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Road Pirate
04-04-2011, 09:29 AM
Alright...some of you guys know I go through cars like nothing...the last car I had was my 1990 Mazda Miata. Loved that car, had big plans for it, but lately it's been hurting because it's my only car and it has no room! Money wasnt well enough to purchase a daily..

Then! I moved into a new place with my girlfriend and my buddy Dan, and he's a 240 freak, and his 240-ness must have rubbed off on me. I love his pearl white Silvia...and I found this guy who offered me a riced up 240 hatch. I was skeptical at first, but after I looked past the body kit and vinyls, the interior was immaculate, exterior is pearl white and gorgeous, and it already had my favorite part of all...jdm 180sx kouki tail lights!

Here's some info on the car:
1991 Nissan 240sx LE or SE, still gotta carfax it and find out!
122k original miles
comes with ABS, LSD, and hicas (4 wheel steering) Rare package!
Tokiko struts
B&S springs
Complete katskin leather reapholstered interior
180SX tail lights
Greddy gauges and shift knob
Perfect body, perfect pearl white paint
Greddy exhaust
Injen intake

I'll snap more pics tomorrow, but I've only owned the car for less than 24 hours, so here's my progress!

How I first got it:

A little ricey...yeah? haha. Anyways, brought it home, and started to de-rice the car.

Here's a picture during..next to my friends s13 coupe

Cleaned up rear end

And after! No more body kit, vinyls, etc.

New shot of my friends coupe with silvia front end...next to his new Work Equip's!

Hope you guys like it! It's a new project for me, kind of had to take a stab at it, but it's SUPER comfortable to drive. I think I made a great choice!

Next mods to come:
New wheels/tires
180SX spoiler

Let me know what you guys think!

04-04-2011, 09:41 AM
looks good grizzum. Do a 180 front clip on it. I love the Sileightys sooooo hawt

Road Pirate
04-04-2011, 09:43 AM
Thanks Chris. I might, I love a good 180SX though! Still gotta get rid of the wheels, and get some suspension on there then I can focus on other stuff haha.

04-04-2011, 09:52 AM
Nice pickup. Sad to see the Miata go tho

04-04-2011, 05:53 PM
Nice man i like it night and day difference after stripping the rice off it.

04-04-2011, 05:54 PM
Damn. Nice job. 240's don't deserve to be riced.

Road Pirate
04-04-2011, 06:55 PM
Thanks guys. Yeah it was pretty horrid when I first got it, but it's looking better! Still lots of work to be done.

Here's the last day I owned the roadster...looks like such a horrible trade lmao.

04-04-2011, 08:01 PM
Damn, sad to see you let go of the mazda man.. but at least you picked up something nice with potential!

04-04-2011, 11:20 PM

What are your plans for it?

04-04-2011, 11:27 PM
Nice pickup, but do you have any parts laying around for the Miata or did everything go with it...

Road Pirate
04-05-2011, 10:13 AM
Thanks fellas. I'm sad to see the Miata go, but this will be a great build I believe!

I think all the parts went with the car, but if I find any laying around I'll let ya know.

Well my buddy had a set of S14 wheels laying around with decent tires so I picked them up for cheap. Unfortunately my 240 has some odd pair of 5 lug hubs (still not sure wtf they're from...). But anyways, the wheels didnt clear the center of the hub at all. So I have to run spacers...but this is what its gonna look like...stock, but MUCH cleaner than the gangsta 18's I had on there! haha

I will take better pics today :)

Road Pirate
04-05-2011, 05:27 PM
Here's some pics with those wheels on.

The interior:

04-05-2011, 05:44 PM
wow that car looks great now, interior looks incredibly clean for what the outside started with

Road Pirate
04-08-2011, 04:12 PM
Thanks man.
Well, small update. The engine had nasty red hoses on teh Injen intake..so I replaced basically everything with new Votion silicone couplers, t-bolt clamps, fuel hose and a filter. Looks much more subtle for now lol.



Also I'm rocking my friends Work Equips for a few days while we tackle a SR swap on his car.

Coilovers should be ordered soon, cant rock 4x4 status anymore! lol.

04-08-2011, 04:20 PM
knowing how you do your cars, this is gonna look sick as fuck!

04-08-2011, 04:31 PM
I actually owned a 180sx when i was 18. it had an exhaust and sounded like the car startup from a video game. the problem was i was young and dumb and didnt realize what i had and sold it for dirt cheap. im freshly a honda guy but my first love is a 240! only way to drive them is sideways!!! theyre like the beefy cousin of honda. honda has the b16, b18, ls vtec, k20 etc. nissan has the sr20det, rb25det, rb30dett(monster), ca20t etc. god hates the japanese but i love em.

Road Pirate
04-08-2011, 04:43 PM
Thanks guys!

Yeah this car is a freaking goldmine..I really came out on the top with this trade I think. Has every option, a KA with no leaks, doesnt burn oil at all, 122k original miles. ABS, LSD, HICUS, leather interior, etc etc. I loooove it!

04-08-2011, 08:51 PM
I can dig it!

Love me some 240!

04-08-2011, 11:05 PM
we deserve some 4ws pics.

04-08-2011, 11:12 PM
Thank You for De-Ricing the silvia

Detroit ricer
04-08-2011, 11:18 PM
nice car how much you pay for it

Road Pirate
04-09-2011, 03:15 AM
I can dig it!

Love me some 240!
Thanks brahhh

we deserve some 4ws pics.
Haha, I'll snap some tomorrow.

Thank You for De-Ricing the silvia
Wouldnt of done it any other way lol.

nice car how much you pay for it
Traded my old car for it.

Road Pirate
04-10-2011, 10:40 PM
So I officially have 3 parts on the way to finish my rear end!
OEM 180SX Type X spoiler
OEM 180SX Type X rear valances (all 3 pieces...pretty rare!)
OEM optional 180SX Type X rear finish panel (between the tail lights)

Here's a pic with all 3 on a 180!

