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Midnight Purple Type X, 327rwkw daily slut, drifter, streeter PIC HEAVY

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So I thought I'd finally do a write up on my 1996 Midnight Purple 180sx Type-X. I've owned it now for about 3 years and I bought it off a family friend who had had it for about 4 years before me.

 

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It came fairly stock when i got it, had a few tasteful mods from someone in japan though and it came with nismo certificates from factory along with all the service books. The nismo certificates were for the clutch and flywheel upgrade, braided lines on the brakes and a bigger slave cylinder.

The other mods it had was a Blitz NUR cat back exhaust system, GTR fuel pump, do-luck floor brace, rear cusco strut brace, bilstein front shocks with damper adjustment and shitty king springs in the back.

 

Its come along way from when I got it...

 

 

I've blown 2 SR's,, one gearbox, one driveshaft and so many other parts its not even funny. But every time something breaks its time to upgrade!

 

These are the mods it has now:

 

Engine: (built by forced motorworx)

 

Apexi Power FC D-Jetro

Custom S13.4 Rocker Cover (no need for catch can)

Bosch 2000cc Injectors

Turbosmart Fuel Pressure Regulator, Proflow gauge

Aeroflow Billet Top Feed Rail, Twin Entry

Braided Fuel Lines

Walbro 460lph E85 Fuel Pump

Alloy Radiator

JE Pistons

Spool Rods

Cometic Head Gasket

ARP Head Studs

ARP Flywheel Bolts

Greddy Magnetic Sump Plug

BC Valve Springs

BC 264 Cams

BC Retainers

BC Adjustable Cam Gears

GKTech Rocker Arm Stoppers

Nissan Gasket Kit

Nissan Timing Kit

Nissan Oil Pump

Body Loom Tucked and Rerouted

ACL Race Bearing Kit

Winged Cast Sump

Custom No Holes FMIC Kit (Havoc Fab)

Custom Airbox

4" Intake Pipe

Block Machining:

-chem clean and check

-bore and hone

-crank grind linish and balance

-balance rotating assembly

-balance and blueprint pistons and rods

-deck blockwith timing cover

Head Machining:

-chem clean and check

-pressure and vac test

-resurface head

-3 angle valve grind

-replace valve stem seals

-k line valve guides

Turbo and Exhaust:

Custom Steam Pipe Manifold (high mount)

Turbosmart 44mm External Gate with Screamer Pipe

Kinugawa TD06SL2-20G 8cm V-band

Braided

3” Custom Dump with Flex Pipe

High Flow Cat

Blitz NUR Exhaust

 

Driveline:

 

Z32 Gearbox

Bell Housing Professionally Machined

Engineered To Slide Z32-SR20 Adaptor Plate

Engineered To Slide Gearbox Mount

NPC clutch rated to 400rwkw

NPC Custom 10” Lightened Flywheel

ARP Flywheel Bolts

Custom Tailshaft

Solid Rear Subframe Bushes

S14 Lower Control Arms

S14 Knuckles

S14 Front Brakes with 5 Stud Conversion (will come with R33 front brakes and rotors)

R33 Rear Brakes with 5 Stud Conversion

R33 Drum Handbrake Assembly with Eagle Adaptor

HSD HR Front Coilovers

Tanabe Rear Coilovers

Reshimmed Diff

Adjustable Traction Arms

Adjustable Castor Arm

Adjustable Rear Camber Arms

Adjustable Rear Toe Arms

Cusco Front Strut Brace

Cusco Rear Strut Brace

New Rack Ends

New Tie Rods

Steering Lock Spacers (both slip in and screw in)

New Rack End Boots

 

Body:

 

Factory Midnight Purple LP2

Type X Spoiler

Type X Front Bar & Extensions

Type X Rear Pods and Valance

Type X Side Skirts

Type X Extension Front Lip

(all factory plastic except front lip)

Type X Tail lights

Kermit The Frog Under Bonnet

Work Meister S13P Custom Metallic Charcoal Centre with Polished Lips:

18 x 9 +6 Front

Achilles ATR Sport

18 x 10 +5 Rear

Federal RSR

SSR Koenig 3 Piece

18 x 9 +17

18 x 10 +22

 

Interior:

 

Factory Type X Interior

Purple Drift Button

Apexi EL Hand Controller (for power fc)

Cams Spec Half Cage

Factory Nissan Quarter Window Inserts (rare as)

Kenwood Mp3/USB/AUX Digital Radio

 

 

The first day I went to pick it up. It had sat here for 2 years unmoved.

