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kmagnuson
10-07-2014, 02:15 AM
550i vs 240sx, and others @ Wild Horse Pass East Track w/ProAutoSports - Phoenix, AZ

Video Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9bB6KL0Jzhk

Lately I have been watching a lot of Formula 1 and decided to set up my s13 for some grip and go road course racing! In the video, I am being chased by a 550i for about 7 minutes which made for some great footage as I work my way through the pack! It will make you ask yourself why you are drifting when you could be competing with 300-400hp cars on the track, all for just over $3k. Don't get me wrong, I love drifting, I used to do it everyday with this car as I have been through about 12 sets of rear stock tires and it has given me much better car control as well as predictability of the car itself. But, I had more fun than I could have ever imagined when I applied that car control to road racing while trying to keep the car just under the line of a drift or being able to save almost any spin. Check out the cost efficient build stats below and then watch the video. FYI the next ProAutoSports event in Arizona is Nov 1st & 2nd @ Wild Horse Pass - West, I would love to see a few more 240's out there to represent as I was the only one :(....



My setup...



92 s13 coupe ($1300)



Engine

-STOCK, original KA24DE 150,000 miles, stock exhaust incl. header/cat/muffler (included in the price of the car)

-ebay intake ($40)

-used 370cc Q45 injectors (the purple ones) ($101.84)

-walbro 255lph fuel pump ($80)

-running 100% e85 fuel ($2.79/gal @ valero on scottsdale on 10/4)

-timing advanced to an optimized position for the e85 ($FREE.99)



Brakes

-ebay drilled/slotted rotors w/ceramic pads ($128 package)

-ebay stainless steel brakelines ($40)



Drivetrain

-stock 5 speed swap ($350 estimated total)

-"performance" clutch that I found at a junkyard, 6-puck unsprung ($25)

-welded s13 diff ($80, full pumpkin and kept the stock diff as backup)



Suspension

-Used front KYB AGX adjustable struts, found at junkyard ($50)

-New Autozone stock rear struts, although not optimal, new is better than blown ($cheap)

-Used megan racing lowering springs ($free.99 as the junkyard threw them in with the struts)



Body

-Stripped interior ($FREE.99)

-sound deadening removed with dry ice/chisel (almost $FREE.99)

-removed all HVAC components ($FREE.99)

-removed all automatic seat belt components ($FREE.99)

-pair of option kevlar bucket racing seats with brakets used ($200)

-5-point purple crow bolt in eye hook harnesses ($220, new)

-carbon fiber trunk w/sparco spring latches ($200)


Wheels/Tires

-CNT racing (bbs knockoff) 15 x 8 wheels w/ 95% tread 205/55R15 Dunlop Direzza tires ($350 total)

Changed all fluids (maybe $100 total)

Spent about another $200 on door panels, bulbs, window motor, door handles, etc...

Total Build Price w/full tank of e85 = $3364.84 ......lets go racing!

Video Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9bB6KL0Jzhk

hellraiser
10-07-2014, 04:07 PM
Very economical build that puts a lot of fun on the ground. Looks good bro and props.

DJPimpFlex
10-07-2014, 04:45 PM
http://ic.pics.livejournal.com/road_baby/38477176/29979/29979_original.gif

simmode1
10-07-2014, 05:01 PM
You took a welded diff roadcourse racing?!? Can't wait to watch this vid when I get off work!

korito727
10-08-2014, 07:48 AM
This looks awesome, my build is similar as far as simplicity but I have a little more money in suspension. I'd really like to do some road racing, can't wait to watch the vid. Welded diff should make for an interesting experience?

rv_zenki
10-08-2014, 06:39 PM
I use my S14 for track days and autocross and its an absolute blast. My dad has a G35 so we always cat and mouse each other. I thinks its more fun to drive on the limit of traction instead of drifting

simmode1
10-08-2014, 09:18 PM
Hot damn! I was surprised to see you overtake that Miata with their on-track reputation but my jaw dropped when you killed that C5 Vette.
http://www.reactiongifs.us/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/damn_good_stuff_sir.gif

v30magna
10-08-2014, 11:30 PM
I love it. I want to go do that right now! I gotta get onto a track. you got me pumped up!

really good driving. now you need some extra power. imagine what you could be doing in a fast car!