Now I'm sourcing OEM 180SX Type X side skirts and OEM front bumper. Coilovers will hopefully be ordered next week also.
Hope you guys approve!

04-10-2011, 10:54 PM
oh my god. That is amazing. Great job on the derice.

04-10-2011, 11:31 PM
Dam what a difference compared to what it looked like before!

04-10-2011, 11:47 PM
straight sex.

04-11-2011, 10:11 AM
i hate to see all your cars go, but this will be a great build.

04-11-2011, 03:12 PM
Sans body kit and graphics:
Soooooooo cleeeeeaaaannnnnn!

I believe we, as a forum, demand more pics. Until you post more pics I will refer to your car as a Nissan Xterra. :x

Road Pirate
04-11-2011, 04:50 PM
oh my god. That is amazing. Great job on the derice.

Dam what a difference compared to what it looked like before!

straight sex.

i hate to see all your cars go, but this will be a great build.

Sans body kit and graphics:
Soooooooo cleeeeeaaaannnnnn!

I believe we, as a forum, demand more pics. Until you post more pics I will refer to your car as a Nissan Xterra. :x

Thanks everyone! It's much appreciated :thumbs up

I'll have more pics soon, we're doing an SR swap in a friends car at the moment so my garage is kinda tied up, but I'll snap some pics of his car and throw it up during the process and what not :)

04-11-2011, 05:29 PM
nice work so far greyson...really looking forward to seeing the end result

04-11-2011, 05:48 PM
Good work man...:thumbs up

04-13-2011, 02:11 AM
What? I can't you sold the EM1 and the Miata. This is going to be some epic stuff right here.

Road Pirate
04-13-2011, 02:21 AM
nice work so far greyson...really looking forward to seeing the end result

Good work man...:thumbs up
Thanks guys!

What? I can't you sold the EM1 and the Miata. This is going to be some epic stuff right here.
I go through cars too fast :(

So many parts on the way! My wallet hurts, but it shall be worth it. Pics to come soon!

04-14-2011, 03:10 PM
subscribed! i'm looking forward to see what you can do with this one

04-14-2011, 03:48 PM
if i could get afford a 240 i would get one in a second. definately pumped to see what you do to this cause it's definately looking like it's going a very good direction!

04-14-2011, 04:54 PM
this is what u need to do greyson. this is my brother in law's car

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Road Pirate
04-14-2011, 05:13 PM
Thanks guys! I'll try and not disappoint ;)

And Angel, nah this is the powerplant plan!

04-14-2011, 05:46 PM
that works too. ka's put down some good power when they are properly built.

Road Pirate
04-14-2011, 06:17 PM
Yeah they do. They're great motors and lots of torque. Mine is bone stock and it feels faster than my old EM1, I love it.

But I do plan on going the RB25DET route...ever since I've been into cars I've always wanted an RB swapped 240, so I think this is my chance! haha.

04-14-2011, 06:33 PM
im sad to see the miata go. it was really the only miata i respected. but seein a 240 and knowing how amazing you can make it look id say it was a damn good trade on your part. subscribed

mymmeryloss who is in your avatar?

04-14-2011, 08:13 PM
Thats one nice ass ride man wish I had one lol :thumbs up

Road Pirate
04-15-2011, 05:05 PM
Thanks fellas :thumbs up
Yay! First part came in. OEM Nissan optional rear finish panel for the 180SX tails.
Mockup with electrical tape lol

04-15-2011, 06:13 PM
looks great

04-15-2011, 06:41 PM
looks sexy, funny how much of a difference that made. im a lil jealous, i want an fr, i watched way to much initial d lol.

Road Pirate
04-17-2011, 03:53 PM
Thanks guys! I do watch my share of drift vids and initial d haha.

Woooo! Got my OEM 180SX rear valences in! I purchased white ones but received silver, but I'm not complaining cause these things are MINT!

I'll have a mockup picture up shortly :)

04-17-2011, 04:10 PM
mmmmmmm this thread is making me want to sell my EJ1 and buy a 240...

Road Pirate
04-17-2011, 04:50 PM
240's are freaking NICE. I love mine...I can't even compare mine to my old Honda's and this thing is stock! haha.
aaand mockup! The electrical tape kinda kills it, but I wanted to see everything on...once I get my spoiler in (maybe Monday or Tuesday) everything will get painted and thrown on...should look siiick!

Hope you guys like :)

04-17-2011, 05:12 PM
Dope :thumbup:

04-17-2011, 05:13 PM
I think u need a spoiler...

04-17-2011, 05:15 PM
this is what i wanted to do with my 240, the money just wasnt there. glad chevy parts are cheap lol

Road Pirate
04-17-2011, 05:16 PM
Thanks guys! OEM 180SX spoiler will be here on Monday.

04-17-2011, 05:19 PM
you have all the parts i wanted so bad. :( those tails alone are like close to 400

Road Pirate
04-17-2011, 05:21 PM
Yeah they're all freaking expensive...pretty stupid pricing because they're so common over in Japan. But whatever, gotta pay to play in America I guess? haha.

I was lucky cause the tails came on the car, that was a big selling point also!

