Archive | December, 2009

Shouri!!

17 Dec

Congratulations to 5Zigen for winning dual races at Twin Ring Motegi, in Super Taikyu ST3 class. Congratulations – NA Powa!!!

From Hell Part IV: The Resurrection

16 Dec

The hood is now wetsanded, and the main polishing is done. Still needs a bit more polishing, and we need to adjust the hoods stops a bit, but I am very very happy with how it finally turned out! Major props to Billy on this, he did an awesome job, and spent a ridiculous amount of time getting it right

Ings officially releases their 370Z/Z34 N-Spec Kit…

15 Dec

I peeped this this morning as I was checking out their website.

I’ve got to be honest, the only part that I’m really loving is the Z-Power Wing.

Currently the only parts they have available for the 370 are as follows:

  • Front Lip Spoiler – Available in Carbon or FRP
  • Z-Power Wing
  • LX Sport Exhaust System
  • LX Sport Center Pipe
  • Ings Karo Floormats

For those of you wondering what else this demo car is fitted with here are the details:

  • WHEEL: RAYS VOLKRACING VR.G2
  • TIRE: BRIDGESTONE POTENZA RE050
  • SUSPENSION: ZEAL FUNCTION
  • BRAKE SYSTEM: ENDLESS RACING MONO 6(FRONT)、ENDLESS(REAR)
  • EXHAUST: ings LX SPORT EXHAUST SYSTEM + ings LX SPORT CENTER PIPE
  • SEAT: BRIDE EUROⅡ(LEFT & RIGHT)
  • INTERIOR: ings KARO LAPIS GRAY/BLACK

All of these items are currently available so if you are interested in anything, give us a shout.

More 380RS-C Porn

14 Dec

Last stuff for the day to drool over

Ruf Ruf Ruf

13 Dec

A decent example of a very rare car – and one that really got RUF GmbH serious worldwide attention – the original CTR.

This is an ’89, 964 chassis, and #7 made (of I believe 29 total). Exterior looks really nice, interior is a bit tattered, but could be cleaned to near perfect pretty easily. Not a fan of the brown color. For some reason, it seems many 964 buyers bought tan interiors. I almost never see the all black ones.

RUF cars are unique in that they are actually considered a builder, not merely a tuner. Take a look at the build tag with the VIN # and you’ll see what I mean.

Many Porsche-philes might remember that article from Road and Track about the “Yellowbird” – this is the same car, just in white.

CTR’s were based off the 3.2 Carrera engine, which was bored to deliver 3.4 liters of displacement. This gave the car much better torque and area under the curve vs Porsche’s 3.0 factory turbo engine. It was mated to the now well known G50 5 speed transmission (older 911/930 turbo’s were 4 speeds) which RUF had built to their specs. The car also went on a major dose of Slim Fast, with RUF remolding all the factory body pieces in aluminum. These things were absolute animals. 2550 lbs, 469 hp, 441 ft/lbs of torque = hold on and grab the oh shit handles.

Ever wonder why guys of our generation are seemingly mesmerized by stats around the Nurburgring – it’s because of the CTR.

In recent years, Porsche has made their turbo much more of a gentlemans GT than the wild beast it once was. The air cooled versions were often referred to as widow-makers. Modern Turbo’s are still blazingly fast, but it’s much more refined – some would say to a fault.

Falken 380RS-C

13 Dec

Been studying more 380RS-C stuff this weekend, so here is another cool one!

M&M Motorsport 380RS-C

12 Dec

M&M campaigns this 380RS in the Super Taikyu series – I wish I could find more engine bay pics, but so far, this is all I could come up with.

INGS @ NISMO Festival 2009

12 Dec

Just a few pics forwarded to us from INGS as they attended the NISMO Festival at Fuji Speedway

Advan Black Center Caps

11 Dec

After alot of demand, Advan finally released a black cap for their wheels! These come in high and low types and are offered for 5-114/5-120 and 5-100/5-112 wheels. We have a few sets of the low type now in stock and ready to go! These are a metal cap, with the Advan logo engraved in white – really clean!

To order yours, Click here to order Advan Black Center Caps!

SSR SP3 – New!!!

