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Figure i centralize my slow build. So far (just 3 weeks into ownership), ive done:

Chrome Delete
Blackout Roof
Shaved Emblems
OEM G37 wheels (winter wheels)
PrecisionLED interior LED lights/lamps

Plans are somewhat simple, looking to reach 400whp/450wtq numbers with:

AMS heatexchanger
AMS intakes
AMS coolant expansion tank
Downpipes (either Megan or HKS)
MBRP 3" CBE
JB4/BT/Fuelwires (tune for 93 gas)

with suspension mods as well:

RSR down sus lowering springs
Stillen Rear Sway Bar (already have)
Tanabe Strut Tower Bar
OEM Nissan/Infiniti 19" wheels (unsure yet)

Some aesthetic mods here and there as well (18+ red sport front bumper, lip, roof and trunk spoilers, rear diffuser)

Any comments, advice, criticism is welcome.
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Would you mind taking a higher picture of it? I am looking to get my roof blacked out on my 2018 hagane blue q50 but never saw anyone with it done so wasn't sure. From what I can tell, it looks great.
 

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Would you mind taking a higher picture of it? I am looking to get my roof blacked out on my 2018 hagane blue q50 but never saw anyone with it done so wasn't sure. From what I can tell, it looks great.
here are a couple, but im in the northeast, so it's already dark + we having a mild winter storm. tomorrow ill get better pictures.
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Congrats on the car. Nice plans. If you’re looking to put that much into it, I would just skip the JB4 and go straight to a tune. It’s really not that much more after Bluetooth and fuel wires on JB4. You’ll already have all the prerequisite bolt-ons. More power, more consistently. I’d also rip that front plate off as fast as possible and chalk every ticket up to cost of ownership lol.
 
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Congrats on the car. Nice plans. If you’re looking to put that much into it, I would just skip the JB4 and go straight to a tune. It’s really not that much more after Bluetooth and fuel wires on JB4. You’ll already have all the prerequisite bolt-ons. More power, more consistently. I’d also rip that front plate off as fast as possible and chalk every ticket up to cost of ownership lol.
im leaning with JB4 for now cause im still within warranty range for car. i probably will get ecutek tune in future though.

o yeah, front plate came off day i got home with her. after winter, will have 18+ red sport bumper anyway?
 
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I haven't even explored removing the front plate though I 'd like to. What is behind it? Any holes or marks after removal?
 

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I haven't even explored removing the front plate though I 'd like to. What is behind it? Any holes or marks after removal?
normal dealer license plate holder thing + 2 screw holes. ive used bumperplugs.com for painted plugs to go in and 'cover/hide' screw holes. temporally until i get red sport bumper?
 

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Update: Added paddle shifters. simple install, about 45mins. I lik'em BUT I want/need to figure the shift 'delay' when driving in manual mode. it's so annoying, especially a quick downshift when trying to pass.
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installed PLM muffler delete/axle back over weekend. i like the tone it has. not too loud, minor minor drone at highway speeds (between 2k-3k), but i wanted some noise (car was way too quiet).

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will be fine for me now until i get full catback exhaust. also, i did get PLM dowpipes too (wrapped with DEI titanium wrap). not installing yet though.

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sounds clips

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PLM axle back/muffler delete:
 

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Nice, enjoy! Merry X-Mas!

P.S. What is PLM (link?) and why did you wrap the LDPs? I've not seen that before.
 

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Nice, enjoy! Merry X-Mas!

P.S. What is PLM (link?) and why did you wrap the LDPs? I've not seen that before.

going off the wrapping headers idea, figure wrapping downpipes would be more or less, the same. ???
 
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Update: Added paddle shifters. simple install, about 45mins. I lik'em BUT I want/need to figure the shift 'delay' when driving in manual mode. it's so annoying, especially a quick downshift when trying to pass.
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Im looking to get paddle shifter also, any chance you have a link to where you got them? Also, I've heard the steering wheel trim around it is separate so a link to that also would be appreciated.
 

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Im looking to get paddle shifter also, any chance you have a link to where you got them? Also, I've heard the steering wheel trim around it is separate so a link to that also would be appreciated.
i searched around for a week and pieced together the 'kit'.. brought the bolts from conceptzperformance.com, the paddle shifters i went to salvage yard and got for $50 and the shroud i brought from ebay.com. so it cost me like $175 in all
 

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as she sat christmas day.???
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Get that thing in a garage sir!
 

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Get that thing in a garage sir!
that was at my brothers crib ??? for christmas. no garage @ my home but 'offstreet' parking space ???
 

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that was at my brothers crib ??? for christmas. no garage @ my home but 'offstreet' parking space ???
Man, you guys without garages. I don't know how you live. I wish my 3-car garage was bigger!

I asked my wife if we can turn the front bedroom (adjacent to the garage) which is set up as a kids' playroom into a fourth tandem garage space and.......... well, you know the answer.
 

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updates: just replaced air filters as maintenance (brought car CPO, unsure if changed). did, however, look into seeing if I have oil in intake tubes and i have a little on passenger side. smh. air filter was also a little dirtier on passenger side
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already ordered ADD W1 V3.3 oil catch can. will see if that helps with the oil and PC system.
 
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