June 2016: After 19 years of ownership, I've recently sold my S14 :( (more on this below)
A list of the Nissans (S13 and S14) I've owned:
My new project: 1987 LandCruiser w/ a V8 under the hood...
I know you're here for Nissan / 240SX info...so keep reading:
1996 Nissan 240SX SE
I bought it in April of '97 with exactly 20,487 miles on it...bone stock, automatic...and S-L-O-W.
I started to modify it in August of 1998, and it's been through a complete N/A (bolt-ons) buildup, a non-intercooled turbo setup,
and 2 KA motors...
In June of 2016, it was sold...with 131,00X miles and the mods listed below:
Custom KA24DE turbo setup:
Garrett T3/T04E (50 trim compressor, .63 A/R turbine housing with HPC coating)
Ground Zero Manifold (click here for a pic)
TiAL 38mm wastegate (dumped) with 10psi spring
GReddy VSPL intercooler
3" downpipe and full exhaust (custom, fabbed up by yours truly)
Engine Management: Jim Wolf Technology ECU programmed for 50lb injectors and a Ford Cobra MAF
JWT (billet) Top Feed Fuel Rail...
(read here for more about the turbo buildup, blow-up, fix, and dyno story from way back in March '03...)
JWT Cams (Intake: ~256 degrees @ .490" lift / Exhaust: ~256)
1st generation "DSM" Blow Off Valve, Recirculated
Koyo Aluminum Radiator with Altima electric fans
Koni 8611 Race Shocks in custom housings (front and rear)
Ground Control coilover sleeves with 600lbs/in Eibach springs (front), 450lbs/in Eibach springs (rear)
Whiteline Adjustable Anti-Roll Bar (front only)...stock "SE" model rear swaybar.
Off-brand Front Strut Tower Brace, modified to clear the turbo
Battle Version rear upper arms
SPL Parts toe arms and traction arms
Secci Spherical T/C rods
Home-made "NISMO Power Brace" (T/C rod bracket / brace)
Alignment: -2.7 camber (front) with zero toe, 7.2 degrees caster, -2.2 camber (rear) with .10 total toe (rear).
Wheels / Tires:
Enkei RPF1, 17X9.5, +18
255/40-17 Hankook RS-3 tires on all four corners
(in this picture, the tires are 245/45-17 Kumho V710's)
Front: 300ZX (30mm AL calipers), Hawk HP-PLUS Pads
Rear: 300ZX, Axxis Ultimate Pads
SPL parts conversion lines
E-brake: J30 rear hubs + e-brake, custom cables, Z32 handle
5-speed Tranny Swap
ACT Street Clutch
11lb Chromoly Flywheel (added August '07)
B&M Short Shifter
S15 Helical Limited Slip (4.08 ratio)
Alpine CD Player (the rest of the stereo stuff weighed too much, so I tossed it...!)
Sparco Evo 2 seat, with custom rails (side mount - super low, NO slider) - (click here for a pic)
MazWorx "U-weld" rollbar - 4-point, with G-Force 6pt harnesses - - (click here for a pic)
(MazWorx provides a pre-bent hoop and harness bar, and the downbars, etc...and I did all the cutting/welding/finishing)
DEKA lightweight battery (in the trunk)
Custom Radiator Cooling Panel
"Sunroof Delete"...it weighed too much, and it took up valuable head room - So I tossed it.
What lives there now is a piece of tinted Lucite...almost looks stock.
"What's under the hood?" Pic: (as of February 2012)
The other S-chassis cars I've owned over the years: