Nissan 350Z. New family member. Journals

A new addition to the family has played merry hell with Steve‘s sleep pattern. And work on his Nissan 350Z.

Nissan 350Z. Journals (October)-03

Driver's Log
Date acquired: August 2011
Total kilometres: 89,259
Kilometres this month: 57
Costs this month: $3200
L/100km this month: 11.1

It’s been an exceptionally long summer, mainly due to many, many sleepless nights originating from my newborn son. Then again, waiting what seemed like an eternity to finally finish the 350Z hasn’t helped. This month has seen yet another hefty bill added to the long list of parts already procured and installed. The WORK Kiwami CR Ultimates are on their way with brand new semi-slick 275/35 Nitto NT01 rubber. These will be installed at the same time as the KW suspension and corner balanced at Motorsport Wheels in Dubai.

Nissan 350Z. Journals (October)-01

The dealer I ordered my tyres from unfortunately had no Toyo R888s in stock, so I opted instead for the Nittos. Running the NT05 currently on my car, I can only say that I sincerely doubt my decision was a bad one, and am looking forward to a huge increase in cornering performance. All that remains now is simple maintenance and a few small parts here and there to increase the aesthetic beauty of what is already, in my eyes, a stunning vehicle. A detachable steering wheel is next on the list of mods, along with Carbon Signal’s beautiful V2 fender.

There has been very little time this month to do anything other than glance at the Nissan every time I walk past. However, come the end of October, the suspension will be in, the wheels will be on and cambered, and the fuel tank will be full. Come motorsport season and I’ll be out on-track as soon as humanly possible. The new suspension needs tuning, ride heights need adjusting, and blood needs boiling. I shudder to think how much I will have to say next month about the work that was done and the rubber that was burnt.

Nissan 350Z. Journals (October)-04

The car has come such a very, very long way in just over three years of owning it. My only hope is to have this car for long enough that my son might enjoy it as much as I have in the future. Journals is a contributor-based section, the contents of which have been provided by site readers and enthusiasts. All thoughts and opinions expressed are those of the authors concerned and do not necessarily reflect the views held by

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