Page Update Log
Oh yea baby.. Engine build is complete. it's going into the car this week ;).. picts soon!!
In prep of higher flow, i went ahead and Sold my Jic Ypipe and RSR GT2 Mag... in leiu of the brand new Greddy Evo TT (Turbo Tuned) exhaust system. it is a dual exhaust system with an Hpipe exhaust pulse equalizer, 70mm piping throughout and huge 115mm tips. Check out the picts on my engine build page 16... and the diffuser project is now.. BACK ON! (teaser pict also on page 16)
Hi Boys & Girls. Sorry it's been a while since my last update. Well i finally got all the pieces i need for my engine build. I am dropping off the Z @ Technosquare to get the stock motor tuned for various boost levels and AFR settings via ECU reflash. Then after Technosquare has all the data they need for 6/7/8/9/10/11 PSI settings on stock block, they're gonna install the new engine. Estimated return of the Z will be around first or second week of August hopefully. Enjoy some picts of my new HKS Head Gasket and the Cusco Clutch on Page 16.
I Also have been moonlighting as a Feature Writer for the online magazine, Jtuned.com.. Go check it out if you have time!
Cusco Clutch picts up! See page 16!
Cusco Twin Plate Carbon/Carbon clutch & flywheel is here.
Engine Build is gonna start! woo hoo! Picts up soon. Technosquare just bought a Dyno!! :) woo hoo. time for some tuning runs for some before engine build #s!!
Installed Autotechnic CF Mirrors, and upgraded my brakes finally!. The 6 pistons are in! ;)
See Page 5 for the mirrors, and Page 8 for the new Brakes!
Happy Post Easter! Took time on Sunday to test fit my CF fenders. Yea THOSE cf fenders from a while back-. Check it out! Page 5!!!
waiting for my 6piston Stoptech fronts to be built, and my Clutch is on the way- when it arrives, its go time!
Autometer dual gauge pillar pod showed up.. i'll take some picts of it soon.
My PE cast manifolds are in... see page 16.
I added NEW Page 16: My Engine Build Write up! Take a look at my new injectors...
Woopty Woot! Jtuned.com Photoshoot & Cover Article is now OUT! YAY! Check it out! Jtuned.com
Images from the shoot are on page 12!!
I also picked up Tokico Sponsorship, i'll be trashing their new D-sport Infinitely adjustable shocks during my Drift & HPDE sessions! :) thanks Tokico!
Happy Post- Valentines Day. I hope you gave your car some Love yesterday... :)
Upcoming Projects: Front diffuser undertray/rear diffuser project is back on!!
I will be painting and mounting my CF fenders, and cutting up my CF hood for vents.. i'll post more soon.
Happy New Years everyone! I hope everyone had a safe and happy holidays. So.. what's planned this year for the Z?
Here's my Resolutions for my Fairlady:
1. Build the engine so i can boost 1 bar!
2. Get better at drifting to get into the advanced group @ DriftDay.com
3. Paint all my body pieces and get into at least two other magazines
4. Play it safe and promote legal, track only High Performance Driving Events and Racing events!
Well, i hope i can accomplish my 4 resolutions!
Setrab Oil cooler and Hayden Power Steering Cooler installed over the Thanksgiving break. See page 8 for DETAILED picts and write up. Woot Woot.
Konichiwa Bitches! Since i couldnt make it to SEMA this year, i thought i'd make my own product release announcement... FINALLY GOT MY CF FENDERS AND HATCH! Woo Hoo! they came out pretty good. See Page 5 for pictures and details. I also got my fittings for my Oil Cooler. Part #s and notes updated on page 8.
Happy Halloween. Setrab Oil Cooler picts up on page 8.
On Oct 13th, I went out to Buttonwillow raceway with a bunch of my co-workers. I installed the JIC Ypipe a few days ealier and wanted to try out my new top end power... but unfortunately @ the track, found out my car's oil temp gets really really high. So.. its time for some oil/power steering cooling devices. I picked up a 25row, 13"x8"x2" oil cooler core from SETRAB and will be making my oil cooler. I'll have picts and write up coming shortly for those interested in making the same type of cooling system for your Boosted Z. Picts are up on Page 15.