Fuego
10-10-2014, 10:13 PM
Welcome to the world of going fast. Enjoy your stay.

Edit I need another track day. Link to sign up for the November days?

Bigjay405
10-10-2014, 11:29 PM
I could be just really tired right now but are you running a tuned ECU or anything of that nature?

v30magna
10-11-2014, 10:15 AM
the corvette overtake is all driver. The vette driver is probably just practicing and not good at driving yet, and probably also afraid the hard driving hoon with the welded diff is gonna Tony Stuart his ass and screw up his nice vette.

v30magna
10-11-2014, 10:18 AM
The 240sx in this video isn't really going that fast, just a little faster than a stocker, but he is driving it well and pushing the car. Makes all the difference in the world.

kmagnuson
10-11-2014, 01:34 PM
Fuego, here is the ProAutoSports 2014 Schedule:
http://www.proautosports.com/forms/pdf/2014SCHEDULE.pdf

The Nov 1st & 2nd Daily Schedule:
http://www.proautosports.com/forms/pdf/Schedule.pdf

And, The Link to Registration:
http://www.proautosports.com/registration.html

Like I said, it would be awesome to have a few 240's running together at the track.. Come out to represent!

Bigjay, I am running the stock/untuned ecu. The only adjustment that I have made is the mechanical timing adjustment at the distributor. I don't have the exact degree but I just made small advance adjustments to where the car runs the best while running on e85.

ultimateirving
11-07-2014, 08:34 AM
Sweet videos man. Nice to see a ka hanging with them. I have really been wanting to get out there and try this. Maybe after the new year I can get my Nissan out there. My buddy with his fox wants to try grip too.

nissandrift
11-07-2014, 02:19 PM
Do you have a dyno of this setup. I've been looking into the e85/370cc injector setup.

juliocesarl_405
11-11-2014, 02:17 PM
this blew my mind

kmagnuson
11-18-2014, 01:39 PM
Do you have a dyno of this setup. I've been looking into the e85/370cc injector setup.

I have not put the car on the dyno yet.. I'll have to watch for a dyno day at one of the local shops around the Phoenix metro area and I will post up numbers if I get them. I can say that the car is still running strong and is pulling as hard as the first day that I did the e85 upgrade. I beat on the car almost daily and have not had any problems..

ultimateirving
11-18-2014, 01:41 PM
I have not put the car on the dyno yet.. I'll have to watch for a dyno day at one of the local shops around the Phoenix metro area and I will post up numbers if I get them. I can say that the car is still running strong and is pulling as hard as the first day that I did the e85 upgrade. I beat on the car almost daily and have not had any problems..

Soulless performance has been having almost monthly dyno days. I think it's like 40 or 50 for a couple pulls. Give you a good idea at least

kmagnuson
11-18-2014, 01:52 PM
Soulless performance has been having almost monthly dyno days. I think it's like 40 or 50 for a couple pulls. Give you a good idea at least

Thanks! I'll check them out for sure..

Edyeezy
03-09-2015, 04:47 PM
I too love watching F1 and wanting to go fast and destroy the corners, but I also like to drift the hell out of my s13 like it was born to do

Bushido
03-09-2015, 05:50 PM
where do i find kevlar seats for $200?

kmagnuson
03-13-2015, 04:23 PM
I too love watching F1 and wanting to go fast and destroy the corners, but I also like to drift the hell out of my s13 like it was born to do

Oh I can still get down..

https://youtu.be/0dNwQiw8KM4

kmagnuson
03-13-2015, 04:29 PM
where do i find kevlar seats for $200?

You just gotta keep an eye out.. I picked the seats up off an old guy in north phoenix. He was going to use them for a sand rail but decided to go another route. They were posted up on craigslist for $200 so I didn't hassle him on the deal and offered him full price.

NISSeAN
04-08-2015, 07:35 PM
Any change you've done or more events since Oct?