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Updated on May 06, 2012
This is the build up of the 1989 Nissan 240SX when first purchased. It was completely stock, tired, and old. We swapped out the front end with a Japanese S13 front clip composing of the fenders, hood, head lights, bumper, and grille.
Next we needed more power so we installed a 30,000km SR20DET blacktop motor. Once installed and relatively stock we decided to give it a go at a local track event. Altamont Raceway was the target once the fresh RPS13 SR20DET was installed.
We had a few problems early on, lost a lot of boost since we had couplers on the intercooler piping that was failing. The car was running at about 1/2 it's power but we still managed some nice runs! Check it out!
We stripped/gutted the car and brought it to a paint shop. The color was decided on a Merlot Red Metallic. It is colored after the BMW Z3 Merlot Red. Once the car was out the paint booth we started on the aerodynamics, with a clean Origin Lab Stylish kit purchased through Andys Auto Sport, it really did the trick. Got the kit painted at the shop, installed it ourselves.
Started a bit on the suspension, new Tein Drift-Masters. We snatched a 5-lug system off a 1996 300ZX TT, and took the 30mm calipers for a brake upgrade as well in the front. We decided after the 5-lug conversion, we needed new shoes. We purchased F: 17x9 +12 and R: 17x10 +12 Japan Grenade GX-01 wheels. They reminded me of the R34 Skyline wheels, which is why I purchased them. Spearco front mount intercooler ties everything up with custom Blitz piping running to the GReddy intake manifold and GT2871R.
Once we were finished with the body, we moved on to the motor. We decided on a dual ball bearing turbo setup to help spool the engine quickly and make close to 400RWHP, 384RWHP to be exact. We purchased a Garrett GT2871R for the simple reason of aggressive mid and high end power. Since the turbo is dual ball bearing it spins up with ease and hits full boost at 2700RPM. Here are the engine mods:
- Garrett GT2871R
- HKS fuel pressure regulator
- HKS top-feed fuel rail
- RC-Engineering top-feed 750cc injectors
- Enthalpy tuned ECU
- Koyo Aluminum Radiator
- Samco sport hoses
- Toda Racing throttle clip
- GReddy intake manifold (polished)
- GReddy oil pan
- GReddy rocker arm stoppers
- GReddy Airnx intake
- 300ZX 3" MAF
- Blitz custom intercooler piping
- Silk Road turbo manifold
- Silk Road turbo elbow
- Megan Racing downpipe (I know, I know, cheap!)
- HKS Hi-Power exhaust system
- Power Enterprises engine belts
- Nismo motor mounts
- More to add, just have to get my parts list!
- OS-Giken Crossmission-3 (Gears 1-3 are shortened and strengthened)
- Ogura Racing Super-Single Clutch
- Ogura Racing Flywheel
- Nismo transmission mounts
Finally once everything was tied together, Bride Brix II (Gradation) racing seat, was installed along with the Autopower 6-point roll cage, etc. we took her out for some pictures!
After the pictures, the fun begins! Qualifying Round #1 The 350Z behind me qualified after his second run out.
Back straight, 3rd gear WOT. Qualified after this run.
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Nice ride. 5 Stars!
Sick azz build there man.respect the effort and the drifting.
lovin the stance. 5*s. check out my GT500 sometime.
Nice 240, you put a lot of work into it, check out my ford probe, just got the body done a couple months ago.
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