Archive | February, 2012

Leap Year

29 Feb

Conflict

27 Feb

Saw this posted on a forum recently; never understood this logic.

“Money isn’t really my worries(with parts at least), It’s keeping the car good on gas like it is right now. Reason why I really don’t want a turbo is because of premium gas. It’s 4.50 for 9/10 a gallon where I live… It’s ridiculous”

Transmission Member Bushing Install Guide for Subaru

27 Feb

A few weeks ago, we posted about the new urethane Transmission Member Bushings for Subaru’s. Thanks to one of our customers in the NorthEast, we now have a detailed writeup for a DIY install, as well as confirmation that these bushings fit a non turbo 2.5RS.

To order a set of the bushings for your car, contact us at z1sales@z1auto.com

Click here for the install guide: TransMemberbushing

Riding Dirty

17 Feb

Dream Car Garage: Rising Sun Edition Volume III

16 Feb

A track day special from the folks at FHI. The RA-R took the notion of the lighter weight sSpec C and augmented with massive front brakes, factory lightweight components throughout, the full STI suspension catalog, and a twin scroll turbocharged, forged internal EJ20 making a rated 316hp. Very rare, very limited, never found its way to the states sadly

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What’s Worth Watching

16 Feb

Follow them, amazing content

Is Discretion the Better Part of Valor?

12 Feb

What do you do if you want an E30 M3, but need a wagon? Take a chance and….Make your own….

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Ignition Refresh Kit for Mitsubishi Evo, Subaru WRX and STi

7 Feb

Has your car lost that lovin’ feeling? Seems a bit lazy performance wise, mileage going down, but you can’t quite figure out why? It could be your ignition system telling you it needs some attention.

We’ve put these complete kits together for popular enthusiast cars to give you guys everything you need in an easy to install, affordable kit.

Includes new coil(s), new wires where applicable, new NGK Iridium plugs, all ready to go!

Evo owners:Evo Ignition Refresh Kit

Impreza Owners: Impreza/RS Ignition Refresh Kit

WRX/STi Owners: WRX/STI Ignition Refresh Kit

Transmission Member Bushings WRX/STi

7 Feb

Developed to perform under the most extreme conditions, our Urethane Components bridge the gap between ordinary rubber and cheap plastics used in current aftermarket shifter bushings by offering a unique urethane specifically chosen by Torque Solution engineers to ensure product performance and reliability while drastically reducing shifter end play allowing for crisper, more precise shifts. All this makes it easy for us to stand behind our products with a lifetime warranty.

• Improved 60fts / e.t’s
• Installs in under 30 Minutes in your garage
• Eliminates excessive Shifter play
• Solid feeling gear changes
• Street and track torture tested
• 75A durometer polyurethane
• Lifetime Warranty
• Made in USA

To order, contact us at z1sales@z1auto.com

The Newwwwwww Allante!!! Err……I Meant, Z

7 Feb

Insert Bundy Bounce……

• Refreshed front fascia with vertical LED daytime running lights

• Red reflector added to rear fascia (replaces previous black center cover)

• Revised 19-inch aluminum-alloy wheels (Sport Package equipped models)

• New 18-inch wheels for 370Z Coupe

• Red-finished brake calipers (Sport Package equipped models)

• Dark-finish fuel gauge trim

• Euro-tuned shock absorbers (Sport Package equipped models)

• And two new exterior colors – (Dr. Evil Voice) Magma Red (shown) and Midnight Blue

The NISMO 370Z also adds a new Bose Premium Audio Package with two additional speakers and two subwoofers, premium gun metallic dark-finish 19-inch wheels, and Nissan GT-R style high-rigidity brake hoses and performance brake fluid. The NISMO 370Z does not adopt the new front fascia/rear reflector, Euro-tuned shocks or Midnight Blue exterior color.

“Since the original 1970 Z was first introduced our goal has always been to keep the design moving forward. The changes for 2013, though subtle, go a long way in enhancing its dynamic appearance inside and out,” said Al Castignetti, vice president and general manager, Nissan Division, Nissan North America, Inc.

As in 2012, the 2013 370Z Coupe and 370Z Coupe Touring will each be available with a standard 332-horsepower 3.7-liter DOHC V6 engine and choice of 6-speed manual transmission or a 7-speed automatic transmission. The 2013 370Z Roadster and 370Z Roadster Touring will be offered with the same engine but with the 6-speed manual offered only with the Touring model (the 7-speed automatic transmission is available with both).

The Nissan NISMO 370Z, a tuner-Z® enthusiast’s dream, will once again cap off the lineup – offering racing-inspired exterior and interior styling, a specially tuned suspension and unique super-lightweight forged alloy wheels. Its 3.7-liter DOHC V6 engine is matched with an exclusive H-configured exhaust system design, muffler tuning and optimized ECM (Engine Computer Module) control – creating 350 horsepower and 276 lb-ft of torque. Only one transmission is available, a close-ratio 6-speed manual transmission with standard SynchroRev Match, which allows rev-matched heel-toe-like downshifting.

Additional details on the 2013 Nissan 370Z will be available closer to the June on-sale date.

Perfection on 4 Wheels

6 Feb

It can’t possibly get any better than this

On the ‘Ring Again

6 Feb

Shot of one of our customers cars on the Nurburgring.

Dream Car Garage- Rising Sun Edition Vol II

4 Feb

Words not required

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