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Porsche Reunion

21 Apr

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Road and Track’s 10 Most Infamous Crashes in LeMans History

24 Jun

Cool post

http://www.roadandtrack.com/racing/motorsports/10-most-infamous-crashes-in-le-mans-history

The Mercedes CLR GT1’s are simply amazing to watch (unfortunately). For Webber to have lived through 2 separate flips at precisely this same spot, and then, for Mercedes to STILL let their other 2 cars actually start the race, is insane. How the car managed to launch that high in the air, flip over and over, and still land on it’s tires, is even more amazing. But, with so much money put into the development and attendance of such a race, I guess it shouldn’t come as a surprise. And of course, the race-flip was the worst of the bunch, with the car literally launching into the trees. I remember watching it when it happened. Jaw dropping

Weekend of Racing

29 May

This weekend was an enthusiasts dream here in North America, with the Indy 500, Monaco GP and Coca Cola 600 races all taking place.

But in Spain, some of the best racing of the year took place in the FIA GT Championship in Navarra, Spain

Preview of the Race:

Weekend Race Roundup:

the full race is online as well, but for some reason the FIA blocks viewing of it in the US. If anyone has a link, let us know

OS Giken Clutches for Your Evo Now Online

20 Jan

OS Giken Triple Disk Clutch Evo X

OS Giken Twin Disk Clutches Evo X

OS Giken Triple Disk Clutch Evo V-IX

OS Giken Twin Disk Clutches Evo V-IX

OS Giken Single Disk Clutch Evo X

OS Giken Single Disk Clutches Evo V-IX

If you’re looking for an alternative to the Exedy clutches, and don’t want to try your luck and one of the Johnny-come-lately units currently flooding the market, we’ve got your solution.

OS Giken is one of the oldest Japanese performance parts manufacturers in the game. We have now added their full range of single, twin and triple disk clutch for the Evo V-X to our product range, and full specs and pricing can be found by clicking the respective pictures above.

These clutches are unique in that they convert the car from push to pull design, offering better launches and high speed shifts without the lockout issues that plague Evo drivers. Plus include integrated lightweight 1 piece chromoly flywheels, all at very competitive pricing. Plus, better overall power holding ability vs the Exedy’s.

Contact us at z1sales@z1auto.com for special promotion deals!

The Ultimate JDM GT

11 Jan

It does not get any better than this

There was a dealership here on LI that had a white 2000GT in their showroom for the longest time into the 90’s. I am sure it must have belonged to the owner of the business. An amazingly rare car, and still stunning today.

OS Giken Super Lock Limited Slip Differential

22 Nov

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In our neverending quest to offer only the best products on the market for your performance car, we are proud to now be an authorized OS Giken dealer. OS Giken has been producing performance parts for both OEM manufacturers as well as the aftermarket since 1975. Professional racers, home grown racers, and performance enthusiasts alike have come to know and respect OS Gikens immense knowledge and resources, and we’re honored to be able to bring these products to you.

So what makes the OS Giken differential so special? It’s in the details! There are lots of differential options on the market, but here is what makes the OS Giken stand head and shoulders above the rest.

1. Lock Timing Technology – under normal driving conditions, the OS Giken LSD acts just like any normal differential. Once full power is applied, it turns into a true 100% locking unit. However, unlike other clutch type differentials, what separates the OS Giken from others is how smoothly this transition is performed. In addition, due to unique gear driven center section, the OS Giken differential is extremely responsive, allowing it to transition from lock to unlock instantly.

2. When we say 100% lock, we mean 100% lock! Many lesser differentials on the market claim 100% lockup ability, but due to their low number of disks and small diameter, they never are truly able to sustain such high lock percentages. Not so with the OS Giken. These differentials feature more disks than any other differential on the market, which are placed in a forged housing. This not only keeps heat to a minimum, but spreads the load over a greater number of disks, which is the reason it works so seamlessly.

3. Less undesteer = more goodness! When your car enters a corner off throttle, the spring inside the patended pressure control ring reacts immediately and the differential immediately unlocks. This is done so quickly and efficiently, that the car is able to turn in quicker than with convential differentials. However, when power is put down upon corner exit, the OS Giken unit immediately returns to 100% lockup, allowing for less chance for wheel spin.

4. No More Figure 8’s!!! Ever wonder why some aftermarket differentials require you to dizzy yourself with endless figure 8’s as a “break in”. The reason is simple – because the components used are not machined as precisely as in other units. The OS Giken unit is built to such stringent tolerances, there is zero break in required. Simply install and go

5. Tons of Applications! OS Giken has one of the widest application ranges out there. They make the famous Super Lock LSD for BMW, Porsche, Nissan, Honda, Mazda, Mitsubishi, even Corvettes. Contact us for your application and we’ll be happy to make you a killer deal!

Rome Wasn’t Built in a Day

20 Sep

personalities that they bring to the table when executing the build on a project.  I can honestly say one of the nicest guys I’ve met in the 17 years I’ve been involved in this scene is Cheston Chiu.  While we’ve never formally met in person, we’ve spent countless hours back and forth over the phone and IM, pm’s on the message boards, etc.  He’s one of those guys who is no stranger to the game, which makes him easy to work with.  He also is smart enough to know when to ask questions, resourceful enough to know how to discover the right answers.   We’ve featured his car on our site before, and we’re proud to have been involved.  What a pleasant surprise to find that not only was Cheston’s car entered into the Sport Compact Car Ultimate Street Car Challenge, but that he would be one of the featured cover cars!  Congratulations are definitely in order to Cheston – a class act all the way, and someone we’re proud to be involved with.  The car you see is the result of many long hours, many paychecks, and alot of love, dedication, blood sweat and tears.

Sport Compact Car November 2008 Cover

Sport Compact Car November 2008 Cover

 

My favorite thing about the car is it’s ever evolving.  We’ve know him since 2003.  Since that time, we’ve seen alot of Z owners come and go.  Cheston has stuck through it, and the net result is a very well executed, thoughtfully prepared machine that is balanced – something I can appreciate since it’s how I like to approach projects as well.

Congrats one again Cheston and to all parties involved in the project!

Rear 3/4 View Courtesy of Import Tuner (March 2008)

Rear 3/4 View Courtesy of Import Tuner (March 2008)