Machine Check: 2015

It’s crazy to think that another year has come and gone. It never ceases to amaze me how quickly life seems to pass by, especially as my age continues to grow. Having just turned 30 years old a few days ago, I’m really feeling it this year.


2015 marked the year that my S13 made its comeback. After buying the rolling chassis back in November of last year, I was overjoyed to see the car come together in my garage once more and to be able to drive it again after reconstructing it this spring.


In my typical indecisive fashion I changed a couple of things along the way this year. I’m always thinking of ways to tinker with my car in order to stay busy and that can sometimes hurt me. I think this time around I appreciate the car much more for what it is in a more simpler form, even if it doesn’t have all of the goodies and doo-dads it had in past iterations. I think the way the car sits at the end of 2015 is a pure representation of the aspects of owning an S13 that I really enjoy, and I am grateful to have the opportunity to own and enjoy this car again.


There will always be things I want to try or change with my car, but I am trying more each day to appreciate it for what it is and enjoy it. It may not have perfect paint or every part I would love to own on it, but it’s a blast to drive and work on. It’s easy to get caught up in the “have it all” mentality and take things too far, but I think that keeping it simple is the winning formula.


Despite a rare snow storm that dumped 18″ of snow on us before Thanksgiving, November and December have been very mild compared to the norm. While my car is typically put away for the year by late October, a lack of salt on the roads and temps in the 40-50 degree range have allowed me to continue enjoying the car later into the year than usual. I was working from home a couple days ago and thought that the heavy fog might be a cool backdrop for some end-of-year photos, so I took these snaps before picking my kids up from daycare. I hope you enjoy them!








Machine Check: CamryOnBronze 240SX

1993 Nissan 240SX SE

SR20DET Redtop

  • Koyo Radiator
  • HKS Radiator Cap
  • Samco Radiator Hoses
  • GReddy VSPL Intercooler
  • Turbosmart Supersonic BOV
  • Turbosmart Boost Controller
  • Parts Shop Max Cobra Downpipe
  • Test Pipe
  • Kakimoto Exhaust
  • Circuit Sports Exhaust Hanger Bushings
  • Wiring Specialties Pro Series Engine Harness


  • Braided Clutch Line
  • Cusco Brass Shifter Bushing
  • Competition Clutch Stage II
  • Competition Clutch Lightened Flywheel
  • NISMO Transmission Mount
  • Cusco Engine Mounts
  • Infiniti J30 VLSD


  • ISC Coilovers
  • SPC Tension Rods
  • SPC Toe Arms
  • SPC Traction Arms
  • SPC Rear Upper Control Arms
  • Energy Suspension Control Arm Bushings (R)
  • Energy Suspension Sway Bar Bushings (F/R)
  • Energy Suspension Steering Rack Bushings
  • Energy Suspension Upright Bushings (R)
  • Parts Shop Max Subframe Risers
  • Ichiba Five Lug Hubs
  • Tein Tie Rods & Ends
  • DIF Metal Steering Bushing
  • Xcessive Skidplate


  • Nardi Classic 330mm Steering Wheel
  • Works Bell SPLASH Hub
  • Trust GREX Shift Knob
  • Bride Zieg II Pro Type Kevlar Driver Seat
  • Bride Zeta II Pro Type Kevlar Passenger Seat
  • Bride FG Seat Rails
  • 180SX Seatbelt Conversion
  • Defi Link Meter Gauges (Boost, Oil Pressure, Oil Temp, Water Temp)
  • 180SX Digital Climate Control
  • Checkered Floor Mats
  • NeXt Miracle Cross Brace
  • Do Luck RXB
  • Cusco Spin Turn Knob


  • Hot Road Aero Kit (Front Bumper, Side Skirts, Rear Valence)
  • Ganador Super Aero Mirrors
  • Koguchi Power Vented Hood
  • Kouki 180SX Wing
  • Kouki 180SX Tail Lights
  • DMAX Clear Sidemarkers
  • DMAX Position lamps

Wheels, Tires & Brakes

  • Volk TE37 17×9 +22 (F) 18×9.5 +22 (R)
  • Kenda Kaiser 215/40/17 (f) 235/40/18 (R)
  • Kics 11mm Spacer (F)
  • Z32 Brake Calipers (F/R)
  • Stainless Steel Brake Lines
  • Stoptech Slotted Brake Rotors
  • Stoptech Street Brake Pads
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3 Responses to Machine Check: 2015

  1. Albert says:

    yo damon that zeta pro really set it off! i have always been a fan of the matching buckets vs the reclineable seat in the passenger. good move! always enjoy the updates and photos. what camera was used in this set?

  2. titopr06 says:

    Checklist 🔥

  3. Tier Dolo says:

    The zieg pro 🙂 makes me dream of kevlar

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