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TrustS13
03-20-2012, 11:34 AM
What's up Zilvia. Danny here.

I had a complete build of my old S13 coupe on Zilvia.

http://i51.tinypic.com/1z4ya2r.jpg

You can read that here if you'd like: http://zilvia.net/f/chat/365793-trusts13-s13-coupe-build-thread.html

This thread kinda starts at the end, but I am going to try and show what I did document on this one. I didn't document nearly as well as my coupe, mainly because I didn't have a camera to do so with (minus my iPhone). I documented the last one with my brothers D40. I now have a decent camera myself so expect better pics!

So let's begin the story of my new hatch. I picked it up off a fellow out in Concord for a good deal. Came as a bare shell. No engine, trans, seats, but it had an uncracked dash and was a DOHC power model. It did turn out to have rust, but I got that cleared up.

https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/320032_2127044981098_1395120096_32231923_36824060_ n.jpg
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Steam cleaned the bay
New parts - ISIS suspension package (Thanks BG @ EnjukuRacing.com)
SS 1 piece clutch line
88 Rotors 5 lug rotors + new pads
https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-snc7/309633_2129091112250_1395120096_32233971_159969387 7_n.jpg
5 lug conversion hubs
New heart - S14 SR20DET + Wiring Specialties Plug-n-Play harness
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Let's get to work!
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You can see the rust spot on the driver side quarter. Turns out the whole entire quarter panel had been replaced and it had bondo rusted through. Luckily paint and body cleaned this up..

Prepped and painted the engine bay
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In goes the SR
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Skip a bunch of other stuff. Had a bunch of little issues come up here and there (with my clutch). Got that sorted out, got the car painted, got rid of the p45r's, got a BN type 2 body kit, got a decent camera (Rebel T3i) and here we go:

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after I installed the D2's
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Drift car rake
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Painted

New wheels:
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and blam
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Got my new camera: (low quality facebook uploads for now)

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So here's where I am now.. I need a diff, and all new aero. I sold the BN type 2 kit and am going full 180sx kouki aero. I am about to source a bumper and side skirts.. Anyone want to help? I have my OEM rear, and just bought 3 piece valences. Also need to source a Kouki wing. Thanks for checking my car out.

Parts List I can think of so far

- 1991 Nissan 240SX Shell
- ISIS Suspension Package
- ISIS Pulley package
- CX Racing FMIC
- 3" turbo back exhaust
- 1 piece "Cobra" downpipe
- Aluminum radiator
- Spec Stage 3 6 puck clutch
- 5 lug conversion
- JDM Kouki tail lights
- BN Type 2 body kit
lots of other cool stuff

andrew600
03-20-2012, 11:46 AM
looking really good! i have never been a fan of aero at all but it doesnt look bad.

Pinggg
03-20-2012, 11:49 AM
Looks good, can't wait to see it done.

dreamin240sx
03-20-2012, 01:49 PM
looking really good! i have never been a fan of aero at all but it doesnt look bad.


i agree with this guy but still looks awesome

STL240SXDRIFT
03-20-2012, 01:51 PM
Don't get stuck this time dude...LOL

Jus joking...looks good!

What's on for the next build?

MrFairlady
03-20-2012, 02:56 PM
Ok...I'm in.
Sucks doing it twice,but a "kouki'd 180sx" should be fun!

lets see some proper Aero for this model...though BN is nice too.
You seem to know where to get the bumper (chesapeake) But Lip will be tough to find unless Crimson's lip will work for you.

TrustS13
03-20-2012, 03:30 PM
Nice!

I really would probably be fine with a Crimson lip, but we will see. Any tips on sides, hood, or turn signals. Did you get rid of your old hood for the KP hood? Also, I notice we are both in NC, but don't think we have met. I'm in Greensboro. I think I may have seen your car at the Wrong Fitment Crew meet years ago, but I could be wrong.

KravingAKouki
03-20-2012, 03:48 PM
why would you go to a sohc shell? nice build keep it up

MrFairlady
03-20-2012, 04:22 PM
why would you go to a sohc shell?
No engine, trans, seats, but it had an uncracked dash and was a DOHC power (http://zilvia.net/f/#) model.


Did you get rid of your old hood for the KP hood? Also, I notice we are both in NC, but don't think we have met. I'm in Greensboro. I think I may have seen your car at the Wrong Fitment Crew meet years ago, but I could be wrong.
yUP...sold the Dmax.

My friend drove my car out to that Meet that day back when I was on Brota 17/18 P45's also and (funny you mention that)My car made a Sneek peek in a Mag too that i saw too.Wasn't Crazy "wrong Fitment" by any means but It was in Clean up mode at that Time.

