AAM 370Z Twin Turbo Install
One of the members of the Carolina Z Club recently brought in his clean 2010 Nissan 370Z for a big boost in power via the AAM twin turbo kit. The AAM kit utilizes the new EFR borg warner turbos so the spool time for this kit is advertised as being very quick with very to little lag. Along with the turbo kit, Pete decided to go with the fast intentions oil cooler, 1000 cc DW injectors, 340LPH DW fuel pump, turbosmart eboost 2 boost controller, innovate wideband gauge and AAM fuel return system. With any of the twin turbo kit installs on the 370z, the engine has to be removed from the vehicle to allow for additional room to install the turbos and hot side piping of the turbo kit, which can be seen in the photos below:
AAM provides heat shields with their turbo kit to prevent any additional heat from affecting any additional hoses or lines.
You can see how little room you have once the turbos are mounted to the manifolds, but they sure do look great once mounted!
Once the turbos, manifolds and additional coolant/ oil lines have been installed, the motor is ready to be placed in the vehicle.
With the engine back in the vehicle, the remainder of the items in the kit such as the fuel pump, injectors, cold side piping, oil cooler and intercooler were installed.
Now that the turbo kit was installed, the wideband gauge and the turbo smart boost controller needed to be installed and then a four wheel alignment prior to visiting the dyno.
We were now ready to head to the dyno and see what type of power pete's 370z would make as we were aiming for around 500 rwhp.
The first couple of pulls, we were receiving boost levels of 11 to 12 psi and after communicating with AAM, we were told that the medium actuators from Borg Warner were installed on these turbos and that we would have to adjust the boost levels thru the UpRev. A few more runs were made and we were able to get the boost to be around 8 psi netting around 500 rwhp in fourth gear (which can be seen in the dyno graph below), on par for what pete was looking for in terms of power.
Great power for everyday driving and the power comes in quick with very little lag! During the build we ran into a few issues with an ac line from AAM and a couple of other items but they were able to get resolved after a few phone calls to them. After picking up the vehicle and driving it for a couple of days, pete decided to bring the vehicle back and have the AAM fuel return system installed to allow for a more consistent fuel flow to the engine and during driving.