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Black Illusion

12 Jun

Since I’d bet Cheston doesn’t even remember how to login here anymore to post, I’ll do it for him 🙂

Black Illusion Aero +CE28’s+ Evo X MR = yum!

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Modified Magazine Feature: Hey Joe, We Knew Ya When…..

12 Jun

It’s all great to see our customer cars get the recognitiion they deserve. In this months Modified Magazine you’ll find a feature on Joe’s clean 350Z from California. Just remember you saw it here first ….way back in August ’09! What can I say, we’ve got an eye for talent. I can appreciate when everything on a car flows, and Joe accomplished that in spades. Congrats my friend, you deserve it!

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Clean Zebra

12 Jun

This car belongs to member GTS-R over on 6speed

I am liking the overall result

As he wrote: “It has been a long process, but over the past 2.5 years I have been slowly modifying my RS. I most recently had the Cup wing with the carbon gurney lip sent to me by BR Racing. They also supplied the decals for the wing which I wanted made to mimic the presentation Cup car. The rear emblem was made in a black/red scheme similar to the RSR. BR Racing was great to work with and delivered a product as good as I could have expected.

My other mods include:
PMNA carbon front fenders with wickers installed by Kerrigan Smith at Synergy Racing. I cannot speak highly enough of both Kerrigan and Synergy Racing.
Cargraphic front grill screens
DAS bar
997 GT3 seats
Cup splitter
Europipe
RS98 wheels
Schroth harnesses
Cargraphic exhaust tips
PMNA wickers
WEVO mounts
PMNA rear brake ducts”

A-Arm Swap Complete. Esprits installed, Cuscos removed

12 Jun

So I actually got up off my lazy ass and worked on my car on Friday night. I swapped out my brand new Cusco A-Arms and replaced them with a set of used Esprit A-arms. I know that sounds kind of ass-backwards but I did with good reason.

The Esprit A-arms adjust camber using shims where as the Cusco arms utilize screws set into a sliding base plate to adjust camber. I don’t think I have to explain to you how much easier it is to slide in a shim, torque down two nuts and be on my way. Esprit A-Arms have a retail price of $1100 plus shipping brand new. Needless to say when I was initially purchasing A-arms I didn’t bother looking into Esprit because they were twice the price of the Cusco (which are also excellent).

In any case, as luck would have it Adam ending up finding a set of used arms (from the Sumo Power 350z drift car back when it was being parted out) and he purchased them with the intent of installing them on his own car. Long story short there were a few parts missing and due to time constraints he was unable to install the Esprits.

Well recently I took it upon myself to have the missing parts custom machined and I threw the A-arms on my car. It worked out well for everyone as one of our buddies needs my Cusco arms anyway. Maybe just maybe I’ll start working on my car more frequently.