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    Rys S14

    Yo!
    Growing up I was never too much of car nerd. I mean, if it had spinners and suicide doors that shit was dope. Also after several hours wheel time on NFSU2 I knew that nothing got girls fizzing at the slit quite like chingy and neons. It wasn't until I got my first car, a humble little Mirage that I actually appreciated the finer aspects of cars.
    I bought it, with a mammoth cannon coming out on a ridiculous angle. Naturally I assumed this made me a car guy, It was obnoxiously loud, chicks dig that right?
    Anyway after slaying a countless number of virgins (0), I decided it was time to learn about what made a car tick, how to a actually drive a car (somewhat).
    I ended up doing a few basics to it; Coilovers, Sway Bars and swapped a 2.0L Engine into it.
    I met a whole heap of like minded people throughout playing around with the car, that really is what made it fun!


    I ended up selling the little mirage to try my hand at the RWD game.

    I always found myself infatuated with 13s. I'd point them out to my girlfriend at the time and the response was something like "Ew, what the fuck is that?"
    It was at that exact moment that I realized I needed one.


    I had this car for two weeks before I realized I couldn't be bothered making it, well not CA and Auto.

    So I picked up this Onevia.
    I had this for the majority of the time on my P's. I never got around to writing up a thread because honestly outside of doing a few cooling upgrades and changing the diff I didn't do much. I just really enjoyed driving it. Took it to a few skid pan days which was rad and really pushed my interest further.


    Here was some skidpan footage
    https://vimeo.com/85061034

    Anyway, I approached the end of my P's and like everyone in that situation couldn't get my mind of Turbo Cars. Ultimatly I knew that I wanted to stick to the RWD Platform, yet wasn't sure on what I quite wanted. The thought of an AE86 crossed my mind several times, the child in me wanted one everytime i'd finish watching intial D (like everyone I spose!) However at the time the market was pretty scarce in the that department. R32s were also on the list, but after looking at a few I realized it wasn't quite a car that I could of seen myself in. I couldn't fault the cars themselves, I just wasn't feeling it.

    It was then that the thought of a Kouki or S2 S14 crossed my mind. I wasn't insanely keen on one, I'd actually always found the rear of these cars the least appealing of the Silvia family.
    Anyway I set out to look at Slappy on this forums example.




    It seriously only took a few minutes for me to realize this was the car I wanted. It was the type of car I'd gawk at for hours during a meet, not necessarly because of its modifications, just because of the perfoctionist like maitnance it had been shown.
    Slappy (Tuan) had receipts from 7 years ago for the fuel he put in it, I mean every detail of the car amazed me.
    So two days later it was in my driveway!

    The car had some tasteful modifications pre- done including

    Engine:
    S15 T28bb Turbo
    550cc Injectors
    Nistune ECU
    Trust M Spec FMIC
    Turbosmart Boost Tee
    Split Dump
    3" Mandrel Bent Exhaust
    255I Walbro Fuel Pumo

    Suspension:
    BC type BR Coilovers
    Selby Adjustable Sway Bars Front & Rear
    Adjustable Rear Camber arms
    Cusco Strut Brace
    RDA Slotted Rotors
    QFM HPX Brake pads

    Interior:
    Autometer Boost and AFR Gauge
    Pioneer Headunit
    Kenwood Amp
    Genuine Floor Mats

    Exterior:
    JDM Kouki Front Bar
    18" 2P Meisters
    Kics Neochrome Nuts
    Genuine Weathershields

    With Dyno sheets showing 204.0KW

    That was about double the power I'd ever felt in any of my previous cars, also the first time I'd ever felt boost with myself at the wheel. I still don't think I will be driving it very hard at all until I have a feel for the car and honed my own abilities.
    I bought the car a bit premature to getting my full Licence however so have had some time to do some further modifications in the mean time.
    First of all I hunted down a pair of genuine Navan Skirts.


    Before




    And After




    I had them painted and fitted at Bodytech in Castle Hill, I was pretty stoked with how they turned out, the color is pretty well bang on!
    Ended up picking up a Genuine Kouki wing too, I never realized how hard it was to pick up OEM JDM parts before! There's a few things I need to change up before I feel the wing will suit the car. I really just grabbed it while I could.


    Other then that, I haven't touched much else. I've done a routine service and replaced the battery but that's about it!
    Here are some subpar photos I took.








    Thanks!
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    Nice work so far man! Keen to see what else you do with it.

    Side skirts look awesome too
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jakroyds View Post
    Nice work so far man! Keen to see what else you do with it.

    Side skirts look awesome too
    Thanks for the kind words man!
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    This is where you've been hiding!
    Catch up soon buddy!


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    Quote Originally Posted by .Dave View Post
    This is where you've been hiding!
    Catch up soon buddy!


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    Haha yeah man, been keeping me busy!
    Boatshed visit is in order for sure
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    Really nice car! Saw it up for sale, was the 14 I'd buy if I was in the position, well done!
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    Great write-up man.

    Looks super clean and sounds like great power too
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    nice mate, mines the same colour

    what size and offset are the meisters?
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    jelly on the jdm kouki bar and rear wing.
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    Thanks guys! Credit to the previous owner Tuan who kept it in such a pristine state!
    Really looking forward to playing around with it.
    The Meisters are 18x9.5 +20(?) I'll have to double check that they're +20 and not +25 haha
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