“We’re pretty good with the VQ engines, which are in the 350s and 370s,” Derek says. We take pride in our work and do it very detailed, so it’s just the two of us.”. The answer is simple. The shop also ended up changing out the clutch twice because it slipped while on the dyno due to its impressive torque. We did some hardline coolant lines instead of AN fittings and hoses. For us, this wheel never goes out of style. We modified a lot of the coolant lines and stuff because it’s really hard to get to and is a really tight space for this build. We took it back down and we cleaned it up again. “I’m a Nissan/Infiniti master tech,” he says. We do all kinds of other cars, but we’re known for and specialize in Infiniti and Nissan stuff.”. We’re going to put it back on the dyno soon and try to get some more power out of it. Derek is ASE certified and a master Nissan technician while Rita has a background as an administrative assistant. With DRZA Auto’s new shop 15 miles from its original location, the shop’s clients and its good reputation travelled well. “Because our reputation is pretty good, our clientele have followed us,” Derek says. Maybe some of you will be inclined to built your automatic 370Z in the same fashion. That wasn’t the case for Derek Cho-Sam. It looks at your load and throttle response and it’ll open and close accordingly. That work gets sent out to local shops depending on what DRZA is looking to get out of the engine. It probably only took a couple of accounting classes before Derek remembered his roots in automotive work and quickly changed his course load. “I’ve got 21 years of experience in the automotive industry. DRZA Auto had to build the VQ37VHR engine from scratch and could only save the twin-turbo kit. “We are pretty meticulous about our work, the type of work we put out and our reputation,” Rita says. DRZA Auto began its business in a 1,500 sq.-ft. shop where it stayed for six years. The factory exhaust or a 2.5" aftermarket exhaust won't let the turbochargers breathe properly, as well as exacerbate heat build up. FOR MORE INFORMATION EMAIL ME WITH ANY QUESTION OR CALL TAM AT 228 365 1413. They can be a bit tricky. 370Z Tuner Turbo Kits come standard with high quality components: ♦ Twin TD06SH-20G turbocharger “We try not to get involved with that too much. We should be good for at least 800 horsepower out of this car.”. This build is unique in a sense that very few car builders anywhere in the US had upgraded an automatic 370Z with forced induction. “It only ran for a month before it blew up.”. While the list of DRZA Auto’s capabilities is pretty lengthy, the shop doesn’t do machine work on its engine builds in-house. A buddy of mine worked at a dealership and asked if I wanted to work there, so I started working at a Toyota/Nissan dealership.”. “We bought an off-the-shelf kit, but then we modified a decent amount of the coolant lines. It looks at your load and throttle response and it’ll open and close accordingly.