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Brembo Application Guide 2013

29 Nov

Brembo 2013 Application Guide with MSRP

Brembo Brakes has just released their 2013 application guide. In the enclosed pdf you’ll find every big brake kit they offer. The Brembo High Performance Program now offers 1000+ GT/GT-R brake upgrades for the most popular sports cars, sedans, trucks and SUV’s.

GT brake kits are based around a high performance, radial-mounted fixed aluminum caliper, combined with large high 2 piece performance rotors, and performance brake lines. These kits are substantially larger than factory brakes, and offer greater heat dispersion, lower unsprung weight, and improved brake torque. The calipers come in red black or silver with the “Brembo” logo prominently displayed.

GT-R brake kits are based around a special monoblock, billet aluminum caliper. These are an even stiffer, stronger design compared to the GT kits, special stainless radiators for the pistons allowing greater heat dissipation and large 2 piece floating rotors sized up to 405mm in diameter and 34mm thick. They also include more track oriented pads vs the standard GT kit as well.

Contact us at z1sales@z1auto.com before December 21, 2012 to get the best possible pricing, before the January 2013 price increases take effect!

One Subaru’s Journey

22 Sep

Being stationed in Japan opens up a lot of opportunities for a car guy. Suddenly all the cars you’ve lusted at over the years in magazines you couldn’t quite understand, are nearly at your disposal. The roads you’ve memorized from watching the Best Motoring Touge DVD’s 1001 times are within driving distance. And the parts….oh the parts!

For a car guy, being able to serve your country, and do it in a country that is the foundation of everything that makes you go ga-ga car wise, would be quite a lot of fun. The guy who owns the car here is a car guy through and through. But his Subaru is what punches all the right numbers for me. Because it reminds me so much of my old RS. This car started life as a 2000 STi V6 Type R that when acquired, had a few mods. My own personal Subaru muse 🙂 The owner has steadily modified it over the years with tons of mods. 6 speed swap, EJ257 block (forged internals), AVCS equipped EJ207 heads (with Kelford cams), ATP 35R, big FMIC, coil on plug ignition, a full helping of STi Group N and Cusco bits, LINK programmable ecu (I had one of those too!). It’s quite a bit of kit as our friends on the other side of the pond would say. Fast forward a few years, and while out and about, the car is rear ended in a hit and run. What’s more, he’s now planning on headed back to the states later in 2012. So what is a car nut, totally in love with what he’s created in Japan, to do? The pics speak for themselves! He decided to totally strip it down, and take every nut and bolt, every covetted part, ship it back to the states (being military has it’s perks…the parts ship free!), and start over. Same soul, different skin. The plan upon return is to insert everything into a USDM car. I see visions of the Bionic Man playing in my head “we can rebuild it, we have the technology”.

Those of us who truly love our cars, believe they do have a soul. There is a connection you get when you plan it yourself, work on it yourself, that really brings you to another level with what was previously just a machine. When this car was built, I’n sure the current owner would not have though he would one day own it. And I am sure the soul of this car never could have contemplated it would leave it’s native Japan and get a chance to be reborn half a world away. Like 2 ships otherwise passing in the night, that just happened to stop and grab a cup of coffee together. The relationship with one’s car can truly be a “romance” if you will.

The reason for posting this, aside from it being a sweet example of a Subaru is to try to convey how passionate some are about their cars. Sometimes your project takes a twist and turn you never would expect, but that’s not a reason to give up. Sit down with a beer or 3, reasses the situation, and formulate a plan. When you’ve worked so hard on something, poured so many countless nights into a project, not even a the distance from the mountains of Japan to the US can keep a project down. Will definitely be following the rebirth once it begins here in the states.

Rebuilt Evo Brembo’s – No Core!!!!

31 Jul


We’ve now got a great deal worked out on fully rebuilt Brembo calipers for the 2003-2006 Mitsubishi Evo. These begin as genuine Mitsubishi supplied Brembo calipers. Each is fully stripped down, and rebuilt to as-new condition. Each caliper gets a fresh bright red powdercoating, new pistons, new seals, new bleeder, and includes new shim and pins. Sorry, no Brembo logo’s are included (you can source those at any local place that does vinyl graphics), and for the time being, no other colors are available. Each caliper comes with a 1 year, 12,000 mile warranty as well.

