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Posts tagged “silvia

this is going to be rather cool

it’s the engine, suspension, and subframes from a s15 silvia (successor to the 240sx overseas) attached to a home built tube frame, with a toyota hilux (tacoma 1995-2004) skin over top.


stance like this is why stance became soo cool in the first place

no widebody kit, no crazy 12″ wide wheels, and no fenders “flared” out with a hammer.

just nicely oversized wheels that just barely fit under the stock body with a mild roll.


Thank you for not ruining it with a widebody kit

subtle body kits are fine, but all these big lame widebody kits with massive wings and such only remind me of the horrid late 90’s/early 2000’s honda scene.

so thanks for not doing that here when everyone else would have.


S14 drop wheels done

as I have said many times, a car that actually looks good only needs a drop and the right wheels

Thanks to stanceworks for the material


the last S chassis… and we never got it here.. Booo

for those that don’t know, this is the s15. it would be familiar to us north americans as the last 240sx.. but it never made it here. it was produced from 1999-2002, so you might start to see imported version here in canada in late 2013.

Thanks to MattMalcolm for the pics


Hands down my favourite s13 ever

yup, thanks to engineered to slide





just incase you don’t know s13 = 89-93 nissan 240sx


cars in white

mmmm white, the best non-color

miata thanks to motormavens.com

nissan s14 and s15 thanks to matt nugent

ae86 corolla

gc10 skyline and 240z

84 celica

85ish cresta from Nori Yaro


Finally sold my ep3 civic

about time.. I didn’t like my 2002 civic sir from the start, nice motor but crappy everything else, steering, handling, the seating position sucked and the seat had no adjustments except the mandatory forward/back and recline, poor rearward visibility, steering wheel was too high and always always cut through the gauges…. and last but certainly not least the a/c was always on whenever you had any type of defrost on… really really annoying.

so now onto what I think i like most about cars…. buying themI The current candidates are the 92-93 civic si hb and the s13 or s14 (89-98) 240sx.

the 92-93  civic si hatchback is most likely the best civic we ever got in north america, it was part of the best chassis and the best suspension line honda ever offered because it had 4 wheel double wishbone suspension (they don’t have that anymore), it was light (they don’t do that anymore), and it had good visibility ( nope… no longer in a civic), and it also had 4-wheel discs, the 1.6 sohc vtec engine, a power sunroof, . basically I love all the 88-2000 civic hatchbacks, but the 88-91 was a little too noisy and under powered, and the 96-2000 had a cheap interior and no power. of the 92-95 civics they only offered the si hb for 2 years. the si coupe was heavier, longer, and lacked the rear discs. the 4 wheels discs and vtec motor were never again available in the HB.

so for these reasons it’s on my list.

civi eg si mint grn

civi eg si 3piece

EG6-2

the 240sx is the other present candidate because they are just damn cool, 4 wheel disc’s, RWD, nice multi-link rear end, a torquey 2.4L motor, they are cheap, quick, nice highway cars, and endlessly modifiable… but they look best with the stock body, a nice drop on coilovers, and some killer wheels.DSC_0189

paper clip 240s13 white wheel 1

s13 17x8-0 17x9-20 2


All Japanese Classic car show

The japanese classic car show is this sunday, april 26th 9am-3pm!! I seem to miss it every year, but not this year! I’m sure my expectations are a tad too high but I’m still really excited, plus it’s gonna be a nice warm day and it’s at the beach.
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iflip. Cheap, fun, low investment = happy motoring

I flip cars and that’s all i do, maybe I like the hunt more then the kill?? no, I just want a car that does what it should. I liked the wagon for 3 solid months, same with the cressida…building cheap, neat, unique cars was seeming to make me happy. but when you spend 3-4 times the money and end up with more problems then the beaters gave you is just lame.

here’s some cool pics of cool, fun, unique cars that make me happy to look at. altho some are into the $$ range.

the ae86 (85-87 corolla gts):
nightspirit9

the EG civic HB:
civi-eg-si-cup-2

the previa van:
zigwagestima3

the starlet and te72 corollas:
toy-starlet-te72

the vw van:
vwvan4

a well done ra65 celica:
toy-ra65-gt2

The classic skyline:
skyine-gc10-s3

a sexy silvia (240sx):
s13-white-wheel-1

the miata:
miata6

the civic ef:
civi-ef-sed-usjdm-4