Tag Archives: Fujitsubo

A Splash of Color Makes All the Difference

31 Jan

This awesome specimen belongs to a good customer of ours down in Florida. Way too many mods to list, but the pics speak for themselves.

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Bringing Up the Rear Part V: I Love it When a Plan Comes Together

9 Apr

As you can tell from my last entry, the latest round of mods to my Z have been nothing short of ‘interesting’. Basically, it’s kicked our collective asses, and it’s taken alot of blood, sweat, tears, money and patience to have it all come together. But we rounded an important corner, and I think I can officially say that for the time being “I’m done!” (well, sorta).

A couple weeks ago, I took the 8 hour drive up to Buffalo to have Mike from Innovative Tuning finalize the Haltech tune. The car decently enough on the way up, no issues. The ride back was even better, firstly because I found a different way to go, saving me about an hour, and secondly because it was nice to be back in a car that was properly tuned.

Last weekend we decided it was time to tackle the 4.3 final drive install. I’ve written alot about this custom setup in previous entries. It’s been sitting here for probably 6 or 7 months now, just waiting. Of course, this seemingly simple swap was not without it’s drama. First, we had a helluva time getting 1 of the exhaust bolts out. After that was solved, the exhaust came down and we found something that we at the shop call “no bueno”. My midpipe was cracked almost all the way around, right where the resonator meets the piping section. In addition it was developing a second crack at the resonator itself. It had noticeable scrape marks on the underside from numerous incidents. Since the car is so low, stuff like this is inevitable. The exhaust has been in the car for probably 5 years now, so it wouldn’t be the end of the world. Except…it’s titanium. As some may know, welding titanium isn’t exactly like welding anything else. Takes some pretty specialized stuff, that we certainly don’t have here. A few phone calls later and I was hooked up with Joe from Accurate Welding. I immediately ran down there, midpipe in hand, and in no time, I was back on my way!

This is one of the great things about being in NY, and I’m sure other areas of the country too. Everything you can think of is literally a stones throw away. Today we had some spare time so we finished up the install. Unfortunately it’s been raining most of the day, so I haven’t actually had a chance to drive the car yet. Kwame did though, and his words went something like “HOLY SHIT THAT THING IS QUICK!” He was all smiles – I hope I am too!

Garage Cleanup – Fujitsubo Exhaust for 350Z for Sale

19 Nov

Up for grabs is a stainless Fujitsubo Legalis R exhaust for the 350Z. This is one of the nicest exhausts ever produced for these cars. Full stainless steel with artfully done TIG welds throughout. The sound is deeper than NISMO, but more subdued. If you are after a mature sounding exhaust that doesn’t scream “rice-tastic” then this is for you! I used to have this on my own car, and absolutely loved it. This bolts up to your stock, or aftermarket Y pipe, and fits 2003-2008 cars (non NISMO).

The exhaust is very clean, tips are straight and it’s ready for install. They do have some scrapes on the bottom side of each tip and the underside of the canister from normal use, and there is a ding on the back underside of the muffler (completely not visible when installed).

SOLD!

Well Rounded Z33…

25 Jul

Not bad.

ASM front Bumper, Amuse Rear Wing, Front and Rear Gold Endless Big Brake Kit, Ohlins DFV, Fujitsubo Titanium Exhaust… not bad at all.