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  1. Hey Mmaxim, did you ever mount these wheels with these coilovers? Would love to know how the fitment turned out.
  2. No I would be very interested in doing lots of different things if I had a build worth ripping around in. The question I was asking was more if I had that much power would it m\be too much to enjoy a casual drive. I didn't really communicate that very well, but since then I have found my answer, which is yes, I could still enjoy driving it around town and on back roads, etc. I am actually flipping back and forth on this continually. I am going to do another big spread sheet of the L28et and a possible 2jz build. Still very undecided.
  3. Definitely share your sentiments in regards to building a strong motor and spending more money upfront rather than rolling the dice. It's one of the reasons I am as detailed as I try to be and ask the tough questions. As far as the video goes, I love his channel. It's a really real example of how a DIY build goes. He's not afraid to be honest and show his mistakes but he does have a solid idea of what he's doing. Really liked his coil over install.
  4. This guy's sentiments are really great regarding this exact topic. Man the world is a small place. Start at 1:38 if it doesn't start there automatically. https://youtu.be/TJYUOGZzbWo?t=1m38s
  5. Yes, 400 is very reachable in the l28et even with stock internals according to online resources, but practically speaking it starts gets iffy. I have probably read all of the same materials as you have, but as I make builds, start counting costs, and look at the results of other people who have built what 'should' get you 400 hp, they are not getting there. In my experience, with any platform you have 2 zones, cheap power zone and expensive power zone. It seems that the border between these 2 zones is a grey area around 375. And like everyone said, that's probably enough for most people
  6. I really dived into creating a parts list for the 2JZ build tonight and would love to do it, but the more I look into it the more I am realizing, while I could do it and would love it, I am not sure I want to spend that kind of time and money on the 240z, no matter how much I love it. For the 2JZ it would involve a significant amount of additional fabrication as well as higher costs all around in other departments, especially labor as I just don't have the time to learn and do this myself. I would rather make sure I take care of my retirement goals every year and have a kick ass L28et I can pu
  7. Great feedback! Keep it coming.
  8. The period of the engine used to be more important to me before I had a second Z that was completely stock and restored. Now I just want to have fun. The Z this is going in is rough around the edges and not very valuable being it's not a series 1, but I'm still keeping it Japanese and straight 6. Looks like weight is similar between the RB25 and 2JZ, but I do share your concern about the weight and also the shift of weight forward. I remember reading that with either of these engines it pushes a lot more weight towards the front of the car, which can throw off its center of balance fairly well
  9. At this point I think I am really just looking for someone to confirm that for around 12k I would get more power out of a 2jz than a L28et. Not really interested in other platforms I think. Transmissions for 2jzs are stupid expensive.
  10. Yes, you're exactly right. I also think that this is the obvious choice, it's just that I cant bring myself to do an LS swap on my Japanese dream car. At first I didn't even like the idea of the 2jz but after comparing them to the Rb25 I am willing to make the compromise. However, if finances continue the way they are right now I do plan to scratch my LS itch with a BMW e30! We will see.
  11. This is my 2nd 240Z project. First one was kept original, this project is a restomod. Car will mostly be driven on the road and taken to shows and a track occasionally. Really don't want to do a build project if it's going to end up being slower than today's stock sports car from the factory. I put together a L28ET build a while ago for my 71 240z. PDF attached with the rough details. My goals were to try my best at breaking 400hp at the dyno, but after reviewing similar set ups here on this forum I am wondering if I can really make those numbers with my build plan. What say you?
  12. Very nice numbers in your sig RebekahsZ. Very nice. Thankfully I already restored the interior which is why I didn't put it in the budget. I don't see me putting a cage in my z at any point. I am not saying I will never track the car, but I am not looking to make records with this car. I am looking to have a good build to enjoy personally, and I also want to make sure I don't turn this thing into a dedicated track car. If I track it, it will be for the sole purpose of getting to really let it go and have some fun. You are absolutely right about everything you said, but I don't think my goals l
  13. Thanks for the reply guys. The current l28et that I have on a stand has something in the combustion chamber from a rodent or something. The car I pulled it from was sitting for as least 7 years and I just feel like any engine you are going to boost past stock should be cleaned up properly beforehand, especially if it is going to cost only 500 to do so. I would much rather pay 500 now and have a good clean engine than have to rip it back out later. I really can't answer that turbo question as I didn't learn as much about turbos when I was rebuilding engines so I need to read
  14. Hey everyone, I have been a lurker here for a while but I feel I have saved up enough and planned enough to have you check my build plans as they now stand. Attached is my build list of parts. My goal is to take my current stock 240z back to like new with modern touches. I would like to be sitting comfortably above 300 WHP with an l28et. I am looking for good suspension but I am not looking to track so I am not sure if coil-overs are necessary. Please check the build list first before you comment. I have rebuilt 2 engines back to stock but this is my first true performance build s
  15. Looking for some better pics of XXR 530s. Looked through the wheel thread and searched but couldn't find anything besides these two: http://i982.photobucket.com/albums/ae305/Kyle_G/Amber/20130710_200220_zps7b25c04d.jpg http://forum.mazda6club.com/attachments/newbie-section/91809d1376681600-new-member-new-2014-mazda6-image.jpg I really like the second application but the first looks terrible in my opinion. I would like to see more pictures to see if it was the wheel color or tire size or what that made the rims look so bad compared to the second application.
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