traded in my 05 fx35 loaded for this 09 FX50 with “tech”, touring, and full aero kit…I call it OEM+
It’s a blue slate over graphite interior with dark walnut trim, with all the interior tech goodies.
so anyway, here’s the pics.
at the DEALER the day I picked it up:
Best pic from when it first came home:
took these this morning at school (dirty from the 3hr drive)
I’m going to give it a wash later today I think so there may be more pics upp…
at night under certain light the color shifts…sometimes it more purple, sometimes gunmetal, so weird…same in the day. reminds me of the color of my grandfather’s Cl550 which is also a purple-gunmetalish color…
Plans for the FX50?
haha OEM+ for now I dont think Im going to go too crazy to be truthful. I graduate next year and depending on what Im doing I may move out of my parent’s house, so I need to save more money for that sort of thing rather than use a large part of my summer earnings on the car haha…
But I already know I am doing the resonator delete aka getting a custom pipe built with no resonator (a pipe with two flanges haha) so i can swap it out instead of cutting up the OEM midpipe w/resonator.
I also know I am going to tint the rear tails, reflectors, and hatch brake…
I’m not going to get springs; I am going to wait for coil overs
then after stuff is tinted I will probably rock the GTR wheels (so, this summer)
Probably do some K&N drop-ins
I need to see if my subbox from the 35 will fit nicely in the 50 otherwise I may just sell the subs and box and go with one 12" sub, or re-build the box and re-use my subs…
I wanted to find out pricing on headlight painted/LED work from 180 but he never calls back and I get sick of it so I may just have john paint the inners like the last car, or see if I can get a set of UAE spec headlights.
I’m not doing HID lights because the others gave me so many issues, and I think I want to go for yellow foglights this time since I know they actually work better in bad weather,
LEDs on the interior, plate lights, dtrl, of course.
Put my radar system back in the 50
then Idk, I’ll see what comes out for it. I have a 6 year warranty so maybe when it gets close to 2 or 3 years aka 50-60k miles (I’ll >hopefully< have an actual job by then) I can think of FI on the vk50…but until then, it’s just a thought.
I was also thinking of doing what my boy with the g37 did and buy a cheap 240sx to get my modding fix and leave the fx50 with mild modification…we shall see.
for the next 7 weeks, it’s basically going to stay OEM unless I decide to go to my boy’s shop to have him fab up a resonator-less midpipe…
I’ll post up more pictures from saturday and the 50’s arrival at home and maybe later today I’ll take more pictures
also, does anybody know if the 03-08 18" wheels will fit the FX50 and clear the BBK?
otherwise my 18" winter wheels will be up for sale and the 21’s may become my winter set, or I’ll buy some 19"s for the winter… for the 2nd gen bodies bigger wheels look best…no 18’s haha