A passion for cars: 1993 Nissan 240sx

This is the story of Eddie, a Southern California native who has customized a Nissan 240SX. He shares how he developed a passion for cars, choosing and customizing his 240SX.

A passion for cars: 1993 Nissan 240sx
A passion for cars: 1993 Nissan 240sx
A passion for cars: 1993 Nissan 240sx
A passion for cars: 1993 Nissan 240sx
A passion for cars: 1993 Nissan 240sx
A passion for cars: 1993 Nissan 240sx
A passion for cars: 1993 Nissan 240sx
A passion for cars: 1993 Nissan 240sx
A passion for cars: 1993 Nissan 240sx

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Eduardo Moreno

1993 Nissan 240sx

Instagram: @Laloooo_

Photographer: Marvin Recinos

Instagram: @mr2mivin

Performance Stats- 600HP / 540TQ

I'm Eduardo, but also go by Eddie or Lalo. I'm a proud Southern California native, born and raised under the California sun. By day, I work on cutting-edge space technology to build badass 3D Printed rockets. It's an out-of-this-world way to fuel my relentless automotive addiction. Whether it's the sound of an engine or the sleek lines of a classic, I live for all things on wheels!

My love for cars and the dynamic car culture was ignited by a combination of family influence and my own curiosity. Growing up in Southern California, the automotive lifestyle was ingrained in my surroundings. With a family steeped in automotive enthusiasm, I was introduced to this world from a young age. 

As the years passed, I found myself drawn deeper into the intricacies of automobile mechanics and design, discovering a captivating fusion of art and engineering. My older brother often became my guide, taking me along to car meets and shows, further nurturing my passion for all things automotive.

Front shot of a 1993 Nissan 240sx

What made you choose this car and customize it?

Seeing my brother and his friends proudly owning 240SXs sparked my desire to have one of my own. Even before I held a driver's license, I was actively engaged in online forums, exploring various car builds. It was during this digital exploration that I stumbled upon Toby Broadfield's flawlessly crafted 240SX coupe, a name well-recognized in the Nissan community. 

At that instant, I knew fate had chosen my first car. I can't deny that I was inspired to emulate his build, which is why my car sports a white exterior with a Silvia front end. While delving into Toby's masterpiece, I realized that it's the small details that set a car apart from the rest. In 2012, my dream became a reality when I acquired a low-mileage (83k miles) 240SX, marking the beginning of my journey. It has seen numerous phases as my first car and daily driver. Today, it serves multiple purposes, being both my weekend getaway and my trusty daily ride when needed.

What does it feel like to own and drive your car?

Owning this car is a constant roller coaster ride of emotions. There are moments when it provides the best experience imaginable, serving as a therapeutic escape from the daily grind, effortlessly relieving my stress and worries. 

Yet, there are times when it becomes the source of my greatest headaches and stress. I'll admit that some of this is self-inflicted because I can never seem to stay content. I'm constantly driven to find ways to enhance and tinker with my car, always seeking that next level of performance and satisfaction. After building this car for over a decade, it's super rewarding to be able to drive it and enjoy the hard work.

1993 Nissan 240sx

What do you think makes your car unique?

In my opinion, what sets my car apart is the meticulous attention to small details. While the body panels are all from different brands, they all flow well. The interior, meticulously restored from the turn signal stalk to the trunk interior. The custom tube front, custom turbo kit, all while keeping the air conditioning intact, adds a distinct touch. 

Also, the overall wheels and suspension setup. I built this car to be able to drive it and drive it hard. With meaty tires for good handling and moderate ride height to not struggle driving around the streets of LA. Finally, the decision to stick with the original KA24DE engine and turbo charge it, rather than opting for a common swap like an SR20 (which is also hinted at by my license plate) is the defining factor that sets my build apart and gives it its unique character.

