1990 Nissan Silvia Owned by : rexhunta
1990 Nissan “E-KS13” Silvia Q’s painted in Bluish Silver 2 tone. Started life in Japan as a Non-turbo, Automatic CA18DE. Oh the joys that would have been. When it got here to Australia, the original owner had the engine and gearbox changed to a CA18DET with a 5 speed manual transmission. That is how is picked up the car. Since then, I’ve swapped everything, including rear subframes, and now it’s a great street car, with a passion for the track.
This car is my everyday driver, yes i loath coilovers for the rest of my life now, but the car is just so fun to drive, and i wouldn’t ever have anything else but it.
As usual, it is not finished, have just ordered a Vertex bodykit, which when all painted and fitted, you’ll get first pictures of. Reason why i have done everything else first, is that i believe that getting somewhere safely, is better then getting there in style.
When i started building this car, i didn’t go all out hp first, i took the time to think over what mods will be necessary to make the car handle, and brake.. So first stop was the Series 2 Calipers and Rotors ( which are larger then the series 1). I then started working on the suspension, as I’d rather handle then go fast.. Everything trickled in so fast with these mods, it was unbelievable, by the 2nd day of owning the car i had the strut braces and the coilovers on order.. After Suspension i started on some light hp work..
I first went off to the dyno and had a look at what condition everything was in.. fair to say, it sucked. The original owner didn’t even think about changing the fuel pump from the NA to Turbo !! it made 147rwhp, and that was coughing it guts up and jerking.. So in went GTR Injectors and Walbro fuel pump to sort all that out,and an original SAFC to calm some of the fuel crisis..
Safe to say, i made my 171rwhp on a very safe tune, still running under 12.5 air/fuel mixtures !! so if it was leaned out, and set up with a proper boost controller, the car would easily pop 190-200.. which one day will be a goal.
Thank you guys for a great site, i have learnt so much off it, i generally sit in the 240sx/Silvia section, but occasionally come out into General.. NeedCAforS13, The Mad Scientist and Dee are all great mods, and always help so much.. great guys.
Thanks heaps !
1990 E-KS13 Nissan Silvia Q’s
Plate : KS 13 WA
CA18DET ( 1.8 Twin Cam 16 Valve Intercooled Turbo.) Last Dyno 171 rwhp at 9psi. NisMo 1.3bar Radiator Cap
R32 GTR Injectors
Walbro 255l/hour Fuel Pump
3 inch exhaust
HKS Dump Pipe
HyperTech Carbon fibre Cannon muffler, with titanium tip. 3 inch inlet, 4 inch tip.
K+N style pod filter
Custom cold air box.
ARC Blow off valve and ARC hot pipe.
JIC Silver Coilovers ( adjustable camber tops on fronts, all adjustable ride height) Front and Rear Strut Braces JIC Magic Front Castor Rods R32 GTR Rear Swaybar Race Edge Tech Rear Upper Arms.
Series 2 Brakes
Protec Brake Pads
Apex’i Gen 1 SAFC
Apex’i Pen Type Turbo Timer.
Power-up Dual stage boost controller set 10-13 pound.
Digital Speedometer and Heads Up Display
HKS Electrical Boost Gauge (White Face, Recall and Warning Lights) HKS Electrical Water Temp Gauge ( Black faced, Recall) AutoMeter Gauge Cups
Apex’i Gear Knob
Monza 4 Point Harness
Quell 1 KG Fire Extinguisher
Genuine S13 Silvia Floor Mats
20 Grade Tint
Clarion DB346MP MP3/CD/Tuner
Pioneer 6 inch 2 way Coaxial Speakers.
Jaycar 6.5 inch Kevlar Spits
Alpine VR 10 inch Subwoofer in sealed enclosure
Axis 4x25WRMS amplifier
Aepro 8 gauge Wiring kit