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So I've got some good news for 4200 owners.

1. Brakes. Talking with a friend at a very reputable brake company about a full upgrade. Pads I don't think are enough, our cars and underpowered braking wise. Kit would be front/rear pistons, 2 piece rotors, pads and lines. Should be priced at just a little bit more than what the dealer is charging for new front/rear pads installed. Option for 4/6 piston fronts, fronts only, front/rear kit. Should have more info and hopefully parts installed in a few weeks, will post full details and ordering info shortly. If anyone has an immediate brake need feel free to PM me and I can give you preliminary details to decide if it's worth waiting for. Previously posted info on our cars using same brakes as 350z are correct, there are current aftermarket brake pad options, however these brake experts agree the stock pistons on the car are not adequate, the problem can't be solved with replacing the pads alone. Having previously driven a car with the 4 piston/2 piece rotors I'm extremely disappointed with the Maser's brakes. Depending on what you drove before this car, you may not be aware of what you're missing performance wise.

2. Springs. Desperatly need to stiffen up the car in the corners, talked with a reputable and well known spring company and they told me they've been working on something internally to swap out the skyhook springs with their performance spring. I should have an answer next week on likely hood of this being more than a one off for my car and if shocks will also be available

3. More performance products for my car! Slaving away in the industry has it's advantages sometimes, looking to get lots of
 

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good insider info.
but, how likely are these companies motivated to develop these products at this stage of life of the 4200, and considering how small this market is...
 

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good insider info.
but, how likely are these companies motivated to develop these products at this stage of life of the 4200, and considering how small this market is...
The brakes are already available, I just want to install and post 1st hand feedback before I start handing out part numbers. They're making the same kit for the 360 & 430, it's just a different mounting bracket (which has already been made). Being an OE supplier for the car has it's advantages as they already have the tooling and dimensions for alot of these parts.

The springs I was suprised, I expected it to be a one-off favor for me. Alot of times, when the car is second hand the owner paid alot less and has a budget to modify it, expecially as some items begin to wear. Right now in the performance wheel industry, the e36 BMW is one of the most popular cars to buy wheels for.

THe other goodies are more generic that I'll need to fab a bracket or something similar, but once they make one, they'll be able to do multiple. More details in a few months on those parts.
 

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M! said:
good insider info.
but, how likely are these companies motivated to develop these products at this stage of life of the 4200, and considering how small this market is...
Believe it or not the 4200 aftermarket will come alive in the next few years, even though the car is no longer "new" and the 2nd generation car is coming out soon, people that want to modify their cars have held back because of warranty and not wanting to risk losing it. I've noticed more 02 owners modifying their cars since they went out of warranty than ever, my aftermarket part sales that would cause the car to go out of warranty for 02 models are up almost 600% from last year whereas 03-06 are roughly the same with 03 starting to increase as cars are coming closer out of warranty.
 

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mille162 said:
So I've got some good news for 4200 owners.

1. Brakes. Talking with a friend at a very reputable brake company about a full upgrade. Pads I don't think are enough, our cars and underpowered braking wise. Kit would be front/rear pistons, 2 piece rotors, pads and lines. Should be priced at just a little bit more than what the dealer is charging for new front/rear pads installed. Option for 4/6 piston fronts, fronts only, front/rear kit. Should have more info and hopefully parts installed in a few weeks, will post full details and ordering info shortly. If anyone has an immediate brake need feel free to PM me and I can give you preliminary details to decide if it's worth waiting for. Previously posted info on our cars using same brakes as 350z are correct, there are current aftermarket brake pad options, however these brake experts agree the stock pistons on the car are not adequate, the problem can't be solved with replacing the pads alone. Having previously driven a car with the 4 piston/2 piece rotors I'm extremely disappointed with the Maser's brakes. Depending on what you drove before this car, you may not be aware of what you're missing performance wise.

2. Springs. Desperatly need to stiffen up the car in the corners, talked with a reputable and well known spring company and they told me they've been working on something internally to swap out the skyhook springs with their performance spring. I should have an answer next week on likely hood of this being more than a one off for my car and if shocks will also be available

3. More performance products for my car! Slaving away in the industry has it's advantages sometimes, looking to get lots of
I'm assuming it's Brembo? I've been talking about it to them for a little while, if it's another company disregard this post but expect me to be getting together with Brembo to help do a pre-sale in 07.

Either way have a good time at SEMA.
 

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Thanks for the info. I have been hesitant to mod my car while under warranty. However, if I keep it and its warranty elapses I will start to tune a bit.

Just another data point.

-dsd
 

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FYI

BBS is the OE wheel manuf.
Brembo is the OE brake manuf.
Eibach is the OE skyhook suspension manuf.

All "aftermarket" parts are OE suppliers and same quality as stock parts and should not affect warranty at all.
 

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mille162 said:
So I've got some good news for 4200 owners.

2. Springs. Desperatly need to stiffen up the car in the corners, talked with a reputable and well known spring company and they told me they've been working on something internally to swap out the skyhook springs with their performance spring. I should have an answer next week on likely hood of this being more than a one off for my car and if shocks will also be available
Our Springs are available today for pre-order, check out the thread titled "New Sport Springs Available!" We've already been through development and testing and should have enough stock to fill all the orders in a matter of weeks!
 

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mille162 said:
FYI

BBS is the OE wheel manuf.
Brembo is the OE brake manuf.
Eibach is the OE skyhook suspension manuf.

All "aftermarket" parts are OE suppliers and same quality as stock parts and should not affect warranty at all.
One Correction, I don't think that Eibach is OE Equipment for the Maser, I believe that ZF Sach AG makes the SkyHook for the 4200.
 

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One Correction, I don't think that Eibach is OE Equipment for the Maser, I believe that ZF Sach AG makes the SkyHook for the 4200.
I haven't had mine out yet, I was going off the information given to me by a reputable tuner. It it probably just the springs themselves made by Eibach. I should know by the end of next week, my contact there is confirming if they make them and what they will be able to do for an improved replacement

The wheels and brakes I'm 100% sure on.

BTW, the seats in the Victory are Sparco, I've not been able to confirm who makes the GS and stock seats.
 
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