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spio
18-06-07, 04:38 AM
Hi everyone *waves*. My name is Harry and I've been a lurker here for quite some time. I've finally decided to bite the bullet and join hehe.

My current ride is a 96' 180SX Type X. I've owned the car for about 3 months now.

Mods - nothing exciting
Blitz FMIC
Tein superstreet coilovers
M's induction system
Kakimoto turboback exhaust

Future plans
remove the DRC sticker :lol:
different wheels, something wider to fill out the guards
bigger turbo, T28BB or GT28RS
upgraded fuel system
PowerFC
5 stud and brake conversion

A few pictures:
http://members.optusnet.com.au/h.le/180_1.jpg
http://members.optusnet.com.au/h.le/180_2.jpg



Prior to the 180, I had a 4 door R33 (taxis ftw! :) ). Unfortunately it was rear ended and deemed a write off.

http://members.optusnet.com.au/h.le/sky_1.jpg
http://members.optusnet.com.au/h.le/sky_hit.jpg


Well, I hope to meet you guys in the near future

lite
18-06-07, 07:54 AM
Nice Type X, I've never seen them come in Red (in Aus that is). Very nice!

Sp33dY
18-06-07, 08:53 AM
nice .... but lose the rear spoiler (that isnt wide enough), and the aweful rear nissan badge -- shocking placement! I blame the prev owner of course :)

josh2.5
18-06-07, 10:09 AM
Yeah im with Speedy what is doing with that Nissan badge? Quite an odd location.

Other than that it looks good man. Liking the red!

spio
18-06-07, 12:15 PM
nice .... but lose the rear spoiler (that isnt wide enough), and the aweful rear nissan badge -- shocking placement! I blame the prev owner of course :)


you can blame nissan for that rear badge lol

dc5r168
18-06-07, 12:41 PM
nice car!!

Nobbsy
18-06-07, 02:59 PM
Nice 180 spio, i'm torn on the wing though, I kinda almost like the type-x wing but then again sometimes I don't. Good ot see another s13 though :)

Justin Fox
18-06-07, 04:13 PM
Welcome welcome! Got to love a Type-X 180!

shonen
18-06-07, 04:38 PM
Ohhh a real Type X.....NICE !

Welcome to JDMST.

Was considering a black Type X at one stage !!

phillb
18-06-07, 05:42 PM
Welcome, Spio :) I actually saw your 4dr for sale on SAU while I had the soarer, I thought you'd sold it? but I cant believe they call it a right off!

A'PEXi
18-06-07, 05:46 PM
nice type x

Kaotic
18-06-07, 05:58 PM
Nice ride! how were u able to drive that r33 gts on ya greens?

vtec-NA.th
18-06-07, 06:12 PM
nice car!! i think if u got your p's before 1 july 2006, the legislation doesn't affect you.

my friend has a s15 and he's on his greens.

doofus
18-06-07, 06:20 PM
nice nice! welcome dude!:D

Deviliss
18-06-07, 06:44 PM
Nice Ride!

Dori*mon
18-06-07, 07:19 PM
nice 180, looks hot

josh..
18-06-07, 08:25 PM
noice lookin cars indeed!

ekaTE37
18-06-07, 09:07 PM
Nice 180! I like it

Kikkoman
18-06-07, 10:13 PM
and the aweful rear nissan badge -- shocking placement! I blame the prev owner of course :)

Dont quote me on this, but I think they came like that from factory.

Rotary_rockeT
19-06-07, 11:50 AM
oh very exciting 180~! i wanted a type X but i can't use it in my movie . . . =(

Rotary_rockeT
19-06-07, 11:50 AM
i think you should take the write off as a good thing since it lead to such a nice 180 he he ;)

SPL_K
19-06-07, 05:34 PM
look its lowas dc2r in the background ! and the last i saw the wreck of the skyline was in front of pete's place !

s2ky_
23-06-07, 06:51 PM
oh very exciting 180~! i wanted a type X but i can't use it in my movie . . . =(

???
why are you like making initiald the movie part II or something?


lol trev! u also forgot to mention it was my SLR used to take the pic with lowas car.. ahah!

