How long has it been since I posted any cool Ings+1 stuff?! It feels like forever! Well, let me break the drought by filling you in on this front spoiler for the Nissan 370Z (Z34). It is one of the cleanest looking front lips for the 370Z and it isn’t terribly expensive. You can get a durable FRP version for about $475 but if you want to spend more then you can pick up a carbon fiber version. Props to Ings+1! I haven’t forgotten about you!
Sometimes the best modifications don’t add performance but are still incredibly fresh nonetheless. One such example is GReddy’s LED Daytime Running Light kitseen here on the Nissan 370Z. The fit and finish is so good it makes you wonder why Nissan didn’t just offer this on the 370Z themselves! Hindsight is always 20/20 right? FYI GReddy also has LED Daytime Running Light kits for the Nissan 350Z and Nissan R35 GT-R. If you’re nice they may just expand the application list for this hot little item.
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This is one of the prettiest exhaust systems I’ve ever seen! Zele produces this titanium exhaust piece for the Nissan 370Z and it was released the same day that their body kit for the new Z was available for sale. That is probably because this exhaust will only fit if you have the Zele 370Z rear bumper. Which is kind of a bummer but then again the Zele rear bumper is pretty hot so its not that much of a downside.
I’m a little late on this one but Stillen’s 370Z supercharger is finally here! The best part? Not the horsepoewr, not the reasonable price, no. The best part is that it CLEARS THE F’ING HOOD! Expect an increase of approximately 155HP to the wheels over stock, and a price tag just under $6k. Check out more info and a dyno run video below.
STILLEN VQ37 Supercharger System – 370Z / G37
515HP – 438WHP – 343LB/FT Torque
+155 Horsepower at the Wheels! @ 7.9 psi on 91 octane fuel
After more than a year of development and testing, we are proud to announce the release of the STILLEN supercharger for the VQ37 engine. As with all R&D at STILLEN, we assessed our ultimate goals and priorities during the development phase as we planned this supercharger kit. Some of the most important factors to the development team were hood clearance, expanding power later on, CARB legality, air to water intercooler, reliability, and obviously performance. We feel that we have met or exceeded each of our goals.
When looking at different forms of forced induction the engineering team and Steve Millen decided that the best choice would be the Vortech centrifugal supercharger. We have partnered with Vortech in the past on vehicles like the Nissan Maxima and Pathfinder, Mercedes CLK430 and others. One of the great things about the Vortech supercharger is the ease of installation as well as the ability to easily add more boost and increase power. The engineers at STILLEN also wanted a supercharger system that offered little to no maintenance needs so the ultimate decision was made for the V-3 series supercharger.
The Vortech V-3 series supercharger uses a self-contained lubrication system. That means no need for running additional lines from the oil pan or separate coolers. Simply bolt on the blower and you’re good to go. Oil changes are very easy with the drain tube located on the bottom of the blower and the fill tube located on top. Changing the oil in the supercharger itself is a quick ten minute job.
One of the most important aspects of supercharging is also cooling. Superchargers build a lot of heat during the compression process so the air needs to be cooled back down before entering the engine for maximum performance. To do this we have incorporated a cast aluminum intake manifold which houses an air-to-water intercooler. During our testing we saw temperature drops of over 100 degrees of heat after the intercooler immediately before the air enters the engine. Air-to-water intercoolers have been proven to be the most efficient intercoolers available. The intercooler system uses its own separate coolant path that does not get routed in with the engine coolant. An added benefit to the air-to-water intercooler design is that the heat exchanger (mounted in front of the radiator to cool the coolant) is very thin. The Nissan 370Z has already shown that these engines have an issue with overheating. To reduce the risk of overheating we have strategically placed the heat exchanger and intakes to ensure that we have sufficient air flow to all of the vital components and additional coolers without impeding airflow to the radiator.
Airflow was another major consideration for the supercharger system. Because even stock 370Z’s are seeing increased oil temperatures in just a few laps around a race course, we wanted to make sure that the heat exchanger and intakes did not interfere with our other coolers. We are very excited to confirm that the STILLEN race oil cooler, automatic transmission cooler, and power steering cooler all fit perfectly together. To bring the air into the intake path we have chosen to go with a Y-pipe designed cast aluminum intake tube that relocate the MAF sensors, retaining a “draw through” configuration. This means that the MAF sensor are located in front of the forced induction device to get an accurate reading of air volume. We chose to do this because this is what NISSAN recommends. During our many years of building superchargers for NISSAN vehicles as well as our great working relationship with NISSAN we have learned that the MAF sensor that NISSAN uses is not designed to be “blown through”, or post forced induction. Example of this are the two NISSAN vehicles that use forced induction from the factory. The NISSAN GT-R and the 300ZX. Both cars use a draw through MAF sensor setup.
At the end of the day, the most important aspect of any forced induction system is “Performance.” Performance is more than dyno numbers or horsepower claims. Performance means, how does it “perform” at a race track? How does it “perform” in daily driving conditions? These questions had to be answered during our testing so we went to El Toro air force base with our auto gearbox Infiniti G37. This car was equipped with our race oil cooler and auto trans cooler. This days testing consisted of multiple 0-140mph runs.. Hard driving on a very tight course with excessive revving and redlining. Then we parked the car for five minutes to let everything heatsoak and get really warm then immediately ran another series of 0-140 mph runs. We could not be happier with the way the car was able to handle these extreme tests. During those tests we had numerous data logging devices inside the car keeping track of a number of different data points.
Parts included in the kit:
• Vortech V-3 Series Compressor w/Pre-Assembled Laser-Cut Billet Aluminum Mounting Assembly
• (6) 600CC Fuel Injectors
• ECU Based Tuning Device
• High Output Fuel Pump
• Air-to-Water Intercooler System (Intercooler, Heat Exchanger, Pump, Hoses, Mounting Brackets)
• Polished Aluminum Intake Charge Pipe
• Cast Aluminum Intake Manifold
• Cold Air Intake Y-Pipe w/Draw Through MAF Sensor Bosses (as recommended by NISSAN)
• Genuine K&N Intake Filters
Recommended installation time of 10-12 hours
Introductory Limited Time Pricing: $5,899 Complete Bolt-On Kit
Pre-orders are being taken – $500 deposit
Pre-order customers will be mailed the tuning device first with detailed instructions on how to prepare the car for the supercharger. By pulling your tune ahead of time we are able to prepare your tune so that you’re ready when the supercharger ships.
Supercharger kit shipping ETA : Mid-to-Late April 2010
I honestly did not think Power House Amuse would be able to top the Superleggera arero that was tailor made for the 350Z (Z33). However I can happily say I stand corrected! Their new Vestito kit for the Nissan 370Z is one of the freshest aero treatments I’ve seen on ANY car! I am sure some will probably think this is too much, too wide, etc but to me the lines are perfectly balanced.
As far as I know, you can’t buy the Vestito kit in America yet but, I would be willing to bet that if anyone has it or is going to get it, it will probably be Bulletproof Automotive and/or Evasive Motorsports. If you have the cash (I’m guessing this kit will go for at least $10k) I would jump on the phone with one or both of those shops and see what you can do about a pre-order ASAP.
According to the blog talkover at Stillen they are nearing completion of a new supercharger system for the Nissan 370Z and Infiniti G37. If you remember, their 350Z roots type supercharger system was a pretty popular item for a while, especially since it was the first of its kind. However, the 350Z had its down sides namely the need to buy a new hood or cut a hole in the stock hood to get the unit to fit. The second minus came from the fact that a roots type blower had limited boost options.
Stillen has taken the lessons learned from the first generation kit and promised that their new generation supercharger kit will be based on a Vortech centrifugal unit. No more hood swapping! Additionally the new kit will be available in 3 stages: Tuner (just the hardware no fuel management), CARB Legal (6 psi, decent power, and street legal), and Competition (bawls out, track only madness). Since the Tuner and Competition kits aren’t street legal they’ll have more of a solid release date. However since the CARB Legal stage is dependant on, well, CARB its release date is reliant on when CARB will give them the time of day to look over their work. We’ll try to keep you updated as things develop.
If you were holding out on picking up the new 370Z then I think now is the time to pull the trigger. Nissan just announced a 40th Anniversarymodel to celebrate the sixth generation of the Z. The 40th Anniversary 370Z starts off as a Coupe in “Touring” trim with the viscous LSD, front lip, rear spoiler, and the Rays wheels. Where it starts to get exclusive is the aesthetics. The new anniversary model comes in a limited “40th Quartz” paint job and what Nissan calls “smoke finish” wheels, which are really a satin matte black with red brake calipers in the background. Inside is a special edition red leather interior with badging and and embossed “40th Anniversary” logo on the seats. Also just to make you feel special Nissan will throw in a plaque of authenticity and satin car cover.
Personally, I’m really feeling it. I love the color, the wheels, and the interior is fresh. Nissan also did the right thing by building it on a touring model instead of a base so you still get more than just the extra flash. If you’re feeling it too then jump quick because Nissan is only producing 1,000 units. With the price hovering just below $40k it should go pretty quickly unless dealers mark it up.
This is MiNE’S new Nissan 370Z carbon fiber front lip. I like it but I’m not totally in love with it. Although, that’s what I said about the 370Z as a whole and it slowly grew on me. I think this front lip will have the same effect. What do you guys think?
A good cooling plate for your radiator really gives you the best of both worlds. If it’s made correctly it will actually provide a cooling benefit for your radiator and typically a well made cooling plate also looks really, really cool under the hood. This dry carbon cooling plate by Password:JDM for the 370Z heavily leans towards the legit side. And, since it is made from dry carbon it is a lot lighter than a regular carbon fiber piece that’s been slathered with a crappy clear coat.
I slept on this one a bit but HKS dropped a dual version of their “Hi-Power” Exhaust for the 370Z. Not sure how much power it makes but if its made by HKS its a safe bet that they’ll be a noticable improvement. You also get titanium tips which freshens up the look nicely. This is defnitely a nice option if youre a Z guy in the market for an exhaust right now.