One Sexy 240

Words by Leo Diaz
Photos by Henry Z. De Kuyper, Super Street

I have to say that this car really is one of a kind. I met Gabe early this year. He was more than willing to help with State of Stance and within no time was part of our staff. Getting to know him is part of appreciating his car. A graduate of the University of Miami’s engineering program (all about the U!), he has accepted a job as a Design Engineer for Honda Motor Co. in Ohio. Because of this move he has to say goodbye to his beloved purple people eater to get his career started. I will say though, that he did give me a sneak-peek at his next build and believe you me, it will not disappoint!!!

Gabe Elias’ 240 has been featured in the Sep 2010 Super Street, was hellaflush approved and HFVI Miami, was awarded a Stanced40 approval at State of Stance 2010 and has appeared on Canibeat, Simply Clean and numeourous websites.

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130,000 Original Miles, 2nd owner.
Redtop SR20det swap.

Tuning Menu:
1991 Nissan 240SX LE
Owner: Gabe Elias
Hometown: Coral Gables, FL
Occupation: Mechanical Engineer, Honda Motor Co.

Engine 2.0L SR20DET;
HKS Super Suction Neo intake,
HKS SSQV and radiator cap;
Walbro 255lph fuel pump;
GReddy Power Extreme II 80mm exhaust,
Megan 3” downpipe,
GReddy M-Spec intercooler
3” test pipe;
OEM Nissan SR20DET radiator and hoses

Drivetrain: Nissan J30 LSD

Engine Management:
Mine’s Rom Tune ECU 14lbs of boost, tuned for this EXACT application;
HKS Type-1 turbo timer

Footwork & Chassis:
TEIN Flex coilovers, camber plates,
Cusco front strut bar;

Nissan JDM S14 K’s front calipers and
Z31/’03 Altima rear brake conversion
Nissan S13 ABS brake master cylinder

Wheels & Tires:
17”x9 +10 Front (BBK) , 18”x10 +10 Rear (Max Lip) Work XSA 03c wheels;
Federal 595 215/40R17 F and 235/40R18 5

Shine Auto 180SX body kit;
Mazda Stormy Blue Mica paint by Bug Doctor of West Palm Beach, FL;
H4 conversion housings;
D-Max crystal blinkers and front position lights;
OEM Nissan 180SX Kouki taillights;
H4 6000k HID;
shaved rear quarter signal lights

Personal Neo Grita suede steering wheel;
Works Bell Basic steering hub;
HKS shift knob;
OEM carpet full of coffee stains;
HKS 60mm boost gauge
Ice Sony Xplod head unit; Infinity Reference 4×6 plate speakers
Bypassed/removed factory amps.

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