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    Build Thread: http://www.sxoc.co.uk/vbb/showthread.php?t=374790

    Article: http://speedhunters.com/archive/2008...track-car.aspx

    Like I said those dutch, uk, german and swede s chassis owners are out of their minds, bad ass projects to the bone compared to any projects we have in the western American hemisphere.

    I only don't dig the roof scoop haha






















    "hexa-dodecahedron-triple-threaded-super-eleventy-way-adjustment-spec" dampers. -Def

  • #2
    Nice car, but I've got to wonder where he's going to race it.

    I really wonder why he doesn't talk about suspension - there should be way more effort spent there than on stuff like aero/making custom front bumpers IMO.
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    • #3
      chassis
      Fully stripped to bare metal, every inch of rust removed.
      Removal of all non structural/unused metal.
      Fully seam welded.
      Front and rear firewalls.
      Boot floor removed.
      Rear 1/4 behind wheels cut off level with boot floor to aid air exit from arch's
      Front and rear arch's tubbed.
      Full welded in triangulated cage, inc suspension points.
      modified and strenghened area for rear wing mounting.
      Modified footwell for pedal box
      Modified to fit seats in lower and further back and welded in eyebolt points
      Modified for side exit exhaust
      And much more
      Painted white inside and underneath, black roof and door returns etc

      suspension, brakes etc.
      Seam welded and strengthened subframes.
      Fully poly bushed
      Adj rose jointed arms upper and lower, fr+rr
      Tein flex coilovers.
      K-sport 356 front 330 rear
      servo removed
      Tilton 3pedal floor mount pedal box
      Twin m/c for brakes. Ballance bar and remote adjuster.
      Full braided hoses inside car
      25mm spacers fr+rr
      Volk TE37 10.5 et15, toyo r888 295 rr
      Volk TE37 9.5 et 12, r888 265 fr
      Wheels painted black with new stickers
      Tein tie rods,bump steer rod ends

      Engine
      I figured the engine can be upgraded at any time, so for now it is internally standard. This will give me time to get the rest of the car set up and let me get some money together. So far it has

      Gt2871r .86 3" housing
      tomei 260 procams, new rockers and tomei valve springs
      740cc inj, fuellab adj fpr, greddy fuel rail adapter
      greddy baffled sump.
      Tomei n1 oil block adapter.
      Custom aeroquip and mocal oil cooler and filter relocation with thermostat.
      Custom intercooler.
      Thicker alloy rad, with 2 fans and thermostat
      Fully enclosed and sealed ducting.
      Horsham ss manifold. lagged
      Custom ss exhaust exiting nsr 1/4 panel, fully lagged to the end with copper lagging.
      All custom pipework
      Power fc d-jetro
      ACT prolite flywheel and HD clutch
      Uprated slave cylinder and custom braided lines from pedal box
      Cusco engine mounts and polly box mount

      Fueling

      ATL 40l saver cell, remote filler under hatch in boot lid.
      ATL swirl pot
      Atl level guage and sender
      Lifter pump and bosch 44 high pressure pump.
      Fuellab filters
      Aeroquip -6 and -8 hoses and fittings
      Krontec hardline fuel pipe through cabin

      outside
      Full wide body designed and built from lightweight frp
      Bootlid with fuel hatch
      Doors
      Rear 1/4s
      Sills with rear brake ducts, and incorporates part of flat floor
      rear bumper
      fr wings, bonnet, bumper designed for s15 lights
      Fr wings designed to exit air from arch's
      Bumper designed with all ducting in mind and quick removable
      moulded s15 lights in frp with single light units. (only half a kg each!)
      Custom solid front splitter, mounts to chassis not bumper.
      Flat floor and custom rear diffuser (not in pic)
      C-west rear wing, and custom mounts to lift it higher up and fix to chassis not boot lid.
      Carbon roof scoop
      Custom carbon front cannards
      Spa carbon mirrors
      Full polycarbonate windows, rear has 3 naca ducts for air escape, doors fixed, all bolted in.
      Front screen bolted in

      inside

      Fully stripped of everything, doors are empty, with lightweight trim panels.
      Sound deadening removed, origonal wiring looms ditched.
      All heater, blower and ac boxes removed.
      Full custom lightweight wiring loom. inc fuse boxes, starter cable, ign wires etc.
      Frp lightweight dash, minimal switches (nothing left to switch)

      Duct from fr bumper, up through engine bay, through servo hole and onto front screen, with in line blower.

      Corbeau pro carbon kevlar seats.
      Sabelt 6 point 3" harnesses
      Custom alloy foot rests
      Alloy box to enclose exhaust behind passenger

      Plumbed in fire ext with 4 nozzels, int and ext pull cables
      red top 35, in alloy box. Cut off switch etc
      profebc b boost controller
      Stack motorsport dash with lap timing and action replay.

