Nissan 350Z - Readers' Rides
From the August, 2008 issue of Turbo & High-Tech Performance
You've poured your blood, sweat, and tears into building the ride of your dreams. And now the time has finally come to show your fellow Turbo magazine readers how you spent those long hours of wrenching in the garage or perhaps fine-tuning your engine on the dyno. Think you got what it takes to grace the pages of our Performance Showcase section? Be sure to submit your best quality photos (300dpi minimum) and a list of mods you've put into your ride. Send those photos to firstname.lastname@example.org along with Readers' Rides in the subject line.
Owner: Raymond Scheu
Ride: Nissan 350Z
Location: Bakersfield, Calif.
Mods: Seibon carbon-fiber front lip, Varis carbon-fiber air duct, Seibon carbon-fiber hood, Seibon carbon-fiber rear deck lid, custom black two-tone paint, 20-inch Makaveli Delanna wheels (245/35 front, 275/35 rear), smoked front reflectors, custom sub box with two 10-inch Kicker subs, Kicker amp, Alpine head unit, Nismo carbon-fiber shift knob, Defi boost, EGT, and oil pressure gauges, APS twin-turbo kit, APS 3.5-inch downpipes and 3-inch exhaust, HKS SSQV BOV, APS Tallboy Plenum, UTEC engine management, Rotora big brake kit (355mm), Eibach springs, Stillen rear toe and camber arms
Owner: Matthew Di Bari
Ride: S14 Zenki
Location: Granger, Ind.
Mods: VVT SR20DET stock, T28 turbo, HKS adjustable actuator, GReddy Type R BOV, SAFC 2, 300ZX TT MAF, hybrid front-mount intercooler and piping, JGS vacuum block, Megan 3-inch downpipe and turbo elbow, Buddy Club Spec II exhaust, GReddy lightweight pulleys, OS Giken twin-disc clutch, MOMO steering wheel, GReddy gauges and strut tower bars, Version Select Type 1 body kit, JDM Kouki K's wing and turn signals, Suspension Techniques front sway bar, Eibach springs, Tokico struts, rear subframe spacers, and S2000 antenna
Future plans: Turn up the boost and add 600cc injectors
Owner: Thomas Motosaka
Ride: '95 Mitsubishi Eclipse GS-T
Location: Centennial, Colo.
Mods: 16g killer Turbo XS engineering, GReddy upper intercooler piping, GReddy Type S blow-off valve, GReddy front-mount intercooler, GReddy shift knob, GReddy radiator cap, GReddy Profec B-spec II boost controller, A'PEXi N1 exhaust, A'PEXi S-AFC, HKS FCD, Optima Yellow Top battery, 255lph Walbro fuel pump, 490cc injectors, ACT 2600 clutch, ACT XACT flywheel, VIS Evo carbon-fiber hood, Bomex body kit, Sparco speed bucket seats, Sparco harnesses, Sparco hood pins, Blitz turbo timer, Autometer boost gauge, Autometer air/fuel ratio gauge, KYB AGX adjustable shocks, front strut tower bar, TEIN Type S springs, 18x7.5 Bronze 5Zigen Heidfelds, 225/45-18 Falken Azenis, ST-115s Axxis Ultimate brake pads, Rotora slotted rotors, Alpine head unit, Rockford Fosgate 12-inch subs, and Kenwood 600-watt amp
Future plans: A fully built 4G63 short-block, and a lot more boost!
Owner: Dave Belin
Ride: '97 Honda Civic EX (Turbo)
Location: Mechanicsville, Va.
Mods: 1.6L SOHC VTEC, Thermal Research & Development cat-back exhaust, PowerCore cat, B&M fuel pressure gauge, STR fuel rail, Russell braided fuel lines, Walbro 255lph fuel pump, RC 370cc injectors, AEM cam gear, PROTHANE motor mount inserts, STR 70mm throttle body, Skunk2 intake manifold, Crower Stage 1 cam,Crower titanium valvesprings and retainers, Rev stainless valves, Eagle rods, SRP 9:1 pistons, ARP head studs, Drag Generation 3 turbo kit (T3/T4), Blitz BOV, Spearco FMIC, Turbonetics 38mm wastegate, ported and polished head, Competition Clutch kit, Fidanza 8-pound flywheel, Fidanza axles, Gearspeed tranny with Quaife limited-slip differential, 17x7 Tenzo-R AV7s, 205/40-17 Kumho Ecsta 711 tires, Power Stop cross-drilled rotors, Matrix front and rear upper strut bars and rear lower tie-bar, Tokico HP struts with Skunk2 coilovers, A'PEXi AVC-R, A'PEXi turbo timer, Automoter A-pillar pod with Autometer boost, A/F, oil pressure gauges, Hondata s200 OBD-I conversion, Pioneer head unit and audio, WaveForms 10-foot sub in Q-Logic box, JBL amp, and 266 hp at 13 psi with 100-octane gasFuture plans: Built engine and more boost!
Owner: Tom Sullivan
Ride: '87 CRX Si
Location: Gainesville, Fla.
Mods: Built B18C1, MAHLE pistons, Eagle rods, SS auto chrome turbo manifold, 50mm wastegate, custom 3-inch turbo back exhaust, T3/T4 turbo, big brake kit intake manifold, big brake kit 70mm throttle body, AEM fuel rail, 880cc injectors, Electromotive TEC3 EMS, Accel wires, Edelbrock pump, Vortec FPR, custom FMIC, custom 2.5-inch intercooler tubing, Turbo XS RFL OV, Turbo XS boost controller, 11 Autometer Sport Comp gauges, GT Grant steering wheel, Brembo cross-drilled rotors, Tokico five-way struts, Ground Control coilovers, ST sway bars, Cusco strut bars, 3A seats, RJS five-point harnesses, Pro-Line 16-inch rims, and Hankook 215/40-16 tires
Future plans: More fine-tuning and horsepower