Archive | May, 2011

Follow the Leader

31 May

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White Knight

30 May

Just browsing through a magazine and found this amazing 911 for sale. Priced @ approximately $125k

Features

Carrera White
Recaro Nomex Bucket Seats
3.8 Litre Flat Six Engine Developing 315 bhp
Front & Rear Spoilers
6-Speed Close Ratio Gearbox
Limited Slip Differential
Vented Racing Brakes With ABS
Lightweight Glass
Air Jacks
Left Hand Drive
Factory Built Race Car
1100 Kgs
Roll Cage
18″ BBS Centre Lock Racing Wheels
Fire Extinguisher
Original Wagen Pass
Schroth Harnesses
Road Legal With Certificate Of Type Approval
Momo Quick Release Steering Wheel

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Brick House

30 May

Words don’t seem to be enough. I’d take mine without the graphics and in silver or white please!

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Walk Soft, Carry a Big Stick

29 May

Never in the history of the world has the powder blue and orange color scheme been so bad ass. The definition of understated

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Carbon Accessory Done Right

27 May

We stick to selling stuff we would use ourselves, on our own cars. As a result, our quality meter is set on high at all times. All too often we see parts by no name brands that you can tell had no care put into them. Particularly when it comes to carbon fiber dress up. I’m not talking about motorsport level parts. When it comes to true carbon race parts, aesthetics are secondary to function. They are designed for ultra light weight, and if that means it’s not all glossy and shiny, or has a perfect weave around a tough corner, then so be it. But when it comes to carbon accessory pieces – those dress up items that you don’t need, but you like the look of, aesthetics matter.

This isn’t a new part, or a revolutionary part, but it does showcase what a nice carbon dress up piece should look like. APR has been in the carbon fiber game for years. The stuff is made here in the US, and rather than offering hundreds and hundreds of part numbers, they stick to certain key items and make sure they are the best they can be.

The item comes well packaged, The weave is consistent throughout the piece. I’ve seen similar carbon cooling panels for the Z, and they often have crappy weaves right around the mounting holes. Or they are not clear coated, so they end up fading over time with the heat of the engine bay. Not so with APR’s.

Some might be content to spend 50% as much and get a similar piece on ebay. What you end up with is less than 50% of the value of the part. Remember, value and price are not the same thing. Something can be expensive, and have tremendous value, and something can be cheap, and have no value whatsoever. You spent a long time to afford the car you drive. You have limited resources to make it ‘yours’, and customize it to your style. Why resort to the lowest common denominator and install junk? When you take your time to separate those pieces worth having, vs. those parts that merely exist, you end up with a car that not only looks good the day of the install, but 12 months, 24 months, 36 months down the road.

And by the way – this cooling panel isn’t particularly pricey either – $120 + shipping

Energy Urethane Steering Rack Bushing 350Z/G35

27 May

Get rid of the slop in your steering rack with these direct replacement urethane bushings. Includes the mounting bushings and center bushing, these urethane versions will eliminate the tired, dried out factory rubber ones. The reward is much better steering feel and quicker overall response.

We’ll be doing a full install write up soon!

Carbon Synchro Kit for 2004-2006 STi

27 May

The GD series STi 6 speed transmission was a god-send vs the previous 5 speed. But, Subaru still left room for improvement. In mid 2006,they changed the synchro design to a carbon based one, which offers significantly increased strength vs the earlier versions. These deal with heat much better, making it a great upgrade for the road race guys.

We can offer a full package that changes all the 1-6 synchros to the updated type. Contact us at z1sales@z1auto.com for details.

Unintentional V.I.P. Status

27 May

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One race, one day, one season, one winner

27 May

Frank Ocean – Acura Integurl

27 May

Good sound and good taste in cars…

Fake Seats Suck

14 May

Stop faking the funk with your fake eBay seats and step into something legit.

OMP is one of the most respected manufacturers in Europe, for a variety of race and tuning items. From seats, to racing suits, steering wheels, and more, they have been featured in race series ranging from WRC, to FIA GT series, and everything in between. Their seats combine efficient, intelligent design, top quality materials, and they are surprisingly affordable as well.

The Design2 is a reclining design, and will easily accomodate up to a 38inch waiste. Priced at $1250 SHIPPED in the 48 states for the 2 seats, bases, and sliders! Available in all black, or black/blue center. No other colors are offered. To order just give us a shout at z1sales@z1auto.com

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Weds SA55M

14 May

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Weds SA60M

14 May

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Radiator Cooling Panel For 2007-2008 350Z!!!!

13 May


We’re the only ones who offer this! Don’t be fooled, the 2003-2006 cars use a totally different version and they won’t fit the later Z’s. We’re clearing out all remaining inventory on these and currently have matte black ($99 shipped in 48 states), or raw ($89 shipped in 48 states) finishes available.

To order, contact us at (631)863-3820, or via email at z1sales@z1auto.com

Amusing…crappy title, cool car

13 May

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