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Matt Budziosz: 1990 Nissan 300ZX TT

Matt Budziosz first laid eyes on a Z32 at the age of five. It was that moment he fell into to the JDM scene and knew he’d one day own a Z Series.

“It was unlike anything else on the road when it first launched in North America,” Budziosz recalls, “the styling and the sound made me instantly fall in love with this great piece of machinery.”

Fast forward 20 years, Budziosz is in a position to make the purchase and manages to track down a factory original with only one previous owner. Wanting to stand out from the crowd, Budziosz decided the 1990 Nissan 300ZX TT was a perfect fit.

“The Z32 is often considered an underdog compared to the JDM vehicles of its era, such as the MKIV Supra, FD3 RX7 [and] R32 Skyline,” he says. “I wanted to choose a less popular car so it stands out amongst the crowd”

“Even in its factory original form, the car gathers some attention from passersby but driving a stock car is not enough for me. I took this car and did what I felt was an expression of my vision[…] and brought the car to higher levels of performance.”While keeping the factory engine intact, Budziosz has boasted performance with a twin turbo, countless parts from AMS Motorsports, an NIStune ECU and a HKS Type-1 turbo timer. Budziosz hopes to gain even more power as modifications continue.

Owner: Matt Budziosz
Location: Brampton, Ontario, Canada
Vehicle: 1990 Nissan 300ZX TT
Horsepower: 550 hp
Club: N/A

SOCIAL:
Facebook: Matt Budz 
Instagram: 300zxmatt 

Photography by Fardeen Shere (Shere Photography).

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ENGINE & PERFORMANCE:
AMS Motorsports (short shifter, triple core aluminium race pad, black radiator brackets, NA to TT full conversion, silicone upper & lower radiator hose, silicone coolant bypass hoses, smoked timing covers, 2.5-inch OMEGA side-mount intercoolers, customized OEM SMIC brackets, 2.5-inch intercooler piping w/discharge pipes, 2.5-inch intake piping, intercooler ducts, MaxFlow manifolds (x2), dual intake, stainless steel engine bolt kit, PTU relocation, polished throttle cable cover and fuse box covers, A/C adaptor retrofit kit, NA to TT A/C conversion, brake master cylinder brace)
AMS Motorsports lightweight pulley (power steering, water pump overdrive, alternator, crank)
Nismo (fuel pump, oil cap, radiator cap, 740cc fuel injectors (x6))
CZP (brushed stainless steel battery tie down, silicone turbo coolant hoses (x4), Chromoly clutch pivot ball, stainless steel braided clutch line, cooling panel)
GReddy magnetic oil drain bolt plug
Z1 Motorsports (NA to TT radiator conversion bracket, 2.5-inch compressor inlets (x2), high pressure adjustable wastage actuators (x2), stainless steel braided turbo oil feed lines (x2), silicone wastegate actuator hoses (x2), full injection adapters (x6), full injection harness adapters)
JDM EFI engine harness
Delete (AIV, EGR, PRVR, cruise control, throttle body coolant lines)
HKS SSQV4 blow off valves (x2)
NGK iridium plugs
Gates Racing kevlar timing belt
Garrett GT2860RS BB turbos (x2)
South Bend Clutch TZ Series Stage 3
Fidanza 11.5 lbs lightweight flywheel
JWT intake filters (x2)
AMS High Capacity Oil Cooler
Z32 Innovations Low Profile turn signal pigtail harnesses and motor mounts
Type 2 PTU
ZSPEC J30 spring covers and battery cable bracket
WINFactory hood prop conversion kit

Matt Budziosz 1990 Nissan 300ZX TBGLIVE 10

EXHAUST:
JA Automotive custom 3-inch stainless steel turbo-back exhaust with HKS HiPower mufflers
Alloy Toyz 3-inch split downpipes (x2) and resonated testpipes (x2)

PERFORMANCE ELECTRONICS:
NIStune ECU w/ Feature Pack
GReddy Profec Boost Controller
HKS Type-1 turbo timer
Selin Design 2nd Gen Dual Mass Air Translator
AEM digital gauge (AFR (x2), fuel pressure, voltage, boost (x2))

DRIVETRAIN:
NA transmission and differential (r)

Matt Budziosz 1990 Nissan 300ZX TBGLIVE 12

WHEELS & TIRES:
Work Meister S1 3P - 18x9 +22 (f), 18x13 +5 (r)
Black w/ gold pearl powdercoat
24k gold hardware
Gorilla steel extended closed end lug nuts
Aluminum center caps
Pirelli P Zero Rosso w/ white print - 245/40/18 (f) / 335/30/18 (r)

CHASSIS & SUSPENSION
AMS Motorsports (inner & outer tie rod ends, ‘Black Series’ 20-way race coilovers, upper strut bar (r))
AMS Motorsports adjustable (upper control arms (f), tension rods, control arms, toe arms, sway bar end links (f/r))

BRAKES:
Z32 calipers (f/r)
AMS Motorsports MAX rotors and carbon ceramic pads

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EXTERIOR:
Black w/ 24k gold pearl paint
Hand-crafted metal widebody
RS Performance Type 3 carbon fiber nose panel and fog ducts
WINFactory CSL-R spoiler lip
Stillen Type III lip (f)
Customized OEM NA to TT bumper (f)
Kaminari side skirts and door filters
TwinZ Design (side skirt extensions, Type 2 modified bumper (r), diffuser (r))
-Shaved (headlamp washers, side markers (r), antenna, window wiper (r), washer nozzles)
Vortex Motorcycle gas cap
OEM ’99 taillights

LIGHTING:
Exterior and interior LED bulbs
HID projector headlights

Matt Budziosz 1990 Nissan 300ZX TBGLIVE 14

INTERIOR:
NRG Steering Wheel Hub w/ quick release adapter
NRG Quick Release Adapter
Grip Royal ‘Royal Knight’ racing wheel
300 degree triple gauge din panel
Stillen dash pod w/ custom face
Nismo shift knob
Takata 3-inch 6-point SFI harnesses
Bride ZETA III seats w/ side mount brackets

Matt Budziosz 1990 Nissan 300ZX TBGLIVE 15

AUDIO & MULTIMEDIA
PowerBass M-104D 10-inch subwoofer (x2)
Kenwood KDC-X996 in-dash deck
PowerBass ASA-2000.1d amplifier w/ 2XL-653 component speakers
ZEnclosures 10-inch subwoofer enclosure (x2) and counter amp panel

COMPETITION EVENTS, CLASSES & AWARDS:
2016 Fitted Toronto - PASMAG Tuner Battlegrounds #TBGLIVE Winner
2016 PASMAG Tuner Battlegrounds Championship - Stage 2: Battle 7 Winner (245 votes)
2016 PASMAG Tuner Battlegrounds Championship - Stage 3: Battle 36 Winner (254 votes)
2016 PASMAG Tuner Battlegrounds Championship - Stage 4: Battle 50 (268 votes)

FAVORITE MODIFICATION:
TT swap/build and metal widebody

SPONSORS:
N/A

SHOPS / MECHANICS:
JA Automotive (Chris)
Ink & Iron Autobody
Dan Fournier Metalworks
AMS Motorsports
Righteous Garage
RoRo Designs
Drop Culture

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