 

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Got a roady

 

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Bought some wheels, thinking they're awseome

 

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Mrs got me a seat!

 

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Went to the track, did a few skids and learnt a few things.

 

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Mate bought a midnight purple type x too

 

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Blew the stock SR gearbox so i thought I'd upgrade to a Z32 along with a new clutch while im at it. Ended up going with the ORC 409D single plate.

 

SR v Z32

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Nigels conversion kit ETS

 

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Bell housing machined, thanks to my dad's work

 

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made up some plates for clearance issues in the tunnel

 

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Gave it a clean and a paint

 

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After much swearing, abuse and sore hands, it was finally in...

 

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After a while I blew a motor, and another so I got fed up and decided to get it all forged, it had a TD06 + supporting mods during this period making 249rwkw.

 

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painted some stuff on it

 

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Lobbed it in there and at some point i bought a cams spec cage.

 

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Loaded it up on a trailer for the run in tune at chequered tuning with Trent.

 

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Love their car!

 

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On the way to the full boost tune and the police pulled me over to say g'day lol

 

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Ended up making 307rwkw

 

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Upgraded the radiator

 

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Went a did a skid

 

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At forced motorworx for a check up

 

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Went to Neil at Primal Garage to make me up an S13.4 Rocker Cover

 

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Had a little boo boo

 

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After that I decided to go for the original Type X look and make it a little more aggressive.

 

I went looking for wheels and ended up buying 2 pair and a set.

I got a pair of Blitz 03's because i love them and thought I'd run them mismatched with a pair of Work Rezax..... Then a Set of Work Meisters came up for a good price and i couldnt help myself!

They were 18 x 9 +5 front and 18 x 10 +6 at the rear...guards needed work now...

 

I really had to refurbish them because the previous owner had already stripped the paint and started on them.

I ended up getting the lips polished and going for a charcoal metallic centre.

 

My wheel whoring

 

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Mrs cleaning the silicon for me

 

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Finished product before torquing it down

 

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guards flared and test fitting

 

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at home!

 

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How she sits now

 

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I entered Matsuri this month so i thought I'd do some reliability mods and make sure everythiig is 100% so i dont have any issues at the track.

I ended up getting all my intercooler piping redone for the least amount of lag, redone my front and dump pipe, changed my intake to 4" and had an airbox made up.

A few months back I also decided to do a little stencil under my bonnet for a laugh.

 

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Next week I have a retune booked in for E85, I didn't want any more power out of the car. It already has heaps for what I want to do with it but I thought for reliability, response and it will run cooler so why not do it.

I ended up going with the Bosch 2000cc injectors, turbosmart FPR, Aeroflow billet twin entry rail along with a Wallbro 460lph E85 fuel pump. I had never made up braided hose before or made up the plugs for injectors. Wasn't too hard and nothing leaked when i pressurized the rail.

 

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Well I'll update my page on friday after the cars back from its E85 tune at Chequered Tuning.

 

Cheers,

Bally

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Nice build. Might want to remove the skid pic for legal reasons; don't want to give the po-po any extra ammunition should they go looking for dirt.

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f**k yeah this is baller!

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Nice build. Might want to remove the skid pic for legal reasons; don't want to give the po-po any extra ammunition should they go looking for dirt.

As the mythical tale of the skid goes, it was apparently done far far away on a long and private road.

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Thanks guys for all the positive feedback :)

 

pmod - the skid was done on a private road and nesta1 was literally there

 

Well I got the car back from Chequered tuning and it made a 327rwkw with 474nm on E85 which I was happy with. It had a little issue with the wastegate spring being a little soft so it was replaced with a stiffer one and all was good B)

 

Before the tune I was doing some matsuri prep so I heat wrapped my front and dump, turbo lines and some others that are close to the hot side. Trying to do as much preventative maintenance as possible!

The last thing left for matsuri is getting a wheel alignment done and making sure I have enough fuel and tyres.

 

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Bit of an update too, I ended up selling my Work Meisters as someone randomly offered my money I couldn't really say no to... do miss them :blush:

 

Here's how it sits now with the SSR Koenigs 18 x 9 +17 Front and 18 x 10 +22. Just need to put the right sized tyres on the rims as they I bought them from a dude who owned an accord euro and they are really stretched... 205's and 215's

 

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Noticed you went a hybrid rocker cover. You having no issues using it and eliminating the catch can? I'm going to do the same and wondering how well it functions.

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yeah it works perfect, I just did winter matsuri and it had no issue whatsoever.

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