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Marcus Amaya: 1995 Nissan 240SX

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It was summer of 2014 when Marcus Amaya, at 18 years old, got into the car scene. He would always see people with nice-looking cars driving around his area on the weekends. "On average, there were about 150-200 cars overflowing the parking lots of a local Sonic," mentioned Amaya, "and people drove 45-minutes to 1-hour away. That's how hype it was!" It was a must-thing to do on the weekends after work, and Amaya got to know new people and their builds.

Amaya

 traded his way up to a 1995 Nissan 240SX. "I started off with a base model RSX, then traded that for a JDM Integra with a GSR Motor," remembers Amaya, "I kept that one for a while but then the motor started giving me headaches with maintenance, and with little knowledge at the time I decided to put it up for trade." From there, he then picked-up a 2004 Nissan 350Z, and around the time of owning the 350Z he was peeping around for 240SXs.

"I then stumbled upon this 240SX that was super clean and rust-free, which is rare here in the midwest, out in Chicago," mentions Amaya. He messaged the owner and offered up his 350Z as a trade. Initially, he wasn't very optimistic about the offer, and thought the owner was going to respond with a 'LOL' or something of that nature, but to his surprise he received a text message a couple hours later asking for information about the 350Z. "We negotiated and came to a good dollar figure to add on top with the 350Z." Amaya met the owner of the 240SX, and after all the talking, they handed each other the titles and keys, and went their separate ways. 




Amaya decided to modify the 240SX because he had seen there was a big market of parts for it. He looked at other builds on Google and as a result, gained a lot of inspiration. After owning it for about a year, Amaya decided to give it his full and undivided attention. So he bought 3-piece wheels and other goodies for the 240SX, then lead to paint and some cool little pieces from Japan.

There were many forms of inspiration when It came to his build. "First and foremost, Google images. As crazy as it sounds seeing other cars with crazy paint, fitment, and interiors really sparked interest with doing more with the car," mentions Amaya. He also got much inspiration through Instagram builds. "85% of my follows are of other S-chassis builds. It's so crazy to actually meet the people of those builds you've been following and is such a blessing." Overall, Amaya gets inspiration through his own creative thoughts.

Owner: Marcus Amaya
Location: Wyoming, MI
Vehicle: 1995 Nissan 240SX
Horsepower: 240 WHP (estimated)
Club: Vaded Mob

SOCIAL

Facebook: /marcus.amaya3
Instagram: @woepapi

Photography by @weebermedia, Skippy Juarez.

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ENGINE & PERFORMANCE

  • Blacktop SR20DET swap
  • CX Racing front mount intercooler w/piping
  • CX Racing radiator w/ electric fans
    Thermoswitch for fans
  • P2M silicone hoses w/ port
  • Nismo motor & trans mount
  • GReddy oversized oil pan
  • ISR turbo outlet
  • P2M downpipe
  • PBM intake kit
  • Z32 fuel filter
  • GReddy intake filter
  • Powder-coated valve cover
  • T28 turbo

EXHAUST

  • ISR cat-back exhaust

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PERFORMANCE ELECTRONICS

  • AEM gauges
  • PBM monitor
  • HKS turbo timer

DRIVETRAIN

  • Competition Clutch 'White Bunny' clutch and flywheel kit
  • ARP flywheel bolts
  • P2M adjustable short shifter

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WHEELS & TIRES

  • Weds Kranze LXZ wheels, triple chrome Lips, diamond cut faces - 18x9.5 +8 (f), 18x10.5+2 (r), built by VR Wheels

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BRAKES

  • Z32 OEMbrakes

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CHASSIS & SUSPENSION

  • Villains angle kit
  • 40mm extended lower control arms
  • New ball joints
  • Modified spindles
  • New OEM front wheel bearings
  • 350Z inner tie rods
  • Rack spacers
  • ISR bump stop correction outer tie rods
  • ISR full pro arm kit
  • Tension rods
  • Rear camber arms
  • Rear toe arms
  • Rear forward arms
  • Eccentric lockout kit in rear
  • Air Lift Performance 3P air suspension
  • J30 diff (fresh oil and reseal)
  • Stance solid differential bushings
  • Stance rear subframe risers

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EXTERIOR

  • 78 Works headlights
  • S15 front end conversion
  • S15 OEM front bumper with grilles
  • S15 OEM metal hood
  • Origin S14.5 conversion fenders +20
  • S15 OEM Spec R headlights
  • S15 OEM radiator support
  • S15 OEM bumper retainer
  • GReddy front lip
  • Fineline Tuning Navan rep side skirts
  • Spyder LED taillights
  • Street Faction front bash bar with jacking point
  • Drift Armor rear bash bar with jacking point
  • Kouki wing
  • 20% tints
  • Window visors
  • DMAX roof spoiler
  • Kouki rear bumper
  • Kouki valences

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LIGHTING

  • 5000k HID

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INTERIOR

  • Sparco 345 leather steering wheel
  • NRG quick release
  • NRG short hub
  • Sure Motorsports weighted shift knob
  • ISR drift button
  • Ortiz custom gauge surround gauge pod
  • Garrett boost gauge
  • AEM wideband
  • Powered by Max engine vitals meter
  • Unique Autocreations cup holder
  • Rare S15 leather seats
  • S15 shift knob

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AUDIO & MULTIMEDIA

  • Pioneer in-dash head-unit
  • Alpine component speakers

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FAVORITE MODIFICATION

"Starry Night headliner. It's fun to play with when cruising in the night time. It helps with my eyes while driving. The younger kids like to play with it when they're in the car."

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FUTURE MODIFICATIONS

  • Cleaning up the engine bay, full chromed
  • Power adders
  • New wheels

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SPONSORS

  • Air Lift Performance

SHOPS & MECHANICS

  • Brian Ngo
  • Marcus Amaya

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