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  1. T R A C K D A Y Venue - Wakefield Park Date - M O N D A Y 12TH MARCH 2018 * Natsoft timing * Pro instructors * Pro photographer * We run the highest DB limit allowed at the venue of 95db * FREE passenger sessions * FREE tea/coffee and morning tea * Road cars and race cars welcome * RACE CARS for hire * $50 2nd driver option | same car | same group * Retail $295 | SPECIAL $250 For the first timer to the regular racer, in your road car, race car or our hire cars. Our track days are well organised, with minimal cars on track, includes Natsoft timing and professional instructors are on hand to help. Details for our next track day. DATE: MONDAY 12TH MARCH 2018 VENUE: Wakefield Park, 10 km south of Goulburn, is a purpose-built closed road track environment which simulates typical driving corners. PRICE: Retail is $295 per person Facebook Special $250 Bookings | http://www.trackschool.com.au/wp-track_days.html Promo Code for $45 discount | trackdays2018 TRACK: 2.2km racing circuit. VEHICLE: Use your own vehicle, or hire one of our race cars. Our vehicles available - http://www.trackschool.com.au/cars.html * 3 x Mazda MX5s * 1 x Toyota 86 * 1 x DSG VW GTI Golf GROUP ORGANISATION Drivers will be divided into groups according to speed and/or experience. CLOTHING REQUIREMENTS: You will be required to wear closed in shoes, a helmet, socks, long pants and long sleeve shirt. Thank you
  2. T R A C K D A Y Venue - Wakefield Park Date - Wednesday 5th July 2017 * Natsoft timing * Pro instructors * Pro photographer * Maximum 95db limit * Free passenger sessions * Free tea/coffee and morning tea * Road cars and race cars welcome * $250 For the first timer to the regular racer, in your road car, race car or our hire cars. Our track days are well organised, with minimal cars on track, includes Natsoft timing and professional instructors are on hand to help. Details for our next track day. DATE: Wednesday 5th July 2017 VENUE: Wakefield Park, 10 km south of Goulburn, is a purpose-built closed road track environment which simulates typical driving corners. PRICE: Retail is $295 per person Forum special - $250 Bookings | http://www.trackschool.com.au/wp-track_days.html Promo Code for $45 discount | trackdays2017 TRACK: 2.2km racing circuit. VEHICLE: Use your own vehicle, or hire one of our race cars. Our vehicles available - http://www.trackschool.com.au/cars.html * 3 x Mazda MX5s GROUP ORGANISATION Drivers will be divided into groups according to speed and/or experience. CLOTHING REQUIREMENTS: You will be required to wear closed in shoes, a helmet, socks, long pants and long sleeve shirt. Thank you
  3. T R A C K D A Y Venue - Wakefield Park Date - Wednesday 5th July 2017 * Natsoft timing * Pro instructors * Pro photographer * Maximum 95db limit * Free passenger sessions * Free tea/coffee and morning tea * Road cars and race cars welcome * $250 For the first timer to the regular racer, in your road car, race car or our hire cars. Our track days are well organised, with minimal cars on track, includes Natsoft timing and professional instructors are on hand to help. Details for our next track day. DATE: Wednesday 5th July 2017 VENUE: Wakefield Park, 10 km south of Goulburn, is a purpose-built closed road track environment which simulates typical driving corners. PRICE: Retail is $295 per person Forum special - $250 Bookings | http://www.trackschool.com.au/wp-track_days.html Promo Code for $45 discount | trackdays2017 TRACK: 2.2km racing circuit. VEHICLE: Use your own vehicle, or hire one of our race cars. Our vehicles available - http://www.trackschool.com.au/cars.html * 3 x Mazda MX5s GROUP ORGANISATION Drivers will be divided into groups according to speed and/or experience. CLOTHING REQUIREMENTS: You will be required to wear closed in shoes, a helmet, socks, long pants and long sleeve shirt. Thank you
  4. MCA Gold Coilovers for S15 - 30,xxxx kms

    Selling my beloved S15 MCA Gold series coiloverscheaper than the MCA Red series. The Golds are all custom hand made and designed for all road setups. Springs are King Springs, 400 lbs (7.1 kg) front and 325 lbs (5.8 kg) rear spring rate, linear springs. Only used for 30,xxx kms, daily for a year and then a weekend only car with the odd hill run. Not required yet but these can either be rebuilt at any motorcycle shop or at the MCA workshop in QLD. Car was defected so had to change back to stock and decided to save for an engine build. Has many adjustments for travel, castor (over 9 degrees each side), front camber, front toe, rebound and dampening. They can get very low but depends if you want to look cool or care about roll centre correction for handling. You can call Josh or Murray Coote for support on these from the MCA suspension website: https://mcasuspension.com/ Asking $2500 or near offer. Local pickup welcome from West of Adelaide or southern suburbs area. WILL POST FOR $50 ANYWHERE IN AU. Any questions, just ask. Cheers.
  5. I'm building a trackworthy s15 and looking for advice how to setup my suspension properly. My specs are: 8j 235/40/18 fronts, 9j 255/35/18 rears, tein 10k/8k coilovers, everything else in suspension is stock. Past year i ran slightly differnent setup - 215/45/18 and 235/40/18 on the same rims and an old coilver set. The car performed not so good on a track - it used to lift rear inner wheel while cornering and the rear was jumpy.
