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One of the best ways to cheaply improve any car is to borrow from other similar cars from the same manufacturer. The EcoBoost Mustang owners can buy all sorts of used parts from GT owners who are selling their stock parts after buying aftermarket pieces. This practice is nothing new; before there even was an aftermarket, hot rodders were using OEM parts to improve their performance. The 350Z doesn’t have a ton of easy options as it was the

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[]Caleb Krebs

This was a great read Hayden! As a car enthusiast who is just beginning to dive into being able to work on my own car, I enjoyed this very much!

[]Hayden Baker

Thanks man! You should be able to do this with the Z3. Perhaps a M3 differential. I'm not 100% but a forum member may have tried it.

[]Caleb Krebs

Yes, I'll have to look into it! Down the road I plan on doing a full motor and trans swap so I'll probably have to throw a diff in there anyways!

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[]Wilson Oberholzer

Rest easy bandit. I'm sure there's a sweet Trans Am waiting for you on the other side

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Hayden Baker49 days ago

Hopefully some Ferrari magic can help them take the lead in the constructors and drivers championship this weekend!

Hayden Baker49 days ago

Surrounded by M3s

Hayden Baker50 days ago

So the first lap of Spa was exciting...

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[]Robert Sixto

Crazy! Both drivers ok?

[]Hayden Baker

Not a scratch

[]Wilson Oberholzer

Putting those new safety measures to the test I see

[]Hayden Baker

Yeah, there was a nice tire mark on the halo of Grosjean's car.

[]Michael B. Gonzales

He was going to be wearing a "halo" one way or the other ;)

[]Caleb Krebs

Holy balls!!!

Hayden Baker51 days ago

The Formula 1 summer break just ended with the start of the Belgian Grand Prix. If you like cars at all, at least watch the replay of the start of the race; I can assure you it won't disappoint with a crazy first turn. This will be my first full season of closely following Formula 1, and it has been very entertaining. It helps that I'm part of a 6 man fantasy league with my lead driver being the

Hayden Baker52 days ago

Guy bought this brand new 991.2 GT3 so he wouldn't have to put miles on his 911R. Casual.

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[]Michael Jobusch

Beautiful - but that R though?

[]Hayden Baker

I'd rather have the GT3 I think. I like the wing too much. Plus the higher redline

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[]Wilson Oberholzer

A V10 M5 with a manual transmission would be amazing

[]Hayden Baker

Right! Keeps me motivated for grad school

[]Wilson Oberholzer

What are you going to school for?

[]Hayden Baker

Physician assistant.

Hayden Baker53 days ago

This'll be the first visit to Cars and Coffee for the BMW with its new intake! Let's see what the BMW club thinks.

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[]Robert Sixto

I'll bet the best part is when someone asks "where did you get that intake?" or "who makes that part?", you get to say "I made it!"

[]Hayden Baker

Yeah that's always fun

Hayden Baker55 days ago

Cereal boxes make the best design aids

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[]Randy Gross

Cardboard templates are the best ever! I have begun fabbing some things up in my garage, I save every box now!

[]Hayden Baker

Yeah I have a stack of ceral boxes. That thin card board is so easy to cut

[]Craig Crall

Yup, tried and true method, cardboard tubes also work well for mocking up and routing cylindrical parts. What are you going to construct the final part from?

[]Hayden Baker

Carbon fiber. It's already on the car. Got videos of the whole process on my YouTube channel

[]Craig Crall

Nicely done.

[]Hayden Baker

Thanks!

[]Robert Sixto

Yes, cardboard aided drafting is a critical craft! I did similar recently when trying to see how much intercooler clearance I might have, my work was not nearly as clean and nice looking as yours though!

[]Hayden Baker

This was the second try ha

Hayden Baker55 days ago

I can't wait to get these on the BMW

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[]Yves Vds

Looks like a sticky tire. I had Federals 595s once, they were super sticky in the dry, but weren't great in the wet.

[]Craig Crall

What is this wet I keep hearing about and something called "winter" that people seem to be concerned with as well??

I am unfamiliar with these terms...😄

[]Robert Sixto

Hahaha, so smug! I'm shaking my fist angrily at you, knowing December's around the corner! 😂

[]Craig Crall

Well, yes, I can see why you would, but I have to deal with constant, grueling 71-72 degree days here for the next few weeks!

But truly, it did reach 90 degrees here a few weeks back, so that was kind of warm. In 1979 it got up to 115 here, but it's been getting colder ever since. If it weren't for the high taxes and absurd cost of living, California would be a nicer place to live.

[]Hayden Baker

I'm hoping these less aggressive Federals will make good, sporty daily tires

[]Wilson Oberholzer

How much did the set run you if you don't mind me asking? I desperately need some new rubber on my 525.

[]Hayden Baker

$365 off eBay. Brand new from a retailer not some random guy

[]Wilson Oberholzer

That's not bad at all then

[]Craig Crall

Nice, still saving up for my set, let us know how they do?

[]Hayden Baker

Yeah I'll do a full review once theyre on in September

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Hayden Baker56 days ago

I love this spoiler

Hayden Baker57 days ago

So tempting!

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[]Caleb Krebs

Doooo it!! Lol fall to temptation!

[]Hayden Baker

One day!

[]Wilson Oberholzer

As if I needed any more temptation to get an M-Tech kit for my E39, lol.

[]Hayden Baker

If I didn't need to replace my center console trim, redo the head liner, vanos rebuild, and new timing chain guides, I would do it. For now, the standard bumper will do, but some day,I'll get one. They just look too good.

[]Wilson Oberholzer

I'm in the same boat. I'm starting to decide what parts I want for my overhaul and upgrade so body mods haven't even started being an option.

[]Hayden Baker

Yeah the list grows longer every day ha

[]Wilson Oberholzer

Don't I know it, lol. Especially with trying to get this thing prepared to be able to handle some track use. I have a feeling I'm going to be almost $2k deep in parts before it's ready.

[]Hayden Baker

Yeah I'm already at like $1200 into after breaks and engine maintenance. It'll be $2K before I sell it (if not $2.5K)

Hayden Baker57 days ago

Got videos scheduled and ready to go through the end of November!

Hayden Baker57 days ago

Can't believe this is what the car looked like for my first visit to Roebling back in 2015. Really looking forward to gong back in November.

Hayden Baker61 days ago

I love stickers!

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[]Michael Jobusch

Better for yours than mine - I don’t track my cars, and no sponsors, so there you have it - now were that to change...

[]Hayden Baker

Yeah I don't put stickers in my daily

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