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View Poll Results: How much have spent to increase the HP of your Z?
$0...it's still stock
26.79%
Less than $1000
30.36%
$1000 - $2500
17.86%
$2500 - $5000
8.93%
$5000 - $7500
5.36%
$7500 - $10k
1.79%
$10k - $15k
1.79%
$15k - $20k
0
0%
$20k+
7.14%
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Engine investment.

Old 10-28-2005, 10:46 PM
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Engine investment.

OK guys....how much dough have you put into your Z's engine to make more power? I'm talking about just performance upgrades, not maintenance.

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Old 10-30-2005, 10:18 AM
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i got an NA, not much to do performance wise.
and i'm not spending much more for it lol.
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Old 10-30-2005, 11:01 AM
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Just NGK plugs, it has a more powerful coil than stock. I think it is a Acell or something like that. I plan on getting NGK plug wires sometime soon. Putting my headers on in a week or so. And also getting a K & N filter for my stock airbox. And basically taking apart my driver side of the engine, cleaning it up. And repainting the fuel rail, and such a Aluminum high temp paint. Also probably might get a new dizzy with new cap and rotor. That is all for now, will do more as I go. Just at the moment, I am trying to get my '82 to run better, it is all process of elimination.
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Old 10-30-2005, 01:04 PM
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intake, catback, test pipes, clutch is all i bought. and i am done till the TT comes
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Old 10-30-2005, 08:09 PM
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I've spent nothing, I'm more concerned about getting it running first, lol.
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Old 12-22-2005, 09:48 PM
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R and R on the SUs
N36 intake
'79 dizzy, rebuilt it myself
MSA header (pos)
2 1/4 pipe
SuperTrap muffler
8 blade fan and double row radiator
I don't think the head has ever been off so I'm leaving it alone.
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Old 12-30-2005, 12:53 AM
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I think I've spent about $1500-1700 in performance parts, some of the stuff I put on came from previous cars I owned or got from friends to hack up and use. I've added a new turbo, i/c, coil, ignition box, bigger throttle body, z31 ecu/maf, intake, boost controller, and catback exhaust.
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Old 02-18-2008, 10:27 PM
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Mod cost

oooooohh about 8.5-9.5k

Engine:
Nismo 740cc Injectors
Powertrix Degree EGR By-Pass Kit
300 Degree Fuel Rails
Greddy Heavy Duty Timing Belt
Unorthodox Racing Underdrive Pulley Set
Z1 Chrome Doolz
Stillen Twin Pop Chargers
NISMO Fuel Pressure Regualtor

Turbos and Exhaust:
Z1 GT600R Turbos
Z1 Lightned Flywheel
Z1 Test Pipes
Z1 5 5olt Down Pipes
Stillen Side Mount Intercoolers
Stillen Side Mount Intercooler Ducts
HKS 4" Dual Exhaust
HKS Sequential Blow-Off Valves

Electronics:
JWT ECU and NOS kit
HKS Ignition Amplifier
Optimum Red Top Battery


560whp max
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Old 02-18-2008, 11:10 PM
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WOAH! dead thread!!!!
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Old 02-18-2008, 11:13 PM
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lame................
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Old 03-18-2008, 03:46 AM
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Full 3.1L Stroker Kit, Wolf intake, Pallnet Fuel rail, Kameari Performance Twin Idler Gear Kit, Tubonetics T60 Turbo, 3" Exhaust, Borla Muffler, Fully Ported and Polished P90 head with 5 angle valve job, Forged Pistons, H-Beam aluminum connecting rods, Dry sump oil system, Custom equal length exhaust manifold with external wastegate, Megasquirt, MSD, Magnacore wires, Denso Iridium plugs, Race prepped T-5 tranny, 9lb flywheel, ACT Stage III Clutch, Bar and Plate IC with 3" in/out, Venom Injectors, Custom made 75mm TB intake bored to match, Coilovers at all four corners, and Nismo shifter and pedals.

Best 1/4 mile run 10.23 seconds @ 144mph on 10" DOT slicks
60 foot time 1.3 seconds with wheel spin
0-60 3.2 seconds with wheel spin
80ft skidpad 1.2g's
596hp @ 6,844rpm
603tq @ 5,576rpm - 400tq @ 3,833rpm
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SIKE!!!!!!

My '79 is mostly stock
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Old 06-05-2008, 09:59 PM
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Triple Weber carbs, Mallor dual dizzy, tuned header, 2 1/2 inch to flowmaster 40 series, 280ZX alternator and starter.

Putting another head and cam in soon. Head will have some work done to it by me.

I did not put more than 200 into the engine so far. haha

Bought it from the junk yard like that.
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Old 06-06-2008, 08:36 AM
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bought my AE for 3k, put 4k into it just making her run, took off the mods that were added----returned her to rock stock---she runs so well....selling her for 5k..........
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