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Christopher Franco: 2003 Nissan 350Z

Christopher Franco is a big fan of the 350Z platform, so it was an obvious choice when he got the choice to own one of his own. Franco takes pride in the fact that he has done most of the work on this car by himself, modifying the car both inside and out to fit his motorsport needs.

Owner: Christopher Franco
Location: Vallejo, CA
Vehicle: 2003 Nissan 350Z
Horsepower: 305 whp
Club: Street Royals

SOCIAL:
Facebook: Christopher J Franco
Instagram: @dk_z33

Written by Adam Gordon.
Photography by Sonoma Drift Media, Wayne Lederer, Chelsea O'neill, Christopher Franco.

Christopher Franco 2003 Nissan 350Z TBGLIVE1

ENGINE & PERFORMANCE:
CP pistons 12:1
Eagle rods
Nismo stage 2 camshafts
ACL rod and main bearings
ARP hardware
Crawford v5 plenum spacer
Injen cold air intake

EXHAUST:
Xerd long tube headers
Tanabe y pipe
5zigen 3-inch single exit exhaust

Christopher Franco 2003 Nissan 350Z TBGLIVE4

PERFORMANCE ELECTRONICS:
UpRev engine management

DRIVELINE:
CD009 transmission
ACT stage 2 HD clutch

WHEELS & TIRES:
Weds Kranze Cerberus 2 3-piece wheels
Zestino Gredge 07R tires

CHASSIS & SUSPENSION:
Secondary fire wall removal
All unnecessary metal cut off
Raceland full coilovers
Circuit sports front camber kits
God Speed rear adjustable
Camber and toe rods
Circuit sports rear spring bucket delete
Rear lower tie bar

BRAKES:
Drilled & slotted rotors
Dual rear calipers
ASD hydro e-brake

Christopher Franco 2003 Nissan 350Z TBGLIVE6

EXTERIOR:
Rocket Bunny front & rear over fenders
Big Country Labs atmosphere demolisher wing
Cut rear bumper
Top Secret style VIS carbon fiber hood

INTERIOR:
Gutted interior
Sparco bucket seats
Sparco harnesses
Harness bar
NRG steering wheel
NRG quick release
Taylor aluminum battery box
Sparco globe x shift knob

COMPETITION EVENTS, CLASSES & AWARDS:
Busted Nucklz season opener - Top 10

FAVORITE MODIFICATION:
"The Nismo stage 2 cams because of the mean idle they create with my exhaust."

FUTURE MODIFICATIONS:
ITBs
AEM standalone engine management

SPONSORS:
Zestino tires

SHOPS/MECHANICS:
Hybridworks

Christopher Franco 2003 Nissan 350Z TBGLIVE2