There was also this big meet at Red Robins next to the SuperAutoBacs in Stanton, CA on the 15th. So i posted some picts up on Page 15. Check out Mark's Z.. my Twin!! :)
Wow. a few more picts! Page 15. I went to Pepperdine University in Malibu, CA over the weekend and took some picts.
Also on Page 15 are pictures from EverythingDrift.com's coverage of DriftDay Compeition #5 @ California Speedway on Sept 25. :) enjoy!
Drifting for Katrina
Washed the car, and went to Palos Verdes to take some picts along PCH... check out the bottom of Page 3 for images! :)
Uploaded some images from EverythingDrift.com to page 9!
I got alot of news! I had the Cusco RS LSD installed last wednesday and set to 60% lock, then after about 20 minutes of figure 8s in a parking lot i was ready for some DRIFT ACTION!
I had registered for Drift Day 27 and went to California Speedway in Fontana for my first time drifting. I swapped in my CF hood and spare CF front bumper and went at it! I got some pictures of me and my friends in the pits and on the track, Go to page 9 for Images!
Crazy Mad Pimpness! I got my body kit and side skirts painted to match the body color! See Page 5 for updated picts!!! I will install the CF hood tonight, picts up of that install soon!
Was bored.. took out my Cusco A arms outta the box and took picts! Up on Page 8.
I found some pictures of the wide vented front fenders i am developing with Fiberimages, and since i have nothing else new to post, i thought i'd put up the prototype pictures. They're up on Page 5....
While waiting for my CF parts. i thought, well, hell, might as well buy a hood for temp usage. I went to APR performance in Walnut and talked to the guys. they had an extra Z hood so i got it. its a Fiberimages OEM-style hood. Go Figure. Page 5 has picts...I might be rockin' some APR stuff soon... :O
oh yea. picked up a lightweight aluminum racing jack.. i'll post picts of it soon. Decently priced for what it is. Quickpump low 3.5" to high of 17.8". I'll still need wood to get the front chassis high enough for the jack. but it weighs only 33 pounds. bling!
Page 8 has my Cusco RS LSD and Nismo Differential Cooling plate picts.. the A-arms are in a box in my closet. STILL waiting for my stupid carbon pieces to be finished....
Wow. has it been THAT long since i did anything to this page?
Well, I've been kinda busy with something called WORK. heh. nextup, FINALLY i get my parts coming in the mail...
1. Cusco A-Arms
2. Cusco RS LSD
3. Nismo Finned LSD cover
4. CF hood, hatch, fenders
I'll try to post some picts up soon. no really i mean it this time! haha..
Uploaded picts of the mounted LMGT4 Limited wheels onto Page 7. Wing picts and my new helmet on page 8.
Holy Crap. I finally get my account back. Sorry for the massive delays in updates. for some reason, cardomain locked out my account for the past three months.
Here's a few updates:
1. Japanese Performance Magazine: March issue finally published!
2. Picked up Toyo Tire Sponsorship!
3. Fenders and Hood in CF finally completed, will be mounted on the car asap
4. Modified Magazine photo shoot coming up!
Check out pages 7,8 for updated images :)
Wing Install (in process..) picts of my holes! haha. Page 8.
B&M Fix write up on Page 6 :)
Some glamor shots uploaded to page 3. Its so cold here so i havent had time to install my Top Secret Wing. Dang..
Happy Thanksgiving everyone! :)
CF Wing images on Page 8.
Race seat images are on Page 8.
Race seats and custom brackets are installed, my Schroth five point is also securely fastened :) i'll take picts soon. SEMA part 2 are now uploaded to page 14.
Hola. I return from Las Vegas, very tired, but content. It was fun hangin' out with the TechnoSquare guys. I've uploaded only a THIRD of my images. Its a PITA to upload here to cardomain. SEMA images are on page 14.
