Tag Archives: Nissan

High Society

2 Oct

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Best of the best on this 350z – Endless Racing 6 big brake kit, Zeal Coilovers with Eibach race springs, Roberuta Cup Kit (to adjust height on the fly), Esprit forged adjustable a-arms, and a bevy of Whiteline and SPL bushings. The end result is going to be out of this world, stay tuned!

El Capitan

30 Jun

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This is what the Spanish settlers called this famous mountain in the Colorado Rockies. Standing just over 14,000 feet, it’s one of the tallest mountains in the US, as well as being a national landmark. And since the early 1900’s, it’s been home to one of the most heart pumping races in all of motorsport.

The Race to the Clouds as it’s come to be known, used to be run on a course that was paved in some parts, and unpaved gravel in others. The cojones it takes to run here are massive; big heavy brass ones. In 2011, the road was fully paved. However that doesn’t make it all that “safe”. The course measures just over 14 miles long, and rises 4700 feet during its 156 turns. Between the hairy turns, the normal mechanical attricion rate, combined with the effects the altitude has on anything with a fuel burning engine, it’s always a blast to watch

This year we may see some new course records broken – to tune into the live feed, Racecar Engineering magazine has the event live streaming on their site.

Here’s the live feed link: http://www.racecar-engineering.com/articles/features/test-page/

While you’re at it, if you’ve never seen the famous short film Climb Dance, it’s most certainly worth a watch.

@Monza

9 Jun

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

The Middle Child

29 Apr

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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.

Lower Price on KYB Struts for 350Z and G35

17 Apr

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Through a renegotiation with suppliers we are now able to offer even lower prices than ever before on the KYB Excel G Shocks for 350Z and G35

New prices are as follows (prices are for the full set of front AND rear!)

350z: $244/set
G35 Sedan: $269/set (03-06)
G35 Coupe: $244/set (03-07)
G35 Sedan: $269/set (03-06 X model)

Prices are + shipping, which is $47 in the 48 states. Shipping anywhere else just email us

To order just drop us a line

NISMO: Plans for the Future

31 Mar

Not exactly “hot off the press” but interesting nonetheless

http://nissannews.com/en-US/nissan/usa/releases/nismo-s-next-gear

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Nissan @ LeMans

28 Mar

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Skyline Summit

30 Dec

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Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee

15 Jul

Seinfeld’s latest venture. Can’t wait!!

Clutchmasters Combos Now Featured

21 Jun

If you’re looking for an affordable, reliable performance clutch for your car, check out Competition Clutch. We’ve got specials going on right now for all sorts of cars. Order a clutch and flywheel combo, and get free shipping! Contact us at z1sales@z1auto.com for your setup

Stop It!

13 Nov

AP Racing has been around for decades now, producing top quality brake components for every conceivable form of motorsport.

Since we’re an AP dealer, what better way to show their wares, by featuring them on a customer car. Shown installed on our customers 2004 STi

Contact us at z1sales@z1auto.com for all your AP Racing needs. From replacement disks, calipers, pads, to full big brake kits for your car or SUV, no matter what the application, we’re here to help

Why Your Oxygen Sensor Shouldn’t Be Ignored

9 Oct

If you’ve noticed your car performing inconsisently, can’t pass inspection due to poor emissions performance, with poor fuel economy, or running like a raped ape somedays, and like a 3 legged dog on others, it could be a faulty oxygen sensor. The 02 sensor is partially responsible for telling the ecu what to do and when. When they are new, 02 sensors relay accurate info very quickly to the ecu. When they age, or get contaminated, they act lazy, slowly relaying info, and performance and economy suffer as a result. We offer a full range of direct replacement 02 sensors from Bosch and Denso, 2 of the largest OEM suppliers in the automotive world. In fact Bosch invented the 02 sensor! These are plug and play, not some cheesy universal joint you’ve got to spend timing soldering in. Waterproof connections ensure years of reliable service. No sense paying the dealer more for the same part in a different box!

So why is it important to replace? As the sensors age, they get contaminated. Remember, these sensors sit right in the catalytic converter and the exhaust pipes, so they are forced to live in a dirty, nasty environment. As time goes on, contaminents build on the sensor itself, and it’s no longer able to react with the speed that modern ecu’s demand. These contaminants also can cause false readings to the ecu, causing the car to run significantly richer, or leaner, than it should. This can have systemic results in other areas of the car. Not only will you get poor performance and poor fuel economy, overly rich conditions can clog cats and cause injectors to stick open. Overly lean conditions can wreak havoc on your internals causing knock, as well as potential piston damage.

If you run race gas, methanol or alcohol injection, this can also cause premature 02 sensor failure. Thankfully, these sensors are affordable, and very easy to replace yourself

Contact us to order yours at z1sales@z1auto.com or (631)863-3820

Happy Birthday Mr. K!!!

15 Sep

Happy birthday to Yutaka Katayama – the father of the Z

Love cars, love people, love life!

M7 Japan M7 Hyper Sound Blow Off Valve Type GT-7

19 Jan

Hyper Sound Blow Off Valve Type GT-7 employs the Dual Drive System. The purpose of Dual Drive System is to relieve compressor surge without reducing compressor speed.The funnel and body with ribs employs high quality aluminum die-cast to ensured heat dissipation radiation. Creates a sharp sound by adopting the Venturi effect.The M7 blow off valve not only improves performance and response, but also increases the life of the turbocharger.

Currently available in Universal, GTR R35, Impreza WRX/STI GDB/GRB and Evolution 7-9 CT9A specific kits.

Rare JDM Aluminum Under Panel for Infiniti G35 and Nissan 350Z Ready For Purchase

18 Jan


Rare JDM is proud to announce our Light Weight Aluminum Under Panel for the Infiniti G35 and Nissan 350z platform! The Rare JDM Aluminum Under Panel is a direct bolt-on replacement for the OEM plastic piece that easily breaks and flexes during normal use. The main panel is made of 6061 aluminum, and side panels are 5053 aluminum. Even weighing in at 5.4 lbs., the Rare JDM Aluminum Uunder Panel provides added protection to the underside of the vehicle, and more specifically the oil pan.

Our Aluminum Under Panel was designed with a removable access panel, allowing for oil drain plug and oil filter access, without the need to remove the entire under panel. Rare JDM track tests all of our parts, and the under panel is no exception! Our prototype has withstood speeds of 140+ mph at Auto Club Speedway without issue.
*Fits 2003-2006 Infiniti G35 Coupes/Sedans and Nissan 350z – fits stock bumper, but can fit after market bumpers with modification

Contact us for pricing and ordering information