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Waiting for this, some of my wish list:

1. Please DON'T overdo the body and aero kits, keep it functional but retain most of the stock profile. No huge wings, taller BRE-style spoiler welcome.
2. Power bump 450+
3. Recaros like offered in the 370Z Nismo with belt slots
4. Data logger
5. Upgraded coilovers and suspension adjustability
6. Stronger clutch
7. Upgraded coolers?
8. Base pricing under $55K, important!!

What do you guys want?
 
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Waiting for this, some of my wish list:

1. Please DON'T overdo the body and aero kits, keep it functional but retain most of the stock profile. No huge wings, taller BRE-style spoiler welcome.
2. Power bump 450+
3. Recaros like offered in the 370Z Nismo with belt slots
4. Data logger
5. Upgraded coilovers and suspension adjustability
6. Stronger clutch
7. Upgraded coolers?
8. Base pricing under $55K, important!!

What do you guys want?
Upgraded clutch and seats are high on my list too. I'd like to see a unique set of Nismo wheels on the Z. Whether they're lighter or just cosmetic I think it's a needed touch. Maybe something similar to the GT-R Nismo's wheels.
 

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would like the see the recaro sportsters return. the ones in my NISMO Juke were way better than the seats in my NISMO GTR lol
 

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would like the see the recaro sportsters return. the ones in my NISMO Juke were way better than the seats in my NISMO GTR lol
Really? How different are the Juke Recaros compared to the Nismo 370Z's? Mainly support, comfort?
 

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Really? How different are the Juke Recaros compared to the Nismo 370Z's? Mainly support, comfort?
they look similar but the juke NISMO RS ones had deeper side bolsters. they felt more like a straight aftermarket recaro stuck in the car as that is what it was it was a Recaro Sportster CS reupholstered with NISMO colors. the Z ones had a very similar look especially the backs but you could tell they are more of like a OEM variant. I know some guys in the Z and GTR world tried to make the Juke NISMO RS seats work in their cars but the seat rails were way too high. there might have been a couple people who had rails customized for them to fit. This was the Juke seat RECARO: RECARO - RECARO Sportster CS

the NISMO seats in the US spec GTR like mine are kind of lame. they are just NISMO color OEM GTR black edition seats with alcantara inserts and a recaro badge. the non US spec are top of the line carbon fiber backed $17K Recaro SPX seats. but the US couldnt get them because of some kind of DOT regulation. when I asked nissan why they said the air bag needs to be able to break through the shell or something like that. I bought the reasoning until I saw a Porsche GT3 that had basically the same seat here in the US


here is the seats from my JUKE NISMO RS vs my GTR
 

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What I would like to see in the next Nismo Z would be the things that were applied to the 350z chassis. The 370z, was more so a gimmick when it came to the Nismo, where as the 350Z had a spot welded chassis from Autech, as well as functional aero.
I do agree, that some upgraded bolstered aftermarket seats, like the Recaros, should be added, instead of just a different color OEM seat. Another thing that I think would be awesome, would be to see some of the GT-R bits trickle down, such as the brakes. I hope that Nissan provides a real upgrade in the Nismo model over the generic base and package vehicles.
 

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On the 400 I hope it comes out of the box with a HUD and a nice pedal set up for heel toe, or adjustable pedals for smaller less flexible feet. I would also like to see a 5 point harness bar and attachment points with seats that support and except the belts and are very adjustable. Rev matching with the manual would be awesome or at least something you can toggle on and off. I hope the aftermarket catches up quickly.
 

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What I would like to see in the next Nismo Z would be the things that were applied to the 350z chassis. The 370z, was more so a gimmick when it came to the Nismo, where as the 350Z had a spot welded chassis from Autech, as well as functional aero.
I do agree, that some upgraded bolstered aftermarket seats, like the Recaros, should be added, instead of just a different color OEM seat. Another thing that I think would be awesome, would be to see some of the GT-R bits trickle down, such as the brakes. I hope that Nissan provides a real upgrade in the Nismo model over the generic base and package vehicles.
I'm still thinking about this. It's most likely the new Nismo Z will come out months after the regular production Zs. But, will it contain enough upgrades e.g. chassis bracing (like was done on 350Z), BBK, >30-50hp power bump, current 370Z's sweet Recaros with harness slots? If details come out that it will be mostly body kit and some interior dressing, then I'd rather get the Sport Z and upgrade myself with components I prefer.

Need solid information here before I do any ordering.
 

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I get that NISMO has an up-spec race-spec, but I would like to see it get a bit of a 432 vibe.

Something both upgraded to the top of the line, but also distilled to something more elemental, and a bit more of a collector's item, perhaps more limited edition than regular production.

Sports/race seats, ok.. if they are still good and comfortable for longer drives, and not too antithetical to using the car as a driver/touring car.

A bit more power with more effective cooling... that is fine, just as a bit more optimization... such as a lighter flywheel and more precise balance, with slightly upgraded turbos with ceramic bearings for faster response... sort of the enthusiast/gearhead spec.

