$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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Comments • 80

  • Donut Media
    Donut Media  2 months ago +2781

    So what do you think? After all this, are you Team Hi or Team Low?

  • Rezi Kobakhidze
    Rezi Kobakhidze 24 seconds ago

    bmw 328 e36

  • Bike Swank Gang
    Bike Swank Gang 2 hours ago


  • Stephen Caldwell
    Stephen Caldwell 2 hours ago

    I’d love to see some hi low off-roaders!

  • Blue_ Sk-y32
    Blue_ Sk-y32 3 hours ago

    You guys should do s hi low season on a 2008 or 7 Honda SI

  • Deadpan Red
    Deadpan Red 3 hours ago

    any 240sx

  • Viktor Nicht
    Viktor Nicht 4 hours ago

    Good god this show was so great! I'd love to see two Porsche 924s in season two

  • Cesar Gallardo Jr
    Cesar Gallardo Jr 5 hours ago

    James: i make $4,000,000 an episode on donut
    Also James: Hi car is to expensive

  • Menno Doddema
    Menno Doddema 6 hours ago


  • Christian London
    Christian London 6 hours ago

    RX RX RX
    or S2000
    or stang
    or mx5
    or g37/g35 (i know yall wont want more vq)

  • Lilo Marie
    Lilo Marie 7 hours ago

    A hi low sleeper car. 😁 something the masses wouldnt expect to handle like that.

  • Levin_Ninjutsu_Starliege

    I want to see these guys once again in HiLow season 2, this time, with matched Mazda Miata MX-5s!

  • Yotarian
    Yotarian 10 hours ago

    I'd love to see Hi/Low Impreza!! Or totally switch gears and shift to American muscle with a Mustang GT!

  • William Stlouis
    William Stlouis 10 hours ago

    You guys should either do mustangs or something f-body because you can mod an LS to all hell

  • luirocky
    luirocky 10 hours ago

    Hi low towing trucks!!!!

  • Kivágó Patrik
    Kivágó Patrik 10 hours ago

    In HiLow season 2 you shall make a rally car from a Volvo 240 or from a Lada 2107.

  • Charles Reiche
    Charles Reiche 11 hours ago

    Next Hi Low, Nolan gets to do the Hi car.

  • PTBiturbo
    PTBiturbo 12 hours ago

    Next series, you should secretly build a 3rd car, and reveal it only in the last episode. That 3rd car would be the "in the midle" theory you were talking about. Then compare it with the other two cars, and see if sensible choises gets you closer to Hi or Low, performance and money wise.

  • Rowan Ian Naidoo
    Rowan Ian Naidoo 15 hours ago

    I actually watched the other episodes a few times before watching this one... because... I didn't want it to end. Guys... awesome and thank you.
    In terms of what car to do next, try these on for size:
    - Subaru impreza
    - Volvo s40 t5/C30 t5
    - Ford Mustang
    Looking forward to the next season guys and to ....more pwr baby!

  • Christopher Guerra
    Christopher Guerra 15 hours ago

    It’ll be nice if you guys do a Taurus sho, Miata and a mustang gt

  • Power Wagon
    Power Wagon 15 hours ago

    Hi/low Ram 2500 6.7

  • adaness osman
    adaness osman 17 hours ago

    i would really like to see 2012 ford fiesta lx (which is really cheap) build for rally or rally cross

  • Robert Hopkins
    Robert Hopkins 20 hours ago

    I’m a little late to the party in the suggestions department but I have an idea. I live in Japan and could easily get you guys a pair of near stock RX-7 FD’s for under 40,000, plus they would be right hand drive. A rotary build would be an awesome watch.

  • jordan north
    jordan north 22 hours ago

    Cant tell you guys how much I enjoyed hi low. And I know this isnt what you guys do but maybe do 4 wheel drives next?

  • jeffrey mayfield
    jeffrey mayfield 23 hours ago

    Subaru wrx sti

  • the comeback king 47
    the comeback king 47 23 hours ago

    FC rx 7 next hi low car

  • AEtherDrake136
    AEtherDrake136 Day ago

    For HiLow season 2 you guys should do 4th gen Camaros or Firebirds as they're really great and cheap project cars with a lot of build options!

  • partyman 686
    partyman 686 Day ago

    @Donut Media i'd say middle as well also i have an idea for season 2 maybe not sports car sports car but maybe normal/budget buildable car my idea is as you guys said lets have low mid and hi and this time it can be a honda civic 1999 lx, honda civic 1991 eg6, and a honda civic 1999 ekg,or even the model thats a little less liked honda civic 2002 ep3. low mid and hi and you guys can even borrow my 1999 honda civic lx manual ive even got a b20 that you guys can put in if you want to borrow or buy?

