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Featured Member of the Month - November 2006
Featured Member of the Month - November 2006
Mike's (P11Gdub) 2001 Infiniti G20
Photo's by (hiimj0ne)
G20.net: How, when & why did you first acquire your Infiniti G20?
P11Gdub: It was a little over 3 years ago, when I got T-boned in my Accord (first car). Then I ended up buying the G20 from my aunt, with just under 60K on it. I was bummed out that it was an automatic, but she was the original owner.
Can’t beat that family discount, with no interest…
G20.net: What were your original plans for the car and have they changed?
P11Gdub: At first, I wanted to do a 5 speed swap, and all the basic bolt-ons. After extensive research into the parts and labor required, I came to the conclusion that it was too expensive, considering my budget. In addition, swapping to a manual transmission would open the door to many more expensive parts. So for now, I’m concentrating on suspension, and brakes. And when she needs a heart transplant, I’d like to swap in a VE. But for now, I still plan to do just the basic bolt-ons, on the DE.
G20.net: What performance modifications have you made to your car?
P11Gdub: Well, there aren’t many. So far, it’s only Mautai916’s groundwire kit, and we advanced the timing to 19*.
G20.net: Do you have any dyno numbers?
P11Gdub: Nope. With my lack of performance modifications, it’s not really worth it to dyno this slow poke.
G20.net: What suspension modifications have you made to the car?
P11Gdub: Ah, my favorite parts… So far, I have the Carbing FSTB, Octotat RSTB, Progress rear sway bar, and recently, the Tein SS coilovers. I was after these coils for about a year, after G20Touring was nice enough to give me a spin in his P11. I loved them so much, that I eventually organized a group buy for them, with the help of JustinP10. Also, I recently put my stock mesh wheels on, after wearing out the rubber on my 17x7 sport bronze Enkei RP03 replica wheels. Those mountain runs are not easy on the tires…
G20.net: Any cosmetic modifications to the exterior?
P11Gdub: In this department, I have to start with the color matched Wings West lip. After that, I removed all the Infiniti badges, got a JDM gunmetal Nissan grill, the JDM dual beam headlights (including the JDM corners) and a B15 Nissan badge on the trunk. Bishous-G also recently hooked me up with Nissan center caps, for my birthday (same birthday). I also had mirror tint on the G from the beginning (first mod). Can’t forget the G20.net liscence plate frame!
G20.net: How about the interior?
P11Gdub: The only thing I changed in the interior, was upgrading to touring headrests, courtesy of Trag.
G20.net: Have you made any upgrades to the stock sound system?
P11Gdub: Nothing here, either. I’m actually quite happy with the stock Bose set-up.
G20.net: Any future modifications we should look out for?
P11Gdub: Dang, there’s a lot of stuff to list here. My soon to be favorite upgrade is P@’s world famous Stage I BABK. I hope to complete the kit, and install it before the end of the year. Also, I’m currently in NismoG20T’s group buy for Carbing bars. I ordered the RSTB, and LCA. After I finish those, and rob a few banks, I hope to get front and rear polyurethane bushings, a powdercoated Nissan valve cover, then the basic bolt-ons (HS/SSAC/Remus).
G20.net: How and when did you first find G20.net?
P11Gdub: Almost right after I got my G20. I was a lurker for almost 2 years, before I finally registered under my original name: Mr. Seoul.
G20.net: How has this site benefited you?
P11Gdub: Where do I start? I’m addicted for life! My G20 would be naked without all the help and support from all the wonderful members. Most of my parts were scored right here, in the For Sale section. I’ve been a part of a few group buys, and eventually organized one, myself! I’ve met so many cool people from the forum, at meets and just chilling with the San Jose G’s! One of my favorite meets was while I was working offsite in Orange County. I first met randyo156, and magic_silver_box, when I stopped by to purchase G20Touring’s brand new Wings West lip. A few days later, I took a 5 hour lunch to chill with the So. Cal G’s, eat a Framamind burger, and cruise down the Pacific Coast Highway, with a gang of G20’s.
G20.net: Any last comments you would like to make?
P11Gdub: Thanks to all the forum members that helped me out, and made me feel welcome. Really, there are way too many members to list. But hiimj0ne gets a special shout out for being the sickest photographer on the forum, and making my car look a lot better than it really is. San Jose G’s for LIFE!
*BANNED FROM G20.NET*
I knew it!!! Congrats on the MOTM Mike...well deserved
congrats on MOTM! Looks super clean!
Congrats! That last photo looks familiar.
hermmmm! o well maybe ill be motm some other time! hehe nah im just pplayin congrats man car looks great!
Originally Posted by Nikola Tesla
Prince of Joy
So sexy... I've always loved the way that car looked!
- Greg -
Why yes, I am a Moderator
Hell yeah!!! Good to go Mike, Congrats.
no rainguard clips...FML
simplicity is his key and damn is it workin out!
keep it up mike! let's mod these bitches to the fullest!
G20 Senior Member
woot woot~!!~!!!!!my car got into the MOTM!!! ...i feel so special...j/p good stuff mike
THAT f'ing guy...
THEY TOOK OUR JOBS!
aw shucks, fellas. i'm still in disbelief that i recieved this uber prestigious honor. so where's my cool MOTM sig?
Congrats! Your car looks great.
looks real nice in person too, The rims I heart those rims A LOT, look so sharp with fresh paint oOoOOOoOoOoo !!! So tastey, nice ride Mike!
I met Gate Cat
Haha, thanks man. Congratulations, let's go shoot some more pics.
Originally Posted by P11Gdub
dang mike you're right, those pictures are sick. congrats on the FMoM.
I didn't even realize it was you, but that 3rd pic from the top...I've had the bw version of it as my background for like a month, haha.
Low is a Lifestyle
Congrats man!!!!! Sweet ass ride!
San Jose G's Baby!! Yee Yee!!