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Stop that Alpha: Dan’s R35 GT-R

Filed under: Featured Cars and Projects,Maintenance,Performance
by Alvin G @ 3:53 pm on March 13, 2017

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Dan J is the owner of this gorgeous 2015 GT-R finished in Regal Red paint with Ivory interior. In June ’15 he visited Z Car Garage for more power via the AMS Alpha 7 package making 577hp/562tq to the wheels.

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Dan has been enjoying the newfound power on the street and racetrack. Speaking of the racetrack, Rob was at Laguna Seca recently with a few other customers and spotted Dan who was also tracking his car. Rob noticed that the GT-R’s front tires were worn and he had braking trouble. Immediately following the track day Dan reached out to us and discussed upgrading the brakes and suspension to reign in all that new power.

 
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More Power: Carlos’ GT-R

Filed under: Featured Cars and Projects,Performance
by Alvin G @ 11:39 pm on October 13, 2016

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We last heard from Carlos when he picked up his 2015 Nissan GT-R and began modifying it to the tune of over 600whp on E85. He immediately put the R35 through its paces at the Wednesday Night Drags running a strong  1/4 mile of 10.7 @129mph. As anyone with an addiction to boost will tell you, one can never have enough power! So, Carlos came back to ZCG for more upgrades starting with new USM turbos from SIR, a SpecialtyZ speed density kit and 4-bar MAP sensor.

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New USM turbos compared to OEM. Stock manifolds are still utilized:

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On the dyno The GT-R put down 611hp/520tq on 91 octane and 703hp/621tq to the wheels on E85:

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Next, Carlos wanted to improve aesthetics while adding wider tires for traction. He chose the ADVAN Racing GT in 20×10 (F) and 20×12 (R) with a 335-width Pilot Super Sport tire:

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A KW coil-over sleeve kit allows use of factory Bilstein struts:

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We really dig the the new, aggressive look! Here are a few before/after shots:

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Will 700whp be enough for Carlos? Stay tuned!