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New HR owner—my first Z!


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Hi all, first time Z owner based near Bristol, UK. Picked up my car in February this year and been loving it ever since—it's my first RWD, first JDM, first >2 litre engine, and first two-seater. So ticking a lot of boxes all in one go, and a massive upgrade from my Abarth 595 Competizione previously.

She's a black 2007 ‘HR’ 350Z that's just ticked 40k miles at the start of May. It's lightly modified via decats and a full stainless Scorpion exhaust system – absolutely love the sound it makes – plus a dyno tune and selectable remaps courtesy of Abbey Motorsport (all done before my ownership). Otherwise it's stock.

Cosmetically she needs some TLC, which is another reason why I wanted the car. I've been steadily getting into better car care and a bit of detailing, and the Z feels like a good car to continue learning with.

Looking forward to getting to know the car and community in the months and years to come. 👋

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2007 Nissan 350Z 'GT' (M) in Magnetic Black w. 18" RAYS alloys (gloss silver), full Cobra twin exhaust system, Abbey Motorsport ECU rewrite (dyno tuned).
2016 Jaguar F-Pace 'S' (A) Black Edition in Ebony Black w. 22" Double Helix alloys (satin+gloss black).

Gone but not forgotten
2016 Abarth 595 'Competizione' (M) in Giallo Modena w. 18" Sport alloys (satin black), Record Monza exhaust system.

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Welcome to nissansportz, looks a nice 350z and really low milage too 😎

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Current: Metallic pearl white 2012 370z GT Edition, Invidia stainless cat back exhaust, Stillen Gen 3 Intakes and K&N filters and a UpRev remap

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Welcome & for sure the z'ds looking great! Wishing you lots of carefree miles

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Welcome to the OC, Pete. It was a pleasure to meet you yesterday at the Kemble mini-meet.

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Fred I - 350Z 2007 Gunmetal. 6 CD changer, full leather, reverse sensors. SOLD.
Fred II - 370Z GT 2011 Gunmetal. Premium connect. GT spec. Seriously un-modified. See-through windows, and a wheel at each corner. Sold 13 July 14. Gone.
Fred III - 2014 facelift 370GT. Magma red. Reversing sensors. Invidia Gemini CBE. Sold 2 April 2016.
Fred IV - 2016 Daytona Blue 370Z GT. Reversing sensors. K & N panel filters. Invidia Gemini CBE. Full front wrap - Ventureshield II.
Billy – 2022 Jaguar F-Type R 575PS. Portofino blue. Front ppf and full ceramic finish.

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Welcome Pete! As Jeff said, was great to meet you yesterday and you have one heck of a 350 there. Look forward to you finding out how to set mapping 3 to hear that exhaust in full glory!

Hopefully we'll get to meet up again soon but feel free to post up any questions (eg. how to work the Abbey mapping) in the meantime.

 

 

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2011 Gunmetal Nissan GTR Premium Edition - Litchfield Stage 1, Miltek Y-Pipe, Alcon Discs, Ferodo DS2050 Pads, Flat bottomed steering wheel
2016 Sepang Blue Audi RS3 - APR Stage 1 tune with High Flow air filter and Secondary Decat Pipes - I'LL MISS THE POPS AND BANGS (BUT THE NEIGHBOURS WON'T)
2012 Pearl White 370Z GT Edition - Invidia Gemini catback exhaust with burnt titanium rolled tips, Stillen Gen 3 Intake Kit, UpRev, 15mm Eibach spacers, Satin Black painted bumpers - GONE TO A NEW OWNER WITHIN THE CLUB BUT WILL BE VERY FONDLY REMEMBERED.
2005 Gun Metal 350Z GT, Alezan Leather & plenty of mods - GONE BUT NOT FORGOTTEN

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Welcome along.

Love the backdrop of the photo. I know that aircraft very well as I used to work for BA Engineering.

If the group does another micro meet there again I'll try to get along.

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2017 (67) 370Z NISMO - Ecutek - Cobra HFCs - HKS filters -  Japan Racing 15mm spacers all round - roof wrapped in Avery Dennison "Gloss Burgundy" - heavy tint rear screen - "Z" burgers - Crappy Potenzas That Won't Wear Out! 🙄

2020 SEAT Ateca FR Black Edition /  2015 French C1 Thingy /  2016  Aygo (a 50% Japanese fleet!) :)

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Welcome again Pete, great to meet you, and your car, on Saturday.

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Black Pearl 2010 (60) 370Z Auto GT Pack Connect Premium - 'Cool Dad'
EBC Ultimax (slotted) front discs and Ferodo DS2500 front pads
- auf wiedersehen pet
Storm White 2014 (64) 370Z Nismo #376 - the new 'Cool Dad'
GT-R Brake Fluid II

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36 minutes ago, Dave G said:

Welcome, glad you found us!  Great looking 350 in the best colour of course (I had a black 350 previously, just like yours...).

 

I'll PM you about map selection... :)

Thanks Dave, I said someone on here will likely have the same and be able to give Pete some instructions in plain English. 

