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#31 oli_91_sil

  • Joined:29-February 12
  • Location:Australia QLD
  • Car:1991 S13 Coupe

Posted 24 September 2016 - 09:05 PM

Arms all fitted, running a mint wheel allignment at the moment,

Front: -2.25 degrees Camber 7 degrees Caster 0.05mm Toe out either side
Rear: -1.2 Degrees Camber 2mm toe in either side

Car handles amazing, a shame i need some new rear tyres due to the -4 degrees of camber i was running pre arms! Mods may be on hold for a while due to a possible new tow rig on the way. Will keep the thread updated :) apologies on the shitty android spec photo on the alligner.

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#32 oli_91_sil

  • Joined:29-February 12
  • Location:Australia QLD
  • Car:1991 S13 Coupe

Posted 02 October 2016 - 06:02 PM

Bit of servicing action :) doing gear and diff oil every 12 months

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#33 oli_91_sil

  • Joined:29-February 12
  • Location:Australia QLD
  • Car:1991 S13 Coupe

Posted 23 October 2016 - 10:48 AM

Got my hands on a set of Federal FZ-201 Tyres, 255 and 235 - 40s. Absolutely mental tyre, with some heat in them its like the car is on rails. I put the rear sway bar on the soft setting and found there was way to much pre load on the end links and the rear was just stepping out a bit too easy, but once i adjusted it correctly the car became a whole different feel. Gave them a good test run yesterday :)

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#34 oli_91_sil

  • Joined:29-February 12
  • Location:Australia QLD
  • Car:1991 S13 Coupe

Posted 16 January 2017 - 04:08 PM

The thread has Been pretty dead lately, have had to slow up on the mods as my spending money on the car got a bit silly, so bit of an update to where the car is at, raised the front 10mm for a bit more clearance as the bigger tyres were heading towards the loom! Replaced the side indicators with genuine ones as well as the fuse box cover (sticker only came with the cover) and acquired a Cusco Type 40 rear strut brace.

Next plans are subframe and diff bushes replaced followed by a battery relocation 🙂 Found one of the first photos I took of it so here's a then and now, I need an aero front bar!

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#35 oli_91_sil

  • Joined:29-February 12
  • Location:Australia QLD
  • Car:1991 S13 Coupe

Posted 12 March 2017 - 08:22 AM

Fit some new goodies yesterday a Cusco tension arm brace bar, Garage Defend carbon fibre cooling panel and a Nismo radiator cap :) Subframe and Diff bushes should be done in the next month or so, they have gotten to the point where the rear end has a mind of its own, fixing this will make all the arms work to their full potential, super excited about that!

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#36 oli_91_sil

  • Joined:29-February 12
  • Location:Australia QLD
  • Car:1991 S13 Coupe

Posted 08 April 2017 - 12:14 PM

Little update, another service completed on exactly 6 months coincidentally, just oil, filter and fuel filter. Have changed to Castrol Edge 5w30 as the genuine oil was on back order, so far so good though.

Had a bit of spare time today so i got around to getting the car ready for a two seat mod plate, all holes covered, belts removed ect. Just need the plate than its ready for some fixed backs.

Subframe and diff bushes getting done on the 19th, super excited for that followed by a nismo coppermix clutch. Have also had to order a new clock spring which was found to be the cause of my airbag light, classic s15's.

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#37 oli_91_sil

  • Joined:29-February 12
  • Location:Australia QLD
  • Car:1991 S13 Coupe

Posted 21 April 2017 - 07:04 AM

Car is officially registered as a 2 seat capacity now, and had a minor setback with bushings. Took the car to Fulcrum Suspension whom quoted me (supposedly) on Diff and subframe bushes, how ever when I dropped the car off the two parts ordered showed Diff pinion mount and Diff to X member bushes. I asked the "suspension specialist" if this was definitely all 8 bushings diff AND subframe to which he assured me they were. Picked the car up at the end of day to no surprise only the diff bushes were done, along with the wheel alignment.... Yes a wheel alignment for Diff bushes only... "suspension specialists" hmmm maybe not. Anyway being a major inconvenience Ive decided to stop being lazy and will do the subframe ones myself (being a mechanic of a hyundai/nissan dealership i probably should). You want something done right you do it yourself!

All bitching aside the workmanship was well done, was a simple misinterpretation from the office side of things, just figured common sense says doing the diff bushes with the subframe removed would be much easier than in the car.

Anyway on a positive note, my airbags are operational with the new Clock Spring fitted! I posted the Part No. for anyone else that is after one. They were Ex Japan so you may be waiting roughly 3 weeks :)

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#38 Scotties15

  • Joined:08-May 05
  • Location:Australia QLD
  • Car:S15 200sx

Posted 21 April 2017 - 08:43 AM

thats a shame about fulcrum mate. unfortunately its a franchise i believe so going to get variances between stores, my local one in qld is great.

how did you find the diff bushings ? i should really do mine one day. just CBF yet,

#39 oli_91_sil

  • Joined:29-February 12
  • Location:Australia QLD
  • Car:1991 S13 Coupe

Posted 21 April 2017 - 10:25 AM

View PostScotties15, on 21 April 2017 - 08:43 AM, said:

thats a shame about fulcrum mate. unfortunately its a franchise i believe so going to get variances between stores, my local one in qld is great.

how did you find the diff bushings ? i should really do mine one day. just CBF yet,

Look they are great dont get me wrong, just a little mishap in the office is bound to happen once and a while.

You feel a bit more feedback from the diff on clutch release but my original bushes weren't that bad, only was getting them replaced with the subframe ones hahaha

#40 Scotties15

  • Joined:08-May 05
  • Location:Australia QLD
  • Car:S15 200sx

Posted 21 April 2017 - 07:39 PM

yeah everyone has a bad day once in a while ;)

haha fair enough, i suppose you mean a bit more firmer / snappier response through the drive line eh.
hows the backlash going? makes it better or worse?

im not sure how bad mine are but hte car has travelled 180000 kms now, should look at doing oneday i suppose. backlash is a bit of a bitch atm, but alas in the oneday basket.

are you sure you need teh subframe pineapples or locks ?

#41 oli_91_sil

  • Joined:29-February 12
  • Location:Australia QLD
  • Car:1991 S13 Coupe

Posted 22 April 2017 - 06:55 AM

View PostScotties15, on 21 April 2017 - 07:39 PM, said:

yeah everyone has a bad day once in a while ;)

haha fair enough, i suppose you mean a bit more firmer / snappier response through the drive line eh.
hows the backlash going? makes it better or worse?

im not sure how bad mine are but hte car has travelled 180000 kms now, should look at doing oneday i suppose. backlash is a bit of a bitch atm, but alas in the oneday basket.

are you sure you need teh subframe pineapples or locks ?

Yeah pretty much along those lines, I won't get the full benefit until the new clutch is fitted up, the Silvias just a snowball of to do this I need to do that. The back lash is not really noticeable the way I drive, but there were a couple of instances where I did feel it on light clutch release at low revs, nothing major though. I'd imagine with higher k's and depending on oils and how often they're done mixed results will occur.

No I'm pressing out and pressing in most likely a whiteline bushing set rather then doing the collars, I don't like the idea of spacing the subframe, kind of a duct tape fix but each to there own. Basically higher speed concerning you can feel the slop in the rear on abrupt change in direction and upon further inspection with a pry bar some movement was seen up on the hoist.

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#42 phantc_s15

  • Joined:21-February 03
  • Location:Australia VIC

Posted 22 April 2017 - 11:52 AM

you won't regret chucking in the subframe bushes. A little bit of work but definitely worthwhile exercise. Get the subframe weld in plates while you got it out.

#43 oli_91_sil

  • Joined:29-February 12
  • Location:Australia QLD
  • Car:1991 S13 Coupe

Posted 23 April 2017 - 06:02 AM

View Postphantc_s15, on 22 April 2017 - 11:52 AM, said:

you won't regret chucking in the subframe bushes. A little bit of work but definitely worthwhile exercise. Get the subframe weld in plates while you got it out.

Im pretty excited to see how the car behaves with them! Have not heard of these but just looked them up, they seem well worth the effort I think that purchase is in order as well!

#44 oli_91_sil

  • Joined:29-February 12
  • Location:Australia QLD
  • Car:1991 S13 Coupe

Posted 07 May 2017 - 10:02 AM

Subframes all back in with the new bushes (didn't end up getting the reo plate kit as both my insurances and regos came through so money is tight) they came with optional 5mm spacers which i thought why not try since i payed for them. Holy shit! The car is completely different now, the potential is just crazy! Some consequential understeer has occur which ill dial out with sway bar adjustments but far out! Highly recommend doing this to get the true feel of the S15. NVH obviously is increased, combined with no rear seats there is high driveline noise on decel and the diff being at a slightly different angle to the tailshaft a little more backlash can be felt on low rev clutch release. Also has the driver side Escutcheon replaced (door handle surround) due to my OCD on the interior :)

I was too eager to refit so apologies for no pics of the new bushings up close. But the diff and subframe got a nice tidy up. Next on the list is a Nismo Coppermix and battery relocation, but wont be for a couple of months so the thread may be a bit quiet.

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#45 Scotties15

  • Joined:08-May 05
  • Location:Australia QLD
  • Car:S15 200sx

Posted 07 May 2017 - 12:42 PM

looking good mate.

dont waste your money on a nismo coppermix. just get a custom made 10" NPC or soemthing.

i have a coppermix... while keeping with the nismo theme is about hte only reason to get one, the NVH thru the box around 3500 rpm decel down to about 2800, doesnt sound too healthy. i avoide those revs if i can help it.
stick with a sprung clutch disc, and a custom made one will be cheaper than the nismo item.

hint with the door handle. it has a nice little area you can dremel out to install your tweeters in - factory position! works a treat.

#46 oli_91_sil

  • Joined:29-February 12
  • Location:Australia QLD
  • Car:1991 S13 Coupe

Posted 07 May 2017 - 05:58 PM

View PostScotties15, on 07 May 2017 - 12:42 PM, said:

looking good mate.

dont waste your money on a nismo coppermix. just get a custom made 10" NPC or soemthing.

i have a coppermix... while keeping with the nismo theme is about hte only reason to get one, the NVH thru the box around 3500 rpm decel down to about 2800, doesnt sound too healthy. i avoide those revs if i can help it.
stick with a sprung clutch disc, and a custom made one will be cheaper than the nismo item.

hint with the door handle. it has a nice little area you can dremel out to install your tweeters in - factory position! works a treat.

Cheers, yeah a bloke at work has his tweeters fitted there and I looks so nice, unfortunately previous owner has already glued tweeters to the corner trim behind the wing mirror.

Yeah I did read on the info for the coppermix bearing vibration will be felt, I'd imagine the six speed design was matched with the dual mass flywheel from factory for that reason, hence all the six speed failures post solid flywheel fitment. Its still a while away so some research will still be due.

#47 Scotties15

  • Joined:08-May 05
  • Location:Australia QLD
  • Car:S15 200sx

Posted 07 May 2017 - 07:44 PM

View Postoli_91_sil, on 07 May 2017 - 05:58 PM, said:

Cheers, yeah a bloke at work has his tweeters fitted there and I looks so nice, unfortunately previous owner has already glued tweeters to the corner trim behind the wing mirror.

Yeah I did read on the info for the coppermix bearing vibration will be felt, I'd imagine the six speed design was matched with the dual mass flywheel from factory for that reason, hence all the six speed failures post solid flywheel fitment. Its still a while away so some research will still be due.

could always move it later date anyways :)

yeah for the price, better off getting a nice NPC / Western clutch service custom made item.
ive had my nismo for better part of 7ish or more years now, wish i just bought a nice custom dampened clutch.

its not the difference between a NPC or Nismo that destroys 6 speeds. or 5 speeds for that fact. its how you drive them, and how much you abuse the gearbox.
what im lead to believe kills the 6 speed is the on and off of power say drifting in 3rd the backlash thru the gearbox with the shaft which 4th gear sits on, where 4th smashes the circlip by the loading unloading of the gearbox... thats what im lead to believe causes the issues with them.

#48 CraZeeE

  • Joined:07-March 05
  • Location:Australia ACT

Posted 09 May 2017 - 02:14 PM

Yeah, Ive had a coppermix in s13 and s15. Its great in the former, its horrid in the latter simply due to the chatter on decel. NPC or Direct Clutch heavy duty organics are almost as nice feeling and avoid this.

#49 oli_91_sil

  • Joined:29-February 12
  • Location:Australia QLD
  • Car:1991 S13 Coupe

Posted 14 June 2017 - 10:00 AM

Little Update: So did a couple of little things to the car, i bought the JDM tail light harness' and bored out my tail lights to cater for the double stop lights, plug and play super easy! I also whited the tyres, who knows how long itll last but ive had the week off so im pretty bored! Will probably replace the bulbs in my AC control today. Also a little glory shot from the weekend.

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Now I've been so confused as to what i want to do with this long term, ive had thoughts to sell it and get a 370z, to rb it and now ive owned it two years I'm now certain on whats going to happen to it long term (ie over the next 5 years due to placing a house deposit down soon haha).

First step: Will be a pair of Velo Fixed back seats and a battery relocation hopefully in September.

Second Step: Aiming for 220ish RWKW so a GTX2871r, manifold with external gate, 3 inch dump, probably 740ish cc injectors with an 044 or equivalent pump, Link ECU, ill do the clutch at this time, 264 cams with gears, (havent fine tuned what exactly i want as this wont be till like april next year)

Third Step: Genuine Rocket bunny kit with stupid sized Work Meister M1r's (this is a long long time away but i cant shake wanting this kit, the car may then come of the road and be a circuit car)

My inspiration at this time, bloke in NZ building this nuts s15 and i cant help but melt reading the build over and over again.

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Post this who knows whatll happen, probably VVL head with 2.2l stroker and so on and so fourth. Seems like this will be my forever car!

