View Full Version : 1992 Z34 w/ 3.4L DOHC
Ideas! Feed me Ideas!! it's all stock! i need ideas, cheap and expensive that i could do to make this car a true sleeper!!
08-12-2002, 12:23 AM
First off, how much money are you willing to spend? If you have scads of cash and you want to keep your original engine, send it to DRM for their Stage 3 cylinder head package. They've done several 3.4L Twin Cam engines and for $2,000 you get about 280HP. If you don't have that kind of cash then you can spend less than $1,000 for a used 3800 Series II engine and drop that in. You can also try to find a used Supercharged 3800 that's good for about 240HP. I'd stay away from nitrous if at all possible. It's the least expensive way to go for quick horsepower gains but be prepared to rebuild your engine. Don't forget to purchase performance tires. Tires are so damn important and most people forget about them. They're the only part of the car that actually makes contact with the ground so don't overlook tires. Finally, if you have very little money then go for a cold air intake with a K&N filter, switch all fluids to synthetic and remove all unncessary items to reduce weight.
08-12-2002, 04:08 AM
send it to DRM for their Stage 3 cylinder head package. They've done several 3.4L Twin Cam engines and for $2,000 you get about 280HP.
Do you happen to have a link for this place?
08-12-2002, 04:54 AM
You can goto www.fastfwdperformance.com and buy an underdrive pulley for your car. Also pick up an aluminum dog-bone from the same site. It's a LOT stronger the the stock ones, won't break on you, and look good. It also delivers power to the ground a lot faster.
A good 2 1/2'' exhaust from the cat-back can help.
This guy sells intake with filters for a good price.
For handling, you can get a front and rear strut tower brace from this place http://webhome.idirect.com/%7Ersm1/main.htm
Good struts can also help. You can buy KYB GR2 struts from www.tirerack.com
08-13-2002, 05:19 AM
70 hp from heads? Id really like to see that. 2000 bucks is a LOT of money so I think ill see what I can do with a flowbench first before sending them out.
Underdrive pulley and dogbone would be good, as would a larger TB, performance chip (I make them), exhaust work, cam timing (yes there is better than stock timing), and then headwork, pistons, forged rods and all that good stuff if you want to go extreme. It comes down to money, time, skills, and ambition really. I wouldn't go for the 3800, not when the DOHC's only downfall is maintenance. If you can't do your own work, you better run away from the car cause its not cheap for a mechanic to work on it. It is easy once you have the tools and take a look at what you are doing though.
hmm...i got a 1998 GTP sitting in my garage right now...i could pull the 3800 Supercharged from it along w/ the drive train n' shit...but how much is it gunna cost me to do engine swap and all the other stuff they'd have to do? i got K&N Cone installed now, i was gunna do ram air, but place i was gunan goto was a low-pressure, so all you Z34 owners who have 92-94...don't bother opening up the hood vents for "Ram Air" it doesn't ram shit!!
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