Month: July 2016
This is a car I have been waiting for years to finally share with you; say hello to Jamie Gardner’s stunning Nissan Sil80 s13.
I have known Jamie for over eight years as he was one of the original members of the 180sx Club (back when we were a UK only club). He hails from Scotland, UK and he has been painstakingly tweaking and improving his Nissan Sil80 over those years into the Nissan s13 masterclass that you see before you.
Jamie has improved every aspect of the already venerable Nissan s13 chassis including suspension components, rims, aero, paint, interior and engine have all seen total overhauls. Scroll down to read the monster spec list to really appreciate just how much effort (and cash!) he has put into building his dream Sil80.
The original SR20DET has been replaced with the RB25DET from a Nissan Stagea, the original engine made decent power but with increased displacement and additional cylinders the RB25DET should yield faster turbo response times and potential for some serious boost. The engine bay has been tidied and the front arches professionally tubbed for insane wheel clearance.
The car wears Supermade Instant Gentlemen sideskirts and rear bumper, while the front bumper is a Rocket Bunny 6666 Customs item. The arches are Koguchi wide bodys. The footwork on the car are brand new, custom fitment SSR Professor SP1 in super buff finish. They are absolutely stunning and definitely my favourite s13 rims! Exact specifications are in the list below but the rears are a massive 12″ in width.
This is a beautiful car but it is no show pony, Jamie has taken this car on track and even drifted it – he must be crazy! But kudos to the massive balls required to throw around such a great car.
Jamie’s Sil80 proudly wearing the new 180sx Club sticker.
Jamie’s Sil80 has really pushed the s13 scene in the UK forward in a time where enthusiasts are moving onto younger cars and I find that really inspiring. Jamie’s hard work and dedication show that there is plenty of life left in the Nissan s13 chassis. Thanks for sharing your car with us Jamie.
Make & model: Nissan 180sx Sil80 conversion
Model year: 1993
Engine: RB25Det Neo
Turbo: Hybrid M-Spec Turbo with Billet Turbine
Chassis, Transmission and Handling
The eagle eyed among you may have spotted that we have had some new Enjuku Racing banners popping up around the site and I thought it a good idea to let you know why this is. Enjuku Racing has entered into a partnership with the 180sx Club so that for every visitor who clicks through to the Enjuku Racing website from the 180sx Club and buys some cool products we will get a small kick back.
If this takes off it will help us grow the 180sx Club website and our community so if you are in the market for some genuine or aftermarket parts for your Nissan 200sx, Nissan 240sx, Nissan 180sx or Nissan Silvia please do click on one of our banners and go have a nosey!
Thanks for your attention.
Here at the 180sx Club we love the Nissan s-chassis – we are especially partial to S13’s.. We do not discriminate with our enthusiasm for this platform; we love fully built 500bhp plus tarmac shredding monsters and we love more basic cars such as Frederik Fuhrhop’s Graphite Grey EDM 200sx.
Frederik’s car is an early nineties Nissan 200sx manual which came fitted with the tunable CA18DET engine. The European Domestic Market version of the car comes equipped from the factory with a T25 turbocharger, wing mounted intercooler and limited slip differential. Power from factory should be around the 180bhp (flywheel) mark.
This example has been modified for reliability and to increase driving pleasure. The car is fitted with a large front mounted intercooler to cool the intake charge, aftermarket intake, 2.5″ exhaust system, heat wrapped tubular manifold and a boost controller.
The car features aftermarket shocks and springs and it has been fitted with a ‘Sleepy eye’ kit to give those gorgeous popups a fresh look. Moving inside the car Frederik has kept things simple with a suede, dished OMP steering wheel, aftermarket wheel boss and an upgraded stereo.
The car has recently been fitted with a set of larger aftermarket wheels.
Frederik has put in the spanner time for every job on this car that has needed doing since he has owned it – now if you have ever owned an older car, especially a well used Nissan s13 then you should appreciate the amount of ongoing effort and cost that running a car like this every day can incur. Frederik is a true enthusiast and we salute his enthusiasm to stick with and to enjoy his Nissan 200sx.
Thanks for sharing your car with us Frederik!