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More Power!

Filed under: Featured Cars and Projects,Performance
by Alvin G @ 10:48 pm on January 31, 2012

If 91 Octane just doesn’t cut it…100 Octane will make you happy! Rob continued tuning Juan F’s G35 making even more power with 100 octane fuel: 462hp/380tq at the rear wheels!






Juan’s Vortech’d G35

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by Alvin G @ 12:56 am on January 29, 2012


Juan F. hails from South S.F. and met Rob back in July ’11. They discussed building a supercharger setup for his G35 coupe that would allow room to grow when more was desired.  The Vortech tuner kit provides a solid foundation with flexible power levels; Juan was impressed with the midrange gains from the SI wheel upgrade seen on previous ZCG Vortech builds and decided he wanted one for himself!

The V2 Vortech supercharger is fully polished with supporting mods including Stillen headers, 725cc injectors, GT MAF, upgraded fuel pump, JWT cams, JWT clutch/flywheel, ARK GRIP exhaust with Fast Intentions HFCs, and a ZCG oil cooler.

Suspension upgrades consist of  TEIN Flex coilovers with EDFC and F/R camber arms:



Juan supplied the trick, STI-ish gauge pod with DEFI instruments. It blends seamlessly in with the OEM information display. The glovebox also houses a custom gauge panel for the EDFC display, oil pressure and A/F meter:


Juan wanted the G to look very unassuming so we blacked out the FMIC and piping. Aside from the aftermarket wheels this G remains under the radar.
With Uprev tuning by Rob, this is the most powerful supercharged G35 to come out of ZCG. With the SI wheel on the V2 the car was detuned  to 431hp/363tq at the wheels!





Six in to Four: Z-car Powered 510 at LeMons Race!

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by Alvin G @ 12:42 am on January 28, 2012


The folks over at Car and Driver just featured this wicked 280zx powered Datsun 510 in their “LeMons Good/Bad Idea of the Week” article. Check out the story on “Team Dirty Sanchez”(yeah, I know, but it’s LeMons!) and more pics HERE. Thanks to zcarblog reader Clark G. for the heads up!





Stop The Copy: Z Car Fans Sign This Petition!

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by Alvin G @ 11:42 pm on January 25, 2012

Z32 enthusiasts and owners unite! We need you to sign a petition. Please take the time to read it. Why?
In short, a company called AMS from Canada has been buying products from small companies here and sending them to China for copying. They are robbing these companies of their hard work, designs, R&D costs, and hurting the community by selling cheap imitations. What can you do? Sign the petition. Boycott AMS parts and do not support their practices.

Sign the petition HERE





Wet and Wild: Thunderhill Track Day Pictures!

Filed under: Events,Featured Cars and Projects,Performance
by Alvin G @ 11:22 pm on January 23, 2012

We had a great time driving at Thunderhill Raceway yesterday with CityTech. Rob drove the ZCG 370z, Allen with his Vortech’d Z33, Ken in his ’11 WRX, Glynn in his sweet ’96 911 Carrera, Scott drove his newly acquired Z33 race car, and I had my Z33.


The weather was very wet with light to heavy rain and varying surface conditions. Some of you might be thinking that it is miserable to drive on a race track in the rain…not the case! It is just as exhilarating as a dry track day and it gives you the opportunity to really improve car control and explore limits of adhesion.

Everyone was having a fantastic time and there were close to 12 Nissans on track! You know you are hardcore when you run your DATSUN at a rainy track day…Dean and Dave S were mixing it up old-school style and…Datsuns are Driven!

 


We will definitely be running more track days with CityTech. Patrick puts on a great event with LOTS of track time and something you won’t find with other groups: free on track photos! Dito from gotbluemilk.com took some sensational shots of all the Nissans together, enjoy!





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