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Well I wanted a change of Wheels and wanted to go bronze so I tested out some bronze AutoWrap sprayable vinyl in a can. It has a flack to it! Man that stuff is pretty nice. They held up to 3 hail storms while being used.







Tested them out. turned out pretty good. this was before the big brake upgrade.





Played with some emblems as well





I liked the color so much I ended up buying some Bronze Hellcat rims.





I went staggered 275 in the front and 315 in the rear. NO rubbing issues at all. Nor do they extend too far out from the body. Plus they go good with the mud flaps lol





Here is the clearance, Its close but not an issue.



 

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I'm working on a few things. car is going through a few changes. Threw on some newer style headlights.





I wasn't really sure what I wanted to do So I did originally but this hellcat wing and was going to mod it to fit but determined it wouldn't be worth the hassle. Also it was too short for my liking.





Still haven't decided if I wanted to use this roof spoiler.




Rear wing is originally for a 2014 Mustang Shelby GT500.



Started to test fit everything to make sure it was going to be what I wanted.

















Nice and smooth. Turned out pretty good.







Had the trunk lid open and it slammed and cracked. better now then later....





Currently still working on the bodywork, Its getting there though. Car has been in and out of the shop over the years as you can see. Also it was in 3 hail storms so it had its fail share of dents that are getting smoothed out.











I took the bumper off to paint it. Check out this added transmission oil cooler I made from a 2015 Ford F150 power steering cooler. I added it to help my 42rle VLP stay cool. I decided to keep it when swapping to the NAG1. (Its a little hard to see because et black but its in the center under the crash bar) Works well, gets plenty of air flow from the bumper holes.



 

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And you were able to reuse the Stock Brake hoses on all 4 corners?
 
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Little bit of an update. More sanding, more prep work. Sneak peek on paint :panic:













I guess Craig jumped up on top of the car that time he was being chased by Chico.



My poor Bumper has seen better days lol. Caught it on some curbs etc over the years...



But I took care of that pretty dang quick.





I tried to catch the slight copper shimmer that this new paint has. If you look at the edges you can see slight hues of copper/rose.











AND now the fun part....... TAPE!!!!!







NEXT COMES PAINT!!!!!

 

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ha, I think you paint your car more often than I wash mine! Looks good.
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Current mods that are being done are as follows:

Home Grown Stroker Build:
o Inertia Motorsports 3.5l HO 1.2v Camshafts
o Inertia Motorsports 3.5l HO V6 Premium Big Valve Performance Heads
o Inertia Motorsports 3.5l HO V6 Ported Lower Intake
o 2008 4.0L Dodge Nitro Engine Swap
o Custom EGR Delete
o Custom CNC'd Lower Intake Manifold Spacer

Other Misc Mods:
o New Style LED Bar Tail Lights
o TranZformer Shift Kit
o NoWeeds Exhaust Diverter System

ANYWAYS!!! Now that you know what I'm working with; on with the Pictures.....

Here are a couple of my most recent shots before tearing it apart.





Before tearing it apart I ran a quick pass. The bottom two pictures are from after installing the Powerdyne Supercharger. The top two pictures are from after installing the MTCM. (Yes I installed an SRT8 Cluster)



I begun taking things apart as you can tell. I have to tear the 4.0L engine down to the block and swap over all the 3.5L performance parts.

Items to get swapped from the 3.5 to the 4.0

The oil pan and pickup
Intake manifold (upper and ported lower)
Front timing cover and backplate
JBA Exhaust manifolds
Valve covers
Flex plate
Fuel rail and SRT4 injectors
All sensors from the 3.5L














The 3.5L is torn down to the block.






I tossed in the LED tail lights while I was at it.



 

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What did you do to prep the engine cover from the Infiniti car, or the alignment of attachment to the intake plenum or wherever? Just sand and paint? What about the rest of the engine bay plastic?I was thinking about doing that for a while before I read this post.......

Also did you ever think about doing the twin turbo instead of the supercharger? Would you have made more power with the TT? What about now that you doing the 4.0 swap?
 

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What did you do to prep the engine cover from the Infiniti car, or the alignment of attachment to the intake plenum or wherever? Just sand and paint? What about the rest of the engine bay plastic?I was thinking about doing that for a while before I read this post.......

Also did you ever think about doing the twin turbo instead of the supercharger? Would you have made more power with the TT? What about now that you doing the 4.0 swap?
I sanded and painted the cover when I painted the car the first time. I've since painted it 3 times since then? It uses brackets and bolts that an old forum member used to make back in the day. These brackets are not all that great and I actually broke one of the connecting points trying to make it straight and sit flush. I've currently actually working on changing this up as well. Once its done I should be able to pop it off and on as it was stock. BUT yes sand an paint/clear. Nothing else really needed.

This what the engine cover currently looks like but like i said I broke it a little trying to line the new mounts up with the cover's existing mounting holes. Ill be fixing this by using JB weld and making a new mount location. Ill probabbly keep it the same color scheme tho.





This is the brackets with the new mounts on the upper intake



Unfortunately not a lot of aftermarket mods available for this car. NOTHING let me repeat nothing has ever been plug and play. I've had this car for a few years and modded it as I went. Im not trying to be the fastest or I do a little weight reduction and get rid of the audio equipment. I did how ever choose to go with the supercharger at the time due to wanting that instant power that the supercharger provides. In the long run it was just a choice.

