Modified Cars Resources

Modified Cars

Car enthusiasts love to share. Whether it is tips or information on how to modify certain makes and models on websites like ours or automotive forums, or in person at track days and motor shows, it’s not a “guarded” community. We all want to see other people build cool cars.

In this article, we’ll look at some of the online resources that car modification enthusiasts can turn to today. After that we’ll explores the history of, a huge automotive website that disappeared without any warning in 2016.
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Nissan 350z Buyers Guide: Common Problems, Reliability & Maintenance Costs

Nissan 350z Buyers Guide

The Nissan 350z is responsive, handles well and will make enough noise to put a smile on your friend’s face.

But in the same way, it can be well behaved, ride nicely, and be quiet enough to take your mother to the shops.

It’s a driver’s car, through and through.

In this buyer’s guide we’ll tell you the things you should know before buying a Nissan 350z, such as:

  • the key characteristics of the car,
  • differences between different model names,
  • differences between different model years,
  • common problems,
  • reliability, and
  • maintenance costs.

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    1. I have one for 5 years now. They are so fun to drive. Make sure you get a 2007 or up any model is fine. Be aware the interior will need to be painted or replaced as the paint on the plastic chips easy. You probably wont find a used one with a clean interior anyway. Other than that the body style is beautiful and even better looking then the 370z.

  1. Great Article…. I bought a 2003 350z Touring 6-speed ……. fun car…. I’ve replace both window motors, rear trunk hatch…. lower control arms…. struts and shocks, valve cover gaskets, alternator, battery…. set of Michelin Tires…. all rotors and pads…. transmission fluid and rear differential fluid change! Last item clutch and flywheel changed December 2018……. drove from Raleigh NC to Atlanta GA …… no issues …… it performed without any hiccups….. great car just about completely restored

      1. @Jase The rubber bushings in the lower control arms bust. It is better to just replace the bushing with aftermarket poly (white line, energy) or solid bushings (SPL) if they haven’t worn to the point of damaging the arm itself.

  2. Just purchased a 03 350z seems I’ll be putting in work about to replace the radiator fan due to it not cutting on” car over heats” cooler o ring gasket “oil leak” both front and back camshaft sensors “just because” crankshaft sensor “trouble cranking on” and door regulator. Both front and rear hood struts and hear a noise from tire while turning assuming “bushings” Just replaced front windshield.

  3. I am the original owner of a 2007 350Z Enthusiast with GT Pack. The car has less than 30,000 miles on it and has been garage kept since I first bought it. She’s my baby. One thing that is a problem with her is the interior. Whatever they used to paint the interior had not held up well. It scratches off with a fingernail and the knobs on the dash for the air have gotten sticky as they’ve gotten older despite very little use. Do you happen to know if there was ever a recall? Any idea the best way to remedy this? Thanks for any ideas you can offer.

    1. I have done a couple things to fix the interior paint: (1) in a couple spots I covered it with a stick – on faux carbon fiber… easy to install, inexpensive, and available in small quantity on ebay and Amazon. (2) black spray paint with a clear coat of satin polyurethane spray paint will produce a very durable surface… existing paint must be clean (no need to remove existing paint, but any imperfections remain visible) .

  4. I bought my ’07 350Z Enthusiast about 4 years ago, after my ’03 350Z Enth. was stolen; and when i bought it, it had 142,00 miles on it. it now has 188,000+ miles and im still loving it! Though I just had to replace the front susp. bushings and a sway bar link, ive also had to replace the valve head gasket due to oil leaking into my spark plug well #4. These are great cars still and worth all the effort, never had a car more fun to drive and im lucky to have it as my daily driver.

  5. Daughter just got a 2005 Touring and it is a great car! Even though it has over 200k, it has been well maintained. Our mechanic was extremely happy with its condition. I think this car will quickly become the family favorite.

  6. I’ve owned 2 350z since 2005 and they have been the most reliable cars ever. One was driven to (2005 model) 158,000 kms and the other is at (2006 model) 20,000 kms.

    Both have never experienced any mechanical issues except for expected wear and tear (I always maintain my vehicles regularly). The paint issue for the interior does effect my 2006 model.

    I highly recommend to anyone looking to buy one.

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Coilovers vs Lowering Springs: Which is Better?

Coilovers vs Lowering Springs

Choosing aftermarket suspension for your car doesn’t have to be difficult. Despite the wide range of options out there, most of us can narrow down our choices by asking one question:

Are coilovers, or springs and shocks better for my application?

The catch is, this initial choice before looking at the individual products, isn’t so easy to make.

Many people will say to use “lowering springs for street, coilovers for track”, but that can be a misguided opinion.

In this article, we’ll review the true differences between coilovers and shocks using lowering springs, and why one may be better than another for your unique scenario.

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