  6. Cusco RS 2way & 1.5way

    CUSCO RS 2WAY LSD Install into your Diff and away you goor Change the configuration and Lockup to suit your driving style, Have all the information which shows this! Not massively clunky, Was driven on the streets! Price - $750 For alot more pictures - http://imgur.com/a/DQQC5
  7. Hey guys, I thought I would re-do my ride thread here - As to be honest - I work a 2nd job so I can start to race - But I don't have the time due to the 2nd job! So its not really a Motorsport build... I've had a few threads and CBF re-typing it all (Check the Motorsport thread for the build) Currently as it sits: THE CAR: 1990 S13 Silvia (Onevia – 180SX front end) Handling: R33GTS-T rear cradle swap. R33 GTS-T brakes – Upgraded BMC Braided brake lines, slotted rotors with EBC pads and race fluid 17 x 9.5 alloy wheels with Federal RSR Semi slicks (Basic entry level tyre) Full replacement arms – Entire Driftworks catalogue + Geomaster knuckles front and rear. Driftworks CS2 coilovers Solid steering bush Full sound deadening strip Battery relocated to boot Rear strut brace Cusco 6 point bolt in cage Sparco Circuit Pro seat Driftworks 4 point harness 2 seat conversion Engine: Running safe and standard for now - 210kw wheels RB25det engine swap RB25 5 speed box (All with McKinney motorsport mounts – Not cut and shut) Haltech platinum pro ECU Racepack IQ3 Digital Dash Spitfire coilpacks Steering / oil cooler Gktech bash plate Gktech cooling panel Greddy FMIC Pod filter Extra sensors – Wideband O2 / Fuel pressure etc Cosmetics: Custom flugplatz blue paint Full body kit Genuine G-Corporation 50mm rear fenders Lexen replacement ¼ glass Fibre glass bonnet S15 Dash swap Quick release Driftworks Nardi wheel Picture dump below! If anyone has any questions about anything – Feel free to ask away! I’ve done 99% of the work myself (Apart from ECU tune etc) EDIT: 27/2/14 Went out last night and bought a diff – 2nd hand NISMO 2-Way. I’ll hopefully have this fitted on the weekend and might go and hit up QR for a Friday night practice.
  8. Hi Crew Details for our next track day. Date: Thursday 25th July 2013 Venue: Wakefield Park, 10 km south of Goulburn, is a purpose-built closed road track environment which simulates typical driving corners. Price: Retail is $265 per person Forum Special $250 THERE IS A BOOKING FORM ON www.trackschool.com.au Track: 2.2km racing circuit. Vehicle: Use your own vehicle, or inquire about trying our Type R Vtec Honda Integras or Nissan 180SX prepped race cars (extra charge applies). Track amenities: Ample car parking, canteen, coffee shop, carports, lock-up pit lane garaging, tower, timing and corporate area. Price includes: * Max 3 groups * Plenty of track time * Well organised * Instructors * Lunch * Free passenger sessions * $250 Group organisation: We only allow small groups of vehicles on the track at one time. Drivers will be divided into groups according to speed and/or experience. Clothing requirements: Please wear closed in shoes, socks, long pants and long sleeve shirt. Bring a helmet (helmet hire is available). Cheers, John Boston john@trackschool.com.au www.trackschool.com.au 0412 574 010
  9. Hi Crew Time to get another track day organised. NSW Time Attack is the 22nd & 23rd June @ Wakefield, so this will make it a perfect long weekend if you are competing. Date: Friday 21st June 2013 Venue: Wakefield Park, 10 km south of Goulburn, is a purpose-built closed road track environment which simulates typical driving corners. Price: Retail is $265 per person Forum Special $250 THERE IS A BOOKING FORM ON http://www.trackschool.com.au Track: 2.2km racing circuit. Vehicle: Use your own vehicle, or inquire about trying our Type R Vtec Honda Integras or Nissan 180SX prepped race cars (extra charge applies). Track amenities: Ample car parking, canteen, coffee shop, carports, lock-up pit lane garaging, tower, timing and corporate area. Price includes: * Plenty of track time * Lunch * Instructors * Free passenger sessions Group organisation: We only allow small groups of vehicles on the track at one time. Drivers will be divided into groups according to speed and/or experience. Clothing requirements: Please wear closed in shoes, socks, long pants and long sleeve shirt. Bring a helmet (helmet hire is available). Cheers,
  10. Hi Crew Our next monthly track day is a Saturday. Our weekend days sell out fast, so be quick. Date: Saturday 18th May 2013 Venue: Wakefield Park, 10 km south of Goulburn, is a purpose-built closed road track environment which simulates typical driving corners. Price: Retail is $285 per person Forum Special $260 THERE IS A BOOKING FORM ON http://www.trackschool.com.au Track: 2.2km racing circuit. Vehicle: Use your own vehicle, or inquire about trying one of our Type R Vtec Honda Integras, Nissan 180SX, or soon to be ready RS NB MX5 prepped race cars (extra charge applies). Track amenities: Ample car parking, canteen, coffee shop, carports, lock-up pit lane garaging, tower, timing and corporate area. Price includes: * Plenty of track time * Lunch * Timing * Instructors * Free passenger sessions Group organisation: We only allow small groups of vehicles on the track at one time. Drivers will be divided into groups according to speed and/or experience. Clothing requirements: Please wear closed in shoes, socks, long pants and long sleeve shirt. Bring a helmet (helmet hire is available). Cheers,
  11. Hi guys, I already had a build thread but now I have a better idea of what I am doing with the car and decided to just start again. Bought this S13 of another forum member. It was originally a CA18DE Auto but has been converted to an RB20DET Manual. So here it is... Goals • Have a reliable track car that can perform street duties and be driven to the track and back • Lightweight and responsive • Clean inside and out. Don’t want a track bitch. • Something to learn circuit and Hillclimb racing and grow my skills for the future Inspiration - Why do I do it? A number of cars have caught my eye and given me inspiration and ideas. Over the year I have seen quite a few and the last few months I have really looked at a few and realized how much time, money and effort goes into preparing something like this. Here are just a few: SXDevelopments 180SX PSR Tuning 180SX Time Attack Car Speedy Refrigeration / Option1Garage OUTLAW Sil80 Racecar Stage 1 – Basic Track Preperation and Setup This stage is all about getting the car ready for its first track day. I will be getting new suspension components and making some minor weight reduction. 1. Parts to be installed: • Buddyclub BR Coilovers (10kg/8kg) • Gktech Camber arms • Gktech toe arms • Gktech traction rods • Gktech slip on sub collars • Nardi Steering wheel • Bride Brix 1.5 Drivers Seat • Apexi Boost Gauge • GKTech Radiator overflow bottle • Braille Dry Cell Battery • Service (Filters, Coolant flush etc.) • OEM or Nismo Thermostat • Turbosmart Plumb back BOV 2. Wheel Choice: 4 x P1 Buddy Clubs in 17 x 8 +22/+32 2 x P1 Buddy Clubs in 17 x 9 +37 plus Semi Slicks for all 6 wheels These are currently white. I will be getting them powdercoated bronze or gunmetal after first trackday. 3. Complete Rewire: The current wiring job from the previous owner just doesn’t meet my standards. I don’t have the skills to pull it all out or extend the wiring more so that it’s neat and tidy. I am sending the car and an uncut engine loom to Anthony at Dahtone Racing to get fixed. The plan is to remove the current wiring and replace it, place the fuse box back into the engine bay and most likely move the battery back in too. The battery I am using is a Braille B106. Only weighs 3.5KG and puts out 500PCA (Pulse Cranking Amps – 5sec instead of 30sec with CCA) 4. Tune: Once the car is returned from the rewire it will be going straight to Jez from DVS Tuning. He is going to be installing a NIStune board and getting the initial tune done on the car. This way I know that the car is running right, I can continue to put out reliable and safe power on the track without worrying and I can also have a base power output to work from. 5. Weight Reduction: I have removed the following as initial weight reduction: • Rear Seats • Rear seatbelts • Rear interior trims + boot trims I intend to try and get the car on a scale at some stage to work out what the current weight comes in at. Again, I will then have a base weight to work off and can set my goals from there. EVENT 1: Ringwood Hillclimb April 21st, 2013 Stage 2 – Suspension Tuning, Weight Reduction and Tidy Up After the Hillclimb I should have a rough idea of where the car is lacking in. This stage will be about fine tuning the suspension setup so that come the next track day I am more confident in how the car will handle and thus allow me to learn more from it. 1.Parts to be purchased and installed: • Nismo TT 1.5 Way Mechanical Diff • Suspension Components • More… 2. Suspension Tuning: I will be installing new suspension items if required. Most likely will get adjustable sway bars and then will play with the wheel alignment. I will also be installing an AGI Bolt-In Halfcage. More to follow… 3. Weight Reduction: I am still undecided on this. I am unsure wether to remove the sound deadening or not. Here are the Pros and Cons I can think of: •Pros oReducing Weight oLooks much cleaner and will most likely paint interior afterwards •Cons: oApparently noisy as hell – haven’t been in a car without it yet though. 4. Tidy Up: I will be painting the half cage before it goes into the car. I haven’t decided on a colour yet. Probably either gloss black or gloss white as an offset. Apart from this I intend to go over the car and replace any hoses that look like they may fail and replace most of the hose clamps. I will tidy up the front half of the interior as well. I want to replace the steering column surround and will try and have the gauge mounted in the air vents nice and neat. Stage 3 – Braking and Power After the next couple of events my next stage of mods will be to assist me in developing my skills. I want to increase the braking capacity as I feel that the SR20 brakes just won’t hold up under track conditions. If I feel the need is there I will also use the opportunity to increase the power. I still want to keep the car very responsive so power figures I am looking at would be no more than 220-250kw. 1. Parts to be purchased and installed: • R33 5 stud conversion • 5 Stud wheels • Turbo + Accessories 2. Braking: Although I have put this off for a while I can’t deny the fact that I am going to have to go 5 stud. I will look at R33 5 stud conversions and use that. Mostly they go for about $800 at the moment. That may fluctuate in the future but hopefully it will go down and not up. Due to this I will also have to sell my Buddyclub P1’s and go to something else lightweight. May end up spending an extra $1000 but will see how I go. 3. Power: This will either happen now or later down the track (no pun intended). I will look to increase the power of the car whilst still keeping it very responsive. I’m not looking for high power but usable power. No point having 400kw+ and not being able to use it. Also, I don’t believe that I would be able to handle it. Will look at Turbo options later on. Stage 3 – Let the good times roll…and then move on! For a while I will continue to grow and build my knowledge and skills. I will continue to enter as many events as possible and keep enjoying myself. My intentions will be to keep doing Hillclimbs, Motorkhanas, Supersprints and Time Attack for most of 2013 and possibly 2014. If I start to feel my skills have improved enough it will be time to move on. I would like to end up doing Circuit Racing. Probably start off doing the iRace Championship. If I do this I will sell the Silvia and move on to a R32/R33 GTR. Pictures: As of now... Front by Peter Mackellin, on Flickr Nardi Wheel by Peter Mackellin, on Flickr Bride Seat Installed by Peter Mackellin, on Flickr Interior Rear 2 by Peter Mackellin, on Flickr Engine Bay by Peter Mackellin, on Flickr Things that have changed since these pics are: • Braille Battery swapped in • GKTech Coolant Overflow Bottle installed
  12. Hi Crew Time to get another track day organised. Our last one in February was a sell out, and this one has less spots available In summary: *April 22nd 2013 *Maximum 3 groups *Lots of track time *Quality Instructors *Lunch *Free passenger sessions *$250 Date: April 22nd 2013 Venue: Wakefield Park, 10 km south of Goulburn, is a purpose-built closed road track environment which simulates typical driving corners. Price: Retail is $265 per person Forum Special $250 THERE IS A BOOKING FORM ON http://www.trackschool.com.au Track: 2.2km racing circuit. Vehicle: Use your own vehicle, or inquire about trying one of our Type R Vtec Honda Integras, or Nissan 180SX prepped race cars (extra charge applies). Track amenities: Ample car parking, canteen, coffee shop, carports, lock-up pit lane garaging, tower, timing and corporate area. Price includes: *Minimum 6 x 15 minute sessions *Lunch in raceway cafe/canteen *Experienced race drivers/instructors including John Boston, Ian Dyk, Tim Brook, Dean Evans and David Sieders. (Instructors may vary on the day) *Theory sessions are held throughout the day for those who want it *Free passenger sessions Group organisation: We only allow a maximum of 3 groups of cars for the whole day, with a maximum of 12 track cars in each group. Drivers will be divided into groups according to speed and/or experience. Clothing requirements: Please wear closed in shoes, socks, long pants and long sleeve shirt. Bring a helmet (helmet hire is available). Cheers, John Boston john@trackschool.com.au http://www.trackschool.com.au 0412 574 010
