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Chris’ FX35

Filed under: Featured Cars and Projects,Performance
by Alvin G @ 6:05 pm on July 27, 2015

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Chris C makes his SF Bay Area commute behind the wheel of this pretty FX35. He wanted to firm up the handling to make that commute more enjoyable so we installed a full set of BC coil-overs and a Stillen front strut tower brace:

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Coil-over and top hat detail:

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Suspension F/R stock vs BC:

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The ride height looks great! Before/after below:

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A few more before/after shots:

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We also added a Stillen strut tower brace and performed full 90k maintenance services. We know your commute will be much livelier now Chris!

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Tetsuya has been with ZCG for many years and came back again this time for some exhaust headers and ART test pipes. You can see the TEIN suspension, VOLK wheels and Bassani exhaust modifications from previous visits in the following posts:
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To complete the exhaust upgrades we installed DC headers and Motordyne ART pipes. Stock parts below, left:

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Installed:

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To maximize the gains from the new exhaust we UPREV tuned with nice results:

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Starting with a baseline of 248hp/242tq, the headers, exhaust and tuning yielded 260hp/252tq to the wheels with strongs gains from 2000rpm to redline.  Enjoy The Ride, Tetsuya and thank you for your continued support!

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Ron’s Stillen Supercharged Nismo 370z

Filed under: 370z,Featured Cars and Projects,Performance
by Alvin G @ 9:03 pm on July 21, 2015

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Ron L came to Z Car Garage from a dealership referral and we installed a full Stillen supercharger kit on his 2013 Nismo 370z.

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Stillen’s kit offers VQ37 owners 400whp and full CARB compliance—it’s extremely popular with ZCG customers and we have performed numerous installs over the years. Here is Ron’s polished setup:

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The install went smoothly and we added a Stillen 25-row oil cooler and GT-R spark plugs:

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Yes, we miss that OEM Nismo red intake cover but the Stillen intake is equally pretty and still fits under the NISMO strut tower brace!

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On the dyno a CAN tune with ZCG touches nets a satisfying +132hp/70tq gain for a total of 436hp/323tq at the wheels:

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Icing on the cake is that next time Ron pulls beside a police officer he will be cool as a cucumber knowing his 500hp Nismo Z is 50-state emissions legal :) Enjoy The Boosted Ride, Ron!

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Stillen Intakes for the James’ Q60

Filed under: 370z,Featured Cars and Projects,Performance
by Alvin G @ 9:37 pm on July 20, 2015

 

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James L is from San Francisco and visited ZCG to get Stillen intakes and an UPREV tune. This is one of the first Q60′s we had our hands on:

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The Gen3 intake installation is straightforward:

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Before/after

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UPREV dyno tuning time! Baseline numbers for this 2013 Q60 were 295hp/253 to the wheels:

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The intakes add +6hp peak hp:

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UPREV tuning however optimizes both power/torque curves with gains throughout the rev range.Total power is now 308hp/256tq to the wheels:

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Corral Parking For Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion August 13-16

Filed under: Events
by Alvin G @ 10:31 pm on July 19, 2015

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If you are a fan of vintage racing come out to Laguna Seca August 13-16 for the Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion. ZCG is hosting a VIP Car Corral for your Nissan/Datsun/Infiniti. To park in the corral you MUST purchase the corral tickets through ZCG! It is only $10, allows you to park with other Datsun owners, and it’s literally footsteps away from the track and venue, unlike general parking. See you there!

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Pictures from last year’s event are HERE





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