1991 Nissan 180SX Series 2
Stock Number: 4324
There are few cars out there with a following as deep as the S13 has. A clean S Chassis is one of the best driver's cars on the road still to this day. Its lightweight chassis offers superb feedback while still retaining the day to day comfort. While this car has undergone some customization over its stock form, it's been brought to a level that you can drive it to work during the week and turn around and wring it out at the local autocross on Saturday. There's no arguing that Nissan's S chassis is one of the most versatile platforms out there. Which also explains why we get requests for them every day. Our 1991 comes in with some awesome upgrades like the Koguchi Power front bumper with the N1 cutouts. It's Charcoal Metallic (KG2) paint looks great and is always a great color choice on these. The rest of the stock body lines were retained and have been well preserved. Of course, there are a few little door dings and some minor blemishes you'd expect to find on any 29 year old car. Classic polished lip Watanabes look good on any car, and it's especially true here with the 180. Tein coilovers help to cut down on some of the wheel gap along with tightening up the handling.
The interior has seen quite a few additions over the years. You'll immediately notice the Bride fixed back bucket in place of the stock one. The Bride keeps you planted behind the Momo wheel making sure you're always in control. The seat itself does have some discoloration and typical wear to the bolsters from climbing in and out. The stock passenger seat though is in above average condition, free of any staining or abnormal tears. All of the rear seats and panels are present which is nice since we see more than enough S chassis with the rear gutted. Blitz was called on for additional monitoring by way of a mechanical boost gauge and SBC i-Color boost controller. Like all S13s this one too suffers from the typical dash crack, however, its relatively minor by comparison to many of the ones we see. While you may still want to change out the head unit for something more US compatible it does have a 3.5mm input along with USB so you can still listen to music on the drive home. Of course, these came with all of your typical power accessories like automatic climate control, power windows, and mirrors.
Fitted with the only proper motor for an S chassis, the SR20DET. The aluminum two-liter has been outfitted with all of the basic bolt on's you would want, but nothing to make reliability an issue. With only 85K verified miles we're only just getting started. When you pop the hood you'll notice the very unique Blitz Advance Power Intake which stands out by comparison to most intakes these days. Those with a keene eye will spot the intake ducting running from the front bumper feeding cool air directly to it. You'll also spot the massive front mount intercooler peering out from behind that Koguchi Power bumper that gives the looks they all should have come from the factory with. Right off of idle the SR feels strong. The power delivery is smooth and this car certainly scoots. There's no wonder why the larger KA is routinely ditched in favor of this lightweight powerhouse. Paired with the factory 5 speed bring it all together. The transmission is smooth and more than adequate to handle the power it's making. To make sure things stay that way for the foreseeable future we have gone ahead and put in a new master cylinder. Along with the master cylinder and clutch adjustment we've also addressed the routine service items like four new tires and an oil change. Since the stock exhaust leaves a bit to be desired a Fujitsubo catback lets the SR beath a bit easier and give it it's signature tone. Since it's just a catback there's no highway drone and its not going to drive your neighbors crazy when you start it up in the morning. This car is a great example of what a sports coupe should be. It has all the right elements to make it a killer on the Tail of the Dragon yet still enjoy the drive there are back. Of course, there's no shortage of aftermarket parts available for the S chassis, but with its already superb motor and lightweight body it really is one of the best cars Nissan's built to date. After all, the S chassis is the best chassis.
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