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

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$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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Jan 22, 2020




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Donut Media
Donut Media 8 months ago
So what do you think? After all this, are you Team Hi or Team Low?
Dujonté Bryan
Dujonté Bryan 23 days ago
Why don't you guys ask Netflix to Sponsor and you make it into a movie bcz it's pretty freaking awesomee ‼️‼️‼️‼️
Francis 2 months ago
Do it on an e36/e46 m3
geezr_ gaming
geezr_ gaming 3 months ago
Team hi
Prime 5 months ago
Danny Morn
Danny Morn 5 months ago
Wrx Hi low
Eric Fedder
Eric Fedder 5 days ago
S550 mustangs!!! That’s perfect for high low! Do a v6 vs v8
Alex Lewis
Alex Lewis 6 days ago
Hi low Evo or Subie please! Would love to see a platform that’s already force inducted and can handle a power upgrade on stock internals.
Anthony De Alba
Anthony De Alba 6 days ago
Acurca 2005
alan pina
alan pina 7 days ago
what was the boost psi on both cars ???
Patrick Ausby
Patrick Ausby 9 days ago
I miss Albuquerque
A Fringe Wizard
A Fringe Wizard 17 days ago
Do chevy luv!!!!!
Eduardo Sánchez Núñez
I would like to see a 330i e46 or 335i e90.
Last Place Winner
Can you please do mustangs for the next season?! If you do I’m pretty sure I’d wet myself
Jim Zach
Jim Zach 22 days ago
I would love to see a Toyota Sprinter Trueno AE86 getting modded
Syed Nabil
Syed Nabil 23 days ago
Kevin Tu
Kevin Tu 24 days ago
An E60 M5 :)
gabriel the archangel
Make an e30 or e36 hi low
Neil Flack
Neil Flack 25 days ago
Please do an 80s muscle resto/restomod on hilow
fukes14 25 days ago
fiero is my vote
Dylan Sharpe
Dylan Sharpe 26 days ago
BMW 3 Series (any gen) or Golf MK7s would make a great series. This is my favourite series next to Wheelhouse, keep em coming!
Nept Tune
Nept Tune 26 days ago
Please do a VW Golf. Like a mk4 or mk5!
Jonathan Benavidez
Jonathan Benavidez 26 days ago
Foxbody mustang for the next hi-low
Daryl Quevada
Daryl Quevada 26 days ago
Hi Mid Low will be more conclusive.
sonia calderon
sonia calderon 26 days ago
Take a Toyota gt 86
Reynaldo Perez
Reynaldo Perez 26 days ago
2006 Honda Civic Si
Kristian Peeler
Kristian Peeler 26 days ago
Y’all should do a hi low with Jeep Wranglers
Hussain Acid
Hussain Acid 26 days ago
Motorcycle series of hi low, This was great content, we need more of hi low, more power baby🚀
Brian Singh
Brian Singh 27 days ago
We need a nissan GTR R33
Bian Brieto
Bian Brieto 27 days ago
It’s be so sick if they did this with datsun 280zxs
Kevin Tran
Kevin Tran 27 days ago
Seth P
Seth P 27 days ago
Do a Silvia
Ty Misfit
Ty Misfit 27 days ago
this is genuinely an amazing series netflix and hulu worthy, just doing this with different types of cars. from muscle to Euro to JDM to some weird ones think it's a great series.
Ceki 27 days ago
2:13 thats what she said
Simo_2.0 27 days ago
I want to see g35
Drop Mxzi
Drop Mxzi 28 days ago
Subaru wrx
thedbzr213 28 days ago
Hi Low with some BRZ/FRS/86’s!!!
Akshat Garg
Akshat Garg 28 days ago
I want chevrolet spark a pure hatch back
David Cook
David Cook 28 days ago
Do fox bodies mustang's, tons of aftermarket and there starting to rise in value so u could sell them at the end and get some money back for the next hi and low great videos thank you
Lite-Orbit 28 days ago
Do it on a Miata!!!😍
Zach Slagle
Zach Slagle 28 days ago
I'm a little disappointed that you didn't update the plastidip after you did it with the feedback and did it the right way.
