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Dennis’ Infiniti G37

Filed under: 370z,Featured Cars and Projects,Performance
by Alvin G @ 6:05 am on October 16, 2017

 

Dennis K comes from the East coast and moved to Bay Area for work. Once here he wanted to find a specialty shop to help him with his G37. He already had coil-overs and larger wheels/tires but no camber adjustment. His first visit to ZCG in October ’16 included installation of SPC F/R cambers arms and new Bridgestone S-04s tires.

 

Following a full alignment we also raised his coil-overs slightly to cope with the wonderfully smooth roads we have here in the Bay Area. Finally we added our favorite sway bars from Hotchkis, and performed some cleanup work.  As always, the performance and modifying bug kicked in. Dennis came back to us in March of this year after he had waited for his Fast Intentions cat-back exhaust to arrive:

 

A Stoptech Sport-kit rounded out the chassis upgrades. After the cat-back was installed, we change the oil, and installed several parts that Dennis had purchased online including a strut bar, grille and CF diffuser:

 

 

Stock vs new grille:

 

Stock vs CF diffuser:

 

Thank you for letting us work on your G, Dennis!




Allan’s FX35

Filed under: Featured Cars and Projects,Performance
by Alvin G @ 1:08 am on October 11, 2017


Allan came to ZCG because he was getting a Check Engine light resulting in smog issues. We found that his catalytic converters were well passed their lifespan and decided to get a set of low-mileage cats for testing. While the FX was in the shop we installed some Fast Intentions high-flow cats:

 
 

The engine was treated to a Stillen intake, and UPREV tuning. Since this car is awd, Rob UPREV streetuned it.

 

Allan is super stoked and enjoying the FX. He’s also been coming in for regular services and we love keeping folks on the road!

 





 

Matt M is another member of the Inconceivable Racing group and visited ZCG to supercharge his 370z Convertible. Here are a few pictures of the Stillen kit installation:

 

Matt came back to have us install some ART pipes and a Fast Intentions catback exhaust system:

 

ART pipes in place:

 

OEM vs FI exhaust system:

 
 

Being base model Z, Matt wanted to put slightly wider wheels on and sticky RE-71R tires for track days:

 

We love the PLX Devices gauge that neatly replaces the clock with a multi-function display to monitor vitals:

 
 

Finally, also installed new end links for his sway bars:

 

On the dyno we retuned with ECUTEK to maximize gains from the bolt-ons. Final numbers are 402hp/354tq to the wheels, peak gains of 32hp/24tq. After 4000rpm gains of almost +50hp/tq are seen:

Enjoy The Boost, Matt!




Carlos’ Nismo 370z

Filed under: 370z,Featured Cars and Projects,Performance
by Alvin G @ 1:09 am on February 6, 2017


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!




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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