following installation overview is designed to give you an idea of what is involved
in installing a Vortech Intercooled Supercharger System on a 2004 Nissan 350z.
Location: 7901 Canoga Ave, Canoga Park, CA 91304
Vehicle: 2004 Nissan 350z
Supercharger System: Vortech Air-to-Air Intercooled Supercharger System for
Nissan 350z (Click
Selected Boost: 6-7psi
(Scale of 1-10, 10 being the best)
Installation manual: 8
Ease of installation: 8
Appearance of system: 10
Quality of supercharger: 10
Quality of accessories/hardware: 10
Overall value of system: 8
Performance (low-end): 6
Performance (mid-range): 9
Performance (top-end): 10
Overall Rating: 9
& Supply Requirements
- 2.5" Hole
- 1/8", 11/64"
- Drill Motor
- Stepless Clamp
- Seal Cutter
- Gasket Scraper
- Silicone RTV
(Permatex Ultra Grey: 82194 or equivalent)
- Factory Repair
- 3/8" Socket
and Drive Set: SAE & Metric
- 1/2" Socket
and Drive Set: SAE & Metric
- 3/8" NPT Tap
- Open End Wrenches:
SAE & Metric
- Center Punch
5/16" Fuel Fitting Disconnect Tool
Please provide us with a general overview of how the installation procedure
Answer: The installation was very straight forward. I Just followed the
directions to the letter and really encountered no problems to speak of.
How long did the installation take?
Answer: Approx 10 hours.
What was the most difficult part of the installation?
Answer: Installing all the intercooler piping. The sleeves fit very tight
and the tubes are all in tight places.
What was the easiest part of the installation?
Answer: Assembling the main supercharger bracket.
Question: Was the installation manual easy to understand?
Answer: Yes, everything was straight forward!
Question: Did anything about the installation process surprise you?
Answers: No, everything fit like it should.
Question: Were any strange tools required for the installation?
Answer: A die grinder is needed to cut the plastic engine cover. Also,
Vortech provides an arbor tool to help with the tapping of the oil pan. There
is a list of tools required in the instructions, but nothing out of the ordinary.
Torque wrenches are a must.
Question: Let's say I have installed an exhaust system and air filter
on my vehicle myself without much difficulty. I am not a mechanic, but I know
my way around the engine. Should I attempt this installation myself, or should
I take it to a professional?
Answer: If you're confidant in your abilities I say go for it. Just take
your time and follow the directions step by step. But if you're apperhensive,
I would have a professional do it.
Please describe your first impressions of the supercharger's performance
after driving the vehicle for the first time with the supercharger installed.
Answer: WOW! It's amazing! The supercharger gives the 350z the power
that it deserves. The power comes on pretty strong and it just keeps on pulling.
I also love the sound of the supercharger. At idle it gives out a pleasant whine
sound and when shifting gears the by-pass valve makes a loud whoosh sound. My
Fairlady Z sounds so aggressive now.
System: Vortech Air-to-Air Intercooled Supercharger System for Nissan