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My short history:

2013 Legacy 3.6R modded and tracked until BOOM!
2015 WRX over modded and undriveable... sold.

Infinitis I have had:
2004 G35 coupe 6mt black on black.
2005 G35 coupe 6mt black on black very light mods.
2012 G37S sedan 6mt black on black.

Now... 2018 Q50 Red Sport AWD white with black interior.

I have a simple desire for this car. I want to make it what a Nismo version may be. I am limited to off the shelf stuff and how I can make it fit my car. It is a little nutty, but after having something undriveable, I want to just have something that will hopefully be done in a tasteful manner.

At best, I may end up with a Nismo-esque finish. At worst, my true nature will rear its ugly head, and I will once again have an undriveable car.

Current mods:
* RSR Coilovers with extenders...mild drop...camber is ~ -1.8 all around.
* Nismo Z 2015+ wheels 19x9.5 +40 forged ~20#...10# loss per wheel
* RE71R 275/35/19 (30# like runflats)
* CF driveshaft (1# drop but better response)
* AMS heat exchanger
* AMS coolant expansion tank
* Z1 rear LSD
* SPC front and rear adjustable control arms
* Z1 2 piece F/R rotors
* GTHaus Exhaust
* Braille i34CX - Intensity Carbon Group 34 battery

On order or to be installed:
* Ecutek with Bluetooth
* Custom tune

Future plans
* KW V3 coilovers (not yet released but my new installer may be of help)
* F/R anti-sway bars (currently Stillen offers only a rear...again, my new installer may be of help)

Nismo wheel fitment thread:
https://www.infinitiq50.org/forum/wh...19-trials.html

Dyno:
350whp/362wtq on mustang dyno.
No mods running 91 octane
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Nice.

Replace most of your Nismo aspirations with the acronym AMS and you'll be solid.

Welcome n stuff.
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Hello and welcome sir.

All very tasteful changes , not sure I'd spend the money for the Brembo brakes but I love the Nismo Z wheels and the lower ride height and new rubber should go a long way
to improving performance. But as Scary said AMS is pretty much the performance arm of Nissan now, and have you covered too some pretty insane levels. lol
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AMS is pretty much the performance arm of Nissan now, and have you covered too some pretty insane levels. lol
But, watch them serpentine engines, they're notorious for snapping at exactly 500whp.

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I'm a fan of the DBA T-slots.

Tunerz Store offered me a pretty good deal for 5000s up front, 4000s in the back, Hawk HPS pads and SS lines, which is the same setup I have on the GT-R. Shoot him a PM.
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But, watch them serpentine engines, they're notorious for snapping at exactly 500whp.

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Oh come on Scary he isn't going to get that reference, also that was Max not me. lol
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all suggestions are welcome.

a complete ams setup would justify a Red Alpha badge. I want something unique. If I go all in, withbthe gtr seats, we are talking stupid numbers of $$, $$$. A Nismo rendition of the Q50 would be a unique car.

Just need some patience as it is not going to come together overnight. But, I dont want it to take more than a year either.

I want the GTR brembos. those are 390mm. older GTRs had 380mm brembos. I can live with those. While Akebono has a larger brake than the one on the red sport, it is still Akebono and wont stand out like a Brembo on a GTR. I know I am talking about $5 for each axle for the 380mm. It is a little nutty to most.
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Oh come on Scary he isn't going to get that reference, also that was Max not me. lol
Dude, I look at every post in the intro section with the Max filter turned up to the highest setting.

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I want the GTR brembos. those are 390mm. older GTRs had 380mm brembos. I can live with those. While Akebono has a larger brake than the one on the red sport, it is still Akebono and wont stand out like a Brembo on a GTR. I know I am talking about $5 for each axle for the 380mm. It is a little nutty to most.
Just in case your GTR brembos won't fly out, you can still have the AP racing that Stillen sells for a little over $3k (front kit) that's also 390mmx36mm rotors.
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yep.. those are the larger akebonos I mentioned. I only saw a front brake upgrade on Z1 motorsports site. And, you just mentioned a front only on stillen's site. I wonder if there is a rear Radi-Cal version. I will look/call around, but this would he my last resort. I dont mind having a bracket fabricated for the fronts. I have seen Brembo gtr series 380mm brakes for q50 RWD but not for AWD.

My worst case is to get the brakes, and if the shop cant make them work in a safe manner, then I can sell them.

To throw some sanity into this conversation so you guys know I am not completely nuts, I know the brakes on my red sport are big enough for any purpose with a proper rotor/pad combo. And, the logical upgrade to the Radi-Cal fronts would be the 14.5 not the 15.4 as the factory akebonos are 14.

Now back to the madness....

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