Paahtis -_-
Paahtis -_- 28 days ago
Do next hi/low series car doesnt matter but all parts need to buy on ebay or amazon. Lika hi ebay parts vs low ebay part. Good/ bad?
MicrowaveDragon YT
MicrowaveDragon YT 28 days ago
do a miata please
omar shanshan
omar shanshan 28 days ago
do it on a honda civic 92 ex
Jessie Cruz
Jessie Cruz 29 days ago
Hi-low ford f-150
Renan Dasilva
Renan Dasilva 29 days ago
Mitsubishi Lancer GT 2011 or a Mitsubishi Lancer Evo x 2014 🙃
Kyle Windham
Kyle Windham Month ago
A Hi-Lo on a drift truck would be wild! Like a Mighty Mouse, s10, or Hardbody. Or even get creative with the old Datsun trucks. Oooh that'd be some car porn...
Jace Merrill
Jace Merrill Month ago
Build a truck
Mac Hudson
Mac Hudson Month ago
Maybe trucks🤷🏾‍♂️ but probably not😂
Sam Mdl
Sam Mdl Month ago
High & low Mazda RX7
pablokss366 Month ago
Civics hi low, or smth idk , but must be japaneese like Evos or Stis
Nuno Mateus
Nuno Mateus Month ago
honda vtec
jwalkhc Month ago
do the FRS BRZ 86
Ricky Green
Ricky Green Month ago
do a mustang. Would be dopppppppeeee!!!!!
Daon3nug Month ago
Early 2000's mustang would be sick for next season
Philip D'Angelo
Philip D'Angelo Month ago
MKIV GTIs Please!!
Wes Jones
Wes Jones Month ago
A 4x4 for sure next
Sloppy fingers
Sloppy fingers Month ago
I live 3 hours away from Albuquerque
Dillon Koch
Dillon Koch Month ago
Try hi low with honda prelude
Andrew Ernst
Andrew Ernst Month ago
do a hi low on mini trucks
Oliver Massey
Oliver Massey Month ago
supra hi low
Tyler C
Tyler C Month ago
please recreate this show with jz cars. there’s sooooo many different price ranges of big single kits and the feedback about them is relatively positive. I’d like to see some actual results.
Farouk Ahmed
Farouk Ahmed Month ago
bmw e30's please
Caleb Biniam
Caleb Biniam Month ago
Golf GTi, please!🙏🏽
Miguel Salviano
Miguel Salviano Month ago
Really great series! I think a fitting end would be how much they sell for (dont know if it should be publicized until after, for accuracy). Seriously great channel! Thanks
Alfredo Urquizo
Alfredo Urquizo Month ago
High low of the Honda civic ex would be cool
Connor B
Connor B Month ago
I wanna see a muscle car Hi team Low Team (Camaro, Challanger, Mustang)
Jose Luis Fernandez Sierra
2 stock v8 mustangs for some buffhorses
Kai Ashmore
Kai Ashmore Month ago
do brz for next season
scythe evolve
scythe evolve Month ago
Hmk 421
Hmk 421 Month ago
2002 Pontiac Bonneville sle
Sean Buzz
Sean Buzz Month ago
Their conclusion is exactly what u thought throughout this series
Dan Meyers
Dan Meyers Month ago
Hi/low wrx
Yetticuda Month ago
It would be fun to see a car a season type thing. Figure out the list of parts so season to season is a similar build. So maybe next car is a eg civic. Then season after is a 197 mustang. Then a mk4 Jetta. Etc etc. Cause yes this tells me an idea of what I might want to do to my car. But seeing other builds might show me that the mirrors on the z were a flook. And I should try c.f. mirrors out. Or whatever. Maybe the roll cage fits in a bunch of the older cars builds easier than the newer ones. Keep Hi Low going. Probably my favorite show one the channel.
