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Discussion in '1990 Nissan 300ZX Twin Turbo' started by ferrari F40 GTE, Aug 10, 2002.

  1. supra!!!!!!!!!! or rx7, wankel`s rule all
     
  2. #2 basjesmeets, Aug 10, 2002
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    I should buy a skyline, or a supra.
    The supra is cheap to tune up and gets to a high level of
    power too.
    I suggest you should buy a TT.
    Look at this site:
    www.suprastore.com <!-- Signature -->
     
  3. Absolutly ridiculous.
    Ask yourself this question. Which car have you mentioned demands absolute pure respect from any age group?

    You only have 1 choice the 67Vette tuned to 800hp. Please man don't be stupid! You buy any of the other cars your making a huge mistake. It's cheap on parts, classic, longest line of heritage, its cool, obviously very modifiable most unique.

    Dude any other choice would be stupid. Even if I didn't like American cars I would still choose a modifed 67Vette. Respect of the old babyboomers and respect of Generation X.

    This thread seems almost bullshit becuase anyone with half a brain would know to buy the 67' Vette<!-- Signature -->
     
  4. I have been reading this post out of interest, and it is good to see people giving advice with out ripping into other cars. Keep it up.

    I own a 300ZX TT. And I love it. It grips well and personaly I think it looks better then a Supra.
    The RX-7 is a fast car, but there are not many places that can work on an engine like that, so keep that in mind.
    True there are more Supras with higher power, cos some minor mods will create more power. Lets not forget that its 5 years younger than a Z, but round where I am from, there are loads of Supras with 400bhp but then serious mods have to be made to with hold the power. I know the Z stock manual clutch is only good to 380ish, but the gearbox is good to 600.

    If I was you, I would go with which one you thinks looks best, cos you will have to live with it, and take into account, how much it will cost to upgrade, to what ever power you are looking for, then add about another 100bhp cos you are never happy with what you have.

    Hope you make a choise that is best for you and one you are happy with.
     
  5. buy a 300zx twin turbo between 1992-1995. im not gonna say a bunch about this because the choice was simple to me. buy the Z man you wont be dissapointed.

    do not by any means buy a supra or RX-7 I know from expierince<!-- Signature -->
     
  6. #6 sw2373, Aug 10, 2002
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    Saw this link, normally I would say go for a Skyline as I have owned a few of them. However reading lots of posts from Americans they seem to like 1/4 mile dashes only, so I would say if it is a 1/4mile you are after go for a Silvia with a RB25DET tune it to at least 600PS and you can get it to run 1/4 miles in under 9secs, thats what they do here in Japan.
    If you want all out speed the 300ZX currently holds the world record for the fastest modified production coupe. BGCC Class at Bonneville, it set the record in 1991, hasn't been touched since (249.292mph), the engine is capable of being tuned to around the 1000PS mark still with standard pistons, conrods and Crankshaft (see http://www.junauto.co.jp/democar/jb-z32/index.html?en@jThis link is the world record car! in the democars they make there are many nice Japanese cars they have modified. a 600PS, Civic Drag car, Impreza Circuit car, EVO's 300ZX, Skylines take a look it might help!<!-- Signature -->
     
  7. 1000hp from stock 300ZX engine???

    are you sure about that? i've never heard that before, especially in Japan where their engines are weaker internally due to the 280hp cap.

    a silvia with a RB25 would be crazy.. why don't they do it with a RB26? then you'd have the entire skyline aftermarket at your disposal

    now that would be crazy.. damn.. how much does a RB25 conversion on a silvia cost anyway?
     
  8. Yeah sorry just reread my link, piston, con-rods are JUN-Stock, the crankshaft is Nissan Stock though!

    As for RB25DET conversion, simple the cost is the cost of an engine and ancilliaries over here in Japan a conversion will set you back around $8000, and as for RB26DETT conversion into a Silvia, to much modification! into a 300ZX, no problems, the transmission-tunnel and propshaft need slight mods but nothing major, conversion kit costs 2500 from HKS.

