August 23, 2009 at 2:29 am | Posted in Cars | Leave a comment
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This is how you do an S13.



Owner Nigel swapped the Sr20 from his wrecked 180 into his new Silvia shell  that started life as a CA18DE auto. Before he fitted the motor up the body was seam welded  and the front wheel arches tubbed.

Unfortunately for Nigel, his old SR popped one day on his way to work. So after an brief dalliance involving an LS1 sitting in the engine bay he bought another SR20DET. The new SR is built for reliablity and is full of extra strong goodies so that it can be thrashed in safety. It sports forged rods and pistons and with a rebuilt head with bumpy cams, valve springs and rocker stoppers. It’s also got all the obligatory extras like a alloy rad, 3 inch exhaust, fmic, GTR fuel pump with 870cc injectors and a Microtech computer to control all the vital functions. Oh, and of course, a TD06L2 turbo hanging off the side.

Drivetrain wise, Nigel hasn’t skimped on the best kit for maximum reliability. After all, who wants to be pulling out smashed SR20 boxes all the time. So he went with a Z32 gearbox that does its best to put up with the grunt of the healthy SR, an OS Giken flywheel and twin plate clutch kit and at the back a Cusco 2 way 4.44 diff.

It stops well too. R33 GTR hubs and brakes all round, a tilton pedal box, uprated pads and slotted discs. To keep it off the ground this S13 runs HSD coilovers (9kg fronts and 6kg rears) with S14 LCAs, dori-spec rod ends and tie rods, adjustable castor rods, 22m front sway bar and 20mm rear with rose jointed mounts, adjustable rear camber arms, toe arms and traction arms and custom fabbed 50mm raised rear strut towers for extra slam.

Rolling stock is classic concave face TE37s, 17×9.5 +12 front, 17×10 +18 rear.

Proof that sometimes all you need is OEM aero is the Nissan Aero pack front bar and side skirts.  Shaved boot with Origin CF boot lip spoiler and roof lip.

This damn near perfect Nissan belongs to Nigel Petrie of Australia. Follow the linkage for a profile thread.



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