ZERO MILES SINCE 2013
Must be a nice feeling when your ride is on par with the nu school rides.
More luxurious than my car, but probably weighs a ton. At any rate, my 16 year old car has its own share of issues which I'm in the process of resolving. I also need a tune, after getting three 3 inch exhaust done plus the 4 inch intake, plus I haven't logged anything since my daughter was one years old; she's six now LOL.Must be a nice feeling when your ride is on par with the nu school rides.
Nice update BP. I wish photobucket would reconsider their decisions so I could actually see your pics. How's your job going?Glad you're doing well, Doug! Yeah, I think a lot of the old guard has moved on to other platforms. I'm still lurking and have my profile set to email me when people PM me, so I'm always available. I just don't soak as much time into this arena as the old days.
I miss my Altima some days, but I'm very much loving the Regal. I just picked up my side sill extensions this morning, and I'm excited to get them installed today for cars and coffee tomorrow morning. They were complete DIY and then hydrodipped in a custom carbon fiber pattern to match the front lip (also hydrodipped).
The wheels, by the way, are Camaro Z28 replicas from MRR. 1/2" wider than the factory wheels, 2lbs lighter, and less than 1/2 the price if one is damaged (OEM Regal GS 20's are $800 EACH!!). Can't beat that. The whole package is meant to look very OEM - along the lines of what GM is doing with nearly all of their "performance edition" cars these days.
I've got a matching rear diffuser coming that the hydrodipper is having some difficulty with, but should be on within the next few months. I'll nab pictures once everything is on.
I've done a tune for the engine and trans, removed the factory exhaust and done some custom work (sounds meaner and and saves about 50lbs), changed wheels/tires (saved about 6lbs per corner), debadged the trunk (saved <1lb LOL), and then added the previously mentioned body pieces (added about 6lbs). Otherwise, I'm done. Not going any further into performance, as its plenty quick - especially with the AWD and the tune - and I like 90% of the stock car. She really needs a diet - curb weight for my version was 3940lbs!!! But, I can't necessitate removing any more weight than what I've done already.
I do still miss my Altima, though. Regal has more power, but the Alti was lighter.
Hey Kev. Been a long time. I'm impressed you still have the car. I think I remember reading a post of yours that said you would keep it forever even if it meant swapping engines at some point. You stuck to your word.In May I picked up this Sheer Silver SER 6mt. After all these years I finally have a SER LOL.
I bought it with ricer mufflers and painted black lower front bumper section.
Got the mufflers chopped off in a week (keep in mind I did not drive the car as the mufflers made me paranoid lol). Unfortunately I was impatient enough to come across stock mufflers so I just bought Z tips and had a shop weld them on with straight pipes. I wanted it quiet but I am not complaining about the sound since I have the 6spd.
Lol, didn't you have a VW 1.8t at some point as well? Truck looks good. Couple guys I know with the ecoboost. Did you have the intercooler issues from the earlier models?Haven't posted here in a while. Thought I'd update you guys! I have since sold the Mazdaspeed 3. Before that I picked up a blown motor Mazdaspeed6 that was going to be a full race-build but ended up scrapping the plan due to rust. Also in between I picked up a Mazda B2200 that was slammed. Rolled around in that, thought about doing a 35.0 swap but never panned out. After all that I bought a 2013 Ford F150 Ecoboost 4x4. Been running the truck game for a little while now and I love it. I've seen some Altima 3.5s rolling around and have been tempted to get back in the Nissan game. I miss my old pewter bomb of a 3.5. That thing was so incredibly quick. A 60-100 time that I think would've given my Mazdaspeed3 a pretty good run. The Speed would've won hands-down, but that Altima would've held on tight.
But now I get to enjoy this beast of a truck. I originally picked it up with the lift and wheels/tires installed. Performance wasn't bad but not at all at my level. Besides a few aesthetic modifications (amp powersteps, bed cover, HIDs, footwell kit, etc.) I've stuck with almost all performance alterations. It has the entire aFe product line; aFe stage 2 intake, aFe catted downpipes, aFe 4" exhaust, aFe 2.5" hot-pipes, aFe 3" charge-pipe, aFe Bladerunner FMIC. It's running an SCT X4 and is currently tuned by JDMEngineering. It's a phenomenal truck. The suspension lift is from FABTECH. I've added FOX 2.0 shocks in the rear. My next project is FOX 2.0 coilovers up front. The front & rear ring and pinion gears have been changed from the factory 3.73 to 4.88. I've also done a few small things like bushings here and there, spacers for the driveline, IWE eliminator kit, etc. Some things in the plans are direct-port methanol, Nitrous Express nitrous kit, Ford Racing GT turbo upgrade and a few more aesthetic things. The truck got a little less daily driver friendly and I had picked up an '08 Civic EX. Sold it after I got married and I started driving the truck more again.
Hey Mike,Nice update BP. I wish photobucket would reconsider their decisions so I could actually see your pics. How's your job going?
Hey Kev. Been a long time. I'm impressed you still have the car. I think I remember reading a post of yours that said you would keep it forever even if it meant swapping engines at some point. You stuck to your word.
Lol, didn't you have a VW 1.8t at some point as well? Truck looks good. Couple guys I know with the ecoboost. Did you have the intercooler issues from the earlier models?
Brake pads mostly, I’ve lost count on how many brake jobs I’ve done. I recently swapped out the rear calipers for 350z one’s. And I still had to replace another set of pads recently. They evenly wear.Talk about reliable. What parts have you had to replace the most on the car?
Brake pads mostly, I’ve lost count on how many brake jobs I’ve done. I recently swapped out the rear calipers for 350z one’s. And I still had to replace another set of pads recently. They evenly wear.
I’ve reached 270,000 last night. That reminds me, it’s time for another oil change.
I replaced the alternator a while ago. I’ve been using a Nismo header since the beginning. Crossing my fingers I hit more than 300,000. I have to replace the front bearings and driver side inner tie rod.Are you still on the original alternator? You probably changed out your OEM header too (a must for the QR25DE). That's fantastic, you'll probably hit 300,000 miles (if you keep it that long).
Blast from the past guys, sorry!Nice update BP. I wish photobucket would reconsider their decisions so I could actually see your pics. How's your job going?
Still here man. Enjoying driving this thing hard. It's gonna go on jack stands soon as I make another parts purchase.Anyone still here, anyone, bueller, bueller? Damn, it's been a long time, and I STILL HAVE MY 2002 ALTIMA, LMAO!!!!!