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Happy New Year!

Filed under: Events
by Alvin G @ 5:51 pm on December 31, 2013

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The crew at Z Car Garage would like to wish all of you a Happy New Year! We are stoked for 2014 and look forward to helping our customers Enjoy The Ride. Can you believe that ZCG will be 10 years old in the New Year? Here are a few pictures to recap an amazing and eventfull 2013, enjoy!

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Sportier Crossover: Dannie’s FX35

Filed under: Featured Cars and Projects,Performance
by Alvin G @ 11:52 am on December 22, 2013

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With 90k miles on the odometer Dannie P decided it was time to start modding his 2005 FX35. Infiniti’s sporty crossover luckily runs the familiar VQ35 as seen in the Z/G sportscars so similar bolt-on options are available. Dannie wasn’t impressed with the Kinetix intake plenum he had previously installed so we went back to the factory unit. Bassani makes a wonderful sounding dual-exhaust system for Z’s so modified one to fit on the FX–a ZCG first.

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Slightly larger tips look great in the factory exits:

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Big thanks to Christian at 034 Motorsport for letting us put the FX on their awd dyno for an UPREV tuning session. We started with a baseline of 177hp/191tq and finished with 209hp/205tq at the (4) wheels. Peak gains were +32hp/14tq!  Note the increased rev limit with power available all the way to 7krpm:

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To enjoy the extra power, suspension and braking upgrades are always smart . GTSPEC bracing reduces chassis flex and a Stoptech sport kit improves braking duties:

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The underbody bracing clears the Bassani exhaust:

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Enjoy The Ride Dannie!

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Reminder: ZCG Closed 12/21/13 to 1/1/14

Filed under: Events
by Alvin G @ 7:53 pm on December 19, 2013

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***Dear Customers and Friends we want to remind you that Z Car Garage will be closed from 12/21/13 through 1/1/14 and open for business on 1/2/14***

We want to say thanks to our customers, friends and the crew at ZCG for making 2013 a wonderful and productive year!





Russel’s G37 Sedan

Filed under: Featured Cars and Projects,Maintenance,Performance
by Alvin G @ 4:56 pm on December 18, 2013

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Russell came in for a 15k service, new tires and a few suspension upgrades.

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Stoptech brake pads and Hotchkis sway bars are simple, effective upgrades:

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The Hotchkis sway bars are noticeably larger and stiffer than OEM units:

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Russell can now enjoy driving his sedan in the twisty stuff!




Andre’s 370z

Filed under: 370z,Featured Cars and Projects,Performance
by Alvin G @ 3:07 am on December 17, 2013

 

Andre G wanted to make getting from point A to B a little more exciting so he came to us for an UPREV tune and shorter gears. The Nissan OEM 4.08:1 gearset really wakes up the 370Z’s acceleration off the line…one of the most effective mods you can do.

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Installing the new ring and pinion:

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The NISMO finned-aluminum diff cover helps keep things cool:

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With the UPREV tune Andre picked up +10hp/7tq for a total of 311hp/263tq to the wheels:

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We hear Andre has caught the drag racing bug. Quicker acceleration and more power should yield some faster times…see you at the races!

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