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Chris Brinkley

Chris Brinkley 1996 Nissan 240SX TBGLIVE 1

At the age of 19, Chris Brinkley was introduced to the modified car culture. It was in fact his friend’s red 1996 Nissan 240SX SE, with its RB25DET motor swap and R34 GTR wheels, which really sealed the deal.

“Just the perfect level of modification without changing too much of the stock style," explains Brinkley. “From that point, I was hooked on the 240SX.”

In 2012, the same friend was selling the ’96 240SX on Facebook. After a little negotiation, Brinkley drove away with the car and immediately started planning his build. Since then, he’s installed a new suspension system, motor, wheels, brakes and a fresh paint job. Brinkley says the build will soon be completed with a custom stereo system provided by Q Logic and Hooker Audio. He’s also planning a complete rebuild of the motor for more power, chassis bracing for the track, and some tweaking on the spring rates “to make the car ride better.”

“This car is not your typical ratty 240SX that is made to be torn up on the track,” Brinkley concludes. “This is a fun street car that can do really anything you want. My dream build!”

Owner: Chris Brinkley
Location: Stillwater, Oklahoma, United States
Vehicle: 1996 Nissan 240SX SE
Horsepower: 300 hp
Club: Car Audio Chris' Blog

SOCIAL: 
Facebook: Chris BrinkleyCar Audio Chris / DIY Race Car
Twitter: CarAudioChris
Instagram: caraudiochris

Photography by Armando Salcido Jr. Photography.

Chris Brinkley 1996 Nissan 240SX TBGLIVE 5

ENGINE & PERFORMANCE:
RB25DET Series 1 motor
Raw Brokerage Billet turbo
TOMEI PonCams

EXHAUST:
GReddy 3-inch exhaust

PERFORMANCE ELECTRONICS:
Power FC ECU w/ controller
Alamo Motorsports tune

DRIVELINE:
RB25DET 5-speed Transmission
ACT 6-puck sprung clutch
Aluminum race flywheel

WHEELS & TIRES:
Enkei Kojin - 18x9.5 +30 (f/r)
Falken Azenis RT-615K

Chris Brinkley 1996 Nissan 240SX TBGLIVE 2

CHASSIS & SUSPENSION:
Ground Control Coilover Kit w/ KONI shocks and caster/camber plates
SPL; (upper control arm (r), tension rods, traction rods, toe arms)
Whiteline sway bar (f/r)
GKTECH; (subframe bushings, differential bushings, axle spacers)

BRAKES:
300ZX calipers (f/r)
Hawk HPS pads (f/r)

Chris Brinkley 1996 Nissan 240SX TBGLIVE 4

EXTERIOR:
Red metallic paint
Kouki taillights
SE side skirts and lip spoiler
Quik-Latch bumper connectors (f)

LIGHTING:
HID Lighting Kit

INTERIOR:
B&M shifter knob

AUDIO & MULTIMEDIA:
iPad Mini radio
Kicker; (IQ1000.1 mono ampliphier, IQ500.4 four-channel ampliphier, IQS675 6.75-inch component speakers (f), Q Class L7 8 subwoofers (x2), IQI DSP System)

FAVORITE MODIFICATION:
Kicker stereo system

SPONSORS
Hooker Audio
Q Logic
Kicker

SHOPS / MECHANICS
Beshears Collision
Texas Track Works
Tay's Automotive
Alamo Autosports

Chris Brinkley 1996 Nissan 240SX TBGLIVE 3