Continuing with the rare and impossible to obtain parts, Carlos is one of the dozen or so lucky NX owners who got in on a carbon fibre rear hatch group buy a few years ago. The look and fitment is excellent! This is a better shot of the EDM 100NX bumper and the MS Designs rear lip. Plus the power kill switch located so that track workers will have easy access.
The carbon fibre theme continues with the hood, another very rare piece that looks absolutely stunning. Carlos pointed out that the t-roof seals are new rubber. See if you can find those at your local dealer!
Apart from paint and alignment, the NX has been undergoing a body up build at AES Auto that has taken two years. I've said before, Carlos is a patient man and this was not a build that he was going to rush.
Launches are incredibly hard on axles, and I was asking Carlos about how durable his were. Another signficant piece of Nissan history, Carlos got his axles from the late Fred Casey. Fred passed away in 2012, but he is a legend in the SR20 world with his 10 second Sentra!
During the two year build Carlos was not just waiting around. In addition to working on the car he and his wife welcomed their baby daughter into the world. Now 12 months old, I cautioned Carlos that she will be looking at beating her dad in his own car! That will be a challenge as Carlos, even though he has not been at the track in two years, was not rusty; his reaction times were hot!
The AEM computer regulates the boost in each gear, allowing for maximum traction off the line. Even during the Test and Tune, Carlos' took everyone off the line! The car was quite squirrelly – needs to head back to the alignment rack for some fine tuning. A last minute wheel bearing change threw the alignment off. That will be corrected before the car revisits the dragstrip.