10 Dec

Brand new from SSR, and undoubtedly making the blog rounds

Looks awesome!!

I Heart NSX’s

9 Dec

Jonathan has always thought I should have an NSX – since he’s firmly in the Honda camp for the last few years, I am going to start working on him to get one 🙂 Here in NY, you hardly see any of them, and on the rare opportunity that you do, they are almost always stock. Neat cars for sure, and they still look great nearly 20 years on

Here are some immaculate examples from GT One

Their Ti exhausts are bad ass!

From Hell Part III: In Color

8 Dec

Finally had a break from the nasty rain here and we were able to get the hood sprayed. After a few tries previously, I think this time we got it. This thing kicked our ass for sure, and shaving the large side vents was way more time consuming than I ever could have imagined. For now, just going to give it a few more days in the heat to fully cure, before we wet sand and polish. Also need to spray the mesh black. The car needs a detail anyway, so I’ll probably just wheel it all out soon, and get this thing installed!

Tomei Titanium Catback + Test Pipe Evo X!!

2 Dec

Brand new from Tomei Japan comes their titanium competition exhaust for the Evo X. The main priorities were for overall engine performance gains as opposed to just maximum peak power. The tubes size and length was carefully selected to suit each engine characteristics and to suit the cars chassis as well for maximum torque, response, and exhaust flow efficiency through the layout. It is difficult to increase the power on the EVO X with the muffler alone but this design has optimized in all ar as. The use of Titanium material with the single piping layout also helped reduced the overall weight of 15.65kg! This amazing weight reduction helps with the cars performance and handling whilst maintaining strength that Titanium.

Features:

1. Muffler Section – φ115 t=1mm design with straight cut finish racing for a fantastic look. Laser etched logo and beautiful heat gradation gives the EXPREME Ti a good visual appeal.

2. Muffler Mounting Band – Made from stainless steel the band this band is designed as a support band instead of having is welded to the actual muffler. This keeps both separated and greatly reduces stress from vibration that would usually be present if the support was welded directly to the muffler. The band is also fitted with a special high heatproof spacer rubber for increased stress reduction from vibrations.

3. Mounting Clamps – Rather than the conventional worm type clamps, Tomei uses T bolt clamps as it provides double the clamping force even under harsh conditions. This band is best suited for extreme conditions from high heat stress and vibrations this will firmly keep the pipes air tightly sealed together.

4. Resonator Casing – All of the Φ152 t = 1mm Titanium design achieves the optimum exhaust efficiency and straight design, finished off with a mirror finish plate with the embossed logo and heat gradation color for that lasting impression.

5. Resonator Internals – The all Titanium made inner mesh tube is t=1mm φ3 P=5mm with an open slot ratio of 32.6%. With maximum weight reduction and exhaust flow being the key points you can expect the best flow rate with an addictive racing sound from this exhaust without any compromise. Unlike the usual conventional short fiberglass threads, the use of the long fiberglass thread wool was chosen for its excellent sound absorbing and excellent durability to cope with high pressure and high temperatures.

6. Spring Mounted Joints – The hook anchor points allows the springs to firmly hold the pipes together which is sufficient as it is alone but the use of the clamp bands adds that extra guarantee for a secure fitment for a reliable joint. Just like you find on very high end racing headers

7. Mid Pipe – The main purpose for this product is for pure competition performance exhaust efficiency so the racing layout design was made with bare minimum bends as possible over the entire Φ80mm t=1mm Titanium piping and the 3 piece for ease of installation and weight reduction.

8. Mid Pipe Flange – The flange was made from a 6.0mm plate for strength design purposes to minimize distortions and cracks from aging to guarantee strength. This keeps the light weight design yet maintains strength equal to the factory stock design and guarantees the sealing characteristics that is required.

Optional Titanium test pipe sold separately!

Contact us for availability

To order yours, click here!!

Tein S-Tech Springs for 370Z

1 Dec

Tein has just announced the specs on their S Tech springs for the 370Z, and we’ll have these in stock soon!

Just click here to reserve yours!

Lowers the Z34 .75 inch front and rear, with linear spring rates of 480 lbs (8.4kg/mm) front, 580 lbs rear (9.4 kg/mm)