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Infiniti G35 Accessories and Modifications

faenorfaenor Posts: 99
edited April 18 in Infiniti
Is everyone else seeing a mid May date for things like the factory front end masks? I was just curious as to wether or not it is actually available now from certain places...

I do alot of freeway driving and the route I take is festering with idiotic gravel trucks that love to bump along in the fast lane... What the heck is up with that?

The other day I saw a BMW 740IL absolutely PELTED with stones from a big dirt truck with a full load... I was in the fast lane and passing just as the truck hit a bump and dumped a huge amount of dirt and stone debris from the back end... I saw at least 5 or 6 spiderwebs on the BMWs windshield... That could NOT have been one of that driver's better days :(

Faenor
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  • jwilson1jwilson1 Posts: 956
    Faenor, obviously that BMW driver wished he had a mask and, maybe, that he'd stayed in the garage. But bras are a mixed blessing, unless you plan to leave it off except when you're going to get hit by stones.

    Well, yeah, I know that's ridiculous. But if you leave the bra on all the time the little particles you're trying to avoid -- dust, grit, etc. -- washes down beneath the fabric. As it moves slightly in the wind it grrrriiiiiinds the stuff into your paint. And, yeah, you can see the damage, especially if you're a paint and polish freak who keeps your car washed, because your washing adds to the problem!

    Since you plan to use synthetic oil, I suspect you're planning to take good care of your car. So don't use a bra except when you're planning to be on gravel roads, long trips, etc. Otherwise, a good coat of wax/polish is the best protection so far.

    Good luck.
    Joe W.
  • dmmattixdmmattix Posts: 77
    Freshalloy has had some postings about the Invinca shield for the nose of vehicles. The second shortcut is for another similar product which has one for the G35 already. Well it would but the damn poster will not let me post it. Says it is too big. Check out the G35 forum at www.freshalloy.com and look for the topic 'Invinca Shield'


    Link to the Invinca site.

    http://www.invinca-shield.com/main.htm


    Mike

  • maxcat1maxcat1 Posts: 27
    I don't know much about this product compared to others like ClearBra and Stonguard and X-Pel but I think that there are qualitative differences between them that are worth checking out before you decide on which one you want. For example, I have heard that some of these require slitting the plastic to go around tight corners; others go around the corner by being pulled tightly. Obviously the latter is the preferred installation method. You might want to go onto a forum like acura-cl.com and do a search on X-Pel and read the posts and cautions. Good luck.
  • dmmattixdmmattix Posts: 77
    was the site the Edmunds poster would not let me post. Said it was too long. The Freshalloy topic has the links to both the Invinca and X-pel site. X-Pel has a kit for the G35 already.
  • stsurbrookstsurbrook Posts: 285
    Any web site that you know of?

    Thanks.

    Scott
  • dmmattixdmmattix Posts: 77
    I will try to post it again.. I will strip the http: stuff off the front maybe the poster will allow it this time.

    http://www.xpel.com/paint/product.asp?make=Infiniti&model=G35

    Success!!!
  • stsurbrookstsurbrook Posts: 285
    Got it! Especially interested in the bumper and headlight kits. Thanks!

    Scott
  • jethrog35jethrog35 Posts: 14
    We didn't want the extra stiff suspension, so we passed on the sport package which came with a spoiler.

    Does anyone know of any aftermarket spoilers that are available yet?
  • stsurbrookstsurbrook Posts: 285
    Does anyone know anything about whether or not the G35 even uses one with their "multi-link" suspension? I'm interested as my past experience with cars shows that one can improve handling without sacrificing ride quality. I just don't know if it still applies.

    Who is going to be supplying the "performance" accessories?

    Scott
  • jwilson1jwilson1 Posts: 956
    Scott, "roll bar" refers to a piece of heavy frame that goes over your head to protect you in a roll-over accident. Do you mean stabilizer bars? Maybe Infiniti can sell you one from the sport suspension kit.

    Take care.
    Joe W.
  • jvalentyjvalenty Posts: 41
    I can't beleive the amount of web info available on this relatively new car.

    I suggest you use www.google.com for your search. I could spend the entire day reading and still not get to the end of the list. Lots of good pics too.
  • tonyg35tonyg35 Posts: 52
    Check out infinitiparts.net. They have the real deal oem factory spoiler.

    Good luck
    Tony
  • jethrog35jethrog35 Posts: 14
    Thanks Tony!
  • pfrank1pfrank1 Posts: 3
    I was just wondering if the factory stereo (the fancy 120-watt one with the changer) that comes with the G35 can handle MP3 CD-ROMs from my computer.

    Thanks!
  • rjprjprjprjp Posts: 12
    I hear that the base model has audio controls on the steering wheel. Then I hear the the base model does not have audio controls on the steering wheel.
    Can someone who actually has the base model clarify this for me?
  • blinkerblinker Posts: 38
    The audio controls are on the left side of the steering wheel. The picture of the base model interior posted on freshalloy had no controls on the left. (The right side has the cruise.)
  • stsurbrookstsurbrook Posts: 285
    None of the stereo options on the G35 play MP3's. For that matter, there are not very many, from any manufacturer, that do.

