James VIP Infiniti M45

James Bennett aka “WBJ” and his VIP 2003 Infiniti M45

Written by: James Bennett aka “WBJ”

After my short lived stint with my 911 my latest project is this 2003 Infinti M45. These cars are very popular in Japan and are designated either Cedirc or Gloria. The 2003 Infiniti M45 was not very popular in the US and was only sold for 2 model years. I picked this one up with the intention to built in VIP style and for a VIP build you need to get two main things right, the rims and the drop. I have already taken car of the first part by filling the wheel wells of the Infinti M45 with a set of JDM 20″ Lexion 401’s wrapped in Toyo Rubber.

Thanks to our friends at Air Runner we just installed a full Air Runner Y34 Air Suspension. The outside has been “cleaned up” by removing the side lights from the front and rear bumpers and color matching the rear lip and side skirts. The recently installed JDM Y34 window visors help set the 2003 Infiniti M45 just right but I still have plans to add a body kit in the near future to help finish off the outside.

VIP Infiniti M45 – Mods and Specifications:


  • Name: “WBJ” James Bennett


  • K&N Drop in Filter


  • Air Runner Systems Air Suspension
  • 2 Front Sleeved 4-Dial Struts
  • 2 Rear Bellowed 4-Dial Bags
  • 1 Polished Stainless 3 Gallon Tank
  • 1 Heavy Duty Compressor
  • 1 Mounting Plate
  • 1 Pressure Switch


  • 20 x 8.5″ +22 Lexion 401 Diamond Cut [F]
  • 20 x 10.5″ +27 Lexion 401 Diamond Cut [R]
  • 235/35/20 TOYO T1-R [F]
  • 265/30/20 TOYO T1-R[R]

VIP Infiniti M45 – BRAKES

  • R1 Concepts Cross Drilled and Slotted Rotors [f&r]
  • Axis Metal Masters Brake Pads

VIP Infiniti M45 – EXTERIOR

  • Kics R40 Neo Chro
  • “M3” Style Lip Spoiler
  • Pinacle F1 Ultimate Series Ceramic Tint
  • Color Matched Rear Bumper Lip
  • Color Matched Side Skirts
  • Shaved Front and Rear Bumper Corner Lights
  • Debadged Rear
  • JDM Y34 Window Visors

VIP Infiniti M45 – INTERIOR

  • Junction Produce Medium White Fusa
  • Factory Perforated Willow Leather
  • Factory Burlwood Trim
  • Air Runner System Switches Hidden in Center Console
  • Air Runner Gauges in Factory Ashtray location

VIP Infiniti M45 – I.C.E.

  • Factory Bose W/CD Changer

VIP Infiniti M45 – SPONSORS

Air Runner Suspensions

Mackin Industries
Volk Racing / Project U / ARC / Project Kics / Espelir / Polarg
562.946.6820 Tel
562.944.7719 Fax

Toyo Tires
Ph: 800.678.3250 X 2271
www.toyo.com orĀ www.teamtoyo.com