1992 Nissan S13 180SX
A clean S Chassis is one of the best driver's cars on the road still to this day. It's lightweight chassis offers superb feedback while still retaining it's day to day comfort. While this car has undergone some customization over it's stock form, it's been built to a level that you can take it work during the week and turn around and wring it out on the track that weekend. As if the S13 wasn't already a swiss army knife of a vehicle. Our '92 comes in with a mostly stock body with a few choice upgrades. First and foremost the Type-X front bumper is certainly the coolest stock front ends to come out of Nissan. With it's bullet turn signals to the 3 piece opening it really transforms the look of the car. The low, factory, side skirts match the front end well. Finished in White Pearl Metallic (WK0) is hands down one of the best color options available. The paint shows particularly well, and the body has been kept to the same level. While there are always some routine blemishes from it's 99K verified mile lifetime, this one is well above average. There are no notable dents, dings, or paint flaws to report. Even the Type-X bumper matches the body color quite well. The multi spoke bronze 18's do a phenomenal job filling the wheel wells, giving it an aggressive stance that isn't going to destroy the front end come the first pot hole.
While the full interior remains in tact, it has a much more race oriented feel. You can't miss the bright red Bride Vios III Low Max seat staring at you as soon as you walk up to the car. While a fixed back bucket, it's surprisingly comfortable and hasn't had the bolster wear issue we see so commonly. The stock passenger seat is in good shape, void of any rips or stains. To match the far sportier seat is an ATC Volanti Sportivi Sprint wheel that has held up pretty well over the years. A full Safety 21 bolt in cage surrounds the driver and passenger, but has been rather cleanly integrated into the cabin. Often times we see stripped out rears and hacked up panels in order to accommodate. The rear seats were folded down to use as additional storage since the cage largely prevents anyone from sitting back there. Instead of screwing into the dash, an Apexi boost gauge was strapped right onto the cage for visibility sake. S chassis dashes are notoriously prone to cracking over the years, luckily this one has held up particularly well. There is one small crack up near the windshield, but overall pretty hard to notice. All of our power accessories are present and accounted for. Power windows, mirrors, door locks, and the automatic climate control (which is blowing cold.)
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. The first item most commonly being a simply open filter element. While it isn't going to add a ton of power, the noise it makes is worth it hands down. A Trust hardpipe kit replaces the plastic lines for reassurance. Since the factory coil packs are prone to failure over time a much higher quality set of Splitfire coil packs were retrofitted. Out back is a custom turbo back exhaust, that yes, your neighbors will notice. The way it currently sits the car is loud, it doesn't drone too bad, but it is definitely loud. Of course since this is such a popular chassis there's no shortage of exhaust options should you feel that this is a little too much for daily use. The suspension received the same treatment as the rest of the car, so Cusco strut tower braces sit front and rear. As for the ride height, in order to get it dialed just right KTS adjustable coilovers were fitted at all 4 corners. With everything that's been done it should come as no surprise that the SR offers up plenty of power. The turbo spools quickly and delivers all the way to redline. The KTS ride is surprisingly pleasant for being a lowered coilover setup. 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. These middle ground cars are ideal, just enough track style to make it fun without beating you to death if you want to drive it to work a few times a week. It should come as no surprise that these cars are so popular.
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