S13 180sx Build

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    For about 4 years now I’ve always wanted a 180sx but due to being a student and not in full time employment the funding towards one to a while.

    Around the start of June this year (2019) i finally pulled the plug and decided to start looking at importing one through a company Import Wizards local to me in Northern Ireland.

    After 6 weeks of searching and bidding on 5/6 cars on the 19th of July i finally won my 1997 180sx in Midnight Purple!!!

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    After a long wait of wait of over 3 months due to sailing times from Japan and all the various stops and the time it spent in customs in Dublin. I finally took delivery of the 180 on the 23rd of October. Here is some detail pictures of her sitting in Import Wizards yard before it got delivered to my house.

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    It has a full origin style body kit with 50mm+ wider front wings (which im not a fan of)

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    Love the midnight purple, its different and very JDM

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    Unfortunately no Kouki Tails but that’s definitely a must down the line.

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    Interior is in mint condition with a crackless dash aswell which is rare and the elusive massive purple gear stick

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    As you can see the drivers seat has taken some abuse back in Japan haha
     
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    Just before the 180 arrived i sourced a set of the standard Type X seats, it is a type x from factory but the seats where obviously changed somewhere down the line. For being around 25 years old the seats where in immaculate condition.

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    So the 23rd of October came and she arrived she looked so better in person with the purple and the bodykit and she sounded unbelievable. Of course had to get a few pictures on her first day home.

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    First thing i got set on doing was getting the standard type x seats in which completely transformed the interior of the car along with slotting in the central air vent which i sourced from japwestmods.
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    Spec wise its very close to stock
    - 1997
    - SR20DET
    - Type X
    - HKS Intake
    - Tein Coilovers
    - Some Japanese brand backbox
    - Front Mount
    - Double Din Radio
    - Blitz boost Gauge
    - Cusco rear and front strut bars
    - HKS BOV
    - Turbo Timer

    So overall nice basic car with good starter mods with no messing about with the SR done which is always a good starting platform
     

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