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Recently purchased a 98 i30 t 5spd

Old 06-21-2018, 04:51 PM
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Getting closer on starting the suspension job. Had some other priorities to handle which put the i30 on the backburner. New rotors, pads, and hardware kit are in.
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Old 06-22-2018, 06:06 PM
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I bought spark plugs from Infiniti today. The car now has 70k miles. She had 63k when I got her last year. With no record of the plugs actually being changed, I honestly believe these might be the original plugs.
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Originally Posted by 98 i30t 5spd View Post
I bought spark plugs from Infiniti today. The car now has 70k miles. She had 63k when I got her last year. With no record of the plugs actually being changed, I honestly believe these might be the original plugs.
I think it's really cool that you're using OEM parts, but for some of them....why? Aren't they like double or triple the price of equivalent aftermarket parts?

So how's the car drive with new plugs, any better? I assume they're platinums if they're OEM.
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Old 06-22-2018, 07:30 PM
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I think it's really cool that you're using OEM parts, but for some of them....why? Aren't they like double or triple the price of equivalent aftermarket parts?

So how's the car drive with new plugs, any better? I assume they're platinums if they're OEM.
That is very true. Aftermarket prices would be cheaper and the quality would probably be the same. But I've always liked OEM parts for all my cars, so it's just a habit at this point.

Yes, they're platinum. I took it for a quick spin after I finished. The acceleration is a lot smoother. Definitely a big difference over the old plugs.
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Old 08-28-2018, 12:35 AM
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So I was finally able to complete my suspension rebuild with some help from a good friend of mine. The rust was REAL. All hardware bolts and nuts were replaced with new ones from Nissan. We drained my trans fluid and refilled it with Amsoil synthetic 75w 90 GL4. I picked up a rear sway bar from a member here. Replaced the sway bar bushings with energy bushings. Next will be a good set of tires and an alignment.
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Looking good! I look forward to seeing more!
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Looking good! I look forward to seeing more!
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Old 09-12-2018, 12:31 AM
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Got a set of tires, Michelin pilot sport All season 3+. They'll get installed this weekend. Can't wait to feel the difference with a good set of tires. The Goodyear tires it came with are from 2007.
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Not much to report. Just approached 2 years of ownership, and just reached 75k miles. Also, I picked up a set of wheels from a member on here. New tires for them, Goodyear eagle sport A/S.


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Not much to report. Just approached 2 years of ownership, and just reached 75k miles. Also, I picked up a set of wheels from a member on here. New tires for them, Goodyear eagle sport A/S.

I have an 02 I-35 S with the Larger sport model rims which look similar to those but way different from the base model. Do you Notice a bumpier ride? I have heard others complain that the sport rims cause more friction over bumps.
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I have an 02 I-35 S with the Larger sport model rims which look similar to those but way different from the base model. Do you Notice a bumpier ride? I have heard others complain that the sport rims cause more friction over bumps.
Moving from a 15" wheel to a 17" wheel will come with a corresponding reduction in tire sidewall thickness, which will lead to a firmer ride due to less cushioning from the tire. Friction isn't quite the correct term for what you're describing. Larger wheels are typically heavier than smaller wheels, and increased wheel/tire weight also decreases ride quality. What you're describing is normal and is nothing to worry about.

98 i30t 5spd- It looks like you're missing a lug nut on your DS front wheel!
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Old 06-11-2019, 04:38 PM
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I have an 02 I-35 S with the Larger sport model rims which look similar to those but way different from the base model. Do you Notice a bumpier ride? I have heard others complain that the sport rims cause more friction over bumps.
I owned a stock 04 i35 for 9 years that had the stock wheels 215/55/17. I also had the opportunity to drive both an 02 i35 sport and 03 max SE that had the stock wheels 225/50/17 and I can honestly say that I didnít notice any real difference other than the suspension being a little stiffer on the sport models. On my i30t, my stock wheels 215/55/16 really donít feel that much different from the 03 max wheels which have the stock tire size 225/50/17. Now Iíd probably feel a difference if I was going from 15s to 17s. I also drove a modified 97 GS-R for the last 8 years, so the 4th and 5th gen all feel comfortable to me, so Iím probably the wrong person to ask.

95maxrider:Yeah, it does look like Iím missing one lug nut. The oem wheel locks are really small compared to the lug nuts. They sink all the way into the wheel.
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Its a nice car no doubt.
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