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Super Juke: GT-R Power For Nissan’s Crossover

Filed under: Performance
by Alvin G @ 12:37 pm on November 30, 2011

Just when you thought we were done with the Nissan Juke! Can you imagine how this beast will perform with literally 3x more power?





Interesting Comparo: Nissan Juke Vs Datsun 510

Filed under: Events
by Alvin G @ 1:13 am on November 29, 2011

The guys at Inside Line have been known to conduct some pretty wild car comparisons. This time they run the new Nissan Juke against a rally-prepped Datsun 510. Check out the full article HERE
Who will win? What is the conclusion? Watch below:





Gary’s 280z Restoration UPDATE: Drivetrain!

Filed under: Featured Cars and Projects,Performance
by Alvin G @ 12:13 am on November 18, 2011

ZcarBlog fans gather around! We have major developments in Gary R’s 280z restoration! Our first installment in this build chronicled the extensive body rehab, followed by chassis developments and now we can report that the drivetrain is ready along with many body trim pieces.

The engine is a Rebello built 3.1L using the factory fuel injection system. Below you can see how the unsightly stock intake manifold was transformed into a thing of beauty…

Another ZCarGarage modification is the modern 5-speed transmission conversion. The old 280z’s 4-speed is replaced by a late-model  Nissan 240SX 5-spd transmission. To top it all off the whole thing was powdercoated and a JWT aluminum flywheel and JWT HD clutch were installed. Note the beautiful ceramic coated exhaust header:
As we move past the engine and transmission it keeps getting better! The stock rear differential is replaced by a beefy R200 with 4.11 gears and a Quaife LSD unit, that’s one pretty pumpkin!

Sending power to those massive 255-width tires are Wolf Creek Racing CV axles. Why convert to CVs?  CV joints articulate better, reduce unpsrung mass, and transmit power better than stock u-joints:
The power window and door lock conversion is complete! Remember all of those zinc plated nuts/bolts/hardware? These pieces are finding their way back to the Z. The rear quarter windows with trim powdercoated black have been installed too:
 
The front/rear bumpers needed some love and now they are back on the car looking pretty:
The fuel system is also complete and the Z is at the interior shop. There are many more pictures in the gallery, stay tuned for more updates as Gary’s Z gets closer to completion!
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Swift Nismo: George’s 370z

Filed under: 370z,Featured Cars and Projects,Performance
by Alvin G @ 11:58 pm on November 15, 2011


George K. is the lucky owner of this Nismo Z34. The Z came in for upgraded rear brake pads and some lowering springs. The springs are made by SWIFT with slightly higher springs rates over OEM, while maintaining OEM-like quality. Out with the old, in with the new!
Front:

Rear:

The Z now sits a little more hunkered down, before(left) and after(right):

Check the gallery for more pictures
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This beautiful ’07 Grand Touring Z Roadster has been enthusiast owned and maintained by ZCarGarage. For more details/pictures please click HERE in the For Sale section.





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