Featured Member of the Month - June 2005G20.net: How, when & why did you first acquire your Infiniti G20?
Dave's (chino88) 1994 Infiniti G20t
Dave's (chino88) 1994 Infiniti G20t
Chino88: I wanted a low mileage Black Obsidian P10t for my new project, as I ran into problems with "Jeckyll & Hyde" over the years. I found this car with 55k on eBay and WickedG35 (Ziv) went on my behalf to review the vehicle. After I got his seal of approval, I bought it in December 2003 and had it shipped from Long Beach, CA to NYC.
G20.net: What were your original plans for the car and have they changed since?
Chino88: This P10t was the clean canvas I needed to put my visions into action. I knew what I wanted to do and had some parts before I even acquired the car. Most parts are in, some are still in the garage, and a few more bits are on the way.
G20.net: What performance modifications have you made to your car?
Chino88: Corrrosion (Dan) installed my Hotshot CAI w/ AEM Bypass Valve. I also have a Greddy MX exhaust which was modified and fitted. And there's a shiny Greddy radiator cap!
G20.net: Do you have any dyno numbers?
Chino88: Yea, but it was only for smog inspection. I passed though!
G20.net: What suspension modifications have you made to the car?
Chino88: D2 Racing coilovers were installed by the NYCGs crew, along with a sexy [email protected] SPW aluminum front STB and a Carbing aluminum rear STB. Shoes consist of 16x7 Rota Slipstreams in flat black wrapped with 215/45/16 Falken Azenis Sports.
G20.net: Any cosmetic modifications to the exterior?
Chino88: The front end is a CWest FD3S style bumper molded to fit. The car also sports a G3Autosport carbon fiber hood, JDM turnsignals and grille. The P11 Sport Headlight DIY mod is lit by 5700k Supreme White Catz HIDs with hi/low beams. Boom Enterprises/P1000 sideskirts, Nissan B14 Black door handles and JDM carbon fiber mirror covers adorn the profile. The rear end is a Feels EK style bumper, also molded to fit. There are also Euro-spec taillights and a carbon fiber insert in the license plate area.
G20.net: How about the interior?
Chino88: DaPCWiz (Arjun) helped to install the reverse indiglo gauges while P10 Bostonian (Bruce) wired up 4 blue cathodes with sound activation under the dash and front seats. I made carbon fiber doorsills and there is also carbon fiber dash kit. Llumar 20% tint cover the windows.
G20.net: Have you made any upgrades to the stock sound system?
Chino88: I installed a Panasonic CQ-9800U headunit, Panasonic CX-D3000U DVD player and 2 IST Technologies 7" visor monitors. Sounds come through Polk two-ways in the doors and rear deck, while a Polk MOMO 500.1 Mono amplifier powers 2 12" Polk MOMO subwoofers. An Optima Yellow Top battery and a Lightning Audio 1 farad capacitor help to keep the voltage needed available.
G20.net: Any future modifications we should look out for?
Chino88: I hope to have what's left in my garage installed by or during VA Beach III this July. And I'll be picking up one major mod while I'm there. Stay tuned. =)
G20.net: How and when did you first find G20.net and how has this site benefited you?
Chino88: I used to browse the Automotive Forums and then came over to G-net. It took me a while to start posting, but now I'm a proud member of this great family. NYCGs spawned from this site, as well as the annual VA Beach meet. I've made genuine friends, learned priceless information, acquired parts, and picked up ideas from all of you. I've also had the pleasure of seeing countless inspirational rides from fellow members.
G20.net: Any last comments you would like to make?
Chino88: First off - I'd like to thank G-d, for whom without him, none of this would be possible (sorry -athlete/rapper joke =P ). Seriously, thanks to every member/adminstrator of this forum for making this all happen. My car is truly a product of this community. Thanks to the NYCG crew, who's done everything from help me install parts, drive me around when my G was on jackstands (Erikbronx), help me move furniture, house me in LA, inspire me to build a "clean" car, and be true friends to me in my personal life. Thanks to my cousin's shop: X-Generation, who spent weeks on the custom body work. To my girl Erika, who wrenched with me in my garage, bought parts for my car and has had the patience and understanding to respect my time consuming hobby. And last but not least, my sister Amy who brought me home my taillights from the Nissan dealer in the UK!
Oh, and G2002/Dre created the NYCGs slogan -"We'll take your bitch!"