04-17-2011, 05:24 PM
indeed, you had a good start, mine was stock, and i had low funds for that kinda stuff. so i did alot of diy stuff lol, love the car tho. and white looks so good on 240s

super jelly here , cant wait to see it all together

Road Pirate
04-17-2011, 05:26 PM
Yeah I saw some pics of yours and it looked great. Funds are pretty low for me too, but I have to sacrifice boo's and food so I can afford some parts haha :P

But thanks man! Hopefully I can get this thing together soon, waiting for parts from Japan is killing me lol

04-17-2011, 05:29 PM
lol i couldnt sacrifice anything it was either baby food/diapers/clothes etc , or tail lights for my 240 lol

04-17-2011, 05:29 PM
i dunno if you want factory parts or not, but i have a oem air box if you want one , just thought id ask lol

Road Pirate
04-17-2011, 05:35 PM
Haha yeah, I don't have a kid, and I have a townhome with my lady and a room mate, so I can save some money :)

And no thanks, thanks for the offer though haha

04-17-2011, 05:37 PM
no prollem lol , just taking up room in my storage closet, figured id ask. lol its either you or the garbage can

Road Pirate
04-17-2011, 09:34 PM
Haha word man.
Since I'm impatient...I went ahead and did a diy paint till I get them fully done...cause I wanted to see how it looks. Also stuck on the RPS13 optional thing for good :)


Paint is a little off, but it'll do for a few days :thumbs up

04-17-2011, 09:39 PM

Road Pirate
04-20-2011, 03:23 PM
Thanks! Well, spoiler WAS supposed to be in today...but this is all I recevied...
Thanks post office for showing up 4 hours before you normally come..made me miss my signature! gRRrr!

Another day I suppose lil 180!

EDIT: Oh yeah, I also ordered some Ksport coilovers for a steal! No more 4x4 for meee.

04-20-2011, 04:06 PM
Looking good greyson-san

Road Pirate
04-20-2011, 08:44 PM
Thank you chris-san! haha

Scratch that last post...I sweet talked the post office to let me get it the same day even though they already tried, and they did! mwahah

OEM 180SX type x spoiler! wooo

Mockup shot with lighters holding it! haha

04-20-2011, 09:04 PM
Wow bro looks sick!!!

The ricey before was not THAT bad, Bad but not like some Civic with a kit lol it at least fit the car some what...

As far as the 18's I like them on the car but that's just me!

The rear valance is throwing me off, I think it is all the breaks in the body from the bumper to those pieces to the tow hook?

Otherwise I F'ing LOVE IT I am in for more

Road Pirate
04-20-2011, 10:40 PM
Thanks man! Yeah the ricey-ness of it wasnt terrible, at least it was savable haha.

Here's the installed pictures of the spoiler

Finally finished the rear end! Ksport coilovers are on their way, and now it's time to start sourcing type x skirts and kouki front end! Then hopefully some wheels, haha.

04-20-2011, 11:24 PM
Can't wait to see this thing dropped!!! :)
You should do the sleepy headlight mod..

Road Pirate
04-20-2011, 11:27 PM
Tracking says the coils might be here on Friday...FTW!
Oh and I probably will, but I'm waiting to do my kouki 180sx front end, cause it looks sooo good!

04-20-2011, 11:30 PM
Kouki! I always liked the strawberry front on the 180s...

Can't wait to see a killer drift stance!

04-20-2011, 11:43 PM
so bad ass.

Road Pirate
04-20-2011, 11:46 PM
Thanks guys :)

04-20-2011, 11:53 PM
Damn yu! Ur gonna end up making me sell my civic. I love my car but I want a fr car sooo bad. that front end is gonna look like t*** on ur car. Can't wait to see everything after it's slammed!

04-20-2011, 11:56 PM
god damn, its looking so sick

Road Pirate
04-21-2011, 12:11 AM
Haha thanks guys!! I will have more goodies on the way, I'm just kinda broke now after the last few purchases haha.

04-21-2011, 12:18 AM
looks really good dude, cant wait to see it lowered

04-21-2011, 07:52 AM
Congrats on bring this car back from ricerland. It looks gorgeous.

Road Pirate
04-21-2011, 04:23 PM

Two more from today...coilovers will be in tomorrow! wooo!

04-21-2011, 04:35 PM
looks awesome.

how low are you gonna go with it?

Road Pirate
04-21-2011, 04:45 PM
Not very low, but enough to get rid of the gap between the fender and the tires. So maybe 2 inches max for now. Once I get my wheels in I will take my time and get the suspension set at where I want it :)

Road Pirate
04-22-2011, 03:30 PM
Ksports are in :thumbs up

04-22-2011, 03:55 PM
freakin sweet!!! :thumbs up so how long down the road till you go for the rb swap??

04-22-2011, 04:01 PM
Goddamm u work fast...

I agree, u need a rb swap...

Road Pirate
04-22-2011, 04:13 PM
Haha, I can't stand driving a stock car for too long, even though its super comfy and enjoyable. My back hurts because its begging for a stiff ride again! lol

After I finish my suspension (new tie rods, control arms, nismo power brace, tension rods, etc) and exterior and wheels, I will be tackling an RB swap. I'm trying to work fast though, so more updates soon! :D

Road Pirate
04-22-2011, 04:14 PM
double post O_o

Road Pirate
04-22-2011, 04:14 PM
Tripple post O_O

04-22-2011, 05:13 PM
I wish I had the funds/tools to mod this fast. I know what to do but I have no tools. I have to buy them as I need them.. thanks a lot parents for not knowing anything about cars >_> my mom was gonna pay the dealer to install windshield wipers blades...massive facepalm then I did it in about 30sec per side lol. Kinda awkward though living in a house thats 2blocks from ur parents lol

04-22-2011, 06:34 PM
awwww yeah! Nice work! Can't wait to see the drop.....
I feel behind that I didn't catch this thread....

04-22-2011, 08:55 PM
What no installed pics of the coilovers yet? That's shocking.. haha

04-22-2011, 08:58 PM

Road Pirate
04-22-2011, 11:49 PM
Civicfan, yeah I bought mine as I went, but cause I've built so many cars I've basically got what I really need, other than car-specific tools that I need to grab haha. Just keep piecing together tools and soon enough you'll have everything ya need!

The drop is coming! One side is done..the previous owner of the coils 'forgot' to tell me the bottom caps to adjust the shock body were fucking siezed...but cause I'm so amazing I got them working again. And the guy who got the tokiko blues installed on the 240 had them impacted on...so everything is ridiculously tight and using hand tools isnt helping.

So! Pics to come!

04-22-2011, 11:52 PM
sexy looking, cant wait to see more low

Road Pirate
04-23-2011, 04:20 AM
After install, still dialing the suspension in, really hating how it rides, but right after i took this pic and i might have gotten it decent. Anywho, not a huge difference, but I'm as low as I wanna go on these stockers for now. REALLY tightened everything up though, feels great as far as handling goes!

04-23-2011, 04:32 AM
looking good bro! I want to do my suspension up..im tired of my car..its to bouncy for me.

You going to Auto-x it?

04-23-2011, 07:51 AM
looks great man.

Road Pirate
04-23-2011, 12:33 PM
Thanks guys. Yeah I hate bouncy cars which is why I didnt want to cheap out on a suspension setup for this thing, but the Ksports ride like pretty much crap so I'm not too happy about them.

Nah no auto x for this thing, I will probably enter some drift events though for sure.

04-23-2011, 01:02 PM
U got that thing sideways yet?

Road Pirate
04-23-2011, 01:14 PM
Yup a few times. LSD makes it amazing lol.

04-23-2011, 01:18 PM
Yup a few times. LSD makes it amazing lol.


Road Pirate
04-23-2011, 01:20 PM
Vids to come, no one wants to see a stock 240 getting sideways.. ;)

04-23-2011, 01:23 PM
I do.

04-23-2011, 01:28 PM
ahh much better......
Can't wait to see which wheels you choose to go with...

04-23-2011, 02:28 PM
that 240 looks amazing, great work on de-ricing,

04-23-2011, 02:43 PM
i want to see that 240 sideways downhill in hairpin corners..cause those are my fave to take on my civic and all i can do is powerslide the ass end around the corner lol

Road Pirate
04-23-2011, 08:29 PM
haha thanks guys.

Here's a few pics after the coilover install. I might go a little lower to get rid of the little gap there, but I'm not about to start beating the crap out of this thing lol.

Anywho, hope you enjoy some pics of a stock 240! haha.

04-23-2011, 09:34 PM
Pop that dent out of the bumper!

Road Pirate
04-23-2011, 09:59 PM
Not a dent, rain drop on the lense, haha.

04-23-2011, 11:17 PM
Word! Haha

Road Pirate
04-23-2011, 11:31 PM
It was snowing here today, did it snow out there? Freaking ridiculous!

But yea, if there was that big of a dent i woulda cried! haha.

04-23-2011, 11:39 PM
Looks awesome dude. I read this thread daily :lol:

Keep it up. Your making me want a 240sx.

04-24-2011, 12:05 AM
looks sick!! you move real quick lol

so much better than when you got it! are you gonna get new window tint? it looks a bit purple to me

04-24-2011, 12:34 AM
No just rained all day. Ruined my plans of working in the garage that's for sure!

Road Pirate
04-24-2011, 01:54 AM
Looks awesome dude. I read this thread daily :lol:

Keep it up. Your making me want a 240sx.
Thanks man :)
Do iiitt! I looooove mine.

looks sick!! you move real quick lol

so much better than when you got it! are you gonna get new window tint? it looks a bit purple to me
Thanks! Nah the tint is fine, must of just been the lighting.

No just rained all day. Ruined my plans of working in the garage that's for sure!
Psshh, youre in the garage! rain, no care! haha.

Road Pirate
04-26-2011, 01:59 AM
So my rears had a stupid amount of bounce...wasnt sure why. I had some energy after work today so I tackled it. Turns out the preload was all jacked up, so the rebound wasnt doing a damn thing, hence the shitty drive quality. The rears were completely siezed from rust...so I smashed it with a hammer and used pb blaster, knocked it out. Also lowered it even more, front and rear.

Oh, and it's a 180 now...no 240! haha.

Makes me need new wheels asap! But they'll come :)

Road Pirate
04-30-2011, 12:19 PM
Ordered my complete front end, should be here soon. Sideskirts will be next :thumbs up

Not an update on my car, but we're making progress on my roommate's SR swap.

04-30-2011, 12:40 PM
Looks good!

And having a garage would be great, but I cut all my metal outside, so its kinda hard to finish a floor when u can't cut and only weld lol.

What are the dimensions on that fmic?

Road Pirate
05-01-2011, 01:25 PM
Thanks! And yea, the garage is nice, but I can't even really do much cutting, just because it's a townhome and we have neighbors right next to us =/

The fmic is 31X12X3

Here's a few more pics after we got it on the ground:

And our messy ass garage haha

05-01-2011, 07:04 PM
Lookin good greyson!

05-01-2011, 07:31 PM
looks great man! keep up the good work.

05-01-2011, 07:32 PM
looking very good man.. both rides

05-01-2011, 10:38 PM
Nice stuff! Can't wait to see the front end!!!
What's with the "Getting clean in the Dirty South".......I thought you guys lived in Colorado.lol.

Road Pirate
05-01-2011, 10:44 PM
Thanks guys! Working on the wiring now for his swap. Should be done soon. I purchased some white 180SX type x side skirts today, will hopefully have them in a couple weeks :)

His car is originally from TN, hence the sticker. He's keepin it to the roots :P

05-01-2011, 11:15 PM
So clean, subscribed!

05-02-2011, 01:38 AM

05-02-2011, 07:39 PM
love it.

need to change your sig tho, since you dont have the eunos build anymore lol

Road Pirate
05-03-2011, 12:34 AM
Thanks guys.
Yea thats true, haha I'll update it in a minute.
Well I got my turn signals in. Used, but good condition. I tried to buy new ones, but no place in the US that I found had them in stock, and I'd have to wait a couple months. Found these so I got them! My bumper will be in on Thursday.. ;)

Road Pirate
05-04-2011, 07:30 PM
More pics from today...bumper will be in tomorrow! Ordered bumper extensions (only brand new set in the US I think...I called SOOO many places and they were all on backorder...then finally found one Nissan place, and they had one set in stock. My brackets and extensions will be shipped today, so that means it shall all be installed soon!


