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Bob’s Infiniti G37X Coupe

Filed under: 370z,Featured Cars and Projects,Performance
by Alvin G @ 11:42 am on March 8, 2017


Bob C came from Sacramento with his 2013 awd G37 coupe. He had performed several modifications himself like Stoptech big brakes and now he was ready for power upgrades.


We installed Stillen Gen 3 intakes for Bob and he was a bit nervous because this job requires a little surgery around the radiator support to fit. After the intakes were in we called up Bob and he hung out with us for the day so we could show him how to avoid hacking up the radiator support and make it look awesome.
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Miguel’s Stillen Supercharged 370z

Filed under: 370z,Featured Cars and Projects,Performance
by Alvin G @ 1:23 am on February 7, 2017


Miguel A had been saving up for a Stillen supercharger on his 2009 370z. At the end of last year he made an appointment with us and we ordered the S/C kit in satin:

 

As with many of our Stillen S/C installations Miguel also received a Stillen oil cooler, GTR plugs and an oil change/new filter:

 

 
 

We also resolved a few items that Miguel mentioned including some clicking coming from the rear end and a fan control module issue.

On the dyno with the supplied CAN tune we saw a peak of 393hp/290tq to the wheels. With Rob’s tuning final numbers were 413hp/300tq, a gain of 109hp/48tq over baseline:

 

 

Miguel’s Z34 had 82k miles before adding the Stillen supercharger.  There’s nothing better than owning a car for awhile then doing some improvements to keep you involved, happy and excited.

Long Live The Boost!

 

 




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!




Mike’s Vortech Supercharged 350z

Filed under: Featured Cars and Projects,Maintenance,Performance
by Alvin G @ 2:05 am on January 11, 2017

 

Mike W has been a Z Car Garage customer for many years and he decided it was time to go forced induction on his 350z with a Vortech supercharger kit. It is very important at ZCG to offer packages that are proven and a customer can count on us to do the homework for them. All they need to to is enjoy the ride…

 

We installed a V3 supercharger kit with JWT S1 cams, Bosch EV14 1000cc injectors, Aeromotive 340 fuel pump, DC Sports headers, ART pipes, and Stillen oil cooler:

 

 

We also added a few ZCG refinements including our cold air intake kit,  silencer bypass (quiets the race gate from Vortech), and a ZCG heat shield to protect fuel lines from header heat.

 

On the dyno we UPREV tuned using a GT MAF and saw gains of 169hp/98tq for a total of 419hp/341tq to the wheels:

 

Even though Mike’s Z is a 2003 it only has 30,000 miles!  While the car was at the shop we performed 30k services including replacement of all fluids, drive belts and going over the entire suspension and brakes. We also performed a fender roll:

  
 

DEFI gauges were installed in the dash:

 
 

Mike wanted us to take care of a few things that were bothering him like a failed passenger side window motor. This is common in Z/G35s and we have fixed it many times. Thanks for letting us work on your Daytona Blue Z33 Mike. Volk SF Challenges are sweet.  Enjoy The Boost!

 

 

 




Greg’s 370z Roadster

Filed under: 370z,Featured Cars and Projects,Performance
by Alvin G @ 1:24 am on January 4, 2017

 

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!




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