G3TFKD
23-06-07, 06:56 PM
look its lowas dc2r in the background ! and the last i saw the wreck of the skyline was in front of pete's place !

aye the last you saw the wreck was at castle hill


i think you should take the write off as a good thing since it lead to such a nice 180 he he ;)

i agree. thanks harry :lol:

Lowa
23-06-07, 07:37 PM
lol ... hoons

G3TFKD
23-06-07, 07:43 PM
lol ... hoons

SIF HOONS!!!

Jovanah
23-06-07, 08:10 PM
From a fellow Type X owner, Nice never seen a red one before.

rustyturbo
23-06-07, 08:16 PM
I saw that crash, your a hoon mate. Hope you dont wreck this one...:???:

spio
24-06-07, 06:22 PM
I saw that crash, your a hoon mate. Hope you dont wreck this one...:???:

haha i wasn't at fault :)

spio
24-08-07, 03:20 PM
Update!

Mainly cosmetic changes. I replaced those horrid white wheels with some LMGT4s, removed the DRC sticker and tinted my windows hehe.

Anyway here are some pictures of my updated ride!



http://members.optusnet.com.au/h.le/LMGT4/one.jpg

http://members.optusnet.com.au/h.le/LMGT4/two.jpg

Cappuccino
24-08-07, 03:25 PM
very very nice...... would look better without the nissan badge ;)

felixR
24-08-07, 03:40 PM
much better now! :)

DrewMan
24-08-07, 04:23 PM
does your number plate say barbecue?

spio
24-08-07, 04:35 PM
does your number plate say barbecue?



hehe nah. I couldn't think of anything creative at the time, so I opted for standard issue white plates. It was pure luck they gave me something that kind of looked like "180" lol

phillb
24-08-07, 07:22 PM
Looking much better now Harry :)

type-x
24-08-07, 07:33 PM
seen this car around fairfield area alot. Looking very nice with the LMGT4. Holla if u see me around.

Oscar
24-08-07, 11:04 PM
very yummy

meadan
07-01-08, 09:46 PM
oh i finally found details of this in my bored lurkingness.
you seem to change the wheels everytime i see it in the parking lot:P
very nice car man, i dont normally like 180's, but a nice type X always looks awesome..

Chidori
07-01-08, 09:56 PM
thats looking very nice!

eug4emi
07-01-08, 11:22 PM
always loved the rear of type x, wd

spio
08-01-08, 11:15 PM
thanks for all the kind comments :)




oh i finally found details of this in my bored lurkingness.
you seem to change the wheels everytime i see it in the parking lot:P
very nice car man, i dont normally like 180's, but a nice type X always looks awesome..


haha yeah. I've got a set of work meisters coming in this week. they're in customs at the moment. Let's hope that I'll stick with these wheels lol

spio
20-01-08, 09:54 PM
I went on a bit of a spending spree and bought myself a few bits and pieces

- some meisters
- type x front lip
- carbon fibre rear garnish
- powerfc
- z32 afm
- r33 brakes

I've only had time to put on the rims. Here are some pics!

http://members.optusnet.com.au/h.le/meister1.jpg

http://members.optusnet.com.au/h.le/meister2.jpg

http://members.optusnet.com.au/h.le/meister3.jpg

I had to raise the car up so that the wheels wouldnt foul against the guards. Next step is to get the rear guards flared a bit. Any recommendations to where i should go?

Kikkoman
20-01-08, 09:57 PM
Oh jesus
thats hot.

m0nty
20-01-08, 10:18 PM
Farkin DC2s. Like a pissed bloke at the footie, they've always gotta get in on the camera action.

I liked the LMGT4s better personally.

meadan
23-01-08, 06:16 PM
awesomest offset ever on a 180
what size sires you running?

FC3S
23-01-08, 06:36 PM
can never go wrong with meisters!
very nice man, don't see many red type X's out there!
love it

spio
23-01-08, 09:39 PM
awesomest offset ever on a 180
what size sires you running?


I'm running 235/40 on a 10" rim and 225/45 on a 9" rim.