  13. I've been checking out a lot of the circuit orientated builds on here lately and figured its at least time to put up a link and some basic info to my 180sx build in progress. The plan started out simple enough to have a mild powered dedicated circuit s chassis but soon got out of hand on the fabrication front. So now its a lightweight mild horsepowered build that I hope to run in supersprints, door to door events such as iRace and some hill climbs too. http://www.facebook.com/ProFab180sx
  14. Hi Crew Well it is another year, and lets start it off with a weekend Trackschool Trackday. Our last weekend day was a sellout, with a reserve list, and this day will be no different. Date: Sunday February 10th 2013 Venue: Wakefield Park, 10 km south of Goulburn, is a purpose-built closed road track environment which simulates typical driving corners. Price: Retail is $285 per person Forum Special $265 THERE IS A BOOKING FORM ON www.trackschool.com.au Track: 2.2km racing circuit. Vehicle: Use your own vehicle, or inquire about trying one of our Type R Vtec Honda Integras, or Suzuki Swift GTI prepped race cars (extra charge applies). Track amenities: Ample car parking, canteen, coffee shop, carports, lock-up pit lane garaging, tower, timing and corporate area. Price includes: Minimum 6 x 15 minute sessions Lunch in raceway cafe/canteen Timing Experienced race drivers/instructors including John Boston, Ian Dyk, Tim Brook, Dean Evans and David Sieders. (Instructors may vary on the day) Theory sessions are held throughout the day for those who want it Free passenger sessions (without timing) Group organisation: We only allow a maximum of 4 groups of cars for the whole day, with a maximum of 12 track cars in each group. Drivers will be divided into groups according to speed and/or experience. Clothing requirements: Please wear closed in shoes, socks, long pants and long sleeve shirt. Bring a helmet (helmet hire is available). Cheers,
  15. Hi Crew Another one of our fantastic Wakefield days has been planned...with a difference. MAX 24 Track cars MAX 20 Drift cars Date: December 17th 2012 Venue: Wakefield Park, 10 km south of Goulburn, is a purpose-built closed road track environment which simulates typical driving corners. Price: Retail is $265 per person Christmas Special is $230 for track cars, as this includes instructors and lunch $200 for drift cars. You need to mention this when booking. THERE IS A BOOKING FORM ON www.trackschool.com.au Track: 2.2km racing circuit. Vehicle: Use your own vehicle, or inquire about trying one of our Type R Vtec Honda Integras, or Suzuki Swift GTI prepped race cars (extra charge applies). Track amenities: Ample car parking, canteen, coffee shop, carports, lock-up pit lane garaging, tower, timing and corporate area. Price includes: *Minimum 6 x 15 minute sessions with very few cars on track *Lunch in raceway cafe/canteen *Experienced race drivers/instructors including John Boston, Ian Dyk, Tim Brook, Dean Evans and David Sieders. (Instructors may vary on the day) *Theory sessions are held throughout the day for those who want it Group organisation: We only allow a maximum of 3 groups of cars for the whole day, with a maximum of 12 track cars in each group. Drivers will be divided into groups according to speed and/or experience. Clothing requirements: Please wear closed in shoes, socks, long pants and long sleeve shirt. Bring a helmet (helmet hire is available). Cheers,
  16. Where do I begin.... My name's Dan Pirozzi - Owner/Operator of Australian Racing Technologies. And this, The ART S13 Silvia. A few guys have asked me to post a build thread. So thought this rainy day was a good opportunity. I hope it's an enjoyable read Originally I was going to buy an evo! But I spent months researching, and procrastinating over which car to begin with. The main focus being: 1. Verstaile chassis 2. Ease of maintenenace 3. Aftermarket Support 4. Tuneability, and power scope 5. Affordability Once everything was measured an weighed on those points, the choice was obvious - S-chassis! And in particular the affordable S13. The north/south configuration makes maintenance a breeze, a reasonably stiff chassis as standard - that's easy to exploit, aftermarket support is obviously huge, and second to none. The SR20 is extremely versatile in terms of power output, reliability, affordability. And to date, I've only just spent what I would have originally outlayed on a stock standard Evo at that time! Not to mention the parts costs and associated expenses of owning an evo, and AWD chassis. The aim was to build an affordable track and back race / sprint / time-attack / drift / drag / whatever you want. Sports car with rego. And so it began... This is how the car looked when I picked her up. A little sad, but the paint was nice, and figured this bright colour was going to look good on track These oem S15 rims were the first addition after being defected within 400m of the guys house when I purchased/picked up the car :/ blue slip defected.. May, or may not have been blazing the cheese cutters in front of a marked patrol car at the time :/ wasn't used to the power! C'mon! hehe... After finding that my easiest route with the build direction was to have it engineered, we went to work fabricating a half cage, removing back seats, installing a bucket seat (cheap private sale - too big, still remains ) and necessary interior (including sunroof) to make her light weight, and to get it passable for engineering/defect purposes.. Also had to change plates cos they were cut to fit rear bar - no impesion at all to their clarity, just more dumb rules to contend with... I bought some second hand Enkei 17" rims to improve appearances, and make way for some decent track rubber when the time came. They just had shitty Chinese street tyres on them at first while it was mainly on-street. The night we painted the cage and roof in black, we took it out for her first Wednesday night drag meet at WSID. a 12.4 was the best I managed (can't remember MPH) and haven't returned for a run since. But we will! Now to the real dramas! This is how the engine bay looked when I picked it up - a real mess! It's an S13 Blacktop out of a Type X 180. The good points of the car when I picked it up were: BM57 skyline brake master cylinder / New clutch and slave cylinders / Exedy clutch / Walbro in-tank fuel pump / Plazmaman Intercooler Kit / 3" turbo-back exhaust / GT28 (disco potato) & manifold / 5-stud conversion with S15 brakes F&R. It was supplied with vague dyno sheets claiming 200rwkw. But I know it would have been closer to 160 Bad points: Stock ECU, 2-stage boost tap (YUK) stay away kiddies. And all stock suspension. First stop was a set of HSD HR coilovers, adjustable caster arms, and whiteline adjustable swaybars. The improvement was DRASTIC! to say the least. And particularly highlighted the need for attention in the rear sub-frame. This was remedied with pineapple bushed first (HUGE IMPROVEMENT) then later swapped for alloy lock knuckles. So