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Cars > Challenges > “300zr2” Vs “Shockwave”

 

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Oil City, Pennsylvania
United States

 

1991 Nissan 300ZX TT

“300zr2”

2003 Chevrolet Cavalier LS Sport

“Shockwave”

 
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About “300zr2”

owned since 2002. bought STOCK except for I.C.E. consisting of MTX subs and amps and a Clarion head unit and some hideous 17" chrome rims.

i quickly sold the rims and attached a set of Axis touring cups temporarily. then began the parts search to customize the 300 and make it mine.

i started showing the car and placed at show after show taking home awards at every event EXCEPT HotImportNights, which is still a goal.

last year i beefed up the performance to match the looks of the car.
Its been down the drag and sliding across the track at MyrtleBeach's slidefest. Ive also had my share of rolling street races but-
In 07 i plan to tune it to better suit road racing and compete in time trials at the track.

The Z32 300ZX Turbo was on Car and Driver magazine's annual Ten Best list every year it was available, from 1990 through 1996. The Z32 Turbo was also Motor Trend's Import Car of the Year for 1990. It was critically acclaimed by many magazines as being a complete turnaround from the Z31, which many critics felt was a sloppy-handling GT, far from the agile, sporty 240Z of years past. From the year it was introduced, it won many comparison tests against similar sports cars such as the Mitsubishi 3000GT/Dodge Stealth and the Mazda RX-7, as well as the Chevrolet Corvette, Ford Thunderbird, Toyota Supra and the Porsche 968. In some comparison tests for the prototype 1991 Dodge Stealth R/T Twin Turbo, the Stealth came out on top.

The Z32 300ZX also made it to Automobile Magazine's list of 25 Most Beautiful Cars in August 2006 and 20 Greatest Cars in April 2006.

About “Shockwave”

I have owned this car for about a year and have been modifying it since the day I got it. It has 37000 miles on it currently and is my daily driver.

 

Specs for “300zr2”

3.0L
TT Ttop
5spd
4wheel steering HICAS removed
rated factory 300hp

Production: 1991
Body style: 3-door hatchback
Engine: 3.0 L VG30DETT V6
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Wheelbase: 2450 mm (96.5 in)
Length: 4305 mm (169.5 in)
Width: 1790 mm (70.5 in)
Height: 1200–1235 mm (48.1–48.7 in)
Curb weight: 1585 kg (3494 lb)

1991: Manual climate controls discontinued (except in convertible).

New electronic climate controls allowing control over air flow direction, but no more ambient temp gauge.
Nissan logo put on the front fascia of the car.
Driver's airbag now optional.
Air conditioner evaporator valve changed from aluminum to steel for better sound insulation.
North American brake rotors changed to NA units. Previous NA rotors were 4 mm thinner.
CD player option added for both the TT and NA; it was previously only available in the NA.
Bose stereo head unit changed.
Logo on floor mats changed from "300ZX" to "Z".
Hardtop coupe available at mid-year (NA only).
Brake master cylinder changed to new unit in February 1991.
Keyhole on driver's door and interior light illuminated when driver's door handle was pulled.
Sales: 17,652

Specs for “Shockwave”

2.2 liter DOHC L61 ECOTEC

EST. HP 155

4T40-E automatic transmission

 

Factory Options for “300zr2”

2seat
twin turbo
Leather seats sold out for Sparcos.
Full options. pwr eveything.
T top
4 tires
horn

:P

Factory Options for “Shockwave”

Body kit
Chrome wheels
Sunroof
Driving lights
Spoiler
Power windows
Power locks
Power mirrors

 

Mods for “300zr2”

way too many for me to list all now...

full engine build
Earls oil cooler
PWR radiator
UR pullies
disco potato turbos
Turbo XS RFL BOV's
twin intake
apollo 3" FMIC
Sparco interior-seats,shifter,pedals,wheel,belts
HKS exhaust
HKS twin pwr ignition amp

RPS carbon clutch
rebuilt transmission
Z1 one piece driveshaft
NA rear end (hicas elim) geared for accel

fully adj suspension
TEIN Flex with EDFC
Defi Greddy PLX APEXi electronics
Carbon Fiber dash kit
Custom tail bodywork, jun front end
shaved antenna. shaved rear wiper
18x9 NISMO/volk LMGT4
Falken FK451 street tires
Brembo xdrilled/slotted rotors
goodridge SS lines
axxis mm brake pads

kenwood in dash touchscreen DVD/TV/NAV
2MTX thunder amps
3MTX 10"Thunder subs
(RF punch 8"sub for space or weight saving)
Sony components

future mods-wing?
splitter/diffuser
extended wheel studs
99 JDM front bumper
veilside? carbon seats
5pt cam belt
Roll cage
Custom false floor for sub.

Mods for “Shockwave”

EXTERIOR

Versus Motorsport Drifter body kit
Wings West Mini-Me spoiler
AVS ventvisors
AVS headlight covers
TYC carbon fiber tails
RKSport carbon fiber trunk bezel
VIS carbon fiber EVO hood
Eurolite headlights
Matrix driving lights
Silverstar driving light bulbs
Streetglow LED under car kit
Streetglow headlight and tail light strobes
Streetglow sweeper bar in grille
EUROLITE, POWERED BY ECOTEC, SHOCKWAVE and VERSUS decals made by my boy John at JM Graphics

INTERIOR

APC racing seats
Custom painted dash and door panels
Ichibahn shift knob
Streetglow EL pedals
Streetglow 6" neons
Eurolite white face gauges, dimmer and HVAC overlays
Custom clear HVAC knobs
Lotek 3 gauge a-pillar pod
Automter oil pressure gauge
Autometer voltmeter
Autometer oil temp. gauge
Carbon fiber e-brake and shifter boots

SUSPENSION

17" Riax 5G wheels
BFGoodrich g-force sport tires
Vibrant front strut bar

PERFORMANCE

K&N Typhoon intake
Pacesetter header
Custom 2.5" stainless exhaust
Magnaflow high flow cat
Matrix DTM muffler
RKSport spark conductors
NGK Iridium plugs
Custom port matched intake manifold
Optima yellow top battery
RKSport upper and lower motor mounts

AUDIO

Pioneer DEH-P7700MP head unit
Audiobahn 6.5" components
Planet Audio 1.25" tweeters
Lightning Audio 6"x9" 's
Audiobahn 12" Natural Sound subs (2)
MA Audio 400 watt amps for subs (2)
MA Audio 800 watt amp for mids
Kicker 0 gauge wiring
Tsunami 12 farad capacitor
Custom box

FUTURE MODS

Turbo
5 speed trans. swap
Wiseco forged pistons
Eagle H-beam rods
Comp stage 1 cams
MSD ignition setup with external coils
Lowering kit
Rear seat delete (In progress)
Custom headliner (In progress)

 

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