"New" m45 owner

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"New" m45 owner

Postby st3 » Sun Apr 10, 2005 3:40 pm

I figured I would introduce myself and try to address a few of my questions in the process.

On the 2nd I put a down payment on an 03 M45 Brilliant Silver with Graphite leather and all the option packages. Probably won't pick it up until the 21st but that isn't a big deal to me. I did have a few things I have been wondering so I figured I would ask, mostly about mods.

Are there any vendors that have mods (exaust, brakes stuff like that) for these cars? I know there weren't that many sold 2003-2004MY M45's) so maybe stuff would have to be JDM imports?

Wheels - What is the offset of the stock wheels? How large or small can you go on these cars without rubbing and obviously being able to clear the brakes (on the small side).Speaking of brakes - It appears that warped rotors apppear to be a somewhat common problem with the OE brakes, is this correct? Are there any higher quality rotors/pads that fit? I am not so much concerned with getting a "big brake kit" as possibly just upgrading the pads and rotors to something a little bit better.

Thanks in advance, I look forward for being here for quite awhile

-Pete


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Re: "New" m45 owner (st3)

Postby rsiwicki » Sun Apr 10, 2005 3:49 pm

here are a really sweet set of 19" rims for ya.....

http://www.clublexus.com/forum...56911

btw...aftermarket support??? only JDM and contact the dude in the above link.....he is getting a bunch of JDM mods to his M45, but nothing speed related that I noticed.

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Postby Jeff Williams » Sun Apr 10, 2005 4:44 pm

Pete, welcome!

I think the 03 & 04 M's are the sexiest Infiniti's made. I want to see pictures when you get it. I personally think the factory 18" wheels on the M are sweet. Especially, if they are chrome. I definitely want your factory ones, if you decide to pugrade.

Evie and I went to Crown this afternoon, to drool over the new M45's. They have an N45 Sport, M35 Sport and a couple others in stock. I like the new 19" wheels on the sport. Maybe those would be sweet on your M.

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Re: "New" m45 owner (Jeff Williams)

Postby elwesso » Sun Apr 10, 2005 5:31 pm

MMMmmm

Welcome aboard......!!![QUOTE=st3Speaking of brakes - It appears that warped rotors apppear to be a somewhat common problem with the OE brakes, is this correct? Are there any higher quality rotors/pads that fit? I am not so much concerned with getting a "big brake kit" as possibly just upgrading the pads and rotors to something a little bit better.

Thanks in advance, I look forward for being here for quite awhile

-Pete[/QUOTE]

Common on most infiniti as they dont make their brakes tough enough for such heavy cars....


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Re: "New" m45 owner (Jeff Williams)

Postby st3 » Sun Apr 10, 2005 5:49 pm

If I get an upgrade I will probably keep the 18" factory rims for snow tires (yes I am going to drive it in the snow), they aren't the chrome finish, which is fine with me.

I have seen a few sets of the 19" from the New M on ebay, they are forged and look pretty good, definitely a better value than aftermarket methinks, although I am still up in the air on what I want to do.
Jeff Williams wrote:Pete, welcome!

I think the 03 & 04 M's are the sexiest Infiniti's made. I want to see pictures when you get it. I personally think the factory 18" wheels on the M are sweet. Especially, if they are chrome. I definitely want your factory ones, if you decide to pugrade.

Evie and I went to Crown this afternoon, to drool over the new M45's. They have an N45 Sport, M35 Sport and a couple others in stock. I like the new 19" wheels on the sport. Maybe those would be sweet on your M.

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Re: "New" m45 owner (st3)

Postby maxnix » Sun Apr 10, 2005 6:19 pm

st3 wrote: I have seen a few sets of the 19" from the New M on ebay, they are forged and look pretty good, definitely a better value than aftermarket methinks, although I am still up in the air on what I want to do.
I believe the Enkei USDM Y50 Sport wheels are cast. The forged Rays wheels are JDM only. It's in a previous post.

Welcome to our club. There is a great post of a guy who put 19" TE37 on his Y34, but it wasn't that easy, but doable.
Modified by maxnix at 7:15 AM 4/14/2005

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Re: "New" m45 owner (maxnix)

Postby MattB » Mon Apr 11, 2005 6:33 am

I've seen a 2003 M45 with FX45 20 inch factory rims on it...it looked good.

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Postby st3 » Mon Apr 11, 2005 7:53 pm

maxnix wrote:I believe the Enkei USDM Y50 Sport wheels are cast. The forged Rays wheels are JDM only. It' sin a previous post.

Welcome to our club. There is a great post of a guy who put 19" TE37 on his Y34, but it wasn't that easy, but doable.
Unfortunately the ebay auction I looked at before is closed. I suppose the guy could have pulled a fast one but they looked like the 19" Y50 Sport wheels. And definitely had "forged" and "rays" on them.

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Postby SIDVICIOUS » Thu Apr 14, 2005 2:37 am

I GOT MY M45 BACK IN SEPT 2003 AND THE ROTORS WERE WORPED. TOOK IT BACK TO THE DEALER AND THEY REPAIRED. ALSO KEEP AN EYE OUT ON YOU OIL. EVERYTHING ELSE IS JUST SWEET. I GET SO MANY COMPLIMENTS AND TWO YEARS LATER IT STILL RIDES AND PERFORMS LIKE NEW. YOU ARE GOING TO LOVE IT...GOOD LUCK

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Postby st3 » Thu Apr 14, 2005 7:05 pm

Must resist....urge to buy....

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors...&rd=1

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Re: (st3)

Postby maxnix » Thu Apr 14, 2005 7:40 pm

Funny they don't have a stamp that says forged. Most Ray's are, though.

Tires are useless on a Q or M.

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Postby st3 » Thu Apr 14, 2005 9:08 pm

maxnix wrote:Funny they don't have a stamp that says forged. Most Ray's are, though.

Tires are useless on a Q or M.
You can see it in the lip of the closest one "FORGED" is stamped in there

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Postby vicQ45 » Thu Apr 14, 2005 9:26 pm

good god those are some nice wheels. tto bad they cost as much as my Q is worth :-P

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Postby elwesso » Fri Apr 15, 2005 10:10 am

vicQ45 wrote:good god those are some nice wheels. tto bad they cost as much as my Q is worth :-P
Indeed..

AFter doing my research if I wasnt worried about "bling bling" or anything like that, id most likely just stick with the stock Q45 BBS wheels...

IF ONLY they made them in a 16, that would have made life so much easier

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Forged they are (st3)

Postby maxnix » Fri Apr 15, 2005 10:43 am

Oh yeah, on the riser above the lip.

Worth very dime since they are hubcentric.

4 of the rears would be best.

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Postby szh » Tue Jul 12, 2005 11:49 am

If you all think these wheels were expensive, wait till you tried to buy 19" tires worthy of a Q or M! Ouch!

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