2005 Nissan 450z

Started on June 24 by Deedilus

Ride Rating

6

2005 Nissan Pikes Peak White 350z, base model. I consider this my first "real" car, having only had a 260whp 1991 240SX and a 2003 Ford Focus before. It's my daily driver, obsession, and soon-to-be track car. My plans for it are as follows: Suspension, Stiffen chassis, lighten, then power. Come on, power is no fun unless it can also shoot your brain out of your ears in the corners! Some of the current mods were done by the previous owner of the car (I've owned the car about 2 months now), such as the wheels and the lowering springs.

-Invidia G200 Exhaust -Custom power-steering cooler for those hot Texas days -Hotchkis 19mm lowering springs -Rota P45 -Centric cross-dimpled and slotted rotors with black hubs -Techna-fit Stainless Steel Brake Lines

ENGINE BLEW AT A DRIFT EVENT, SEE UPDATE FOR MORE INFORMATION ON MY VH45DE V8 SWAP!

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Latest updates

Oct. 13

Update #9 - Hood on, new tach in.

Things are progressing a lot slower now, Craig's overloaded with projects and the driver side header has been an absolute nightmare. I talked to Chris Forsberg at XDC Round 5 in Dallas (I also covered it for Driftworks.com), and he ...

Oct. 13

Update #8 - New hood here!

**Original post date: 10.02.2010** Thanks Nealoc, always nice to get props from someone who knows the VH. I'm right there with you, it's an incredible and amazing engine that's capable of tons. I'm debating whether to go turbo later on, ...

Oct. 13

Update #7 - Things slowing, camber arms and radiator

**Original post date: 09.21.2010** Things are going pretty good with the swap, run into problems with the headers. Had to do some fabrication on them, passenger side header is finished and on the engine, and the driver side header is ...

Oct. 13

Update #6 - Valve covers painted!

**Original Post Date: 09.13.2010** Still working on the final coat of the blue accent, since I'm getting blue calipers when I get a BBK we decided to continue that theme on the little panels. Went with a nice charcoal color ...

Oct. 13

Update #5 - New tranny now on!

**Original post date: 09.10.2010** Well, we got the new transmission plate. As you can kinda see, it runs the full length around the tranny and utilizes all mounts and guide pins. Also made out of steel, where as the old ...

Oct. 13

Update #4 - Transmission adaptor disaster!

**Original post date: 08.22.2010** Alright, disaster update time now. Been some major drama going on about my transmission adapter plate, and as a result instead of picking my car up today, I'm taking a new bell housing over to Austin ...

Oct. 13

Update #3 - Test fit engine Z32, tranny picked up

**Original post date: 08.18.2010** My new V8 inside of it's new home! Time for some cleaning / painting, then mount fabrication and whatnot! The very same engine I posted before, an example of how incredible it will look when it's ...

Oct. 13

Update #2 - Engine out, VH45 purchased

**Original post date: 08.07.2010** Engine out :( All that's left are some wires, lines, and two lonely exhaust pipes. Engineless Z33 comparison with engineless Z32... quite a big difference. The VH45DE that he just swapped into that red Z32, took ...

Oct. 13

Sorry for no updates!

Sorry about that, got caught up in a million different things so I completely forgot about everything. I'm going to post all the updates I've posted on numerous other forums so you guys can see the drama and progress that ...

Aug. 04

Engine blown @ drift event - V8 swap in progress

Well, after just 4 months my wonderful stock VQ35DE has decided it doesn't like to live and has committed suicide.... with some help from my buddy who aided it by stripping the oil drain plug. During a drift event last ...

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Comments

Aug 5, 2010 3:13 a.m.
Luke:
Very cool. Keep us all updated on the V8 swap!
Aug 5, 2010 2:21 p.m.
Deedilus:
Definitely will man, thanks!
Nov 22, 2011 10:37 p.m.
alex:
Oh my, yes.

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