• Nov 2, 2007
Nissan's VQ35DE engine began a rush of aftermarket development when it was thrown into the 350Z in 2003. However, come 2007 Nissan decided that the single throttle body setup of the 3.5L V6 engine did not amount to the best performance (aka they had to beat BMW in the power wars) so they added another, thus producing the VQ35HR. Of course this move on Nissan's part left the aftermarket world standing still as many popular performance products, particularly forced induction systems, developed for the VQ35DE did not translate to the HR version. That is why Greddy's new 350Z turbo kit caught our eye at the 2007 SEMA Show. It is the first available forced induction system for the VQ35HR powerplant. The kit uses cast iron exhaust manifolds, Greddy's own turbochargers, twin entry and exit intercooler along and Greddy's E-Manage engine management system that piggybacks on the Nissan ECU. Greddy claims it is good for 700-plus horsepower. Of course, that would come with proper engine tuning and stronger internal engine components, particularly connecting rods.



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      • 7 Years Ago
      @You can make a Dodge Caravan turn 9s with enough work.

      But they can't make a corvette thats faster then the new GTR so please stop talking about those stone age engines. I have seen SR20DET's making more power than those LS oldie's.
        • 7 Years Ago
        Who is "they" here? Are you under the impression that Dodge makes the Corvette?
      HotRodzNKustoms
      • 7 Years Ago
      my only question is how long will the motor last at the boost levels needed to get that power out of a 3.5 liter motor. I mean yeah we can get 1,000hp out of a 1 liter motor too but it has the life expectancy of a fruit fly with that kind of boost.
        • 7 Years Ago
        @HotRodzNKustoms
        And after the trans, check the rear diff. And probably the half shafts also.
      • 7 Years Ago
      My buddy was already talking about putting a new 350Z engine in his 2100 pound 70, 240Z, which currently has a 2.8 L intercooled twin turbo in-line six, making somewhere around 480 hp, and it eats Z06 Corvettes and Ferraris for breakfast on the track. I can't tell you how much fun it is to be out on the highway in that car, which looks like an old beater, intentionally, different color primer, rusted, and wave "bye-bye baby" to a brand new Viper or Lamborghini Murcielago.

      He already picked up one of these new Z-car engines from the junkyard to rebuild, now after seeing this kit he's really motivated, says he's going to turn his old 240 into an Enzo eater. :-)

        • 7 Years Ago
        the 240 would be faster for less money if he went to an lsx engine

        makes me wonder how much that setup in the picture costs

        $20k for a reliable 700 hp twin turbo 350z?
        • 7 Years Ago
        Another yarn spun.

        By far, most Viper and Murcielago owners didn't get to own such expensive cars (and afford to insure them) by street racing every joker in a primer-colored 240Z. Nick Hogans are the rare exception.
        • 7 Years Ago
        Wow,

        Since the 240Z is a unibody car, I bet that rust doesn't do much for the structural rigidity of it.

        I can see it now, he's on the track in the middle of a turn and the damn subframe rips right off the body.

        Bet the Viper and Z06 guys will be laughing all day after that one.

        What tracks does your buddy run at by the way?
        • 7 Years Ago
        why not the LS2/LS7?

        I'm really starting to get under your skin aren't I. That question is rhetorical by the way.

        I think I remember you now, you're the guy who blew the motor in his daddy's car trying to stay with that old 240. It's all right, when you grow up and get your own car, you'll learn to face defeat like a man, at least I hope so.
        :-)
        • 7 Years Ago
        why not the LS2/LS7?

        I've got your number now.

        Don't you cops have anything better to do than cruise autoblog for cheap busts? I guess not.

        You'll never take us live cop-er. :-)
        • 7 Years Ago
        It eats them for breakfast on the track, while being ugly, disgusting, lacking safety equipment, and feeling like you're about to die at every single instance.
      • 7 Years Ago
      that picture makes it look like it could be johnny 5's bad-ass cousin.
      • 7 Years Ago
      The price of used VQ35HRs is about to rise as more of them get blown up.
      • 7 Years Ago
      z prices are already going up on the pre 73 - 240's not as high as the early 911's but getting there. AT least the parts are alot cheaper.

      73 240z l28 block and e31 heads here. Oldschool racing setup. And 450hp from a l28 block... shure good luck with that with the tranny swap and rear swap you would need you might as well have just put a small block chevy in it. which would kill the handeling, and since the engine from the 350zweighs more it will make your handling even worse.

      Now if I had to put a new motor in my 240z... I would go with the N54B30 block from the BMW 335,535,135. inline 6 with 300hp good torque and alot of room to increase HP in the base turbos,and lighter then the s52 block in my M3... at 429 pounds.

      FYI the base vq35hr is an amazing engine, Foo girl has it in her new g35, and man that is one smooth powerfull little guy.
      • 7 Years Ago
      I'm really suprised that at this point of the 350's life, Nissan hasn't put out a twin turbo 350. Seems strange. I guess they always were planning for the GT-R to be Nissan's king of the streets.
      • 7 Years Ago
      where does is show hp and torque figures? or dont you know?
      • 7 Years Ago
      Did you watch the Forza showdown on Speed?

      The 350Zs even with aftermarket turbo setups were getting obliterated by the stock Corvettes, in every kind of measure. Handling, acceleration, braking, you name it.

      Save your money, just avoid the 350Z.
        • 7 Years Ago
        naggs:
        The 350Z engine is by no means small. DOHC 3.5L, it's comparable in size to a small-block V8 and heavier than one.

        Nissan abandoned technology for power a long time ago and now follows the BMW lead of adding displacement at every opportunity. And to think this company once sold a pickup truck with a supercharger, now they just drop 5.4L DOHC motors in medium-sized crossover SUVs.
        • 7 Years Ago
        its really not fair to compare anything japanesse to a corvette. they have obsessions with large engines that have small displacement that make them unable to compete at that level
        • 7 Years Ago
        Pretty much what naggs said.

        If you can make a lot more HP from fewer parts, why wouldn't you? Less complexity means less cost, less power wasted running your own valvetrain (better mpg), less stuff to break and less weight.

        Look at this pic and look at the LS7 pic in the article above. It's not like someone is holding a ruler in the pic, but you can tell just by looking at the various parts in the pics that the LS7 and VQ35 are comparable in size. Difference? The LS7 makes 505HP and the VQ35 makes 300HP. Putting all the turbo stuff on the VQ adds more weight, more size, more stuff to break, more cost and it just catches up to the stock LS7.

        Why make something complex and expensive when you can make it simple and lighter instead?
        • 7 Years Ago
        You want to compare a car that costs about 20 grand more as if they are equal?
        • 7 Years Ago
        The competition you saw was Ken Gushi, a professional drifting driver. He could have been driving a Chevette and beat them all.

        And if you measure performance by drifting, go to the back of the line.

        nailz420:
        They all started out stock. After each competition, the cars were hotted up, the cars that did better got less upgrades (the Vettes almost never got anything, and one of the few performance upgrades they did put on was a huge mistake to put on, it failed and caused the Vettes to lose the competition due to the insane scoring mechanism).
        • 7 Years Ago
        Wow naggs. I want to apologize for my above response to your post. I clearly didn't read your post as well as I should have. You nailed it in my book.
        • 7 Years Ago
        [rolls his eyes]

        Do you two have some kind of vendetta againts Nissans? I'm just curious, you and naggs seem to make it the better part of your day.
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