ECU update: well most of you have successfully guessed that it is indeed true: TechnoSquare has gained control of the larger injectors and can easily adapt the ECU to 440 and larger injectors. Currently they are working on a Greddy TT specific kit to do-away with the eManage unit. More updates soon. as for the 2k4 hardware, it's almost done.. patience!
ECU Update: TechnoSquare has 'unlocked' some GREAT news for boosted Z/Gs... think: BIGGER INJECTORS!!! i'll post up more news after SEMA :)
Happy Halloween! My Roll Bar is finished! Check out page 8! I'll be at SEMA next week, i'll be sure to post images when i get back! :)
Some build up images of the roll bar on Page 8. the main bar is bent, and the base plates are being welded in.
Added some write up to my mods, also on page 8. :)
I'll be at SEMA with the Technosquare guys next next week. i'll be sure to post up the latest Z/G news... hope to see you there.. :)
While my baby is under surgery (base plates welded in, the bars are being bent and welded now) i got some interior pieces.. nothing big. the 2k4 Driver side knee pad for my 2k3..
Part Number 68135-CD800..and some nismo shoulder pads...
:) Picts on page 8!
Dropped off my Z yesterday at TechnoSquare. Getting the 4point Roll bar welded into the car, picts hopefully within the week. I'll finally be able to run the 5point harness (safely) and will be installing my Sparco Evo2s soon.
in other news...Here's an UPDATE for all you 2004 Z/G Owners. The ECU upgrade for 2004 (and 2004.5) is coming.. the prototyping hardware is complete and should be state-side within the month. Tadashi (head tuner at TS) was in Japan for the past 4 months doing R&D work and inconjunction with Techtom Japan, they have finally built a programmer for the 04s. Nissan doubled the memory allocation for the newer cars and are starting to run ULEV code for the A/F ratios. There are more maps to deal with (hence the RAM upgrade) so logically, the car will be harder to tune. The Feedback value Nissan put in is extremely limited. i.e. the gains on the 04 will be harder to produce than the 03s, but Technosquare is confident they can squeeze some more HP out of the stock program. R&D will commence in California in November.
News for the 05 Track/35th Anniversary Z. There is a VQ35DE version B. Hence the 300hp rating given to the new variation. Nissan added a modified exhaust cam to the stock 287hp engine and reprogramed the ECU. That car's ECU will be very interesting to see, and hopefully come Jan 05, we can take a look at it.
When i get more info, i'll post it up... :)
doing some cleanup around here..it's taking forever to log in now ... haha.
The B&M Short Throw shifter is INSTALLED! OMG!! The throws are so short, about 2inches from gate to gate. it's a little bit harder to shift due to the change in the fulcrum point, but its worth it! THANKS BOB, STEVE, J.D, & Garett @ B&M Racing! (on a side note, i mesed up my stock leather shifter cuz it wouldnt come off so i guess i have to get me a NISMO one now, poo!) Pictures of half of the install are on page 10!!!
YAY! Welcome new car sponsor: B&M Racing!!! The Z will now be sporting their newly designed Short Throw Shifter :) Thanks for the support guys! (OneRTwoT!!!) Picts and install this weekend!!
Picts of the Shifter on Page 10!!!
New updates on page 9.. finally got the LMGT4s.. kinda curb rashed :( i got lied to on the purchase.. but oh well... good for the track i guess.
Hey Guys- Went to the 'Drifting Pretty' race event at Willow Springs raceway on Saturday the 19th. I took pictures and its up on page 11. It is an all girls drift event, there were some competitive ladies out there! And they put on a good show.. enjoy! :)
Oh yea.. see if you can recognize Ken Gushi in the picts...
I picked up some NISMO LM-GT4 limited wheels for the track... in BLACK! :) yay.. check them out on page 9.. they're being shipped over and i'll post picts on the car soon.
sorry i havent updated the site for a while.. work.. go figure.. i'm all over the place! but in two weeks i will have my half cage and Sparcos *finally* installed at TechnoSquare. Wish me luck.