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The engine of a 1993 Nissan 240sx

Build List: 


  • KA24DE-Turbo
  • 600HP / 540TQ on E85 Flex Fuel tune at 25psi



  • BC Cams
  • BC Valves & Guides
  • BC Dual Valve Springs w/ Titanium Retainers
  • Cometic Head Gasket
  • ARP Hardware

Fuel System-


  • Garret GTX3076r
  • Custom SS Manifold and downpipe
  • Tial Wastegate
  • Custom Exhaust with Apexi NOIR Turbo Muffler


  • Xcessive Intake Manifold
  • Hypertune Billet Throttle Body
  • Turbo Smart BOV
  • Vibrant Intercooler 


  • Koyo Radiator
  • Underdriven Pulley Kit
  • K20 COP with custom billet bracket
  • DC Power 180 Amp Alternator
  • Vintage Air custom AC system
  • Grex Oil Filter Remote
  • Earls Oil Coolers


  • AEM Wideband
  • AEM Serial Gauge
  • Wiring Specialties Pro Harness (Engine/Transmission)


  • VG30(Z32) Transmission
  • OS Giken Twin Disc Clutch
  • 1-piece Drive Shaft
  • Kaaz Super Q 1.5way
  • Z33 Axles

Alloy wheels on a 1993 Nissan 240sx


  • SSR Type-C RS 17x9.5 all around
  • Kumho V730 255/40 all around
  • Parts Shop Max Coilovers - Swift Spring Upgrade
  • Parts Shop Max Suspension Arms (caster, camber, toe, traction)
  • GK-Tech LCA
  • GK-Tech Sway Bar
  • Polyurethane Bushings
  • Cusco Strut Bars
  • Autopower Roll Bar


  • Willwood Brake Booster Delete
  • Custom Brake lines
  • Front Brembo CTS-V Calipers
  • 2pc Slotted rotors
  • Rear Dual Z32 Brakes
  • 1pc Slotted rotors


  • GM White Paint Full Respray
  • Behrman Front Bumper w/ custom splitter
  • D-Max Front Fenders
  • OEM Side Skirts
  • Bomex Rear Valance
  • Stage 21 Hood
  • 326 Power Rear Wing
  • East Bear Mirrors
  • OEM “Brick” Head-Lights
  • Custom LED Tail-Lights

Interior of a 1993 Nissan 240sx


  • Bride Zeta II Seat
  • Bride Ergo 1.5 Seat
  • Nardi Classic Steering Wheel
  • Uncracked dash with HUD
  • ARC Switch Panel
  • Custom Gauge Pod molded to center trim
  • Refurbished Interior(carpet, door panels rear seats, etc.)

Who did the work?

Most of the work was done by myself in my backyard with some help from my brother, friends, and a few key people. My buddy Parker and Richard helped me with some welding. The engine was built by my friend Jeremy. I've personally spent countless hours working on this car, from restoring small trim pieces to doing the bodywork on the whole car - blood, sweat and beers!

Future Plans

As for the car's future, my primary goal is to hit the road and simply drive. After dedicating nearly a decade to building this machine, it's time to enjoy it. Once I've broken in some of the new components, I'll be joining my friends on the track to fully appreciate what I've built. And as we all know, a car build is never done... I'm sure I'll find something else to tinker with soon.

1993 Nissan 240sx at a race track


My advice to others is to keep it straightforward. If you're in the process of building a track or race car, prioritize getting as much seat time as you can. Additionally, don't underestimate the significance of paying attention to the finer details, and be patient with your project. It's often the little things that can have the most significant impact when it comes to car building. Most importantly, have fun with it!

Shout Outs

Main shoutout is to my family and friends. Without their support, I wouldn't have been able to complete this build.

  1. Engine built by - Jeremy Boggs
  2. Engine tuned by - Danny @unrivaledtunning
  3. Welding/Fab work - Richard @bsidefabrication & Parker @scumpunch
  4. Misc Support - Pablo @p3t3y18, Jason @rivalautoworks, Hector @infam0us14

What do you get from the car scene in your life?

For me, the car scene isn't just a hobby; it's a lifestyle. Being situated in Southern California, there are abundant events, from drifting competitions and car shows to casual meets, hot rod shows, Whittier Blvd nights watching the Lowriders cruise by, and of course Irwindale Thursday Night drags. This scene offers me an escape from the everyday routine and has been instrumental in creating numerous valuable friendships along the way.

Dream Car

As passionate as I am about imports, my heart truly belongs to older American cars. My ultimate dream build would be a 1972 C10 or 1970 Chevelle.

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