2002 Nissan Sentra SE-R Spec V in Liquid Silver
Feb 22/07- UPDATED EXTERIOR PICTURES TO INCLUDE NEW WHEEL/TIRE SETUP.
Its pretty well stock right now, I don't have any money to throw into it as I'm just a poor college student. I do still enjoy driving though, it has good power and torque right from the factory. Add in a close ratio 6 speed gearbox, good suspension, a good stock interior and you have a pretty good little econobox. Fuel economy isn't great though, especially when you drive it hard!
I am also a part of Team Nismo, the Vancouver Sentra club. We are open to car enthusiasts no matter what you drive, so check us out here.
So far I have upgraded a few little things:
Hawk HPS brake pads
Energy Suspension motor mount inserts
Falken Zeix 512 tires
Synthetic Lubricants (oil and gear oil)
K&N drop in filter
Update, August 10th, 2006
I have since added the following
TEIN SS coilovers
Peak Racing 3" SFI harness
SS Autochrome Stainless Steel header
Update, January 1st, 2007
I have now added:
Greddy EVO2 catback exhaust
Eibach sway bars (front and rear)
Stainless steel brake lines (waiting till its warmer to install them)
Megan Racing gauges (Water temp, oil pressure, and volts)
The Hawks are awesome, they work really well, the car definitly stops more quickly, especially since I bedded them in properly (got them really hot a few times, then allowed them to cool. This allows pad material to be transfered from the new pad onto the rotor for better friction).
The Energy suspension motor mount inserts are also well worth the $40 since they reduce engine movement a ton. I wish I had been able to get to the track this summer to really appreciate the benefits of having much reduced wheel hop.
The Falkens are a pretty sticky all season tire, although I don't know how long they are going to last. After 10,000kms they are already showing significant wear.
As for the lubricants, they are just good maintence practice, thats why I am using high end oil in my engine (Mobil 1) and in my tranny (RedLine).
I didn't notice much of a difference with the K&N drop in filter, although I do believe it makes the engine a bit louder under wide open throttle, as I can hear the secondary intake runners open at 5000RPM if I'm listening for them. With the stock air filter I never heard this, so this seems to indicate to me that its flowing more air than the old filter.
The Tein coilovers have made a world of difference. It is amazing how much better the car grips through the corners, and now with the adjustability, I can make the car rotate really well at autocross events.
The 3" Peak Racing harness was purchased for autocross use only. I find it hugely helpful in holding me in my seat, especially since I use my left foot for the brakes. Money well spent here.
The header was added for purposes of reliability. The stock exhaust manifold and "pre-cat" had to go, since when hot, the pre-cat can break up, get sucked back into the engine, and cause damage to the cylinder walls.
Any questions? PM me on b15sentra.net, I'm Mavm86!
Update: As of January 1, 2007 I now have over 60,000 trouble free kms on the Spec V.
-1- You are here!
-2- Exterior pictures
-3- Interior pictures
-4- Team Nismo WWW.B15SENTRA.NET
-5- My 2002 Aztec Red SE-R, may it rest in peace
-6- Autocross pictures, 2006
-7- Update, August 10, 2006