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Laguna Seca Track Day: $150 Super Bowl Special!

Filed under: Events
by Alvin G @ 1:38 pm on January 31, 2013

***Attention All Track-Day Fans***


CityTech is hosting another great track day on February 3 at world famous Laguna Seca! Check out their last minute Super Bowl Sunday Deal of only $150!!!

See below for quick facts and find registration info on their site HERE.

Want to caravan down to the race track with some Z Car Garage enthusiasts? Meet us at the shop Sunday morning at 6:30am. 6:45am departure!





Smoother and Faster: Eric’s G35

Filed under: Featured Cars and Projects,Performance
by Alvin G @ 10:46 pm on January 30, 2013

Eric M is a new customer at Z Car Garage and hails from the East Bay. He was also a Datsun Roadster owner at one point so that makes him extra cool in our book. With 100k miles on the clock of his G35 coupe he felt that the ride was getting very rough, especially over irregular surfaces.  Eric wanted to refresh the suspension without lowering the car…we happily obliged and added a few more peformance mods to the mix…

To strike a balance between ride control and stock height we installed Koni shocks with new OEM springs and Hotchkis sway bars f/r:

Sway bars:
A Bassani exhaust system is the perfect companion to the VQ’s melodious exhaust note…and it makes noticeable power gains. Below is the stock vs true-dual exhaust system:


Onto the engine….a JWT Pop charger, Z-tube and Motordyne plenum spacer complete the breathing improvements. New spark plugs were also installed:

 

Finally, we installed a JWT heavy duty clutch and flywheel and bled the brakes with ST600 fluid.

Rob UPREV tuned the G for final output of 266hp/246tq to the wheels. Great improvements in power and ride quality for this 100k mile Infiniti!





More Ponies: Michael’s Vortech Mustang GT

Filed under: Featured Cars and Projects,Performance
by Alvin G @ 9:41 am on January 26, 2013


At Z Car Garage we welcome more than just Nissans. If it’s fast or we can make it faster, bring it on! We supercharged Michael L’s Ford Mustang GT almost two years ago using Vortech’s matte black blower kit:


Forced induction is like a drug though and Michael recently came back to ZCG for a few more mods including a cold-air intake and upgraded fuel pump to support more power:

Here is the Vortech fuel pump:


With Rob’s tuning the ‘Stang now makes 564hp and 492tq at the wheels!





GreenZ Gets a New Look

Filed under: Featured Cars and Projects,Performance
by Alvin G @ 7:18 pm on January 25, 2013

The GreenZ is still eating up tarmac at road courses throughout California with pilot Scott S behind the wheel. Check out the Z’s new look, all part of Scott’s competition in the SPEC Z racing series. The black NISMO front/rear bodywork really adds to the already menacing presence of GreenZ.

Here are a few pictures from a recent track day at Laguna Seca with video on the way, enjoy!





2003 Nissan 350z Track For Sale

Filed under: Featured Cars and Projects
by Alvin G @ 11:24 pm on January 23, 2013


Low mileage, enthusiast owned Z33 Track model for sale. Check out more details on our FOR SALE page.





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