    But the VG35DETT engine is capable of just as much tuning as the RB26DETT, only difference is the VG35DETT is cheaper to tune! Also on the 300ZX you have to make extra cooling as the engine bay gets very hot and tends to eat up turbos for breakfast!<!-- Signature -->
     
  9. I went for the Supra turbo since it is the fastest. Mine has over 400 HP with barely over $1000 in mods. It goes 0-100 mph in 11.01 seconds. And after that it only gets faster leaving others in the dust (corvettes too). Since I can testify for it, I recommend the Supra.
     
  10. dude, dont bother w/ supras- they have horrible handling and don't do well with over 700BHP. I would get a Stealth TT awd or a 3000GT VR-4 since they have AWD to handle better, and be able to hold the power and distrubute it evenly, burn out less, and the average cost for a 91 Stealth (good-excellent) is around 9-11,000 dollars so you could get two for the price of one supra+ RX-7's run really hot so their engines blow really easily. The others look nice too but we all know what is better...


    Dodge: Stealth TT, Avenger-comfy
    Porsche: GT-1, 935 Moby Dick, 917K
    Opel/Vauxhall: Calibra T.C., Astra T.C./Extreme, VX-220 Turbo
    Venturi: 600/600LM
    Nissan: R390 GT-1, Skyline GT-R (97-R33), 300ZX TT (96-R32)
    Lotus: Elise GT-1, Turbo, Esprit GT-1/ SE
    TVR: Tuscan, Tamora
    Lamborghini: Jalpa, COuntach
    Ferrari: F40/50 GT-1
    Koenigsegg: Competition Coupe (CC)
    Mitsubishi: 3000GT VR-4, Evo V/VI
    Subaru: SVX, impreza 22B
    MBZ: CLR
    Chevrolet: C5-R, C5, 67 Stingray
    ...
     
  11. #11 solidsnakeuk, Aug 10, 2002
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    www.carsurvey.org might help.

    I am in the same boat. I have been deciding which car to get for a long time now, my choice is between:

    Supra TT
    300ZX TT
    3000GT TT

    All the resources I have read are good but www.carsurvey.org are reports written by people who bought the cars. It lists the exact peoblems people have had and thier personal feelings on the car. I have found generally that Supra owners all love thier cars, but it is very expensive to run and I have seen reports from many sources saying they blow head gaskets like no tomorrow. 3000GT have mixed reports of lovely car but all the electric trinkets can go wrong. But the most happy owners have been the 300ZX owners. Very few are unhappy with thiers.

    I will pobably buy a 300ZX.

    Hope this helps <IMG SRC="http://www.supercars.net/servlets/cMsg/html/emoticons/smile.gif">

    Snake
     
  12. Im trying to figure out which car i should but so im going to as


    I have narrowed down my choices to 6 Rice rockets i have picked the

    Nissan 300zx-1996
    Mazda RX-7-1995
    Toyota Supra-1995
    Toyota Mr2-1996
    Eagle Talon Tsi AWD 1997 a.k.a. Mitsubishi Eclipse
    Nissan 240 SX

    Im looking for power and overall upgradability ( possibilities) and cheapness of uprade parts and maintenance.
    And one more thing tell me truthfully
    Money is not important


    Thanks Guys

    P.S. or i have a choice of getting a 67 corvette and my uncle works for daimler crysler has a friend that can tune a 67 corv to 800hp so thats an option for me aswell. The guy who tuned this car made one already for a guy that paid $50,000 (canadian) for the upgrade and when it was done the guy who paid to have his car souped op was scared to drive it... well i wouldn't blame him on the first hard acceleration down a strech of road near the shop it burned a line in the road from the carb so that could aslo be an option aswell thanks guys<!-- Signature -->
     
  13. that is the grand dision isent it bro, ok strait up the 240 will be the cheapist by far. it has many upgrades and the upgrades will be more abundent and cheaper to come but so if your wopper flooping the 240 and the gs-t tsi are you only choices.