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2011 Gunmetal Nissan GTR Premium Edition - Litchfield Stage 1, Miltek Y-Pipe, Alcon Discs, Ferodo DS2050 Pads, Flat bottomed steering wheel
2016 Sepang Blue Audi RS3 - APR Stage 1 tune with High Flow air filter and Secondary Decat Pipes - I'LL MISS THE POPS AND BANGS (BUT THE NEIGHBOURS WON'T)
2012 Pearl White 370Z GT Edition - Invidia Gemini catback exhaust with burnt titanium rolled tips, Stillen Gen 3 Intake Kit, UpRev, 15mm Eibach spacers, Satin Black painted bumpers - GONE TO A NEW OWNER WITHIN THE CLUB BUT WILL BE VERY FONDLY REMEMBERED.
2005 Gun Metal 350Z GT, Alezan Leather & plenty of mods - GONE BUT NOT FORGOTTEN

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Thanks for the warm welcome everybody!

I'm very pleased to say, with some prompts and ideas from @Dave G, I've worked out how to select the different maps for my car now. It's a bit counter-intuitive, but you have to hold (literally) down on the CRUISE/SET toggle, then tap the CANCEL button below the number of times to match the map you want. Then, when you release everything, SET on the speedo flashes the same number of times you pressed CANCEL to confirm the map.

Just revving at a standstill, the exhaust sounds deeper and more burbly. Very happy. :kicking:

 

p.s. I also just realised I cited completely the wrong exhaust system in my opening post; it's a full Cobra setup, not Scorpion. :blush:

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Current garage
2007 Nissan 350Z 'GT' (M) in Magnetic Black w. 18" RAYS alloys (gloss silver), full Cobra twin exhaust system, Abbey Motorsport ECU rewrite (dyno tuned).
2016 Jaguar F-Pace 'S' (A) Black Edition in Ebony Black w. 22" Double Helix alloys (satin+gloss black).

Gone but not forgotten
2016 Abarth 595 'Competizione' (M) in Giallo Modena w. 18" Sport alloys (satin black), Record Monza exhaust system.

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Well done @Dave Gand Pete with the exhaust maps.

It’s always good when the Forum spirit is shared around!

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Fred I - 350Z 2007 Gunmetal. 6 CD changer, full leather, reverse sensors. SOLD.
Fred II - 370Z GT 2011 Gunmetal. Premium connect. GT spec. Seriously un-modified. See-through windows, and a wheel at each corner. Sold 13 July 14. Gone.
Fred III - 2014 facelift 370GT. Magma red. Reversing sensors. Invidia Gemini CBE. Sold 2 April 2016.
Fred IV - 2016 Daytona Blue 370Z GT. Reversing sensors. K & N panel filters. Invidia Gemini CBE. Full front wrap - Ventureshield II.
Billy – 2022 Jaguar F-Type R 575PS. Portofino blue. Front ppf and full ceramic finish.

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16 hours ago, HXD said:

Thanks for the warm welcome everybody!

I'm very pleased to say, with some prompts and ideas from @Dave G, I've worked out how to select the different maps for my car now. It's a bit counter-intuitive, but you have to hold (literally) down on the CRUISE/SET toggle, then tap the CANCEL button below the number of times to match the map you want. Then, when you release everything, SET on the speedo flashes the same number of times you pressed CANCEL to confirm the map.

Just revving at a standstill, the exhaust sounds deeper and more burbly. Very happy. :kicking:

 

p.s. I also just realised I cited completely the wrong exhaust system in my opening post; it's a full Cobra setup, not Scorpion. :blush:

Great news Pete and thanks Dave. I look forward to another meet now Pete, so that we can hear the Cobra to full affect :thumbs:

PS. When we were chatting, I couldn't remember the zorst I had on my 350  - it's bizarrely just come to me, I had the 5Zigen A-Spec system.

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2011 Gunmetal Nissan GTR Premium Edition - Litchfield Stage 1, Miltek Y-Pipe, Alcon Discs, Ferodo DS2050 Pads, Flat bottomed steering wheel
2016 Sepang Blue Audi RS3 - APR Stage 1 tune with High Flow air filter and Secondary Decat Pipes - I'LL MISS THE POPS AND BANGS (BUT THE NEIGHBOURS WON'T)
2012 Pearl White 370Z GT Edition - Invidia Gemini catback exhaust with burnt titanium rolled tips, Stillen Gen 3 Intake Kit, UpRev, 15mm Eibach spacers, Satin Black painted bumpers - GONE TO A NEW OWNER WITHIN THE CLUB BUT WILL BE VERY FONDLY REMEMBERED.
2005 Gun Metal 350Z GT, Alezan Leather & plenty of mods - GONE BUT NOT FORGOTTEN

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Hi and welcome, very nice ! I do like that.🥰

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I don't think I should take much credit for this as the way to select maps on a 370 sounds very different to a 350.  However, Pete is up and running with selectable maps and has a tasty exhaust so all is well.  I also had a Cobra CAT back system on my 350 back in the day...!

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