And the best part? No Core! That’s right – no downtime, no core charge, no waiting for the caliper to ship out, be finished, and then ship back. These are in stock, ready to go. That means you can then sell your existing calipers and recoup some funds for other mods!

Front or rear calipers are $480 per pair. Additional discount available if purchased as a set of 4. Compare this to the $1000 PER CALIPER MSRP when buying new from your Mitsubishi dealer! Need new rotors, pads, fluid or brake lines? No problem – just ask and we can put a package deal together for you.

To order, contact us at z1sales@z1auto.com

An Endless Array of Brake Pad Options

22 Aug

We’ve been steadily working on the site, revamping various product offerings and giving you guys even more options than ever before. One project that we’ve recently undertaken is updating the range of Endless brake pads we offer. As of today, we’ve completed the 350Z section, and will continue to update the other cars in the coming days.

We now have every single Endless compound listed for the 350Z/G35, allowing you to truly get the information you’re after.

Click Here: http://z1auto.com/submodel.asp?model=350z&cat=braking

If you have any question on which pad compound is right for you, just let us know!

All White Everything…

13 Jul

A good friend of ours, Mike, just posted up some new pics of his “daily driver”, E92 M3. This isn’t Mike’s first go at this and I’m sure it won’t be his last. He is an O.G. in the 350z community and an all around awesome guy.

Mod lists:

20″ Alloy Technic Mesh
380mm 6 piston Brembo GT brakes
Vorsteiner GTS3 CF hood
Ericsson Amuse Boot Lid
Ericsson Amuse Rear Bumper
Ericsson Amuse M480 Ti Exhaust
Dinan Intake
Dinan Reflash
Dinan F Anti-Sway Bar
Eibach Springs
Hamann Replica CF Front Lip
Turner Motorsports 90mm Stud Conversion
…and lots of other little things.. more to come in 2011

My Fairlady (err, ladies)

23 Jun

One of our long term customers up in Canada sent over these pics last night. Him and a buddy took some sweet shots of their Z33’s. Does it get any better than 2 friends, enjoying their cars, in the nice weather? It’s what the hobby is all about! Cars are looking sweet guys, thanks for the pics.

More G’s Please

25 Nov

I’ve received a bunch of emails that we have great Z content but we ignore the G’s, so here is one for you G35 lovers.

This belongs to Army member Lance, who is stationed in Afghanistan right now. A great example of a well sorted, and ultra clean G35! I wish some 350Z owners would take note of how the G guys do things a bit better. While the Z guys seem to favor wilder bodykits, and less cohesiveness overall, I notice the G guys like to keep things relatively simple, and classy.

Mods include:

Greddy 20g TT kit
Greddy EVO TT exhaust
Wiesco pistons
Pauter rods
Cosworth
UTEC
HKS CAMP2
ACT clutch/flywheel combo
Tein coilovers
Alliance BBK
Work Varianza T1S wheels
Many more mods…

I’ll see if I can find a dyno sheet to show you guys too! Enjoy

Silver Streak

27 Sep

The other day I received an email from Saher, a good customer of ours from Saudi Arabia, showing me the status of his Evo project. Saher is one of those in charge of Ferrari sales for all of Saudi Arabia (and sales of exotics are booming over there), but by day, he likes to kick back JDM style with his awesome rally rocket. We sent a ton of parts to him a few months ago, and now that installation is complete, we’re happy to show it off!

Modifications reads like a who’s who of JDM goodness including:

INTAKE:

Cusco Suction Kit.GruppeM Ram Air System.HKS Super SQV blow off valve
COOLING: 

ARC All Aluminum Radiator SMC Prestige-R.

 

HKS Type R Intercooler Kit. 

HKS Oil Cooler Kit.

Ralliart Radiator cap.

Ralliart water thermostat.

Ralliart silicone water hoses.

Thermo-Tec insulation wraps.

Tomei oil cap.

Tomei oil thermostat eliminator.