having a bit of confidence in the supporting hardware, I decided to run it out at Oran Park on a private practice day to stretch it's legs and see what it felt like on-track (god I miss that track!) This was the result after 8-10 laps... (sorry about the pic quality) Torched #2 piston and the bore like a mofo! Big lean-out coming down the straight... Ouch Out she came We pulled down the motor to inspect the damage. It was all basically confined to #2 bore, but what a job it did! We could only just clean it up with honing to suit 87mm pistons. So this block is on it's last machine after it's first rebuild not to worry, we don't plan on popping her again Aside from the time off the road, the time sourcing and receiving goodies was good fun! Wish I had started ART before this build though :/ haha Motor now includes: Standard crank / CP Pistons / Eagle Rods / ACL race bearings / ARP rod bolts, flywheel bolts, head & main studs / Cometic head gasket / Camtech 260 cams / adjustable cam gears / BC single chromoly valve springs & retainers / GKtech rocker arm stoppers. Nothing over the top at all really.. During the build, I sold the turbo/manifold and purchased a Trust TD06/25G turbo kit off eBay that included a Power FC. Good price, more HP. Why not I thought!! Grabbed it... Decided not to use the Power FC and onsold it. Found out it was rooted, and the hand controller was to suit an FD RX7 :| Paid for the Power FC to be fixed cos that guy was in a hurry, and I felt like a massive C for stuffing him around - Guy I bought it from disappeared.... That pic shows the engine bay complete after the rebuild. With the Trust turbo kit, Greddy copy manifold - match ported, decked, and coated by me. custom fuel rail with Bosch 2000cc injectors, Twin 044 fuel pumps, FPR1200, surge tank, and new lines. Also splitfire coils (later replaced for ART LS1 coil kit - was getting ignition breakdown @ 22psi) Greddy copy sump, 60mm Alloy radiator with shroud and twin thermos, Powerbond underdriven harmonic balancer, Nismo thermostsat, Insight Motorsports Electronic boost controller, and Vipec V44 ECU. We also updated the drivetrain to include: ART SR20 to RB25 gearbox adapter plate, standard RB25 gearbox, and one-piece tailshaft. Tuned at Insight Motorsports (Scott does all our tunes) it made 320rwkw @ 22psi (Eflex E85) Unfortunately had our old machine shop gap the rings, and we didn't check them on installation cos I was in a rush to get it back together, so we battled with the breather system for a while. My first track outing in this guise saw me emptying the catch can all day to try and reduce the mess from all the blow-by it was getting... I tried another alternative in between, but settled on the current design. Which is now resolved by a custom baffled breather tank fabbed in-house. With -12 (OTT) weld on fittings and lines coming from the rocker cover to the tank. And a -10 connecting the rear of the rocker cover direct to the crank case breather. Works a Treat!! The first track day was @ EC and pouring rain. The wet weather grip on the (225 F / 235 R) Toyo Proxes R888's I had then was surprising! We were pulling in evos and wrx's all day in the wet. So were happy with the overall feel and attitude of the car. But dying to get it on a dry circuit!! The next track day @ WP was slightly damp, and extremely cold. And the issues with breather saw me spending more time on that, than on-track. So didn't record my times for that day. I think I was doing 1.10's... Had a nice dice with an R35 GTR - but nearly took him out with the second lesson for the day - Standard Nissan brakes ARE NOT ENOUGH!!! I ran out of brakes at the end of the back straight and had to cut across him at the entry of the corner to avoid a collision :/ not ideal! But he was cool about it, and we didn't come together, so all was good at the and of the day. Although, it was the end of the day cos my rotors were cracked, and pads were powder... But one of the biggest issues I faced on the day, was the power delivery. It screamed up-top, but the turbo was way too laggy for Wakefield park. Even with 4.11 diff gears. So turbo had to go! I sold the Trust turbo to a drift customer who currently runs it in his S14 making 350rwkw @ 25psi. But has also decided he wants more response. They're an antiquated design. Especially when you consider the spool speeds and performance of the Borg Warner EFR series turbochargers! The clear choice for me when choosing a turbo for this car. I was tempted to go larger after feeling the power of 300+. But decided to subdue myself and concentrate on what's most important - Useable power. Not ouright power. So opted for the EFR6758 (largest of the small frame T25 flange turbos) Rated at 500HP. Worried that the claim was optimistic given the turbos compact size, internal wastegate design, etc. We were hesitant, but hopeful. Reports were good at that stage. But I was one of, if not the first in the country to run this turbo. And WHAT A TURBO!!! It made 303rwkw @ 22psi and made full boost is by 3500rpm! (Eflex E85) But more important than numbers on a page, is how it feels and performs. It makes 100kw extra @ 100km/h!! That is a MASSIVE difference in driveability. Scott says it's every bit, if not more responsive than a standard SR turbo. But makes 300 all day! I was over the moon!!! Current engine bay - noteable inclusions: ART LS1 coil kit, Earls oil cooler/thermostat/filter relocator, new BPP fuel rail kit and ASNU 1000cc injectors. Heat management is a non-issue now, and the ASNU injectors are excellent! It purs at idle, they're made to suit alcohol based fuels, they flow more than any of the competition in the same size, and are cheaper. Very happy with our new found relationship with them. With the mid-level actuator we currently run on the EFR it still made 290rwkw with the 1000's. We should see 300 again, and more response when we fit the 'heavy' actuator canister I ran another track day @ WP in the wet with the new turbo setup. AMAZING! Was super responsive, and felt faster at every section of the track. Managed a 1.08, and that's the best I've done to-date. That day ended early with a mis-shift coming down the straight. Slotted into 2nd instead of 4th and dropped the clutch - Big over-rev :/ broke 3 rocker arms - day over... Was a fast and cheap fix though, so not too bad overall. Losing a day at the track was the worst bit! In between times, we had fitted our catalogue of alignment arms (must do) and also forged a relationship with STD Suspension and Big Brakes. After doing alot of research and talking, we decided this brand would compliment our business, and aim of performance and affordability. So we fitted a set of STD R3 coilovers 8/6kg combo, and a big front STD 6pot 330mm brake kit. This works perfectly with the skyline master cylinder, and comes as a complete bolt-on kit with: Calipers, pads, two-piece rotors w/alloy hats, braided brake lines, brackets, bolts, etc. We mated these with R33 rear twin-pot calipers, DBA 4000 series T3 slot rotors, and Intima SR pads. This gives nice balance, and LOADS of consistent and effective braking! Really happy with both kits. The STD's are noticeably more compliant than the HSD's, and with only 12 damping settings, any changes you make are felt, and actually make a difference. As an affordable 'entry-level' package. The performance is awesome!! My next track outing was to Powercruise 2012 (not really my thing, but just for fun - why not) ummm - tore 3rd gear out of my RB25 gear box with a hamfisted shift and clutch drop with the new twin plate fitted (will remain un-named for now, still testing) I thought it was the clutch for a moment... To be fair, I got that gearbox cheap, and it always had issues. So was only a matter of time. Have since replaced it with another standard box without issue more setbacks and missed trackdays though.... Then, all sorted - I book in for a supersprint round at Eastern Creek. The last one before they split the tracks - rained all day.... Gah! I feel cursed at this point, and people start calling the S13 (the drought breaker) Haha! Fair call though... People were starting to cringe when I showed up to the track. If ever it rains my biz partner Mark asks if I've bought the S13 out? LOL prick.. Best time was a 1.29 maybe? Can't remember to be honest. Again, not worth recording.. BUT, felt good. Ran strong all day, no issues. Drove it there, drove it home - as we do to all events. I don't own a trailer! The best part about that meeting, apart from the obvious. Was meeting an iRace competitor Alan Walls and his GTI-R pulsar. He recommended I try out some real racing. And after having a look at my car, insisted it was up to scratch, and should be somewhat competitive given the handicap format. More info: irace.net.au Sounded great! So I jumped on the net and started the search, which led to where I am today. And the following videos: http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=10151158242799005 http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=10151153442189005 A triple victory on debut!!! And our first ever dry track day! iRace Rnd 5 2012 - We won: First in class (jap turbo) First outright in division (muscle class) And I won most promising driver of the event :) We also set the fastest lap in one of the sessions with a 1.11.4 @ Sydney Motorpsorts Park North Circuit. And ran consistent 1.11's / 1.12's most of the day. We're wrapped with the speed! Especially considering we're running an intermediate setup, and have done nothing in the way of setup or testing. We obviously used our knowledge to gauge the best intermediate setup and alignment out of the box. And it seems to have worked pretty well! But there's definitely more time in it. Corner speed, and front end grip being the biggest factors to overcome. We're currently running Hoosier radial slicks 225's Front, and 295's rear (cheap private sale) I don't like this tyre balance, and it tends to push with the wider rear track. I think with better tyre choice the steering and handling will balance more. But budget won't allow a change before the next and last Round on Nov 30th 2012. The only improvements we will make before that round are: Fresh Martini RF700 brake fluid, new (harder) front pads, and a shimmed R200 diff. The one that was in it was getting pretty loose and opening at times. It won't help with pushing, but drive traction is still very important. Some pics from the event - as it stands: Let's hope we continue to get more dry trackdays! And victories Wish me luck If anyone needs any parts, advice, or help. Please shoot me an email, or PM on our FB page: dan@artperformanceparts.com Cheers, Dan
  17. Hi Crew Another one of our fantastic Wakefield days has been planned. Date: November 26th 2012 Venue: Wakefield Park, 10 km south of Goulburn, is a purpose-built closed road track environment which simulates typical driving corners. Price: Retail is $265 per person Forum Special is $250. You need to mention this when booking. THERE IS A BOOKING FORM ON www.trackschool.com.au Track: 2.2km racing circuit. Vehicle: Use your own vehicle, or enquire about trying one of our Type R Vtec Honda Integras, or Suzuki Swift GTI prepped race cars (extra charge applies). Track amenities: Ample car parking, canteen, coffee shop, carports, lock-up pit lane garaging, tower, timing and corporate area. Price includes: *Minimum 6 x 15 minute sessions with very few cars on track *Lunch in raceway cafe/canteen *Experienced race drivers/instructors including John Boston, Ian Dyk, Tim Brook, Dean Evans and David Sieders. (Instructors may vary on the day) *Theory sessions are held throughout the day for those who want it Group organisation: We only allow a maximum of 3 groups of cars for the whole day, with a maximum of 12 cars in each group. Drivers will be divided into groups according to speed and/or experience. Clothing requirements: Please wear closed in shoes, socks, long pants and long sleeve shirt. Bring a helmet (helmet hire is available). Cheers,
  18. Hi Crew Another one of our fantastic Wakefield days has been planned. Date: October 30th 2012 Venue: Wakefield Park, 10 km south of Goulburn, is a purpose-built closed road track environment which simulates typical driving corners. Price: Retail is $265 per person Facebook Special is $250. You need to mention this when booking. THERE IS A BOOKING FORM ON www.trackschool.com.au Track: 2.2km racing circuit. Vehicle: Use your own vehicle, or enquire about trying one of our Type R Vtec Honda Integras, or Suzuki Swift GTI prepped race cars (extra charge applies). Track amenities: Ample car parking, canteen, coffee shop, carports, lock-up pit lane garaging, tower, timing and corporate area. Price includes: *15 minute sessions *Lunch in raceway cafe/canteen *Experienced race drivers/instructors including John Boston, Ian Dyk, Tim Brook, Dean Evans and David Sieders. (Instructors may vary on the day) *Theory sessions are held throughout the day for those who want it Group organisation: We only allow a maximum of 3 groups of cars for the whole day, with a maximum of 12 cars in each group. Drivers will be divided into groups according to speed and/or experience. Clothing requirements: Please wear closed in shoes, socks, long pants and long sleeve shirt. Bring a helmet (helmet hire is available). Cheers,
  19. Please find attached Autosport Time Attack Round 2 2012 Held under CAMS Club Permit No. TBA Please send your 2012 Autosport Time Attack Round 2 Entry Form (with Payment) to: Mitsubishi GSR/EVO Club PO Box 10303 ADELAIDE SA 5000 Or Fax 0882324446 Or entries@gsr-evo-club.net Direct Deposit Payment: Mitsubishi GSR/EVO Club Inc BSB: 085443 Acc#: 549085646 (NAB) CASH PAYMENTS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED Please note: Entry Form + Supp Regs available soon.
