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Installed a factory black grille and an ams/infiniti heat exchanger. Anyone else have 83 of those plastic body panel push pin thingies left over after that? 😂

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Lol there’s always left over fasteners. Good work on the install!
 
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Thanks! I've never used an air lift tool before so that was fun. Had to top off the coolant reservoir a couple of times after the install and made sure to burp the HE when done. But it everything seems to be working fine. Either that or my excitement has me overlooking two cooked water pumps lol.
 
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Lmao, nah I doubt you cooked the pumps. It’s not as scary a job as people think, it’s just messy and important to get it right. Sounds like you did
 
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I really need to find some spare time in my life...

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Yeah you do!! Get on it! Lol it drives me crazy to have new toys just sitting around
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Okay, okay. You guys have shamed me into putting in the low pressure fuel pump. So that's done now.

On that note, I hope whichever engineer decided to put the IPDM in that crap location gets bitten by their dog when they get home.
 

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Okay, okay. You guys have shamed me into putting in the low pressure fuel pump. So that's done now.

On that note, I hope whichever engineer decided to put the IPDM in that crap location gets bitten by their dog when they get home.
And whoever put the passenger LDP O2 sensor connector where it is!
 

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Got the trans mount installed! Haven't driven it yet. Crazy how much I was able to flex the stock one with just my hands though.

Have a couple of work meetings, then gotta take my daughter to gymnastics. Then I finally have some me time and going to install the subframe collars and diff brace.

Yay for progress!

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Aaannnddddd life got in the way again today. Took Friday off. Just have to go buy a beta fish and hopefully get the rest of this done.
 

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Also, have some thoughts about the trans mount. Will post soon.
 

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Subframe collars and diff brace are installed!

Also got 11 lbs of weight reduction from the large amount of gravel that fell out from various places when I installed this stuff.
 

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Ordered Infiniti/AMS intakes yesterday. Of course they are backordered. Once those are in, can proceed with tune. Also ordered GPS adapter cable to be able to use factory GPS antenna with Tesla screen. Progress halted :/

I am thinking about tackling exhaust next. Trying to find the right combination of parts. Will probably do resonated lower downpipes if I can find some in a 3" variety and a 3" full catback.

Other considerations for what's coming next are front/rear sway bars, fender coolant tank, Amp/Sub, or start collecting SPL suspension components to prep for RSR active coilovers.

I am basically trying to do the prep work that would provide a solid foundation for this car in case I decide to keep it and go big turbos for next summer instead of buying a new Z06. If I do go full send with this car, I will probably be looking at a full build including boring it out to 3.2L, Garretts, build trans, and all supporing mods.

Anyone have any advice?
 

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Ordered Infiniti/AMS intakes yesterday. Of course they are backordered. Once those are in, can proceed with tune. Also ordered GPS adapter cable to be able to use factory GPS antenna with Tesla screen. Progress halted :/

I am thinking about tackling exhaust next. Trying to find the right combination of parts. Will probably do resonated lower downpipes if I can find some in a 3" variety and a 3" full catback.

Other considerations for what's coming next are front/rear sway bars, fender coolant tank, Amp/Sub, or start collecting SPL suspension components to prep for RSR active coilovers.

I am basically trying to do the prep work that would provide a solid foundation for this car in case I decide to keep it and go big turbos for next summer instead of buying a new Z06. If I do go full send with this car, I will probably be looking at a full build including boring it out to 3.2L, Garretts, build trans, and all supporing mods.

Anyone have any advice?
Does anyone here have the bored 3.2L block? If you go all out like that, your Q will be a force to be reckoned with.
 
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