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I've been looking at modification ideas for the 400Z since it'll likely share the same engine as the Q60 and I came across this performance package from AMS Performance that I think would be a great addition. It comes with Red Alpha Cold Air Intake System, Red Alpha Heat Exchanger, Red Alpha Full Downpipes, Red Alpha High and Low Pressure Fuel Pumps, EcuTek Bluetooth Kit, the RA 500 E85 Tune, and RA 500 badge. It's supposed to increase power to 490+ horsepower and 525+ lb-ft of torque.


If you have any ideas for how you want to tune your 400Z post them below. It's never too early to start planning your build.
 

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With these tuning packages already available for the Infiniti Q60, I'm sure we'll see vendors releasing tunes and other aftermarket mods pretty quickly after the first cars become available. There is going to be a fast rollout of aftermarket options.
 

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I want my next Z built around GREAT suspension parts. Good true type covers, SPL parts, and so on. I will be doing many HPDE events. So a good LSD is a must. Hoping it comes with a good one from factory. Doubt it. Along with better brakes than the akebonos. They are good but could be better along with the ABS system that seem to have issues with brakes bias or ice mode on the 370. More of a track issue. I didn’t seem to have that problem on my 370 with Akebonos and AP setup running carbotech pads XP10 front and XP8 rear. But there was a lot who did based on the forums. I just don’t want to spend 5-7K on a BBK this time around.

For power full down pipes, exhaust, and good tune is really all I need. Probably intakes for some performance and aesthetic’s of the engine bay. These cars make great power already and no reason to go all in. Even though these upgrades seem to pretty much max out next to going up to a flex fuel system.

After that just addressing all cooling issues and maintenance issues. Heat exchanger, oil cooler, and catch can. Still a good build overall. But this is my goal in a nutshell. Lol. Sadly this will be big scale down from my past cars. So much wasted money over the years on nonsense.

Also I’d like to see a upgraded intercooler air to air to do away with the coolant type one they have now. Leaving the intercoolers in the same spot but using obviously better material for cooling properties and deleting those coolant lines. But it’s obvious we would need a some form of functional hood/ hood scoop to make it work. But IMO I think this would be awesome. Look at me. Sound like a 13 year old and I’m 41. I just love these cars. Ok I’ll stop. Went off on a rant. So much to look forward to. :cool:
 

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I want my next Z built around GREAT suspension parts. Good true type covers, SPL parts, and so on. I will be doing many HPDE events. So a good LSD is a must. Hoping it comes with a good one from factory. Doubt it. Along with better brakes than the akebonos. They are good but could be better along with the ABS system that seem to have issues with brakes bias or ice mode on the 370. More of a track issue. I didn’t seem to have that problem on my 370 with Akebonos and AP setup running carbotech pads XP10 front and XP8 rear. But there was a lot who did based on the forums. I just don’t want to spend 5-7K on a BBK this time around.

For power full down pipes, exhaust, and good tune is really all I need. Probably intakes for some performance and aesthetic’s of the engine bay. These cars make great power already and no reason to go all in. Even though these upgrades seem to pretty much max out next to going up to a flex fuel system.

After that just addressing all cooling issues and maintenance issues. Heat exchanger, oil cooler, and catch can. Still a good build overall. But this is my goal in a nutshell. Lol. Sadly this will be big scale down from my past cars. So much wasted money over the years on nonsense.

Also I’d like to see a upgraded intercooler air to air to do away with the coolant type one they have now. Leaving the intercoolers in the same spot but using obviously better material for cooling properties and deleting those coolant lines. But it’s obvious we would need a some form of functional hood/ hood scoop to make it work. But IMO I think this would be awesome. Look at me. Sound like a 13 year old and I’m 41. I just love these cars. Ok I’ll stop. Went off on a rant. So much to look forward to. :cool:
I really like the vision that you have for your build @SPOHN! Especially SPL , they make some high quality stuff. If this is a scaled down build, what other ones have you done?
 

