1997 Nissan 240sx - Leo Taal
My 240sx was my first car in high school and I have built it ever since. After high school, I moved to Los Angeles where I built a majority of the car. In my free time I like exploring outside, whether it was the beach or the mountains getting outside was my favourite thing to do besides cars.
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1997 Nissan 240sx
I’m a Filipino guy that grew up on just about every coast of the U.S. I was born in San Francisco, California and shortly after moved to Washington DC and spent my high school years in Houston, TX. My mom works In the flight industry so I grew up travelling and exploring all types of cultures and places.
My 240sx was my first car in high school and I have built it ever since. After high school, I moved to Los Angeles where I built a majority of the car. In my free time I like exploring outside, whether it was the beach or the mountains getting outside was my favourite thing to do besides cars. I’m a huge foodie as well, I love trying new restaurants and different types of food but unfortunately the limiting factor has been my bank account
My grandpa was the one that got me into cars. He was always in the garage working on something and eventually his passion rubbed off on me. The fast furious movies also contributed to my love for cars. I remember the day I got my first Super Street magazine; I couldn’t stop flipping through all the pages. I played a lot of Midnight Club 3 on the PSP and my favourite car to drive was the S14 so naturally, I wanted my own in real life.
I believe the way you customize a car reflects who you are as a person. Plus, I got this car with the intention of making it my own. It is a dream come true to own my car! What makes it even better is that I worked for every penny that has gone into this car and as I look back on it every day it continues to be one of my greatest accomplishments.
If I have some worthy advice for others it would be, to build your car how YOU want! A lot of the car scene is filled with so much hate nowadays and influences people to build their cars to please others and not themselves. Also, have a vision in mind and work towards it every day, eventually, you will get there! Be sure to know what you’re getting into as well; these old cars are not cheap.
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Look at my car it is unique because I combined the “drift” and “stance” scenes all in one car. Plus, not all may know but this is my daily driver, I built it for me and to be used, I don’t see the point of building a car just to put in a garage for car shows, enjoy your hard work every day and drive it.
- Vertex Steering wheel
- NRG 3.0 Quick release and hub
- Garage Moon Power floor mats
- Custom floral interior fabric
- Pioneer double din stereo
- Custom Truck Setup with painted tank and fabric floor
- Dmax type 3 Kit
- BN Sports Hood
- JDM window visors
- Aerowolf mirror visors
- Orgin Labo carbon fibre front canards
- Street faction bash bar
- Car modify wonder twin-blade wing
- Dmax taillights
- Spec-d headlights
- Origin Labo front fenders type 3 45mm
- Origin Labo rear overfenders type 3 55mm
- JDM Kouki grille
- Custom SIdeskirt splitters
- Dmax Roof wing
- Custom Maroon Flake paint
- Custom built by VR Wheels in Socal
- Work VS-XX
- 18x9.5 -37 Front
- 18x11 – 44 Rear
- Full ISR Rear suspension kit
- Front PBM tension rods
- PBM front power brace
- Energy suspension subframe bushings
- BC Racing Struts
- Only Charged Dubs (OCD) Bag over coil setup
- Airlift 3P management
- Z32 brake swap painted gold
- ISR Steel braided lines
- Full Exhaust ISR 3in to dual 4inch blast pipes
- Stock rebuild for reliability
As far as installs and custom work goes, I have done all the work myself in my garage with the help of my awesome friends beside a few things.
Paint - @crazyvato_loco
Alignments – Best Tire Shop (Fontana, CA) and Backyard Auto (Houston, TX)
I plan on completely rebuilding the motor with forged internals and eventually boosting it. Also adding the necessary engine support mods. Full drift style livery in the future as well.
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The only group and only sponsor I am a part of is the amazing team over at Street Faction
Since I joined the car scene, I have met nothing but awesome and helpful people. I get a lot of joy attending the car shows and meets as well. Seeing younger kids get excited when seeing my car is one of the best feelings because that was me when I was younger so I’m glad I could be an inspiration.
For the most part, my 240sx is my dream car but the next car I plan on getting is a Mitsubishi Evolution 9.
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