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Old 07-19-2016, 08:36 AM   #1
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s13 S13 takes its top off and a 2jz falls into place

7/18/16: Car was dyno'ed, made 405 whp at 16psi with 345 torque. Ready for paint

The story:
The first car I bought in 2015 was a barely rolling shell of a 1992 Nissan 240sx S13 Convertible. The 19 months that followed have been full of up and downs. I want to give a big thanks to all the true masters of their crafts, the shops, brands, distributors, and sponsors that made my dream come true especially Chris from Dirty Built who oversaw the A to Z of this whole project.

Shops and Distributors:
Dirty Built, JDM Engine Depot, Turn14, Titan Motorsports, MVP Motorsports, The Drive Shaft Shop, CXRacing, QFab, Elite JDM, E Shift Performance

Special Mention:
  • Chris from Dirty Built who put up with all my nonsense and never gave up.
  • Justin Collins from QFab who was the only brave soul willing to attempt making the wiring harness.
  • Rich Noll from Turn14 who made sure I always got what I needed the next day.
  • Will Flores from Titan Motorsports for all his advice and dedication to finding the parts I needed.
  • Tad Neal from The Drive Shaft Shop for making a perfect driveshaft for an application never been done.
  • Elida and Jonathan from CXRacing for their patience and knowledge.
  • Nick D’Alessio from Elite JDM for always hooking up the best prices.
  • Flicktitty on Zilvia for the guidance along the way as his s13 was the first auto 2jz (his was a coupe, mine is the first vert)

THE MOTOR:
  • 2JZ-GTE VVTI from an Aristo (JDM Engine Depot, NJ)
  • ARP Head Studs (TURN14)
  • OEM Toyota Gasket/Rebuild Kit (Titan Motorsports)
  • Head was machined and fully rebuilt
  • Timing Belt Tensioner (MVP Motorsports)
  • T72 Turbo (CXRacing)
  • Stainless Steel 11 Gauge Turbo Manifold (CXRacing)
  • 46mm 8Psi V-Band Wastegate (CXRacing)

THE TRANSMISSION:
  • J3 AUTOMATIC from the same Aristo as the motor
  • Mishimoto Universal Transmission Cooler (Turn14)

THE DRIVESHAFT:
  • Custom 1 Piece 3” Chromoly with CV (The Drive Shaft Shop)

SWAP KIT:
CXRacing TRB-KIT-2JZGTE-S13-T72-IC-RAD-CB-ESK
  • Intercooler, With Mounting Brackets
  • Aluminum Piping Kit with Hoses, Clamps, and BOV
  • Oil Line Kit
  • Turbo Back Exhaust System (4 Pcs) + V-band Clamp
  • Radiator with Top 1.5" Water Pipe
  • Turbo Intake Pipe and Air Filter
  • Engine + Transmission Mounts

ELECTRONICS/WIRING:
  • Custom Wiring Harness (QFab)
  • Dakota Digital SGI-5 and SGI-8 (Bought from Wiring Specialties, wired by QFab)
  • Custom Radio Bezel with 3 Gauge Pod
  • AEM 52mm Boost Digital Gauge (Turn14)
  • AEM Digital Wideband UEGO Gauge (Turn14)
  • AEM 52mm Oil Pressure 150psi Digital Gauge (Turn14)
  • Taylor 200 Series Aluminum Battery Box
  • Apexi NEO SAFC (Elite JDM)
  • HKS Fuel Cut Defender

CREATURE COMFORTS:
  • Chase Bays Power Steering Kit (Titan Motorsports)
  • Factory Leather Interior

FUEL:
  • DeatschWerks 550CC Injectors (Turn14)
  • Aftermarket Fuel Rail (eBay)
  • Chase Bays Fuel Line Kit (Titan Motorsports)
  • Walbro 255lph Fuel Pump (Turn14)
  • Aeromotive FPR (Turn14)

THE REAR END:
  • 1998 Q45 LSD with 3.69 gear
  • 1993 J30 Axles
  • 1998 Q45 Spindles
  • 1998 Q45 Hubs
  • 1998 Q45 Calipers
  • 1998 Q45 Rotors
  • Whiteline Diff Bushings

FRONT BRAKES:
  • 1998 Q45 Calipers and Rotors

SUSPENSION and WHEELS:
  • ISIS 5 Lug conversion hubs upfront (Elite JDM)
  • ISIS HR Pro Series Coilovers (Elite JDM)
  • ISIS Complete Suspension Arm Package (Elite JDM)
  • My 18x10 Volks didn't fit so I grabbed some BBS reps 18x8 just for now

COOLING:
  • 2 12” Mishimoto Fans (Turn14)

I may have missed somethings, its been a long journey. Cant wait to get the body and paint done and of course change the top. Excuse the shit pictures. Will have a shoot done when she's ready.

First day:

First time running:


First tune:


Now:
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Old 11-15-2019, 12:58 AM   #2
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You selling the car now? How much?
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Old 11-15-2019, 01:41 PM   #3
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