PASMAG Louis Sierra 1 2008 Nissan 350Z TBGLIVE

Louis Sierra’s love for the 350Z runs deep. He explains in detail. “When the 350Z was released it instantly became one of my dream cars. To me the 350Z is a special car. It was the return of the Z after it had been absent for several years. I love the lines and total look of the car. I told myself I would own one. In 2008 I was able to afford a brand new 350Z and began my build.” He goes on to explain his choice of the base model. “The reason I chose the base was because I had plans to make the car my own. It doesn’t even have cruise control! Why no cruise control? Because racecar! With the base model I hade a blank canvas - the perfect start to create my masterpiece.”

And a masterpiece he did create. ChargeSpeed’s Bottomline lip is one of his favourite style-tweaks to the Z, and a massive Voltex wing comes courtesy of his wife, who ordered it for him on their 8-year anniversary. Best wife ever or what? That wing produces so much downforce that the rear suspension had to be adjusted, and the rear fenders pulled wider. After a little bit of tweaking and readjusting, the fitment and function come together in perfect harmony.

Hanging from the driver’s side visor on the interior is perhaps one of the most sentimental modifications we’ve ever come across. A “guardian angel bell”, given to Sierra by one of his best friend’s mother after he passed away in a car crash, dangles and rings as he drives, keeping his long lost friend close by. Between his father’s influence on his life as a car enthusiast, to his friend eternally riding shotgun, it’s evident that this is a special build, inside and out.

PASMAG Louis Sierra 3 2008 Nissan 350Z TBGLIVE

With 54% of the Popular Vote, Louis Sierra is the winner of the PASMAG Tuner Battlegrounds #TBGLIVE award category at DriveNW in Kent, Washington, USA!

ESSENTIALS
Vehicle: 2008 Nissan 350Z
Owner: Louis Sierra
Location: Hillsboro, OR
Engine: Nissan VQ 35HR 3.5L V6
Horsepower: N/A
Torque: N/A

SOCIAL
Facebook: Louis Sierra
Instagram: @lsierra83

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ENGINE
K&N air filter
NIsmo R-Tune dual intakes
Seibon carbon fiber engine cover
MIshimoto (aluminum radiator, silicone hoses, carbon rad cap, carbon fiber radiator shroud)

EXHAUST
GReddy True Dual exhaust
Invidia test pipes

DRIVETRAIN
Quaife LSD

PASMAG Louis Sierra 4 2008 Nissan 350Z TBGLIVE

WHEELS / TIRES / BRAKES
Volk TE37 wheels – 19x9.5 +22 (f), 19x10.5 +22 (r)
Falken FK452 tires – 245/35R19 (f), 275/35R19 (r)
Akebono (4-piston calipers (f), 2-piston calipers (r))
Z1 14-inch slotted rotors
Z1 SS brake lines

CHASSIS/SUSPENSION
BC Racing (BR Type suspension, Extreme Low rear springs)
Eibach (sway bars, urethane bushings)
Cusco front strut bar
SPC control arms
Tanabe subframe chassis brace

PASMAG Louis Sierra 2 2008 Nissan 350Z TBGLIVE

EXTERIOR
Chargespeed Bottomline (carbon fiber side skirts, rear spats)
Nismo V3 front bumper
Tucked rear bumper
Voltex Type 8 GT wing
Carbon rear window visor
GTS headlight covers

INTERIOR
Red thread and red suede reupholstery
Nismo carbon fiber shift knob
Sparco Championship steering wheel
Custom alcantara black shift boot w/ red stitching
Sparco R505 seats
Works Bell (quick release, hub)

PASMAG Louis Sierra 8 2008 Nissan 350Z TBGLIVE

AUDIO/MULTIMEDIA
Kenwood DDX771 head unit
MTX Thunder 801D sub amp
Kenwood (Excelon KFC-XW10 10-inch subwoofer, 6.5-inch speakers)
Infinity 6.5-inch speakers

SPONSORS
Rev Motorsports

Contributors: Shane Hunter (Facebook, Instagram)

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