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. Nissan 180sx Sil80 full specification Make & model: Nissan 180sx Sil80 conversion Model year: 1993 Engine: RB25Det Neo Turbo: Hybrid M-Spec Turbo with Billet Turbine Engine Spec RB25DET NEO VVT from Stagea Owens Developments Hybrid M-Spec Turbo with Billet Turbine 280HP @ 0.5bar at hubs on stock turbo ARP Studs MHG Oil Restrictors Fitted Fully Refurbished Top End Spool Imports Head Drain Kit GReddy Intake Manifold with OEM Throttle Body OEM Neo Top Feed Injectors in Billet Rail Nistune Type 4 ECU Blitz ISBC-R Boost Controller Fuel Performance FPR Syko RB Mount Kit Custom 3” Exhaust System HKS Oil Cooler GReddy Intercooler Wiring Specialities Pro Loom Relocated Fuse Box, Power Steering Pot, Coolant Reservoir and Screen Wash Tank Mishimoto Radiator with Twin Electric Push Fans on Revotec Thermostatic Control Chassis, Transmission and Handling Parts Shop Max Pro Coilovers … [Read More]
Tough as nails Nissan 180sx Sil80 conversion
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! Nissan 180sx Sil80 full specification Make & model: Nissan 180sx Sil80 conversion Model year: 1994 Engine: Sr20det Redtop Turbo: HKS GT-SS Drivetrain – 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 Suspension – APEX Performance ‘comfy’ coilovers – Front tower brace – Rear tower brace – Adjustable toe, camber and all arms – OEM LSD Bodywork – Complete Silvia PS13 front end conversion – URAS front bumper – Vertex side skirts – Vertex rear bumper – URAS style bonnet vent – Overfenders – Fiberglass tailgate with lexan window
A smart silver Nissan 180sx Sil80 conversion
I would like to share with you David Ortega Olesen’s beautifully built Nissan 180sx Sil80 conversion. David hails from Denmark and put this car together himself. David is a serious s13 chassis fan with a history of over ten previous s13’s he also currently has a dedicated 180sx drift car that I would love to share with you. This Sil80 is David’s street legal car and so the focus of the build was on daily usability and engine response – no crazy turbos or engine swaps. Power is upped circa 30bhp over standard while aero upgrades update the look of the car, wheels and suspension tighten up the handling. Nissan 180sx Sil80 full specification Make & model: Nissan 180sx Sil80 conversion Model year: 1993 Engine: Sr20det Redtop Turbo: T25 Drivetrain – Sr20det redtop – Blitz Intercooler kit – Greddy Hardpipe intercooler pipes – D1 spec Radiator cap – Driftworks Oil cap – 255 L/H fuelpump – HKS Fuelcut defender – HKS Airfilterkit – 2.5″ decat pipe – 2.5″ front pipe – 3″ Hyper Medallion catback exhaust Power rated at circa 230bhp @ 0.5 bar Wheels & tyres – Wheels Tenzo DC-5 painted Black in 17″ – Tyres Continental Sport Contact 5i 205/40/17 Suspension – Ride height lowered aprox 55 mm – Cusco adjustable front top Bearing mounts – Uras justerbar tension rods – RS-R strutbrace front – APEX strutbrace rear – LSD Bodywork – Complete Silvia PS13 front end conversion – URAS Monkey Magic bodykit – HID “Crystal” rear lights – Carbon wing on custom mounts – SPARCO / SABELT 4 point seatbelt – SPARCO Sprint Seat – MOMO race steeringwheel – Snap on key – Drift button handbrake – Battery mounted in car Thank you David for sharing your Sil80 with us! If you like this car or want to ask David anything about the build please feel free to drop a comment below!
How to import JDM 180sx / PS13 / Sil80 cars
Have you ever wondered how to import a clean or original JDM car from Japan? Do you dream of sitting behind the wheel of an unspoiled Nissan 180sx? Nissan PS13 or Nissan Sil80? Do you want the kudos of showing up at your next meet in a car that has never been seen in your country before? If you answer ‘yes’ to any of the above then read on to see exactly how you can import your own JDM car with all the steps and costs broken down along the way. This is a guide for importing a Nissan JDM 180sx, PS13 or Sil80 directly from Japan. The guide was written by Samoht, thanks for sharing. I recently imported a 1994 180SX from auction in Japan. When I began the process, I couldn’t find anywhere with a comprehensive overall guide, explaining the whole process from start to end. Now I’ve got the car on the road, I thought I’d write one, to give an idea what is involved, and hopefully help anyone doing it to avoid unnecessary delays and frustration. Looking for your first JDM car to import? Drifted’s 11 Best JDM Cars Of The Nineties article should point you in the right direction. Getting started in drifting? Try their 9 Best Drift Cars For Beginners article. Parties involved * Auction house: Produces report sheets and grades vehicles. * Exporter in Japan: Publishes report sheets on web. Provides customers with estimated guide prices, and assists with explanation of auction report sheets. Accepts bids from customers, inspects vehicles at auction, and if in satisfactory condition, bids up to the customer’s maximum bid. where successful, purchases car and arranges for it to be shipped to the UK. * Customs agent: Pays customs charges and bills customer. Arranges clearance from port. Advises customer on when and where to collect their car * Shipping company: Transports car from port in Japan to port in UK. Collects shipping cost from customer (as bankers draft) when they collect their car from the UK port. * HMRC (Customs): Charges just under 30% of shipped cost of the car as import tax and VAT. Issues form 386 to customer to show that tax has been paid. * Garage: Tests car and produces MOT pass certificate * DVLA: Provides registration application form V55. On receipt of all required documents showing car has been legally imported from Japan, taxes paid, and MOT’d, issues registration certificate. Charges £50 plus the cost of first year road tax (£180) for this. Timeline 01-Oct Send deposit 05-Oct Deposit received, start browsing 11-Oct Place first bid at mid-point of estimated range. Does not reach reserve. 15-Oct Place two more bids, one at top of estimated range. 16-Oct One car was rusty, so the agent did not bid. The other car was won, at £100 above my bid. 16-Oct Send balance of payment 11-Nov Car leaves Japan on ship, bound for Southampton 26-Dec Ship arrives in Southampton. Port is closed for Christmas. 27-Dec Ring around and … [Read More]