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Ok guys, i need some help, My sister has recently recived a nissan 350z blue convirtable for xmas, I got the sky , well the preorder, for x-mas. B/c thats what i'm sooo in love with, but i don't have to explain my love for the sky to you, you understand. Is there anything i'm going to do, as far as performance parts go, to upgrade the sky off the bat? I need to beat her lil blue Z, now the Z goes 0-60 6.7 seconds and the sky is 0-60 in 7 - 7.5 so it's not that far off right now. plus the fact i have extra money b/c her car cost 40,000 and mine , 24,000 ish (i don't know the price yet) So if there is anything i can do to upgrade the car, that i have overlooked please point me in the right direction, thanks, Joel
 

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Must be nice to have Gazillionaire parents.Your name is certainly an indication that they have spoiler you rotten.

Don't worry about beating the 350Z, I am sure they will just buy you the Redline when it comes out.
 

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Lol

I can tell your a pro at making friends? I'm not spoiled rotten, my parents buy us stuff for good grades, I graduated a year and a half early from high school and i'm attedning 2nd year at MIT with a 3.9 GPA :) So when I do good in school I get cool stuff, I don't just get it for being in a rich family - school is my job. Now to completly sound like a spoiled bitch.... whens the rediline coming out??
 

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Also, my name is just how everyone feels in this forum. You can't tell me honestly you don't want your sky now?
 

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This is about PERFROMANCE UPGRADES i'm sry my parents have money, i didn't choose my parents, Just marry an old rich lady at the hospital fixing to die, i saw it in a movie once it worked!
 

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You have 3 options to beat a 350z.

1) Wait a year for the redline
2) Wait a year for an aftermarket turbo kit
3) Engine swap

Unless you want alot of custom work you won't pull the power out of a N/A 2.4l ecotec to beat a Z. Being optimistic you could do CAI, full exhaust, engine tuning, maybe a larger throttle body, and some porting. you might, be able to keep up. Unfortunately valve train, heads, headers, and the like will probably be slow to come from the aftermarket.... it not a high production car, and the variable timing GM uses might complicate matters. Yes the Z is heavier, but the 3.5L engine in it is a beast, A second on 0-60 takes more than 15-20 hp to gain.
 

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I want my sky NOW said:
I can tell your a pro at making friends? I'm not spoiled rotten, my parents buy us stuff for good grades, I graduated a year and a half early from high school and i'm attedning 2nd year at MIT with a 3.9 GPA :) So when I do good in school I get cool stuff, I don't just get it for being in a rich family - school is my job. Now to completly sound like a spoiled bitch.... whens the rediline coming out??
I was going to jump all over this , then I remembered I got 66 Mustang for graduating H.S. with a embarassingly low GPA. :rolleyes: Then again, my Step Dad only paid about $350.00 dollars for it, it was already 9 years old and died several months later.

Would I love to have that car now! :banghead:

Serisously, I think it is great that your parents can send you to MIT and buy you a cool car like the Sky! :thumbs: I think it is even more admirable that you have worked as hard as you must of to get a 3.9 in MIT after working hard enough to graduate a year and a half early. :cheers:
 

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Yeah....lay off the girl. In these days of mediocrity, slackers, people who sue for everything, and completely victim filled society, I'll take a person who gets into MIT anyday!
 

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While I am envious that your parents will give you a car for doing well in college, I must applaud you for doing well at MIT. It's a great accompishment and if your parents decide to reward you in this manner, I say "LIVE IT UP."

As far as racing the 350Z..... it will cost you a lot of money to be able to beat this car with the standard SKY.

I look at it like this... I originally reserved an '05 Mustang GT convertible but decided to withdraw my deposit. Everyone on the road will have that car in a matter of 2 years. The 350Z is a sharp looking convertible roadster (good friend has a silver one) and is quite fast, but how many Solstices and SKYs are you going to see in the next year on the road? You'll get more attention by people coming up and saying, "I've never seen that car before."

Congrats and Good Luck
Brandon
 

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I want my sky NOW said:
Also, my name is just how everyone feels in this forum. You can't tell me honestly you don't want your sky now?
Damned Right! I want it now..My salesperson is off tuesdays so I will have to wait one more day to check things out. (I don't want to use the other salesperson, as I was misdirected by him when I first heard of the SKY).
I have 4 (four) daughters and I wish I could buy one for all of them, so being I cannot (or will not) I'll just buy it for myself (change of life baby). So I bought the hat and now I want the car to go with it!
My first car was a 1947 Ford coupe, 3/4 race flathead..I would rather have had the SKY.
 

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oh, I just thought of another option.... Nitrous, that ontop of CAI & exhaust could put you within reach of a 350z.... not sure how much th 2.4L could handle though.
 

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the easiest thing to do is just pull a couple plug wires off now on her car then when you get your Sky she will be used to the lack of power and you can blow her doors off LOL
 

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If I'm not mistaken the 350Z does 0-60 in 5.7 sec not in 6.7!!! :nono:

You need the Redline version to beat the Z...

Regards,

:willy: S.D. :willy:
 

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If I'm not mistaken the 350Z does 0-60 in 5.7 sec not in 6.7!!! :nono:
The 6spd 350Z does 0-60 in about 5.5.... no hope of catching it with a stock sky.... well that is unless they miss a shift :banghead:
 

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Yeah....lay off the girl. In these days of mediocrity, slackers, people who sue for everything, and completely victim filled society, I'll take a person who gets into MIT anyday!

GIRL? "She" signed the first post "Joel"........
 

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You were right about the 5.4 - source http://www.freshalloy.com/site/cars/nissan/2003/z/performance/home.shtml
I had mistaken, and when they said girl i think/hope he was referring to my sister - the one with the Z, what about that Mallett thing or what ever?? That 400hp engine? It's out for the SOL right? I read about it here http://www.skyroadster.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1834 Anyone know how soon that would be avaiable? I would be intrested in getting it, oh and if any of you were wondering, MIT is a Cake Walk, Just a bunch of Hype, it's just extended High School. You just have to know electronics and programming, oh, and i got a perfect score on my sat's look me up - Joel C Jones :)
 

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Also who ever runs this site - " vBadvanced CMPS v1.0.1" Has security 2 patches out, and you don't have them patched. So right now you have 2 open doors to your forums!!! Look them up and patch them NOW!! Just lending a helping hand, and ensuring the saftey of this awesome site.
 

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You can get the Mallett conversion almost as soon as you have the car, if you call & place your order and have the 18 grand minimum ontop of the 25 for the bare SKY....but hey since you aren't paying go all out.... go for the Supercharged Package - $45,995. Their website is www.mallettcars.com
 
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