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Drifters know how important coil over shocks are to a drift car’s set-up and now Yashio Factory is introducing their own coil overs for the Nissan Silvia. Yashio Factory is known for their Silvia tuning prowess and the Spec Great coil over shocks are sure not to disappoint. After a test drive with the new coil overs, Okachan is quoted saying the new shocks are “Unbelievable!”
2 coil over types available: PS13 and S14/15. Front spring rate: PS13 type 8kg. S14/15 type 9kg. Rear spring rate: PS13 type 5kg. S14/15 type 5 kg. Regular price for both PS13 and S14/15 coil overs: $1850.00 USD/set (198,000 JPY).
The Nissan 180SX is a JDM hatchback produced from 1989 to 1998. The Nissan 180SX name comes from the 1.8 liter turbocharged CA18DET engine that originally powered the Japanese car. The 180SX is based on the Nissan S13 Silvia chassis and sold only as the 180SX in Japan. In Europe and South Africa the 180SX sold as the 200SX and in North America the 180SX sold as the 240SX Fastback.
Nissan Chief Creative Officer, Shiro Nakamura, was determined to design a new GT-R that pushed the boundaries of technology and styling, while staying true to the GT-R Japanese heritage. According to Shiro Nakamura, the angular lines and high-tech vents of the GT-R were inspired by the Japanese anime series Gundam.
“The GT-R is unique because it is not simply a copy of a European designed supercar,” says Shiro Nakamura. “It had to really reflect [Japanese] culture.”
October 24th – Nissan officially reveals the new R36 Nissan Skyline GT-R at the Tokyo Motor Show in Japan. Nissan’s new supercar is loosing the Skyline name and will simply be known as the Nissan GT-R. The new GT-R is destined to race in the GT500 class of the SUPER GT series in Japan for the 2008 season. Four years have past since the Skyline GT-R last competed in Japan’s Super GT series when it won the Championship in 2003.
The Nissan GT-R’s new engine produces 480PS (353kW or 473HP) at 6400rpm and maximum torque of 60kgm (588Nm or 434lb/ft) from 3200 to 5200rpm. An all-new GR6-type dual clutch transmission, with paddle shifting and a Borg Warner six-plate dual clutch is putting the power to the ground.
The Nissan 350Z is a frequent competitor in drifting events like Formula D, Nopi Drift, and D1 Grand Prix. The Nissan 350Z is the fifth generation of Nissan’s Z-car line, the first being Datsun’s 240Z introduced in 1970.
History of Nissan Z-cars
First Generation (S30): 240Z, 260Z, 280Z (1969–1978)
The R33 Nissan Skyline GT-R was released in 1995 as successor to the R32 Skyline GT-R model. The first thing to notice about the new R33 GT-R body is its modern muscle car stance with bigger 17” wheels and larger overall dimensions. Compared to the R32’s sharp angles, the new R33 body has more rounded styling.
The aggressive front end and beefy fenders still remain but an adjustable rear wing was added to improve down-force. The interior is larger like the body and extra gauges were added to monitor oil-temperature and torque distribution. Driver and passenger side air bags were also added as new safety features.
The Nissan RB26DETT is a 2.6L straight-6 four-stroke engine best known for being the power plant for Nissan’s premier sports car the Skyline. The “D” indicates a double overhead cam, the “E” stands for electronically fuel-injected, and the “TT” means the engine has twin turbochargers.
Originally, the R32 Skyline GT-R was planned to have a 2.4L RB24DET (single turbo) in order to compete in the 4000cc class of Group A. But when Nismo engineers added the AWD system to the R32 Skyline it made the car heavy and less competitive. At that point, Nissan made the decision to add twin turbochargers to the now 2.6L engine and compete in the 4500cc class. The resulting engine would be known as the RB26DETT that is popular today.
A Sileighty (also written Sil80) is a Nissan 180SX with Nissan S13 Silvia headlights, front fenders, hood, and front bumper installed, hence the “Sil,” short for Silvia, and the “eighty,” for the 180SX. The Sileighty originated in Japan. Street racers and drifters in Japan did this conversion after a wreck because the S13 Silvia’s front panels and lights were lighter and cheaper than the 180SX replacement parts.
In the United States, it has become common for owners of the 240SX, the American version of the Nissan Silvia, to make their own Sileighties by importing a Silvia front end and installing it onto their car. Sometimes this 240SX/Silvia conversion is referred to as a “Silforty,” but most import enthusiasts insist on calling it a Sileighty because the proportions of the 240SX fastback body are identical to the 180SX components aside from labeling. Converted S13 coupes or convertibles are not considered Sileighties, instead, the car is most commonly referred to as a JDM Silvia Conversion.