Road Pirate
05-05-2011, 03:41 PM
Got to work and found this big thing..

Saw this...then screamed like a little girl :)

And this is whats inside! woooo!!

Even came with OEM mounting screws n such haha.

Get ready for a facelift!

05-05-2011, 03:44 PM
oh billy. im excited. get it painted and on! i miss rwd

05-05-2011, 03:44 PM
Dang that's hot. How much?

Road Pirate
05-05-2011, 03:59 PM
oh billy. im excited. get it painted and on! i miss rwd
Me tooooo :laugh:

Dang that's hot. How much?

Thanks, how much was the bumper? 180$ which isn't bad at all considering used bumpers on Ebay are going for like 250-500$ lol.

05-05-2011, 04:36 PM
lol if only rwd conversions were so damn expensive for civics. My friend has a rwd integra thats built and supercharged and its incredible

Road Pirate
05-05-2011, 04:41 PM
Haha, mine as well just get a 240 if you were going to do that. It's basically a RWD Honda ;)

05-05-2011, 04:42 PM
very true. or just own both!

So when do you plan on getting the bumper painted?

Road Pirate
05-05-2011, 04:58 PM
Haha, thats true too! FWD daily, RWD fun! lol

Once my side skirts and bumper extensions get here it's all going into paint :)

05-05-2011, 05:00 PM
That's dope, diggin all the oem extras

05-05-2011, 05:04 PM
nice, so it wont be to long of a wait

Road Pirate
05-05-2011, 05:07 PM
Not too bad, just not sure when the skirts will be here =/

Well, I figured I'd pick up one of these...weather to use it or not, it's a cheap ass upgrade and adds a little bit to the interior. Silver Cusco drift spin knob haha.

Road Pirate
05-05-2011, 11:50 PM
Well I mocked up the lights...cant wait to get it painted!

05-05-2011, 11:55 PM
R u gonna keep the fog light bezels black or color match?

Ur business must be doing great!

Ur rolling deep again!

Updates look good buddy!

Road Pirate
05-06-2011, 12:05 AM
Bezels of the fogs will stay black for sure. My business is doing okay, I'm still making the same amount I always have been, but I went on a selling spree to fund most my aero :)

Thanks mang!

05-06-2011, 12:45 PM
thats a stock bumper? why are things from japan so much cooler lol? why do we get everything watered down? is it that the american auto makers have such a choke hold on our automotive industry that they can say a superior car is not allowed to come into the states? side topic ;)

05-06-2011, 01:31 PM
in a couple years, we should just move to japan. As in once its all fixed up again lol

05-06-2011, 01:47 PM
You make me wanna get a 240 :drool:
Keep it up mang! :thumbs up

Road Pirate
05-06-2011, 04:16 PM
thats a stock bumper? why are things from japan so much cooler lol? why do we get everything watered down? is it that the american auto makers have such a choke hold on our automotive industry that they can say a superior car is not allowed to come into the states? side topic ;)
Yup stock kouki 180SX front bumper. I looove it! And who knows, America is just ridiculous. 80% of the population cant drive, so they up our safety regulations on the cars which turns out that we get crap! haha.

in a couple years, we should just move to japan. As in once its all fixed up again lol
Haha, my friend got stationed over at the south part in Japan, and he ended up staying and retiring over there because he loved the country and culture so much. I'm somewhat jealous!

You make me wanna get a 240 :drool:
Keep it up mang! :thumbs up
Get one! haha

05-06-2011, 07:21 PM
Get one! haha
You're welcome man. I will get one in the near future :P haha

Road Pirate
05-06-2011, 11:38 PM
Awesome haha
Quick shot of our garage.. S13 Silvia and a RPS13! (we wish..haha)

Getting some progress on his SR swap..

Wires are a mess, but we'll get it all situated later. Just need it running!

Road Pirate
05-09-2011, 07:03 PM
Whats this?

Bumper side extensions ftw!

Brand new in box, Fontana Nissan rocks! Free calendar with them too haha.

Brackets come in on Wednesday..then I might do a mockup shot :)

Road Pirate
05-09-2011, 10:07 PM
Got it mocked up, just need the brackets! fuuu

05-10-2011, 02:10 AM
this is turning out to be pretty sick! Can't wait to see the bumper painted and mounted

Road Pirate
05-10-2011, 03:30 PM
Thanks :thumbs up

05-10-2011, 04:28 PM
im new to 240s. why do you need the extensions? do you have to cut the fenders to fit them?

Road Pirate
05-10-2011, 04:43 PM
240's have stock bumper extensions even on the USDM ones, as you can see here:
It's the lower portion that basically mates the fender to the bumper, because the OEM bumper doesn't reach the fender, so they use the extensions. I had to get the 180SX ones, because they're flared out more than the stock ones I have on my current bumper, and wouldn't mate properly.

Hope that explains it haha.

05-10-2011, 05:07 PM
Did u really need that sledge hammer to put the extensions on? :cool:

Road Pirate
05-10-2011, 05:18 PM

*put sledge hammer away*

Road Pirate
05-10-2011, 10:27 PM
Test fit of the bumper! Wooo

05-10-2011, 11:14 PM
Dam thats sickk!
Keep up the good work!

05-10-2011, 11:58 PM
are you going to run a front plate?

05-11-2011, 12:24 AM
this car is looking sweet as fuck! i love it, i always check for updates lol

05-11-2011, 12:40 AM
Whaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaat? No paint? Wtf is this shïť?

