What? No way!
Black '93 S13 SR20DE Manual
Full genuine optional aero kit (rear pods not installed yet)
3" exhaust which is too big, may downsize in the future
Plastic GTR grill
Some of you may know that I've been on this forum for about 2 years, all the while not actually owning a Silvia, always umm-ing and ahh-ing at the opportunity to buy one. Well I finally decided to man up and commit. After seeing this particular car for sale by Midnight X, I knew it was the right one for me with all the fruit, after some talk we decided on a plan of action. I put a deposit down and 5-6 weeks of diligent saving and secret-keeping later, I picked it up on Sunday arvo.
A few things wrong with it, mainly being the horn, interior and dash lights not working, noisy brakes, no radio and faded paint, I still love it all the same.
main plans for it now are to get new brakes all round because I am not happy with the noisy current ones. I could probably get away with maching the rotors and new pads, but I figure I may aswell upgrade, planning on getting some DBA rotors and some generic pads, but first I need to know if Type X brakes (which are the ones on the car now) are the same as SR20DET brakes or something else?
Next will be to take it to an autoleccy and get all the electrical gremlins fixed up. I could probably try and fix them myself, but electrics are not my strong point and I'd rather pay a professional to do it right than me attempting it and ending up with Yakiniku. Off the top of my head, the things that need fixing are the interior lights, dash lights, horn, the passenger high beam sticks on for some reason and the passenger door needs readjusting because it screws with the door ajar light and therefore the dash clock (
), basically the whole passenger side of the car is fracked.
The exhaust has a rattle from a mount knocking on the chassis, so I need to get it on a hoist and adjust that. I'd like to get it on a hoist and give the whole underbody a check and clean.
I bought a SOOPER DOOPER CLEAN door shell off Mauler for cheaps (cheers man) and will swap that over when I get some more interior pieces.
A new stereo system, will get my brother to install that when money permits, he's a whizz with that sheet.
A new diff when I become bored (which is already) with the auto one left in there from the manual conversion.
May rattlecan the roof and boot just to get rid of the fade, depends how much it bothers me. It won't be anything special.
In the mean time, I have just given the interior a decent clean.
Future plans are:
new rims (suggestions? must be 17's)
new paint in a brilliant Silver
All my money has been spent on this thing and I still need some other things paid off first, so updates will be few and far between for the next couple of months.
some pictures (sorry that they're dark, I no good with camera yet):
some from the FS thread with 18" Enkei RPF1's: