Tag Archives: S13

9’s

24 Jun

Just chatting with a guy in Australia and sent over this video of his Silvia

An S13 That isn’t A Ratrap

18 Mar

S13’s were always neat cars – nice looking, good chassis that was nicely balanced, tons of parts. But it’s an old car so most times they are worse for wear. Saw this one today that bucks the trend. No idea what engine powers it now, but it had nice body work, the full OE JDM treatment and color matched Blitz wheels.

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New SPL Titanium Series Suspension Parts

7 Oct

SPL has recently updated their extensive line of suspension components for the S13 240SX, S14 240SX, Z32 300ZX, Z33 350Z, G35, G37, and GTR. These now feature blue anodized titanium hardware shaves even more unsprung weight from the arms, without compromising strength. In addition, bearings have been upgraded to next generation NCT motorsports bearing feature a carbon fiber teflon liner to provide quiet operation, lower friction, smoother articulation and eliminates bushing deflection under load. The injection-molded slot-loaded liner is also self-lubricating and self-cleaning, offering robust reliability for street and track use.

To order yours, just drop us a line z1sales@z1auto.com

Cosworth Low Temperature Thermostat

9 Aug

High performance racing engines require upgraded and improved cooling systems for maximum reliability. One important component of the upgraded cooling system is a thermostat that opens to allow coolant passage through the engine and cooling system at reduced temperature compared to the original equipment thermostat. Reducing the temperature by approximately 10 to 15C compared with that of a standard thermostat, the Cosworth LowTemp Motorsport Thermostat improves coolant circulation through the engine by starting the process earlier than the original equipment thermostat.
Cosworth LowTemp Motorsport Thermostats are engineered with the optimum temperature range in mind for high performance racing use as it is very easy to over cool the engine by either removing the thermostat completely or using a thermostat that is not designed for the specific application. Additionally, over cooling can cause engine damage by preventing critical engine components from reaching their ideal operating temperature, altering the required clearances for safe operation. Another important feature of Cosworth LowTemp Thermostats is the ability to precisely control the flow of coolant when the valve opens. Unstable temperatures and even temperature fluctuation can cause severe engine damage and make it difficult to properly tune or calibrate the engine.
When combined with a correctly sized radiator and other high quality cooling system components, the Cosworth LowTemp Motorsport Thermostat will help to safely maximize engine performance by controlling the engine temperature at an optimum level.