Forged wheels with 2-piece brake discs to lighten the unsprung and rotational weight would be very good.

Electronically active or magneto-rheological dampers, an e-gear differential... a bit more suspension and traction tech, if it is both effective and reliable, would be interesting...

Maybe also a case to be made for a valved sport exhaust system, like many other cars are getting lately.

Lightweight bodywork would be welcomed, as long as it isn't ultra fragile or too expensive to repair or replace, because this would be the car to keep, and repair if ever damaged... and shoudn't have to be a garage queen in order to last.

A mild aero-kit perhaps, but not all slats, spoilers, and ducts to try to show off as a factory race car... if it looks more boy-racer ridiculous than standard, and not a clean design... that hurts the special edition/collectability aspect, and one may as well just get the ST package, and modify it with the things I mentioned above.

If the car starts at 35K... this should be doable with a profit margin, for 20 grand or less... putting the MSRP at 55K or less, which S30R32 mentioned. That would take the top of the line Z35 right into Supra 3.0's base price.

Keep in mind this is not retail price modification, where you take off parts that were purchased as part of the car, and put on retail price parts aftermarket. This is baked into the car from the production and supplier level. the retail markup is the MSRP or invoice price. You don't put on base wheels to replace them with forged ones... the forged ones go on in the first place.
 

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Beefed up 6-speed with CSC elimination from factory would be nice lol. Stronger clutch for sure, along with stronger axles, stiffer springs, mag shocks, and HUD would all be welcome. And of course, more power.
 

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Hey folks:

I'm curious what you're realistically like to see in a NISMO Z model?

How much bigger are the rims? How much wider/stickier the tires?
Exhaust
Aero kit
Custom seats?
How much more power?

Anything else really unique?
 

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Already some inputs here ;) including mine.

 

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they look similar but the juke NISMO RS ones had deeper side bolsters. they felt more like a straight aftermarket recaro stuck in the car as that is what it was it was a Recaro Sportster CS reupholstered with NISMO colors. the Z ones had a very similar look especially the backs but you could tell they are more of like a OEM variant. I know some guys in the Z and GTR world tried to make the Juke NISMO RS seats work in their cars but the seat rails were way too high. there might have been a couple people who had rails customized for them to fit. This was the Juke seat RECARO: RECARO - RECARO Sportster CS

the NISMO seats in the US spec GTR like mine are kind of lame. they are just NISMO color OEM GTR black edition seats with alcantara inserts and a recaro badge. the non US spec are top of the line carbon fiber backed $17K Recaro SPX seats. but the US couldnt get them because of some kind of DOT regulation. when I asked nissan why they said the air bag needs to be able to break through the shell or something like that. I bought the reasoning until I saw a Porsche GT3 that had basically the same seat here in the US


here is the seats from my JUKE NISMO RS vs my GTR
Juke Nismo RS has the same seats as the 370Z Nismo.

This will sound odd but follow me......The GT-R seats were "made by" Recaro but the Juke and Nismo got straight up Recaro seats.
 

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Juke Nismo RS has the same seats as the 370Z Nismo.

This will sound odd but follow me......The GT-R seats were "made by" Recaro but the Juke and Nismo got straight up Recaro seats.
Looks like you and @MCN1SMO are consistent about the variants sold. I hope the new Z has the actual Recaros, key points for me are lowest mounting and harness slots. Power is optional, sliders would be nice but height adj not necessary. Low mounting so my helmeted head will fit with room to spare, and I'm planning to get the slicktop Z (no sunroof) to maximize this.
 

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Juke Nismo RS has the same seats as the 370Z Nismo.

This will sound odd but follow me......The GT-R seats were "made by" Recaro but the Juke and Nismo got straight up Recaro seats.
Mostly yes except the Juke and the Z didnt have the exact same recaros even though they looked very similar. there is a lot going on and a lot of variants among those cars.

shortest summary is the non us spec GTR NISMO seats were the carbon backed $16K Recaro SPX Avant custom made for nissan

the JUKE NISMO RS seats were the recaro sportster custom made for nissan but they wernt the exact same as the 370z ones. they had deeper side bolsters and the seat rails were totally different. I think the Z ones were still the sportster also but some kind of OEM hybrid tweak to them to make them a little higher end. the Juke RS ones are pretty bare bones almost like a track day seat.

now the US spec GTR NISMO seats like I have were just OEM style seats that basically had the recaro name on them sort of kinda made by recaro yes but not an actual product they already sale customized for nissan like the Z and juke. there were guys in the GTR and Z community that tried to source those Juke seats for their cars and either couldnt make it work or had to have totally new fabricated seat rails made.

I would be totally fine with the 370z ones being carried over for the new NISMO. they are great




as for the differences between juke and Z


the 370z NISMO had these

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the Juke RS had these again similar but not the same. the side bolsters are more steep and a other differences but overall very very close. the Z had a more OEM feeling center insert too but made sense for a 45K car vs a 30K juke RS

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meanwhile I have this 😒 they get the job done but dont have the swag of the other recaros

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