Modifications to my Z

  • 2004 Base
    • Body
      • Platinum window tint – I had this done to the car while living in Baton Rouge in 2005. Was great while it lasted but after 14 years it has started to peel and needs to be replaced. I need to remove the old film – which I need to do – but DIY looks like a pain.
      • Carbine Plus-4700 Security system – The biggest problem I have with this is the replacement IRKEH key fob – the alarm activates sometimes in my pocket.
      • Hotchkis TVS – The Hotchkis Tuning Stage 1 TVS is an all inclusive kit that has been designed and tested as a system. The Stage 1 TVS kit, which includes Sport Coils and Sport Sway Bars, is designed to improve performance on daily driven vehicles while still offering a comfortable ride.
      • Rouge Short Throw Shifter
      • Shift Style shifter boot – installed in May of 2008 .. still going strong.
      • 08 Avenger antenna – replaced the stock whip antenna – for looks
      • Greddy side skirts – the right/passenger side skirt is damaged. Need to repair it and get both skirts and front fascia painted.
      • Nismo V3 fascia – damn expensive. I have on the car – which got damaged. Have a second one enroute, should be here Monday, 9 Dec 2019.
      • Engine Bay Bling – Ordered various bolts and washers from Bolt Depot simpy to add some bling. When I get the stuff and confirm what works, what doesn’t etc. Should be here Monday, 9 Dec 2019.
        • 2941 Finishing washers, Stainless steel 18-8, #14 (1/4″) 10 pcs $0.11 $1.10
        • 6701 Metric socket flat head, Stainless steel 18-8 (A-2), 8mm x 1.25mm x 30mm 10 pcs $0.53 $5.30
        • 6689 Metric socket flat head, Stainless steel 18-8 (A-2), 6mm x 1.0mm x 25mm 10 pcs $0.20 $2.00
        • 6419 Metric socket cap, Stainless steel 18-8 (A-2), 6mm x 1.0mm x 20mm 10 pcs $0.22 $2.20
        • 5579 Finishing washers, Stainless steel 18-8, 5/16″
    • Electrical
      • UpRev – Standard – UpRev Standard includes: 1 Interface Cable, 1 UpRev Re-Flash license, 1 Base Tune, and 3 eTune adjustments. I used the cable and software to pull the ECU Part # which I sent off to UpRev and they sent me back the base tune. I flashed the ECU today and took the car for a spin. Honestly .. not sure I could tell of any change .. was making a hard pull and got oil smoke. Found my dipstick wasn’t all the way locked down. Will do some more complete runs tomorrow.
    • Exhaust
      • Top Speed Headers – These were part of a group purchase via 350ztech.com in 2005. My understanding at the time was that they were part of a run using the same jig for a name brand header.
      • Invidia G200 Cat Back Exhaust
      • Crawford Hi-Flow Cats
    • Intake
      • Crawford Performance Plenum
      • Stillen Strut Tower Brace
      • Wolf Technology Pop Charger – won this at ZdayZ. The website claims a 6.5+ hp increase at the wheels .. like much .. will take that with a grain of salt. In any case, the replacement filter is 5.0″ tall .. and at $65 well worth taking care of. It is a reusable filter similar to the K&N filters.
      • Oil Catch Can – I am sticking this in the Intake section since it is removing oil from air passed back to the intake. I have one of the cheap eBay Oil Catch Cans enroute .. paying $100 or $200 or more for a name brand makes little sense to me .. *if* .. I can modify the cheap one as/if needed. Worse case I am out $20 or so.
    • Audio
      • Amp Rack – I made the original from MDF. Lately I am attempting a re-design using welded steel structural shapes.
        • Profile AP1040 80W x 4 – amp drives the Infinity (doors) and Alpine (rear) speakers.
        • Profile CA600M 300W x 1 – drives the two Rockford woofers
      • Infinity 60.5cs Kappa 6½” 2-way (doors)
      • Alpine Type-R SPR-17LP (rear)
      • Woofer Pods – Custom built to fit my Z
        • Rockford Fosgate Punch P28S8 Woofers