Building a Nissan 180SX Gravel Rally Car

20 Nov 2014 | Author: | Comments Off on Building a Nissan 180SX Gravel Rally Car
Nissan 180SX

Gravel Car- The Purchase

Welcome to no.1 of our build of a Nissan (S13) gravel rally car To give some brief we have been building, and competing in rally cars for a long time. Along the way we built many different types of Rally Cars, too numerous to This however is our first into Nissan#8217;s S13 platform.

known in drifting circles the pun), Nissan#8217;s S13 180SX/Silvia is  a package on paper. A turbo 2L, rear wheel drive with a good power to ratio and IRS.

Personally, we prefer 4WD Turbo Subarus for our own and Gravel Rally Experiences. however rear wheel drive. Rally Car is being for a customer of ours. The car will the WA State Rally Championship in rallies for 2013 and beyond.

Initially the plan was to find an S13 Silvia shell and build up all of the bits as we wanted it. To this we sourced a shell and started for a suitable drive train and parts. Within a few days of the Silvia shell, we came and ad for a 180SX that have given a work order for un-road worthy.

We went to a look with the intention of completing the road worthy and re-licensing the car and continuing with the build. We realised not long looking at the 180SX that it be better suited as a base to a rally car. We bought the car a few later and headed back to the to thoroughly examine what bought.

Note: We#8217;d had a good and test drove the car before we it. We have also created a E-Guide to assist with used cars.

As the previous did not have much history on the some of the details were a sketchy.

Under the bonnet is a red top engine, mated to Nissan#8217;s 5 speed and what appeared to be a diff in the rear end. Test a button type clutch was as well as a one piece tail Pulling back the passenger carpet, we found plug Wolf 3D engine management.

A Tomei sump, 3#8243; back exhaust with dump pipe and a big front intercooler, were amongst the go fast bits included the car.

Damage to both suggested drifting had been in the history as well as some tale holes through the and carpets from a previously roll cage. All in all, the is pretty straight and we think we good base to begin

With any used performance car you find some modifications. properly, performance modifications can add and reliability to a car. In the case of 180SX, some of the mods #8220;animal#8221; and needed to be removed.

First up was the solid engine that transmitted so much that a John Deere was a smoother ride (believe us we Also the factory crank ventilation had all been removed large oil/blow by problems. to the list of removals was a poorly alarm and a huge amount of bad that powered everything guages to previously fitted Doof#8221;. The front mount was well engineered, however fitting was dubious and some of the hoses used, no doubt boost leaks.

Once we had the car up in the we could assess what need replacement or additional

Nissan 180SX

The list was comprehensive, however is always a long list you build a full rally

We found all the factory rubber in the rear end were cactus. The applied for the front sway lower control arms and rod bushes. The rack boots and tie rod had been replaced, however the rack end arms are as thick as picks and needed replacement to with the rigours of gravel

Engine mount replacement and a problem with the power lines rubbing on the sump solving. The waste gate is wired on (agricultural) and it looks as the waste gate may have welded shut at some The car also needs to have a off valve fitted and the front intercooler removed.

The left hand inner CV was split and all the grease had sprayed the rear sub-frame. We also some small sections of that need treatment, there is only one small in the right rear guard needs a small patch in.

That#8217;s it for now. We#8217;ll as we progress the build.

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