How To Import A JDM Car
Our guide takes you, in step-by-step detail, on exactly how to import your dream car from Japan, and do it the right way.
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 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 trunk…
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…
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!