Tag Archives: Exhaust

Bark and Bite for your 350Z – 5Zigen Spec VES Exhaust

28 Oct

A brand new exhaust design from 5Zigen Japan for the 2003-2008 350Z. The Spec VES stands for Variable Exhaust System. This system uses a wastegate-like valve that is electronically and vacuum activated to alter the sound and flow of the exhaust. The valve is actuated via a supplied wireless remote. It was originally announced end of 2011, and production is now starting.

First Video is the exhaust with valve closed

Next, valve opened

Another with the valve opened

These can be shipped to any part of the world direct from 5Zigen’s factory, as they are made to order.

No pricing has been set as of yet, but contact z1sales@z1auto.com to join the notification list, or, check the blog, and we will update as soon as these details are released.

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Divine Intervention

25 Mar

Let us pray

5Zigen Exhaust for CR-Z

30 Sep

5Zigen has just introduced some new exhaust components for the Honda CR-Z.

One exits on the right hand side, the other exits in the center. These are offered as axle back (replacement muffler only), or as cat backs (includes mid pipe). All types are in stock for immediate shipping. Contact us to order!

Tomei Titanium Exhaust 350Z – Follow Up/Results Inside!

13 Jul

Thanks Shino

So what do you think guys? Is it something you want? Tomei is still on the fence whether to actually produce it. It’s really up the consumer. MSRP is $1300, street price is bound to be less than that. This is FULL titanium, ultra light

“Dyno results: Dynojet, 7/12/2010 run type RO, run conditions 79.69°F, 1021.77mBars, humidity 20%, SAE 0.97

max horsepower: 264.08hp (baseline 250.98hp)

max torque: 228.08ft-lbs (baseline 211.31ft-lbs)

the engine is complete stock. not even a aftermarket air filter in. gasoline is 91 octane from Chevron, and the engine oil is 5W30 from ENEOS. other here and there is the HKS suspension and the OS Giken LSD only. “

More JDM Goodies for Your CT9A

19 May

Tomei has just announced their Titanium Exhaust for the Evo 7-9, as well as an optional Titanium Test Pipe.

Click here for preorder specials!

Bringing Up the Rear Part V: I Love it When a Plan Comes Together

9 Apr

As you can tell from my last entry, the latest round of mods to my Z have been nothing short of ‘interesting’. Basically, it’s kicked our collective asses, and it’s taken alot of blood, sweat, tears, money and patience to have it all come together. But we rounded an important corner, and I think I can officially say that for the time being “I’m done!” (well, sorta).

A couple weeks ago, I took the 8 hour drive up to Buffalo to have Mike from Innovative Tuning finalize the Haltech tune. The car decently enough on the way up, no issues. The ride back was even better, firstly because I found a different way to go, saving me about an hour, and secondly because it was nice to be back in a car that was properly tuned.

Last weekend we decided it was time to tackle the 4.3 final drive install. I’ve written alot about this custom setup in previous entries. It’s been sitting here for probably 6 or 7 months now, just waiting. Of course, this seemingly simple swap was not without it’s drama. First, we had a helluva time getting 1 of the exhaust bolts out. After that was solved, the exhaust came down and we found something that we at the shop call “no bueno”. My midpipe was cracked almost all the way around, right where the resonator meets the piping section. In addition it was developing a second crack at the resonator itself. It had noticeable scrape marks on the underside from numerous incidents. Since the car is so low, stuff like this is inevitable. The exhaust has been in the car for probably 5 years now, so it wouldn’t be the end of the world. Except…it’s titanium. As some may know, welding titanium isn’t exactly like welding anything else. Takes some pretty specialized stuff, that we certainly don’t have here. A few phone calls later and I was hooked up with Joe from Accurate Welding. I immediately ran down there, midpipe in hand, and in no time, I was back on my way!

This is one of the great things about being in NY, and I’m sure other areas of the country too. Everything you can think of is literally a stones throw away. Today we had some spare time so we finished up the install. Unfortunately it’s been raining most of the day, so I haven’t actually had a chance to drive the car yet. Kwame did though, and his words went something like “HOLY SHIT THAT THING IS QUICK!” He was all smiles – I hope I am too!

Mods Ahead

30 Jan

Organized the new round of bushings going into my car shortly

SPL solid rear differential bushings front/rear
NISMO rear upper control arm bushings
NISMO rear lower link bushing (aka spring bucket – inner)
NISMO Exhaust hangers
Whiteline urethane subframe bushings (traction kit)

Will be doing all this in conjunction with the 4.3/Quaife pumpkin – I hope to have it done in the next few weeks.

Right now, just waiting on my cluster to come back from Racepak with the latest firmware update (odometer…nice!). Will also be getting the USM module so I can integrate the fuel level sensor. Also picking up an oil temp sensor as well.

Tomei Titanium Catback + Test Pipe Evo X!!

2 Dec

Brand new from Tomei Japan comes their titanium competition exhaust for the Evo X. The main priorities were for overall engine performance gains as opposed to just maximum peak power. The tubes size and length was carefully selected to suit each engine characteristics and to suit the cars chassis as well for maximum torque, response, and exhaust flow efficiency through the layout. It is difficult to increase the power on the EVO X with the muffler alone but this design has optimized in all ar as. The use of Titanium material with the single piping layout also helped reduced the overall weight of 15.65kg! This amazing weight reduction helps with the cars performance and handling whilst maintaining strength that Titanium.

Features:

1. Muffler Section – φ115 t=1mm design with straight cut finish racing for a fantastic look. Laser etched logo and beautiful heat gradation gives the EXPREME Ti a good visual appeal.