    Now for the real cars. We all no that the supra aside from the skyline is the god of all are our rice driven dreams, its the big player. theres not many stock vichles under 30k that can do 0-60 in 5 seconds flat with hight 13 quarter miles!!! very impressive price a good 93 to 98 tt is gonna run ya between 19 and 26 for a GOOD one
    you can find them lowere but theres usually reasons there lower example.. previous accidents high miles ect. rx7 at lest here in florida there easy to come by and the cheapest a good one will go between 10 and 16gs 500 bucks worth of upgrades and you have a high 13 car. this thing about them being so damn unreliable is crap
    yes they have overheating probs and yes its hard to find some parts and a dealership that works on roterys but there not super bad ass they are protrade. the 300z ausome car easist to find of all the jap supercars a good tt goes between 12 -17 grand 5.6 to 60 mph has the highest reliable factor in the group aside form the 240sx and is my personal fav. im trying not to be bias toward the 300z cuase its my fave but those stats are ture,

    if ya have the dough do the supra man if ya go some dough 300z
    in your working in a place that you have to say would you like fries with that
    gota go for the tsi or gs t man
    there ya go hope that helps
     
  14. Don't get the Nissan get the Supra, definitely.
     
  15. <!-- QUOTE --><center><hr width="90%"></center><blockquote><i>Quote from McLarenF1guy</i>
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    I have narrowed down my choices to 6 Rice rockets i have picked the

    Nissan 300zx-1996
    Mazda RX-7-1995
    Toyota Supra-1995
    Toyota Mr2-1996
    Eagle Talon Tsi AWD 1997 a.k.a. Mitsubishi Eclipse
    Nissan 240 SX

    Im looking for power and overall upgradability ( possibilities) and cheapness of uprade parts and maintenance.
    And one more thing tell me truthfully
    Money is not important


    Thanks Guys

    P.S. or i have a choice of getting a 67 corvette and my uncle works for daimler crysler has a friend that can tune a 67 corv to 800hp so thats an option for me aswell. The guy who tuned this car made one already for a guy that paid $50,000 (canadian) for the upgrade and when it was done the guy who paid to have his car souped op was scared to drive it... well i wouldn't blame him on the first hard acceleration down a strech of road near the shop it burned a line in the road from the carb so that could aslo be an option aswell thanks guys</b></blockquote><center><hr width="90%"></center><!-- END QUOTE -->
    this is sum guy with a lil time and figured he post a big Hypo-question and here it is... N E 1 with a choice of a 800hp vette classic VETTE real hard choice and Im a TT owner and I cant evne fit in a classic Vette and I wouldnt need this thread to make this kinda of a decision<!-- Signature -->
     
  16. ok first of all buying a classic vette wouldnt be the smartest thijg to do, beacuse you have to be very delicate with it, and then souping it up would ruin the whole car, its a classic. ok back to the cars, if youre relatively short under 5'7 then the mr2 would be a great car for you if you wont be taking any people with you (except one), the supra/rx7's both of them are rivals 0-60 time in under 5 seconds, both fast bad on gas, and quite unreliable if you dont take care of it good enough. the talon/eclipse is a good car for speed, but dont expect it to last you very long because it is an old car already. the nissan 300zn is a fast car and easy to soupe up, the 240sx comes pretty slow when stock, but again there easy to fix, and quite reliable. so the choice is youres.
     
  17. since i've read up mostly on rx-7's and supras ill vouch for them

    depending on HOW much u want to modify it, supra may or may not be a good choice... if you want about 500-550rwhp, supras may be a little expensive choice. but if you want up to 850rwhp, supras are by far the cheapest to modify because you don't need to rebuild the engine.

    rx-7's will not push anywhere near those kinda numbers but they can get similar performance numbers because tey are so light; they are the best handling of the group (perhaps with the exception fo the 240zx), and can easily run 10's or even 9's, street legally. it will be harder to find shops to do the work for rotary engines though and probably more expensive to modify than supras

    the base price for used rx-7's is cheaper than supras though.
     
