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Michael Tengasantos: 2007 Nissan 350Z

Michael Tengasantos purchased a bone stock 350Z as a present to himself on his birthday in 2009. "The car was completely stock and a blank canvas to start my build," he tells us. "Besides the new VQ35HR motor, what won me over was the limited production San Marino Blue color." Being one of just three San Marino Blue 350Z models that were brought to the island of Hawaii at the time, the car already stood out, but that was just the beginning.

Owner: Michael Tengasantos
Location: Kapolei, HI
Vehicle: 2007 Nissan 350Z
Horsepower: N/A
Club: VQ I.N.C.

SOCIAL:
Facebook: Michael Tengasantos
Instagram: @miketenga

Photography by Danny Batista, Kelvin Tso, Marvin Edwards, Bradley Gebin, Michael Tengasantos.

Michael Tengasantos 2007 Nissan 350Z TBGLIVE3

ENGINE & PERFORMANCE:
Stillen dual long tube intakes
Mishimoto radiator
Custom painted engine cover
Carbon fiber battery cover and fluid cover

Michael Tengasantos 2007 Nissan 350Z TBGLIVE9

EXHAUST:
Berk high flow cats
Apexi N1 dual cat-back exhaust

DRIVELINE:
Z1 Motorsports VQ35HR clutch and lightweight fly wheel combo
Wilwood clutch master cylinder
Upgraded clutch slave cylinder

Michael Tengasantos 2007 Nissan 350Z TBGLIVE4

WHEELS & TIRES:
Volk Racing GT-C wheels - 19x9.5 +17 (f), 19x10.5 +14 (r)
Dunlop DZ102 tires - 245/40/19 (f), 285/35/19 (r)

CHASSIS & SUSPENSION:
BC Racing BR coilovers
Stillen front sway bar
Stillen rear sway bar
SPC full camber kit
Stillen core support bar
Factory strut tower bar

BRAKES:
Z1 Motorsports slotted and drilled rotors
Hawk HPS brake pads
Steel braided brake lines

Michael Tengasantos 2007 Nissan 350Z TBGLIVE2

EXTERIOR:
Trial Try Force full lip kit with 2005 Nissan 350Z front bumper conversion 
Carbon fiber front bumper intake ducts
Depo headlights w/ eyelids
Shaved front Nissan emblem 
Roof spoiler 
Zakustech 350Z rear window louvers
Ings rear hatch duckbill spoiler
FR-S fender winglets
Black vinyl wrapped roof and roof spoiler

LIGHTING:
Blue LED interior lighting

Michael Tengasantos 2007 Nissan 350Z TBGLIVE6

INTERIOR:
Nismo style bucket seats
Arc titanium shift knob
Evo-R carbon fiber accents
Grip Royal custom gold steering wheel
NRG short hub
NRG version 2.5 quick release w/ carbon fiber accents

AUDIO & MULTIMEDIA:
Alpine W505 touchscreen head unit
Custom Alpine Type R subwoofer enclosure w/ LED accent lighting
Alpine door and rear speakers

Michael Tengasantos 2007 Nissan 350Z TBGLIVE10

COMPETITION EVENTS, CLASSES & AWARDS:
2010 Streetdreams Showdown Hawaii - Best Street Nissan 
2015 MDA Aloha Customs Car Show - 1st Place Hottest Nissan

FAVORITE MODIFICATION:
"My favorite mod would have to be my wheels. I first saw these wheels on the cover of Need for Speed: Underground 2. Years later I found a set for sale on Craigslist and I had to have them. Been with these wheels for 8 years."

Michael Tengasantos 2007 Nissan 350Z TBGLIVE7

FUTURE MODIFICATIONS:
Osiris Uprev tune 
Stillen VQ35HR supercharger
Quaife LSD

SHOPS/MECHANICS:
Auto Customs
Tokyo Auto
Kerfoot Garage
Waifu Works
Mobile Audio Concepts
Tokyo Auto Vinyl Wrapping

Michael Tengasantos 2007 Nissan 350Z TBGLIVE8