Car Feature>> Zeem’s Scraping Infiniti

If you were to try and create a demographic history of VIP Style car owners in the USA, it's likely that most of these guys (and gals?) would've previously graduated from some kind of a sport compact car. It's a well established pattern; the owner would have spent some time modifying front drive cars (probably Hondas) and has now graduated to the ranks of large, stately Japanese sedans.

Texas resident Zeem Choudhury definitely fits this mold. He's an ex-Honda guy who wanted a new luxury project car that was more reflective of his current life status and wasn't going to attract the attention of the local police.

I can totally relate to this; while I used to drive like a maniac and would push my little Japanese rockets to their handling limit on normal city roads and highways, these days I'm pretty laid back behind the wheel. I'm no longer expressing male testosterone through city driving and therefore prefer luxury to rawness.  By the same token, Zeem has all the built-in creature comforts of his 2007 Infiniti G35 at his disposal, but further exhanced this experience with a VIP style treatment.

For a car owner like Zeem, the luxurious character of his car should not be sacrificed for visual impact. His car rides like the Nissan factory intended, and even when partially dropped, the G35 attracts plenty of attention where-ever it goes…

… But the flip of a switch enables him to lay frame and tuck those 20 by 9 Leon Hardiritt Beils up into the body for the full dropped body effect.

Out back he's running 20 by 10s wrapped in General Tire, Exclaim R 235-35s while the front tires are 225 35s.

Some people who build VIP/Hella Flush/Tight Fitment cars people work like crazy to fit the widest rim possible into a stock wheel-well but Zeem's philosophy was to first decide on the tire and rim combo he wanted to use and then modify the car to suit. So the rear fenders have been altered to fit the wheels and not the other way around.

This car attracts attention everywhere it goes. Bystanders might not know exactly what they are seeing, but they are still unable to take their eyes off of this stunning machine.

The car itself used to be black, but was resprayed a Lexus IS350 colour: Glacier Frost Myca with a slight pearl effect.

Zeem is pretty sure his G35 is the only one of its type in the mainland USA to be outfitted with a full Air Runner suspension setup.

Many of the interior pieces have been dipped to achieve a faux black wood grain finish.

It's a nice detail which adds to the luxury theme.

More shots of the woodgrain paint work…

Zeem is by no means a JDM purist, but he did fit some Garson headrests to the car.

For Zeem Choudhury, owning this car is a nice step up from his previous tuned up '99 Civic. He no longer gets harassed by cops, and young upstart boy racers don't try and race him…

… But more importantly it's a car which brings a smile to people's faces. And you have to respect that, whether you are into cruising slow or driving hard. This is a car which stands out from the mundane.

:Rod Chong

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1

nice, i'm liking this one

2

absolutely SICK!! that looks soo G, i really wouldnt mind having something like thatm but i think black would suit my taste a little bit more

3

brilliant.And oh so clean.I too feel myself going that way but i'd still want some hardcore drift/track cars as well as a vip style ride.

4

picture 2 please wallpaper

5

Awesome. Should be a desktop.

6

8th or last pic for DESKTOP Guys!!

7

pic 3 rolling shot as wallpapaer please thanks

8

that car is soo nice...makes me want a vip style car.

9

nice car, nice wheels ugly chamber

10

I'm diggin this car. Such a cool body design and that's some great photography as well! I can feel for the owner and the stage of life that lends itself to more upscale/luxurious rides as we get older. Inspiring!

11

Another great feature Mr. Rod. Congratulations Z! Your car came out VERY photogenic!

12

I am definitely digging this car.



so clean that it hurts.



quick observation: so is it the new "thing" to hate on excessive camber nowadays or something? It seems that every fanboy is getting their panties in a bunch every time they see anything over -2 degrees...



13

What car are YOU driving now,Rod?Anyway,for the feedback:This was very well written,as good as always :)

14

Wallpaper the last!

15

wallpaper the first or seventh please!!!

16

wallpaper the first or seventh please!!!

17

...isn't this a G37?

18

Who really gives a shit about a car with a ton of camber, as long as the toe is within spec?



Since when was VIP or show about functionality? It's not like he's taking this car out on a circuit or a mountain run. It's for cruising the street and gettingthe "right" attention. Which I'd say is doing very well.

19

That kind of camber is only from it being slammed all the way. I would understand not wanting to drive around town like that and as you can see he isn't. This is a great example of a perfect VIP stance.

20

Finally a VIP Car I really like, especially the interior :D

21

Jake no it's a G35... I double checked this with Zeem.

22

Thanks to Rod and Linhberg for taking the time to do this. Thanks to everyone for the comments.

23

HOUSTON doing it BIG!

25

Telling people not to come to this site until November is over.

26

that's amazing... perfect car(love vip), perfect fotos, perfect everything

I just love your fotos Linhbergh!

27

HE SHOULD TRY TO DRIFT IT.







joke.

28

Wish i could afford a daily like this

Picture 8 for desktop :)

29

^^ LMAO! yeah man 'TRY' and drift it! lets see how that air suspension works with performance, I know that Bee*R did a supercharged S15 with air suspension, but it might have been some kind of modified one. in anycase im curious to see, what this car would do since its VIP and all, if you slapped on an mechanical LSD and get sideways

31

car looks great!!! way to go RE.=)

32

Picture 1 wallpaper deff.

amazing photography

34

Might not be the most practical setups... but damn they're sexy

35

congrats Zeem! thanks again to Rod and Linhbergh. Linhbergh i still owe you a case of purple soda LOL. this car is def a work of art.

36

Damn, that car is perfect - insight and out. I don't think VIP style can get any better than this...

38

Major props to the stunt driver, Nick!

39

Now it´s ur car n u do what u whant but (I´m not a hater) I just don´t like this, for me is like another bagged car, n never, never, will consider this Hella Flush, never!

Anyway, apart from how the wheels/suspension/stance are combinated, I really like the body n the interior, also love the paint!

40

"Combinated"...NICE.

41

Congrats Zeem! i remember the 1st time you brought home the car from the dealership, you said something like "i'm just gonna get some springs and that's it" lol i guess...

congrats again.



-Mark

43

Awesome shots and car. Pic 2 as wallpaper please

44

nice car, camber is wack though. For the interior shots dof is too shallow i wanna see more of that amazing interior trim

46

Black "woodgrain" looks great, R compounds on on those rims on that car LOL... I am pretty sure you will not get even close to the limits of R compounds, and the tread wear from that camber.... 500 miles between tire changes?



IDK If you mod it should make sense abd improve the car as a car, not prove you have more money.



IDK maybe it is just the M3 owner in me.

47

Well it's Friday, the last day of Skyline Week. Have you guys had enough yet? To finish off my journey through the Speedhunters archives, I've assembled a gallery highlighting some of the late model Skylines and GT-R's featured on the site

48

Well it's Friday, the last day of Skyline Week. Have you guys had enough yet? To finish off my journey through the Speedhunters archives, I've assembled a gallery highlighting some of the late model Skylines and GT-R's featured on the site

49

Well it's Friday, the last day of Skyline Week. Have you guys had enough yet? To finish off my journey through the Speedhunters archives, I've assembled a gallery highlighting some of the late model Skylines and GT-R's featured on the site

50

Peering down from the 14th floor of the hotel, you can just see the car show that is Import Reactor.

51

I hope to one day step up to this level, mad respect to Zeem he be doing it right.

52

I hope to one day step up to this level, mad respect to Zeem he be doing it right.

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