  18. I'de say get the Supra. because it looks like a dream and has a great image. the 300zx has a less cool image but only just.
    it also depends on your driving style. the supra is a great handler as is the RX7 ...i'm guessing the 300zx with its large size would be slightly less nimble.

    my choice SUPRA<!-- Signature -->
     
  19. Don't be a moron get the supra. Supra is king of the streey wars, especially with veilside written on it.
     
  20. #20 Harada, Aug 10, 2002
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    <!-- QUOTE --><center><hr width="90%"></center><blockquote><i>Quote from SuperSonic</i>
    <b>I'de say get the Supra. because it looks like a dream and has a great image. the 300zx has a less cool image but only just.
    it also depends on your driving style. the supra is a great handler as is the RX7 ...i'm guessing the 300zx with its large size would be slightly less nimble.

    my choice SUPRA</b></blockquote><center><hr width="90%"></center><!-- END QUOTE -->

    Its obvious this guy doesnt know much about the cars. First off all Im have to say is read 1994 of this link http://members.aol.com/KarlWS/zhistory.html
    Secondly run throught this link http://www.nissannews.com/nissan/motorsport/imsa_gto_gts.html and read them all. Then tell me how many sudan style sports cars do you see winning 24hr daytonas,12hr Sebrings and 24hr lemans all in the same year or at all NOT SUPRA nor MAzda REX7 buy me another engine this one just overheated and melted!!!<!-- Signature -->
     
  21. LOL,

    I am really not biased for the 300ZX. I'd go with it if you would be getting the Twin Turbo version. I love mine, I don't have anything bad to say but I'm still getting used to the way the car handles. If your going for Looks, then the Supra is best choise. Going to speed and salom(autocross) then the 300ZX might be a bit more appealing. Despite the differences, these are great cars. By the way, if you plan on spending all this money on these cars, go all out and buy an imported Skyline, the best supercar made in Japan. Decission is yours choose the car that best fits your application.
    Peace.<!-- Signature -->
     
  22. go for the supra dude, just for the simple fact that the DOHC inline 6 is such a good engine. its just such a smooth running engine, and a slick 6-speed tranny to boot.
     
  23. i am gonna get blasted for this, but i recommend a 300zx NA bec. it is just enough to kick those dumbass mustangs' asses while you don't have to deal with the upkeep of a turbo engine. i have one and it gives me no trouble, all i have to do is change the oil.
     
  24. get a skyline, otherwise get a supra
    then after you got the supra get a rx-7 and a 300zx too<!-- Signature -->
     
  25. <!-- QUOTE --><center><hr width="90%"></center><blockquote><i>Quote from tiger005</i>
    <b>dude, dont bother w/ supras- they have horrible handling and don't do well with over 700BHP. I would get a Stealth TT awd or a 3000GT VR-4 since they have AWD to handle better, and be able to hold the power and distrubute it evenly, burn out less, and the average cost for a 91 Stealth (good-excellent) is around 9-11,000 dollars so you could get two for the price of one supra+ RX-7's run really hot so their engines blow really easily. The others look nice too but we all know what is better...


    Dodge: Stealth TT, Avenger-comfy
    Porsche: GT-1, 935 Moby Dick, 917K
    Opel/Vauxhall: Calibra T.C., Astra T.C./Extreme, VX-220 Turbo
    Venturi: 600/600LM
    Nissan: R390 GT-1, Skyline GT-R (97-R33), 300ZX TT (96-R32)
    Lotus: Elise GT-1, Turbo, Esprit GT-1/ SE
    TVR: Tuscan, Tamora
    Lamborghini: Jalpa, COuntach
    Ferrari: F40/50 GT-1
    Koenigsegg: Competition Coupe (CC)
    Mitsubishi: 3000GT VR-4, Evo V/VI
    Subaru: SVX, impreza 22B
    MBZ: CLR
    Chevrolet: C5-R, C5, 67 Stingray
    ...</b></blockquote><center><hr width="90%"></center><!-- END QUOTE -->
    Wow, you have no idea what youre talking about. Not much proof behind your statements...And they do do well over 700BHP, geez do some research on them first.<!-- Signature -->
     

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