Got around to flaring my rear guards. Pics up shortly :)

DaN[e]
24-01-08, 09:42 AM
looks awsome.....are these 4 stud or 5 stud???

spio
25-01-08, 06:59 PM
they're 4 stud

NiTo
26-01-08, 09:37 AM
fucking love it!!

spio
07-04-08, 02:14 PM
A few other updates

Got around to flaring the rear guards slightly and lowering the height of the rear. Would ideally like to drop the rear of the car another inch at the rear and another1.5" at the front. But my coilvers wont go any lower. I'm looking at replacing the Superstreets with Monoflexes in the near future.

http://members.optusnet.com.au/o.le/meister1.JPG
http://members.optusnet.com.au/o.le/meister2.JPG

I also gave the car a few power up mods consisting of

T28BB turbo
Walbro fuel pump
Nismo 555cc injectors
Z32 AFM
Blitz Dual SBC Spec-R ebc
PowerFC

I'm making 193rwkw.I'm pretty happy with the results. My tuner suspects there is an exhaust blockage (possibly melted cat) resulting in the 3psi boost drop at the mid to top end. So once that is fixed i should be pushing around 200rwkws

http://members.optusnet.com.au/o.le/dyno.jpg

Rad
07-04-08, 02:31 PM
Nice rims and offset, looks the goods!

s2ky_
07-04-08, 04:22 PM
bout time you updated your thread harry...
looking good yo! keep it up

woosh
07-04-08, 07:11 PM
I <3 Red 180s... and this one tops the list!

Spools
07-04-08, 07:41 PM
saw this at power tune a few weeks back! love it.

Scandrew
08-04-08, 12:15 AM
Hey,

Nice car dude. How do you find the Tein Superstreets? are they Aus or Japspec? Comfortable?

I was looking to replace my Zeals with the Superstreets. Interested in trading? lol

http://members.optusnet.com.au/andrewhuynh7/180sx/newwheels1.jpg

spio
08-04-08, 01:50 AM
saw this at power tune a few weeks back! love it.

I think I saw your car there too. If not it must've been on Fairfield Street. You have a have schmick looking ride also:)


Hey,

Nice car dude. How do you find the Tein Superstreets? are they Aus or Japspec? Comfortable?

I was looking to replace my Zeals with the Superstreets. Interested in trading? lol



My superstreets are Aus spec. They're much more comfortable than other coilovers I have tried. I've sent you a PM regarding trading

phat_nam
08-04-08, 01:59 AM
just saw this car at stratfield, looked very nice..

Bo0o0ost
08-04-08, 07:15 AM
Thats sexc man, congrats!

meadan
08-04-08, 05:44 PM
looks so tough!
the front wheels almost look like they have positive camber compared to the rear :P

is it still the original paint on the guards? they look pretty sweet

super_nerd
08-04-08, 06:21 PM
yeh aus spec superstreets aren't bad. you get a warranty and they are so comfy.

spio
08-04-08, 08:21 PM
just saw this car at stratfield, looked very nice..
hehe yeah popped down to stratty last night for a late night snack


looks so tough!
the front wheels almost look like they have positive camber compared to the rear :P

is it still the original paint on the guards? they look pretty sweet

the camber issues will be fixed very soon. The fronts needs much neg camber as it's runnin only -0.5. From memory the rears are at -3, I'll get everything aligned once I have the time.

That's original paint on the guards.


THe guard is dented. Looks like someone was leaning on it and popped it in. I'm on the hunt for paintless dent removals places. Any recommenedations?

meadan
08-04-08, 08:32 PM
the guards look pretty nice, especially seeing you didnt have to get them repainted. lol it looks so much tougher in real life

one of the guys at work (with the grey s15) is getting all his dents removed with one of those places soon, ill see which place hes going to..

JAP-513
08-04-08, 11:45 PM
type X, nice 1:)

poh_86
09-04-08, 02:26 PM
mind me asking where you got your wheels from and who rolled your gaurds out for you? quite keen to do mine as well

spio
15-06-08, 02:11 PM
mind me asking where you got your wheels from and who rolled your gaurds out for you? quite keen to do mine as well


I bought the wheels from mxfly (eugene). I highly recommend him. Anthony at drift racing industries did the rolling.

spio
15-06-08, 02:56 PM
A few more updates:

The drop in boost was found to be a slipping clutch, so I've since replaced with it with and Exedy HD clutch - no more boost drops :)

I have also upgraded the front brakes to four pot R32 Skyline items. Pulls up much better now. The tein superstreets have been replaced with zeal fucntion coilovers to allow for a lower ride height - thanks scandrew.

http://members.optusnet.com.au/o.le/brakes.jpg

Onto styling, I've whipped on a front lip and sprayed canned it. Eventually I'll get it sprayed properly with my front bar. For the rear, I purchased a carbon style rear garnish. I'm still 50/50 about the looks of it.