Picts of the HKS SSQV BOV, on page 10
Its been a hectic month! i've been stupid busy with work, so no updates. I picked up a CMX-100N2 multi-gauge reader for the OBDII port. i can now read intake temp, ignition timing, water temp, rpm, speed, AF voltage and more- i wanted to see what my intake temp was because of the hot summer days up here- its been over 100 for the past few days. THe body kit work has been slow. Fiberimages needs to finish up my fenders, hood, and hatch soon. the build up of the motor is slowly coming into picture. We're testing Nismo's 9.5:1 lower comp piston heads and reinforced rods. it will be some fun stuff. Our target boost is 1bar on the new setup-
Some sad news: my tuner, Tadashi, has been having some health issues lately. He's the one that pioneered the ECU development for the new Nissans. My thoughts and prayers are with him. Get well soon my friend!
Page 15 has updated images of the TechnoSquare rollcage, brembos, brake duct and race seats..
The prototype Fiberimages CF hood and rear CF hatch are finished!!! It was installed on Axis Wheel's project drift car.. images on page 7!!
I should get my copy soon-
Hey Guys- While i work on the 60mm pod, check out the installed Heads Up Display from DEFI on page 10! I'm having trouble getting RPM signal off the ecu (thanks nissan CAN system.. arrg) so while i'm waiting for the RPM adapter from Greddy- i'm just using it to monitor Oil temp and fuel pressure.
Since there isnt a 60mm gauge pod for my Defi gauges... i guess i'll just have to make it... check out some teaser picts on page 10
Check out Page 7, for front fender design mock up... using CLAY! haha. :)
well decided to work on a fender design to finish up the body work.. take a look
Page 15: the 9th Annual Westcoast Z nationals show held at Motorsport Auto in Orange
Page 15: TechnoSquare's new 8 point race roll cage
Page 10: my Cusco sway bar install
Page 10: my front suspension/brake
AWESOME! Some Fu*ker thought it would be funny to post my Z for sale on Ebay. check it out before its gone! Someone has too much time, too little brains.
Ebay Item #2475322846
Guess what his email is?
Ebay user handle: sha750
Tada! Defi BF Gauges, with VSD Concept...aka Heads up!
Hey Guys- i've been really busy with my real day job- the Car has been running great on 8.5psi all day! its AWESOME!! i picked up some Defi BF gauges, and their new heads-up-display. I'll post picts soon.
in the mean time, i went to malibu and took some more glamor shots next to the private beach i always go to... check it out on page 3!
Sorry for the lack of updates- i've been out of town. Just some new picts of the Z, at the All Nissan Meet held at Performance Nissan of Durate on March 20th. (see page 3)
Some Glamor Shots, taken at Willow Springs Raceway- Page 4
FiberImages Carbon Fiber GT Body kit, page 7!!!!!!!!!
Turbo Images updated, page 13,
Z Shooting Meet Images, posted on page 4
Fiberimages body kit install, finally, this thursday. images posted on Friday.
Friday is also subsequently the Mossy Nissan Track day at Streets of Willow @ Willow Springs Raceway. I will be there ;) to take fotos and show everyone the turbo. hope you can make it out!
WHAT A WEEKEND!!! I went to the D1 Drift Grand Prix @ Irwindale Speedway on Saturday- I got a Pit-side pass, and was able to get upclose n personal to the race cars. enjoy the images, on Page 11.
RS*R ExMag GTII exhaust images posted on page 10!
Welcome new car sponsors: RS*R!!!
THANK YOU SO MUCH GUYS!! Props out to Koji! The car is now sportin' the newly designed ExMag GTII Exhaust system!!
A little more cleaning up going around..
Street Fury DVD (a film production from Tokyo Pop Productions) did a special feature on the Power Enterprise Twin Turbo setup for my Z yesterday.
PE's general manager, Yoko, was there, and she gave a good overview of the company. She is actually one of the most powerful people in the company, Currently overseeing PE USA while they are in their infancy. She was really nice to me, so that was really cool.
