DIL­LON MATTRISCH

2010 NIS­SAN 370Z

Pasmag (USA) - - TRENDING. - By Adam Gor­don Pho­tog­ra­phy By Zach Visser ( @the­re­alzachvisser)

row­ing up in the hey­day of the early Fast & Fu­ri­ous fran­chise, many car en­thu­si­asts were drawn to cars they had seen grace the big screen. Dil­lon Mattrisch is one of those en­thu­si­asts. See­ing the 350Z in Tokyo Drift made him fall in love with the Z-car plat­forms, and when he fi­nally was able to, he pulled the trig­ger on one of his very own.

Mattrisch was no stranger to get­ting his hands dirty and do­ing things him­self when he picked up the car. Hav­ing run a small au­dio in­stall shop out of his garage to help friends in­stall au­dio sys­tems, he was al­ready adept at fig­ur­ing out me­chan­i­cal sys­tems and ve­hi­cle lay­outs, so tran­si­tion­ing into en­gine and per­for­mance mod­i­fi­ca­tions was just a mat­ter of soak­ing up the in­for­ma­tion.

With the help of some friends with ex­pe­ri­ence, and a few YouTube videos along the way, Mattrisch was able to work on his car him­self, en­coun­ter­ing and over­com­ing chal­lenges like the dif­fi­cult header in­stall in his garage.

Spend­ing time on Face­book

Gpages and fo­rums gave him the in­spi­ra­tion he needed to try new things, and be­fore he knew it, just about ev­ery part of the car had been changed up in some way. At­tend­ing show af­ter show, he picked up a lot of ideas out in the field as well. Soon, it was time for air sus­pen­sion to set things right.

“I chose Air Lift Per­for­mance for my sus­pen­sion just due to how long they have been in busi­ness, and their cus­tomer ser­vice is great,” he writes.

Once in­stalled, the air sus­pen­sion sys­tem set the stance for this car just right.

“Ev­ery­thing about my build was not funded in any­way other than hard work and a steady job, along with a very pa­tient wife,” he quips, only half-jok­ing. “Which makes ev­ery­thing I’ve done to my car mean that much more.”

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