Like the way your build is going and will def be tuning in.
I'd go for the "Koguchi Cut" Hood myself with stock SE spoiler:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v703/Mrfairlady/oldschoolkoguchi.jpg
everything else Full Kouki.

Classy!!!
can't go wrong with The Kouki spoiler of course.

Do your Thing man.....should turn out nicely either way.

va240dude
03-20-2012, 04:23 PM
I've got a near perfect oem lip for you but you'll have to wait till I get back from Japan next year! Great build btw!

Fairlady I'll need to make the drive down and see your car as well if I'm in the area!

Ka24Power
03-20-2012, 08:25 PM
Are those the 18x10 +20 Boost 2's up front?

TrustS13
03-20-2012, 08:58 PM
They are 18x9.5 +20 Boost 2's all around!

violak90
03-23-2012, 12:11 AM
frickin sweet!

TrustS13
03-28-2012, 07:29 AM
I need to update this more often! Purchased 3 piece rear valences, sold the BN kit, Bought 2 RED BRIDE Vios III LowMax's with silver glitter backs, working on sourcing skirts and front bumper (lip is gonna be my death). In the mean time, buying a HKS adjustable wastegate for the stock t28, and about to get my valve cover/engine bits powder coated. Any ideas??

Here is a pic I took with my new camera of the hatch. Also dyed my carpet black with RIT dye, came out GREAT, but... my hands are black now, haha.

http://i43.tinypic.com/2e67p14.jpg

http://i39.tinypic.com/10widdg.jpg

S-Nation S13
03-28-2012, 07:37 AM
damn another nice car..loved the coupe more lol none the less both cars came out beautiful.

ncspotlight
03-28-2012, 04:17 PM
never fails man you always build awesome cars!!!

yomisiu
03-28-2012, 05:13 PM
damn thats good lookin

mwes24
03-29-2012, 06:01 PM
What type of wheels are those?

blksylv
03-29-2012, 07:36 PM
What type of wheels are those?

They are 18x9.5 +20 Boost 2's all around!

this..msglngth

riprodder
03-31-2012, 09:11 PM
Your Boost 2's are Freaking Sweet!!!!! I just wished they made them in 17's. I would get a set too. And by the way, the white looks really nice up against your black car. Nice build!

TrustS13
04-09-2012, 12:30 PM
Thanks.. Here is a new pic. Seats are installed:
http://i43.tinypic.com/353ci.jpg
http://i43.tinypic.com/2mrxmjb.jpg
http://i42.tinypic.com/kbynax.jpg
http://i43.tinypic.com/53lrh5.jpg New MOMO Mod 78 wheel - 350mm. Love this thing.

I also have now in my possession some OEM Kouki 3 piece rear valences.. I really need to source a front bumper and some skirts. Suggestions?

kyles1988
04-09-2012, 02:34 PM
I feel like Matt (va240dude) has some Kouki skirts

MrFairlady
04-09-2012, 03:09 PM
nissanofchesapeake
For the Bumper Sir. Super Cheap Shipped

Pinggg
04-09-2012, 04:25 PM
It's always fun trying to keep red seats clean, haha bump for you man. Can't wait to see it with all the type x stuff.

va240dude
04-09-2012, 04:57 PM
Looking clean man! How do you like those vios'? I cant decide between those or Zetas. Oh and I have two different sets of Kouki skirts in great shape available in Richmond VA.

TrustS13
04-10-2012, 09:34 AM
I am liking them a lot! They are a big snug on me. I wouldn't get them if you are over 32 waist. I am 5'9 180lbs with a 32 waist but I have pretty broad shoulders (I weight train) and they almost stick out past the shoulder pads. Might have to get a picture for reference.

Please PM me a price on those skirts! Richmond isn't too far from me, well.. 4 hours I think.

taran!
04-10-2012, 02:36 PM
Do you have a picture of the car with a regular bumper on, and not your kit? i want to see how low you are up front with the 18's.

TrustS13
04-10-2012, 02:46 PM
I don't, I sold the OEM bumper when I got the shell.

s13silvia_R
04-10-2012, 02:47 PM
The car is looking good, glad you are going full Type X.
Are you planning to run the Type X wing?

taran!
04-10-2012, 05:02 PM
I don't, I sold the OEM bumper when I got the shell.

Guess ill just have to wait till your type x! Darn :naughty:

Fracture
04-10-2012, 05:29 PM
Sweet build man just wondering how missions it was to do the carpet dying. I've read that you need to reeeeally scrub the carpets clean before you soak them otherwise the dye goes on uneven.

leung
04-10-2012, 06:17 PM
Which rails are you using for the brides? Do you carry passengers in the back? I've always wondered how difficult it would be for passengers to get into the back seats with two fixed buckets up front.

