Alix V comes from Salinas, CA and we first met him in 2014. With 4,641 miles on the clock he brought his 2012 370z in to have us correct several items from a dealership that tried to install a GTM Twin-Turbo kit.
We installed a Z1 25-row oil cooler, resolved the turbo kit installation issues and got it running well. Over time the GTM exhaust manifold started to crack. With GTM going away we had to wait for the new company Gamma Motorsports to release a V2 of the manifold.
They changed the metallurgy with a new updated design as well and gave Alix a set for us to install. Although power levels stayed about the same (383whp/371tq), boost was no longer able to escape from an exhaust leak so we were able to make more area under the curve:
We also installed new Whiteline diff bushings:
Finally, the PLX Devices is a great product that is perfect for any owner with a forced induction setup on their 370z. We all know the clock is the clock. No need to keep time when driving your Zed, just need the vitals: coolant temp, air intake temp, and of course A/F ratio:
Enjoy The Boost, Alix!
We love to see our customer’s cars spotlighted in the media. Richard M’s 370z was recently featured in The Function Factory, check out the full article HERE. Also, keep an eye out for the latest The Smoking Tire episode where Matt Farah takes Richard’s 370z for a ride!
Happy Monday! Carlos H came to Z Car Garage for exhaust/intake upgrades on his 2016 Nismo 370z. He was a referral from Scott C
and we feel the best kind of business comes from making people happy! We installed long tube headers from Fast Intentions (FI)
From the headers back a complete FI cat-back system with 18″ resonators:
Stillen Gen 3 intakes:
With the intake and exhaust we saw nice gains of 12hp/16tq for a total of 310hp/260tq to the wheels:
UPREV tuning yielded another 13hp/6tq to the wheels:
Final numbers were 323hp/266tq to the wheels, a significant gain of 25hp/22tq from the 298hp/244tq baseline:
Long Live The Z!
Rasheed B has been testing his 2015 NISMO 370z at the track since the addition of a twin-turbo kit (full report soon) and sent us a few pics from Thunderhill Raceway. We’ve been battling high engine bay temps and the vented hood dramatically lowered them. A summer testing session is next.
Several Sacramento Z/GT-R guys also attended the track day and it is really awesome to see a bunch of cars we worked on (Eric T and Ruben G) with their owners enjoying them!
Thanks Rasheed, Z You At The Track!
More 370z reports on the way! Greg J is a new customer at ZCG and visited ZCG for Stillen Gen 3 intakes, Bassani exhaust and an UPREV tune on his Z34 Roadster.
Stock vs Bassani exhaust:
Stillen Gen 3 intakes:
The VQ responded well to the bolt-on mods with gains of 24hp/11tq to for a total of 307hp/248tq to the wheels:
Next up for Greg is suspension, wheels and brakes so stay tuned!