05-11-2011, 05:14 AM
he said test fit lol and i didnt even notice about the flares till the close up pic.

Road Pirate
05-11-2011, 10:08 AM
Thanks guys!
I probably will run a front plate till I go boosted, then I'll cut out the license plate portion lol.
And yeah, just a test fit. I'm hoping to have the bumper painted this week!

05-14-2011, 02:44 PM
Whaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaat? No paint? Wtf is this sh´ť?

^:word: Don't tease us you fool!

Road Pirate
05-14-2011, 03:19 PM
^lmao ;)

Here's a few updates from today:

Got my Godspeed tension rods in today. I know, not the best quality, but they'll do for now till I can source some Cusco ones!

Momo hub! I've never owned a Momo hub, but I must say, it's awesome quality. Definitely worth the price!

GKTech Ganador replica mirrors (I know, replica...BOOOO!!!)

Some of you may call me a ricer for getting these, but to be completely honest, these mirrors reminded me of cheapo M3 knockoff mirrors, which I HATE. But, pair Ganadors with OE type X aero, and they just fit in! The real Ganadors are around 500$ new, which I refuse to spend. I got these which are amazing quality for around 100$ from Australia. I'll have pics up shortly :)

EDIT: For good measure, here's a 180SX with those mirrors.

05-14-2011, 03:45 PM
Damn this things gonna be sick, keep us updated bro

Road Pirate
05-14-2011, 06:37 PM
Thanks man
Well got my steering wheel installed along with my mirrors...looks pretty good! Not a fan of the red, but hell, it was free :)

05-14-2011, 06:42 PM
Damn, you got me wanting to pick up a momo hub and monte carlo wheel now haha.

Road Pirate
05-15-2011, 10:26 PM
^haha ;)
Here's my attempt at spray painting my bumper...came out great, but the paint doesnt match. It will get painted in a booth soon, I just dont have the funds for awhile, so I had to do something! haha.

05-15-2011, 10:27 PM
when you get is sprayed in a booth are you going to smooth out the indent where the nissan logo would go? or are your going to throw a logo on there? or just leave it how it is.

05-15-2011, 10:52 PM
looks good man, im jelly

Road Pirate
05-16-2011, 12:04 AM
when you get is sprayed in a booth are you going to smooth out the indent where the nissan logo would go? or are your going to throw a logo on there? or just leave it how it is.
I actually threw a nissan emblem on there right after i took the picture haha. I'll be buying another one to replace it though

looks good man, im jelly

Road Pirate
05-16-2011, 02:06 AM
Here's a little better picture, you can tell it doesnt match, but I'm not too worried about it, looks MUCH better :)

05-16-2011, 02:07 AM
the color is pretty damn close for out of a can

Road Pirate
05-16-2011, 02:10 AM
Yeah, if you look at the bumper extensions, those almost match perfect. That was a different color white which I didnt think was going to match, but it basically does lol. I might redo the bumper in that color if I get enough time lol

Road Pirate
05-16-2011, 05:42 PM
Allllrighty! Sorry for the updates..

Random pic from today:

Then I received my side skirts!!! wooooo!!!

Crappy mock up picture...now I NEED wheels! lol

But, feels good to finally own every piece of my dream 180SX aero. Actually I take that back, I still need the front lip, but that will come later. My car is begging for wheels and properly painted to match pieces :)

05-17-2011, 06:47 PM
Coming along nicely!

05-17-2011, 07:08 PM
I don't like the sideskirts at all. Yes they flow, but they look like an overkill for me :what:

Each to his own.

Road Pirate
05-17-2011, 11:57 PM
Coming along nicely!

I don't like the sideskirts at all. Yes they flow, but they look like an overkill for me :what:

Each to his own.

Well I suppose to each his own, but I love them. Obviously once I get wheels and it all paint matched, it will look better.

Here's some pics after the install

Here's an example...it will definitely look better with wheels ;)

05-18-2011, 12:00 AM
hah before reading the caption i though that last pic was your car with new rims. lol looks pretty much exactly the same :P great work man i really like this 240

05-18-2011, 12:06 AM
IIIIdk. Something about this car is off, and idk what. It's not the skirts..

Road Pirate
05-18-2011, 12:08 AM
hah before reading the caption i though that last pic was your car with new rims. lol looks pretty much exactly the same :P great work man i really like this 240
Haha yeah it looks pretty similar ;)
Thanks man!

IIIIdk. Something about this car is off, and idk what. It's not the skirts..
lol, well not everyone likes these cars, but again, it's still a stock 240 with some OEM aero and a new build, give it time, you may learn to like it.

05-18-2011, 12:59 AM
IIIIdk. Something about this car is off, and idk what. It's not the skirts..

i think once he gets new rims it'll all come together :)

Road Pirate
05-18-2011, 03:25 PM
This :)

Here's a few more pics from today, I apologize about the picture whoring lol.

05-18-2011, 03:35 PM
I fuckin love these cars... my first japanese love lol

05-18-2011, 10:24 PM
mine as well. i prefer the 95 240sx K's though. front end looks so aggressive and bad ass!


gotta love the flip up headlights though for sure

Road Pirate
05-19-2011, 09:54 AM
Thanks CraigJames, and synyster, a kouki s14 was my first choice, but then again I'm digging older cars lately haha. I want to find a zenki or a kouki s14 for a daily though, that would be nice :thumbs up

05-19-2011, 08:28 PM
yea that would be awesome! kouki s14 is one of my dream cars. along with a 02 skyline GTR V-SPEC II.. gettin my hopes up pretty high there i think.. lol so imma stick with my civic for now :P

Road Pirate
05-22-2011, 01:50 AM
Haha, GTR vspecs are amazing. I'd love to own one, but I'll never get my hopes up =/ haha.

