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post 1 of 22 Old 07-24-2004, 02:29 PM
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I've been thinking about forced induction for my G, but the expense and reliability issues with the twin turbo kits worry me. From what I've learned the VG35DE is really not made for forced induction. You can get away with running low boost levels, but the power gains at these levels are just not enough. Is there a race shop or tuner that builds race tuned VG35DE's? It just seems to me that this would be the way to go if you want more power. It may be a little more expensive but there should be less reliability issues. The engines would be running the way they were built to run.

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A bore job you mean?

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low boost can put it to mid-to-high 300s to the wheels. If that's not enough for you, maybe consider selling the G and buying a MkIV Supra which should be enough for almost ANYONE's power needs. =)

As far as non-FI upgrades go, heads & cams should do something and if you bore/stroke it to around 4.0L, that should certainly give off great numbers.
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Johnny you can put a Stroker kit in the engine if you are looking at big boost and big hp. Chromium Blue started a thread about this in the performance section. It is pretty expensive, but you can get good power normally aspirated with internal mods to go with higher boost if you want to in the future.

With a supercharger you should be able to get about 360 to the wheels with a little mods. Once you start going down the TT path you are correct that it will start to get very expensive very fast.
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For a serious race engine from a good engine builder you are looking at $10,000 to start with bare min... going up from there wiht proper R&D. Our 350Z race engines for the Grand Am Cup series are above that... complete engine mang and a wiring loom you are looking at $7500.
Thats just a complete B&B'd engine with cams.
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Yes, but at least you're getting a separate engine for that! You can defray the cost by selling the OEM engine or just keeping it if you decide to sell the car. What the folks doing the turbo or supercharger mods are risking is a total engine replacement if it blows up - buying a crate engine doesn't risk that, unless you sell the original.

Anyone, in my opinion, contemplating spending many thousands of dollars on extensive engine modifications should seriously consider buying a crate engine instead.
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FYI...

It's the VQ35DE...

The VG blocks were found in the Z32s, earlier Maxima's etc...

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so the 350Z engine will fit in the G35 ?
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they used the same engines in both models. if you're shopping for another be sure to get the same thing though, revup or non-revup.
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Not only will the 350Z engine fit in the G, it's the same motor.

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Wow talk about an old thread!!

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I thought I was the only one digging these

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moe made his one and only post in this thread.

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Interesting that no one caught on that it's a VQ engine........

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Interesting that no one caught on that it's a VQ engine........
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It's the VQ35DE...

The VG blocks were found in the Z32s, earlier Maxima's etc...

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