Dakota Ulrich - 2012 Static Nissan 370z.
I actually didn’t even plan to get a 370z. When I turned 18 I wanted to get myself a newer car, at the time I only had a Subaru Forester, but I was in the market for a Subaru BRZ. But as everybody knows, the BRZ is very lacking in the power department
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2012 Static Nissan 370z.
I’m 21 years old and I live in a small farm town In Ohio, USA. I grew up racing motocross but once I got my license at 16 everything kinda took a turn towards cars lol.
Honestly, I’m not really too sure what got me into cars. I'd probably just be around motors my whole life. I got my first dirt bike at the age of 5 and have always needed to have something with a motor. Turning 16 and buying my first car was just exciting. Really pushed from moto and into cars.
I actually didn’t even plan to get a 370z. When I turned 18 I wanted to get myself a newer car, at the time I only had a Subaru Forester, but I was in the market for a Subaru BRZ. But as everybody knows, the BRZ is very lacking in the power department. Plus being almost 6’3 I felt like I was a little cramped in the car. My mother was actually the one that thought of a Z chassis. Having a little more headroom and quite a bit more power for the same price was just a perfect selling point for me.
I started modifying the car honestly the day I bought the car, like buying wheels and exhaust on the way home from the dealership haha. Knowing that having a sports car and keeping it stock was impossible.
Owning this car is great, for the 3 years I've owned the car, I haven't had any major problems with the car, minor things have happened like losing my stock front bumper to High water on the road has really been the only real problem I've had. Maintenance is super easy on this car, and not seeing many of these cars on the road really catches people's attention.
Some advice I would give is to build your car for you! Sure, opinions are great to have from others but don't build your car for other people. It’s YOUR car, build it how YOU want! For the Z boys, if you want to make your car lower you need shortened spindles. It doesn't matter if you have coilovers and wanna go super low or prefer bags, your front spindles will limit how low the front of the car will get.
One thing that I think makes my car stand out from the rest is the 326 power wing. To my knowledge, I was one of the first, if not the first, in the US with this wing on the Z34 chassis. Along with the LowGlow underglow! LowGlow is definitely one of my favourite things I've done to the car. All of the different modes and how crazy bright the LEDs are is unmatched by anybody else's kit on the market!
There's quite a bit of stuff done to the car:
- Shine Auto Carbon Amuse Bumper
- 326 Power Wing
- Morimoto Sequential Tail Lights
- Carbon Fiber Mirrors
- LowGlow Underglow
- Custom Headlights with Demon Eyes and Halos
- JDM 4th Brake Light
- Impul Blue Start Button
- WeAreLikewise “Daytona” Shift Knob
- StitchBoots Custom Shift boot
- Phase2Motortrend Checkered FloorMats
- 326 Power Oretachi Steering Wheel
- Works Bell Hub Short Hub
- Carbon Fiber Window Switches
Suspension and Performance:
- Broadway Static Coilovers with 50k springs
- Custom Broadway Static TopHats
- GKTech Front Upper Control arms
- LowLife Projects Custom Shortened & Tilted Spindles
- GKTech Extended Tie Rods
- Part Shop Max Rear Upper Control Arms
- Voodoo 13 Toe Arms
- Voodoo 13 Camber Arms
- Akebono Big Brake upgrade
- R1 Concepts Drilled and Slotted Rotors
- R1Concepts Ceramic Pads
- OEM VLSD Differential
- GkTech Poly Differential Bushings
- K&N Air Filters
- Tomei Catback
Wheels and Tires:
- 326 Power Yabaking KF
- 235/35 and 255/35 Achilles ATR Sport 2 Tires
All of the work on the car has been done by myself and all of my buddies! My buddy Wyatt helps me with all of the suspension work and helps dial-in the fitment, Dawson helped so much with fitting the 326 wing and bumper. Logan is the detail guru and gets my paint looking amazing. The bumper and wing was painted by RailRoad Customs out of Beaverdam, Ohio and got the paint match perfect. Hands down one of the best shops in Ohio.
My future plans for the car include more camber and new wheels, along with finishing the body kit on the car. Along with some Chrome Tint from Luminous Tints. I have a couple of things up my sleeve I don't wanna reveal quite yet, but it will help lead the car in the “RIGHT” direction.
The car scene seems pretty decent. There's alot of keyboard warriors and a lot of trash talk, but if you weed out those people and surround yourself with good people it's great. I've met so many friends from this community and I don't regret it at all!
My absolute dream car is a Nissan Skyline R32 GTST in Gunmetal Grey ( to match my Z). I really enjoy raw cars and having a GTR just seems overplayed. Plus the RB20 motor is just amazing!
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