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 |  Jun 29 2011, 6:15 PM

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Who says driving around a van has to be boring? The all new third-generation Nissan Quest, known as Elgrand in Japan, just got a whole lot wilder thanks to the tuners over at Impul. Though these styling packages are made for the Japanese Elgrand front-end, those ambitious enough to outfit it to their USDM Quest should be able to proceed with a little effort. The result will be a one-of-a-kind looking van, and we’d love to see one driving around in North America.

Impul is featuring two different kits for the van, with a spoiler add-on for the factory front bumper, or an entire front bumper replacement. Those looking at the skirt kit will be able to get it in carbon fiber or fiberglass. In addition, Impul offers several performance packages including an ECU upgrade and new throttle valve. This isn’t surprising though, as the new Quest in Japan features either the VQ35DE or QR25DE, which the aftermarket has already embraced from other Nissan platforms.

Additional accessories include 20×8.5-inch wheels, suspension modifications, an upgraded brake system, a muffler replacement exhaust system, sport filter, window visors, and Impul emblems. So those out there forced to drive a minivan packed full with kids, we dare you to order up Impul’s kits for your Quest. We’d love to see it done!

GALLERY: Impul Nissan Quest

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 |  Jun 05 2011, 8:21 PM

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There’s a major love/hate relationship going on with Nissan‘s Juke in North America, but over in Japan the aftermarket has embraced its funky styling and its interesting 1.6L turbocharged engine. Impul, one of Japan’s most famous Nissan tuners, has opened up their catalog and added a huge collection of Juke performance modifications, from engine tuning to suspension to a pretty wild aero kit.

The aerodynamic kit features a front half spoiler, front grille, side skirts, rear half spoiler, aero side visors, and rear double wing spoiler that would make a Supra blush.

As for power, currently under development is Impul’s hi-power control unit, which will essentially be an ECU swap to improve horsepower and gas mileage. Their extra power kit will include an Impul power throttle valve and a differently tuned ECU to support it. No estimated power increases have been announced.

For wheels, Impul has a 19×8-inch +42 offset one-piece selection called Impul Racing Aura SR-08. They’re available in hyper black or just black. For suspension, Impul has lowering springs for the 2WD and shocks to go with them.

Last but not least, those who wouldn’t mind a little more noise out of their 1.6L can order up Impul’s Blast II stainless steel muffler. Pricing for everything can be seen (in Yen) over at Impul’s website.

GALLERY: Impul Nissan Juke

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 |  Jan 14 2011, 10:16 AM

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Nissan/Infiniti tuner Impul chose the Tokyo Auto Salon to make the public debut of its new 651S tuning package for the new Infiniti M luxury sedan.

While some of the aerodynamic modifications aren’t to out taste, thankfully Impul isn’t just some plastic-fantastic shop. They actually offer a full line of modifications.

Shown on this car is a spring and shock combo package, as well as a big brake upgrade with 6-piston front calipers and 4-piston rear. Added power comes thanks to a dual-exhaust system, as well as a retuned ECU and larger throttlebodies. Those upgrades are, however, only offered for the M37 and M25 models (yup, they have an M25 in Japan) and Impul has yet to announce any performance upgrades for the big-dog M56.

GALLERY: Impul 651S

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