Figured I'd somewhat update you guys, I've saved a bit of money and sold some stuff, so I'll be ordering my first pair of CR Kai's hopefully next week! I'm ordering the rears first, then the fronts. (I don't have the money or the patience to wait and order them all at once..especially justify spending so much in one sitting..lmao)

Anywho, here's the info/specs I'll be going with:
Work Emotion CR Kai - gloss white
Front: 17X9 +17 wrapped with 215/40/17
Rear: 18X9.5 +12 wrapped with 225/40/18
Still deciding on tires!

Heres a 180 with the same specs as above:

Hopefully I'll have them soon, pics to come!

05-22-2011, 02:04 AM
you are going with white, right?

Road Pirate
05-22-2011, 02:10 AM
Yup, posted that above :)

05-22-2011, 11:04 AM
crap, i guess i didnt read thoroughly lol. those will look good

05-22-2011, 11:15 AM
The ONLY complaint or "Suggestion" I have is the exhaust, I don't like how far it sticks out, move it back 2-3 in, it will look a million times better...

Oh and I didn't know you live in the springs. Thats sick man.. Hope to see you around

05-22-2011, 12:17 PM
White on white!
I likey!

05-22-2011, 11:02 PM
White on white!
I likey!

whys it always gotta be a color thing with you ;)

05-22-2011, 11:22 PM
whys it always gotta be a color thing with you ;)

If u only knew... :cool:

Road Pirate
05-22-2011, 11:54 PM
Thanks guys! Yeah the muffler does stick out a bit, I may change it up later on, but it's not my top priority just yet ;)

Well, I had a genuine brand new Greddy header which is pretty rare, traded it for a full Z32 brake upgrade. Helll yess!

05-23-2011, 12:39 AM
Dang o bang o!

05-23-2011, 10:14 PM
You are your elite parts.. damn you!

05-23-2011, 10:34 PM
Looks sexy and I love white rims on a white car :)

05-23-2011, 10:50 PM
gonnna look so hot!!! cant wait

nice brakes by the way

Road Pirate
05-25-2011, 05:34 PM
Thanks a ton guys! :thumbs up

Hopefully I'll have some updates somewhat soon!

05-25-2011, 06:16 PM
awesome, i was wondering if you were going to do the Z brake upgrade.

Road Pirate
05-25-2011, 06:59 PM
Yeah, it was definitely in my to do list, but since I got offered it, figured I'd do it right away. lol

Road Pirate
05-26-2011, 03:20 PM
Not really an update, but I modified the 180SX running lights to fit my USDM bulbs. I have blinkers/driving lights again! woo

My room mate also got a dmax spoiler on. He also got some Silvia rear valences we have yet to put on

05-26-2011, 03:49 PM
love both these cars. Nissan is beast

Road Pirate
06-02-2011, 10:36 PM
Thanks man!
So I got annoyed with the red on the steering wheel, I decided to change it. I went with textured silver/gray metallic! Came out good IMO :)

06-02-2011, 10:55 PM
i wish i could keep interest in a vehicle long enough to s*** like this to them :(

hi im gary and i am a car/truck-aholic

Road Pirate
06-03-2011, 01:33 AM
Haha, it's hard for me to keep cars, but I think it's because I move too fast. But to be honest, I've had more fun building this car, and all I've really done is aero! It's just an awesome chassis. I'll try and stick with it as long as I can :P
So my roommate let me borrow his wheels again....FUUUU I need wheels! These look somewhat similar to the ones I'm getting, so I'm really excited to get them now, I think my car will pull them off nicely.

06-03-2011, 01:45 AM

06-03-2011, 04:01 AM
Fuckyou! And I say that in the kindest way possible...

Road Pirate
06-03-2011, 08:30 AM

Road Pirate
06-03-2011, 04:31 PM
Well I took a few day shots with the wheels. Don't mind the black bumper, I stripped it and I'm re-doing it today :)

Got my yellow 1157 bulbs for my running lights in just a minute ago, more before/after pics coming soon!

06-03-2011, 04:37 PM
Looking good...

Road Pirate
06-03-2011, 04:53 PM

Alright, installed my new bulbs. Just a small modification, but I dig them.
The new bulbs:

Old bulbs on the left, new ones on the right.

I have some H3 yellow HID's coming in also, and I will be retrofitting the lower blinkers to act as foglights :)

06-03-2011, 07:39 PM
U need more low in the front!

Mmk, thanks!

Road Pirate
06-03-2011, 07:54 PM
Thats as low as the ksports will let me go... :(
But he has rubberband tires, I'll be getting a size a little bigger to fill the gap.

Road Pirate
06-04-2011, 09:37 PM
Repainted my bumper with proper paint, clear and wetsanded. My room mate took some pics, came out pretty good, let me know what you guys think!

06-04-2011, 09:47 PM
sexy .

06-04-2011, 10:23 PM
Jizz in my pants by Lonley Island cones to mind when I look at ur car lol.

Road Pirate
06-05-2011, 02:12 PM
Haha thanks guys ;)

06-05-2011, 02:14 PM

06-05-2011, 10:45 PM
It looks like the bumper doesn't sit flush next to the right headlight.

Anyway, looks hot as hell.

06-05-2011, 10:50 PM
Nice work man!

06-06-2011, 12:18 AM
Keep up the good work! I have always wanted a 240 and wanted to do the 180 look.

Road Pirate
06-07-2011, 01:36 AM
Thanks for the kind words everyone. The bumper was put on when I was pretty drunk, so it doesn't align perfect haha. One day I'll get it fitted right again.

I fitted some H3 HID fogs into the stock signals!

This picture looks pretty neat. They look green, but they aren't haha.

06-07-2011, 07:29 AM
I envy you so much.

