Project S13 Silvia: Shaving 2 Pounds off the Bouncy Bits!
by Dave Coleman
Read this story if you want to learn all kinds of previously unexplained details about the K1 rod / JE piston long-rod SR20 party all the MotoIQ nerds are having, or if you just want to understand how the sentence "I am a mammal, and as such, I'm smart enough not to shit on my own dinner plate" pertains to the resurrection of Project Silvia
What The Hell Happened to Project Silvia?
A simple head swap gone horribly wrong drags Project Silvia out of retirement and into the modern tuning world.
By Dave Coleman
Engineering a car is a series of compromises. When Nissan decided to make the 240SX a slow, soft piece of suck, it was a compromise calculated to make it durable, quiet, easy to drive every day, and cheap to build. When I decided to take this same worn-out, 300,000-mile piece of suck and make it fast, I was naturally sacrificing some of that comfort and undoubtedly some durability.
Project S13 Silvia: The official guide to not screwing up your wheel bearings like I did.
Short version: RTFM
Project Silvia: Once we went black, there was no going back.
Achieving a passable paint job with a spray can is not nearly as simple as you might imagine. Here are some tips:
Experience teaches you a lot. Like why all car's aren't spray pained flat black, how long JIC coil-overs will last without any maintenance, and just how many wheel bearings one car can chew through. Do yourself a favor, read this and learn your lessons the easy way.
"Dude! You’re on fire!"
Yea, yea, the car’s fast, but I just melted an intercooler hose or something, so this isn’t exactly the best time to talk. Nor is it really the place. I mean, everything was going great a second ago, but something just popped and now every time I hit the gas, I get this lazy "blaaaah" and the car just gets slower. We could chat about it, but we're over a blind hill, we're going 7 mph, and the track is still hot. Maybe we should catch up in the pits...
MotoIQ Proudly Presents Our Partners: