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Zele Performance Release Type-1 Titanium Exhaust and Titanium Midpipes

October 9, 2009 Comments off

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It’s been a full year, almost exactly to the day, since we last had an update on the Zele Performance Type-1 FZ-Titanium muffler for the R35 Nissan GT-R. Zele have this week finally announced the release of the exhaust which is targetted specifically to those chasing maximum performance and weight saving while expecting the absolute best quality fit and finish.

The Type-1 FZ-Titanium exhaust is a single side exit exhaust which saves weight and allows the user to install transmission or differential coolers in the vacant area opposite. It’s fully manufactured in Japan from titanium for durability and lightness and tips the scales at just 6.5 kgs (vs. 17kgs of the OE item).

The main pipe diameter is 89.1mm which splits into two 120mm exit tubes via a pair of resonators. If you guessed this exhaust might be a signifant upgrade in the sound department, you guessed right and you can check out the sound in the video we shot @ Zele headquarters in Yokohama earlier in the year.

The price for the exhaust is 348,000 yen in Japan.

Next up is the Zele FZ-Titanium front pipes. These high flow cat fitted front pipes keep your car street legal and emissions friendly while improving exhaust flow. They weigh less than half the standard front pipes as well at 5.2kgs (vs. 13.3kgs for the stock ones).

These front pipes go for 248,000 yen in Japan.

Hit up the links below to get more information and find your nearest Zele Performance dealer. Zele will also be attending SEMA 2009 this year in Las Vegas from 3rd – 6th of November. Visit them at their booth.

Link: Zele Performance FZ-Titanium Muffler Type-1
Link: Zele Performance FZ-Titanium Front Pipes

Zele Plus WALD Equals Interesting Combination?

June 23, 2009 Comments off

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Arios have been tweaking the look on a customer’s R35 GT-R recently. They have had a full carbon fibre Zele Performance aero kit installed which is made up of the front lip, side skirts and rear underspoiler. They liked the look of the WALD rear over-fenders (from the WALD SportsLine aero kit) though and decided to integrate the looks. Overall I feel this is quite a successful combination. Once they add some ultra-wide wheels at the rear to properly fill up the guards it should look even better.

For now it’s a one off custom made set of over-fenders but I dare say it would not be hard for any competent body shop to emulate this if you were into that sort of thing.

Link: Arios Website

Zele Performance Revoke UK Dealership Status After Allegations of Copying Zele Products

June 13, 2009 Comments off

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It’s not all news about performance parts and motor racing here, sometimes there is drama in the GT-R scene. While much of it goes on behind closed doors and in non public forums, this allegation caught my eye.

When Zele International had completed and debuted their world renowned Nissan GT-R aero parts back in January 2008, they had a mission to make the parts available globally. To do so, they signed up with a range of well known, well established businesses in a dealership model. So now, we can enjoy some very well known, local faces, who can get us our favourite Zele Performance parts all backed by Zele’s after sales service. All good so far.

It seems, according to Zele’s most recent website update, that one such dealership in the UK may have abused their dealership status to import Zele Products at a very low cost for “promotional” purposes, have them copied, modified slightly and then sold as their own product. Photos of the “new” parts fitted to one of the dealers own cars were taken at a local event and then published on a local UK forum. From the photographs its easy to see a resemblance.

The sad part about this is the company in question is generally thought to be a well respected business. Most certainly not a fly-by night web site. Copying parts is the cheap option these days and when no R&D is necessary your margins are higher. It’s really up to the buying public to vote with their money and choose to buy genuine items.

You can read the whole announcement by following the link below and the parts in question in the photos attached.

A very sad day indeed.

Link: Zele Revoke Authorized Dealership Website Update

Tokyo Auto Salon 2008: Part 1 – Harrison R35 GT-R

January 16, 2008 Comments off

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First up some apologies for being slack with the news from TAS 2008. This time has been extremely busy and sorting through thousands of photographs takes a lot more time than it should.

Here is the first update though and it’s massive. A look at the Harrison R35 GT-R which we already featured in a news rticle a week ago.

While at TAS we got to talking to the GTR-SNS people who let us sit in and check out this car fully. We also got to spend a good amount of time photographing this car and the GTR-SNS models.

The car features the following modifications:

  1. Lamborghini Arancio Atlas Metallic Orange Paint Job
  2. Black Painted Standard Wheels
  3. Lowered Suspension
  4. Carbon Fiber NACA Ducts
  5. Carbon Fiber Recaro Seats (lower by 12mm)
  6. Harrison Body Kit Featuring
  • Modified front bar with front air ducts
  • Carbon Front Lip Spoiler
  • Carbon Fiber Side Skirts
  • Carbon Fiber Rear Lip

All of these items are due to go on sale for worldwide delivery soon!

Enjoy the photographs and click them for larger versions!

Tokyo Auto Salon 2008: Part 1 – Harrison R35 GT-R

Comments off

gtrblog-zele-tas08-1

First up some apologies for being slack with the news from TAS 2008. This time has been extremely busy and sorting through thousands of photographs takes a lot more time than it should.

Here is the first update though and it’s massive. A look at the Harrison R35 GT-R which we already featured in a news rticle a week ago.

While at TAS we got to talking to the GTR-SNS people who let us sit in and check out this car fully. We also got to spend a good amount of time photographing this car and the GTR-SNS models.

The car features the following modifications:

  1. Lamborghini Arancio Atlas Metallic Orange Paint Job
  2. Black Painted Standard Wheels
  3. Lowered Suspension
  4. Carbon Fiber NACA Ducts
  5. Carbon Fiber Recaro Seats (lower by 12mm)
  6. Harrison Body Kit Featuring
  • Modified front bar with front air ducts
  • Carbon Front Lip Spoiler
  • Carbon Fiber Side Skirts
  • Carbon Fiber Rear Lip

All of these items are due to go on sale for worldwide delivery soon!

Enjoy the photographs and click them for larger versions!