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Old 06-18-2019, 12:25 AM
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Hello all, new owner of an '03 G35 coupe. Having owned 2 spec v's prior to this, I've got to say.. I worship the G haha.. It has been driven hard and put away wet. 130k on original everything. Stock except for an unknown brand exhaust previous owner installed. Clutch slips a little in 6th, sometimes in 5th. I'm beginning week 3 of nothing but TLC. Looking forward to getting acquainted here and beginning my mission of restoring this beautiful machine. I hope to learn how to use this forum properly, and discover & share any experience that may be helpful to G35 owners.

I know the clutch could potentially be a very big issue, and I over worry about everything so that doesn't help lol... I would definitely like to learn everything I can about replacing the clutch & flywheel, and if OEM is more reliable than an aftermarket version. I really don't know much when it comes to cars or clutches.. I can drive one, maintain it, and take good care of it.. that's pretty much it.. I do make sure to not do any hard shifting or driving, I've gotten better at avoiding it with age

I really am a VQ noob, but a long time G35 enthusiast. I'm happy to join G35Driver, and I look forward to learning anything anyone is willing to teach! Here are some pictures that were prior to returning all her Infiniti emblems




 
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Old 06-18-2019, 03:12 AM
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Z-tube, Motordyne 5/16 plenum spacer, K&N filter (vortex airbox optional), nice exhaust (do your research - no eBay ****), osirus tune.

BC coils, whiteline endlinks, energy or whiteline bushings, spc cam bolts, quality adjustable control arms (front spc, eibach kinetix; rear: spc, eibach). Sway bars; eibach, Hotchkiss, whiteline, Cusco

Headlights: 06/7 projectors

Wheels: work, Ray's, ssr

Body panels: oem, or polyurethane quality brands

Dash kit: jdm

Gears: 3.5 (stock for coupe), 3.7, 3.9 or 4.11.
 
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Thank you for the recommendations! I do want to get rid of the exhaust that is on it pronto, and not go cheap with the replacement. I'm unsure of what no-name brand the exhaust is, but as far as I can tell its the cheap spec-d ebay one.. I'll post it up if anyone would like to weigh in their guess haha..

I'm off to research what info you've given me. Thank you again! And regarding osirus tune for down the road, could you point me in the right direction? Where I live does not have much to offer regarding tuning anything. Time to start doing homework




Driven hard & put away wet :/
 
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Old 06-18-2019, 10:54 PM
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Exhaust looks like a HKS replica exhaust.

For tuning contact one of our users Seymore4, he offers an "e-tune" which basically means he makes a baseline tune, emails it to you, you flash the tune then go for a drive and log the data with the Uprev software, then email him back the results, he makes adjustments, mails you back the new tune, rinse/repeat until everything looks good.

Doesn't take long, does require a laptop, results are superb and he's a super good guy to work with. PM him and he can give you all the details about what this will entail.
 
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I have the same exhaust as you. A Magnaflow X pipe and some real rear mufflers really make that cheap exhaust sound great!
 
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Old 06-19-2019, 11:22 PM
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I have the same exhaust as you. A Magnaflow X pipe and some real rear mufflers really make that cheap exhaust sound great!
Thank you for the info! Everyone here has been really helpful Iíve actually been reading up on Magnaflow & Motordyne, not sure which way to lean yet.. VQís deserve to roar though haha.

Do you remember what kind of exhaust it is? I have a buddy with an Ď04 5AT coupe that wants it after I swap it, Iím trying to encourage him to save for a better one, I hear drone in cabin is much louder with cheaper exhausts & automatic transmissions.

Also I got an update on the Infiniti dealershipís quote for OEM clutch & flywheel replacement.. with parts & labor they said $2600. Iíll most likely go with them since I live in the middle of nowhere, however thereís a 2nd Infiniti dealership about 60 miles away Iím going to check with first. All of the smaller shops that Iíve taken spec-vís to in the past donít think they can do it & Iím old now, chance is something I like to avoid lol. Thank you again for the Xpipe & muffler info!
 
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Originally Posted by JoshD4PREZ
Thank you for the info! Everyone here has been really helpful Iíve actually been reading up on Magnaflow & Motordyne, not sure which way to lean yet.. VQís deserve to roar though haha.

Do you remember what kind of exhaust it is? I have a buddy with an Ď04 5AT coupe that wants it after I swap it, Iím trying to encourage him to save for a better one, I hear drone in cabin is much louder with cheaper exhausts & automatic transmissions.

Also I got an update on the Infiniti dealershipís quote for OEM clutch & flywheel replacement.. with parts & labor they said $2600. Iíll most likely go with them since I live in the middle of nowhere, however thereís a 2nd Infiniti dealership about 60 miles away Iím going to check with first. All of the smaller shops that Iíve taken spec-vís to in the past donít think they can do it & Iím old now, chance is something I like to avoid lol. Thank you again for the Xpipe & muffler info!
I'm speaking strictly WELD IN Magnaflow X pipe and rear mufflers. Not a whole new exhaust.

There is a pretty nice motordyne TDX2 for sale on Facebook right now for $800 I would recommend if you want a full exhaust. No drone on manuals like yours.

As for that clutch replacement cost... my man... go to an independent mechanic. You are grossly overpaying at Infiniti service... go to A Nissan independent and pay like $1200-1500 at Most for a clutch and flywheel swap.
 
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It's also recommended you do the clutch slave and MC Seals I believe (rebuild) at the same time.
 
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