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**DONOTDELETE**
01-29-2002, 02:46 PM
I don't know why they have the black molding on the first place. I love the car but that lower panel is killin the looks.

I too will have to wait to see if the aero package fixes that problem before ordering

_Eric_
01-29-2002, 02:54 PM
From my understanding, the only thing the Aero pkg. adds is the underbody diffuser and the rear spoiler. The underbody diffuser looks like the rear portion of this pic of the GTR:

http://www.jbskylinegallery.com/R34/GTR/Large/R34%20GT-R%20Blue%20side%20underbody.jpg

You can see the underbody piece, which will be similar to the one on the G35. It's supposed to lower underbody turbulence which lowers Cd. So it has nothing to do with a body kit. You'll have to wait for the Nismo kit to come over, but that should only be 6 months or so after launch of G35.

[ 01-29-2002: Message edited by: 2001MaximaAE ]

_Eric_
01-29-2002, 02:57 PM
The pic isn't working for some reason, so just go to this link:
http://www.jbskyline.net/R34/GTR/Showroom/

Go to showroom #4 and click on the bottom right pic.

EDIT: Pic is working now images/icons/tongue.gif

[ 01-29-2002: Message edited by: 2001MaximaAE ]

Jason B
01-29-2002, 03:48 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial[/img]quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by jy - buying:
It's not like you can paint the black molding right? Is that the cheapest route? And will it last? Think we can do this at the dealer?<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

You can have the bottom black trim painted for pretty cheap. Just make sure you have them put a "rock guard" coating before they paint it.

The cheapest way to paint it would be to have it painted like the rest of the body. This will give it a smooth finish, but also a very brittle finish. Thus it will easily chip with contraction/expansion properties with temperature extremes.

The next step will be to have flexible or elastic additives included. This is what
is most cars urethane cladding and trim at the bottom. It doesn't crack and is more chip resistant, but is not quite as smooth a regular finish.

The expensive, but most durable way to go is stone/rock guard. This is what I had done on my aftermarket front spoiler (on my 4Runner)
http://www.toyotaoffroad.net/jnburtman/morning_dew2.jpg

In my opinion, you should use the rock guard coating. It's very resistant to chipping dues to the more flexible finish. For a better finish, I bet they will sand it a bit and reprime. There is a total of 3 coats of paint, and 3 clear coats on the my 4Runner front spoiler. The more clear the better. Overall it looks great an actually came out really smooth.

I would guess this might cost around $300 on a G35.

2002 Q45 with tint - More mods to come: http://get.to/q45

[ 01-29-2002: Message edited by: Jason B ]

**DONOTDELETE**
01-29-2002, 05:59 PM
Looke like that aero pkge would be great in the snow! Ha ha...

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**DONOTDELETE**
01-29-2002, 06:33 PM
So Jason, where did you go to get your paint job? Maaco? Would it affect my warranty? Seems like 300 bucks is cheapest way to go by far. As long as it looks good that is...

Anyone have recommendations as to where to get the parts painted?

Jason B
01-29-2002, 07:08 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial[/img]quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by jy - buying:
So Jason, where did you go to get your paint job? Would it affect my warranty? Seems like 300 bucks is cheapest way to go by far. As long as it looks good that is...

<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

I have a friend that owns a body shop and he did my 4Runner spoiler for $110. I would think you could take it to any bodyshop. I would highly recommend the "rock guard" coating. This will be a little more $, but won't yield as many chips and you won't have to re-paint it later on.

2002 Q45 with tint - More mods to come: http://get.to/q45

[ 01-29-2002: Message edited by: Jason B ]

FanaticZ
01-29-2002, 07:12 PM
nismo bodykit will cover it right up, no worries.

http://www.nifty.ne.jp/forum/fnissan/img/nismo/op01.jpg

**DONOTDELETE**
01-29-2002, 07:17 PM
I agree that the Nismo parts look great, but 300 vs 2800. I think I'll get it painted. Just hope they can match the color pretty good.

**DONOTDELETE**
01-30-2002, 01:25 AM
There seems to be some confusion as to whether the Aero package will get rid of the black underbody, anyone really know the answer? Or do we have to wait for that 4 piece Nismo kit? If the Aero kit doesn't get rid of the black underbody, then why get it? Just for the spoiler?

Since it's a Nismo kit, will it be factory installable? Is there a spoiler with the Nismo kit? Is it too early to discuss this? Seems like more and more reason for me to wait.

I have to admit that the kits make the car look really nice (getting rid of that passat look)...

**DONOTDELETE**
01-30-2002, 01:29 AM
It's not like you can paint the black molding right? Is that the cheapest route? And will it last? Think we can do this at the dealer?

**DONOTDELETE**
01-30-2002, 02:12 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial[/img]quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by jy - buying:
I agree that the Nismo parts look great, but 300 vs 2800. I think I'll get it painted. Just hope they can match the color pretty good.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

As Jason alluded to, I think the issue is more one of durability than color matching... the worry would be of the paint chipping off over time.