  • Muhammad Firdaus

    Man..love to have those 350z..untouched though..🤣

  • Anon Guy
    Anon Guy Day ago

    Kinda wanna see some Honda civics

  • Jayden Hill
    Jayden Hill Day ago

    love hiLow favorite channel! Your next one should be a cheap drift build vs and expensive one! Show some love to my channel also :P

  • headless_viper x

    Subaru vs evo

  • Raw Rastafari
    Raw Rastafari Day ago

    Do a off road tacoma buid

  • Grant Sanders
    Grant Sanders Day ago

    986 boxsters

  • Drew Young
    Drew Young Day ago

    I would love to see eclipses

  • Jalil Ghalmi
    Jalil Ghalmi Day ago

    BMW E46 330ci ZHP's or BMW E36 328i

  • dante cole
    dante cole Day ago

    2004 BMW 325i

  • Owen Kreider
    Owen Kreider Day ago +1

    Next on high low do an old American muscle car

  • Wibby 710
    Wibby 710 Day ago

    Need to see a hi low with an old Sti

  • Nick Rajpaul
    Nick Rajpaul Day ago +1

    Bk1 genesis coupes for next hi/low

  • Joshua Colyer
    Joshua Colyer Day ago

    Do a Honda Civic hatchback

  • beebpopbippitybob k

    I’d love to see a hi low on a v8 muscle car! This series was awesome

  • Timothy Hubbard
    Timothy Hubbard Day ago

    I need that Nissan hat :/

  • Kingly Ryu Gaming

    Me:firebird trans am ws6 supercharged into a drift machine

  • Παναγιώτης Λινάρδος

    civic ep3 or ek

  • Emmanuel Munoz
    Emmanuel Munoz Day ago +1


  • Thomas LeConche
    Thomas LeConche Day ago

    Wrx & sti or sti & evo

  • Dawson Newman
    Dawson Newman Day ago

    Do 10th Gen Civic Type Rs next!!!! I know they're Nolan's favorite

  • Gerald Quek
    Gerald Quek 2 days ago

    U guys should do a Miata since the car and parts are cheap as well!

  • Chem
    Chem 2 days ago

    Do Porsche 944 Builds

  • Curtis Martin
    Curtis Martin 2 days ago

    Y’all should try doing hit to low on Tacoma’s

    THOMSON RICHARDS 2 days ago

    Do it on a skoda Octavia

  • Matt Ferrante
    Matt Ferrante 2 days ago

    Do two old s197s

  • Josh Adams
    Josh Adams 2 days ago

    season 2 bug eye wrx's

  • Armen Dhillon
    Armen Dhillon 2 days ago

    Mustang GT's up next

  • Andrew Hershel
    Andrew Hershel 2 days ago

    why did the price of low car price go up when the diff said "free"

  • Jarek4226
    Jarek4226 2 days ago

    Do hi low fox body please!!!

  • Joshua Gee
    Joshua Gee 2 days ago

    Do a high low on some bikes! I suggest honda cb or some dirtbikes

  • Jackson Swenson
    Jackson Swenson 2 days ago

    Foxbody next

  • Logan Black
    Logan Black 2 days ago

    Honda Prelude
    Mitsubishi Eclipse

  • Angel
    Angel 2 days ago +1

    Toyota Mr2

  • Redmenace96
    Redmenace96 2 days ago

    Do a hi/lo with a cap. Like we all have a budget, but what to spend it on. One guy gets Wilwood Brakes and driving school. (smart) Other guy goes to eBay and gets suspension and roll cage. Try to identify the most bang for buck. Also pick something that lo ballers actually race, like stangs or camaros or Hondas....idk. Stick with road course. I hate when builders put all their money into drag race mods. It is boring to go in a straight line for8 seconds.

  • Master Minion
    Master Minion 2 days ago

    Do it with Hyundai Genesis coupe (2013) that’s the car I’m going to buy

  • max cam
    max cam 2 days ago

    Subaru rally cars bring that legacy gt!!

  • Devon Dabrowski
    Devon Dabrowski 2 days ago

    04 wrx sti’s

  • Keenan Barnes
    Keenan Barnes 2 days ago

    Do a BMW z4

  • Harrison Neill
    Harrison Neill 2 days ago


  • Enrique Bravo Jr
    Enrique Bravo Jr 2 days ago

    Team Middle!! Do an S2000 for season two or go offroad Jeep of Truck!!!

  • Max Lindström
    Max Lindström 2 days ago

    bmw e39 540 for season 2 or e46

  • Jonathan Gonzalez
    Jonathan Gonzalez 2 days ago

    Do the next season of Hi/Low on a Nissan GRT

  • 44codyl
    44codyl 2 days ago

    GTI for the next season

  • Bobby Taylor
    Bobby Taylor 2 days ago

    Mk4 GTI or R32!

  • Felix Bormeier
    Felix Bormeier 2 days ago +1

    New cars: Jeep Cherokees

  • Carzom06
    Carzom06 2 days ago

    I recommend yall do a Crown Victoria that would be amazing to me at least.

  • Edgar Hernandez
    Edgar Hernandez 2 days ago

    4/5th Gen Camaro for season 2 please !

  • Ahtsah McDaniel
    Ahtsah McDaniel 2 days ago

    Bmw 335i

  • William Djunaedi
    William Djunaedi 3 days ago

    BMW E30, E36, or E46 next!

  • KingaHockey Pro
    KingaHockey Pro 3 days ago

    Toyota Supra?

  • Bilal Bro
    Bilal Bro 3 days ago

    is300 man rwd with 2jz !!!!

  • Marino Pascual
    Marino Pascual 3 days ago

    You should do 2nd gen cummins next