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    300 zx twin turbo

    I have just found a cheap 92 300 ZX twin turbo, short wheel base targa import. This thing has 206 kw, and is a nice car to drive. Anyone had any experience with such a beast?
    The clutch on my wifes Mi16 is giving her the shits, so I suggested this car (heh heh heh). I'm not entirely sure if this is the ideal family car, but it interests me no end.
    I would appreciate any experiences people have had with one of these.

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    Warwick2:
    I have just found a cheap 92 300 ZX twin turbo, short wheel base targa import. This thing has 206 kw, and is a nice car to drive. Anyone had any experience with such a beast?
    The clutch on my wifes Mi16 is giving her the shits, so I suggested this car (heh heh heh). I'm not entirely sure if this is the ideal family car, but it interests me no end.
    I would appreciate any experiences people have had with one of these.
    They are known to have some design issues with engine bay heat, to the extent of some people having to rewire their cars due to melting......

    I've also heard, the stock discs tend to crack under heavy use.....

    And naturally they are pigs to work on due to space limitations...

    things which can be sorted though, but can be costly, which is why they are undervalued for what they are....otherwise they are pretty decent, and the engine has been said to almost rival an RB26dett in potential

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    Reliability is your main concern. Most the early model 300ZX have been thrashed in japan and lived a hard life.

    The motor overheats alot but can be recified with appropriate cooling techniques. Apprently the engine block sometimes forms condesation in between the V and problems arise.

    If you get a good 300ZX they are great cars but the problem is alot of the imports are lemons and will cost alot to maintain.

    Other than that they look good, go good and handle good for the price you can pick them up for they are a bargain.

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    Check this link out for more info....better yet put a post in the technical section about 300Zx you will get alot more knowledge and straight answers than a forum about french cars.

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    DTwo:
    And naturally they are pigs to work on due to space limitations...
    They turn like a pig as well - great for cruising ... and even some high speed acceleration, but getting 1.5+ tonnes "around the cones" is not easy.

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    XTC206:
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    And naturally they are pigs to work on due to space limitations...
    They turn like a pig as well - great for cruising ... and even some high speed acceleration, but getting 1.5+ tonnes "around the cones" is not easy.

    XTC206
    The few i've driven have actually been pretty tidy handlers (though "heavy").....they'd certainly outrun most aussie equipment through corners.....especially a TT....

    While not the most agile of "sports" cars, with proper tyres etc, they stay planted quite well......

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    The 2+2 300zx twin turbo is supposed to be better. I drove a 2 seater twin turbo and the rear wanted and did break away when the boost came full on. Not nice in a big heavy car (remindered me of the soarer t/t) especially in the wet.
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    Also, watch out, they are prone to engine fires. My friend lost his 300ZT that way.. he is now the proud owner of a normally aspirated 280. Nice car!
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    One of these had just been dynoed at Hills Motorsport before my 205. It had been tricked at little, and put out a staggering 410kW. They claimed it was very tractable, "easy for the wife to drive to shops". It certainly sounded very docile at idle.

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    Haha tricked a Little? To make 405kw itll need alot more than an exhaust and Boost.lol

    Is that 405kw @ Wheels? If so god damn wat a beast...its gotta have upgraded turbos to achieve that though

    The thing i love bout high HP Jap cars is how docile and daily driveable they are yet have such blistering straight line speed
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    STOCK-14.006 @97.4mph HEATHCOTE
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    Yep, at the wheels.

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    I haven't heard great things about the 300ZXs, a friend's had a cooling system failure, and completely buggered the engine.

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    I use to work for a company who used to comply jap imports & I would only wish my worst enemy to own .
    If u are going to buy 1 you should buy 2 of them for parts 2_cents mallet

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