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Matthew Eck

The amount of work Matthew Eck has put into his 2004 Nissan 350Z is astronomical. There’s been so many modification made to his build, it becomes nearly impossible to pinpoint the most significant. “I chose this vehicle because the chassis seemed like a great starting point for a track car,” Eck writes. Clearly, Eck does hold loyalty to a handful brands, which include Supertech, Mazworx, Touge Factory, ProEFI and RaceTech. With so much work already logged, Eck still plans to install a Wisefab kit, which he'll then match with Go4Fast custom dry carbon aero and a sequential transmission.

Owner: Matthew Eck
Location: Honey Brook, Pennsylvania, United States
Vehicle: 2004 Nissan 350Z
Horsepower: 645 whp
Club: N/A

SOCIAL:
Facebook: Matthew Eck
Instagram: eck_matthew

Matthew Eck 2004 Nissan 350Z TBGLIVE 10

Photography by Stance Suspension.

Matthew Eck 2004 Nissan 350Z TBGLIVE 11

ENGINE & PERFORMANCE:
Built P11 SR20VE-T head
CNC ported combustion chambers
Competition Race 5-angle valve job
Supertech (116 lb dual valve springs, titanium retainers, valve guides, inner valve spring seats, +2mm oversized valves)
Gasket matched exhaust ports to intake ports
P12 cams w/ P12 valve & plug cover
GReddy adjustable cam gears
Mazworx (Hall Effect Sensor Kit, 1/2-inch head studs, billet timing chain tensioner, dry sump oil system, fuel rail)
New OEM guides
Nissan VVL plug cover
Built and stroked 2.2L SR20DE-T block
CP Piston 91mm 9.0:1 stroker
Brian Crower I-beam rods
Mazworx/Power Enterprise 90mm head gasket
Calico coated ACL bearings (main, rods, thrust washers)
ARP main studs
Darton ductile iron sleeves
New OEM Nissan SR20 crankshaft
Nismo pilot roller bearing
Oil groove machining (19mm rod bearing machining check, polished, balance crank)
OEM Nissan freeze/block plugs
ATI damper pulley
Custom Touge Factory (alternator bracket, dual plenum intake manifold, intake box, end tanks, 18-inch swirl pot)
Precision 5862 turbo
TiAL MVS 38mm wastegates & 50mm BOV
90mm billet throttle body
Garrett 5-inch intercooler core
Davies Craig aluminum electronic water pump
Mazworx water pump block-off plate
C&R 28-inch X 18x2.5-inch double pass radiator
Touge Factory custom ducting (intercooler, oil cooler, radiator, intake box, brakes)
SPAL fan
Setrab Series 6 25-row oil cooler for engine oil & 7-row oil cooler for power steering
ID2000 Injectors
Custom 15-gallon fuel cell
Aeromotive fuel pumps & fuel pressure regulator
Walbro 400LPH E85 in-tank fuel pump
Bosch 044 inline Fuel Pumps (x2)
175GPH 40 micron fuel filter
175GPH 100 micron fuel filter
CJM return fuel kit
Aluminum hard lines
PTFE braided lines

Matthew Eck 2004 Nissan 350Z TBGLIVE 9

EXHAUST:
Custom Touge Factory titanium 3-inch exhaust w/ twin scroll/dual wastegate
VET manifold

PERFORMANCE ELECTRONICS
ProEFI (Pro128 standalone ECU w/ flying lead engine harness, inline flex fuel sensor kit, LSU 4.2 O2 sensor kit, 5-bar MAP sensor kit, air intake temp sensor & pigtail, 150 psi fuel pressure sensor kit, 5—position I-Boost switch kit, switching valve solenoid, color CAN display kit)
RacePak (IQ3 32-channel data logger, smartwire kit, switch panel to smart wire cable, smart wire to V-net cable)
Spa Technique (dual boost/EFT gauge, water/meth gauge, dual oil temp gauge)
M&W Ignitions 4-channel ignition system
AEM pencil ignition coils
Nissan Quest 110 amp alternator
Electronic MR2 power steering pump
Dual battery kill switch
Chase Bays Mil Spec hull connector
Custom Mil Spec wire harness by Touge Factory

