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May 2014 Readers' Rides - Nissan Special!

Apr 9, 2014

Model Jackie Vidal

We realize not everyone can afford or put in hundreds of work hours to complete a full-on build, but that doesn't mean we don't appreciate what you do. So each issue, we'll continue to show YOUR rides! In the spirit of our Nissan issue, we've decided to showcase only Nissans this month! These reader-built rides range from wild to mild and we love the dedication the owners have put toward their project cars!

To submit your car, e-mail us at with the information and specs as shown by your fellow readers here. Also remember to send us a quality hi-resolution photo.

Jackie Vidal

We'd like to introduce Jackie Vidal! The sexy Filipina/Caucasian is a simple girl that loves guys with a sense of humor. When she's not hitting the books at school, she spends her leisure time drawing, painting, screen-printing and taking photos-she even actually prefers goin' old school with film (fancy!). Last but not least, Jackie doesn't pretend to love cars, she's a true enthusiast. Her daily grind is at a wheel and tire shop and she tells us her dream car is an FR-S. (Wanna go for a ride in ours?) Be sure to follow her on Instagram @jackievidal. You can thank us later!

Cody Piontek

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Ride 1996 Nissan 240SX

Location Mishicot, WI

Mods Done rebuilt RB26 swap; RB25 transmission; Orc twin-plate clutch; Chase Bay lines; ARP hardware; AFI v-band manifold; 3.5" exhaust; 1000cc ID injectors; Koyo radiator; AEM Series 2 engine management; D2 coilovers; ISIS control arms; Whiteline sway bars; Z32 brakes and rear hubs; aluminum subframe bushings; Rocket Bunny rear wing; Ford Performance white paint; Bride seats; Buddy Club seat rails; rollcage; fuel cell; aluminum trunk panel, door cards and rear panels

Why We Like It One sweet project car in the works. RB-swapped, full cage, fresh repaint...we can't wait to see when Cody's car is done!

Vincenzo Cartiera

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Ride 1987 Nissan 300ZX

Location San Diego, CA

Mods Done RB25DET swap; Eagle rods; CP pistons; GT-R crank; McKinney Motorsports mounts, radiator and intercooler; Tomei cams, cam gears, lifters and headgasket; S14 turbo manifold; ported and polished intake manifold; 76mm T4 turbo; 50mm external wastegate; GReddy timing belt and pulleys; 3" Fujitsubo straight-pipe exhaust; ARP head and exhaust studs; 1800cc injectors; E85 tune; AEM Series 2 standalone; Brembo rotors; Z32 brake upgrade; Work VS-MX wheels; Techno Toy Tuning control arms; Nismo sway bars; RX-7 oil cooler; right-hand drive conversion; 200ZR front-end; molded 50th Anniversary fenders and side skirts; Corbeau GTS seats; Auto Meter gauges; Momo steering wheel

Why We Like It It's rare we find a cool Z31 stateside, let alone one with a JDM front-end, right-hand drive conversion and a sick engine swap. Vincenzo tells us he has an RB30 lined up for the Z in his garage as well.

Warren Sheehan

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Ride 2008 Nissan 350Z

Location Johannesburg, South Africa

Mods Done K&N filters; custom 63mm X-pipe and long-tube headers; 550cc Nismo injectors; twin fogger wet nitrous setup; UpRev tune; Matrax springs; Tokiko shocks; Volk Racing TE37 wheels; slotted rotors; EBC pads; Nismo V2 front bumper and side skirts; Bee Racing custom rear diffuser

Why We Like It Warren's Z is super clean. Plus, it's not every day we hear from a reader in South Africa!

Andra Raditya

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Ride 1992 Nissan Skyline GTS-T

Location Jakarta, Indonesia

Mods Done RB26 swap; RB25 transmission; HKS filter; R35 GT-R MAF and 570cc injectors; Megasquirt engine management; Enkei wheels; GT-R front-end conversion, rear wing and rear fenders

Why We Like It Pretty wicked R32 GTS-T that's been converted to GT-R status.

Alex Cadiao

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Ride 1993 Nissan 240SX

Location Oceanside, CA

Mods Done '04 GM LQ9 block; Wiseco pistons; Callies Compstar rods; K1 forged crank; ET Performance .750" tall deck heads; 2.08" intake valves; 1.60" exhaust valves; Comp hardened push rods; Harland sharp roller rockers; K-Motion valve springs; ARP hardware; Weiand 90mm intake manifold; PP 90mm throttle body; Holley valve covers; LS7 coil packs; Koyo radiator; shaved engine bay; Garrett GT4788 turbo; custom 3" piping, 4" intercooler, 4" downpipe and 3.5" exhaust; Tial blow-off valve and wastegate; Snow Performance water/meth inject; RCI 16-gallon fuel cell; twin Bosch fuel pumps; Aeromotive FPR; Siemens 80lb injectors; stage 2 built Tremec T-56 transmission; too many other things to list!

Why We Like It What's not to like about a 240 with 1014whp and 1007 lb-ft of torque?

Tony Adent

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Ride 2003 Nissan 350Z

Location Detroit, MI

Mods Done SOHO Motorsport built long block; Carillo rods; Wiseco pistons; ACL bearings; ARP fasteners; GTM stage 1 cams; JWT twin-turbo kit with GT2871RS inducer/exducer wheels fitted into machined GT25 exhaust housings; Exotic Speed 2.5" exhaust with Berk Technology test pipes; Spec P-Trim twin-disc clutch; UpRev tune; Nismo rear wing

Why We Like It We dig the built motor and twin-turbo kit, but needs more low!

Steven Higginbotham

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Ride 2007 Nissan Altima

Location Tupelo, MS

Mods Done Borla exhaust; Takeda intake; Racingline Y-pipe, rear sway bar and front strut bar; TEIN coilovers; EBC slotted rotors; 18" Axis Super Halo wheels; Nismo front lip and rear spoiler

Why We Like It Not everyone is brave enough to modify an Altima. Steven's ride isn't too shabby.

Jofel Tolosa
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