$13,000 Custom 350Z vs. $33,000 Custom 350Z | HiLow

Pubblicato il 22 gen 2020
$13,000 Turbo 350Z built with CHEAP parts vs. $33,000 twin-turbo 350Z built with EXPENSIVE parts. Does more expensive mean more better? We’re gonna find out once and for all.
Donut bought two identical Nissan 350z’s, and for the past few weeks have been modifying them to be FUN, daily drivers that you can take to the track.
Team Low (Nolan Sykes & Aaron Parker) got a bunch of really cheap parts and in the end got a slammed turbo z that shoots flames all for around $13,000.
Team Hi (James Pumphrey & Zach Jobe) on the other hand, got a bunch of really nice expensive stuff totaling an astounding $33,000.
Then we tested them to see which components are actually worth spending the money on. We’re gonna break down the cost of building these two cars, test them head to head on track, and decide which is better.
Low Car got a set of eBay coilovers of unknown origin, and Hi Car was treated to a set of KW V3s.
Next, we installed wheels and tires. Hi Car got some sick Advan RGIII’s wrapped in Bridgestone RE71s. Meanwhile on the Low Car, We bought some XXR 527s, and decided to run Federal RS-RR tires. In the end, both cars were able to achieve supercar-level braking distance by switching to super sticky rubber.
Nolan and Aaron installed more aggressive brake pads, steel braided brake lines, flushed and replaced the brake fluid, and bled the lines. Over on Hi Car, Zach and James replaced the car’s entire braking system with a 6 piston, 13 brake kit from Wilwood.
After that we went inside our Zs, installing racing seats. The Hi Car got two Sparco QRT-R seats, a Greddy steering wheel, and a hub to make it removable. Lo Car received some Corbeau DFXs racing seats.
Next, both cars were fitted with modified differentials to make sick skids easier. Hi Car got a very trick Kaaz 2-way differential. Zach spent a lot of time adjusting the spacing, making sure it was perfect. Over on Lo Car we took a different route. Instead of installing a new differential, we welded ours together!
After making a bunch of performance upgrades, it was time to alter the looks of our beloved Zs. Team Low decided to give Lo Car some plastidip.
Over on team Hi, they took their car to a professional vinyl shop.
Finally, we gave the Donut Zs some BOOST! Hi car got a Jim Wolf twin turbo setup that made it sound like a Baby GTR. And the low car got a single turbo kit by way of eBay.
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  • So what do you think? After all this, are you Team Hi or Team Low?

  • Do a hi low Miata build

  • Next hi low mk4 vw gti/gli

  • Scion tC do it!

  • prius hi lo

  • Hi Low Focused on: Engine Archetypes or Engine Displacement (Fuel Economy/Fuel Efficient) Then choose a car with the most occult following (like Honda Civic, Toyota Corolla, Mazda Rx8, or Ford Ranger )

  • Y’all should definitely go out of your comfort zone if y’all have enough knowledgeable mechanics to help do off-road cars.

  • Acura RSX

  • Scion frs high low

  • Donut, why is this video not in the HiLow playlist?

  • 2004 mustang gt

  • Donut Media, this was such an amazing series, super insightful into the world of aftermarket and comparing cheap DIY style to outrageous money pits. Obviously the answer to the question does more $ = more better is a BIG YES! But something that didn't get discussed as much as I would like is "where should you spend your hard earned money?" For example with brakes, wheels and tires, it seems like the cheap option was still a huge improvement from stock and therefore worth the money, where as the expensive option, while performing slightly better might not make a huge difference on day to day driving especially for the price point. I think this was demonstrated through out the series as at the end of each episode Eric always wanted to choose the more expensive parts as "better" but in the long run said the over all cost of Hi-Car was just too much to be worth it. Maybe the next season should be Hi-Low-Mid, where the winning part each episode based on performance and value gets installed into the "Mid" car to see based on test results of HI-Low how good a car could come out at a reasonable mid price point.

  • Do s2000 or rx7

  • Hey, first time commenter here, but I think there should be a baseline test first. The results were interesting and the whole show it great, but I would like to be able to compare the beginning and the end products. I know the cars were nearly identical but who knows, the Lo car could have improved more on its performance even though the high car was still better. Probably not the case, but would be insightful to see.

  • GTI's please please please

  • Honda del sol si

  • You should totally do a rally car high low. Great job tho guys! Love your videos

  • supra high low!

  • How about a porshe 911

  • I want to see y’all do a 300 zx

  • With a gt86 or 200sx nissan

  • Geo metros

  • Eclipse hi low

  • Please do another Plastidip Episode. With the right Spray Gun and New Paint!

  • Do fwd next

  • First off I'd say awesome wrap up for season 1, the longer episodes I love and would love to see even more in depth walk through's of the upgrades to the cars. That being said an AWD car for the next hi low would be pretty cool (like variation for each season FF cars, AWD, FR, trucks, or even custom cars/karts)

  • Do a WRX next!! 2002 model.

  • Do a High/Low on a either a sedan or p-up truck.

  • Do something new. Like a wrx. I feel it would be quite interesting knowing now they are built like they built and they don’t like the aftermarket stuff being put into em

  • brz or wrx for hi low

  • Cheap Miata vs expensive Miata please!!!

  • I would suggest the Mazda Miata, Lexus ls400, or VW GTi. They are all cheap, all have a large following and all are easily customizable.

  • 944 porsche

  • Do some foxbodys or some iroc-z's that would be funny or maybe like 05 mustangs or something

  • rx7's

  • Si cema cuh

  • hyundai tiburon, mitsubishi eclipse or mustang but an old one

  • Subaru BRZ, WRX or an old Ford F-150.

  • HiLow on NA miatas 😂

  • E36

  • I think the cheap one looks better

  • Do an sti 😍

  • Skyline GTR or FRS/BRZ

  • Ford mustang gt pleaaaassseeee!!!

  • Another hi low pleaseee,

  • Off road hi-low series would be awesome

  • Chevelle hi low

  • Bro sn95 1994 mustang 5 speed

  • For the next season car, you should do the newer VW Rabbits. You should also do the pre-made tunning software that is plug and play and really see if it gives you way better Hrsprs.

  • M3


  • Y’all should do a Battle for whats best for Cheap East Hp and Performance in older mustang and Camaro. Upgrade them as equally as possible and see which one is better for the dollar and performs better

  • rx7's

  • sti or wrx

  • Love the effort you guys put into this!!

  • Brz, 90’s civic or, s13/14

  • VR4

  • Definitely so cool that yall did this i am a huge fan! Please please do another hi low

  • Geo metro hi low

  • I'd like to see Hi/low car on Volkswagon golf GTI 2000-2005~ it is a very popular working man/first car still today, comes with some easy swap mods that make huge impacts. Or perhaps a subaru hi/low. Z was an excellent choice btw