When it comes to import building, this Nissan 180SX definitely, lives up to name as it started off in Japan and was imported by a UK based importer JM Imports to SW Performance in the Netherlands, so this is car that really does come under the heading of an import builder car. So this Nissan 180SX has already been halfway around the world, what else does it have to offer the modified car fan!
As normal one of the first jobs would normally be to strip the car down and begin to build it back up to higher specification than before, it is the standard way to go. Then there would be the cash required to complete the job, but not in this case as most of the work had been done. building the perfect modified car is going to cost some serious cash, in this case the builder estimates around $30,000, so we can take it that they paid considerably less than that.
The brilliance of the this car is that more or less all the essential work has been done in Japan to very high standards, so this car is fact a ready made gem. However, they are not always going to be like that, the builder here has contacts in Japan so they are able to check the cars over before purchase and this makes all of the difference between a lemon and a gem.
There is more to this car than meets the eye, sure, it has got 260 HP under the hood, this made possible by the original builder in Japan utilising some of the fantastic parts available from the S14 and other models. It is inside the car where the most obvious changes have been, the builder has removed everything that is non essential, basically, there are the controls and seats, but the main thing is this car works and it was a bargain.
These are the features and specs for the wonderful looking Nissan 180SX;
Tuning Menu – Nissan 180SX
Owner – Sam at SW Performance
Hometown – Hoogeveen, Netherlands
Occupation – Japanese importer and tuner
Power – 260 bhp
Engine – Nissan (1998cc) SR20DET; S14 T28 turbocharger; underdrive pulleys; aftermarket fuel pump; electric fans; anodized oil cooler; aluminium cone induction kit; braided lines; GReddy surge and catch tanks, aluminium radiator and larger front-mount intercooler; polished hard pipe kit; full wire tuck, chromed head cover with carbon-fibre sparkplug cover; stainless steel battery box with XS battery and fuse box relocated to the boot; XS Power custom manifold with stainless steel exhaust system and 3.5” tailpipe
Drivetrain – 1.5-way ATS limited-slip differential; ORC racing clutch
Engine Management – Mine’s chipped ECU
Footwork & Chassis – TEIN fully-adjustable coilovers; custom XS sway bars; Cusco front and rear strut braces; custom six-point rollcage; C-post brace
Brakes – Factory discs and Fast Road pads front and rear with S14 callipers
Wheels & Tires – 18×9” Racing Hart CR wheels with 225/40-18 Federal tires (front), 18×10” Racing Hart CR wheels with 245/40-18 Federal tires (rear)
Exterior – S14 front end conversion; vented wide front arches; custom rear wide body; Uras front/rear bumpers and side skirts; carbon-fibre-wrapped hood, tailgate (over true carbon tailgate) roof, B-pillars and D1 mirrors; rear crystal lights and HID headlight conversion with matt black headlight duct; custom Kiwi green re-spray
Interior – Fully stripped rear end, Sparco Torino bucket seats; MOMO Trek steering wheel; carbon fibre dashboard and door panel inserts; A’PEXi boost gauge and 240km/h speedo
Ice – Pioneer double-DIN CD/Tuner and 6.5in Infinity components
Source [Superstreet Online]
Product Description for the Godspeed Nissan 240sx S13 Type-ss Suspension Coilover Suspension;
89-94 240SX (WILL FIT 180SX ALSO ) S13 TYPE-SS coilover suspension damper kit(2 FRONT STRUT , 2 REAR STRUT) GODSPEED Type-SS w/ Pillowball Upper Mount and Dual Height Adjustments is an high end performance coilover setup designed for everything from daily driving to track competitions. This coilover exhibits superior handling characteristics with the added performance of solid (non rubber) type pillowball upper mounts for an ultra responsive suspension package. Coilovers will come ready to install w/o having to reuse stock OEM rubber mounts. This GODSPEED suspension coilover kit offers superior handling, adjustability, and customizability for all your high performance driving needs. . The quality and durability of the GODSPEED Racing Damper kits are made of extremely durable Steel and featuring springs that are constructed of SAE-9254 Cold-Wound Steel which are then tested over 500,000 times by compression inspection. we stand by our product with 1 YEAR warranty. (from date purchase. Must be installed by professional tuning shop) Features: – Spring Rates: 9 kg Front and 8 kg Rear – Pillow Ball Upper Mounts. – Rubber Dust Covers. – Adjustable Ride Height – Aggressive Spring Rates – Single-Cylinder Design – Aluminium Brackets – All hard ware is included
Priced at $529.99
Product Description of the OBX Red Adjustable Cam Gear Nissan 180SX CA18DET Engine;
OBX Precision Adjustable Cam Sprockets are a wonderful method of extracting extra power from an engine. Adjustable +/- 10 degrees, these sprockets allow the user to tune the engine for more power in low, middle or upper RPM ranges. This adjustment allows the tuner to move the peak power along the engines natural power band by advancing or retarding the cam timing. CAD designed and CNC machined from 6061-T6 aircraft grade aluminium, the adjustable cam sprockets are extremely lightweight yet able to withstand extreme abuse. The hard baked gear teeth prevent wear and tear and our advanced 5 point locking design keep belt slippage from occurring. OBX Precision Adjustable Cam Sprockets are a great way to dress up an engine and at the same time tunable to reach an engines true potential.
Priced at $180