Archive | November, 2011

Z1 on the Top Gear Test Track?

28 Nov

Well, kinda…read on.

If you’re reading this, chances are you own or have owned several modded cars over the years. I’ll go out on a limb and guess that most of us enjoy our cars in daily driving and rarely (if ever) see a race track.

Thankfully, Forza 4 for the xbox 360 is packed with a large variety of detailed cars, mods and a lifelike physics engine so you can enjoy some of your present/past machines on the worlds most famous tracks.

I was able to build our old, sadly missed FC RX-7 and it’s accurate down to the rare Mazdaspeed front spoiler. With identical mods, the total power and power-curve are shockingly accurate.

Even more impressive, the game even realizes that one cannot perform traditional “headwork” on a Mazda Rotary engine.  Rather, the game allows you to select various levels of intake/exhaust “porting” options just like a real Rotary engine builder would perform.  Our setup was simple; street intake and exhaust mods, a street port, an upgraded fuel pump and ECU, and a large front mount intercooler for the stock turbo. The results are around 300 horsepower and 275 lb feet of torque; plenty to push around a relatively feathery 2600 pound car.  I even added an adjustable final drive set to 4.30 to simulate the coveted 1989 RX-7 GTUs unit in our old car.

Finally, I did some research and found the actual spring rates from our coilovers and the anti-roll bar sizes, rim diameter and tire sizes to match the game setup to that of our real-life car.

With our virtual car completed, it’s truly a blast to take a spin around the famed Top Gear test track, or try to tackle the corkscrew at Laguna Seca.

Share your FM4 builds with us!

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Spotted

25 Nov

Apologies for the crappy pics I just happened to notice it out of the corner of my eye. First one I’ve seen on the road. Admiration ensues

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Hella Lights

24 Nov


We’re now offering the full range of Hella lights. From replacement bulbs, to ther famed light kits, we’re here to help with all your Hella needs

Check this Ur-Quattro out sporting a series of Hella 5000’s, and a night time shot of the Hella 3000’s on a dark snow covered road. With winter right around the corner, these are an awesome way to stay safe, change up the appearance of your car, and get out there and have some fun in the mud and snow!

Email z1sales@z1auto.com with your requirements

Thanskgiving Special Deals!!!

23 Nov

Time to give thanks…for good customers, great cars, and awesome deals!!!

Prices are valid Wednesday 11/23/2011 at 9AM through Sunday 11/27/2011 at midnight

!!!!!SUBARU DEALS!!!!!

Z1’s Timing Belt Kits!!! An awesome deal gets injected with more awesome-dom.

Our kit contains EVERYTHING you’ll need!!!! Don’t get caught short
Timing Belt
Tensioner
All New Idlers
New Water Pump w/gasket
New Thermostat
New Thermostat Gasket
New Drive Belts for A/C, Alternator and Power Steering

PRICING

$394 SHIPPED in all 50 states for the SOHC 2.2 Liter (Impreza L, Legacy L, etc)

$394 SHIPPED in all 50 states for 1998 2.5 RS/EJ25 (DOHC)

$325 SHIPPED in all 50 states for the ’99 – ’01 2.5 liter SOHC Impreza and Legacy engines (non turbo).

$390 SHIPPED in all 50 states for 2002-2007 2.5 liter Impreza/Legacy non turbo

$390 SHIPPED in all 50 states for 2002-2004 WRX (EJ20 Turbo)

$434 SHIPPED in all 50 states for 2005-2007 WRX

$394 SHIPPED in all 50 states for 2004-2011 STi

To order, just give us a call! To Canada, add $15.00 to above pricing (ships USPS Priority). For all other year setups, or other shipping locations, pm us for details (please provide full, complete addresses!).

2. DeatschWerks Injectors!!! Save even more than before, AND don’t forget to send your cores back after swapping them for even MORE money back!!!!

