The generous parts interchangeability offered to enthusiasts by Nissan is a beautiful thing, from the old Datsun days to the cars of the present, it’s as if the bean-counters at head office have always secretly been catering to the people who love to modify by transforming the local spare parts counter into a virtual buffet.
Here we have a true diverse mix of the Nissan bloodline. Take one S15 Silvia, the front bodywork from a 180SX, an RB30 bottom-end/RB26 head, a supercharger, stir vigorously, and this is what you get…
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I found an old pic of my previous car that I thought I’d throw up…
Koni yellow adjustable shocks, Kmac 3″ lowered springs
Adjustable rear camber arms
Z33 350z wheels, 18×8 +30 with 225/40 Hankook RS2 tyres
3″ turbo-back exhaust, front mount intercooler
BMC panel filter with modified airbox,
Nismo duracon black gearknob, shortened gear stick (cut and re-welded thread)
Autometer liquid filled boost gauge in drivers side airvent
JDM lightning bolt bonnet badge, modified front bar (no vertical slat)
Smoothed boot (spoiler + keyhole)
JDM rear bar (no reflectors)
Nismo rear bumper pods
Nismo clear side indicators
Sal from Powerzamcam contacted me about featuring his 1JZ S13 drift car, to which I happily obliged. I think its fantastic when people contact me to feature cars, as it makes my job easier, plus it means I can feature builds that I might not have otherwise found.
So why do so many people put 1J’s and 2J’s into Silvia’s and Skyline’s? To me it appears as the perfect way to take a chassis with tremendous aftermarket support and affordable parts and combine it with an engine bloodline that carries a reputation for reliability and easily obtainable horsepower. It seems to be a tried and tested route so there must be good reason for it.
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One word that gets thrown around way too much these days on the internet when describing cars is “clean”. Someone bolts a set of rims on their car, lowers it, and apparently its “clean”. Well the following car is the true definition of clean, no fan-boy-isms here. Pick any surface on this car and chances are you could eat off it. Owned by Brendan and built with the assistance of C-Red over in Perth, Western Australia, this S13 has been rebuilt down to every last nut and bolt.
I like to think of this car as a special edition that Nissan Japan would have built if they had to re-release the S13 Silvia using carefully selected after market parts. Brendan’s blog dates back to August 2004, and the car has only recently been completed. If you want to see what 5 years of hard work gets you when you let loose on an S13, keep reading…
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Another DIY masterpiece, Nigel has hand fabricated his S13 Silvia in such detail that puts most “show cars” to shame. Built to slide, this is a car that is universally admired in the S-Chassis scene. Created in an understated Japanese street-drift style, it works to a simple formula that is easy to replicate, yet so many people still manage to get it wrong: Subtle factory bodykit, low offset wheels, slammed ride height.
In a world where many people only go as far as bolt-on mods will allow them, its refreshing to see a late model Japanese car with some hardcore custom modifications, all done by the owner too.
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