Ultimate S13 Rocket Bunny Guide
Rocket Bunny is one of the most desirable kits for the S13, we dive into the history of the Pandem line to find out if this is the right aero for your S13. What is a Rocket Bunny? Rocket Bunny is a line of aggressively styled aero products for popular JDM car platforms. These aero kits can be compromised of front fenders, rear fenders, sideskirts, ducktail spoiler, fender flares, overfenders, diffusers and canards. The man behind Rocket Bunny / Pandem aero line is Japanese entrepreneur Kei Miura. Rocket Bunny aero products – the brand name is aggressive and grabs your attention and once you take a look at their unique aero kits you will see that they have some extreme ideas to match, they are not just a slick brand name. The flares and spoilers that Rocket Bunny has to offer don’t seem to be targeted at just anybody who loves to go out to the local drift area and cut loose, probably not what you would be bolting on to that missile (drift car set for abuse or learning in that will probably get torn up). These are for someone who wants to turn heads, to grab attention in the pit area and a whole lot of air on the track, while allowing a nice bit of room for your wheels to dance from lock to lock as you slide through a corner. Just have a look at the image below of an S13 with a Rocket Bunny aero kit, it’s sure to pull admiring looks from people on the street, people who aren’t interested in drift or Japanese cars, will probably assume that you are the local drift king or some sort of racer. There is no doubt that these will take some work to fit with overfenders having to be cut in, it will not be as simple as opening the box and screwing these into existing body panels but, again, as you can see below the results can be, enough to turn even the toughest into a little anime girl jumping for excitement. How much does a rocket bunny kit cost? These kits are cool there is no doubt about that, but let’s talk about cost, will you be the coolest looking car that never leaves the workshop because you spent all your gas money on shiny new body panels. S13 240sx Rocket Bunny aero kit Looking at Enjuku Racing’s product lineup, a complete full aero kit for your S13 240sx will set you back $1,260. That includes a front bumper, rear bumper and side skirts. S13 Hatch / 180sx Rocket Bunny aero kit The Rocket Bunny aero kit for the S13 hatch or 180sx that contains front and rear bumpers and sideskirts will set you back $1,260. Rocket Bunny S13 front and rear flares If you are after those iconic Rocket Bunny overfenders (or fender flares) for your S13 you will need to fork out $799. Rocket Bunny S13 hatch trunk spoiler The classic Rocket Bunny … [Read More]
Ultimate S13 Exhaust Guide
Looking for an S13 exhaust? We list all the popular S13 exhaust systems available today in the ultimate guide to choosing your new S13 exhaust. S13 exhaust systems A’PEXi N1 TOMEI Expreme Ti Buddy Club Spec 2 HKS Hi-Power A’PEXi N1 Dual A’PEXi Noir ISR Performance GT ISR Performance Twin Japspeed GT In a hurry? Here is our S13 exhaust summary Once you have hooked up your S13 with a new exhaust why not replace that tired suspension with a brand new set of S13 coilovers? Drifted has a great guide on which S13 coilovers would be the best fit for your driving needs. Update: 19-11-2018 Updated prices and added quick summary table. Update: 13-06-2017 Added the popular Japspeed Cat Back Type 2 S13 Exhaust system to the guide. Update: 18-07-2016 Added internal pipe diameter information for each exhaust system. This is important to know if you want to choose an exhaust system suitable for a high power build. Which S13 exhaust system is right for me? This exhaust guide gives product information, pricing, photos and video clips for each featured exhaust system. We also give links for where to purchase each exhaust system from our Affiliate partner, Enjuku Racing. Note: All of these links are pointed to our affiliate partner Enjuku Racing who are based in the United States. Asia and European purchasing links to follow. APEXi N1 S13 Exhaust System (Nissan 180sx / 200sx / 240sx S13) Price: $594.14 Internal pipe diameter: 80mm Fitment: Nissan 180sx, Nissan 200sx, Nissan 240sx My comment: The APEXi N1 exhaust system is a classic, single can, tuner tip, free flowing race system from a well respected Japanese tuner; APEXi. You will probably know APEXi from their high profile competition cars. Good all round system. Manufacturer description: “The N1 series muffler has become a staple of the import tuning industry. The N1 was the first of its kind to incorporate the classic angled muffler design that has became so familiar with todays street cars. Born from our involvement in the grueling N1 endurance series, the N1 exhaust system pairs a straight through design racing muffler with free flowing, mandrel bent piping (60.5mm N/A, 80mm for turbo applications). The combination has resulted in dyno proven horsepower and countless satisfied customers world wide. Designed with track use in mind, durability is of utmost importance. The polished SUS 304 stainless steel canister features robotic TIG welding for an immaculate finish and years of reliable performance. The mild steel piping is treated with our special high temperature titanium particle coating. The N1 is truly THE benchmark in which others strive to duplicate.” Video: Purchase link: Buy APEXi N1 S13 Exhaust System (Nissan S13) TOMEI Expreme Ti Titanium Cat-back S13 Exhaust (Nissan 180sx / 200sx / 240sx S13) Price: $990 Internal pipe diameter: 80mm Fitment: Nissan 180sx, Nissan 200sx, Nissan 240sx My comment: If you want the best then you had better consider the TOMEI Expreme Ti; this exhaust system is an absolute work of art. Beautiful welds … [Read More]
Feature your car!