Pinggg
04-10-2012, 07:48 PM
Which rails are you using for the brides? Do you carry passengers in the back? I've always wondered how difficult it would be for passengers to get into the back seats with two fixed buckets up front.

Not trying to thread jack but for me it sucks, anybody bigger then average size ain't squeezing trying to get in the back seat haha. Plan B is through the hatch lol

taran!
04-12-2012, 09:01 AM
Idk if it was posted already, but what size tires are you running?

TrustS13
04-12-2012, 07:02 PM
Yeah, I have no back seats, but there is no way you are sitting in there, unless its through the trunk. I am running a 225/40/18 on a 18x9.5 wheel.

TrustS13
06-10-2013, 11:16 AM
Wow, lot's has changed since then.

- Ditched the kit and switched to all OEM 180SX aero.
- Got some badass knuckles made for my car + s14 LCA + ikeya formula inner tie rods
- Got a 180SX diff
- Went drifting
- Placed 3rd in Streetwise Drift AM event
- Got rid of my fake wheels and got a set of 17x9 +12 Gramlight 57D's
- Now I'm trying to make it look cooler and make more power

https://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn1/533882_4774767652510_1727545085_n.jpg
https://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn1/64414_4774722251375_1435591059_n.jpg

Lot to update, i'll work on that tonight.

bc.
06-10-2013, 12:00 PM
Love the wheels! I didn't put the stickers on either, (they clash with the red paint)

STL240SXDRIFT
06-10-2013, 12:31 PM
Nice! Looks awesome with the new wheels!

Konster
06-10-2013, 02:30 PM
Very nice. Was thinking of using carpet dye as well. Wanted to know how durable is it and have you done it before?

Idahos13
06-10-2013, 08:43 PM
Pictures on the first post aren't working for me. But the rest of the build is looking good! Lower that rear again lol!

TrustS13
06-11-2013, 12:59 PM
Nice! Looks awesome with the new wheels!
Thanks, I really like the gramlights
Very nice. Was thinking of using carpet dye as well. Wanted to know how durable is it and have you done it before?
It worked out great. The carpet dye is still holding up strong a year later.
Pictures on the first post aren't working for me. But the rest of the build is looking good! Lower that rear again lol!
Thanks! I need to fix all the links, as they are indeed dead. I may lower the rear, I raised it all around after I got the knuckles installed, but there was really no need for that. We will see!

Konster
06-11-2013, 01:02 PM
Going to give it a try then, was going to use dupli color, but this sounds better. Thanks.

TrustS13
06-11-2013, 01:28 PM
Going to give it a try then, was going to use dupli color, but this sounds better. Thanks.

Tips,

Get the stuff from Walmart, it's super cheap. It'll be in the laundry dept I believe, NOT in the arts and crafts!
- Wear gloves or you will end up with dyed hands
- Less water = higher concentration of the dye, I would go a little under the instructions ratios in terms of water. This will make the dye darker
- Buy like 3 bottles just to be sure, they are dirt cheap. Make sure your carpet is vacuumed and go to down with the spray bottle and and do like 3-4 coats of the dye. Let it dry over night minimum. Mine was a little "crunchy" at first but quickly was broken in and it feels like OEM. I'm a big fan of it.

Konster
06-11-2013, 02:58 PM
Awesome, thanks. Btw the first few pictures aren't working for me.

PoorMans180SX
06-14-2013, 02:56 PM
We need more videos of this thing sliding around pulling gnar angle!

TrustS13
06-24-2013, 07:16 AM
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danny92
06-24-2013, 10:27 AM
Awesome car and a great driver! Subscribed :)

TrustS13
01-20-2016, 03:12 PM
So, it's been a LONG LONG time since I have updated this thread. Lot's has happened! Here is a rough overview

2014: Drifted a bunch more. Kept having issues breaking my axles. Vinyl wrapped the car to see what the fuss was all about. Tore off the vinyl. Bought overfenders. Sold my OEM Kouki skirts and rear valences. Bought G-Grow skirts and rear. Painted the car RED. Sold the gram lights. Bought new wheels. Bunch of drift events.

Enrolled in a new degree and changed my career completely! Put the car on hold most of the year. Enjoyed saving money for a while.

2015: Decided to sell the S14 SR20 setup.
- Bought a 2JZ-GTE VVTi motor. Swapped it in.
- Quickly realized OEM ECU sucks with a single. Sold the OEM ECU and injectors.
- Bought MegaSquirt 3 PRO and ID1000CC's.

So much more, but I'll be slowly dumping in pieces of the build into the post.

Here is a teaser:
http://dannyallegrezza.com/180sx5.jpeg

TrustS13
01-22-2016, 01:55 PM
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Here is a little video. Still need to get a tune, still need to enable VVTi. Love how this motor sounds and feels!