Stashgaming Month ago
Nedra Paul
Nedra Paul Month ago
Dodge vipers
David Milla
David Milla Month ago
Great episode, awesome series. Love the 350/370Z. Hi-Lo year 1 set the bar high. Look forward to your next series
vahnn0 Month ago
Awesome show, fellas! I have to agree, I'd definitely go somewhere in between. I like a comfortable ride and better handling over power, so I probably wouldn't skimp on suspension, while I could get away with lower-mid range stuff for everything else. You guys should do an AWD car for the next season, like a Subaru or Audi. Supe up some Outbacks lol.
Anime Boi
Anime Boi Month ago
240 ls swaps hi and lo
gdeangelkick Month ago
Great series. I have a list of this stuff, in roughly the same order, that I want to do on my 15 y.o. BMW. From that perspective, the thing you don't factor in is that the cost on low car has to be compared to the cost of doing nothing... which is not zero. So much crap will break, and if you go in to get OEM work repairs done on suspension, turbos, etc. you will be paying as much as these low car mods. Or More. Because the cost of labor is a HUGE factor -- something not addressed in this series... except maybe the plasti-dip vs. wrap. I hope that the cost of the professional labor gets counted -- the bottom line is when you walk into a shop in most parts of the country and start talking about high-car type work, they fleece you. If you walk in and talk about low-car type work, they string you along, meaning they will have you doing things that are worthless and have to be undone later -- like the crappy green coil-overs that you guys replaced in season 2. They get away with this because it's very hard to find auto shops that can get by on custom work without focusing on high volume, low effort, bill-by-the-book cookie cutter work... apparently unless you live in SoCal.
YoSoyD PfknR
YoSoyD PfknR Month ago
Go to a drag race a see who does better in a 1/4 mile
Eric Olsen
Eric Olsen Month ago
awesome videos!
CallSign Spades Gaming
U guys should do a 2002 Mustang gt Sense you guys did a eastern car why not do an American muscle that's still decently price and available.
axle bash
axle bash Month ago
Hi low mx5 yay
Modify two supra’s in Hi Low season two
Javier Morales
Javier Morales Month ago
Get to Next season the S13!!!
Benjamin Nelson
Benjamin Nelson Month ago
fox body mustangs
Edgar Munoz
Edgar Munoz Month ago
Do a Ford Mustang hi low car
Ethan Jara
Ethan Jara Month ago
one word- MIATA
Greg Gougeon
Greg Gougeon Month ago
Hi lo mr2
Mihai Gherghinescu
Aaron Decena
Aaron Decena Month ago
Bruh, definitely need to see a "hi-lo" Prius episode that would be so fun!
cameron arko
cameron arko Month ago
-said no one ever
MaKe Station
MaKe Station Month ago
I'll challenge you guys, take 2 identical Honda CR-Z's.
MaKe Station
MaKe Station Month ago
@[Removed] does it even matter if anyone knows who I am? The most important thing is that we know who we are ourselves. Besides, what would life even be without a challenge?
Ballibumba Dragneel
Let's do a HiLow one brz and one gt86!!
Muhd Asraf
Muhd Asraf Month ago
Mitsubushi Evolution please
Linkkid Gaming
Linkkid Gaming Month ago
plz do miata
Thomas Wenzel
Thomas Wenzel Month ago
And you get this money how
Servio Castanon
Servio Castanon Month ago
Do drift trucks
Alan Sosa
Alan Sosa Month ago
Do a honda civic si
james861074 Month ago
Great series 👍. Can you do the same with a supper sports motorbike? It might be cheaper, definitely faster and if there’s a crash more views!
Ryan Liberty
Ryan Liberty Month ago
A CTS-V 1 !!!! Or anything with an LS !!!!
Mark Pascua
Mark Pascua Month ago
now build a mid car using a combination of both car builds :)
2kwat Month ago
a fiero would be dope on this show
Norman souza Tan
Time to do an awd turbo and a civic VTAK
Josh Month ago
C5 Corvette for next season!
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