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Old 02-27-14, 05:51 PM   #1
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Hi guys, my names Jen! I just recently picked up my ]is300. I've owned 3 Nissan 240sx's and finally decided that it was time to try something new! So far I love the car. Looking to buy some coilovers and wheels within the next month, get rid of the stock spoiler, and then eventually do a 5 speed swap since the only clean one I could find was unfortunately auto! Any advice with these cars would be greatly appreciated

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Old 02-27-14, 06:11 PM   #2
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Hey welcome Jen. Car looks nice and stock, for now haha. How many miles does it have? Maybe take care of some maintenance first?
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Old 02-27-14, 06:12 PM   #3
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I have an '02 myself, 5spd LSD
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Old 02-27-14, 06:19 PM   #4
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Hey welcome Jen. Car looks nice and stock, for now haha. How many miles does it have? Maybe take care of some maintenance first?
It has 115,000. I just recently did all of the general maintance stuff and fixed my tail lights that kept blowing fuses, (there was an exposed wire creating a short, kind of a mess). Now i'm ready to make it less stock I actually tried to put some old xxr drift spares on the car and it was terrible so I think i'm going to look in to getting a nicer wheel, like a Work VS-XX or Equips. Stock wheels just aren't doing it for me
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Hey there Jen!

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Old 02-27-14, 06:32 PM   #6
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How modded were the 240's you had?
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I had a KA that stayed stock for most the time I had it, then an sr s13 hatch that was a drift car and my latest 240 was gonna go KA-T but I sold it to get the lexus!
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hey girl I just recently bought one also and im trying to do all I can to mod it. kinda sux because I really don't know much to do to it and I have the cash to do it. so far I bought an air intake, headers, catback, strut bar slotted rotors, and im thinking of getting a better camshaft. any advice?
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hey girl I just recently bought one also and im trying to do all I can to mod it. kinda sux because I really don't know much to do to it and I have the cash to do it. so far I bought an air intake, headers, catback, strut bar slotted rotors, and im thinking of getting a better camshaft. any advice?
I think it depends on what you want to do with the car. I personally want mine to eventually become another drift car, so I plan on doing a cage, motor and trans swap, etc.
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welcome! When you did the maintenance work, was the timing belt included? You're miles are due for the "big" tune-up. What were the specs on the XXR wheels? Maybe you can get them to fit with some fender work and stretched tires. Enjoy the modding
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I started with suspension mods but it just wasn't enough so then it was time to go boost which has been unreal fun.It's amazing how boost friendly the 2j is,and it can be done for a reasonable price if you shop around.Welcome to the ISfamily
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I went from a 240sx to a is300 too. Man, love that car but at the same time hated it.
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Congrats .... When I got mine the first one I saw was a manual and I was lucky that it was still for sale after I went and looked at several more none of which were standard.
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yea I know, well I did hellacrap to it recently like put in an air intake, headers, catback exhaust and honestly I think I lost horsepower. kinda strange but I know I did. and recently it feels like if something is obstructing airflow. Im thinkin of sitchin it back
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Congrats on picking up a great car. Welcome to CL and the IS community!

Great selection of wheels, can't go wrong with works or equips.

Any pics of the 240s?
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