Month: June 2016
Welcome to Carl Mossy’s highly modified Nissan 200sx S13 daily driver. Carl has owned and enjoyed this car as his daily driver for the last three years. He has taken this 200sx s13 to numerous track days, including Bedford Autodrome and Brands Hatch. All this mileage clearly illustrates what a reliable and versatile engine the Nissan CA18DET is. Many 200sx s13 owners swap their CA18DET’s for the SR20DET from the Nissan Silvia and Nissan 180sx however Carl’s car shows is not the only path.
Carl’s 200sx has many modifications to improve looks, performance and reliability. Starting from the outside the car wears Chargespeed rear bumper, Chargespeed side skirts and pre-facelift 200sx front bumper. The car is lowered on fixed shocks and springs and it wears Ultralight 18″ wheels all round.
Looking under the hood you will see a fully rebuilt CA18DET running a bottom mounted T3 turbo on a tubular manifold. The car is also fitted with an uprated clutch, front mounted intercooler, 3″ performance exhaust and aftermarket intake. An electronic boost controller keeps everything in check.
Performance has been measured at 310 bhp at the flywheel on a Dyno Dynamics dyno. Behind the wheel the car has surprisingly little turbo lag from the big T3 and is happy to rev all the way to the limiter at 7300 rpm.
Carl has lots in store for this 200sx including paintwork and if the CA18DET does finally let go potentially a V8 engine swap.
Thank you for sharing your car with the 180sx Club Carl – your brand new 180sx Club stickers are on their way to you!
Track photo credit: Open Track
I would like to introduce you to Alex Bhugon’s beautiful red Nissan 180sx kouki.
Alex has built this car up entirely by himself from the silver version in the picture above into the stunning red kouki conversion you see before you. The only help Alex has taken in building his dream 180sx is from a bodyshop to apply the gorgeous red coachwork.
Subtle upgrades all around help modernize the car including period correct wheels, coilover suspension, adjustable arms and full kouki aero parts.
Thank you for sharing your car with us Alex! You have a pair of brand new 180sx Club stickers winging their way to you 🙂
Ten lucky winners from our 180sx Club survey have been decided.
If you participated in our survey over the last few weeks then please check your email account (including your junk/spam folder) for an email from this address:
The email contains instructions on how to claim your pair of brand new 180sx Club stickers.
S13? RS13? KRMS13? What does all this mean and why do all the cars look the same if they have different codes?! Take a peak at the info below and all will become clear..
The different model codes designate body style, engine and options.
E-S13 = 1988-1990 Silvia w/ CA18DE
S13 = 1988-90 Silvia w/ CA18DET
RS13 = 1990-91 180SX w/ CA18DET
PS13 = 1991-93 Silvia w/ SR20DET
RPS13 = 1991-98 180SX w/ SR20DET
KPS13 = 1991-93 Silvia w/ SR20DET & Super HICAS
KRPS13 = 1991-98 180SX w/ SR20DET & Super HICAS
HS13 = 1989-90 240SX Coupe w/ KA24E
RHS13 = 1989-90 240SX FB w/ KA24E
MS13 = 1991-93 240SX Coupe w/ KA24DE
RMS13 = 1991-93 240SX FB w/ KA24DE
KMS13 = 1991-93 240SX Coupe w/ KA24DE & Super HICAS (Canadian Only)
KRMS13 = 1991-93 240SX FB w/ KA24DE & Super HICAS
These Codes only Apply to S13 Models:
No Letter for Coupe
R = Fastback
No Letter for CA18DET
P = SR20DET
H = KA24E
M = KA24DE
K = Super HICAS
Thanks to the 240sx Forums for the tip!
HKS Japan have put together an informative tuning guide for beginners who are interested in getting a little more from their Nissan s13 chassis. If you have a Nissan 180sx, Nissan 240sx, Nissan Silvia, Nissan 200sx or any other s13 chassis and you have an interest in tuning head on over to their website at the link below.
It is worth a click just to see the hilarious anime style tuning part characters! Exhaust man is my favourtire 😉
If you want a more in-depth guide to SR20det tuning check out Drifted’s great article on the subject.
Welcome to Jon’s 1994 model year Nissan 180sx Sil80 conversion.
Jon’s Sil80 has been prepared by himself to be a formidable track car. Lightweight fiberglass panels replace most of the heavy standard panels. Lexan rear window glass replacement helps reduce weight from high on the chassis.
The drivetrain is powered by a fully rebuilt Sr20det redtop mated to a HKS GT-SS turbo upgrade package with supporting mods including intercooler, injectors and BLITZ Nur Spec R. The turbo is running just over 1bar and is making around 350bhp at the flywheel.
The underside of the car has been refurbished with new coilover suspension from Apex Performance and adjustable arms all round.
The car wears a mixture of URAS and Vertex aero, with a complete Silvia PS13 front end conversion.
The wheels and tyres on the car are 18″ 9.5j Rota GTR wheels wearing TOYO rubber.
The interior is fully stripped and race harnesses have been fitted to hold the driver in place during hard cornering.
Jon still has lots in store for the car including a new paintjob in the future, we will keep our eyes on this tough looking racecar and hopefully bring you some updates in the future!
– Sr20det redtop
– Blitz Intercooler kit
– 255 L/H fuelpump
– Nistune ECU
– Blitz Air Filter
– 3″ decat pipe
– 3″ split front pipe
– 3″ Blitz Nur Spec R
Power rated at circa 350bhp @ 1.2 bar
Wheels & tyres
– 5 Stud hub conversion
– Wheels Rota GTR 18″ 9.5j et: +12
– Tyres TOYO 215/45/18
– APEX Performance ‘comfy’ coilovers
– Front tower brace
– Rear tower brace
– Adjustable toe, camber and all arms
– OEM LSD
– Complete Silvia PS13 front end conversion
– URAS front bumper
– Vertex side skirts
– Vertex rear bumper
– URAS style bonnet vent
– Fiberglass tailgate with lexan window