It’s safe to assume that majority of the lowest & widest Z’s in this country come right out of Texas. Not to take away from other states like California, Florida, Hawaii, etc. as they definitely have some slammed Z’s, but Texas and slammed Z’s go hand in hand. One of the main reasons things are the way they are (in our opinion of course) is because guys like Swang N’ Bang & BRG who paved the road for many. Coincidentally owner (Dan) of this particular Z happens to be one of the fellow BRG fellas. Dan grew up in San Antonio, Texas and started out with an Acura Integra sitting on a set of Rotas. At one of the local meets he spotted his first properly “fitted” car, a Nissan 350Z and that’s where it all started.
Later he learned that it was Edafe rolling on his DPE wheels, and they eventually ended up becoming good friends. Dan says that he never thought he would make his car look as sick as Edafes but a few months later he got his pearl white RSX Type-s and got to work. Drop, wheels, the whole nine yards. His goal was to have a nice, flush fitment but as he started hanging out with more of the Z guys (such as Erics), he knew that that was the car he wanted. He started with a set of aggressive Work Equips (18×11 +10 & 18×12 -20) and BC Coilovers but they just weren’t doing the trick for him. Fast forward a few months and Dan found himself sitting on a set of brand spanking new DPE ST5 wheels!
They are fully polished and sized at 18×11 (-2 offset) up front with 18×12 (-10 offset) in the rear with 225/40/18 tires up front and 265/35/18 in the rear. Once he test fitted the wheels, his Z was off to a body shop so he could achieve the look he wanted: aggressive, yet oem. They spent countless hours widening the fenders to fit his wide wheels and after it was out of the shop it looked absolutely amazing. No sloppy fender pulling or cracked fenders here, make sure you hit the Read More button below to check them out. We’ve also attached a short video clip for you to watch.
After the car left the body shop he STILL wasnt pleased with the ride height, so he lowered it even more! This is where it sits now. His wheel lip sits 3/4″ away from his fenders and front bumper sits about half an inch off the ground. Motor is stock for now, headlights are painted flat black by Dan himself and his front bumper is “Aerosync” (polyeurathane). Dan also added LED tail lights, got rid of the rear wiper, and finally finished it with a fresh coat of paint. Watching the video above had us grinding out teeth!
For now he is done exterior-wise and in the near future he plans on doing some simple engine modifications to make it a little bit more responsive. He doesn’t race or drift, just “hard park and break necks”. Big shout out to Dan and his buddy Joseph for hooking us up with some photos! Make sure you shoot us an email at email@example.com if you think your ride has what it takes to be on our site!