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    Project: G37S Coupe

    The last time I was home, I did a bunch of work to my dad's G37S Coupe for him. He amassed quite a few parts in anticipation of me coming. Here's the list of changes:

    *New black OEM grill to replace the chrome one
    *Painted headlight housings black and smoked the amber reflectors
    *Smoked the taillights
    *Added a sportier OEM spoiler to replace the chrome strip on the back (not pictured)
    *Stillen Gen 3 Long Tube intakes
    *Stillen Short Throw Shifter
    *Stillen headers, heatwrapped and sealed (of course)
    *Stillen high flow catalytic converters (not pictured)
    *Stillen catback exhaust
    *UpRev Osiris ROM reflash

    On to the pics:


    Shot of the coupe before the project began.


    Other side of the front.


    More of a head-on shot.


    Interior.


    Rear end prior to any work being done.


    Stock exhaust.


    Bumper off. New black grill installed.


    Rear end disassembled. Tail lights sent out for smoking.


    Front end apart, holes enlarged for the intake tubes to fit through, intakes mostly installed.


    Another shot of the intakes.


    New exhaust installed.


    Another picture of the exhaust. Runs nicely up to the stock cats (new Stillens were installed later).


    New mufflers and tips.


    Stillen headers after heat wrap and seal - before being installed.


    Interior ripped apart to install the shifter.


    Had to take the center console mostly all the way apart to get to the bolts holding the shifter assembly in.


    Stillen shifter is the silver one. Moves the shift knob down a bit in the interior and also moves the fulcrum. Reduced the shift throw and cleaned up the shifts very nicely. Much more precise.


    Interior all back together.


    Intakes fully installed, engine cover back on.


    Another shot of the engine bay.


    Headlights prior to being worked on.


    Headlights ripped apart.


    More parts.


    Bezels after wet sanding.


    After a few coats of self-etching primer.


    Pic got messed up, but bezel after bumper black paint.


    Finished bezels.


    Amber reflectors after a coat of VHT Night Shades, wet sanding, and finally clear coat.


    Finished reflectors.


    Good shot of one of the bezels.


    Finished headlight.


    Front of the car put back together. Newly finished headlights and new grill.


    Good pic across the front of the car. Amber reflectors look darker in the pictures than they really are.


    From up and over the front.


    Smoked taillights reinstalled.


    Finished rear of the car.

    Next up for it are a debadge of the rear leaving just the Mt Fuji emblem, a Motordyne intake plenum, 6000K headlight bulbs, adjusting the clutch a bit, and a retune.

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    How does the G37 move in comparison to your G35?

    nice upgrades, btw
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    Thanks man! It's a different kind of power. Mine is more brutal and in your face. His, even after mods, is much more refined and "elegant" for lack of a better term. You don't notice near as much that you're rocketing upward on the speedo, yet you are. His definitely is quicker than mine... or so I believe.

    I guess that's the best way I can explain it.
    Because Racecarô

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    Nice work. Car looks good.

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    Thanks Jake. I'm heading home next month and doing a few more mods to the car and helping the dad get it tuned.
    Because Racecarô

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    Cool. Keep us updated. It makes me miss my Z a little bit.

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    But of course.

    The bike will also be headed to the dyno in the next couple months... preferably before riding season starts back up, so I'll be posting some numbers on that as well.

    Too many irons in the fire!
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    awesome, yeah I don't know a lot about the G37 or what they make with bolt ons but I'm sure they move out
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