Tag Archives: carbon fiber

Here’s the Scoop

26 Sep


Chargespeed carbon hood duct for the GC chassis Impreza as shown on a customer car. A great, stylish option for guys running a front mount (or non turbo guys just looking to change up the look)

Who are These People?

6 Oct

In order for something to be made, a case has to be that enough will buy it to be viable. So who thought this up? And at $80,000 who buys it? Must be the 1% of the 1%.

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Begs the question, is there a Seibon or similar replica made? They replicate damn near everything else

Not Fake

9 Sep

Since bs carbon with crooked weaves, carbon wraps etc are de riguere nowadays thought some might like to see what it should look like

This is real carbon. Not a sticker. The inner fender well of this looks nicer than 50% of the hoods out there

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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

EvoSoul Carbon Trunk Cover for Evo X, Lancer

9 Feb

Brand new addition from Evo Soul. Neat way to compliment your Evo X or Lancer without breaking the bank on a full carbon trunk. I love how ducktail type lip also compliments the lines of the car, even when you re-install the OEM spoiler. Available now, contact us to order!

Contact us to order!

Stay Cool (parts content inside)

1 Oct

Our buddy Rich, from NoHotWire Racing shared this info last night, that NISMO has released a real brake duct kit for the 350Z. They had a brake duct kit previously, but it was lackluster at best, so we never bothered to offer it. This kit sets a new bar, with carbon splindle ducts, full bracketry and hoses, for an all in kit. To get on the list, give us a call at (631)863-3820, or email to z1sales@z1auto.com

Bride Zeta III Japan Series

20 Aug

In the spirit of the Japan Series seats introduced last year, Bride Japan has now put together a special version of the Zeta III. This features a carbon back, lightweight (16.5 lbs) shell, full FIA approval, and the special Japan Series logo and fabric. We have a limited number of these available, and package deals are being offered with the required bases/sliders. Contact us for details!

My Current Wallpaper

18 Jun

… which also happens to be the picture source for the header photo at the top our blog in case anyone was wondering.

No explanation needed...

AMS Carbon/Kevlar For Your GTR

26 May

AMS has done it again, this time with 2 awesome parts for the R35 GTR.

Their Carbon Kevlar roof is 9 lbs lighter than stock. Lowering the car’s center of gravity this much pays big time dividends! But it does so with class, and still accepts the factory headliner.

The Carbon Kevlar trunk continues the trend by shedding 14 lbs vs the factory trunk setup. Fit and finish is spot on, as you would expect.

Both components are offered in your choice of matte or glossy finish.

Click here to order the roof

Click here to order the trunk

For a combo deal, just drop us a line!

Ings N-spec Z34/370 Kit… Carbonized

20 Mar

I’m definitely feeling this kit more in carbon then the FRP version that we posted a few weeks ago…

APR Front Air Dam for the Lotus Exige

10 Feb

APR Air dams are the next step to help aerodynamically tune the handling of your Lotus Exige.  It is common to see new sports cars designed with items such as factory under trays and other advanced aerodynamic components to produce “zero-lift”. Although these components are great at reducing lift, they may not bring the added stability and traction road racers are looking for when taking fast turns. APR Performance utilizes these components and integrates them with a Front Air Dam.

APR Front Air Dams help to reduce lift at high speeds. This Front Air Dam also utilizes a built-in aerodynamic splitter design that creates a high-pressure region of air atop the protruding surface, further reducing lift and increasing net downforce. Ultimately, the reduced lift helps to stabilize the car during high-speed cornering and helps to increase traction for faster lap times. Aside from the performance benefits, the Front Air Dam also adds an aggressive yet functional appearance to a sports car.

Made in pre-preg carbon fiber, each part has gone through a vacuum-bagging and high-temperature autoclave forming process.  This highly-sophisticated process not only ensures the best strength-to-weight ratio, this process also ensures the most consistent carbon weaves possible.

Features:

  • Carbon Fiber Construction – All APR Front Air Dams are made in carbon fiber composites for lightweight and high strength.
  • Vehicle Specific Design – APR Air Dams are designed and manufactured for specific vehicles for perfect fitment.
  • Mounting Hardware Included – Screws, nuts, and washers are included to allow you to install the APR Air Dams to your car.

A sneak peek of what Kevin has been up to…

2 Jan

… new MCR Hood installed.

I’d like to take this hot second to publicly let Kevin know as I have already on the phone that I LOVE the new direction you are going with your car and I know it will be badass when everything is said and done. You are now allowed to bring your car back around my neighborhood without me chastising you. 🙂

*** These are rough pictures by the way as the car was and is still in progress when these pictures were taken***

No, this isn’t Kevin in the car in this picture

Ings EVO X complete kit to hit U.S. shores in late September

21 Aug

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We have one of these kits currently inbound and unspoken for. If you are interested in acquiring this kit for your CZ4A let us know and we’ll set you up.

Available pieces consists of:

  • Front Bumper
  • Side Step
  • Rear Bumper
  • Front Canards
  • Brake Duct

All of the piece with the exception of the Brake  Duct and Front Canards (which are available in either Carbon or FRP) are available in Hybrid Aero or FRP.

Sorry in advance for the minuscule pictures.

R35 GTR Spec-V = Carbon Fiber Frenzy!!!

7 Jul

DAYUM!!! Nissan wasn’t being stingy at all with the carbon on this car. Carbon IN the interior, ON the exterior and ALL OVER the brakes! I love it!

This color is hot as hell too!

More Yellow 370Z Pictures

25 May

I posted a picture of this car a few weeks back, well here are some more pictures as well as a brief list of some of the modifications.

Mods to date:

  • HKS Hipermax III Coilovers
  • Fujimura Auto Carbon Fiber Rear Valence Cover
  • Fujimura Auto Carbon Fiber Side View Mirror Covers
  • Fujimura Auto Carbon Fiber B-Pillar Covers
  • Fujimura Auto “Rocket Dancer” Z34 Axle Back Muffler System
  • SSR Type-C RS Wheels
  • Recaro Sp-JC 350 Limited Seats
  • Other Audio/Visual Modifactions I care not to list individually 🙂

We are going to look into seeing if we can get the Fujimura Auto Carbon pieces for 370Z owners who may be interested. We will make a blog post if we are succesful at doing so.