The problem with hanging around all of us at ZCG is that you get the urge to modify your car whenever you see something else cool in the shop. I’ve probably heard it a hundred times, “Yeah I think I’m just going to put a pop-charger on it for a few extra horsepower and then I’ll be happy.” This sentence is usually followed by a chuckle from everyone within an ear shot.
Inevitably it begins to snowball. “Hey Rob I bought some wheels (VOLK SF Challenge in gold), can you guys install them?” Followed by, “Wow the wheels look great but what can we do about the stance now?” (Tein FLEX coil-overs with Hotchkis swaybars) Everyone continues to chuckle because we know where this is heading… FORCED INDUCTION.
That is exactly how this build went, well in a little different order but you get the gist of it. This Rev-Up Equipped (2nd gen VQ35 engine with dual variable camshafts) G35 has come back to us one more time to receive the final phase of its build, maybe.
The owner of this beauty has chosen to do one HUGE final step, everyone gets a little impatient when they can see the end in sight. Here is the rundown on what we have just completed:
Jim Wolf Technologies Camshafts
Bassani cat-back exhaust system
ZCG Custom Oil Cooler
ZCG Custom Cold Air Intake
Defi Gauges and custom mounting for the controller
Tein EDFC (Electronic Damping Force Controller) with custom mounting, the car already has full Tein Flex coil-overs and Hotchkis sway bars
Sillen Series Two Front Bumper with splitter
and a Vortech Engineering Polished Supercharger kit
Even after all these years of installing Vortech supercharger kits we can still be caught off guard by the power they produce and the high quality of their product. The fit and finish of the product is top notch witch goes a long way in a highly involved build such as this one.
From the dyno graph here you can see the tremendous jump in both horsepower and torque thanks to the exhaust, camshafts, and supercharger upgrades. 417 horsepower at the wheels is nothing to joke about, in fact we ended up pulling a couple degrees of timing after the 417 run in the best interest of reliability. The car was delivered to the customer making just over 400 when all was said and done. High numbers are great, but making them last for years to come is better.
Oh one more thing, It made this power through the stock cats!!! So there is more power to be had if we switch to high-flow cats or test pipes, if he decides it is necessary.
You may have also noticed our new mounting locations for both the Tein EDFC controller and the DEFI gauge controller. This new install is super clean and has almost a factory feel to it. Pretty sweet. We also decided to change the mounting of our ZCG oil cooler on this build to maximize airflow from the new Stillen bumper and to improve the overall aesthetics of the front end, this too turned out really well.
Other than that there isn’t really much to report, that is if you think that tire shredding power isn’t news worthy. My prediction for this customer’s next upgrade is a new set of rear tires in a month. See you soon friend (chuckle).
More photos after the ‘read more’.