      Sparco wheel with removable boss and extension to bring it nearer to the driver. dash buttons mounted on it for lap timing and changing display layers.

      Pheww......
      There is loads more, and loads of changes here and there, but without pics its hardly worth mentioning.
      Last edited by veilside180sx; 10-12-2008, 07:04 PM.
      Between rides...unless you count a WD21...

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      • #4
        Looks like the suspension parts...were definately an oversight.
        Between rides...unless you count a WD21...

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        • #5
          He's not winning any awards with the engine either. I've got more spares than he has in use.
          She's built like a Steakhouse, but she handles like a Bistro.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Epstein View Post
            He's not winning any awards with the engine either. I've got more spares than he has in use.
            Looks good in pictures though.=)
            Between rides...unless you count a WD21...

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            • #7
              Can't say I disagree with his approach on the engine - it looks like that should provide plenty of power and be reliable on track usage as long as his cooling is up to the task.

              The suspension looks pretty rough though... Tein Flex's with some low rate K-Sport springs? bleh
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              • #8
                Head package and turbo are a mismatch, but that could be fixed with a smaller ar exhaust housing. I'm having a hard time figuring out what's going on with his fuel setup, which is complete overkill for a 350whp setup. Who recircs a speed density setup then leaves the valve cover vents unhandled? A temp switch in the upper rad hose and ProfecB specII? His S14 PFC should handle both of those functions.

                But hey, he's got a pedal box and a fire system. It must be a racecar!

                The work looks top notch, though. It's just going to suck when he shows up at Silverstone and gets worked by a bolt-ons GTi-R.
                Last edited by Epstein; 10-12-2008, 08:23 PM.
                She's built like a Steakhouse, but she handles like a Bistro.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Def View Post
                  The suspension looks pretty rough though... Tein Flex's with some low rate K-Sport springs? bleh
                  Pretty sure he's talking about brakes with the Ksport reference.

                  So suspension and brakes are total crap. But he does have a sweet pedal box.

                  Oh and Corbeau seats, what kind of real race car has those crappy seats in it?

                  But it looks like it's really fast.
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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Wiisass View Post
                    Pretty sure he's talking about brakes with the Ksport reference.

                    So suspension and brakes are total crap. But he does have a sweet pedal box.

                    Oh and Corbeau seats, what kind of real race car has those crappy seats in it?

                    But it looks like it's really fast.

                    Oh, I see that now. K-Sport brakes? Bleh...

                    And who goes on track with 25mm(!!!) spacers?!?!?!
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                    • #11
                      Nice and all, but this is the mother of all S14 project.
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                      Last edited by WilloW; 10-13-2008, 01:17 AM.

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                      • #12
                        lol it took the guy 3 years to do all the aero work, underneath car, over car, etc... that's all :P

                        I totally agree on the parts thta actually matter though lol. He ran out of money. At least he has vision. Totally big suck on tein flexes and ksport brakes apparently those UK guys love them and say they work great so who knows.. ksport is more 'popular' in the uk lol. Totally missed out on alot of things but gotta give the guy credit forall the work by himself by hand.
                        "hexa-dodecahedron-triple-threaded-super-eleventy-way-adjustment-spec" dampers. -Def

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                        • #13
                          its a great vision and a good direction. But with so much dedication and time spent on aero and body work and then taking the easy way out on the engine and suspension is just a huge cop out. I think itll end up show car, ot like the Tein RB S15 that was supposed to be this HUGE time attack killer or drift car that just disappeared and never placed in anything.

                          Without any track tiem and development i think most of these purpose built cars just end up having lost of problem areas that are easy to blame and hard to identify/fix. Seat time and post-event analysis/adjustments is true car development IMO.

                          He should have saved some money and put it towards seat time and then realized where the aero would benefit and the power would be unusable.

                          I could rant about this direction and development for hours so ill cut myself off meow. Those of you who know how i operate and go about tracking and modifying will understand.
                          NASA HPDE Instructor

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by a_ahmed View Post
                            lol it took the guy 3 years to do all the aero work, underneath car, over car, etc... that's all :P

                            I totally agree on the parts thta actually matter though lol. He ran out of money. At least he has vision. Totally big suck on tein flexes and ksport brakes apparently those UK guys love them and say they work great so who knows.. ksport is more 'popular' in the uk lol. Totally missed out on alot of things but gotta give the guy credit forall the work by himself by hand.
                            That's because JUST like here 99.9% of the cars modified there, never see any form of motorsports use.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by jmauld View Post
                              That's because JUST like here 99.9% of the cars modified there, never see any form of motorsports use.
                              I hope not . Although, most of the track events I go to I'm usually the only s14 out there.

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