1992 Fully Custom Nissan 180SX
We just got in this head turner of a 180SX, underneath it all is a 1992 Nissan 180SX with 27K original miles powered by a 5 Speed SR20DET. Things only get better from this point on. Hands down the most noticeable change up is the two tone paint job. Originally a Midnight Blue Pearl (TH1) it has since been changed over to a heavily flaked Emerald Green with a black top. Aside from the color change, the headlight covers and gas cap have a marbleized effect done to them (as noted in the pictures.) The top was painted black in order to play off of the Carbon Fiber hood and hatch overlay, and it looks killer. A full Origin Lab body kit has been added which consist of the front bumper, side skirts, rear bumper, front vented fenders, and 35mm widened rear fenders. Unlike a large number of body kits, the fit and finish on this one is pretty spot on. The paint and body are in great shape overall, however some small blemishes can be found. Due to the heavy metallic flake it's hard to spot any imperfections. The rear bumper has a small cutout for a Sabelt tow strap as this car was clearly built with the track in mind. Lowered on a set of Final Konnexion Coilovers, a staggered set of 17" CST (Circuit Special tune) Hyper Zero 1's add the finishing touches. The wheels themselves are in pretty good shape but do show some signs of wear.
The interior is sparse but purpose driven. This car was not built with daily driving in mind, subsequently from the front seats back it has been stripped. The driver's seat is a fixed back Recaro in pretty good shape, however there are two tears on the bolster from getting in and out. Otherwise the seat is in great shape and surprisingly comfortable. The passenger seat is the original and free of any tears or notable stains. Atop the steering column is a NS by Defi boost gauge connected to a Defi Link Advance System mounted in the glove box. This can be expanded on with additional gauges and has full playback and peak recall capabilities. The steering wheel itself was replaced with a leather and alcantara Sparco wheel. A Nismo shift knob replaces the original. The only other change to the interior is the addition of a Carrozzeria 1.5 din with CD/USB/Aux inputs. The rest of the interior is in great shape by S chassis standards. There is the common crack on the dash down the side of the gauge cluster. This one is also fitted with the optional pop up sunroof that can be fully removed.
The modifications continue under the Carbon Fiber hood. The red top SR20DET has been given several new cooling pieces; a HPI (High Power Improvement) front mount intercooler fills the Origin front bumper. An upgraded HPI aluminum radiator and air intake have been added as well. A Nismo Strut Tower Brace was added to help tie everything together. All of that flows through a Fujitsubo catback exhaust. The note is deep and definitely aggressive to back up this 180's looks. The exhaust is definitely noticeable due to the stripped interior, then again that is the whole point of a car like this. The car drives like it's on rails thanks to the coilover setup. The 5 speed shifts smoothly and the clutch engagement is very positive. Power comes on strong and pull hard all the way to redline. This car was built to turn heads and does it's job well. As it sits it would make for a great turn key track and show car that you have no worries about seeing at another show.