Featured Member of the Month - February 2007
Martin's (Mautai916) 1995 Infiniti G20t (VE)
Martin's (Mautai916) 1995 Infiniti G20t (VE)
G20.net: How, when & why did you first acquire your Infiniti G20?
Mautai916: I acquired my first G20 right after I recovered from an auto accident that took away my dad's 96 Jag. I got sandwiched between 2 cars because a lady decided to drive on the wrong side of the road... But anyways, my dad helped me pick up a 96 A/T G20 as a replacement car. Since the moment I began modding, I wanted a M/T so I sold my 96 A/T and bought a 95 M/T in the same color.
G20.net: What were your original plans for the car and have they changed?
Mautai916: Originally I had NO plans at all for the 96 G. At that point I was not even into modding. But that all changed once I got curious bout my car, found Gnet, and decided to take my first step into modding by a cone filter off eBay. Then the mod bug really bit me. I got a HS Gen 3 header/CAI. Then I wanted more. One day a lady rolled into the carwash driving my car? Except it was a M/T and a touring model. Surprisingly she was going to sell it in the next few months. So I waited patiently and picked up my new G only 3 months later.
G20.net: What performance modifications have you made to your car?
Mautai916: My original plan for my G was a full CAI, header, and S3's. But the installation of the S3's didn't go smoothly so I was forced to buy another engine. That’s when I ended up with my SR20VE. I am currently rocking a HS CAI, 2.5'' SSAC header, 2.5'' VRS catback + Magnaflow muffler/resonator, SR16VE cams, Mossy VE crank pulley, Stanza WP pulley, my own ground-wire kit, GReddy MSS, JWT ECU, ACT HD PP + B15 clutch disc, 8.5lbs Fidanza flywheel, Urethane filled motor mounts, TWM Short shifter + ES bushing.
G20.net: Do you have any dyno numbers?
Mautai916: On my last dyno I made 182whp. Since then, I added the Mossy crank pulley, 8.5lbs Fidanza flywheel, 2.5'' SSAC header, and SR16VE cams. Once my clutch is broken in, i'm confident that she will dyno 195+hp. My goal is to break the 200hp barrier.
G20.net: What suspension modifications have you made to the car?
Mautai916: Tein springs, Kyb AGX shock/struts, Koni bumpstops, FSTB, Octat's rear STB, Mep mounts, braided brake lines, Hawk pads, and good ol' Motul fluid.
G20.net: Any cosmetic modifications to the exterior?
Mautai916: I try to keep things simple so I have only tinted my windows, factory mud-guards, sunroof deflector, euro phase II grill, and a set of P11 rims.
G20.net: How about the interior?
Mautai916: Besides the GReddy MSS, GReddy shift knob, and my dynamatted interior, everything else is stock.
G20.net: Have you made any upgrades to the stock sound system?
Mautai916: I’m satisfied with the stock sound system of my P10. I've never been into sound much so it have never been on my list to do.
G20.net: Any future modifications we should look out for?
Mautai916: Unless there's some better VE cams that I can upgrade to, I can pretty much say that my project is 99% completed. That last 1% is there cause there’s always some unfinished business. But my vision for my car is the she currently stands.
G20.net: How and when did you first find G20.net?
Mautai916: I found Gnet thru Google when I first acquired my A/T G20 back in 04'. I was trying to see if I can find anything "special" about this car. Obviously I didn't know that I had something full of potential right in front of me.
G20.net: How has this site benefited you?
Mautai916: Besides basic knowledge of changing oil and spark plugs, at the time I didn't know anything about cars. After I found Gnet, I learned everything from doing simple mods to engine swaps. But besides knowledge that I have gained about cars, I have also met a handful of great friends that helped me make everything possible.
G20.net: Any last comments you would like to make?
Mautai916: I want to thank EVERYONE here on Gnet! Every single one of you guys! Even if you don't know me, I still love ya! Everyone here has contributed to make this one the best forum ever! Finally, thanks for the opportunity to be the MOTM!
G20.net Staff: We would like to thank Mautai916 for his contributions to the forum with his VE Swap thread, creating the grounding kits and selling them to our members.
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