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Chad Kugel: 1990 Nissan Pulsar GTI-R

Chad Kugel stumbled upon his 1990 Nissan Pulsar GTI-R after a friend bought a 1990 Honda from the same dealership. As soon as Kugel laid eyes on the Pulsar, he knew he had to have it, and he bought it sight unseen before flying to Florida to pick it up one week later. The car had received a few modifications while in Japan before arriving, including a full roll cage. With intentions to make it unique while staying true to the car's heritage, Kugel started putting his own touches on it right away.

Owner: Chad Kugel
Location: Boone, IA
Vehicle: 1990 Nissan Pulsar GTI-R
Horsepower: 255 (estimated)
Club: Team Sun*Works

SOCIAL
Facebook: Chad Kugel
Instagram: @lilzilla_gtir

Photography by Hans Anderson.

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ENGINE & PERFORMANCE
SR20DET
K&N Air filter
HKS Intake
HKS Downpipe

EXHAUST
Kakimoto Racing exhaust
HKS muffler

PERFORMANCE ELECTRONICS
APEXi Power FC
APEXi Power FC boost controller

WHEELS & TIRES
Rays Volks CE28 wheels - 15-inch (f/r)
Toyo Extensa tires - 205/50/15 (f/r)

Chad Kugel 1990 Nissan Pulsar GTIR TBGLIVE1

CHASSIS & SUSPENSION
JIC Magic Japan FLT-A1 coilovers
Nismo Strut bars front and rear

LIGHTING
Opt7 LED headlights
RBG LED's in the engine bay and interior

INTERIOR
Full Rollcage
Headliner and carpet have been removed
MOMO Tuner steering wheel
Megan Quick Release
Sparco seat
Willans 4-point racing harness

AUDIO & MULTIMEDIA
Sony hidden casset player head unit

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FAVORITE MODIFICATION
"Either the full roll cage because of the look it gives or the Momo tuner steering wheel as it is the first thing I have changed on the car."

FUTURE MODIFICATIONS
New paint and powder coating
Maybe a Knight Racer carbon Hood and wing
Coil overs rebuilt by feal suspensions
Custom interior work back seat and make it look cleaner

COMPETITION EVENTS, CLASSES & AWARDS
Midwest Exclusive 2017 - 3rd Place Best Import
Japansas City Nights 2017 - Most Authentic JDM 1st Place
World of Wheels 2018 - Import Class
Midwest Exclusive VIP - Import Class 2018
Ice Cream Cruise VIP - Import Class

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