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Putting In WORK: Kevin’s Z32 Slicktop

Filed under: Featured Cars and Projects,Performance
by Alvin G @ 11:55 pm on April 21, 2014

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Kevin M came to Z Car Garage with his gorgeous Cherry Red Pearl 300zx slicktop. We took care of several maintenance items including a new clutch/flywheel, JWT POP charger air filter, A/C sorting, new tach and finally eliminating an annoying hood rattle.
Here is the new filter:

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We installed a used flywheel with a new JWT Heavy Duty clutch:

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The Z also got some new shoes. Kevin has great taste and we applaud his wheel choice: 18″ WORK XD9s!!! The transformation is amazing:

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New Bridgstone tires with 275s in back fill the wheel wells nicely. We love the lip and spoke design on the WORKs.  A slight drop in ride height would be sweet…maybe Kevin will be visit us again for suspension :)

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Enjoy The Ride Kevin!

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For Sale: 1972 Datsun 240z

Filed under: Featured Cars and Projects,Performance
by Alvin G @ 11:29 pm on April 20, 2014

This S30 has been extensively modified by Z Car Garage with full suspension and a 235whp Rebello 3.0L drivetrain. For more details please visit our For Sale page HERE.





Troy’s Infiniti G35 Coupe

Filed under: Featured Cars and Projects,Performance
by Alvin G @ 12:51 am on April 18, 2014

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Troy M owns this beautiful airbagged G35 coupe with custom paint. He came to us for an UPREV tune and the gains for this automatic-equipped VQ were impressive:

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The dyno reveals  +17hp/15tq to the wheels but more importantly power and torque is up throughout the entire rev range!

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Drift Machine: Eric’s VQ-Powered Nissan 240sx

Filed under: Featured Cars and Projects,Performance
by Alvin G @ 3:55 pm on April 15, 2014

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Eric M came to Z Car Garage to sort out some running issues on his VQ35-swapped 240sx drift car. What’s that you say? A 350z engine in a 240sx?! This engine swap has actually been quite popular and offers a few advantages over the more common SR/RB/2JZ/LSx drivetrains.

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When Eric first came in his car was NA. Rob made a few quick fixes and UPREV tuned with considerable improvements. The VQ made 263hp/247tq at the wheels:

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Eric needed more power so he installed a Vortech supercharger and came back to us for tuning. With 395hp/344tq to the wheels keeping those rear tires spinning would be easy!

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Here is Eric in action at a recent drifting event. Turn up the volume and listen to that VQ scream!

 

Eric had an epic race weekend finishing 7th place out of 75 total drivers and only 16 qualifiers! He had no problem matching this 780hp 2JZ-powered Lexus…look how close they are!

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Great driving Eric, and thanks for letting us work on your drift machine!

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Alfredo’s Z33

Filed under: Featured Cars and Projects,Performance
by Alvin G @ 1:02 am on April 13, 2014

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Alfredo D is a new customer that met us on the ZONC Canepa Design fun run in 2013. After visiting Z Car Garage he wanted to improve the fun factor on his Z33 roadster with bolt-ons. We gave him the ZCG essentials: Bassani exhaust, JWT POP charger, Eibach springs and control arms.

We know the OEM exhaust system on a 350z is mellifluous…few can mistake that undeniable VQ-burble. Why not accentuate that sound and gain a few hp in the process? The Bassani cat-back exhaust system is one of the best no-compromise setups available!

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The JWT intake helps with breathing and gives a nice growl under throttle:

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Firming up the Z’s handling are Eibach springs and SPC adjustable control arms. Full alignment follows.

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Enjoy the new sound as you carve through the twisties Alfredo!

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