Lifted Nissan 180SX Is A Rock-Crawling Drift Coupe

Lifted Nissan 180SX Is A Rock-Crawling Drift Coupe


Japanese-spec turbocharged S13 has been kitted out with 30-inch all-terrain tires and customized suspension elevate


by Chris Chilton

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 Lifted Nissan 180SX Is A Rock-Crawling Drift Coupe

Nissan’s S13 coupe from the late Eighties and early Nineties is a well-liked base for modifiers, no query. In truth it’s tough nowadays to seek out an S13 that hasn’t been fiddled with indirectly. However these modifications are normally added with the objective of constructing the Nissan a greater observe automobile, or most of the time, a greater drift automobile.

So this conversion is somewhat totally different. As an alternative of constructing the Nissan decrease, they make it taller. And as an alternative of studying drift it round obstacles, you’ll be able to nearly drive over them because of the massive quantity of extra floor clearance and big 30-inch all-terrain tires.

It began life in 1996 as a JDM 180SX, which is the turbocharged Japanese model of the naturally-aspirated and slower 240SX bought in America. That meant it left the manufacturing facility with a 2.0-liter SR20DET 2.0-liter turbo 4 making simply over 200 hp (203 hp), although it’s doable that modifications just like the Greddy intercooler and customized exhaust system have liberated just a few extra horses since.

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The engine mods although, are actually the least attention-grabbing ones on this construct, which features a one-off customized suspension elevate package, Rocket Bunny over-fenders, 15-inch Methodology Race wheels, these 30-inch BFGoodrich All-Terrain T/A tires we talked about earlier, and different tweaks to the bumpers and lights. Inside, there are aftermarket seat covers, an aftermarket steering wheel and shift knob, a Panasonic head unit and a type of Japanese toll card readers that’s going to be of no use on the I95 however is a enjoyable reminder of its previous life.

Previous exhausting life, that ought to most likely say. The Carfax report lists a collision in January 2023 plus a mileage discrepancy the next month and there are cracks within the sprint and numerous little bits of trim lacking. However that’s what occurs with outdated efficiency vehicles. They get used as supposed and don’t keep in excellent situation.

No, this Nissan SX, which is now positioned within the U.S. and up on the market on the Vehicles & Bids public sale website, isn’t excellent, however it’s totally different and has an actual sense of enjoyable, and that counts for many supplied you’re not searching for a trailer queen.

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