I love seeing cool photos and reading detailed info about s13 and 180sx builds from all over the world. We have already featured cars from the UK, Europe and Australia. We have plenty more s13 goodness on the way from even farther afield so stay tuned. Did you know that there is a strong s13 community in Lima, South America?? Now this is where you come in; you can make my job just that little bit easier by submitting your own s13 build directly to me. I am looking for everything from a lightly tuned sx to full race prepared cars. If it’s an s13 and you love it, I want to see it. For the pleasure you will receive a pair of crisp 180sx Club stickers absolutely free! You can send me over some details and pics of you car to: [email protected] We are here to serve you so if you have any suggestions for how to improve this website or what you wanna see please let me know in the comments below! If you don’t often follow the blog you can always keep up on our Facebook page and our Twitter account, links in the footer below. Thank you for reading the blog, I appreciate you. Joe
5 Nissan Aftermarket Add-ons to Boost Your Car’s Performance
Nissan is well-known for building fantastic base models for high-performance tuning. Auto enthusiasts love their 240SX series, 240Z to 370Z series, and economic Sentra series because of their modification potential. These cars are smaller, more lightweight, and a blast to drive. With all these great features, they’re also affordable. This makes them more accessible to drivers looking to modify their cars for fun. So what aftermarket add-ons do you buy once you get your hands on one of these cars? Here are some of the performance upgrades that will provide you the best results for your money. 1. Exhaust Stock exhaust kits tend to minimize vibration and noise at the expense of greater engine power. If you upgrade your exhaust system, you benefit from a higher exhaust flow, which allows exhaust to escape the engine at a greater rate. This frees the engine to combust gasoline more efficiently. An aftermarket exhaust modification provides more horsepower and engine performance for a reasonable price. 2. Intake Intake is another useful category to implement performance upgrades with. The greater flow you have of clean, cold air, the better your engine will perform. This is because an optimal mixture of cool dense air and fuel is essential for efficient combustion. An upgraded air intake system increases your car’s fuel economy and engine power. 3. Brakes Performance doesn’t just consist of high speed and acceleration. You should be able to brake on a dime for those tricky turns. Plus it does help to have a high powered braking system in case things go wrong, or you have to stop suddenly for something. Upgraded brake pads, discs, and brake lines all come highly recommended. 4. Suspension Driving and turning at high speeds is great when you’re drifting. However, it’s a good idea to have a solid suspension system that can absorb the full weight of your car as it’s thrown around. A good suspension contributes to handling performance and safety, as your car is less likely to roll on extreme corners. Aftermarket suspension arms, bushings, sway bars, and strut bars are worth looking into. If you have a decent-sized budget, many car enthusiasts recommend coilovers. 5. Turbochargers and Superchargers Turbochargers and superchargers are widely used in racing and drifting that require higher speeds. These performance modifications give a significant boost to engine power and efficiency by forcing more air into the combustion chamber. Turbochargers and superchargers tend to be a bit more expensive, but are well worth the upgrade. If you shop for these 5 aftermarket add-ons, you are already well on your way if you want to build a high-performance tuner out of your favorite Nissan. Aftermarket parts experts at Enjuku Racing recommend putting high-performance parts in your Nissan, even if it is an older model that you are working on for fun. Good aftermarket parts will last you the lifetime of the vehicle and provide unbelievable performance. Your Nissan deserves nothing less. Author Bio: Mike Redfield is an experienced automotive enthusiast who loves to … [Read More]
Carl’s Nissan 200sx S13 daily driver
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. Make & model: Nissan 200sx Model year: 1989 Engine: CA18DET Turbo: T3 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
Nissan S13 Chassis Codes Explained
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!