Top Feed:

DeatschWerks 565cc Top-Feed 02-09 WRX 2007 + STi – $329.00 Shipped in the 48 states

DeatschWerks 565cc Cobb Spec Top-Feed 02-09 WRX 2007 + STi – $369.00 Shipped in the 48 states

DeatschWerks 650cc Top-Feed 02-09 WRX 2007 + STi – $350.00 Shipped in the 48 states

DeatschWerks 650cc Cobb Spec Top-Feed 02-09 WRX 2007 + STi – $388.50 Shipped in the 48 states

DeatschWerks 750cc Top-Feed 02-09 WRX 2007 + STi – $417.00 shipped in the 48 states

DeatschWerks 750cc Cobb Spec Top-Feed 02-09 WRX 2007 + STi – $417.00 shipped in the 48 states

DeatschWerks 850cc Top-Feed 02-09 WRX 2007 + STi – $521 Shipped in the 48 states

DeatschWerks 1000cc Top-Feed 02-09 WRX 2007 + STi – $521 Shipped in the 48 states

DeatschWerks 1300cc Top-Feed 02-09 WRX 2007 + STi – $521 Shipped in the 48 states

Side Feed:

DeatschWerks 740cc Side-Feed 04-06 Subaru STI – $521 Shipped in the 48 states

DeatschWerks 850cc Side-Feed 04-06 Subaru STI – $569 Shipped in the 48 states

DeatschWerks 1100cc Side-Feed 04-06 Subaru STI – $645 Shipped in the 48 states

3. Konig Backbone – 17×7.5, 5-100 +45, satin black with red center cap. Just 16.9 lbs each!!!!

4. All In-Stock Perrin gets additional 10% Off!!!!!

5. Z1’s HeadMaster2 Kits!!! Includes our Awesome Timing Belt Kit AND our Complete Headmaster Headgasket Kit!!!

DOHC Guys, you’ll get:

Timing Belt, Tensioner, All New Idlers , New Water Pump w/gasket, New Thermostat, New Thermostat Gasket, New Drive Belts for A/C, Alternator and Power Steering, pair of headgaskets, exhaust manifold gaskets, intake manifold gaskets, intake and exhaust valve steam seals, cam seals, valvecover bolt washers, Air Control Valve gasket, oil filler gasket, throttle body gasket, valvecover gaskets *, spark plug well seal set, cam plug set, water pipe o ring set. Please note the DOHC engines have 8 different possible valvecover gaskets. Pricing among them all is the same, but we will need your VIN or engine code (either one) to make sure we send you the right gasket. Or, if you have the engine apart, we can determine the correct ones by the valvecover you have.

SOHC Engine Guys, you’ll get:

Timing Belt, Tensioner, All New Idlers , New Water Pump w/gasket, New Thermostat, New Thermostat Gasket, New Drive Belts for A/C, Alternator and Power Steering, headgaskets, exhaust manifold gaskets, intake manifold gaskets, valvecover gaskets, intake and exhaust valve seals, cam seals, valve cover bolt washer/grommet, oil filler neck gasket and throttle body gaskets, and spark plug seals

$675 SHIPPED in all 50 states for the DOHC 2.5RS/Legacy with either 2.2 or 2.5 liter engines

$481 SHIPPED in all 50 states for the ’99 – ’01 2.5 liter SOHC Impreza and Legacy engines (non turbo).

$481 SHIPPED in all 50 states for 2002-2007 2.5 liter Impreza/Legacy non turbo

$636 SHIPPED in all 50 states for 2002-2004 WRX (EJ20 Turbo)

$643 SHIPPED in all 50 states for 2005-2007 WRX

$643 SHIPPED in all 50 states for 2004-2011 STi

6. Additional 10% off All Forged Pistons AND Rods (excludes Cosworth) !!!Wiseco, CP, Crower, Mahle, Eagle, JE, Carillo, Arias, Pauter. If you’ve been thinking of building an engine, now’s your chance to score some awesome deals!!!!

