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Hey guys and gals

Anyone have experience with buying from z car customs, www.zccjdm.com ? They have quite a few parts for decent prices but I don't want to find out their like showcars bodyparts, who seem to be bad to deal with.

Thanks!

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I know Brian personally, and have dealt with locally him in the past (before he opened ZCCJDM) on a couple of little things. A good guy, in my opinion, and will tell it to you like it is. He's a member here, screen name is azcarbum, and he has a nicely modded 280Z pictured below. Call him if you have questions.

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I've bought items from him on a few occasions, no complaints, you will get it in a timely manner, he's quick to ship.

With that said, I don't mean this disrespectfully, but IMO he's a reseller only and cannot answer technical questions, or elaborate, with anything more than what is already stated in the catalog.

Yes, some of the Kameari items , while tantalizing, are crazy expensive. I have to scratch my head with what is offered too (pistons and rods for example) which can be found cheaper domestically and are equal to or higher in quality.

As for the $6582.00 crank, Moldex can make a very nice custom billet crank for you in any of the dimensions in the Kameri catalog much cheaper, probably half the cost, as well.

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I was thinking of buying his 280z to 240z bumper brackets kit. $95 shipped for front and back isn't to bad.

I was thinking the same thing. I was thinking of fabricating some when I get to that point but my time and aggravation would be worth the $95.;)

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:bulb::bulb::bulb:

I was thinking of buying his 280z to 240z bumper brackets kit. $95 shipped for front and back isn't to bad.

I was thinking the same thing. I was thinking of fabricating some when I get to that point but my time and aggravation would be worth the $95.;)

Sorry for the double post, my 8 yr old wanted to see the smiley face icons.

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Brian's a good guy. He' filling a nich in our hobby and finding, or making performance parts that we're looking for.

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By the way,has anyone noticed the 370z front rear quarter flare,it looks very 70's BSR race package,I guess every great idea gets reinvented at some point.:ninja:

SNS secret ninja stuff!

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I wanted to buy Brian's tow hooks but planned on modifying them, particularly the rears. I emailed Brian about it and he actually special ordered them without the bend and paint for me. Can't ask for much better service than that! Thanks Brian.

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I agree with the above statements. I got his first 3 piece IMSA rear spoiler and was very happy with ti.

Tom

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I wanted to buy Brian's tow hooks but planned on modifying them, particularly the rears. I emailed Brian about it and he actually special ordered them without the bend and paint for me. Can't ask for much better service than that! Thanks Brian.

I saw those tow hooks and was very interested in putting them on my track car. I am a little concerned that if you got towed out with the front hook, it might wrinkle that headlight area. I am just not sure it it strong enough. They look nice though.

Marty

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I had the same thought, and I am going to have to think about how to install them. I was considering adding a cross bar between them. I was surprised at how short they were when they came in though. They look like they'd be 16" long in the pictures, but from the front mounting hole to the tow hole is 4". The whole bracket is 10.25 from front to back.

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I had the same thought, and I am going to have to think about how to install them. I was considering adding a cross bar between them. I was surprised at how short they were when they came in though. They look like they'd be 16" long in the pictures, but from the front mounting hole to the tow hole is 4". The whole bracket is 10.25 from front to back.

Thanks for your thoughts on them Jon. I think if I had to put in a cross brace to support it, that would be just be adding more weight with not much benefit. I would rather fabricate something to fit in the existing frame rail tow hook holes, or just use the original tow hook. The rear one looks decent though.

Marty

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I was thinking of buying his 280z to 240z bumper brackets kit. $95 shipped for front and back isn't to bad.

I made my brackets for less than $10.00.

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Has anyone purchased the repro or JDM headlight covers with the chrome rings from them? They look nice, a bit pricey but there are no other options right now. I know Will (his30.com) is looking into making them eventually, but just wondering if anyone can provide feedback on the Z Car Customs version.

Thanks!

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Thanks for your thoughts on them Jon. I think if I had to put in a cross brace to support it, that would be just be adding more weight with not much benefit. I would rather fabricate something to fit in the existing frame rail tow hook holes, or just use the original tow hook. The rear one looks decent though.

The problem there is how do you get to the original tow hooks? Especially if you have a deep air dam or like I'm planning a splitter, you just can't get access. 1 x 1 x .065 square tube is less then a lb per foot, so with that tube you might add 2 lbs to the weight of the car, plus the brackets themselves probably weigh a lb. Doesn't have to be a huge amount of weight.

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post-16050-0-45074100-1427489417_thumb.jpost-16050-0-45074100-1427489417_thumb.jpost-16050-0-67356100-1427489438_thumb.jpost-16050-0-27246200-1427489475_thumb.jpost-16050-0-88151800-1427489502_thumb.jpost-16050-0-06778400-1427489530_thumb.jpost-16050-0-25368400-1427489557_thumb.jI just received a spoiler from Brian at Z car customs and I am feeling very taken advantage of. In my opinion the workman ship is bad. Attached you will find photos- please if you would my fellow Zed Heads tell me what your opinion is of the workmanship- because I think it is very poor considering the part cost close to $400.00 with shipping.

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well although I have had no input into my spoiler issue I felt it was a good idea to update. I am working with Brian his customer service seems pretty good so far. I will update this as it progresses.

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