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Featured Mishimoto Ride: 2003 Tuned Nissan 350Z

Vehicle Year: 2003
Location: San Diego, California
Owner: Angelo Ilao

Project Build
Angelo Ilao of San Diego, California has been “modifying” cars since he was a little kid, taking tiny Matchbox cars and trying to replicate the cars he saw in magazines. His first opportunity to work on life size cars came when he moved to the Island of Guam where he met his “First Family”, Guaranteed Auto Club where he learned body work and custom paint. After leaving Guam, Angelo joined the Navy and moved to California, where he bought his first “old skool” 1988 300zx. Angelo’s love for Nissans grew from that point on. In 2003 the Nissan 350z was released, he instantly knew he had to have one, and purchased one of the first models on the market. As time went by, the 350z gained tremendous popularity; Angelo noticed they were starting to look the same. This inspired him to personalize his 350z, by changing the style and performance. All the work took place at HighEnd Performance in San Diego. Robin Bautista, a good friend of Angelo’s provided all the parts and Angelo did most of the labor, with the help from some of the guys at HighEnd. The project build only took about two and a half weeks to complete. Angelo plans to take his 350z to the track, which was his original purpose for building the car. For the time being, he wants to enjoy the tuner cars show lifestyle.

“I want to thank God, my wife Krystal, my son whose going to be owning the car in 7 years. HighEnd Performance Inc. San Diego, Robin and Raffy. HighEnd Performance Inc. main branch, Ben and Richard, WWJS, JR, Team AutoConcept Elite, Guaranteed Auto Club, AutoKOto. Major sponsor, Mishimoto, Aerodyne, The Glosser, Award Masters, Falken Tires, Eneos, Jocsons Autobody, and everyone that pitched in. You know who you are! Thank You!” – Angelo Ilao

Mishimoto Ride: 2003 Tuned Nissan 350Z
Mishimoto Ride: 2003 Tuned Nissan 350Z
Mishimoto Ride: 2003 Tuned Nissan 350Z
Mishimoto Ride: 2003 Tuned Nissan 350Z
Mishimoto Ride: 2003 Tuned Nissan 350Z
Mishimoto Ride: 2003 Tuned Nissan 350Z
Mishimoto Ride: 2003 Tuned Nissan 350Z


Seibon Carbon Fiber GT Hood
Seibon Carbon Fiber Roof
Seibon Carbon Fiber Trunk
Seibon Carbon Fiber Front Fenders
Seibon Carbon Fiber Rear Quarter Panels
Seibon Carbon Fiber Door
Seibon Carbon Fiber Rear Lip
Voltex Carbon Fiber Rear wing
TCS Carbon Fiber Mirrors
Varis Carbon Fiber Rear Canards
Varis Carbon Fiber Front Canards

Bride Ergos II
Bride Seat Rails
Takata Harness
Nismo Shift Knob
Worksbell Quick Realease
Nardi Steering Wheel
Mishimoto Carbon Fiber Intake
Mishimoto 350z Aluminum Radiator
Mishimoto Slim 12″ Electric Fans
Mishimoto Temperature Gauge 1.3 Bar Radiator Cap
HKS Oil Cooler
Sunauto Hyper Voltage
Sunauto Hyper Force
Sunauto Hyper Force Harness
Unorthodox Light Weight Pulleys
APEXi N1 Exhaust
NISMO Carbon Fiber Engine Cover
Carbon Fiber Battery Cover
Carbon Fiber Brake Cover

Rollers and Stoppers:
Volks GT-S GOLD 19X9.5f 19X10.5r
Falken TIRES 245/35/19f 305/30/19r
HighEnd Performance BBK by AKEBONO COMP.

Tein Flex
Cusco Front Strut Bar

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