This G35 sports a built engine with a complete Vortech Supercharger kit and SI-trim upgrade. A full supporting cast of components were installed by ZCarGarage including:
Berk Hi-flow cats
Rob and the ZCG crew extracted significant power gains using the UPREV software and PMAS MAF. A solid 20rwhp and 18rwtq were gained bringing total output to 456rwhp and 364tq!!! Gotta love how the Vortech blower delivers a smooth ramp-up of power as rpm rise.
Jim’s G35 is a powerhouse but braking and traction were two items that needed attention.
We spent a lot of time making a decision about the look and size of the wheels. No offense to Jim but the chromed out Foose wheels were destined for a slammed Chevy Silverado! Take a look:
It is amazing how a wheel/tire combo can transform a car’s aesthetic. 19″ SSR Professor SP3 wheels look absolutely brilliant on the G and allowed us to install much needed larger tires. Icing on the cake was the Stoptech 14″ ST60 front brakes with ST22 13″ brakes in the rear:
Gary S. must have an affliction for Nissans that are fast, black, and modified. This 2006 G35 Coupe has just 13k miles on the clock and it has been tastefully modified to the tune of 500+rwhp. He is also the owner of the black BEHEMOTH RB28 240z, and brilliant S14 240sx (not black) that I will report on shortly. There has got to be another black, high hp Nissan somewhere in his garage Besides owning fast Nissans Gary is quite resourceful and creative. Notice those ZCarGarage-themed barstools in the shop office? See a bunch of hard to find JDM pieces on wall? Thanks Gary!
When we last heard about Gary’s G35 it was making 470whp/470tq on 91 octane with the APS TT kit. The built engine comes from Rebello Racing and uses JWT S2 cams, 650cc RC injectors, 3.5″ downpipes and a JWT flywheel with HD clutch.
We were having trouble holding the boost level steady so upgraded Forged Actuators(13.5psi) and an HKS EV6 Boost Controller were installed to keep it in check. UPREV tuning with a PMAS MAF showed that stable boost = BIG HP and TQ: 513hp/509tq to the wheels!
Here is a short video clip(more to come) from one of the tuning sessions:
When Gary isn’t driving his amazing S14 he swaps out for this big, black machine with massive Stoptech brakes gleaming through gunmetal spokes of the Volk GT-7 wheels. Gorgeous .
This is the year that Gary will finally drive the long awaited BEHEMOTH so keep following the blog!
With the GT-R on the new HREs we decided to try the fitment of the stock R35 wheels on the shop G35. The wheels look killer on the car but they do not fit up front in stock form. I needed to put some spacers on the front to clear the factory Brembos and to move it away from the king pin. As you can see in the suspension picture the curb saver on the tire still contacts after the spacers were added.
I am determined to get this to work because the wheels do look so amazing. They kind of remind me of a new school Panasport wheel. I have seen pictures of a 350Z with these wheels on so if anyone has any info on how they made the fitment work please let me know. All it may need is a tire change and a small spacer to gain the clearance needed. Please, please forward me pictures or info on this wheel change if you can find any. Thanks!! GT-Rs rule.
Filed under: Events
by Forbes @ 12:43 pm on October 6, 2008
There was a great turn out at the annual Monterey and Pebble Beach Z and Meet. Even though the weather was less than favorable the turnout was very high with 40 to 50 cars showing up for the drive. The meeting point was held at MY Nissan in Salinas, CA. Zs and Gs packed the parking lot with a few other cars mixed in including an NSX, S2000, Pontiac GTO, Mitsubishi EVO, and a 60′s Ford Mustang.
The drive wound it’s way through the hills of Salinas, Monterey, and Carmel and continued onto 17 Mile Drive with the first leg ending at Bird Rock right along the famed Pebble Beach golf course. From there the caravan conituned on to a buffet style lunch at Poppy Hill. If you live in the Northern California are this is the end of the driving year event that should not be missed. Without further delay here are a few pictures that I took of the drive. Hope to see you all next year!!