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What if, no matter the car, you could only do one type of modification to it. What would it be?

Exhaust?
Suspension (springs/shocks)
Underglow (just kidding)

Well? What do you think?
 

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Tires. A good set of summer tires. Especially for a sports car. Michelin Pilot Sport 4S are my favorite at the moment
 

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These days it seems like I'm more interested in exhaust mods than anything else. That might change though if I own a turbo car in the future where the exhaust is muffled regardless of what you do (or if you mod it, it sounds worse like the f8x M cars). In that case, I might just opt for a software flash.
 

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Hard to say for now since Nissan hasn't clued us on anything about the Z's mechanicals. But if not offered, either disable rev-match or turn off any type of traction control for tracking.
 
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Hard to say for now since Nissan hasn't clued us on anything about the Z's mechanicals. But if not offered, either disable rev-match or turn off any type of traction control for tracking.
Oh man... turning off traction control is a MUST. That's not an option.

Although the 370Z's stability-control off setting isn't REALLY off. It's MOSTLY off... but not entirely.
 

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Oh man... turning off traction control is a MUST. That's not an option.

Although the 370Z's stability-control off setting isn't REALLY off. It's MOSTLY off... but not entirely.
Yea, when off the computer still has 10% control. Which wasn’t much. I never saw or felt it kick in in all the track days I’ve done. One time I had it flash a light during horse playing in the rain but didn’t feel it through the drive train or power reduction due to timing being cut.
 

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Tires are maintenance. Choosing a different set when replacing a worn set is upkeep. Running a spare set for racing is a mod.

However... Wheels would be the mod I would choose, specifically forged wheels. Better style, lighter rotational and unsprung weight.

Single mod, but improves power by requiring less energy to move a lighter rotational mass, suspension similarly with less unsprung weight that allows springs and dampers to work better, and usually the most significant single thing you can do to upgrade a car's looks.

With a Z35, I think the natural choice would be the Volk TE037.
Rays has history with the Z34 and other Nissans, and shares a Japanese automotive aesthetic.
The TE037 is a modernized update of a classic design, the TE37, like the Z is also.
Usually odd-spokes look better, but 6 spokes is symmetrical, and coincides with a tradition of 6 cylinders.
It is a concave deep wheel, which emphasizes RWD offsets, and possibly staggered widths.
with spokes right to the edge, which looks better and more modern on modern cars.
It is not directional, which means that it doesn't need mirrored versions, or the opposite sides of the car don't match.
It is forged and light weight, for the reasons above
It is strong for street use, not an ultra-light delicate race wheel that would not stand up to bad pavement.
It comes in hyper silver/smoke, bronze, or black, which suits most colors and tastes.

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