Steve S. is our kind of enthusiast: extremely meticulous and passionate about his car and it shows. A litte over two years ago, he bought a low mileage Ivory Pearl G35 coupe, but something was missing: Power. Through his intense research on the G35 and the 350z forums, he came across ZCarGarage. To increase his power, his initial source of inspiration for going with the Vortech Supercharger was from a write up found on ZcarBlog entitled Little By Little: G35 Gets the Job Done.
Steve’s main reason for going with the Vortech Supercharger was after the test drive with Rob: Steve was on the edge of his seat and couldn’t let go of the door handle (who knows what he was thinking, but he sure did have a smile on his face afterwards). Here is how the car stands especially with the beautiful 20 inch D2forged wheels with ZcarGarage special touches.
So to feed that power urge, guess what he went with? Oooh yes, the VORTECH Supercharger. Steve’s ultimate goal was to keep everything simple, clean and somewhat unique.
Steve came across a nice find with PLX Kiwi Wifi. This device connects to your OBDII port and retrieves information from your car’s computer as well as from PLX sensor boxes and wirelessly transmits real time car vital information to his iPod touch. The iPod touch is located in the display compartment. Check out the clean install:
The V3 Vortech supercharger is fully polished with supporting mods including Tomei headers, Upgraded intercooler, ZCG Cold Air Intake, JWT cams, upgraded clutch/flywheel, Bassani exhaust with Berks HFCs and a ZCG oil cooler.
Boost/Serpentine Pulley Progression:
Note: SS Box and Vortech FMU with 3.12 serpentine pulley……..416hp and 336tq at the wheels on 91 Octane
Now the best for last. The changes made for this tuning process are listed below, but keep in mind this is still the “Stock Motor” on 100 octane fuel.
725cc injectors, Aeromotive 340lph fuel pump, GTM MAF, changed Cog Gear, and ARTs Test Pipes and 100 octane. The results are impressive!…501 whp / 399 tq SAE or 514 whp / 409 tq STD: We think Steve is happy