Varis dry carbon cooling plate.

Varis dry carbon plug cover.

EXHAUST:

JSpeed wastegate.

JUN exhaust manifold.

Mine’s Titanium center pipe.

Powerhouse Amuse R1 Titan catback.

Thermo-Tec insulation wraps.

Tomei Extreme turbo elbow.

Tomei Extreme down pipe.

IGNITION:

Spark lightweight battery.

HKS Circle Earthing System.

Denso IW31 Spark plugs.

Ralliart Sports spark plug cable kit.

 

 

FUEL & OIL DELIVERY:

ARC Oil catch tank.

HKS fuel rail.

LAP 255l/h fuel pump.

LAP fuel pump harness kit.

Sard fuel pressure regulator.

Trust 720 cc/min injectors.

 

CAMSHAFTS & VALVE TIMING:

Tomei procam 270 camshafts.

Tomei adjustable camshaft pulleys.

Zaklee transparent pulley cover.

 

CLUTCH:

Exedy Hyper Series D-Core twin plate carbon unit (including flywheel).

 

ELECTRONICS:

A’PEXi Power FC ECU.

A’PEXi Commander.

A’PEXi AVC-R boost controller.

Apexi Turbo Timer with harness Evo. VIII (Black)

A’PEXi EL System Meter II.

A’PEXi fuel pressure gauge.

A’PEXi oil pressure gauge.

A’PEXi oil temperature gauge.

Zeitronix ZT-2 wideband & EGT Controller.

 

HANDLING AND BRAKES:

 

Brembo Big Brake Kits for Evo. VIII MR. (6-Piston Front, 4-Piston Rear) “Calipers in Silver Color”

O.Z.Racing 8X18’’ UltraLeggera Wheels (Black Finish)

Cusco Zero-2 Suspension Kit

Cusco Power Braces Kit Which include the following:

Front side member

Floor-Front center

Floor center

Rear trunk (boot)

BODY WORK AND STYLE:

 

Gialla Evo IX Style Front Bumper

Carbign Craft Carbon Fiber Exhaust Shield Evo. VIII MR

Two Tone Exterior Color in Matt Finish ( Silver and Black)

INTERIOR:

Full Alcantara Interior

Four Carbon Fiber Racing Seats

Racing suits material in all Doors and Seats inserts

Quick Release Steering Wheel

Gear Knob and Hand Brake Handle in Aluminum & Carbon Fiber

And that list just got bigger, as we’ve sent over a set of JDM Evo VIII MR headlights and tail lights too!

Rumor has it that there are some other JDM Monsters making there way to Saudi Arabia soon. Could it be a Godzilla spotting in the desert? Stay tuned!

Clean Execution

3 Sep

I’ve mentioned one of the best parts of being in this industry is being able to interact with people from all over the world.  The car shown here is owned by Stewart, a good customer of ours from way up in Scotland.  As I recall, Stewart travels alot for his job, so I know he gets a giddy feeling when he’s finally home and can look outside and see his pride and joy just begging for a flogging!   This car has been tastefully upgraded from stock and is just a nice, clean example of what a daily driven Z can be.  You’ll also notice the lovely Aberdeen sky.  Miami has nothing on Aberdeen as far as weather!

The car started life as an ’04 2004 UK Azure Blue GT Coupe (brembos, bose, leather etc etc) .  In the UK, guys were lucky enough to be able to combine Brembo’s and leather early on.  The US didn’t have this option I believe until 2006 (someone correct me if I’m wrong).

Modifications include:

JWT Popcharger
Kinetix V+ Plenum
DC Sports Exhaust

Aerosync bumper
USDM Nismo sideskirts
JDM Nismo Cannards
Dream CustomZ Headlight (Gunmetal gray with inverse audi style LED running lights)
Honda Stubby Aerial 🙂
Tommy Kaira rear badge

Eibach Pro lowering kit
EBC redstuff pads
Privat wheels 20″
Toyo T1R 245/30/20 front, 285/30/20 rear

The awesome photo’s were taken by Adam at ARPhotography.  Check out the site   by clicking here – he takes some amazing pictures!