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Jimmy V: Keeper of the GNTLMN Z

Filed under: 370z,Featured Cars and Projects,Uncategorized
by Alvin G @ 12:56 am on August 29, 2016

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Jimmy V came to Z Car Garage with his 2012 Infiniti G37 Sedan, aptly named the “GNTLMN Z”. Jimmy and Rob discussed options for the best exhaust system, tuning and suspension. We got him dialed in with a Fast Intentions cat-back exhaust system using 18″ resonators and 2.5″ piping, Motordyne ART pipes, and Hotchkis sway bars:

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Stock vs Fast Intentions exhaust system:

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ART Pipes:

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Jimmy wanted to see dyno results before/after with no tuning at this time. With Stillen Gen3 intakes already installed we baselined at 301hp/250tq and 315hp/256tq to the wheels with the new exhaust components:

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You can watch a video of the dyno run (and see more pictures) of Jimmy’s G on his Instagram account linked below:

 

Here are the Hotchkis bars installed, front stock(Left):

 

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Rear:

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We also installed a new battery in his key fob and GNTLMN Z was off to Enjoy The Ride. Thanks for coming to ZCG Jimmy, and we like how your G has progressed!

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Steve S’ 2007 Infiniti G35 is for sale. This is a 500whp+ fully loaded sports coupe that has been built and maintained by ZCG. Interested? Check it out in our FOR SALE section:
2007 Vortech Superchaged Infiniti G35





Happy 510 Day!

Filed under: Events,Featured Cars and Projects,Uncategorized
by Alvin G @ 4:08 pm on May 11, 2015

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We hope everyone had a chance to enjoy 5/10 yesterday in their Datsuns! To celebrate the occasion we drove our Dimes up to Uvas Reservoir. Our good friend Anthony drove down from Oregon to drop off his Datsun 510 Wagon for tuning. You might remember this flared, Supra-powered beast from being featured in America’s Coolest Wagons in 2011:

 

The car has gone through some serious development including including a full 2JZ-GTE engine, rear-mounted radiator setup and massive fender flares–all fabricated by Anthony himself! We will have full details on the blog soon.

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Joining us was Rob in his SR20DET 510 and Lou with his new 2014 GTR Track pack. Kane, the ZCG shop dog Enjoyed the Ride too! Before heading out we stopped by the scales on De La Cruz to satisfy our curiosity. All three cars surprised us…
Anthony’s 2JZ Datsun 510 Wagon: 2888lbs

 

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Lou’s 2014 R35: 3880lbs

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Rob’s SR20DET Datsun 510: 2240lbs

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From the scales we cruised up to Uvas Reservoir.  Watching Anthony’s Dime in motion is impressive. The incredibly huge ToyoR888s (285s!) at all four corners look absolutely menacing from every angle:

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The weather was great and we had a blast on 510 day. Check the gallery for more pictures!

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Happy Holidays From Z Car Garage!

Filed under: Events,Uncategorized
by Alvin G @ 11:51 pm on December 15, 2014

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***Dear Customers and Friends we want to remind you that Z Car Garage will be closed from 12/24-26, 1/1/15 and 1/2/15***

We want to say thanks to our customers, friends and the crew at ZCG for making 2014 a wonderful and productive year!

 





Three For Thursday

Filed under: Featured Cars and Projects,Performance,Uncategorized
by Alvin G @ 9:03 am on December 4, 2014

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Three for Thursday! Here are 3 owners that visited Z Car Garage for upgrades so they could Enjoy The Ride. Thomas C was experiencing brake fade/overheating with the Akebono caliper setup on his G37 Sedan. We installed a Stoptech Sport Kit with our favorite SS309 pads:

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Slotted rotors also help shed heat, before/after shown below:

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We also UPREV tuned the G now making 291hp/247tq to the wheels:

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Rich M wanted firmer shifts from his automatic-equipped G37 Coupe. We installed a TransGo shift kit followed by UPREV tuning:

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TransGO kit:

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The dyno plot reveals the benefits of UPREV tuning and the TransGo kit. Firmer shifts are evident by the absence of the “loop” (blue curves) seen with OEM automatic-equipped Z/Gs.  Huge peak gains of 20hp/18tq to the wheels and increased area under the curve everywhere means this is power you can feel!

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Garth J brought his 2003 350z to us for Stoptech lines, 5/16″ plenum spacer and MREV2 lower intake, and new Bridgestone PP S-04 tires:

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With the intake mods and UPREV tuning Garth’s Z picked up 7hp/5tq to the wheels. More importantly are the mid-range and top-end gains:

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How can we help you enjoy your Z or G?




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