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#1 Bullo

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 10:14 AM

I have owned this car since my teenage years. Have destroyed few engines, trans and other things while racing. It sat in storage for nearly 6-7 years but I decided to rebuild it. A local friend owns a shop called Slick Motorsports, he built it this time around. He did a good job. Really proud of the car.
Everything in this car has been modified, internals, externals, electronics, suspension etc. It's a track oriented vehicle. Not really for drifting.
Compared to a GTR, its much cheaper, lighter, and you are a lot more involved as a driver. Love it.

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 10:18 AM

Looks fun, how much power?

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 10:20 AM

Very clean! I really am a fan of the S Chassis cars, its just too bad the owners and scene surrounding them has gone so downhill and 99% of them are hellaflushed/sticker bombed/beat up and driven by annoying kids. With the right combination of parts they can be a great budget car that looks great and is a lot of fun. One of my very good friends has a hatch this same color that is his track rat and he drives the wheels off the thing and gets point by's from a lot of high end cars with average drivers.

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 10:20 AM

Nice car. I built 2 s13 hatches a couple of years ago. Thinking about building another one for time attack, turbo setup are you running?


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Posted 27 November 2012 - 10:22 AM

John, I am assuming its around 300 to 350 crank. Thats all I want/need for the track really. It weighs around 2500 LBS. The turbo is barely working so there are no overheating issues and I like that.
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Posted 27 November 2012 - 10:26 AM

Very clean! I really am a fan of the S Chassis cars, its just too bad the owners and scene surrounding them has gone so downhill and 99% of them are hellaflushed/sticker bombed/beat up and driven by annoying kids. With the right combination of parts they can be a great budget car that looks great and is a lot of fun. One of my very good friends has a hatch this same color that is his track rat and he drives the wheels off the thing and gets point by's from a lot of high end cars with average drivers.

You're right, vast majority of these cars are just abused in all sorts of ways. I got mine in 98/99, I was one of the first ones to do an SR swap around here, these engines hold up well at the track.
If I had to do it again, I would just stick with the KA and build it. It's so easy to get parts for KAs.
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Posted 27 November 2012 - 10:27 AM

Nice car. I built 2 s13 hatches a couple of years ago. Thinking about building another one for time attack, turbo setup are you running?

I don't know the particulars, as I really dont get into tuning side of it but it's a Garret 30. I wanted a turbo that would run cool for half an hour sessions.
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Posted 27 November 2012 - 10:33 AM

If you're only making 350 or so to the crank that GT30 is barely doing any work and probably not in its efficiency range, GT30s on SRs make over 400WHP. Best turbo setup for road racing is either GT2860RS(aka Disco Potato) or GT2871, best response for tracking and will run for over 30 min sessions without a problem.


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Posted 27 November 2012 - 11:15 AM

Very clean Bullo, I wish you would bring it out here sometime so I can check it out in person. It's everything I would want my S13 to be, except I think I would go KA-T.

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 11:22 AM

I like the S chassis. Still cheap. Lots of easy to find parts for them. Suspension though to the engine. I have had a number of them over the years. Its kind of one of those cars, if you put it in a wall or curb- toss it in the gutter, go buy another.

I still see cars around for cheap enough. They are a very common car. I prefer the trunk cars, the coupes, but that is me. The hatch is pretty practical because you can carry a ton of stuff in them. The SR is a good engine, but the KA was given a pretty bad rep. I still have a couple of twin cam KA's stacked up on a pallet somewhere. "SR swap?, sweet let me have your KA."

About all the suspension bits from the rear cross over to the Z, and Skyline GT-R so really familiar. Really well supported.

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 11:44 AM

I love that car, brother! I look forward to seeing it in person soon.
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Posted 27 November 2012 - 11:53 AM

Always been an S-chassis fa, car looks very clean, you need to check out my S15 Spec-R I recently sold.
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Posted 27 November 2012 - 07:30 PM

Jamielle - I hear what you're saying, but so far I have had no issues with this setup so I may keep it for a while. Although GT28 is tempting.

Neil - next time for sure ;)

Sean - you are absolutely right. It's the affordability of the car that I enjoy the most. Nissan did a bad job building the body panels, but the engine, suspension and chassis are exceptional considering the cost of the car. And yes KA would be my choice, if I had to do it again.

TripleJ - I love the S15s. If they had build LHD S15s, I would own one.
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Posted 27 November 2012 - 07:31 PM

I love that car, brother! I look forward to seeing it in person soon.

Heck yeah. Can't wait to see you bro.
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Posted 27 November 2012 - 10:58 PM

Looks great JR! I am sure it is a blast on the road course.

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Posted 28 November 2012 - 08:28 AM

I loved my S13. I still miss that car.

White coupe
Blacktop (redtop style)
2860
550 injectors
Z32MAF
power FC (self tuned - it's what got me into tuning; props to enthalpy for showing me the way)
all the other bolt on supporting mods

Probably around 400whp (ran 12.2 @ 118 with 2.1 60fts - dont judge me, I had shitty tires on for dorfito kicks)

Gutted, gauges everywhere, loud as hell, but on stock rims and falken azenises so I got nary a look from law enforcement. I loved going to the track and having mustang guys laugh at me for having a clapped out rice burner until I put a bus length on them after passing them at the 300ft.

If nissan knew what was good for them, they would bring the silvia/240 back with the coupe/hatch versions and the SR20VE/VET motor, flexfuel. Judging from the sales of the
FR-S/BRZ, If they can keep it around 25k, they would have a real winner.

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Posted 28 November 2012 - 09:15 PM

Looks great JR! I am sure it is a blast on the road course.

Jason, yeah it's a lot of fun. It's much looser than the GTR, it doesn't feel very well planted but that's whats enjoyable. It keeps it interesting.
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Posted 28 November 2012 - 09:18 PM

I loved my S13. I still miss that car.

White coupe
Blacktop (redtop style)
2860
550 injectors
Z32MAF
power FC (self tuned - it's what got me into tuning; props to enthalpy for showing me the way)
all the other bolt on supporting mods

Probably around 400whp (ran 12.2 @ 118 with 2.1 60fts - dont judge me, I had shitty tires on for dorfito kicks)

Gutted, gauges everywhere, loud as hell, but on stock rims and falken azenises so I got nary a look from law enforcement. I loved going to the track and having mustang guys laugh at me for having a clapped out rice burner until I put a bus length on them after passing them at the 300ft.

If nissan knew what was good for them, they would bring the silvia/240 back with the coupe/hatch versions and the SR20VE/VET motor, flexfuel. Judging from the sales of the
FR-S/BRZ, If they can keep it around 25k, they would have a real winner.

Your stories sound familiar haha.

But I don't think nissan will bring it back, because then it would be competeing aganist Z cars. I've said it before, I'd much rather buy a used 350z and track it than a FRS or BRZ. Have you driven an FRS or BRZ? I have. It severely lacks power, so it's boring.
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Posted 29 November 2012 - 08:12 AM

Your stories sound familiar haha.

But I don't think nissan will bring it back, because then it would be competeing aganist Z cars. I've said it before, I'd much rather buy a used 350z and track it than a FRS or BRZ. Have you driven an FRS or BRZ? I have. It severely lacks power, so it's boring.


Ya, I've driven them. I am working on parts/kits for them right now. And stock, it's hella slow. But it's that slowness that makes it fun honestly, after driving reasonably fast cars you just have zero fear in an 86 with the grip levels in it (after some Z1 star specs).

That being said, 9, 10 pounds of boost, and it's a VERY different car. It's a lot like the 240 with an SR swap. Just feels good man.



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