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

$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?

    Donut MediaDonut MediaIl y a mois
    • 99 civic or 04 subaru sti

      killshot madmankillshot madmanIl y a 13 jours
    • Miata M- miata I- is A- always T-the A- answer

      George ParamushchakGeorge ParamushchakIl y a mois
    • WRXs!

      Gage GriffithGage GriffithIl y a mois
    • Civcs hi lo

      cartoondboycartoondboyIl y a mois
    • Do a mustang next plz

      Savier OsmanSavier OsmanIl y a mois
  • Do a hi low Miata build

    Collin CorderoCollin CorderoIl y a 13 heures
  • Next hi low mk4 vw gti/gli

    DeltaLocDeltaLocIl y a 14 heures
  • Scion tC do it!

    MajorGamingManiaMajorGamingManiaIl y a 15 heures
  • prius hi lo

    Sulton Subchan TsaniSulton Subchan TsaniIl y a 15 heures
  • 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 )

    Rodel Deo PascuaRodel Deo PascuaIl y a 17 heures
  • Y’all should definitely go out of your comfort zone if y’all have enough knowledgeable mechanics to help do off-road cars.

    marcusablpn Pikemarcusablpn PikeIl y a 18 heures
  • Acura RSX

    Jared CruzJared CruzIl y a 18 heures
  • Scion frs high low

    v vv vIl y a 18 heures
  • Donut, why is this video not in the HiLow playlist?

    Brice CenterBrice CenterIl y a 21 heure
  • 2004 mustang gt

    Jose GonzalesJose GonzalesIl y a 22 heures
  • 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.

    Tyler G. CarrollTyler G. CarrollIl y a 22 heures
  • Do s2000 or rx7

    the aftermaththe aftermathIl y a 23 heures
  • 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.

    Garrison KennedyGarrison KennedyIl y a jour
  • GTI's please please please

    Cole CostelloCole CostelloIl y a jour
  • Honda del sol si

    Lawrence JohnsonLawrence JohnsonIl y a jour
  • You should totally do a rally car high low. Great job tho guys! Love your videos

    Jack ThompsonJack ThompsonIl y a jour
  • supra high low!

    sir oskarsir oskarIl y a jour
  • How about a porshe 911

    gabriel floresgabriel floresIl y a jour
  • I want to see y’all do a 300 zx

    SigSigIl y a jour
  • With a gt86 or 200sx nissan

    Panagiotis SoilemezidisPanagiotis SoilemezidisIl y a jour
  • Geo metros

    Old GregOld GregIl y a jour
  • Eclipse hi low

    N3ON _ GANGN3ON _ GANGIl y a jour
  • Please do another Plastidip Episode. With the right Spray Gun and New Paint!

    Benjamin WeinbergBenjamin WeinbergIl y a jour
  • Do fwd next

    Trevor STrevor SIl y a jour
  • 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)

    Ryan TodakRyan TodakIl y a jour
  • Do a WRX next!! 2002 model.

    Bozscaggz ZBozscaggz ZIl y a jour
  • Do a High/Low on a either a sedan or p-up truck.

    Ian RiazIan RiazIl y a jour
  • 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

    Ben EdwardsBen EdwardsIl y a jour
  • brz or wrx for hi low

    Lil ItalyLil ItalyIl y a jour
  • Cheap Miata vs expensive Miata please!!!

    Caprix GamingCaprix GamingIl y a jour
  • 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.

    Ryan SteffeckRyan SteffeckIl y a jour
  • 944 porsche

    Xavian McCarthyXavian McCarthyIl y a jour
  • Do some foxbodys or some iroc-z's that would be funny or maybe like 05 mustangs or something

    Dylan ScottDylan ScottIl y a jour
  • rx7's

    leo gabrielleo gabrielIl y a jour
  • Si cema cuh

    Jose ZavalaJose ZavalaIl y a jour
  • hyundai tiburon, mitsubishi eclipse or mustang but an old one

    BootyShankBootyShankIl y a jour
  • Subaru BRZ, WRX or an old Ford F-150.

    Christopher HydeChristopher HydeIl y a jour
  • HiLow on NA miatas 😂

    Nevada weeNevada weeIl y a jour
  • E36

    Nodari MarjanidzeNodari MarjanidzeIl y a jour
  • I think the cheap one looks better

    peepee poopoopeepee poopooIl y a jour
  • Do an sti 😍

    Sponsored by GucciSponsored by GucciIl y a jour
  • Skyline GTR or FRS/BRZ

    Jitsu manJitsu manIl y a jour
  • Ford mustang gt pleaaaassseeee!!!

    Mc DrumMc DrumIl y a jour
  • Another hi low pleaseee,

    mr.treeseasoning90 memr.treeseasoning90 meIl y a 2 jours
  • Off road hi-low series would be awesome

    Joe AccavittiJoe AccavittiIl y a 2 jours
  • Chevelle hi low

    Makhi HamorMakhi HamorIl y a 2 jours
  • Bro sn95 1994 mustang 5 speed

    LifelikeBow 92LifelikeBow 92Il y a 2 jours
  • 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.

    Erik OlsbyErik OlsbyIl y a 2 jours
  • M3

    Immy&luluImmy&luluIl y a 2 jours

    SCRATCH1SCRATCH1Il y a 2 jours
  • 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

    Brian CardonaBrian CardonaIl y a 2 jours
  • sti or wrx

    camron heirendtcamron heirendtIl y a 2 jours
  • Love the effort you guys put into this!!

    DamO GeeDamO GeeIl y a 2 jours
  • Brz, 90’s civic or, s13/14

    Toxic XDToxic XDIl y a 2 jours
  • VR4

    Tracy HartzellTracy HartzellIl y a 2 jours
  • Definitely so cool that yall did this i am a huge fan! Please please do another hi low

    Devin GemignaniDevin GemignaniIl y a 2 jours
  • Geo metro hi low

    JaxterJaxterIl y a 2 jours
  • 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

    Ray SmithRay SmithIl y a 2 jours