posted on September 21, 2015 17:01
The Nissan VQ35DE in all of its variations is one of the best six cylinders on the market, light compact and smooth it has a lot of potential for modification. The VQ35DE and its variants in the VQ family is found in the G35 and 350Z. Although the VQ is a nice performance engine, in the US market it is only available in naturally aspirated form. Naturally aspirated limits your power, especially when you are talking about a streetable engine on pump gas.
In our search for more power we decided to try another direction: supercharging. For our test mule we used a G35 coupe which already had a lot of the basic bolt ons. To this we applied Vortech's bolt on intercooled VQ35DE kit. The Vortech kit is a relatively easy bolt on and has the advantage that if installed exactly as is, it is a CARB approved 50 state legal system with an EO number. This is a huge advantage if you live in California or any area that requires smog testing for registration.
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