2. Muffler Mounting Band – Made from stainless steel the band this band is designed as a support band instead of having is welded to the actual muffler. This keeps both separated and greatly reduces stress from vibration that would usually be present if the support was welded directly to the muffler. The band is also fitted with a special high heatproof spacer rubber for increased stress reduction from vibrations.

3. Mounting Clamps – Rather than the conventional worm type clamps, Tomei uses T bolt clamps as it provides double the clamping force even under harsh conditions. This band is best suited for extreme conditions from high heat stress and vibrations this will firmly keep the pipes air tightly sealed together.

4. Resonator Casing – All of the Φ152 t = 1mm Titanium design achieves the optimum exhaust efficiency and straight design, finished off with a mirror finish plate with the embossed logo and heat gradation color for that lasting impression.

5. Resonator Internals – The all Titanium made inner mesh tube is t=1mm φ3 P=5mm with an open slot ratio of 32.6%. With maximum weight reduction and exhaust flow being the key points you can expect the best flow rate with an addictive racing sound from this exhaust without any compromise. Unlike the usual conventional short fiberglass threads, the use of the long fiberglass thread wool was chosen for its excellent sound absorbing and excellent durability to cope with high pressure and high temperatures.

6. Spring Mounted Joints – The hook anchor points allows the springs to firmly hold the pipes together which is sufficient as it is alone but the use of the clamp bands adds that extra guarantee for a secure fitment for a reliable joint. Just like you find on very high end racing headers

7. Mid Pipe – The main purpose for this product is for pure competition performance exhaust efficiency so the racing layout design was made with bare minimum bends as possible over the entire Φ80mm t=1mm Titanium piping and the 3 piece for ease of installation and weight reduction.

8. Mid Pipe Flange – The flange was made from a 6.0mm plate for strength design purposes to minimize distortions and cracks from aging to guarantee strength. This keeps the light weight design yet maintains strength equal to the factory stock design and guarantees the sealing characteristics that is required.

Optional Titanium test pipe sold separately!

Contact us for availability

To order yours, click here!!

Garage Cleanup – Fujitsubo Exhaust for 350Z for Sale

19 Nov

Up for grabs is a stainless Fujitsubo Legalis R exhaust for the 350Z. This is one of the nicest exhausts ever produced for these cars. Full stainless steel with artfully done TIG welds throughout. The sound is deeper than NISMO, but more subdued. If you are after a mature sounding exhaust that doesn’t scream “rice-tastic” then this is for you! I used to have this on my own car, and absolutely loved it. This bolts up to your stock, or aftermarket Y pipe, and fits 2003-2008 cars (non NISMO).

The exhaust is very clean, tips are straight and it’s ready for install. They do have some scrapes on the bottom side of each tip and the underside of the canister from normal use, and there is a ding on the back underside of the muffler (completely not visible when installed).

SOLD!

Turbo XS Exhaust Evo X

21 Sep

Brand new from Turbo XS comes their full stainless catback for the Evo X. Features 3 inch stainless piping, exiting to a gorgeous muffler with dual tips and burnt titanium edging. We’re offering some special deals on this new piece, so be the first in your area with one! Contact us for details!

New 5Zigen Pro Racer Exhaust for 370Z

28 Apr

Just added this new product to the lineup. Sounds amazing! Full stainless steel, includes a new Y pipe, and still meets the 92 db rating limit. Another top notch exhaust from 5Zigen Japan. We’ve got a promotion going on for this system right now, contact us for the best deal out there!

5Zigen Proracer SP Exhaust – Nissan 350Z/Z33

26 Aug

Its nice to see that with the arrival of the 350Z’s big brother, the GTR, after market companies are still showing the Z33 platform love in the way of still bringing new products to the market. 5Zigen has just introduced their Proracer SP exhaust for the Z33.

I like what I see, I just wish the demo car wasn’t rocking those cheezy taillights. Oh well…

Monster under the hood…

21 Aug

I’m sure most if not all of you remember this E55 commercial as its only a couple of years old…

It definitely ranks up there as being one of my all-time favorite commercials period. The reason why I am even mentioning that commercial is because I was reminded of it today as I pulled up to new model Audi RS4 at a traffic light just a few minutes ago.

I’m a big fan of the new Audi RS4 and in my opinion the it (or the new RS6 if it ever makes it stateside which is still unknown) is the ultimate daily driver for someone in our region (the Northeast). 4 doors, AWD, a luxurious interior and a 420hp V8 that makes peak power at 7800 rpms and redlines at 8250rpms! Honestly whats not to like?

The car that I pulled up to today was extra special though. Not only because it was the dope ass Imola Yellow, but because the owner had already fitted it with an aftermarket exhaust. Most of you whom have heard how a stock RS4 sounds will agree that it is rather audibly pleasing in stock form so you can only imagine what it sounds like with a high flowing exhaust. I wish I had a camcorder handy so that I could have recorded it but I didn’t so this description will have to do. It sound as if a pissed off beast from deep within the jungles of some third-world country had been captured within the hood of this automobile and was bellowing out for freedom. If that description isn’t enough, I remember seeing this video on youtube awhile back and it sounds close enough to the car I heard today. I think you have to agree that this thing just sounds insane!

My Holy Grail…

19 Aug

New blog, first post. It’s late, I’m having a mental block and I couldn’t figure out what to post. So I said to myself what is the coolest and/or rarest piece for your 350z/Z33 build that you have pictures of??

I think this takes the cake, ARC Z33 Super Titan Silencer Y-Pipe Back Exhaust. Some of you might have seen me post pictures before on my350z, but I took the pictures down. In any case here it is again, “an oldie but a goodie”. This bad boy set me back a lot of ducketts for sure.

Oh and if you want one for your ride you know who to hit up 😉