Road Pirate
06-07-2011, 11:02 PM
Haha, not sure why you are, but thank you :)
Got my roof spoiler in finally :)

06-07-2011, 11:22 PM
lookin so good dude!! i like your roomates wheels, but when are your wheels coming in?

rear visor looks nice and subtle

06-07-2011, 11:28 PM
Great job. That's a bad ass build

Road Pirate
06-08-2011, 12:11 AM
Thanks guys! I actually skipped the mustang reps, and went for some RPF1's. I ordered my first pair today :) Unfortunately Vivid Racing said they have to order them from Japan, so I wont see them until July =/

06-08-2011, 12:19 AM
What sizing did you go with?

Road Pirate
06-08-2011, 12:31 AM
I ordered my fronts, which are 17X9.5" +18, and my rears will be 18X10 +15

06-08-2011, 01:26 AM

Road Pirate
06-08-2011, 01:29 AM

06-08-2011, 11:42 PM
rpf1's will look tight, you cant go wrong!

Road Pirate
06-10-2011, 08:29 PM
Sooo...I got off early today from work. Took the interstate as I always do. I was following a big work truck, and he cut across the side lane/bike lane to get into the offramp, and I guess there were two giant planks of wood. They flew up at my car, I almost missed them, but not enough...

One hit my fender/bumper, dented the shit out of the front of the fender. The other smacked my front, made a huge gash, knocked off my Nissan emblem, then put a big ass gash in my hood. I am furious! I chased the guy down, asked him what the fuck was he doing jumping lanes and he said he was in a hurry for a job he had to get too. I didn't think getting insurance involved would of solved anything, so I bitched him out and scared him away. I got his plate though, so I may call it in. We'll see...

It could have been worse, but still enough to piss me off. No longer do I have a perfect body car...ughhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!

Road Pirate
06-11-2011, 01:51 AM
Well on brighter news, I'm getting my silver coupe back! woooh! I'm kind of excited to get the car back. It will be my daily driver :)

Here's how it sits:

I'll be getting it repainted asap, and doing a couple other things with it. So no more random wood planks flying at my 240...I cant fuck up that body :(

06-11-2011, 03:43 AM
Coupe gonna be painted VSM? Sucks about the wood smashing on your ride :(

06-11-2011, 11:20 PM
Somehow I knew u would get that car back...

Road Pirate
06-12-2011, 01:53 PM
Coupe gonna be painted VSM? Sucks about the wood smashing on your ride :(
Yup! VSM already ordered for it. Yeah it sucks, insurance wouldn't do a thing so I had to DIY fix it...I only touched the bumper so far though.

Somehow I knew u would get that car back...
I know right...this car NEVER leaves! haha.

Here's after a lot of sanding, primer and paint yet again. Looks better, but the hood is still jacked and the fender is still jacked.

But yeah, as far as the civic goes, I get it tomorrow, I already ordered some VSM paint, new headlights and Im buying my friends Si's with Blizzaks. It will be a dope daily :P

06-12-2011, 01:58 PM
nice , sucks to hear about the damage on the 240, it was looking sweet. nice pick up on the civic tho

Road Pirate
06-15-2011, 09:08 AM
Thanks! The civic will be in my possession soon.

Update: I've ordered my RPF1's, just have to wait a month or two to get them. So in the meantime, I'm piecing together a turbo kit for the KA24 haha. Figured what the hell, lets boost while I wait, maybe hit up some track events before the summer ends.

I'll post pics asap.

06-15-2011, 08:57 PM
Man you sure must have a hell of a lot of money to throw around! I'm so jealous... ugh.

06-16-2011, 03:04 AM
Man you sure must have a hell of a lot of money to throw around! I'm so jealous... ugh.

this. I'm sooo jelly.

Road Pirate
06-16-2011, 09:28 AM
Hah, nah not a ton, I make pretty shitty money, I just budget well. I have hardly any bills also, no credit cards, no insurance (my business pays for it), no cell phone (business pays for it)

So I have some extra money at the end of the month ;)

Road Pirate
06-18-2011, 07:06 PM
So we FINALLY got my roomates car running...runs f'n amazing.
Then we took some pics!

06-19-2011, 12:43 AM
im just watching in the back...but i cant hold it in anymore...i like your roommates car's body style better...no offense and you've got crazy build threads..hope you put just as much money into the sooon to be DD VSM civic...btw thanks again for the VSM lip i got from you last winter :).

06-19-2011, 01:09 AM
im just watching in the back...but i cant hold it in anymore...i like your roommates car's body style better...no offense and you've got crazy build threads..hope you put just as much money into the sooon to be DD VSM civic...btw thanks again for the VSM lip i got from you last winter :).

agreed 100%

Road Pirate
06-19-2011, 03:51 AM
ouch =/

lol all in time, still have only owned the car for 2 months!

06-19-2011, 06:23 AM
Its not that i dont like 240's, but I swear whenever I decide to look for one they are the most riced out POS's ever, on par with most super riced civic's. Glad to see you cleaned this one up, I read through the first couple pages and the intial first pic my first thought was no fucking way would i have bought that. You have done a good job man keep it up

Road Pirate
06-20-2011, 06:28 PM
Thanks man! I do have to agree though, most of them are just wannabe drift queens that are beat up and riced out. I wanted something I can get sideways, yet have a clean car while doing it!

So UPS, FedEx, DHL AND USPS all stopped by today. Haha...here's what they dropped off!
Full setup...Votion FMIC, couplers and clamps

Votion Oil lines and fittings, sandwhich plate and SR injectors

Godspeed top mount mani, EMUSA t3/t4 and wastegate (will be swapped with a TiAL here soon)

I would be the last person to rock a off-brand turbo, but from what my friends are saying and reviews online, these turbo's are properly balanced unlike others, and get good power gains and last awhile. For the price, I figured I'd try it! If the KA does better than I wanted too, I'll upgrade to a Garrett later on when this thing takes a crap.