#50 Scotties15

  • Joined:08-May 05
  • Location:Australia QLD
  • Car:S15 200sx

Posted 14 June 2017 - 12:11 PM

sounds good mate ! for 220rwkw, poncams and a gtx2863 will do you plenty and fry tires getting there.

the gtx 2867r is a bit better matched turbo than the x2871. or go the gtx2971 if your going for somehting a bit more ballsy 300kw e85.

poncams will probably make your VCT last longer too. pop one of those on your list of parts to buy too :) its a time bomb untill its noisy.

if you can there really isnt much need to ditch the vct. keep it for response.

#51 oli_91_sil

  • Joined:29-February 12
  • Location:Australia QLD
  • Car:1991 S13 Coupe

Posted 14 June 2017 - 05:02 PM

View PostScotties15, on 14 June 2017 - 12:11 PM, said:

sounds good mate ! for 220rwkw, poncams and a gtx2863 will do you plenty and fry tires getting there.

the gtx 2867r is a bit better matched turbo than the x2871. or go the gtx2971 if your going for somehting a bit more ballsy 300kw e85.

poncams will probably make your VCT last longer too. pop one of those on your list of parts to buy too :) its a time bomb untill its noisy.

if you can there really isnt much need to ditch the vct. keep it for response.

Thanks for the advice, yeah i have been told people are doing things like 2871 with a .68 rear housing ect I just assumed they didnt offer a GTX in that size but there you go. I intend to keep the VCT for that very reason so yeah when the head work goes in ill probably throw one in as preventative maintenance.

#52 200VIA

  • Joined:10-January 15
  • Location:Australia NSW
  • Car:S15

Posted 14 June 2017 - 06:52 PM

View PostScotties15, on 14 June 2017 - 12:11 PM, said:

sounds good mate ! for 220rwkw, poncams and a gtx2863 will do you plenty and fry tires getting there.

the gtx 2867r is a bit better matched turbo than the x2871. or go the gtx2971 if your going for somehting a bit more ballsy 300kw e85.

poncams will probably make your VCT last longer too. pop one of those on your list of parts to buy too :) its a time bomb untill its noisy.

if you can there really isnt much need to ditch the vct. keep it for response.

Do you really need to install Poncams for 220rwkw?
I thought that would be attainable with the stock head.
And curious to know how they increase the life of the VCT?

#53 Scotties15

  • Joined:08-May 05
  • Location:Australia QLD
  • Car:S15 200sx

Posted 14 June 2017 - 07:27 PM

View Post200VIA, on 14 June 2017 - 06:52 PM, said:

View PostScotties15, on 14 June 2017 - 12:11 PM, said:

sounds good mate ! for 220rwkw, poncams and a gtx2863 will do you plenty and fry tires getting there.

the gtx 2867r is a bit better matched turbo than the x2871. or go the gtx2971 if your going for somehting a bit more ballsy 300kw e85.

poncams will probably make your VCT last longer too. pop one of those on your list of parts to buy too Posted Image its a time bomb untill its noisy.

if you can there really isnt much need to ditch the vct. keep it for response.

Do you really need to install Poncams for 220rwkw?
I thought that would be attainable with the stock head.
And curious to know how they increase the life of the VCT?
u dont need poncams for 220kw. they just make the engine breath better. bigger turbo and fuel system will get you there...
Johnny got somewhere near that on a stock turbo with E85 recently.

stock head meaning no machining? yep. stock cams, yeah itll get there with a big enough turbo.

pon cams wont increase life lol.
they might take a bit longer to make it noisy over the procams is what i was talking about.
but its all subjective. how well the engines been looked after etc.

#54 Scotties15

  • Joined:08-May 05
  • Location:Australia QLD
  • Car:S15 200sx

Posted 14 June 2017 - 07:30 PM

View Postoli_91_sil, on 14 June 2017 - 05:02 PM, said:

View PostScotties15, on 14 June 2017 - 12:11 PM, said:

sounds good mate ! for 220rwkw, poncams and a gtx2863 will do you plenty and fry tires getting there.

the gtx 2867r is a bit better matched turbo than the x2871. or go the gtx2971 if your going for somehting a bit more ballsy 300kw e85.

poncams will probably make your VCT last longer too. pop one of those on your list of parts to buy too Posted Image its a time bomb untill its noisy.

if you can there really isnt much need to ditch the vct. keep it for response.

Thanks for the advice, yeah i have been told people are doing things like 2871 with a .68 rear housing ect I just assumed they didnt offer a GTX in that size but there you go. I intend to keep the VCT for that very reason so yeah when the head work goes in ill probably throw one in as preventative maintenance.

yeah for sure.. i mean my VCT lasted just on 12 months with weekend driving with procams, and gtx2867. now its a fuck. after oil change its noisy again wtihin 2000kms. so new one goes on sooner or later. when i can be bothered to do it all again.





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