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Ed Villanueva

Ed Villanueva purchased the 2009 Nissan 370Z with the intention of having both a show car and daily driver. “I’ve got a lot of compliments on Luna (name of my 370Z) from the show and on the streets,” he writes. “The all-black style is a nice colorway and people love it! Although I don't want to overly modify [her] because sometimes simplicity is beauty.” His simple but elegant modifications can be found when admiring his Top Speed axle-back exhaust, Volk GTS wheels, Carbon Creations vented hood or the custom carbon fiber flat bottom steering wheel.

“There goes a saying, ’Nothing is ever done when modifying your car,’” Villanueva concludes. “Although this is very true for every car enthusiast, I love how Luna sits now, and since she's [got] more than 100k miles already, everything is just maintenance to keep her in top shape."

Owner: Ed Villanueva
Location: Santa Clara, California, United States
Vehicle: 2009 Nissan 370Z
Horsepower: 290 whp
Club: High Octane Tuners

SOCIAL:
Facebook: Ed Villanueva
Instagram: team_highoctanetuners

Photography by Butterflies On Grass Photography, Marvin Mendoza Photography.

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ENGINE & PERFORMANCE:
Takeda cold air intake

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EXHAUST:
Top Speed axle-back exhaust

PERFORMANCE ELECTRONICS:
OEM

DRIVETRAIN:
OEM

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WHEELS & TIRES:
Volk GTS - 19x9.5 +17 (f), 19x10.5 +18 (r)
Federal Tires - 235/35 (f), 255/35 (r)

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CHASSIS & SUSPENSION:
Air lift Performance air suspension
AccuAir suspension air management w/ eLevel

BRAKES:
Akebono BBK
StopTech brake pads and stainless steel brake lines

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EXTERIOR:
Carbon Creations vented hood
ings+1 lip (f)
Custom splitter (f)
EVO-R carbon fiber (side skirts, spats (r), diffuser)
Nismo carbon fiber spoiler

LIGHTING:
EVO-R rear bumper fog light

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INTERIOR:
Custom carbon fiber flat bottom steering wheel
Clazzio diamond stitch seat covers
EVO-R carbon fiber (dash kit. Gauge pod cover, speedometer cover, crown meter cover, door switch cover, strut bar cover (r), shifter cover)
Black Box dash cam

AUDIO & MULTIMEDIA:
Pioneer touchscreen head-unit
Boss Audio monoblock amplifier
Kicker 10-inch subwoofer

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COMPETITION EVENTS, CLASSES & AWARDS:
2015 Wekfest: San Jose - 2nd place: Best Z
2014-15 Hot Import Nights: San Jose - 3rd place Hottest Nissan, 2nd Place: Hottest Nissan
Z-Day: California - 2nd Place: Best 370Z

FAVORITE MODIFICATION:
Air suspension

SPONSORS:
N/A

SHOPS / MECHANICS;
Sprint Auto Works Inc.
Car Modz

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