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rob's sil80 garage ornament.

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hi all, this is my sil80.

bought it in August 2007 and what started as a neat 180 with a rb25 has turned into a bottomless money pit tongue.png

it has gone through a lot of changes over the past few years from a neat daily to "pig" daily to hard parker to very tidy daily to a flaming BBQ back to hard parker.

due to my job i haven't had much time or motivation to enjoy it or fix it.

the aim now is to get it all running properly take it to track days, powercruise and the odd weekend cruise.

 

when i bought it, it had

rb25, 3inch exhaust, rsr springs & jap shocks, gtr front brakes, bov, gay offset 17's and completely stock interior-it still had a factory cassette & cd player.

this is how i bought it Aug '07

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in late '08 fitted up a gt3076r, link g4 ecu, fmic, greddy plenum and went 5 stud. made 230kw and was petty happy how it went. also went sil80 at the same time.

 

how it was before respray dec '09

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December 09 i decided to do a quisck respray and freshen up the suspension. well that got a bit out of hand and i ended up seam welding the engine bay & inside, full colour change, replaced most suspension componets & bushes and given the car in general a freshen up(new body rubbers, seals)

august '10

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2012 bought a built long motor from another forum member, went 6boost high mount and bigger rear housing.

 

how it now sits in December 2015

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let us know what ya think

 

engine:

rb25 s2

mahle pistons, spool rods

balanced & grub screwed crank

grout filled

nitto oil pump

ross metal jacket balancer

n1 water pump

oil restricters

head to sump oil drain

greddy plenum with q45 TB- ceramic coated silver

gt3076r ex/w .82- ceramic coated silver and black

6boost highmount manifold- ceramic coated black

Turbosmart 60mm wastegate

tomei poncams

tomei valve springs

heavily ported head

rb26 engine covers- powder coated silica breath metallic

mines cam cover baffles

link G4 ecu

xspurt 1000cc top feeds

gtr fuel rail

nismo fuel reg

Walbro 460L e85 pump

splitfire coil packs

3inch stainless exhaust

40mm radiator

air/water seperator

setrab oil cooler with themostat

blitz fmic

lots of braided hose

 

driveline:

rb25 g/box

r33 master cyclinder

exedy ceramic button clutch

1 piece 3inch tailshaft

r33 gtr diff

r33 gtr axels

HEL braided clutch line

 

suspension & brakes:

MCA X-R coilovers

tune agent castor arms

kazama rear camber & toe arms

R33 GTR Brembo brakes with modified abs bm57

dba400 front rotors, project mu pads & rear rotors

Whiteline adjustable front & rear sway bars

nolathane cradle bush's

all bushes replaced with urethane

S15 front lca and knuckles

Slip on lock washers

 

wheels:

18x8 +18 work meister s1

18x9 +22 work meister s1

17x9 +30 R33 GTR

 

exterior:

silvia front

type x tail lights

aero front bar and skirts

gtr grill

bomex bonneville rear lip

hand flared guards

clear indicators

electric bomex/east bear mirrors

respray in custom grey

 

interior:

R33 gtr seats

nismo gear knob

defi gauges boost, water & oil temp, oil pres

 

performance through out the years:

156kw@14psi (sep '07)

230kw@14psi (sept 08)

13.2@107mph (nov 08)

301kw@15psi (Nov '13)

320kw@20psi (jun '14)

310kw pump98 @20psi (dec '15)

365kw e85 flex @24psi (dec '15)

 

parts waiting to be fitted: kazama castor & traction arms, hks BOV.

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its a r32 gtr radiator, it works fine now but used have few problems thats why i put the silvia front on. i've had the motor chemically flushed and the radiator thoroughly cleaned. i haven't had any problems so far

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car is now booked in for the respray so it will look clean when he gets a chance to bring it down to me

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for rims check out the classified section i was on there the other day theres some alrite ones up on there

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been a busy week for buying bits and peices

bought a set of work meisters, black with polished lip 18x8 +18 :D

480cc injectors

pick up my 5 stud conversion tomorrow nite....finally

also fitted front bar

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here's a quick update,

done the 5 stud conversion, put new wheels on and installed my new radiator.

on the to do list now is a oil cooler, get the guards pumped and put the injectors in and a retune

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been busy for the past few months with work so really haven't had time for the car, just had the past week off and got a few things done

fitted 4000 series slotted rotors front & rear with new high performance pads

installed 32gtr seats

fixed my catch can setup

bought another motor to start building up

picked up a 040 pump

and while i was in brisbane, raided the wreckers for bits and pieces i needed.

