Wednesday, April 17, 2013

The #44 G35 v2 Lives Again!

Version 2 of the #44 SOHO Motorsports Time Attack Infiniti G35 finally lives again! As you all have read on previous posts the G35 has had some dramatic changes in the last calendar year. After wrecking in the last session of Global Time Attack Road Atlanta 2012 we rebuilt the car better than ever thanks to some amazing handy work by Bingz Customz. There are many detailed posts about the process in past posts but in case you missed it we completely tore down the car, chopped off the front end and re created the front end of the car "NASCAR style" and tied it into the roll cage. With the new setup all of the fiberglass front end was removed and replaced with a much lighter, stiffer and more functional front end. Along with the new hard chassis components we added a set of sway bars from our brand new sponsor Whiteline Suspension to tie all of the other suspension components we already have from KW and SPL Pro Parts.

With the new chassis completely finished and no more races left on the schedule we decided to tear the engine down during the winter offseason for some internal additions thanks to our newest sponsors Brian Crower and Jim Wolf Technology. The engine was already completely built but we swapped out a few of the components for better ones such as oversized valves and new cams. The full build list can be found on the The Car page above. In addition to the new engine internals we replaced the GT35 turbo with a brand new GTX35R turbo supplied by our sponsor Turbo By Garrett to put the car well above the power range we were at last season. To handle the new setup we replaced the Uprev tuned stock ecu with a new Haltech Platinum Pro Plug in ecu, giving us much more control over the engine. That combined with our new Turbosmart eBoost2 boost controller tuning should never be an issue on the #44 car. And not to be outdone by the performance additions Hankook Tire pulled through for the season and supplied us with a few sets of stick Hankook Ventus TD tires to transfer all of that new power to pavement. Check out some of the preview photos of version 2 and be sure to check back soon for dyno, test and race day video and updates. And be sure to come out and see us at Global Time Attack Road Atlanta on May 10-11th!

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