7. Cobb Accessport ^^**This Item’s Deal Begins 11/25 ends 11/27**^^ Any Year Subaru Turbo from 2002-2011 – $535.50 SHIPPED OVERNIGHT in the 48 states!!!!

!!!!!EVO SPECIALS!!!!!

1. All in stock DBA Rotors additional 5% off!!!!

2. All in stock Whiteline additional 10% off!!!!

3. Additional 10% off all Enkei Wheels!!!!

4. 10% Off All Forged Pistons and Rods (except Cosworth) – Wiseco, CP, Crower, Mahle, Eagle, JE, Carillo, Arias, Pauter. If you’ve been thinking of building an engine, now’s your chance to score some awesome deals!!!!

5. Evo Timing Belt Kit

Our kit contains the following:

Timing belt, balance shaft belt, balance shaft tensioner, timing belt tensioner, AMS timing belt tool, serpentine belt (please choose with or without air conditioning below), accessory belt idler pulley, water pump, water pump gasket, thermostat, thermostat gasket. All parts carry a 1 year no hassle warranty (excludes shipping)

Need to customize it with a performance timing/balance shaft belt? No problem – we offer Gates, Greddy and HKS. Need to eliminate the balance shaft belt? No problem, we offer a kit for that too!

Prices start at $450 Shipped!

!!!!!350Z/G35 Specials!!!!!

All in stock DW injectors on sale

All in stock Project Mu pads- Additoonal 5% off!!!!

All in stock Whiteline 10% off!!!!!

To order, email us at z1sales@z1auto.com for your specific requirements

Complete Timing Belt Kit for your 4AGE!!!

22 Nov

Another complete timing belt kit, this time for the venerable Toyota 4AGE. Once again we use only OE suppliers for Toyota (and every other Japanese manufacturer). This kit is for the 16 valve engines.

The kit includes:

Timing Belt
Tensioner
New Water Pump
New Water Pump Gasket
New Thermostat
New Thermostat Gasket
New Drive Belts for Alternator
Valvecover Gaskets with grommet/washer set

Priced @ $209 shipped in all 50 states

All components carry a 12 month, no hassle warranty as well (excludes shipping costs)

If there are additional components you would like to add to the above (new accessory idlers and accessory belts, for example), just let us know!

To order, just email z1sales@z1auto.com, or give us a call at (631)863-3820. Price includes shipping to all 50 states. For shipping to anywhere else in the world, please contact us with your full, complete address

Stoptech Big Brake Kit Clearance

15 Nov

If you’ve been waiting for a sale, this is it!

There are a variety of kits on sale, for Audi, BMW, Ferrari, VW, Corvette’s, Mitsubishi Evo’s, Mazda, Porsche, Mercedes, Toyota, Nissan, Infiniti, even Cadillac and GMC

Contact us for your specific needs and we’ll be happy to check availability for you. Discounts are HUGE, and all are first come first served only!

World’s Most Complete Evo Timing Belt Kit

15 Nov

As we all know the timing belt is a critical piece of equipment on your Evo. As these cars age and accumulate miles, the belt stretches and performance and reliability can be compromised. Mitsubishi suggests replacing the belt every 60,000 miles under normal use, and if your car is raced, even shorter intervals are suggested. For this reason, we have put together a comprehensive timing belt replacement kit that includes everything needed for a full, complete timing belt replacement job. Alot of times, people take shortcuts on this and only replace the belt itself. Then a few thousand miles down the road, they find some of the other components wearing, or leaking, or making noises that were not there before and are forced to do the whole job over again. Do it right the first time and don’t be caught short. If you’re bringing these parts to your mechanic, he will thank you for giving him all the complete parts needed. If you’re having friends help you with the install over a weekend, when it’s 11PM on a Saturday and there are no parts stores open to replace that noisy idler pulley, you’ll be thankful you got them all as part of the kit.

