Gale Force v1: Jason Gale's 2009 Nissan 370z

Gale Force v1: Jason Gale's 2009 Nissan 370z

Photos by Daniel Camer


Jason Gale has wanted a Z since he was a kid, and it shows. He's poured about a lifetime's worth of work and crazy ideas into it as evidence! The car is made up of one-offs and personal touches to the point that there can't be another 370Z on earth that's the same.

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A Precision Turbo twin-scroll snail boosts this Z to 522 horses. The exterior features such names as Mine's, Amuse, Varis, and Z-Speed, with a decent dose of carbon fiber. It seems every inch of this car has at least a piece of carbon fiber on it.

Inside is a one-off wonderland. The steering wheel is a one-of-one custom, the Takata seats are the only set like them the world, and the carbon fiber gauges are a custom configuration. Even the wheels are one of 20 in the world.This Z was the undisputed winner of Importfest, simply because there's nothing like it.

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BEEN WORKING OUT: No, this isn't the engine bay of a GT-R. This is Gale's 370Zís 3.7L VQ in its very best dress. Carbon fiber everywhere, symmetrical wastegates on intake tubes and a seriously fat strut bar are highlights in this beastly bay.


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GRIP LIKE NO OTHER: Paired up with the one-of-one seats, a DCT Motorsports steering wheel sits across. It also happens to be a one-of-a-kind. This makes for one rare interior! We don't think anyone gets to eat drive-thru in here.

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TRULY ONE-OF-A-KIND
: Sitting oh-so pretty on M7 Japan coilovers, below the minimal gap are a one-of-20 set of Work wheels, which have been reworked by Avant Garde to their specs and color. You can also catch a glimpse of the Varis-style spoiler and Craftsquare carbon fiber door mirrors.

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THE RAREST BUTT WARMERS: These Takata Drift LE racing seats are heated, silver-stitched and built to be the only set in the world. They look right at home here.

#TBGLIVE Event: Importfest 2014 - Toronto, Ontario
Votes: 58% of the Popular Vote

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ESSENTIALS

OWNER: Jason Gale
LOCATION: Cobourg, Ontario, Canada
VEHICLE: 2009 Nissan 370Z Sport Touring
ENGINE: Nissan VQ37VHR 3.7L V6
HORSEPOWER: 522 hp

ENGINE

  • Precision Turbo 6266 twin-scroll turbocharger
  • Vertical flow intercooler (25x9x3.5-inch core)
  • Tial (Q blow-off valve, MV-S wastegates (2))
  • Bosch EV14 750 cc fuel injectors
  • 340 LPH fuel pump
  • GReddy oil filter relocation plate w/ thermostat
  • JWT (oil pan spacer, 19-row oil cooler kit)
  • Stainless braided (8an oil cooler lines, 6an turbo return lines)
  • EXA 12V scavenge pump
  • CJM fuel gauge adapter
  • Berk Technology CBE
  • Nissan R35 GTR NGK spark plugs l Motul fluids
  • Mishimoto rad hoses
  • Wire tuck
  • 3Gs Customs (strut brace, carbon fiber battery cover, carbon fiber brake booster cover)
  • Password:JDM carbon fiber rad cover
  • Top Secret carbon fiber engine cover

PERFORMANCE ELECTRONICS

  • HKS EVC-S boost controller
  • Defi CR 52mm gauges (boost, oil pressure, oil temperature)
  • Innovate Motorsports MTX air-fuel gauge

DRIVETRAIN

  • Southbend (stage 3 clutch, flywheel)
  • Zspeed heavy duty CSC
  • RJM Performance clutch pedal assembly
  • TWM short shifter

WHEELS / TIRES / BRAKES

  • Work x Avant Garde (they are Work wheels built to AG specs and colour. Only 20 sets exist in the world)
  • Work x Avant Garde M560 wheels - 19x9.5 +20 (f), 19x11 +18 (r)
  • Michelin Pilot Super Sport tires - 255/35 R19 (f), 305/30 R19 (r)
  • Kics neo-chrome REVO lug nuts
  • Akebono brakes

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CHASSIS / SUSPENSION

  • M7 Japan coilovers
  • SPL Parts Pro (front upper camber/caster arms, titanium rear camber links, eccentric lockout kit)
  • Whiteline (sway bars (f/r), end links)

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EXTERIOR

  • Mine's carbon fiber front lip
  • Shaved Nissan emblem on front bumper
  • Amuse (side skirts, rear bumper)
  • Varis-style spoiler
  • Craftsquare door mirrors
  • Carbon fiber (fang cover, mustache)
  • Z-Speed under shroud

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INTERIOR

  • Drift Pro LE racing seats. Only set in the world, heated, and silver stitching Takata (Drift Pro LE seats, Drift III harnesses)
  • Bride seat rails
  • Custom harness bar
  • DCT Motorsport custom one-off steering wheel
  • Tommy Kaira Heavy Baby shift knob
  • TWM leather boot
  • Carbon Fiber interior kit

MOBILE ELECTRONICS

  • Kenwood DNN 991 HD head-unit
  • Focal (Utopia Be LE 165 W-RC 6.5-in. component set, K2 Power 33 KX 13-in. subwoofer, Elite FPS 2160 amplifier, Elite FPS 1500 subwoofer amplifier)

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Contributor: Daniel Camer

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