  20. **images dissappeared from the first page so i have gone through and uploaded again but there not in order like last time. close but there is a few that are in random spots. well thought it was about time i put my car up again and made another members ride.i hate writing so i will let the pictures do the talking... my s15.. repairing and stripping making my cage
  21. Hey Guys/Girls, Some of you might know I've been planning an engine build for my car for awhile now. I've been the proud owner of my 95 blacktop 180SX for over 7 years. During this time the car itself, my technical knowledge and my driving skill have come a long way from where they first started. From total noob to having a reasonable idea of whats going on in most areas of the car. A lot of this knowledge I have due to good advice, experience and friendships formed initially though NSCC and some through NS. This is something that has added heavily to the enjoyment I've had from owning my car. Inspired and by both of the Sutton brothers cars and NFI ongoing builds I'm aiming to step the 180 up to the next level over the next period its off the road. Turning it into my vision of what an RPS13 should be. This is something that I've been planning for over 4 years now and in the build for almost 2 cant wait to get finished. I booked in 2 weeks annual leave at the beginning of august 2011 a) to be a world time attack scorch racing groupie to help NFI with his WTAC campaign and c) to get the car stripped back to a shell and the build kicked off to a flying start! =) The end goal is to have a sub 1100kg car making an easy 300rwkw(+) with reasonable response good suspension setup and basic aero package. Still maintaining street registration and have the car fully engineered but also be able to put down some serious times at the track. I'm planning on doing a brief recap of where the car has come from when I first got it as I've taken well over 4000 photos of all the different mods done from the first weekend I got the car until now. Then updating reasonably regularly. More updates coming! Cheers, Martin. Some pictures of the build so far.
  22. Hi Crew Saturday Trackschool has arrived This day is already over 50% full, so don't think about it for too long. Date: Saturday March 31st 2012 Venue: Wakefield Park, 10 km south of Goulburn, is a purpose-built closed road track environment which simulates typical driving corners. Price: Retail is $285 per person Facebook Special is $265. You need to mention this when booking. THERE IS A BOOKING FORM ON www.trackschool.com.au Track: 2.2km racing circuit. Vehicle: Use your own vehicle or enquire about trying one of our Type R Vtec Honda Integras with full roll cage, race seats, harnesses, coil over suspension, GTR brakes and R compound tyres (extra charge applies). Track amenities: Ample car parking, canteen, coffee shop, carports, lock-up pit lane garaging, tower, timing and corporate area. Price includes: *15 minute sessions *Lunch in raceway cafe/canteen *Experienced race drivers/instructors including John Boston, Ian Dyk, Dean Evans and David Sieders. (Instructors may vary on the day) *Theory sessions are held throughout the day for those who want it Group organisation: We only allow a maximum of 4 groups of cars for the whole day, with a maximum of 12 cars in each group. Drivers will be divided into groups according to speed and/or experience. Clothing requirements: Please wear closed in shoes, socks, long pants and long sleeve shirt. Bring a helmet (helmet hire is available). Cheers,
  23. WOOPS i'v left this thread to die sorry folks, follow me on FB to follow the latest news: https://www.facebook.com/Calw36 Thanks for checking out the Option1Garage / Signature Performance Outlaws class Sil80 Racecar buildup / history thread. 2012 QRDC Sports and Sedans Outright Champion Thanks so much to everyone that has helped me throughout the year - massive appreciation for the whole weekends given by my awesome pitcrew Pete, Nick and Dad. Support from Paul and the boys at Option 1 Garage / Full Lock Motorsport has been a massive help this year making problems that would have been a big deal previously seem like a piece of cake to resolve, and linking me up with Mca Suspension, gktech.com.au and Koya Wheels throughout the year has helped improve the car to be ultra fast and ultra reliable, just a dream to drive. Also Marty and Mich from STZ for the brilliant lightweight cage Definitely pumped for more intense, clean, close racing with the Outlaws Sports & Sedans Racing Queensland in 2013 Click here for most recent news + Outlaws Sports and Sedans on Facebook ^pic thanks to Fifotos Motorsport Photography New Lakeside Silvia Lap Record - 54.65 - June 2014 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_NkOx29323M http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zguMfAqltFA www.driverdb.com/drivers/callum-whatmore Current best laps: Lakeside: 55.66 on Hankook Z214 275 QLD Raceway Clubman: 59.50 on Hoosier R6 275 QLD Raceway National: 1:18.71 on Hankook Z214 275 Morgan Park K: 1:23.9 on Hankook Z214 275 Norwell: 61.80 on FZ201 255 no aero Thought id finally do a writeup on my moneypit of satisfaction - Nov 2006 Looking like this when i first bought it. First proper car after driving the bongo van (liteace) around for 3 years after getting my license. FEEL THE ADRENALIN Son after added racing logic coilovers... car looked good like this :] Went to some dyno day and it put out 160kw apparently (unsure of how accurate the dyno was) at 12psi - June 2007 QR sprint - First trackday experience, going 67.53 in pretty much standard form on street rubber. - Nov 2007 QR sprint - Improved to 66.07 after adding fmic and exhaust, on street rubber. Quickest lap set with exhaust gasket gone, it farted hot exhaust and melted my