market , @ July - Sept. here is the list: 1. CAI - Injen + shield? , Stillen w/Z tube , or JWT w/Z. 2. Crawford Plenum. 3. U.R. crank pully (or kit?). 4. Eibach (or H&R) low. Springs. 5. Strut tower brace - Stillen. 6. (for those with DEEP pockets) Super Charger! Stillen - ATI - Vortech.
 

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My purchase

I can only speak to the Injen CAI + Shield. I bought online at overboost.com for $280.00 (CAI)+ $52.00 (Heat S.) "free" shipping and no tax from CA to TX.
 

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FREE SHIPPING! Great! has anbody found the whole kit for less than $300 yet? / maybe Jason B. will do an end of summer special sale and throw in the shied and free ship. - 1 week only deal.
 

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$260 + ship.?
 

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Cheapest and best way to get Z-tube is from a 350Z owner. I got my Z-tube for 50 bux shipped. JWT pop charger 110 from everythingg35.com.
 

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WOW! ...if we could only get INJEN to come down to more real world / street like prices like these it would be a Win - Win situation. / a real no-brainer huh!? ...what about the other items on the list?
 

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PINITI-FX said:
Ideally for cost effective modding, it would be best to do all your research, know what you want, then order @ the best price , possibly from one/best source (helps keep ship. to min.) So lets get some feedback in current day market , @ July - Sept. here is the list: 1. CAI - Injen + shield? , Stillen w/Z tube , or JWT w/Z. 2. Crawford Plenum. 3. U.R. crank pully (or kit?). 4. Eibach (or H&R) low. Springs. 5. Strut tower brace - Stillen. 6. (for those with DEEP pockets) Super Charger! Stillen - ATI - Vortech.
You sure seem to have the intake of air covered but unless you can get that air out just as efficiently, you will be hurting yourself a bit. You need to stick a good exhaust system in there somewhere.

Here's my take on mods:

1) CIA -which every set-up works best for the $$. Still like to see some hard dyno numbers on the different set-ups.

2) Springs- H&R probably. Heard good things about those and I have had Eibachs in the past.

3) Rear sway bar on my 2WD to make the handling more neutral.

4) True dual exhaust - Full cat back just custom built locally. I'll use all stainless piping and mufflers while retaining the stock tips. Much cheaper than anything I have seen on-line. Probably $500 max and half the price of any "kit" out there.

5) Plenum. Hmmmm....just not sure about this yet. A lot of $$ for just a little bit of HP. Same for the pulleys, you may see 1-2 hp there.

6) 6-speed manual tranny conversion. I have been looking at it and I know it can be done!! Just need to source a wrecked G35 coupe and salvage the tranny, clutch assembly, shifter, and pedals. Ok,ok, I might be dreaming a bit it is very feasible.

1-4 I hope to do sooner than later.
 

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5) Plenum. Hmmmm....just not sure about this yet. A lot of $$ for just a little bit of HP. Same for the pulleys, you may see 1-2 hp there.
Have you done your research on the Z boards and seen the dynos? These are considered to be the two best bang-for your buck bolt-on mods for the VQ, period.
 

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Yeah, Goldenboy check your facts. Dollar for HP the plenum is one of the best mods out there.
 

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Crawford ... best $$ / original ??? - $$ source ??
 

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crawford had only one price because there are no vendors selling it. You get the plenum stright from them
 

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Yeah, Goldenboy check your facts. Dollar for HP the plenum is one of the best mods out there.
Ok, it was painful but I just spend some time searching through the Z forums (boy this is a touchy subject to say the least) and here's what I have found.

A plenum is worth about 8-10 hp over 6000 rpm on a stock car. Throughout the whole dyno curve, it's maybe good for about 3-4 hp. The more mods you have, the less it does for you.

Best case, that's 2.5 hp per $100 spent. Is that one of the best $ per HP mod out there? It's up for your to decide because it's your money :D For me personally, no. Actually, unless I can pick up some signifcant gains (like 20+), I think I will just leave it stock.
 

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forgive him ; he owns an obsolete colored car , and he likes H & R springs!
 

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research - listen - compare - watch - ask ??? - read orig. ? top of page / tried, true performance! / why reinvent the wheel?
 

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research - listen - compare - watch - ask ??? - read orig. ? top of page / tried, true performance! / why reinvent the wheel?
I guess it's all the "-"s and "/"s that have me confused a bit about the true orginal point of this tread. Wasn't it to kind of get a sense of what are the best mods out right now and where to buy them from?

I have researched/listened/compare/watched, etc and I just don't buy into some of these mods as being "a given". I'm a bit suspect of the plenum, grounding kit (never even heard of this one before and I know you didn't mention it here), and pulleys. I mean, yea I'm sure they all produce some amount of extra power but at what value?

I guess you need to look at the end game and then evaluate what mods really make sense and what mods are just spending money to spend money. Thats all.

I'm I making any sense here or am I just preaching to the already converted? Am I just a big goof and need to go back to lurking? :)

BTW, in case you wonder where I am coming from with regards to modifing vehicles, here's what else is in my garage
http://www.vorshlag.com/mccall.asp It's mostly stock :D
 

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in the 70's many of our gang were truly DOMESTICATED also, however this has become an IMPORTED Century! same game, new ballpark. p.s. "-" / - ;....ssssss! nice zoom-zoom. cheers...your serve
 

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PINITI-FX said:
in the 70's many of our gang were truly DOMESTICATED also, however this has become an IMPORTED Century! same game, new ballpark. p.s. "-" / - ;....ssssss! nice zoom-zoom. cheers...your serve
No serve needed. My "-" and "/" comment should have been followed by a whole bunch of :D :lol: :) No offense intented.

Ok, you are right and I will admit I am very familar with the domestic game and not as much with the imports. Because of this I will just sit back, listen, and ask a few questions.

BTW, I wasn't driving back in the '70's!!! :D 8) :wink:
 
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