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).
Posted on July 10th, 2008 by Tom
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The Nissan SR20DET is a popular 4-cylinder JDM engine known for being the heart of the Nissan 180SX and Silvia. SR20DET engine swaps are popular in North America for 240SX owners.
Posted on October 29th, 2007 by Tom
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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.
Posted on June 14th, 2007 by Tom
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The Nissan S15 Silvia has won more D1 Grand Prix Events than any other drift car with a total of 19 wins! The Silvia model is known for having excellent weight distribution, rear wheel drive, LSD (a more effective helical limited slip unit to be exact), the turbo SR20DET engine, and nice suspension setup. All of these components together make the S15 Silvia a drift ready car from the Nissan factory.
In 1999, Japan saw a new version of the Nissan S15 Silvia now boasting 250 horsepower (184 kW) from its SR20DET engine, thanks to a turbocharger upgrade, as well as improved engine management. The SR20DE (non-turbo motor) only has 165 horsepower (121 kW).
Posted on June 8th, 2007 by Tom
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I made this paper Nissan Skyline and Silvia after finding this page at Nissan’s website. The site is in Japanese but the directions for folding the paper cars are fairly self-explanatory. When I printed the cars out, I used photographic computer paper to make the chassis more rigid. Plus, the shinny side of the paper made the cars’ finish look better. I also made some minor modifications (—cuts—) to the hood in order for it to fit closed properly and I used generic clear tape to hold my paper drift cars together.
Ohhh yeah, right hand drive! This Nissan Silvia is for real. I decided my paper Skyline and Silvia were soooo cool that I need a car model, Helena from Dead or Alive, for the photo shoot! lol
Posted on March 13th, 2007 by Tom
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CSP311 (1965 - 1968)
The Silvia name was first introduced in 1964. The CSP311 Silvia was a hand-built coupe based on the Fairlady convertible, styled with input from Albrecht Goertz. Production ceased in 1968 after a mere 554 were made, every one unique with hand-formed body panels. A majority of exports (49 cars) were sent to Australia while most remained in Japan. The Silvia name was to remain unused until 1974.
The S10 was the first Silvia built on the S Chassis platform, and featured a sports-coupe shape, as was popular at the time — Unfortunately, it featured more traditional lines than rivals Celica, Capella and others, and was thus less popular, even in Japan. It was available with many luxury features — in Japan it was fitted with an L18B engine, as was fitted to the Datsun 610/Bluebird 180B. In America it was fitted with the same 2 litre variant, the L20B, as the 200B of the same series Bluebird. The car, as known in America as a 200SX, was unpopular mainly due to the federally-mandated “5 mph” bumpers ruining the intended lines of the car, and also, because America had yet to warm to the idea of a Japanese sports car. Its success in Japan was limited, most buyers opting for Celicas over the more humdrum Silvia.
Posted on March 12th, 2007 by Tom
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