http://members.optusnet.com.au/o.le/lip.jpg

The finished product:
http://members.optusnet.com.au/o.le/new1.jpg

http://members.optusnet.com.au/o.le/new2.jpg



Just a reminder of how the car looked when i first purchased it. It was 4wd like haha, and yes that's the previous owner!


http://members.optusnet.com.au/o.le/old1.jpg

http://members.optusnet.com.au/o.le/old2.jpg



The car has changed abit over the past year and I'm quite content with how it is currently. Time to start saving for some nice seats :)

meadan
15-06-08, 03:00 PM
I like the carbon rear garnish.
This car is just awesome hotness!

I hadnt seen it around for a while though, and now i dont work at the same place anymore, so no more perving on it :P

dopey
15-06-08, 03:44 PM
That's hot as :D

Buddah
15-06-08, 03:50 PM
Looks amazing, I'm usually not a fan of the type x wing, but it looks pretty good on your car. Nice transformation ;)

A'PEXi
15-06-08, 04:05 PM
lower the back a bit more and get some 15mm bolt ons :D

tonieez
15-06-08, 04:08 PM
big difference since u first got it! but looking good keep up the good work!

ap
15-06-08, 06:02 PM
HOT!!

spio
16-06-08, 08:15 PM
I like the carbon rear garnish.
This car is just awesome hotness!

I hadnt seen it around for a while though, and now i dont work at the same place anymore, so no more perving on it :P
I haven't been rocking up to work lately because of uni exams. That explains why I haven't seen your new yacht around hehe


lower the back a bit more and get some 15mm bolt ons :D

That's on the agenda. The only thing standing in my way are the rocks in my driveway. :neutral:

lubricious345
18-06-08, 08:08 PM
wow i havnt seen this car in... well wen was the last time i saw u harry?? lol

looking good man

Jovanah
18-06-08, 08:22 PM
Your type X is looking very nice, I like the carbon style rear garnish it give it that extra touch.

Can i ask where did you get the extension for the rear bar from?

spio
18-06-08, 10:49 PM
wow i havnt seen this car in... well wen was the last time i saw u harry?? lol

looking good man

thanks anton, its been awhile. we'll catch up next week at wsid haha


Your type X is looking very nice, I like the carbon style rear garnish it give it that extra touch.

Can i ask where did you get the extension for the rear bar from?


The rear extension is a nissan factory option. I was lucky enough to pick up a second hand set on the forums in red. They do pop up form time to time on NS and ebay. There was set on ebay the other day (minus centre piece)

Manny
18-06-08, 11:10 PM
Beautiful example of a Type X, love it mate!

exquisit
18-06-08, 11:57 PM
hey does the boost keep constant thru the whole rev range now?
got a new dyno graph?

Jovanah
19-06-08, 08:04 PM
The rear extension is a nissan factory option. I was lucky enough to pick up a second hand set on the forums in red. They do pop up form time to time on NS and ebay. There was set on ebay the other day (minus centre piece)

i think that set is still for sale on ebay, shame it doesn't have the center piece.

Aces
19-06-08, 09:35 PM
nice 180 man

spio
07-09-08, 06:19 PM
Another update

Most of these updates are aesthetical. Here we go!

Picked up a pair of 25mm bolt on spacers so that the wheels could fill out the guards. This effectively makes the rears a 10" -3. Fits quite nicely with a a few mm between the guard and the tyre.

http://img83.imageshack.us/img83/8097/17660336lt3.jpg (http://imageshack.us)




Took the car to the JDMST dent day (big thanks for felixR for organising the day) to remove that nasty dent in the quarter panel. Unfortunately not all of it could be removed, but it is heaps better than before. It's not as noticeable

http://img363.imageshack.us/img363/7384/46879098oh5.jpg (http://imageshack.us)


This is the end result when a 180 tries to take on a fence :)

http://img125.imageshack.us/img125/9889/79122952bj7.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

http://img125.imageshack.us/img125/7641/51941278ph3.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

My handbrake didnt fully engage, so the car rolled a good 40m down my street and collected a fence at the bottom of the cul de sac. It could have been worse, either collecting a parked car or a brick fence. The funny thing is i thought my car was stolen as it wasnt outside. So i ran frantically outside to look for it, only to find it backed up into the fence down the street. A bit of relief haha

So i though it would be an appropriate time to repsray the faded front bar, homejob painted lip and fix up t the damage from hitting the fence.

