Thursday 31 January 2019

Nissan Silvia S15 Spec R Update - January 2019

Hi folks,

I'd like to start this brief S15 update by wishing you a happy new year! Let's hope 2019 is the year we all want it to be.

So onto the car.

Over the winter I have changed up a few items on the car, starting with matching door cards and interior trim:

With the interior sorted it was time to add a little bling to the near stock engine bay, so an aluminium intake pipe was sourced:

This tidies up the intake side of the engine bay plus enhances the sound of the intake noise.

Next, I moved onto suspension, the car came over from Japan with a set of used Bilstein shocks and springs. These always felt a little crashy however I had no idea how bad they were. It turns out, pretty bad:

So they were promptly replaced with a brand new set of adjustable MeisterR coilovers.

I am very happy with the composure and handling of these coilovers, the adjustable top mounts are also very helpful.

Now the car was looking good on the inside and sitting right on the outside it was time to add some stance, enter Volk Racing.

A used set of TE37s in good condition were sourced, these are 17" / 9j / et12 all round and are wrapped in Yokohama AD06r semi-slick tyres.

I initially had some rubbing issues after fitting the wheels on my all stock arches, so a call to Arch Enemy was placed and I had the good man out that same week.

Both front and rear arches were rolled with no paint cracking and now even when pressing on there is no rubbing. Great job Arch Enemy!

Next up on my list is a Nistune, fuel pump, boost controller and a tune. That should bring me to my target of 300 bhp at the flywheel.

Stay tuned for more updates. Want to see what else i'm up to? Check out the latest driving games and car games on and maybe i'll see you there racing my digital S15!


Dan said...

Hi there.

Where did you get those door cards from?


Joe said...

Hi Dan,

Thanks for reaching out. I got the doorcards from a breaker car at Garage-D.

Keep an eye on eBay and the SXOC and some should turn up before long.

If you cant wait, try importing a set from Yahoo Japan through nengun. said...

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