    Scott
  • pfrank1pfrank1 Posts: 3
    Scott,

    Thanks for the reply. That's really disappointing, as I refuse to carry my CDs in the car because of previous loss. MP3 car players are in fact common now (carried on at least half a dozen display units in every Best Buy, Circuit City and any other car stereo store in the country).
  • stooge2000stooge2000 Posts: 96
    I have been looking for a G35 Leather with Xenon but without premium pack. It seems that such configuaration does not exist. So now I am thinking about getting one without either xenon or premium and try to retrofit xenon later. How hard will it be, and how expensive? I welcome your input.
  • stsurbrookstsurbrook Posts: 285
    Ok, don't take this as anything other than an opinion, but...

    If you go out to autobarn.com you should be able to find xenon upgrade bulbs that fit into halogen headlights. They are expensive (~$400++)! However, I don't know if they will work with the G35 or not.

    faenor is supposed to be trying the PIAA Superwhites to replace his standard halogens and they may be a much cheaper alternative (~$40 each). However, he hasn't reported back with results yet. (Can also be found at autobarn.com.)

    Let us know how it works out.

    Scott

    PS. I have no financial interest in any of the companies/sites discussed above. They are just one source I know of.
  • jwilson1jwilson1 Posts: 956
    As I understoon faenor's plan, he is replacing only his high beam on his (already) xenon lights. I hope I'm not wrong.

    Replacing the lights isn't just a matter of switching the bulbs -- if you want more than the look. The hard part is the self-leveling device that they have for safety (I don't know about legality, assume not). Audi/BMW both charge around $1500 for the switch -- inflated prices, I know.

    Take care.
    Joe W.
  • dmmattixdmmattix Posts: 77
    Joe W's comment is valid for BMW and Audi but the G35 is a fixed level Xenon installation. The real problem will be finding an aftermarket setup for the G35. You will probably have to replace the the lens and add a balast for the HIDs. Since I have the Xenon's on mine I have not been looking...
  • stsurbrookstsurbrook Posts: 285
    Yes, he is replacing the high beams. That is the reason why I said he was using the "PIAA Superwhites to replace his halogens". The only halogens on a Xenon equiped G35 being the high beams.

    dmmattix - I think that the kits at autobarn.com do have the ballast. I don't KNOW that you will have to replace the lens as that would be just about impossible on something as new as the G35 and on the high beams (faenor's situation). :^/

    Scott
  • kd6aw1kd6aw1 Posts: 116
    Discover Infiniti in San Diego lets you trade in your wheels for chrome plated ones for $807. for four. It includes installation, balance, and tax. I had it done this morning and it enhanced the look of the car greatly and was well worth it to me. Have a red G with luxury package and navigation. The wheels are beautiful! See below for picture.


    http://www.pbase.com/image/2037092


    Paul

    El Cajon, California

  • yongbryongbr Posts: 6
    I have noticed that the G35 does not have a means to hang my clothes. My infiniti dealer did not even notice it until I mentioned it. Has anybody else heard about this?
  • dane4dane4 Posts: 107
    Argh!

    Apologies to all for such a huge delay in getting back about the headlights. In truth, I haven't had any time to work on the car with all the other stuff going on, but I am still fully intending to do the swap in of the PIAA superwhites for the "highbeams"

    Just to clarify, My G has the Xenon's which are of course, mounted at the top of the headlight stack. What I am replacing/substituting, are what Infiniti refers to on this car as "foglamps" lower bulbs in the stack, which are actually just standard headlight bulbs (highbeam/lowbeam H4 type bulbs)

    When these lower lights are on, they are called and aimed like foglamps or more accurately "auxiliary lights" and when you flick on your highbeams they go high like regular headlights. The Xenons just stay happily on and you can only turn them on and off. Xenons that have a dual filament and can go "highbeam" are referred to as "Bi-Xenons" which has nothing to do with their sexual orientation :P but everything to do with their price!

    So, in short... I am replacing the lower set of bulbs which are standard H4 type bulbs with no ballast and no special wiring.

    I PROMISE to let you all know how it comes out... I've promised to do it this weekend, and while I'm in there, I'm going to try and aim the Xenon's a little bit higher as well...

    Faenor/Dane4
  • dane4dane4 Posts: 107
    Hey all again!

    Just for grins, I got myself a G35 front end mask. I put it on once just to see how it fit and it fits very well. Plus, on my White G35 it ends up being a very impressive looking contrast with the black white combination.

    I've heard FAR to many horror stories about how masks ruin the paint by grinding in particulate matter that gets underneath it, and so I will probably just keep it in the trunk until such time as something happens to the front that I can't rectify and I have to as a last resort, cover it up *laughing*

    Just in case anyone wanted to know though, it is a great fit, it is well made and well fitting, and it looks like they did a grand job at engineering the design so that areas that look like they would be prime candidates for "flutter" are well battened down.

    I was a little disappointed at the Infiniti logo not being on a factory mask, but it looks great all the same.

    I was thinking seriously of getting the xpel or invinca shield material put on, and then putting the mask OVER that so that there is no contact with the paint and the mask... That might end up being the optimal setup...

    Faenor/Dane4
  • jvalentyjvalenty Posts: 41
    I'm considering Lojack for my G35 when it arrives in about two weeks. Any opinions on the adequacy of the standard G35 equipped theft intrusion system would be appreciated.
  • stsurbrookstsurbrook Posts: 285
    The adequacy of the theft deterent system is kind of hard to judge until the car is broken in to. Don't know of anyone who has had one stolen yet.

    Personally, other than the GPS option for the Lojack (carjacking and the like), I find that using something like the Autolock Pro (www.autolock.com) is more than adequate. However, milage may vary.

    Scott
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