S130 (280ZX) line

Zstory 280ZX line

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Designed to fit with all three Zstory exhaust manifolds, the line is made from 201 (austenitic) 1.25mm stainless-steel for its own protection and longevity, has a diameter of 63mm (2.5’’) and is composed of three parts (excluding the rear silencer/muffler).

Fitting to the manifold’s* Y-pipe collector is the centre silencer connecting to a short intermediate pipe fitting through the inverted ‘U’ in the differentiel front support before the ‘S’ pipe which passes around the rear of the differentiel and into the rear silencer/muffler.

Zstory kits are designed to fit no lower than the floor reinforcement rails and both 2x seater and 2+2 Zs.

Along the transmission tunnel, the line uses V-band clamp fittings for leak-free and quick/simple mounting/disassembly and at the ‘S’-pipe, a T-bolt clamp to allow the maximum adjustment flexibility.

The line is supplied with all necessary fittings ; clamps, straps, gaskets and nuts/bolts (where applicable) and Zstory holds stocks of fittings, gaskets or pipework in case of later street/road /competition damage or loss.

Depending upon its design and purpose, any exhaust system compromises something to give something else – no exhaust is ideal for all applications and at different engine speeds, different sized exhaust tubes are better than others… !

Two, small diameter pipes such as found on the S20 engine applications are best suited to a small capacity, high-revving engine to helkp generate low-end torque without penalising top-end power.

Engines with larger capacities have less need of extra low-down torque and strokers almost none, having ample quantities merely from their larger size.

  • Benefits

    Zstory has chosen its current diameter to be the optimum for the majority of (normally-aspirated) engine applications; big enough to exit the gases quickly and easily at high engine revolutions, small enough to give some back-pressure and increase low-rev torque.

    Seperate pipe-work to allow for:
    – easier initial fitting,
    – partial dismantling for easier servicing under the car – clutch, gearbox, brakes, suspension and differential,
    – the replacement of any pipework due to accident damage, especially competition and lowered-street cars,
    – less expensive expedition to clients as packing is more compact.

    ⇒ Solid T-bolt and V-band clamps for a secure and leak-proof exhaust line.
    ⇒ Stainless-steel ensures a long life – fit and forget!
    ⇒ Complete kit – all included for home fitting.
    ⇒ Snug fit as high as possible not only to avoid snagging but low systems look ‘untidy’.
    ⇒ Great ‘finished-look’ for your Z!
    ⇒ Available in 2x seater and 2+2 versions.

  • Dimensions

    ⇒ 63mm / 2.5’’ diameter tubing throughout
    ⇒ First silencer of 380mm long and 100mm** diameter

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  • Applications

    Zstory exhaust systems are currently fitted to numerous competition cars – they have passed FIA homologation scrutiny but many more street, fast road and track-day versions also. It accompanies a wide range of engine sizes and states of preparation from L20As to the biggest strokers.

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  • Options

    Both Zstory 2x seater or 2+2 exhaust lines are supplied without a rear silencer/muffler allowing you, the customer to choose your preference or why not choose two – they’re interchangeable:
    – Classic: the single-exit version
    – JDM: the twin-exit version
    – Street : the single-exit, baffled version
    Don’t forget to look at the rear silencer pages to choose yours and please don’t hesitate to contact me for advice.