loom and i was lucky to be able to drive home. improv heat shield. F'ed around for all of 2008. had a crack at drifting, which i sucked at, and did some boring drag. best of 13.9sec quarter added big brakes up front. smacked a gutter being stoopid which led me to get some new wheels. - Jan/Feb 2009 Finally got back to the track in 09, couldnt match my pb in 2 attempts hmm. I guess it was summer, hot. + QR had rivers across the dippers on one of the days. rage. - June 2009 put some KU36 tyres on the car and then found out about lakeside. what a track! i was hooked. best of 65.43 on my first day there, june 09. LS - improved to 63.89 on my next outing. - July 2009 Decided to spend some money on trying to make some power, Got a cheap t28 (thanks Matt B!), s15 injectors and a nistune. Tuned by EFI performance yatala to make 174kw. improved to 63.00 but was hitting the speed limiter by the kink. EFI kindly removed the limiter when i took it back to them - Sep/Oct 2009 LS - Improved to a 62.42 without the limiter LS - Then 62.22 after removing a bit of weight, eg rear seats. QR sprint - 61.57 - Feb 2010 Car was overheating quite badly after 2 or 3 laps getting up it. added oil cooler, air panel, bigger radiator, problem persisted... Frustrating to have to back off and let it cool in the middle of a session. Noticed Harry's sil80 owning it up, being the only sil to get under the magic minute at lakeside so the opportunity came up with michael from here on NS to swap front ends. tore into it one saturday and did the swap. - March 2010 got a pair of springs from dennis at racing logic - legend which softened the car from 9/7 to 7/5 kg. bolt in half cage installed. LS - new PB of 62.14 - May 2010 KU36's finally shagged after 10 trackdays and 14,000 kays. Excellent value for money. Got some federal RSR's to replace them. LS - improved to 61.11 thanks to the softer rubber. - June 2010 car has always had a major achilles heal of the sloppy viscous diff, causing the inside wheel to spin up and cost a lot of time. Diffs were very expensive, so i was lucky to find a bargain on boostcruising for a 1.5way r180 with a 4.3 ratio (vs 4.11 of the original) Also installed a surge tank which solved the long time drama of having to run with at least half a tank of fuel to prevent starvation. have since added alfoil wrapping to the lines to try and reduce the fuel smell stinking me out. QR sprint - 59.67 - July 2010 Got a bit excited after seeing pics of THIS car. A mate had a rear wing lying around under his house, so i grabbed it off him. Then went to bunnings and bought some plywood and other gear. fabbed up the front splitter + air dam and drilled holes in the rear hatch for the wing. LS - 59.91 finally cracked the minute. feels a bit like cheating with the aero bits. huge difference in high speed grip. - Aug 2010 Front tyres getting chewed due to inadequete camber. installed R33 front LCA's which have helped. Also got the chance to test some real tyres thanks to Alan at Federal / Z car workshop. FZ201 medium compound and mega wide. LS - 58.64 first session - Sept 2010 LS - 58.39 jap nationals one lap shootout - Oct 2010 found front shocks to be rooted, replacements from dennis at racing logic fitted. cheers ! Lakeside - 17/10 - 58.61 zed fest. just consistent 58's built a box for the fuel system to try and make it a bit safer in an accident. QR - 30/10 - 57.68 new PB Nov 2010 - Morgan Park - 1:27.39 - class winner improved production over 3L the office Dec 2010 - Lakeside. Trackattack 2010 2nd overall, Winner forced induction class. New PB of 58.34 bit of GTR chasing action http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wtWHgLbNDA4 2009/10 trophies time to go racing in 2011 :] 1994 Nissan 180X RPS13 Engine=SR20DET POWER=206rwkw @ 17PSI TURBO= Garret 2680RS with chipped compressor wheel. got it cheap :] AIRFLOW METER=BOSCH Z32 SUMP= justjap Large Capacity OIL= Penrite 10w40 or similar RADIATOR=big alloy one thanks to STZ INJECTORS=740cc FUEL PUMP=walbro's &--#62; bosch 044 BOOST CONTROLLER=mbc ENGINE MANAGEMENT=nistune INTERCOOLER=big one now cheers jarred EXHAUST SYSTEM=3inch with cat DRIVECHAIN lol chain CLUTCH= Direct Clutch hi torque organic GEARBOX= Standard 5 speed manual DIFFERENTIAL=r180 1.5way 4.3 SUSPENSION/HANDLING/STEERING COILOVERS=Racing Logic - ultra - 7/5kg SWAYBARS=Whiteline 27mm Adjustable Front Swaybar, Whiteline 20mm Adjustable Rear Swaybar SUSPENSION ARMS=r33 front lcas, GKTech Caster, Toe, Camber Brakes CALIPERS=r33 all round PADS=Ferodo ds2500 &--#62; Hawk DTC 60 FLUID=Castrol super dot 4 &--#62; penrite sin BM57 master cyl + braided lines Wheels/Tyre street= a-tech 17x8,9 track= koya 17x9,10 245/275 slicks Interior STEERING WHEEL= omp copy suede SEATING=Bride copy fixed back, 6pt harness GAUGES=ecutalk display, oil temp, knock warning no bov, standard airbox, still has aircon and radio comes out :] weighs 1190kg with half a tank of fuel and no driver INSPIRATIONS: Harry being the first ever silvia in the 59's at lakeside back in '09 - we all thought he was nuts after seeing this vid - the whole 'treat lakeside with respect', '9-tenths maximum' mantra that everyone spouted went out the window, heres Harry hanging it out at bridge + the last corner... very intimidating bits of track.. without raising a sweat. Another lesson learned, the importance of learning car control without aero influence. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AxNw2Z6u7sI + build thread 240sxTTC's aero bits Sasha is really the mac daddy pioneer of silvia racing... winning the mixed canadian touring car series back in 2007.. bowdown: Massive 53 page build thread Paul's record-holding S14 - untouched record around Lakeside (until myself and Sam finally pipped it 3 years later)
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