1991 Nissan 300ZX TT
2002 Chevrolet Camaro Z28
Head to Head
owned since 2002. bought STOCK except for I.C.E. consisting of MTX subs and amps and a Clarion head unit and some hideous 17" chrome rims.
i quickly sold the rims and attached a set of Axis touring cups temporarily. then began the parts search to customize the 300 and make it mine.
i started showing the car and placed at show after show taking home awards at every event EXCEPT HotImportNights, which is still a goal.
last year i beefed up the performance to match the looks of the car.
Its been down the drag and sliding across the track at MyrtleBeach's slidefest. Ive also had my share of rolling street races but-
In 07 i plan to tune it to better suit road racing and compete in time trials at the track.
The Z32 300ZX Turbo was on Car and Driver magazine's annual Ten Best list every year it was available, from 1990 through 1996. The Z32 Turbo was also Motor Trend's Import Car of the Year for 1990. It was critically acclaimed by many magazines as being a complete turnaround from the Z31, which many critics felt was a sloppy-handling GT, far from the agile, sporty 240Z of years past. From the year it was introduced, it won many comparison tests against similar sports cars such as the Mitsubishi 3000GT/Dodge Stealth and the Mazda RX-7, as well as the Chevrolet Corvette, Ford Thunderbird, Toyota Supra and the Porsche 968. In some comparison tests for the prototype 1991 Dodge Stealth R/T Twin Turbo, the Stealth came out on top.
The Z32 300ZX also made it to Automobile Magazine's list of 25 Most Beautiful Cars in August 2006 and 20 Greatest Cars in April 2006.
2002 Camaro Z28. When I bought the Z28 I said I was going to keep it stock...ya right.. First month I was modding it. I focused more on the way the car drives than power alone. My goal is to get 400 rwhp and keep driveability close to like it was stock. I may throw small 75-100 shot of nitrous on for just in case.
Specs for “300zr2”
4wheel steering HICAS removed
rated factory 300hp
Body style: 3-door hatchback
Engine: 3.0 L VG30DETT V6
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Wheelbase: 2450 mm (96.5 in)
Length: 4305 mm (169.5 in)
Width: 1790 mm (70.5 in)
Height: 1200–1235 mm (48.1–48.7 in)
Curb weight: 1585 kg (3494 lb)
1991: Manual climate controls discontinued (except in convertible).
New electronic climate controls allowing control over air flow direction, but no more ambient temp gauge.
Nissan logo put on the front fascia of the car.
Driver's airbag now optional.
Air conditioner evaporator valve changed from aluminum to steel for better sound insulation.
North American brake rotors changed to NA units. Previous NA rotors were 4 mm thinner.
CD player option added for both the TT and NA; it was previously only available in the NA.
Bose stereo head unit changed.
Logo on floor mats changed from "300ZX" to "Z".
Hardtop coupe available at mid-year (NA only).
Brake master cylinder changed to new unit in February 1991.
Keyhole on driver's door and interior light illuminated when driver's door handle was pulled.
Specs for “rotwiler”
Currently with mods the car has right around 415-25 motor hp. This was calculated with around 15% drivetrain loss from the automatic. Still on stock springs and Bilstien shocks I have been easily pulling 1.5's 60 foot times and 7.9's 1/8th mile. Need a better tune, so 1/4 mile times vary.. Best run is 12.0, 12.2 normal.
Factory Options for “300zr2”
Leather seats sold out for Sparcos.
Full options. pwr eveything.
Factory Options for “rotwiler”
All the options a z28 came with in 2002 except traction control and SS package, including T tops and factory ground fx/spoiler, leather, a/c, fog lights, steering wheel audio controls, monsoon premium audio with 6 cd changer.. Sebring Silver was brought back for the 2002 model year.
Mods for “300zr2”
way too many for me to list all now...
full engine build
Earls oil cooler
disco potato turbos
Turbo XS RFL BOV's
apollo 3" FMIC
HKS twin pwr ignition amp
RPS carbon clutch
Z1 one piece driveshaft
NA rear end (hicas elim) geared for accel
fully adj suspension
TEIN Flex with EDFC
Defi Greddy PLX APEXi electronics
Carbon Fiber dash kit
Custom tail bodywork, jun front end
shaved antenna. shaved rear wiper
18x9 NISMO/volk LMGT4
Falken FK451 street tires
Brembo xdrilled/slotted rotors
goodridge SS lines
axxis mm brake pads
kenwood in dash touchscreen DVD/TV/NAV
2MTX thunder amps
3MTX 10"Thunder subs
(RF punch 8"sub for space or weight saving)
extended wheel studs
99 JDM front bumper
veilside? carbon seats
5pt cam belt
Custom false floor for sub.
Mods for “rotwiler”
Long Tube Headers(FLP) with high flow cats. Rear 02 sims.
Fuddle 3400 stall converter
Transgo shift kit.
K&N fipk, kit.
Ported polished throttle body
changed stock 2:73 gears to 3:42.
Throttle Body bypass
Predator tuner tune with custom RWTD tune for fuel trims and dyno tune using wideband O2 for A/F.
Full boxed diamond sub frame connectors.
Boxed lower control arms
Driveshaft safety loop
NGK sparkplugs(not really for performance, but are reliable)
Optima Red Top
Remote fan switch(keeps her cool in line at the track)
Nitto drag radials for track and use lighter centerline wheels.
Factory ground fx(came stock with them)
black Z06 motorsport wheels 17x9.5
z06 style Z28 emblems from Poland(3) sides and 1 in back)
Black Halo headlights
Tail light covers, blackouts
custom painted 3rd brake light (car color)
Chrome bowtie in back and carbon fiber nose emblem with chrome flames
carbon fiber side pillar covers.
Billet polished air breather
painted calipers and rotor edge and center black
Limo tint on windows
chrome cluster accent cover and silver cluster with blue reverse glow lights
carbon fiber front signal covers
Billet stull grill
2 decals on rear window(bowtie and Ls1 inside) in silver
Clear side running lights
Black reflective camaro inserts in rear
SS hood painted 3/26/2008 and fenders to blend, now getting front bumper painted(I wasn't happy with the match).
Custom leather center console lid cover in black italian leather with silver dual stiching, shifter boot in same leather and E brake cover to match.
35 anniv custom emblem on the way-ordered
MTX 500 watt rms amp(old school)
..Remote bass knob
2 Memphis Audio 10 inch subwoofers
..Subthump Flip up box for use with t tops when in holders.Wish these boxes were still made..they are really cool and replace the factory well cover..when T tops need to be stored the box flips over and the subs point at the rear window...when in use without the T tops in holder the subs point down into the well and make some great low bass.
..Infinity 62.7i kappa speakers in doors and sailpanel running off stock monsoon amp.
..3 farad capacitor.
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