Tag Archives: cornerbalance

New Eye Candy From Volk

28 Jun



Volk has released a new wheel: the G27. This multispoke wheel comes in 19’s and 20 inch sizes for a range of vehicles. It’s features Volk’s legendary 1 piece forged construction, making it both durable and lightweight. It also features a new spin on center cap design for a nice clean look. Comes in Prism Dark silver (shown). Prism Light Silver or White are optional finishes.

Contact z1sales@z1auto.com for price and availability.


Old School is So Cool

22 Jun


Contact z1sales@z1auto.com for all your SSR Wheel needs

Axis Powers: Internal Conflict

13 Jun

porschevsdatsunJapan vs. Germany


9 Jun


NISMO’s GT3 GTR at the legendary Monza course in Italy

Classic Teardrop

8 Jun

Early 911’s are very much in demand. Gone are the days where you could score one of the classic air cooled teardrops for used Tercel money.

Even though its “just” a 4 cylinder, this 911E was prominently on display at the Greenwich Concours




Mommy Mobile = Track Attack

25 May


Not a common site – a Forester on the track……sweet!

3 New Coilover Options for your M3/1M

14 May

We’ve got 3 new coilover setups now available for your E90/E92 BMW M3

First up, the Zachs setup. This is a terrific street friendly kit that gives you up to ~60mm of height reduction, 20 way adjustability, and has a monotube, inverted strut design. Priced at $2799 for the kit.

Next, the Ohlins Road and Track coilovers. If your car is day to day workhorse, and weekend track warrior, this is THE setup for you! Features Ohlins newest DFV valving, with adjustable rebound/matching compression adjustment front and rear, Eibach ERS race springs (default rates are 343 lbs front, 685 lbs out back), full aluminum bodies (with dust boots!), and a 2 year warranty. They are also fully rebuildable and customizable for valving down the road too. Priced at $3100 for the kit.

Lastly, the PSI Raceline Kit – when you’re ready to go all out club racing! Features separate compression and rebound adjustment (front has 20 clicks bump adjustment, 40 clicks reboundadjustment, and 22 clicks bump/rebound out back) and can be prepared with rear coilover or standard setup (coilover recommended for cars with weld in cages or reinforced shock towers only). Includes Eibach ERS springs and pillowball front (camber/caster adjustable) and rear mounts. Contact us at z1sales@z1auto.com for pricing.

Demo Set of Ohlins Coilovers for 350Z/G35 for Sale

14 May



We have a set of very gently used (under 1000 miles) set of Ohlins Road and Track coilovers for sale to suit the 2003-2008 350Z and 2003-2007 G35 coupe and sedan (non AWD model only). These were used for demonstration purposes only and are in as-new condition. Shown unassembled out of the box in the picture, but you will receive them fully assembled upon delivery.

These feature Ohlins DFV valving, pillowball mounts front and rear, 2 way height adjustment. These allow for over a 2 inch drop, yet maintain the OEM rear suspension layout. Out of every coilover we have used on these cars (over 20 combos to date), these are, without question, the most composed, balanced set. The valving adjustments are meaningful….a click makes a difference that can immediately be felt.


•Spring Rates: Front: 572 lb/in, Rear: 315-400 lb/in (very slightly progressive)

•High quality lightweight aluminium construction

•Gas pressurised with Nitrogen to reduce oil cavitation

•Single adjustable with 40+ clicks of rebound adjustment

•Internal gas reservoir

•Threaded spring platforms on damper body for independent spring preload adjustment

•Independent ride height adjustment via threaded lower mount

•Fitted with camber adjustable pillowball top mounts (where applicable)

•Fitted with dust covers to protect dampers from road dirt and to prolong service life

•Corrosion salt spray tested to ISO 9227

•2 year manufacturer warranty

•All dampers are dyno tested and matched before delivery to the customer

•Dampers can be revalved to suit specific customer requirements

We sell these new for $3359+$65 shipping in the 48 states. We are offering this set for $2695 delivered in the 48 states. Worldwide shipping available for an additional cost. Contact us at z1sales@z1auto.com for ordering details. This is a private sale.

Replace and Upgrade your Blown Cusco Zero2R’s

9 May


As many have found out, Cusco discontinued their Zero2R coilovers. As such, replacement parts can no longer be obtained.

However, all hope is not lost! Cusco phased out the Zero2R and replaced them with the superior Zero3R. The 3R is 24 way adjustable vs 5 way adjustable from the old versions.

We have a kit that includes all the items you’ll need for the upgrade. The shocks are sold in pairs only, to ensure proper balance, and pricing is the same as the older Zero2R’s were!

To ensure compatibility, contact z1sales@z1auto.com with the following info:

1. Year, Make, Model of your car
2. Original part # – this can be found on the original Cusco damper, right on the upper portion of the casing.
3. Inner diameter of springs

Cost for the PAIR of replacement dampers is $1025.00 delivered anywhere in the 48 states, and where required, will include any ancillary hardware to make it a complete, direct, bolt on affair.

White Goes with Everything

8 May


BMW 640 Grand Coupe looking classy and aggressive all at once wearing ADV.1 ADV5TSSL wheels. Simply stunning.

For all your ADV.1 wheel needs contact us at z1sales@z1auto.com.

Track Ready Roundel

5 May



M3 GTR, in its BMW livery. Super rare gnarly toothed beast of a car.

Teutonic Thursday

2 May

Some recent spots

Nicely lowered A5



And an ’86 911 Carrera



2 totally different cars with different functions, but clean and classic lines.

The Middle Child

29 Apr


The R30/R31 Nissan Skyline. An 80’s baby that seems to get passed over in favor of the more iconic 70’s variants, and the Playstation ero R32/33/34 series by fanboys. Very similar body to the old Infiniti M30 (the Nissan Leopard in other parts of the world). It was a clean sheet design, and it has a simple look. But I like ’em.

Back in these older days of the Skyline, they tossed every engine in the aresenal into them. Everything from 1.7 liter I4 to a 2.8 liter I6 diesel! The venerable L28 made an appearance too. In ’83, things changed a bit with the FJ20DET engine. Eventually intercooled, and pumping out 202 hp. But things changed in ’86 with the R31’s, as that was the first appearance of the now-legendary RB series inline 6 as well as the introduction of the first HICAS system (Nissan’s 4 wheel steering system, that eventially found its way to the 300ZX and SE versions of the 240SX). RB’s stared out as 2.0 liter I6’s. In the highest spec turbo model, the GTS-R, it made around 208 hp.

Strengthening the Weak Link in the Chain

25 Apr

Tomioka Close Ratio Gearset Subaru WRX

Subaru’s have proven themselves on the rally circuit, the track and the street as fun to drive, easy to modify, and easy to own enthusiast cars. The once utilitarian brand has emerged as a cult car, and has a massive following. Any go-fast goodie you can think of is offered for these awesome vehicles. With increased power, you soon find the practical limits of the surrounding parts. The one part that seems to be plagued with problems as torque and horsepower is significantly increased is the transmission.

Thankfully, Tomioka Racing has their 5 speed semi helical cut set available for the 1998-2005 WRX. It uses a SNAM420 Alloy steel, to give terrific strength, and smooth shifting, without the whining noise of a full straight cut set. This is a very close ration gearset as shown by the ratios:

1st 3.272
2nd 2.285
3rd 1.667
4th 1.238
5th 0.958

Priced at $2442 + shipping. Comes complete with all parts shown. Contact us at z1sales@z1auto.com to order yours.


18 Apr

Another neat car we never were blessed with stateside.

Aerokit by Chargespeed Japan. Contact us for details.