243 HP
325 LB-FT
Curb Weight
2,912 LB
Engine Size
1.8 L
Transmission Type
MPG (City/Highway)
24 MPG

1. Tell us the story behind your ride. What made you pick this particular one? Where did you find it? I stumbled across the Juke Nismo RS by accident when looking for a new hot hatch and thought this might be a interesting take on it. I drove 850 miles to get this specific one in manual since they are hard to find in my area. 2. Describe the modifications you have made. Where did you start, what’s the most recent mod and what motivated it? I have done almost all of the available bolt-on upgrades available for my car all the way from a larger inter cooler to a full exhaust to a racing livery. I started with the end goal of getting it tuned, and autocross in mind. Just a few weeks ago I drove 450 miles to Atlanta, Georgia to get the custom tune and down pipe installed by 2jRacing where they specialize in Nissans and make a bunch of Juke Bolt-Ons 3. Of all the mods you’ve made, which do you think offers the biggest bang for the buck? This question is a bit tricky. For daily driving the best bang for the buck mod to me was the GFB Respons blow off valve because it adds gobs of satisfying turbo noises. Performance wise the tune was well worth it since after all of the bolt on mods it increased the hp and torque by over 100hp/wtq 4. How did you go about selecting the specific parts for this build? Any installation tips to share? I used the forums for input and knowledge from online Juke enthusiast groups. The main installation tips I have is make sure to have the right tools for the job because it makes things way easier and takes a lot less time than trying to improvise. 5. What’s been the biggest challenge with this build? So far the biggest challenge may have been the inter cooler piping installation, and honestly it was not too bad. I paid 2jRacing to do the down pipe and I know that was a bit of a pain for the techs. One of the benefits of modding a newer car is all the bolts are pretty fresh and stuff comes apart easier. 6. What are you planning next? Next I plan to do some cosmetic enhancements for fun such as a carbon fiber hood, and some aero. I am going to spend this racing season getting used to the new tune and work on getting the suspension dialed in before I do much more in the way of power modifications. Picked this Juke Nismo RS up in December of 2016 after wanting to own another hot hatch but wanted something a bit different than the normal options. My wonderful fiance helped make the awesome Gundam Livery (www.stickerwalrus.com)

Discuss this build

[]Robert Linsenbach

Damn, coolest looking juke I've seen. Keep it up!

[]Blaze Carr

Still got those 370z wheels on it? Looks amazing with those. Love the build. Very different.

[]Brandon Case


[]Kyle French

Sure Do, Thanks :D

[]Erik Hebert

You doing any more scca solo this year?

[]Kyle French

Yeah! Hoping to make it to most of them. I can't make it to June's tho its on the day of my wedding lol.

[]Erik Hebert

Well i guess thats an ok excuse to miss it.... Congrats Man

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