Today I’m happy to introduce one of the GrimmSpeed Assembly Technicians and the owner of a car all of us at the shop have been drooling over as of late; Cody Batch and his 2011 Turbocharged Nissan 370Z Touring.
Cody is one of a handful of guys that puts together all of the GrimmSpeed goodies that end up on our shelves and at your door step. Countless electronic and manual boost controllers, up pipes, license plate relocation kits, intercoolers, etc. are personally inspected, assembled, and boxed up by him. He’s in charge of making sure that every piece of whatever kit the customer buys is not only present, but devoid of any sort of manufacturing defects. This can be a daunting job when you consider the amount of different part-pieces that make up each kit we manufacture, but he does so without fail. In fact, this is something I can personally attest to, since I’m one of the guys that has to deal with his mistakes (so don’t screw up buddy!). The next time you open up a GrimmSpeed product and the packaged-by card reads “Cody”, you’ll know you’ve got everything you need in front of you to tackle the install.
Cody has a history Subaru ownership, including a pair of WRX’ and most recently an STI and winter-daily Forester, but this is his first foray into the RWD world. He picked up the car just a few months ago with the intention of having a fast, head-turning summer cruiser that he could take to shows and blast down the highway in. As you can tell by the cleanliness, this is a perfect low-mileage example of the Z chassis with only 19,000 on the clock. The miles won’t stay that low for long however, since Cody plans to take as much advantage of the short Midwest car season as possible by doing what this car beckons you to do, drive.
Cody’s car isn’t as much of a “build in progress” as some of the others around the shop, but it will grow in its own right over the next few years. The car already has a handful of tasteful mods from the previous owner and Cody is planning to add a few more subtle exterior cues of his own this season, including vinyl wrapping the roof and switching out a more aggressive rear spoiler. As far as performance goes, the Z is currently making a healthy 432whp and 424wtq on wastegate pressure (7psi) with a fresh retune from DB Performance, so that likely won’t change anytime soon. Cody describes the Z as already the most exciting car he’s every owned, which is his way of saying that it’ll blow the doors off almost anything in his way…
“Mostly I’d like to keep the car how it is and maintain and keep it reliable, even though I’m a fuel pump, injectors, and e85 away from 600whp” Cody
- Boosted Performance Single Turbo Kit V2.0 with Precision 6266 Turbocharger
- Radium Oil Catch Can
- South Bend Stage 3 clutch
- SPL Camber Arms
- Hotchkis Front and Rear Sway Bars
- GTR Wheels (20×10.5 all around)
- Swift Springs
- INGS Carbon Fiber Lip and Side Skirts
- Fujimura Diffuser
- Fast Intentions Resonated Exhaust
- Full JL Audio System
- Custom demon eye headlights
- GrimmSpeed Rear License Plate Surround 😉
Follow Cody @cody_batch to see some more shots of this car and keep an eye out for it in person at local shows this season.
Big thanks to Cody Helton of Extended Clip Productions for the beautiful pictures. You’ll definitely be seeing more of his work on future GrimmSpeed blog posts!