I'm doing the stroker build now because I was taking the exhaust off to weld in a bung hole for AFR gauge. While I was down there I noticed I had a hairline crack in the in the side of the passenger converters. Might have not been straight at one time or another. Either way that has been fixed. (Long story make short... Exhaust lead to cams, cams lead to heads, heads lead to swapping out the engine block for a 4.0L lol...)

Here you can see my current exhaust setup. Nothing crazy just 2.5" catback, x-pipe, flowmaster super 44's with 4" slanted baffled tips.



Welded in a O2 sensor for the AFR wideband. Also fixed a couple leaks while I was at it.







AND then I found the crack that I need to fix lol. Its right under the flange.

 

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I sanded and painted the cover when I painted the car the first time. I've since painted it 3 times since then? It uses brackets and bolts that an old forum member used to make back in the day. These brackets are not all that great and I actually broke one of the connecting points trying to make it straight and sit flush. I've currently actually working on changing this up as well. Once its done I should be able to pop it off and on as it was stock. BUT yes sand an paint/clear. Nothing else really needed.

This what the engine cover currently looks like but like i said I broke it a little trying to line the new mounts up with the cover's existing mounting holes. Ill be fixing this by using JB weld and making a new mount location. Ill probabbly keep it the same color scheme tho.





This is the brackets with the new mounts on the upper intake



Unfortunately not a lot of aftermarket mods available for this car. NOTHING let me repeat nothing has ever been plug and play. I've had this car for a few years and modded it as I went. Im not trying to be the fastest or I do a little weight reduction and get rid of the audio equipment. I did how ever choose to go with the supercharger at the time due to wanting that instant power that the supercharger provides. In the long run it was just a choice.

I'm doing the stroker build now because I was taking the exhaust off to weld in a bung hole for AFR gauge. While I was down there I noticed I had a hairline crack in the in the side of the passenger converters. Might have not been straight at one time or another. Either way that has been fixed. (Long story make short... Exhaust lead to cams, cams lead to heads, heads lead to swapping out the engine block for a 4.0L lol...)

Here you can see my current exhaust setup. Nothing crazy just 2.5" catback, x-pipe, flowmaster super 44's with 4" slanted baffled tips.



Welded in a O2 sensor for the AFR wideband. Also fixed a couple leaks while I was at it.







AND then I found the crack that I need to fix lol. Its right under the flange.

Ah good info...I might make something like that bracket...doesn't look too complicated

Good to know about the paint as well

Also I figured that about the "not wanting to be the fastest", still I feel like 14s are decent for a 3.5 modded like yours

Finally, I believe I have the same cracks on my exhausts... Mine whistles like a supercharger underneath when cold but stops after warming up to normal, I wasn't sure where it was coming from but I'll keep an eye out on those when I change out my exhaust system soon, probably gonna do the dual sort of like yours

Got any sound of your exhaust system? I thought about flowmaster...but I dunno
 

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Ah good info...I might make something like that bracket...doesn't look too complicated

Good to know about the paint as well

Also I figured that about the "not wanting to be the fastest", still I feel like 14s are decent for a 3.5 modded like yours

Finally, I believe I have the same cracks on my exhausts... Mine whistles like a supercharger underneath when cold but stops after warming up to normal, I wasn't sure where it was coming from but I'll keep an eye out on those when I change out my exhaust system soon, probably gonna do the dual sort of like yours

Got any sound of your exhaust system? I thought about flowmaster...but I dunno
I don't have any sound clips but its decently loud. Its pretty much straight piped from the headers to the super 44's. I plan on getting some NOWeeds exhaust diverters for "race exhaust". Its not just a cutout it actually diverts air flow out the while sealing off the stock section of pipe. (Not my pictures but yeah they look sweet.)

Before Install



After installing NoWeeds



I'm still waiting on heads to come in from Inertia..... but Stu has sent me the ported lower intake and the head studs. Im going with studs instead of bolts.This is how I EGR deleted the plenum port. I taped the inside to be flush and then filled the hole with JB weld. Sanded it and then filled it again lol. Should hold perfectly. Again mine was leaking that why I decided to do away with it. I was loosing 3 psi out the back at WOT.



Stock Lower Intake Manifold







Ported lower Intake Manifold







I've been talking to a few guys on the 300M site and This is the intake spacer I mentioned. From what I read this is the 4th version of these intake manifold spacers that someone has made. SO in saying that... those gains where from just bolting the part in. They don't have the luxury of tuning like we do. They provided dyno shows that it gives around 30 ft-lbs of added torque in the lower rpm range with only a slight loss in horsepower at the high upper end. How I understand it to be is that since we have variable runner intakes...... Stock wise when the effective intake pipe length is longer; Engine torque between middle and high engine speed ranges drops, while it is improves between low and middle ranges. Might help with a little off the line torque?? I'm not really chasing high HP number I just figured coming into torque faster would be beneficial, Either way I plan on testing this spacer out.

The provided dyno printout shows a loss of 1.84hp but a gain of 28.16 ft-lb tq.



Here is how it looked after the first cut out of a solid piece of aluminum



And the final product.



Here is a sneak peek of the 4.0L engine I got waiting to be pulled apart for the block.



 

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Alright!! Received the heads from Inertia today. Check them out.











Only two Issues I seen was this callet wasn't installed properly. The heads also don't seem as if they have been jet cleaned. Thoughts?? The callet being out is pretty dangerous tho. That would of been engine failure right there.... For 3k plus I just expected more I guess. Who knows!! Cant wait to get everything cleaned and together.

 
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