With inspiration of cableties car, i decided to put some front splitters on. Managed to pick them up for 50 bucks hehe. I think they protude out too far, so i will get around to realigning them so that they dont stick out as much.

http://img125.imageshack.us/img125/3650/85872602fq3.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

Please excuse my dodgey phone snaps :lol:

s2ky_
07-09-08, 11:53 PM
nice harry looking good! lol.. this isnt the first time you didnt fully lock your handbrake =P try parking in gear ! ^^

fusion_s15
08-09-08, 12:11 AM
man i am so torn bw s15 and type-X.......i thought i've made up my mind when i bought my car but thanks to u, type-X are back in my head now :(

Scandrew
08-09-08, 12:14 AM
Looking good Harry!

You made the wrong decision Steven. Should've choose the Type Xs :P

Joking.

ATMOSR
08-09-08, 03:16 PM
Hot Type X man. Size and offset are sweet. Although, at the rear with your new 25mm spacers, the rims dont sit flush with the guards. Or are you going for that look that I've seen drifters rockin where the tyres sit outside the guards?

fun33r
08-09-08, 03:44 PM
Hot Type X man. Size and offset are sweet. Although, at the rear with your new 25mm spacers, the rims dont sit flush with the guards. Or are you going for that look that I've seen drifters rockin where the tyres sit outside the guards?

It's the wheel that is sitting sticking out of the guard, he has strectched the tyre's :P

vex33d
08-09-08, 04:11 PM
The car looks great, I'm a big fan. I've always been a fan of the Silvia coupe shape S13 -> S15, however between both yours & Nebs Type X/180 my opinions definately swaying :P .

That's unfortunate bout the fence incident, but a good excuse to tidy up the exterior.

Note to self, always leave the car in gear! :lol:

teggie69
08-09-08, 04:18 PM
mmm combination fried rice Harry LOL
jk
looking good mang, didn't tell me when you got your diffusers!

spio
08-09-08, 06:34 PM
thanks for all the friendly comments and words!


nice harry looking good! lol.. this isnt the first time you didnt fully lock your handbrake =P try parking in gear ! ^^



Note to self, always leave the car in gear! :lol:

advice taken! but then it becomes a pain when I'm in a rush and need to wait for the turbo timer :neutral:


It's the wheel that is sitting sticking out of the guard, he has strectched the tyre's :P

spot on and with the touch of camber to get the wheels under the guards


mmm combination fried rice Harry LOL
jk
looking good mang, didn't tell me when you got your diffusers!

haha it was rather an impulse buy.

tonieez
08-09-08, 10:30 PM
man i am so torn bw s15 and type-X.......i thought i've made up my mind when i bought my car but thanks to u, type-X are back in my head now :(

x2 :(

philz
08-09-08, 10:31 PM
jeez talk about offset

ATMOSR
09-09-08, 06:41 PM
So, you stretched the tyre + camber so the whole package would fit under the guards at that height? Ahh! cool!

NuGeN
09-09-08, 08:36 PM
Sexual car.

Definitely my pick of the Silvia family in terms of looks.

luzinit
10-09-08, 09:20 PM
LOL !! awesome car Harry.. man I still remember you as Jane's lil bro in high school. I only recognised this was your car from the pics of your old one. Well done mate!

nebuchernezzer
10-09-08, 11:26 PM
however between both yours & Nebs Type X/180 my opinions definately swaying

Hehe, I still like the Silvia more. I'm in the middle of picking up more parts so I can finish off my Silvia just the way I want it to be. Hopefully it'll be somewhat unique/personal :).

This red car is very nice but it needs to go lower. The wider and more stretched you make the wheels/tyres the more sensitive the looks become in regards to height. You'll be suprised how low you can get it while keeping it practical. There is a fine line to tread! It probably only needs 10mm to do it, there isn't much in making them look good using stance :).

lubricious345
11-09-08, 09:14 PM
LOL @ the handbrake incident.. ahh i remember that OTHER time at kfc.. hehehe

i see your car is still sex, good job

Jovanah
11-09-08, 10:01 PM
Nothing like a nice looking Type X