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Nissan Silvia S12 turbo, 200sx, silvia, Nissan Silvia Turbo S12. CA18ET engine, Garrett T25 Turbo with custom intercooler. One off Body Kit.
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This is my second Nissan Silvia S12 Turbo, the first one met an untimely death racing down the 'mad mile', the A217 in Surrey against a Peugeot 206 (Silvia pissed all over it until the engine blew). My Current S12 was bought from eBay for a very reasonable price. It was a none runner, but with only 64,000 miles on the clock, service history and one lady owner from new how could I not get it.
The day I bought her After getting her home on a trailer, the task of getting her stripped started. Surprisingly for a 20 year old car there was very little rust on her. Some little shit of a vandal had pored paint stripper on one of the front wings, and on the drivers door which had started to rust, but apart from that everything else was OK. The wing was soon sorted out as that wasn't too bad, the door was sanded down to bare metal, filled and sprayed, as the body kit was going to cover the damage I didn't have to be too fussy (as long as I got rid of the rust).
While waiting for the body kit to be made I decided to get the engine running. Silvia hadn't been started for six months due to an electrical problem!!! Anyway I put a new battery on and she started first time, further investigations revealed that a new alternator was needed but apart from that everything else was OK. The exhaust was on its last legs, so was replaced with a custom made unit finishing off into a twin 5" back box, all I can say is it's bloody loud!!!!!
The engine is now out of the car and is being rebuilt with lots of new goodies including a new T25 turbo to replace the original T2 and a BMW intercooler mounted in the front spoiler. If that isn't enough there's also a Nitrous kit being fitted :-)
Bloody loud exhaust

The Body Kit
The kit The body kit was made another Silvia nut, Silviagod, and included a front spoiler, side skirts (with new door panels), front wing vents and rear spats. I also added a shogun spoiler purchased from eBay for 'not a lot' (good ol' eBay) and a pair of bonnet vents from an RS Turbo. After the long trip up North to pick the kit up in my tiny AX (there was hardly any room for me with the kit in it), the following day work started on fitting.


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