350Z Build/Drift progression

At Co-ordSport most of the staff are Car Fanatics, just into different “breeds” and “types”. Rich Parker, one of our Senior Sales Executives is really into his drifting, and after a sequence of different cars, he now has a Nissan 350Z, here is it’s story, so far:

 

The car is a 2006 GT Pack model and fitted with Tein Mono-Pro Coilovers, Tein EDFC, Scorpion Exhaust, Mishimoto Intake, Harness Bar and some Polybushes here and there.

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First set of parts are Tein Phone holder, HKB Boss, TRS 4pt Harness and Cusco Drift Knob

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First task was to strip the dash and replace the airbag clock spring as he was told that the lats owner had broken it but a new unit was supplied. However, it was different, and didn’t locate properly, so ended up making a good one out of the two.

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Got there in the end!

Had a massive interior cleaning session, fitted my Harness, and chucked the front lip back on that came with the car.

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New bonnet pins

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Overhauled the Mishimoto Intake and Heat Wrapped it,

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Got a pair of Japanese fake split Chromy Boiz from Japan,

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Also made a start at sorting the front suspension. Dropped the Coilovers another Inch, Polybushed the lower arm Bushes as they were trashed (literally fell out of the arm) and replaced the worn out links with some Whiteline adjustable links;

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Front end is all rebuilt now, new lower Ball Joints and the Coil-overs lowered another 1.5″
Treated the arch tubs to a clean and some Waxoyl and refitted the Arch liners.

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Sits a lot better now the ride height is down,

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Now we have the front sitting low, I decided it was best to have the front bumper on a quick release. The Car is going to be transported on a recovery truck for the moment, until i can be bothered with driving it too and from any practice days. So, overnight parts from China…

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Adjusted handbrake as its none existent, lowered rear coil-overs an inch, removed the diff for welding and treated the rear tubs to a clean and Waxoyl.

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Well, thats the diff welded then!

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Painted and ready

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Bumper tuck done and Exhaust Polished up back to life,

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Took advantage of the Diff and Exhaust being off to throw down some Waxoyl.

Painted up the Intake Plenum too in VHT Wrinkle paint…

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Makes the Engine bay a little tidier.

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All that’s left to do is a Gearbox Oil and Brake Fluid change to do, as well as throwing some more Waxoyl down on the floor pan/sills and we are ready.

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