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The process of an LS-Z

Post by mike_bates on Thu Jan 15, 2015 12:43 pm

EDIT: PLEASE DISREGARD ALL FOLLOWING LINKS!!!!! Hopefully this uploads with the pic in full view so you dont have to click every single link....only upload a small portion of work accomplished so far.  king

Mods in no particular order since its all basic straight forward stuff:

Rays Engineering LMGT4s Forged monoblock with matching Rays Valve stems (255/35/19F; 285/35/19R)
Stance GR+ coilovers
Swift 10K/F 8K/R springs
Seibon carbon fiber hatch
Nismo 2.0 adjustable rear diff with Nismo axel stubs
Apexi Single Exit exhaust (no longer using it)
AEM gauges (from previous F/I build)
DEFI gauges (from previous F/I build)
ProComp 5.0 Powertower short shifter
LS3 heads
ARP head bolts, cam bolts, rod bolts, and flexplate bolts.
Comp Cams custom grind camshaft (Non-turbo grind)
Comp Cams Titanium valve springs, titanium seaters and retainers
Trick Flow Side Ported lifters
Melling Performance oil pump (ported)
C6R Performance water pump
Z06 off-camber rocker arms
96mm cable driver throttle body
42lb/hr injectors
Dirty Dingo Alternator Relocation bracket (On its way)


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Re: The process of an LS-Z

Post by mike_bates on Thu Jan 15, 2015 1:02 pm

Okay I figured out what I did wrong,...I do apologize.

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Switched out OEM diff for an adjustable Nismo 2.0 diff. Obviously the Nismo one is vastly superior over the OEM diff.

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Sealed up and repainted black.
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Post by Jskiles on Thu Jan 15, 2015 5:51 pm

Gonna be sweet. I wish I had the knowledge and tools to do this kind of stuff

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Post by MotownG5 on Thu Jan 15, 2015 6:02 pm

this sir, is badassery all wrapped up into an already nice Nissan. I worked in a Nissan dealership as an assist service manager, and I've def never seen this type of swap in person. Not in a Z car. would love the chance. Great build Shocked Shocked Shocked

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Re: The process of an LS-Z

Post by mike_bates on Thu Jan 15, 2015 6:40 pm

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How the car sits with the engine and tranny all locked in. Sits right where it should. I need to go a little lower. Still not running.
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Dont mind the backyard. License plate is nifty too lol haha
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All I have for now.
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Post by mike_bates on Tue Jan 20, 2015 12:44 am

No one has any questions or anything? :/
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Post by MotownG5 on Tue Jan 20, 2015 2:59 pm

yea actually, how'd you go about meeting the trans and nismo drive line to the ls? I know they make ls swap kits for about anything, but never really saw it for a Z

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Post by mike_bates on Tue Jan 20, 2015 8:07 pm

I used a Fueled Racing swap kit. The kit comes with a driveshaft, simply drop the Nissan one, slide the Fueled Racing one up and bolt in place, golden. Driveshaft was the easier part of this entire mess. Still waiting on money to come in so I can buy the last part (I hope) to make this run. I'm running a T56, not a Nissan transmission (which I already crossed over with the use of a Collins Performance Adapter plate)
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Post by MotownG5 on Tue Jan 20, 2015 8:20 pm

whats the transmission from?

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Re: The process of an LS-Z

Post by mike_bates on Tue Jan 20, 2015 8:46 pm

2001 Firebird. Local GM dealership did a basic disassembly and rebuild. Installed a RAM LS7 clutch/flywheel and the short shifter on it.
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Post by MotownG5 on Tue Jan 20, 2015 8:57 pm

damn. very nice. really hope i get to see this in person. gotta be a blast to drive once you get it on the road

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Post by mike_bates on Tue Jan 20, 2015 9:09 pm

hopefully in the next 2-3 weeks I can make some bigger steps towards finishing this up. just need to save up and work up enough sponsorship deals to help get a turbo on there by end of summer if possible. Power goal is 650whp
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Post by MotownG5 on Wed Jan 21, 2015 3:15 pm

good luck with the sponsorship thing. I'm gonna have to call dibbs on a ride along lol

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Re: The process of an LS-Z

Post by mike_bates on Wed Jan 21, 2015 7:25 pm

lol i suppose I can visit Morgantown....inspire a little butthurt among the unsuspecting hahaha hopefully soon!
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Post by mike_bates on Sat Jan 24, 2015 10:39 pm

Dirty Dingo alternator relocation bracket and new idler pulley came in, as well as new Techna-Fit power steering lines. Just need to install and hope that it does what I need it to do so my car will be that much closer to starting and being drive-able lol Small steps boys!

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Post by mike_bates on Sun Mar 08, 2015 9:57 pm

Alright so its been a little too long since I've posted anything, school and money are just two big obstacles in my way.

As you know if you've read anything I've posted, I've been trying to use flipped truck manifolds. I've tried 3 different sets of used manifolds (none of which have been free lol) and they are not working. So unless someone goes turbo right out the gate, do not for the love of God use truck manifolds unless you are good as f*** with a welder and v-band the s*** out of them to make it happen.



Heres my latest attempt of this circlejerk



On the flipside, I have purchased some good stuff. These are some exhaust tips I got off ls1tech.com. These are CME exhaust tips. They are insanely massive. So massive, I am going with a center exhaust.





And these are going to be a part of something unique....overhauled headlights. Finally found the component I needed off some random guy on Craigslist. I have included a pic of what the final result should be




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Post by mike_bates on Sun Mar 08, 2015 10:04 pm

What they will look like when finished




And heres a "to scale pic" of the exhaust tips. Plastidip can for scale only, not used on anything lol



I have some Magnaflow performance mufflers on their way from Summit Racing, a pair of them in cylindrical form, with the burnt weld lines, looked pretty intense online.

Also ordered the Fueled Racing swap exhaust manifolds, those are on their way too and are not here yet but will wrap them and provide pics for you animals.
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Post by mike_bates on Thu Mar 19, 2015 10:51 am

Okay had some issues getting the Fueled Racing headers. Lot of confusion and frustration but they arrived yesterday (March 18). So now I have to wait for the shop to get time and space to get my car back up on the rack and we'll install the headers, piping, and new Magnaflow Performance mufflers.







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Wrapping these bastards. Free dog. lol



Only have to do the left side due to steering linkage and assembly. And Fueled Racing is sending me their newer, bigger headers in May so these are just to tie me over.



This car is going to be obnoxiously loud with incredible acceleration when its all done and said and running. #LSGang #LSSwapAllTheThings #LS3 #350z #FueledRacing Cool
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Post by MotownG5 on Thu Mar 19, 2015 11:04 am

LOVE!!!!! Twisted Evil

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