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#1 Dj Chetti

  • Joined:28-May 11
  • Location:Australia SA
  • Car:RX7 FD3 S6 Type R2

Posted 28 March 2012 - 08:52 AM

Hey peeps, I thought I'd do a bit of a build thread on my drift car... Thanks for reading :)

Here is how the car sits today
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So the car all started like this, was pretty rough and needed a bit of work, but I got it cheap so I really wasn't fussed...
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Me and my cousin basically got to work straight away on the car cleaning it out and tidying up loose ends, the car didn't run when we got it home, we tried for hours to get it started and we found that the stock fuel pump wasn't pumping puel properly, so that went in the bin and I went straight for a Walbro...
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I know its a CA, but to be honest it really doesn't matter whats in it, as long as it makes enough power to spin the back wheels, and it does so getting a SR dropped in it is just a waste of time... Plus, I dont mind the CA18...

After we got the thing running it was blowing a lot of smoke, we checked everything, turns out the turbo had spat the rear seal so I went and got myself a rebuilt kit from ATS and gave it a quick rebuild...
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Getting the turbo apart was pretty tedious, was my first time taking apart a turbo and I'll be honest I was surprised at the simplicity of them!
Once it got it apart I cleaned it up (which took ages!) and was left with this...
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Putting it together was pretty damn easy, only took me an hour and I was done :)

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After that I bolted it all back up and started it and she ran sweet, but was still blowing a little bit of smoke, so I started to re check anything else to see if I missed something, but I just couldn't work out what it was, so the car was sent off to the boys at Jaustech where they fitted a new dump pipe, exhaust, cleaned up the smoking problem (turns out there was oil in the stock cooler and thats what was creating the smoke) and gave it a nice tune... The car on stock boost made 110rwkw which I was pretty happy with considering it was dead stock apart from an exhaust...

After getting the car back I gave it a bit of a pressure pack job, turned out alright!
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But after about 2 months of searching for a front bar, I just couldn't find anything so I wacked a Silvia front on it cos I found all the panels dirrrrt cheap!
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Not long after that was completed I managed to find some nice meshies real cheap so they were fitted up for a few months... Also I found some cheap coilovers that are still in the car now, they serve their purpose, but I'd really love to get some new ones, maybe in the near future I might...
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After all that was fitted up it was time to hit the track for the first time ever! I got 1 lap in and blew a coolant hose I couldn't replace, so the car went back on the trailer lol, that week, I ordered a silicone hose kit for it and fitted it up also bypassing the heater system... Next drift practice I went out with not even one problem, was stoked with the way the car ran and even though it was underpowered it was still so much fun!

A couple of months passed with no changes, so far I've driven the car 5 times in total and its my first time ever doing drifting and I love it... Here is a couple of vids from my last time out at drift practice at Mallala...




At that drift practice a few mates came out and they were finding it hard to work out who I was cos there was a few matte black 180's out there so thus brought on the paint change, first the car went like this...
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I was pretty happy with it, its a pretty stand out color, my mates would definitely be able to work out who I was out there now!

But I really wanted to do a theme for the car, I was going to go with amine, but I heard a few boys were coming out with it this year so I scrapped that, and a friend of mine said to me "hey how about angry birds" and that was it, my mind was set, so I went looking for stickers to get myself started, found some stuff on ebay and got them straight away and got started on the car, the end product is as you see it now...

I also got some new wheels for it 16x10 +25 all round to finish off the look I am going for!
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Future things are, getting a huge angry birds sticker for the bonnet and also a few other little ones for other spots on the car and also build a new engine....

Just last week I got a half cage and on the weekend just passed I entended the adjustment on the stock handbrake so that I could get more use out of it as it stretches more...
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The car hasn't been out to the last few meets as I have been busy getting the car ready for Mallanats... Hope to see you all come out to support drifting at Mallanats :)

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Edited by Dj Chetti, 30 March 2012 - 10:09 PM.


#2 kickerz

  • Joined:04-March 08
  • Car:nissan silvia s15

Posted 30 March 2012 - 10:17 AM

Car looks tuff I like the cage

#3 Lucas.

  • Joined:25-November 08
  • Location:Australia SA
  • Car:Toyota 4 runner

Posted 30 March 2012 - 10:30 AM

Dude! Rims? Where ? How much?

