Whitestone, New York
1991 Nissan 300ZX TT
2002 Mercury Grand Marquis LSE Sport
Head to Head
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.
This is a pretty rare car since it sports a center console shift, faster spring rates, heavy duty shocks and sway bar, as well as all of the other amenities that make this the most expensive Marquis of 2002.
The 3.27 paired with a live open rear really make it feel like the traditional American family sedan. Now - Take a car like this, and throw some true dual 2 1/2 inch Magnaflow exhausts, an Addco rear sway bar, and a set of KYBs in the front? You have a true performance vehicle!
Specs for “300zr2”
4wheel steering HICAS removed
rated factory 300hp
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.
Specs for “MonstaMerc”
Engines & Power (more)
Standard Engine 4.6L 235 hp V8
Horsepower 235 @ 4750 RPM
Torque (lb-ft) 275 @ 4000 RPM
4-Speed Automatic Overdrive Std.
Fuel Economy (more)
City (mpg) 17
Highway (mpg) 25
Comfort & Convenience (more)
Air Conditioning Std.
Power Windows Std.
Power Door Locks Std.
Leather Seats Std.
Power Seats Std.
Max. Seating 5
Number of Doors 4
Cassette Player Std.
CD Player Opt.
Nav. System N/A
ABS Brakes Std.
Traction Control Std.
Stability Control N/A
Final Assembly : Canada
Factory Options for “300zr2”
Leather seats sold out for Sparcos.
Full options. pwr eveything.
Factory Options for “MonstaMerc”
No factory options listed.
Mods for “300zr2”
way too many for me to list all now...
full engine build
Earls oil cooler
disco potato turbos
Turbo XS RFL BOV's
apollo 3" FMIC
HKS twin pwr ignition amp
RPS carbon clutch
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)
extended wheel studs
99 JDM front bumper
veilside? carbon seats
5pt cam belt
Custom false floor for sub.
Mods for “MonstaMerc”
--Full 2 1/2 dual catback Magnaflow exhausts
--Addco rear sway bar w/Poly Bushings
--Front KYB Gas-A-Just shocks (a little mushy)
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