Our kit contains the following:

Timing belt, balance shaft belt, balance shaft tensioner, timing belt tensioner, AMS timing belt tool, serpentine belt (please choose with or without air conditioning below), accessory belt idler pulley, water pump, water pump gasket, thermostat, thermostat gasket. All parts carry a 1 year no hassle warranty (excludes shipping)

Need to customize it with a performance timing/balance shaft belt? No problem – we offer Gates, Greddy and HKS. Need to eliminate the balance shaft belt? No problem, we offer a kit for that too!

Prices start at $490 shipped. Contact us at z1sales@z1auto.com to order yours

I See What You Did There

13 Nov

Spotted this bad boy yesterday. I know picture quality blows, sun was setting and I snapped it quick from inside my car.

I am not sure but it appears to be a GT-MC version. Very rare

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Stop It!

13 Nov

AP Racing has been around for decades now, producing top quality brake components for every conceivable form of motorsport.

Since we’re an AP dealer, what better way to show their wares, by featuring them on a customer car. Shown installed on our customers 2004 STi

Contact us at z1sales@z1auto.com for all your AP Racing needs. From replacement disks, calipers, pads, to full big brake kits for your car or SUV, no matter what the application, we’re here to help

Cusco RS LSD for your AE86

13 Nov

Adding a proper rear differential to your AE86 is one of the single most rewarding mods you will ever do!

These awesome units are adjustable from 1.5 to 2 way, and also feature adjustable lockup % as well.

In stock and ready to go! Contact us to order yours!

Lotus Day @ Fuji Raceway

12 Nov


Took place October 29 – looks like a terrific event

Alpha Bits

12 Nov


RSM9+GRB = sweetness

More New Enkei Hotnes – PF01SS

11 Nov

Another brand new wheel from Enkei – the PF01SS.

3 colors – black/polished lip, white/polished lip or platinum machined silver

Sizes: 17×8 and 17×9 only

New Enkei Hotness – RSM9 (now with pricing!)

11 Nov

We’re not ones to double post stuff on our own blog, but we had lots of people asking about these. Now that pricing is available, figured what the hell post it again

Sizes range from 17×7 to 19×10.5

Help for your Lowered Car!

10 Nov

We all know how hard it is working on your lowered Z or G at home with conventional floor jacks. Even if you have a low profile aluminum one, it can be a pain to get the car in the air even for routine maintenance such as fluid changes. The rear becomes especially difficult with the low stance of the pumpkin.

These Race Ramps come in a few different configurations, and allow you to easily get the car in the air for the proper clearance.

While we offer the full Race Ramp product line, the following is a selection of what I think you’ll find most useful:

Trak Jax a low profile ramp that allows for 4.5 inch of total lift, with integrated stop (so your car won’t roll off the ramps when you’re maneuvering it). Priced at $115 shipped for 1 pair in the 48 states

Sport Ramp Kit
Race Ramps Sport Ramps are designed for smaller sports car owners that don’t necessarily have exceptionally wide tires or low front ends, but who still want all of the other great Race Ramp features. They are ideal for most small sport and sport compact cars, accommodating tires up to 8 inches wide and raising the car up 7 inches high total. Sport Ramps are capable of safely holding up to 3,000 pounds per set while weighing only 8 pounds per ramp. Kit includes a set of 2 ramps. Allows for 7 inches of total lift

Priced at $160 shipped per pair in the 48 states

Roll Up Kit
Race Ramps Roll-Ups are designed to be used in with 56 inch or 67 inch Race Ramps or 40 inch Sport Ramps. Roll-Ups raise the opposite end of the your car up 4 inches when using Race or Street Ramps, enabling you to complete more difficult tasks and installations such as swapping out an exhaust system. Roll-Ups will also raise the front or rear a lowered vehicle to allow the use of a standard floor jack. Roll-Ups can be used for tires up to 12 inches wide and weigh only 4.5 pounds each. Kit includes a set of 2 Roll-Ups.

Priced at $165 shipped per pair in the 48 states

Any questions, let us know!