Matthew Eck 2004 Nissan 350Z TBGLIVE 6

DRIVETRAIN:
Tomei 2-way differential w/ 1.5-way conversion kit
Exedy triple plate clutch
Circuit Sports SR20 starter
Mazworx SR to VQ transmission
Tilton Engineering hydraulic release bearing
Z33 transmission
OS Giken 6-speed close ratio gear set
Torque Solutions transmission mount
Custom aluminum driveshaft
Driveshaft Shop Pro-Level axles (r)
Nismo differential cover

Matthew Eck 2004 Nissan 350Z TBGLIVE 7

WHEELS & TIRES:
Rays TE37SL - 18X9.5+22 (f), 18X10.5+22 (r)
Toyo Proxes R888 - 265/35/18 (f), 275/35/18 (r)

Matthew Eck 2004 Nissan 350Z TBGLIVE 13

CHASSIS & SUSPENSION:
Stance Suspension Pro Comp 2 coilovers
SPL (V3 upper arms (f), lower arm bushings (f), compression rod bushings (f), outer tie rod ends (f), stabilizer end links, toe arms (r), camber links (r), traction links (r), knuckle bushing kit (r), stabilizer end links (r). solid differential bushing set)
Tein hardened inner tie rods
Fontana Nissan Racing billet lower control arms (f)
AM Performance titanium strut tower bar
Whiteline stabilizer bar (f/r) w/ endlinks
ARP extended wheel studs

BRAKES:
AP Racing (Radical calipers - 6-piston (f), 4-piston (r), 370X36mm 2-piece rotors (f), 360X28mm rotors (r))
Tilton Engineering brake bias adjuster
Wilwood brake pressure adjuster & pedal board
Triple external reservoirs
Custom Touge Factory brake ducting

Matthew Eck 2004 Nissan 350Z TBGLIVE 15

EXTERIOR:
Complete Voltex aero kit w/ medium canards (r)
Seibon carbon fiber (hood, doors, vented fenders, hatch)
Carbon fiber wind splitter
Optic Armor side & rear windows
D1 Flush hood pins
Kognition Design chassis mounted 70-inch wing
Lamborghini Aventador Silver Livery

LIGHTING:
Genuine 2008 LED headlights & taillights

Matthew Eck 2004 Nissan 350Z TBGLIVE 3

INTERIOR:
Custom Touge Factory 12-point cage & seat rail
RaceTech (RT4009HR racing seat, RT4009 racing seat (passenger), door pull straps)
TeamTech 6-point racing harness & 4-point racing harness (passenger)
Buddy Club seat rail (passenger)
NRG short hub
Works Bell quick release & 4-terminal insulator conversion kit
Sparco two-button steering adapter
OMP Targa steering wheel & 5-nozzle fire suppression system
Custom Touge Factory tow rings
TWM Performance Spooky shift knob
PCI Race Air 150 CFM blower
Race Air heavy duty hose
13-Quart twin element cooler

AUDIO & MULTIMEDIA:
N/A

COMPETITION EVENTS, CLASSES & AWARDS:
Gridlife Time Attack 2015 Round 1 - 2nd Place, Track Modified RWD Class
Gridlife Time Attack 2015 Round 2 - 1st Place, Track Modified RWD Class
Gridlife Time Attack 2015 Finals - 2nd Place, Overall Track Modified RWD Class
Tuner Galleria Chicago 2015 - Best Of Show
Tuner Galleria Chicago 2016 - Best Engine Bay, Best Nissan, Best Overall Import

Matthew Eck 2004 Nissan 350Z TBGLIVE 12

FAVORITE MODIFICATION:
“The SR22VE-T because it is a surprisingly stout engine, Eck writes. It can dish out a lot of power and does so with ease. Also, it is a relatively unpopular swap, which ends up making it stand out compared to others.”

SPONSORS:
Touge Factory
Stance Suspension
Its Proper
AM Performance
Toyo Tires
Rays Engineering
Sound Performance
Brandywine Manor House

SHOPS / MECHANICS:
Touge Factory

Matthew Eck 2004 Nissan 350Z TBGLIVE 5