Last week we had a couple of R35s come through the shop. Well one is actually just coming back from William’s Autobody where is was getting repaired after a small accident. The other one actually belongs to a friend of William. I have a feeling that this car is on it’s way to becoming a nicely modded GT-R.
When it came in it already had the VOLK TE37 G2 wheels on it and it was coming to use to give it the stance that all GT-Rs deserve. This is going to be achieved by using a set of Swift Sport Springs. These springs are designed to keep the ride quality firm without being race car harsh, improved handling and looks are the goal here. By the look and feel of things they worked out perfectly.
This GT-R came into the shop back in January to get a lower stance by way of an Eibach Springs Pro-Kit. That post can be found HERE.
Last week it came back to us to receive it’s first engine related upgrade, a new HKS mid-pipe that removes the secondary cats from the system. This upgrade has been shown to pick up a few horsepower by way of less exhaust restriction but the best part about this change in my opinion is the few extra decibels that the VR38DETT makes now. Sometimes the ear dyno can be more rewarding than the butt dyno. A nice upgrade for a super-clean car. I’m not sure what else the owner has in mind for his GT-R but if we do the work you better believe it will be up here on ZCarBlog.
As a side note, the owner of this car recently got rid of his highly modified Mitsubishi Evo VIII in favor of a new Nissan 370z! Way to keep it in the family. I’ll try to see if I can get a few pictures of both cars. Happy Wednesday.
There are a couple more photos after the ‘read more.’
We are still progressing on our R35 GT-R harness bar and the second revision will be tested for the first time in another customer’s car at Laguna Seca on Thursday. This newest revision should make the installation of the harness bar itself even easier for owners at the track and we can’t wait to test it out. It should be installed by early afternoon today. As before, we are holding off on showing pictures of the bar until it is ready to be fully released. Hang in there friends.
Getting back to the ZCG GT-R… The car is still at SSP as it seems they have run into some issues when the car hit the 700wtq mark. I’m still waiting to hear more on the situation and I will update you when I find out.
We also received a set of COBB Tuning sway bars for our car when it comes back from SSP. They are high quality bars with two levels of adjustment for the front and three for the rear. These will be put on as soon as possible because we have a few track days planned for this car as well in the near future. It will be interesting to see how these change the handling characteristics of an already amazing car.
By now everyone knows that Z Car Garage just hosted an awesome event on the Follow The Nissan Z tour and we took the chance to try out a new wheel option. The obvious choice are the R35 GT-R wheels that we have off our shop GT-R. They fit perfectly which could make this the hot ticket when the 370z hits market. Check it out
This car was brought to our shop by our friends at GO370Z.com and Nissan Sport magazine. Check out their sites.