 

going away for work for a few months so won't be doing anything until i get back.

the plan when i get back is to strip the car down and build it the way i want it (built motor, seam welded, etc). so watch this space for a full rebuild early next year......

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well now i am back from overseas, i have started adding all the parts i have acquired.

installed a greddy profec b, jjr rear camber & toe arms, splitfire coil packs

 

what i have laying around: tomei pon cams, bosch 040 intank, tomei vlave springs & 4 point harness' , front & rear sway bars, jjr oil cooler & reloction kit and a few nismo bits

 

what i am waiting to arrive: defi din guage, rb26 engine covers

 

finally have organised the paint and panel. car goes for some repairs on monday and the paint is laid down early january.

so the car will finally be one colouryahoo.gif .

also have a mate fabricating new stainless exhaust and a cold intake.

will post up more as is comes along.

 

all i need now is a new motorwhistle.gif

 

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took the car out to the drags on saturday befored i pulled the motor out. didnt go to well but pulled a few big skidsthumbsup.gif

had new exhaust made on sunday.

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motor & box are now out , only got a few things left to remove from engine bay before i start preparing for paint.

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found out i only have a rb20 gearboxsad.gif so don't know whether i'll upgrade or just put it back in when its all painted, since it has held up this long i'll probably just put it back in.

 

will post more pics up as it comes along

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exhaust looks good, looks loud lol.

sucks about the box mate, id say just drive it till it goes.

 

should look very nice once its all the same colour!

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exhaust looks good, looks loud lol.

sucks about the box mate, id say just drive it till it goes.

 

should look very nice once its all the same colour!

 

 

exhaust is loudish... i'll see how it sounds when its all together might put a hotdog in. it was a good effort for a sunday arvo thoughsmokedrink.gif

 

i think i'll miss the way it looks at the momenttongue.gif

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Seen you a few times at work (black 180 gold drift teks)

 

What brand radiator is that and for what model car is it for? Do you have much room for a thermo? looks like I will struggle to fit a new radiator in my shit box.

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Nice car man,

 

seeing yours makes me really want to finish mine.. well get a windscreen and rego.

 

 

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car is progressing at a good rate. all the guards have been hand flared, holes welded up and started seam welding yesterday arvothumbsup.gif and put on the body kit.

the kit is a vertex rear bar & side skirts and a custom BN/vertex front bar.

adam from madhatter paint & panel has been doing his thing and the car is starting to finally look half decent.

hoping to have the shell in primer by this arvo, will post up a few more pics tonight.

was also thinking about getting a D-max roof spoiler.......

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Looking very nice mate :thumbsup:

 

What colour are you painting this incase I missed it :lol:

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here's a few more pics. finished seam welding and filling all the holes in the engine bay. primed the shell on tuesday. will be finishing all the body work by wednesday/thursday next week then off for paint on satday.

then the fun will begin putting it back together.thumbsup.gif

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just finished rubbing the car back. off to the booth in morning for paint.laugh.gif

will put up a few pics tomorrow night.

start re-assembling the car sunday and finish painting a few bits in the engine bay.

will definately be doing the 25 box conversion now as i found a gearbox & modified x-member for a good pricethumbsup.gif

 

 

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well everyone who has seen the car has lost their shit...ohmy.gif

 

started putting the interior and some of the stuff back in the engine bay over the weekend. am going to try and have the engine in this weekend if i get a few parts i am waiting on. so i will be putting a new water pump, timing belt kit & tomei poncams in over the week.

also installed a new head deck & defi triple din guages

got a mate doing a new loom for the engine bay as well so all the wiring will be hidden and am having a heap of other stuff fabricated for the engine bay.

will put up more pics as it comes together

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i pulled the rear cradle out on thursday arvo to put in new bush's, shim the diff and give it a quick claen & paint

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put it back in last night

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waiting on diff shims to get here

motor & most of the interior is back in.

ordered new clutch so that should be here wednesday. gearbox should go in thursday and i can measure up the new tailshaft.

just have to finish re-doing the loom and start making all new reservoirs

put this on as well

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looks amazing, keep up the good work

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