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Cars > Challenges > “Daphne” Vs “The Z”


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1992 Chevrolet Camaro 25th Anniversary RG


1995 Nissan 300ZX 2+2 TT

“The Z”

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Photo of: 1995 Nissan 300ZX

Head to Head


About “Daphne”

This '92 camaro, 25th anv edition, T-Top was originaly an RS with the 5.0L 305. 5 speed manual. I've modified it with a new high performance LUK clutch, cause I'm Hell on clutches.I replaced the motor with a 330hp 5.7L GM crate motor and performance parts such as Edelbrock performer TBI intake manifold, MSD ignition, Hedman headers, March underdrive pullies, Flow~Master exhaust and of course K&N air filter and throttle body spacer. I also just had the fuel pump replaced with a high flow 700cfm. I've replaced the stock hood with a 4" cowl induction hood and have painted the body a harlequin blue to red which gives it a unique purplish color that changes in the sun. I've also had the door handles shaved and installed a keyless door popper. I still have some maintenance and cosmetic work I would like to have done. I need to install an adjustable throttle position sensor, new injectors. As for the cosmetics, I've just added color changing lights for ground effects, and would like to eventually add lamborghini style door hinges. I've also upgraded the stereo system with a sony Xplode cd player and new speakers all the way around with a bass tube and an amp that really bumps! After all the modifications I had made, I didn't want to put the RS emblams back on but I couldn't exactly put on SS or Z28 either so I customized it with my initials, RG.

About “The Z”

Purchased in Feb 2001 with 47k on the odo.
I've been moding it slowly, progressively,
to make it the car it is today.

Not a show car, or dyno queen.

A clean, fast, driver, with style, class, and performance.
Currently with over 120k on the odo.


Specs for “Daphne”

ENG 5.7L 350
330hp/380ft lb torque base dyno before performance mods
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------Crankshaft-Nodular cast Iron
Connecting Rods-Powdered Metal
Pistons- Dished, Cast Aluminum
Camshaft- Hydraulic flat tappet
Intake lift- .435",Exhaust Lift- .460".
Intake Duration @ .050"-212,Exhaust duration @ .050" 222,
Lobe Centerline 112.5
It's the same camshaft as the old vettes with the 327
Timing chain- Standard morse link
Cylinder Head- Vortec Cast iron- 64cc Chambers,170cc intake runner, 1.94" Intake valve, 1.50" Exhaust Valve
9.1:1 compression ratio
Rocker Arms-Stamped Steel , self aligning, 1.5:1 ratio.

Specs for “The Z”

3 Liter 24 Valve DOHC V6. Garrett T25 twin-turbocharged with twin air-to-air intercoolers and Nissan Valve Timing Control System (NVCS)

Sequential multi-point electronic fuel injection with dual-plenum intake

8.5:1 compression ratio

Front engine/rear-wheel drive

4.08 final drive

4-wheel independent, multi-link with upper links, lower A-arms, Eibach coil springs, KYB AGX adjustable hydraulic shock absorbers, front and rear stabilizer bars

Alloy Wheels:
7.5" x 17" frt. P245/40ZR17
8" x 17" rr. P265/40ZR17

Ultra Red
2+2 seater

3518 lbs

Set the shocks on Soft for a comfy cruiZe down the highway,
or Firm for tearing up a winding mountain road.


Factory Options for “Daphne”

8 cyl RS


5 Speed manual transmission

16" Wheels

Factory Options for “The Z”

Loaded: Leather Seats, Suede Interior Trim, Auto Climate Control, Bose Audio, T-Tops, Pwr Windows, Pwr Seats, Pwr Mirrors etc.


Mods for “Daphne”

I've replaced the stock motor with the 330hp GM crate motor and also replaced all the old engine accessories with new performance mods. MSD ignition w/8mm wires, Edelbrock Performance intake manifold, March underdrive pullies, Heddman Headers, Flow~Master exhaust, K&N filter with a Jegs Xtreme lid and a Hi-Flow 1.5" throttle body spacer. I've also replaced the stock clutch with a high performance LUK clutch 'cause I'm hell on clutches.I've also just added 7 color changing lights underneath. Since I've made all these modifications and upgrades I didn't want to put the original RS emblem back on it but I couldn't exactly put the Z28 on it either so I customized it with RG, my initials.

Mods for “The Z”

* TT Swap
* 740cc injectors
* Dual JWT Pop Chargers
* Ashspec 2.5" intake piping w/ planar filter mounting
* Z1 Side-mount Inter-coolers
* UR UD Crank Pulley
* HI OD Water Pump Pulley
* Blitz i-Color EBC (1 Bar)
* Specialty-Z SS Super Split Down Pipes
* Megan Racing Test Pipes
* Dual 2.5" stainless cat-back w/ X-Pipe
* Z1 Platinum 1-Piece Drive-Shaft

* 300degree Brake Master Cylinder Brace
* YBBBK w/ StopTech AeroRotor 2-piece directional floating rotors with directional billet aluminum mounting bells
* Braided Stainless Brake Lines

* TT-Rear Stabilizer Bar
* KYB AGX Shocks
* Eibach Pro-Kit Springs
* SPL v2 Tension Rods
* C-Tune Adjustable suspension bits
* - Tension Rod Mount Brace (Ladder Bar)
* - Front Upper Arms
* - Rear Upper Arms
* Energy Suspension Urethane Bushings
* - Front Lower Control Arms & Steering Rack
* - Rear Control Arms
* - Front and Rear Anti Roll Bars
* Rear Strut Tower Brace
* G35 Coupe Wheels & Falken FK452 Tires
* - 17x7.5" 245/40 front
* - 17x8" 265/40 rear

Night Visibility
* 4300K HID Low Beams

* Fully Cleared J-Spec Front Corners
* '99 Spec Rear Panels & new 3rd Brake Light Panel
* Painted Brake Calipers (Red)
* Polished Gage Rings & Chrome Trim Ring around shifter opening


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Cover photo of RG album
Photos: 32

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The Z
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Points for Daphne Total Votes Points for The Z
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