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Given the great news that potentially some Z's are due into Freo tomorrow, i emailed my sales rep at the dealership. I've just received a reply stating that their manual demo is on that ship and that my Proto Manual now has a December production date, and due on the January boat with a potentially delivery date to me in Feb. So my letter from Nissan wrt to a Feb date seems like they're actually following through with this promise. Great news.
Yeah, be interesting to see where the dust settles. Nissan aus gave me a January delivery date, but we'll see. Full transmission drop is full on. The wait is bullshit, but I'd rather not suffer through a recall.

 

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Yeah, be interesting to see where the dust settles. Nissan aus gave me a January delivery date, but we'll see. Full transmission drop is full on. The wait is bullshit, but I'd rather not suffer through a recall.
A factory fix is definitely what i'd prefer. I'm just happy that things appear to be moving now all be it that i still need to keep asking my sales rep for updates.
 

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Given the great news that potentially some Z's are due into Freo tomorrow, i emailed my sales rep at the dealership. I've just received a reply stating that their manual demo is on that ship and that my Proto Manual now has a December production date, and due on the January boat with a potentially delivery date to me in Feb. So my letter from Nissan wrt to a Feb date seems like they're actually following through with this promise. Great news.
Im curious has your sales rep told you how many protos are allocated in WA?
 

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Never, it's a question i've asked many a time and also wrt to Australia i've never truly found an official answer.
I’ve been told only 13 in WA and SA combined, (6 in WA) but I don’t know how true it is
 

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I actually had a go at Nissan Australia over the number of proto's question in my Customer Feedback form.
Of all the issues with this launch, that's actually my biggest gripe. Genuinely can't think of a reasonable explanation as to why they can't just outright say the number of protos in AU?
 

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I actually had a go at Nissan Australia over the number of proto's question in my Customer Feedback form.
Of all the issues with this launch, that's actually my biggest gripe. Genuinely can't think of a reasonable explanation as to why they can't just outright say the number of protos in AU?
That and I still can't believe there's no talk about a placard in the cabin, or cert of authenticity or whatever with purchase.
 

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It's a shame for sure, especially when my Honda Type R which is over 10yrs old has a placard just below the gear stick with it's unique number
 

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Actually that is a great point. I am sure that was mentioned initially right?
Wasn't just the US press saying that?
Honestly mate, I don't believe it was ever mentioned by Nissan anywhere. It's been a sore point for sometime now, especially following on from the reduction in infotainment screen size.

There was a lot of discussion had regarding exactly how "limited" the Proto is/was for the extra coin, and it's a hard position to argue against unfortunately 😒
 

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I've just come back from MCA after getting the Reds dialled in. They've set me up with 8/10 front/rear (out of 12) for a slightly more streetable setup for now. That includes forgoing the spacers... for now...

It's been lowered though:
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The air cups are also installed on the front, but they didn't have a full compressor kit in stock, so it'll be another week or so until that arrives. I think it'll definitely need them - scraping on things I wouldn't have before.

I was originally going to do the suspension as one of the last modifications, but holy cow I'm glad I've done this now. There is a huuuge difference in handling, not only in corners (response is immediate, and I can now really feel the shortcomings of the stock rubber), but also in a straight line. I am STILL only keeping things below 4k rpm, but everything just feels like it hooks up better now. 400km until the kid gloves come off. Can't wait!

Huge shout out to MCA. Josh, in particular, really took the time to get my impressions and personal opinions on the car, and ultimately what I want to get out of it. They've been a huge help, and very patient with me.
 

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I've just come back from MCA after getting the Reds dialled in. They've set me up with 8/10 front/rear (out of 12) for a slightly more streetable setup for now. That includes forgoing the spacers... for now...

It's been lowered though:
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The air cups are also installed on the front, but they didn't have a full compressor kit in stock, so it'll be another week or so until that arrives. I think it'll definitely need them - scraping on things I wouldn't have before.

I was originally going to do the suspension as one of the last modifications, but holy cow I'm glad I've done this now. There is a huuuge difference in handling, not only in corners (response is immediate, and I can now really feel the shortcomings of the stock rubber), but also in a straight line. I am STILL only keeping things below 4k rpm, but everything just feels like it hooks up better now. 400km until the kid gloves come off. Can't wait!

Huge shout out to MCA. Josh, in particular, really took the time to get my impressions and personal opinions on the car, and ultimately what I want to get out of it. They've been a huge help, and very patient with me.
love it.

just shocks or sway bars at same time?
 
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Given the great news that potentially some Z's are due into Freo tomorrow, i emailed my sales rep at the dealership. I've just received a reply stating that their manual demo is on that ship and that my Proto Manual now has a December production date, and due on the January boat with a potentially delivery date to me in Feb. So my letter from Nissan wrt to a Feb date seems like they're actually following through with this promise. Great news.
This is exactly what I was told from my dealer ( different to yours I believe)
Phoned my dealer…the cars onboard are either Protos or Dealer Demos as not all dealers got their demos
Production for Coupe manuals are Dec/Jan which is another two month push back than when the memo came out about manuals, as it was originally delivery Jan/Feb ….can’t see them getting here before March April if I’m honest.
A full two years after my order

As to others being told they will have a car mid year when they only just ordered. It’s just not going to happen.
Feb/ March or April for first orders, then they have a 1000 cars on back order …or two years worth of what they averaged selling with the 370z
 
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Im curious has your sales rep told you how many protos are allocated in WA?
Honestly mate, I don't believe it was ever mentioned by Nissan anywhere. It's been a sore point for sometime now, especially following on from the reduction in infotainment screen size.

There was a lot of discussion had regarding exactly how "limited" the Proto is/was for the extra coin, and it's a hard position to argue against unfortunately 😒
Really they need to just state how many are being made, and a numbering system of some sort is the least you should get when buying a limited model.

Especially if you change the seats out later in the cars life (as many do) Then you are just left to spray painting the callipers

 

 
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