A few important notices about the kit:
the intercooler is made by ARC in Japan. this intercooler piece itself, it worth over $1500 US. All pipes including the exhaust manifold are all hand TIG welded. The kit also includes an oil pan that has baffles/guides to prevent sloshing of the oil during hard turns,
The quality of the parts of this kit is superb. i have never seen a turbo kit out of the box, of such high quality parts. the only thing cast molded was the oil pan!!!
well. what are you waiting for?!
goto Page 11 for the Street Fury behind the scenes images!!!!!
Page 13 for the new turbo images!!!
Page 7 for Body Kit/Diffuser Build up updates!
Added Page 14: My Favorite Z images...
BOOYEAH! Turbos Here. SEE page 13 for boxed images.
I hope everyone had a safe and joyous holiday season. It's 2004 and time for major mods. The turbos from Japan are on the way. Some stupid drama between me and Power Enterprise, but now its over... and i'll be boosted again shortly.
I'm looking at LSDs and Clutches and i've decided to get the OS Giken Fly/Clutch and their 2-way adjustable LSD... time will tell on if its a good choice..
Fiberimages's CF molds of the body kit is complete. they're making my full body kit now in CF. its just taking forever. i finally got to see the actual molds they're using so that was assuring. progress is slow. but it's coming along..
i added a few more pictures to page 10. :) please feel free to check out my new toy: Sparco Evo2 race seat and Schroth harnesses.
I'm also doing some house cleaning and re-arranging some files.. so just keep surfing on the pages and i'll post what i changed here on the Frontpage :)
Happy Holidays everyone!!
More Images.. of the Wheel and brake Combo See page 9!!
Stoptech 4wheel big brake kit and 19" TE37s with Toyos are finally ON!!
See page 9!!
STOPTECH's ARE HERE! Yay.. These babies were back ordered for Three months! I'll take picts of the boxes soon (see above!)
Turbo Page Updated.. see page 13.. (some old photos found..see the july entry)
FiberImages GT body kit, that i am help designing. ;).. here are pictures of the prototype molds on my car, i will be adding a complete front underbody diffuser and rear diffuser soon... see page 7...
Important Info concerning Technos ECU and ATI Procharger SC tuning... see Page 12!
Important Power Enterprise Turbo info page 13!
YAY!! Twin Turbos are coming back to the states. will be installed NEXT WEEK! Body kit is here from japan, picked it up on Tuesday and its off for carbon fiber modifications! yay yay!
No real news except my new body kit is on the way.. shipping is taking a while :P Stoptech 4wheel's still on backorder. *sigh*
My 19x10.5 TE37s are FINALLY here.. after 5 monthes of waiting.. :) see page 10!
Decided i didnt like my nismo sides and rear-- i am going with a new body kit and rear wing being sent direct from japan. should be here in a few weeks... wish me luck!
Welcome new sponsors, STOPTECH Brakes! :)
their new 4 wheel, 355mm Big Brake Kit is on the way for my 350z :) Much love guys!
Turbos are on the way to japan for production!!
More Turbo Images updated to page 13!
:) Page 13!
The G35Coupe 6MT & 5AT and the 350Z Auto ECU programs are now available...
The Automagics can take advantage of a special map that we have found that is only characteristic of the Autos and acceleration should benefit with the new programs.
for more information,
Updated Page 12: ECU updates.. Good info on Track racing earlier ECU versions CD000 and CD001. And info on AEM/Nismo CAI.
"Special Project" complete. Images soon. On-road testing very soon. :)
Technos G35Coupe M/T program will be available starting the first week of August 2003.
TechnoSquare ECU is now ON SALE!
For More information, Please contact
Danny @ TechnoSquare
TEL (310) 787-0847
The ECU program is pretty much finished for Performance/Touring/Enthusiast/Track manual transmission 350Zs. We are still working on G35 Coupe Auto/Stick, 350z Base and Touring Automatics.. results soon.
I got to take a look at my new...TURBOS!!!! I'm doing the build up now for the Power Enterprise US-Spec Twin Turbo Kit... i will now post updates on that.. on page 13 whenever i get information :)
My carbon fiber diffuser project is coming along great... i'll post a pict of the product asap..
FiberImages CarbonFiber Front Diffuser!
I'm looking for 10 persons who are interested in getting a full carbon fiber front diffuser, similar to the Top Secret Front Diffuser...
I am getting these made and they will be ready in a few weeks.
This is a FULLY FUNCTIONAL, FULL CARBON FIBER diffuser/front lip, with a gel coat, but can be readily painted for those who do not like the CF look.. For a little extra money, you can also get this in CARBON KELVAR, benefits include the option of color kevlar.. (such as Navy Blue & Black, Lite Blue & Black, Yellow & Black, Red & Black, Orange & Black)..as well as the added strength.....
I understand the recent issues with Replicas, but i assure you, i will be supervising the build up and they will have to meet my standards before i ship them.
I'm aiming for a price of around $550, shipping not included. Compared to the real diffuser at $700 , i believe this is a fair price for full carbon fiber..... The pieces are being made in the USA from the very reputable FiberImages. You may have seen some of their kits in MaxPower UK, Import Tuner, Sport Compact Car, and other media....
If anyone is interested PLEASE EMAIL ME!!!
ECU Dyno Results!
Bone Stock with just ECU added....
@6200: Peak HP gain: 7hp & 7ft-lb torque
@5200: HP gain of ~12 hp & 11 ft-lb torque
Please see page 10 for DynoCharts!
MORE Ecu modification pictures.. on page 10 :)
I'm personally teaming up with FiberImages to bring you some bad-ass carbon fiber pieces... More details soon
More ECU updates.. page 12
More ECU updates.. AND exhaust images.. please check the respective pages!
The ECU is done. Check out Page 12 for more updates!!
I took delivery of my 19" GunMetal Volks today (picked them up in Sacramento) Picts are on Page 10!!
My Ecu tuner has some good news! On a very conservative fuel/air mapping and slight ignition timing changes.. we got approximately 7-8hp. They also made a set of pre-cat straight pipe replacements and the outlook seems good so far, no CEL... more tuning is being done.. check out the images on PAGE 10 :) and an ECU write up on what i've done on page 12
SEMA Show images & RSR Drift Event can been seen on Page 11.
I got another sponsorship.. cant say who yet. :)
The TEs are here finally!! ECU program is on the final completion....for N/A Cars... There will be a Forced Induction program out VERY shorty..
Fantastic news. Too Bad i cant post it. Just wanted to let you know that something big is going down!! woo hoo!
19" Volk TE37 in Gunmetal will be here April First. Hopefully no Joke.
The ECU is back and now i'll be undergoing about three weeks worth of modification and tuning! more details soon
After sending my ECU to Japan with Technosquare's head programmer, i got great news today as they reported back to me: The ECU is tunable and under development. That's all that i'm allowed to release right now, more information will be released as soon as i know. :)
TEIN Flex suspension with Electronic Dampening Force Controller (EDFC) is HERE!!!
TEIN Flex suspension with Electronic Dampening Force Controller (EDFC) is on the way!
Tried on some new shoes. 18x8.5/18x9.5 AVS Model 5s. These will be my auxiliary rims until i finally get my 19x8.5/19x9.5 Gunmetal TE37s in..see page 9!
Nismo Body Kit is here! Check out Page 6!
Nismo Stune Body kit is on its way! updates soon
LDI Carbon Fiber Fascia Cover has been made and about to be installed! :) Check out page 3
NEW IMAGES! Malibu Photo Shoot *and Desert scene too!* on page 3
Hey Hey Hey! HAPPY NEW YEAR! I've had the Z for about two monthes now (after waiting around 9 monthes from pre-order) and its great! It totally worth every minute (and every penny)!Currently i am working with Zdriver.com and doing some prototyping for the Z as i did for the Maxima community. Hope you enjoy my car as much as i do, as i try to make it a little more Zesty throughout the years. Thanks for visiting.