View Full Version : Hello, here is my Micra

Daniel - SoAsianDVD
09-07-07, 10:03 PM

Hi all

Update on the mighty micra...

Pics and specs:

1996 Nissan K11 Micra LX


Super-S front bar w/ driving lights, Series 2 front grille, Aspect FRP wide fenders, towhook, shaved side mouldings, single wiper… and a custom matt tungsten paint job! Sparco bonnet pins on order


East Bear rear diffuser, Super March LED tails, badges and rear wiper removed


Spitfire leads, NGK plugs, Odyssey light battery, Whiteline tower bar, custom cold air intake w/ pod filter & cold air duct, Exedy clutch, Jun 4.3kg flywheel


The left grill actually works quite well, as part of it is an opening for my cold air duct, and the other part is to cool the header…


Thanks to Nick for help with the extractors! Set up is Hurricane 4-2-1 header + flexi pipe + hi flow cat + 2 inch mandrel bend system + 3 inch dumpy tail muffler


Lightweight Weds Sport TC-05 14 x 6.5 (+20 offset) wheels wrapped in Toyo Proxes R888, black APX nuts, full Pulsar N15 1.6 brake upgrade, Motul RBF600 dot 5.1 fluid


Stripping out the interior – removing carpet, centre console, air con, climate controls, stereo, speakers, some sound deadening (not all yet), and everything behind the dash


Nardi classic wheel + boss kit, D1 quick release, APX Ti knob, Billet short shift, bucket seat, amber illuminated dials, Defi VSD display, Nardi pedals on order


Mu secret HID hi/lo kit 6000K with Super-S driving lights hooked up!


(Old pic with Micra DBA discs) Suspension set-up includes; Racing Gear JTC N1 Dampers, Whiteline gear (front & rear sway, castor/anti lift kit, panhard rod, bump stop kit, rear trailing arm, tower bar)



Tomei Poncams 256degree in/ex and also a piggyback ECU (Apexi AFC Neo). The engine was cracked open to inspect condition of the head before cams were installed, looks like I will need to order a new hydraulic tensioner before we install cams…

Will be looking at respraying the car next year inside out in matt black, will need to take out engine and will also do a wire tuck!

Call me sissy but the car has become pretty unbearable driving on a daily basis now because the suspension is so stiff, inside is so loud (wonder why… check below), and there is no comfort controls whatsoever… I think I may need to buy another daily driver soon and just leave this as a toy.

Having said that, I love the car and plan to keep it as long as I can! Stay tuned for more updates and thanks for looking…


09-07-07, 10:09 PM
awesome looking mirca looks like a beast.

09-07-07, 10:26 PM
Both cars looking pretty sw33t. Yaay for the little guys!

So you sell azn dvds, and now got lucky azn tires on a azn car with non-azn plates. kool ^^""

Daniel - SoAsianDVD
09-07-07, 10:27 PM
thanks guys... ^ ahh the irony haha..

09-07-07, 10:29 PM
Def needs the Euro plates. Normal plates would look gay

Anyways thats an awesome little Micra you have picked up. Looks so goddamn cool. Are you going to do much to extract power or you just gonna tweak a few things?

Daniel - SoAsianDVD
09-07-07, 11:05 PM
Cheers josh, probably just the complete exhaust system, header + metal cat + cat back and a straight pipe for the track.. already got a quote from westside muffler, ain't cheap though but their worksmanship is top-class. After that will drop in the tomei cams and adjust fuel.. that's about it really, not aiming for something ridiculous (if i was I'd drop the SR20DE in there...) but that should suffice for me.

about the euro plates, the cars front plate mount is moulded onto the front bumper (uk exported car), so yeah with any other plates would look wierd... I wanted to get the black euro plates but the front one is slimline:(

09-07-07, 11:52 PM
nice one daniel! :)

10-07-07, 08:15 AM
Nice buy :)

10-07-07, 09:32 AM
Hey Daniel when are you coming to pick up the air-con for the micra :p

Gonna chuck it out soon LOL

Daniel - SoAsianDVD
10-07-07, 09:34 AM
LOL you have my gearbox too yeah?? I will get it off you soon!

10-07-07, 09:39 AM
Yes I do.
I have stock suspension if you want that and stock brakes as well (soon) when I put on my bigger ones.

10-07-07, 12:49 PM
Oooh good buy Daniel, welcome back here. Too hard to stay away from the scene, isn't it..? :P

I met up with the new owner a month back and drove this car again, and my god.... Why did I sell it?? The new Japanese owner Yoshi has done a few changes to it, mostly small things but more importantly tasteful things. The car has transformed again, but in a year or so when he gets bored of it, I will surely buy it back!
Umm... no I've got dibs on it next. Fo' real this time! :lol:


10-07-07, 12:51 PM
nice buy mate!!

Justin Fox
10-07-07, 01:01 PM
You can't compare the 2 cars. The MX-5's chassis is superior and so is the driving position and feel as well. :( I miss my MX-5 (I'll keep saying it).

Daniel - SoAsianDVD
10-07-07, 10:59 PM
Oooh good buy Daniel, welcome back here. Too hard to stay away from the scene, isn't it..? :P

Umm... no I've got dibs on it next. Fo' real this time! :lol:


Hey Jonno!!

We both went from MX-5s to underpowered FWD Hatches lol. We are downgrading all the time sadly:(

10-07-07, 11:17 PM
love this car.
should we see this car at trackdays soon?

11-07-07, 12:45 AM
Looks serious.

11-07-07, 08:44 AM
really nice ride mate !!!

13-07-07, 08:58 PM
Haha didnt know you made a diary for the Micra.

Driven both cars and although the micra is very raw I just loved the feel of the MX5!!!

Daniel - SoAsianDVD
21-07-07, 08:51 PM
update above

21-07-07, 09:58 PM
looking good daniel..

u ever on msn these days?

22-07-07, 04:37 AM
perfect mid engine sr20 candidate :D

22-07-07, 02:48 PM
lol, have you ever seen what an SR20 looks like in a Micra? They're a pretty tight squeeze (choppage of reinforcement at the front, some have made firewall modifications.)

22-07-07, 04:50 PM
looking great with the new mods mate!

22-07-07, 07:46 PM
He did say mid engine, lol.

I know what he said. But it's a rather silly proposition :P

22-07-07, 07:56 PM
Did someone say mid engined Micra: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3hHqh9DJg7A


06-08-07, 10:56 PM
That first Micra is an ex Ice Racer, mid mounted 420 horse VQ35. 4 wheel steer too.
Brilliant buy on that Micra Daniel, I was watching it but ended up buying my own locally.

Justin Fox
07-08-07, 08:56 AM
Yo Jash! Good to have you on here :)

Daniel - SoAsianDVD
07-08-07, 08:20 PM
update page 1

Mr Happ
07-08-07, 08:54 PM
Daniel thumbs up mate, If i had the slightest excuse / reason that would make sense to the Mrs i was going to buy this. Was a bit hard as i already have a toy (MX5). Get those Poncams in!!

08-08-07, 03:22 PM
Daniel, your DIY might be ridiculous but it's still 14 steps up from my own DIY efforts lol. That rear diffuser looks great!

08-08-07, 06:56 PM
Looking great for a DIY job! *thumbs up*

Daniel - SoAsianDVD
15-12-07, 08:14 PM
I was a little bit skeptical about keeping this Micra a month ago, but I said... ahh screw it, no car this cheap would give me this much enjoyment.

Updates on page 1.

18-12-07, 02:29 PM
so small and cute!

18-12-07, 02:31 PM
awesome car man! it looks very nice.