Adam over at Z1 Performance decided it was time to start a very interesting build with his 350z(Z33) platform. What his build consists of is "a setup that can run in all 4 seasons, is not built or tuned to the ragged edge, but rather, a more reliable approach. " Here we will find a large grocery list of parts which will hopefully get him to his goal, "to break 300 whp, to give me a good platform with which to really learn the black art secrets of NA power on the VQ".
First off, what is a "Locost"?
A Locost is a home built Lotus Seven replica which was a small, simple, lightweight two-seat open-top sports car produced by Lotus Cars between 1957 and 1972. In this installment LocostUSA.com forum user "evo626" uses the engine, transmission, dash panel, and other assorted bits from a donor infiniti I30 (VQ30DE) to build his garage made racer. Will this inspire you to build a "locost"?
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Modified Magazine derived a tests to see which street camshafts were up to the task of making the most bang for your buck in the VQ35 The camshafts that were tested in this shootout were Jim Wolf Technology S1 cams, Tomei 264 cams and Nismo R-Tune cams.
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For a big upgrade at an affordable price, Brake Pros offers world renown AP Racing 4-piston calipers running on 1-piece and/or 2-piece rotors. Each kit is designed to work with the original equipment master cylinder, ABS and traction control systems. Specially-designed rotors are cross-drilled and slotted, the optimum for high-performance street, autocross and occasional track day use. The curved vane construction provides for maximum cooling when pushing hard. 2-piece kits come with aluminum alloy hats for better thermal management and maximum weight reduction.
BORLA Cat-Back exhausts feature patented, straight-through and multi-core technology to unleash hidden horsepower. Increased exhaust velocity adds power, driving excitement, fuel economy and the distinctive BORLA Sound of Power respected by motoring enthusiasts everywhere. Each system is built from premium austenitic stainless steel, superior to T-400 series knockoffs, to give you the absolute best in performance and durability.
NWP Engineering is about to release an EGR Block Plate Kit specifically for the 04-08 Nissan Maxima VQ35DE upper intake manifold. With as many engine and intake manifold swaps I see happening, there has been a need to block the EGR port on this manifold if you do not want to run an EGR system. This product will come in handy for anybody wanting a clean way to cap off this EGR port.