#4 Sandy Lewis 180sx

  • Joined:14-March 12
  • Location:Australia VIC
  • Car:1992 180sx SR20DET

Posted 30 March 2012 - 10:48 AM

Nice Job, it will defiantly stand out in the crowd :)

#5 Dj Chetti

  • Joined:28-May 11
  • Location:Australia SA
  • Car:RX7 FD3 S6 Type R2

Posted 30 March 2012 - 09:58 PM

Cheers! :) Cage was done by Craig Williams at McLaren Vale

View PostLucas., on 30 March 2012 - 10:30 AM, said:

Dude! Rims? Where ? How much?

They are 16x10 +25 with a 205/50 on em, got em off ebay, were about $450 delivered, there are a few places that sell em, but atm everywhere is out of stock, I actually wanna get 4 more cos the guys at the track wont stretch the tyres that far for me... If I remember, when I find someone, I'll PM you...


View PostSandy Lewis 180sx, on 30 March 2012 - 10:48 AM, said:

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Haha yeah spectators will be planning their next move!

Edited by Dj Chetti, 30 March 2012 - 10:02 PM.


#6 Dj Chetti

  • Joined:28-May 11
  • Location:Australia SA
  • Car:RX7 FD3 S6 Type R2

Posted 30 March 2012 - 10:00 PM

Oh and I have to run a 30mm spacer on the front to clear the struts, back fits fine but I will be putting a 25mm spacer on there to bring it out further and make it more baller :D

#7 Lucas.

  • Joined:25-November 08
  • Location:Australia SA
  • Car:Toyota 4 runner

Posted 31 March 2012 - 09:37 AM

What brand?

#8 Dj Chetti

  • Joined:28-May 11
  • Location:Australia SA
  • Car:RX7 FD3 S6 Type R2

Posted 31 March 2012 - 09:50 PM

Sorry bud, the boxes they came in had "Geko" on them...

#9 oli_91_sil

  • Joined:29-February 12
  • Location:Australia QLD
  • Car:1991 S13 Coupe

Posted 01 April 2012 - 04:08 PM

looks mean mate!

#10 negativecamber

  • Joined:14-April 04
  • Location:Australia QLD

Posted 01 April 2012 - 05:06 PM

Option 1 garage have those rims as a site sponsor

#11 Dj Chetti

  • Joined:28-May 11
  • Location:Australia SA
  • Car:RX7 FD3 S6 Type R2

Posted 01 April 2012 - 07:08 PM

View Postnegativecamber, on 01 April 2012 - 05:06 PM, said:

Option 1 garage have those rims as a site sponsor

Yeah mate thats where I got mine from, but unfortunately they are out of stock for at least the next 7 weeks, I messaged them last week, I was spewing cos I need more for Mallanats this month so I'm trying to find someone else that stocks them...

#12 Dj Chetti

  • Joined:28-May 11
  • Location:Australia SA
  • Car:RX7 FD3 S6 Type R2

Posted 09 April 2012 - 09:26 PM

So the other day I managed to find a CA18 long motor so I could get cracking on my new build, I'm in no rush to build it so when its done its done I guess lol

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It had failed on cylinder 4, the bearing on the crank had frayed everywhere... After pulling it down I found that it had 'Ross' forged pistons in it, they look to be in pretty good condition so I'll probably be using them again...
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I've also got a fully recond head with brand new valves and springs, pretty much brand new everything, just has no cams, I'll be getting poncams for it when the head is ready to go on the motor...
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I also friday sent off my lower half of the inlet manifold to get the holes welded up and machined smooth where the butterflies once were... I'll post up pics when I get it back...

Edited by Dj Chetti, 09 April 2012 - 09:27 PM.


#13 Dj Chetti

  • Joined:28-May 11
  • Location:Australia SA
  • Car:RX7 FD3 S6 Type R2

Posted 24 April 2012 - 04:48 PM

Here is some new pics of the final look of the car (for now)...

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#14 Dj Chetti

  • Joined:28-May 11
  • Location:Australia SA
  • Car:RX7 FD3 S6 Type R2

Posted 14 May 2012 - 07:02 PM

Here are some Pics and Vids from Mallanats, enjoy...







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#15 Hally

  • Joined:04-July 06
  • Location:Australia SA
  • Car:rb25 s13

Posted 04 June 2012 - 06:16 PM

Cool car mate I was watching ya at mallanats haha new it looked under powered but didn't relies it was basically a stock ca haha nice work!





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