Red Zed

Post By: Toshi Z

Date: 01/16/2024

The Story

I bought the car mostly unmodified in April 2023 in Indiana with 175k miles, and drove it 450 miles home with no issues after adding a quart of oil. It's had a history, with 3 previous owners plus a theft, resulting in a reported total loss and a salvage title, but she's down to ride. I love Japanese cars and culture, and also retro things with modern touches. This car encompasses that. So far, I've just done maintenance and some minor quality of life modifications, with a lot more planned ahead.

Current Setup

  • Performance: TheZstore air intake, K&N filter
  • Performance: TheZstore 2.5 inch exhaust and Spelab headers
  • Performance: MSD blaster high vibration ignition coil
  • Wheels: Enkei Compe 16x8 +0
  • Tires: Michelin Pilot Sport 4 All Season 225/50R16
  • Exterior: Ceyes 5 function LED 3rd brake light
  • Exterior: Dapper LED side marker lights
  • Exterior: Dapper Seven LED headlights w/ switchback
  • Exterior: Tint, 70% front, 5% back
  • Exterior: Hella supertone horns
  • Interior: Sparco L575 steering wheel
  • Interior: Kenwood excelon KDC-X705 Stereo and Kenwood excelon speakers
  • Interior: Wolfbox G900 rearview camera
  • Interior: Sound insulation
  • Suspension: Prothane polyurethane Bushings, except tension rods and control arms.
  • Interior: Classic consoles armrest / cup holder
  • Performance: Protunerz fuel rail
  • Performance: Deatschwerks fuel pressure regulator

Planned Upgrades

  • Performance: Willwood brakes from Silvermine motors
  • Suspension: Ceika coilovers
  • Performance: M factory R200 LSD from Silvermine motors
  • Interior: Sparco r333 seats
  • Interior: Skillard interior panels
  • Exterior: Skillard full front grill
  • Exterior: Skillard rear diffuser
  • Exterior: Rear ducktail spoiler
  • Performance: 3 row radiator
  • Suspension: Apex strut tower brace
  • Suspension: Apex Sway bars
  • Performance: Protunerz intake & throttle body
  • Performance: Megasquirt 3 ecu with multiparty and sequential injection
  • Performance: Lokar throttle body cable 36"
  • Exterior: GT3 mirrors w/ skillard mounts
  • Exterior: Dapper sequential tail light turn signals
  • Interior: Glowshift guages, oil pressure, volt meter, and AFR meter


Toshi Z

Auto technician in the midwest.