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I really like the vision that you have for your build @SPOHN! Especially SPL , they make some high quality stuff. If this is a scaled down build, what other ones have you done?
That’s a long story for I have a long history with cars. I’ve owned a 350, G35, 370, G37, and my last that I just sold was a GTR. Along with my dad who’s owned several 70’s model Z’s. I went all out on the Z’s to a point it was truly over the top. From show car to all out track car. Fully gutted roll cage and all So unnecessary. I’ve learned a lot of lessons of what defines my happinesses in cars and the do’s and don’t. My recent GTR is definitely the best car I ever owned at 800hp. It will be forever missed. This is a car that possess you. And it’s definitely limited by your budget. I enjoyed the car but I hadn’t been at the track for several years and I was truly missing that urge and still want to get back into tracking and I don’t have all the money in the world in a car like that. Even at 800 horse power for some reason when it comes to this car its just not enough. It can handle so much more and do it comfortably. Lol. I enjoyed the car but I hadn’t been on the track for several years and I was truly missing that urge and still want to get back into it and I don’t have all the money in the world and a car like that I just simply couldn’t afford to track the GTR. It is a great car but there’s a lot of maintenance to it and the transmission it’s self for track environment it’s just ungodly expensive at the same time. I got a divorce bought a new house so I sold it about six months ago. So now I go to the track a lot watching events and I’m waiting for this particular 400Z to come back out to fulfill my next happiness in a car and a track environment.
 

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That’s a long story for I have a long history with cars. I’ve owned a 350, G35, 370, G37, and my last that I just sold was a GTR. Along with my dad who’s owned several 70’s model Z’s. I went all out on the Z’s to a point it was truly over the top. From show car to all out track car. Fully gutted roll cage and all So unnecessary. I’ve learned a lot of lessons of what defines my happinesses in cars and the do’s and don’t. My recent GTR is definitely the best car I ever owned at 800hp. It will be forever missed. This is a car that possess you. And it’s definitely limited by your budget. I enjoyed the car but I hadn’t been at the track for several years and I was truly missing that urge and still want to get back into tracking and I don’t have all the money in the world in a car like that. Even at 800 horse power for some reason when it comes to this car its just not enough. It can handle so much more and do it comfortably. Lol. I enjoyed the car but I hadn’t been on the track for several years and I was truly missing that urge and still want to get back into it and I don’t have all the money in the world and a car like that I just simply couldn’t afford to track the GTR. It is a great car but there’s a lot of maintenance to it and the transmission it’s self for track environment it’s just ungodly expensive at the same time. I got a divorce bought a new house so I sold it about six months ago. So now I go to the track a lot watching events and I’m waiting for this particular 400Z to come back out to fulfill my next happiness in a car and a track environment.
I love that your dad got you into Z's. It's not extensive as yours but my dad and grandfather passed down their love of cars with me. My dad had a '79 280ZX but he got rid of it before I was born.

Also, for your GTR, was 800 hp "not enough" because of how the car handles the power? Or are you just a true adrenaline junkie? lol. 800 hp would be more than plenty for me. 😅
 

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I love that your dad got you into Z's. It's not extensive as yours but my dad and grandfather passed down their love of cars with me. My dad had a '79 280ZX but he got rid of it before I was born.

Also, for your GTR, was 800 hp "not enough" because of how the car handles the power? Or are you just a true adrenaline junkie? lol. 800 hp would be more than plenty for me. 😅
Great story. Love it.

It’s hard to explain. The GTR makes you want more. Extremely planted car. It was addicting. You start hanging with other guys who have 1500whp and riding in their cars you get sucked in. For a Z car with 500-600whp is a lot for that platform. Of course these numbers IMO are for straight line speed. For a track cars (my passion) you don’t need as much.
 

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Great story. Love it.

It’s hard to explain. The GTR makes you want more. Extremely planted car. It was addicting. You start hanging with other guys who have 1500whp and riding in their cars you get sucked in. For a Z car with 500-600whp is a lot for that platform. Of course these numbers IMO are for straight line speed. For a track cars (my passion) you don’t need as much.
That makes sense. It seems that the sky's the limit for the GTR as far as builds go. As for the 400Z you might get your wish. There's rumors coming out of Japan that there could be a 480Z with 480 HP.

 
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