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DRZA Auto is a JDM and Nissan Playground

We first spoke to Derek and Rita Cho-Sam back in 2020 for our Engine of the Week series, and quickly came to realize that their shop, DRZA Auto, did some awesome work on Nissan cars and engines. While DRZA will take on other JDM work, the Nissan stuff is where Derek shines as a master

DRZA Auto
Tomei Forged Piston Kit for Nissan VR38DETT Engines

Tomei has announced a new piston kit for the Nissan VR38 engine made from A2618 aluminum alloy.

Tomei piston kit
Tomei Forged Billet Crankshaft for VR38DETT

Tomei is featuring its forged billet 5-counterweight crankshaft for Nissan’s VR38DETT.

Fluidampr Nissan VR38DETT Damper

This performance damper will allow Nissan enthusiasts to unleash lost horsepower and torque on the track or the street.

Tomei Nissan Forged Connecting Rods

Tomei has announced their forged H-beam connecting rod set for the Nissan VR38DETT engine.

Fluidampr Nissan RB25DET R33 Performance Damper

Upgrading to a Fluidampr performance damper further ensures long-term durability and optimum power by controlling crankshaft torsional vibration.

Tomei Forged Billet Crankshaft for Nissan VR Engine

Tomei’s forged, billet, five-counterweight crankshaft for the VR38DETT Nissan engine.

Intellectual Horsepower: All About Harmonic Dampers

Harmonic dampers are a component that seems simple on the outside, but there’s a lot more to dampers than you might think. Hear from the experts at Fluidampr.

Compound Turbo 6.0L Powerstroke-Swapped R35 GT-R

Nissan’s R35 GT-R is one of the most popular cars out there, and for good reason. It’s been used for countless racing applications and tuning opportunities… but have you ever heard of a diesel-powered GT-R? We sure hadn’t until we stumbled across the team at Lyfe Motorsport and Riff Raff Diesel. Check out this insane 6.0L Powerstroke-powered GT-R!

Compound Turbo 6.0L Powerstroke
EB TAKEOVER: iCraveBoost Performance

In this EB Takeover we get a behind the scenes look at iCraveBoost Performance with owners Nicole and Schiller Murphy. Get some insight into the shop, its projects, the engine building program, and some dyno action with the shop Evo 9.

EB Takeover – Fast Forward Race Engines

Join the crew at Fast Forward Race Engines in New Port Richey, FL as they takeover the Engine Builder Instagram to show you through their shop, update you on the details of some of their high-horsepower engine builds such as Coyotes, Vipers, 2JZs, VR38s, and Lamborghinis.

Supercharged 427 cid LS7 Drift Engine

With just 200 examples here in the U.S., the Nissan Skyline R34 is arguably one of the more desirable sports cars out there. Yufeng Luo of Y Motorsport used it to build a professional drift car complete with a supercharged and nitrous-boosted LS7 engine built by Ken Duttweiler.