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Old 03-06-2017, 05:43 PM
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you may not think it now, but driving that low is going to get old quick. You'll see lol
Oh I don't doubt it, it annoys me a lot, but for now I like it.

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I like that better than the TS anyways. Good price for something different.
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looks jus like the nismo except for the fins. i like the nismo better the fins on this one looks more square/generic
Old 03-06-2017, 08:22 PM
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looks jus like the nismo except for the fins. i like the nismo better the fins on this one looks more square/generic
The Nismo has 2 fins in between the Exhaust tips and then 2 more outside the tips (1 on each side). This diffuser has all 4 in the middle, and they are WAAAY bigger than the Nismo ones, they're literally like 5" long.
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Got the diffuser on, and dropped the rear a bit. Still raked out but it's A LOT better than beforehand. I love the diffuser, I initially wanted a TS but everyone and their mom has one, so I opted for something more subtle but yet still aggressive. Feel like it added a whole lot of character to the rear. Now I need a duckbill...

What size tyre you running on the rear there? Looks pretty thick, like you could get away with a lower profile to reduce the rake. - Smaller diameter + the ability to bring the fender closer to the wheel lip (gain a half inch at the bottom, and another half at the top)

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you may not think it now, but driving that low is going to get old quick. You'll see lol
I could understand going this low on a slow car but for a car like the G35........ you miss out on the performance of this car. When I first got my G I always wanted to go lower and space out my fronts for that super flush "how do you drive like that, don't your wheels rub, how do you turn" look. Glad I didn't have the time or disposable funds to do that because I would miss out on the sports side of this car. Personally I think a track style stance looks best - and of course very functional too.
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Old 03-06-2017, 10:28 PM
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What size tyre you running on the rear there? Looks pretty thick, like you could get away with a lower profile to reduce the rake. - Smaller diameter + the ability to bring the fender closer to the wheel lip (gain a half inch at the bottom, and another half at the top) I could understand going this low on a slow car but for a car like the G35........ you miss out on the performance of this car. When I first got my G I always wanted to go lower and space out my fronts for that super flush "how do you drive like that, don't your wheels rub, how do you turn" look. Glad I didn't have the time or disposable funds to do that because I would miss out on the sports side of this car. Personally I think a track style stance looks best - and of course very functional too.
fat tires are always the best
I was always jealous of how wide the 370 guys could go
Old 03-06-2017, 10:43 PM
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What size tyre you running on the rear there? Looks pretty thick, like you could get away with a lower profile to reduce the rake. - Smaller diameter + the ability to bring the fender closer to the wheel lip (gain a half inch at the bottom, and another half at the top)
It's a 255/40/19, I really need a 235/40. My buddy works for Honda dealership and gets the 235's for free so he is going to hook me up whenever more roll into the shop. For now, the $100 I spent on the 255's are fine by me. With the smaller tires I should be able to run -6 degrees in the rear or less, instead of the massive -8.5 I'm at now. But I'm happy either way.
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Update: Nothing crazy this time, just spent $18 on paint to paint the faces of my Weds. I don't have any close pictures of the condition of the original chrome on the faces, but they were horrible. I could literally peel the chrome off with my hands, it was that bad. So I spent a good 3 hours sanding and smoothing the faces the best I could, then masked them off and went to town. I like the color, but I don't LOVE it. However, they look literally a trillion times better than beforehand, so I am going to leave them grey for a good bit. LMK what y'all think.
Note: First picture of the wheels on the car, the paint was still on the hardware and the latter 2 it has been removed.







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Update again. The matte grey kind of clashed with my car color. Don't get me wrong, it looked a MILLION times better than the chrome, but I wasn't 100% happy with it. So I made another trip to my parents house and used some more, you guessed it, plastidip. This time I used 1 can of the silver metallizer (which is just a clear coat with metallic flakes in it) and my God it transformed the look of the car completely. It lightened up the grey and added a little bit of shine to it. Overall, worth the 3 cans of grey and 1 can of metallizer.




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Look good. Any future plan to change the tail light to 06 plus? Will make the rear look more sexier.
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Look good. Any future plan to change the tail light to 06 plus? Will make the rear look more sexier.
I actually prefer the earlier tails, idk why. But I do eventually plan to get a duckbill trunk which should update the rear since it will do away with the ironing board.
Old 04-16-2017, 11:59 PM
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So the smaller rear tires didn't help with camber at all. Long ago when I rolled my fenders I did no pulling at all, and then when I wrapped the car I filled the "bacon" with bondo, so now I can't pull them. With the smaller tires and the slight amount I dropped the rear (to fix my rake) I was running into the quarter hitting the lip under compression. So I just opted to leave camber alone and set the toe back to 0 all around. Teaser pictures for now since my car is FILTHY! Also, life update; I quit my job at the car wash (remember I'm a full time college student) and start my new job (wrapping cars) TOMORROW! I am beyond excited to see what the future holds...


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Lots of hard work, but likely good pay. Are you working for someone, or are you doing business yourself?
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Lots of hard work, but likely good pay. Are you working for someone, or are you doing business yourself?
Working for someone. I'll snap a picture of the shop today.
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Nice looking coupe, shame you needed to get there by trial and error...like the rest of us! Duck bill trunk lids require work on the top/flat surface to get rid of the imperfections even though you will end up wrapping it! Good Luck & Enjoy the ride...Gary
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Life Update: First day of work was fun, so much better than the car wash. Worked 9 hours and came home feeling very satisfied. Just a few shots of the cars in the shop.You cant see the ones in the very back, but there are a total of 11 cars. I love it!






Also when I left work I managed to get a good shot of my car, even though she is beyond FILTHY. Hard to find time to give it a good wash. I love the new stance though, no more rake. Upset that I couldn't pull some camber out, but at least it doesn't look like a drag setup now. With all 4 new tires it rides so much better than before. New wrap color soon to come...?


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