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Old 08-14-2015, 12:06 AM
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So I've been thinking about an 03 just for more torque and lighter weight. If I prepare it for STU SCCA solo class, I think I can get it to survive track days no problem. I can add a big brake kit and any oil coolers I need to make it survive track days not to mention prices that are under 12k. STU SCCA Solo Nationals was won by a 03 350z last year. I can also add any LSD I like (OS Giken).
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Old 08-14-2015, 12:12 AM
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A friend of mine and I flew to Lexington, KY during July 4 weekend and bought this one. It's one of the best sounding cars I've heard personally, and def the best sounding VQ. DE, so power is ok. We drove it straight home, 39 hours :-/

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I just bought this car a few months ago as a daily driver that I could take to the track a few times a year. The previous owner built the car for that exact purpose, and he did a really good job of putting together a great dual-duty car. I've had a ton of fun with this car so far, but I kinda want to get back into a clean miata daily driver and I can't stop thinking about putting the Z up for sale. So, here it is...

2005 350Z, Silver, Enthusiast, 6sp manual, 81k miles.

SOLD SOLD SOLD

The original owner owned the car from 2005 to 2012 or 2013 and did the following mods over that time:

STILLEN cold air intake, STILLEN headers and Y-pipe, berk high flow cats, GREDDY Ti-C single exhaust. "Bumper tuck" to match the single exhaust. KOYO aluminum radiator. SETRAB oil cooler and larger baffled oil pan for 6.5 quart total. O.S. GIKEN SuperLock clutch-style differential set-up by Ben Herne of Puddy Mod Racing in Florida with NISMO finned diff cover. EXEDY Stage 2 clutch with lightened flywheel. Brakes were upgraded to 2006 Infiniti G35 calipers front and back (larger rotors from stock and a 2-piston front caliper.) Suspension mods are newest style SPL front upper control arms, KW V3 COILOVERS and (non-adjustable) NISMO rear sway bar. Sparco Harness bar and 4 point harnesses. Weds TC005 wheels in 18x8.5 and 18x10 with 245/275 Conti DW. JVC double-din touchscreen stereo with bluetooth. Hidden trailer hitch for a tire trailer.

Valve cover replacement was done around 76,000 miles. Front end belts and pulleys were also replaced as preventative maintenance.

Since I bought the car, I have:

-Replaced cracked berk high flow cats with Berk test pipes
-Replaced Stillen y-pipe with Motordyne resonated XYZ pipe (Stillen flex joints were failing)
-I also have the optional catalytic converter for the XYZ pipe
-Switched to 17x10 +18 RPF1s all around with 275 Nitto NT05
-New rotors all around with Carbotech XP12 front and XP10 rear
-2 track days on the NT05s, 1 track day on the carbotechs
-Installed Momo Supercup seat on Buddy Club rails (pass. seat is still stock)
-Replaced both cam position sensors
-Replaced driver's side window regulator and motor
-Removed harness bar and harnesses

Pictures from Global Time Attack at Road Atlanta last weekend. It was my first time at Road Atlanta and I only managed a 1:46. I think the car could have done a 42 or better on ****** ***** with someone that knows RA in the driver seat.





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Old 08-14-2015, 03:20 PM
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^^^ If I could like the above post I would. Nice!
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Old 08-14-2015, 05:29 PM
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I have a friend in Chicago with a revup car. It's his DD but also has big brakes and now an OS Giken diff for imaginary track days (busy guy so not out much). It's served him well as a DD and occasional DE car for about 5 years now.

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Old 08-14-2015, 06:13 PM
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The funny thing is when I hear how great of street cars they are. I'd love driving one until I needed to fit anything in it.

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The funny thing is when I hear how great of street cars they are. I'd love driving one until I needed to fit anything in it.

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That's when I ditched mine for a truck and put in double time to get my 240 on the road, haha. Never had a car that couldn't haul a spare set of its own wheels and tires to get mounted before my 08 Z.

Outside of that, the car was a blast to drive!
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Old 08-17-2015, 07:28 PM
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I have a friend in Chicago with a revup car. It's his DD but also has big brakes and now an OS Giken diff for imaginary track days (busy guy so not out much). It's served him well as a DD and occasional DE car for about 5 years now.

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Where you at in Milwaukee? I'm down in St Francis, with S14 garage ornament. I've done a bunch of DEs here since moving last year but no autocross, just doesn't do it for me.
Actually live about 45 minutes north of Milwaukee now. I really only do autocross because right now the cost/fun ratio is better for me. I'd love to start doing DE's and Time Attack but I seem to always have excuses.
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Old 08-18-2015, 05:00 PM
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I have a friend in Chicago with a revup car. It's his DD but also has big brakes and now an OS Giken diff for imaginary track days (busy guy so not out much). It's served him well as a DD and occasional DE car for about 5 years now.

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Where you at in Milwaukee? I'm down in St Francis, with S14 garage ornament. I've done a bunch of DEs here since moving last year but no autocross, just doesn't do it for me.
Speaking of imaginary track days - how's the S14 going?
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Ha, S2000 has been filling in. How's them sleeves going?
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Old 08-18-2015, 10:09 PM
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I love the smack talk. I actually worked on the 240 tonight after work. Although I may have been spending more time thinking about a 350 build than actually fixing the 240 lately. And this weekend I'm co driving a C Street 350z just to see if I like it.
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