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YazS150

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S15 buyer HELP!

Hi guys, I just put a deposit on this http://www.torque-gt.co.uk/cardetails.php?c=73 I would like ur thots. I went to have a look at it today and it is truly immaculate and very sexy. I'm coming from a 2002 Civic type r which is 245hp 178kw 169lbs/ft, cammed and bored to 2050cc, decat, 4-2-1manifold and induction kit with custom remap. I test drove the Silvia and it wasnt as fun to drive. The turbo doesnt have the kick i expected...it felt like a very linear torque curve with gradual smooth power delivery:eek: was it just me or is that how a standard S15 is? Im hoping a trip to Horsham Developments will sort that right? Oh and there is a razo gearknob in it that is just absolutely PANTS!! it feels like some cheap plastic cover over the shift stick...so if sumone could point me in the direction of a nice comfy gearknob that would be nice. I decided to go ahead coz I've wanted a turbo RWD car for AGES now and this looks so sexy. However the interiors arent too impressive. Any input wud be great! CHEERS GUYS!
 
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Yes, a standard S15 is designed to deliver smoothly than a punch in the stomach feel when you hit the gas pedal hard. This is so that your Grandmother can drive it, too.

But you'll get a hell lot of differences after you start your mods!

What you are paying for (stock) is a well sorted low compression engine (ready to take bigger turbo + others) on a well sorted sub 1300kg, RWD chassis that is 55:45 in Weight distribution and has the looks of a sexy coupe at a next to nothing price.

One man's poision is another man's meat....so all mods will add and take away something else.

Boys build powerful rides, but a man builds a balanced car!
 
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Thanks for the reply mate...55:45 weight distribution is excellent :thumbs: I didnt know that...so where can i get a decent gearknob ppl!! So once its remapped with uprated fuel pump and FMIC will it feel more punchy??
 
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Could even have a boost leak somewhere. As comming from 245/169 N/A I would of thought you would of noticed it pick up at around 3-4k. It has not been heard of before for cars to have boost leaks off the boat.

Did you notice what the the stock boost guage was getting too in 3rd/4th/5th/6th etc?
 
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sillbeers15

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Yeah.
i did corner weight balancing and found out that my car weights 53:47.
I'm using the Nismo teflon gearknob for smooth gearshift and looks.
Anything metalic will be a bitch to use after the car has been parked under the sun for a while.
 
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YazS150

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it was going up round 3/4 of the way i think....i did notice the pick at 3-4K rpm but still not the kick i imagined. I just probably had REEEEALLLY high expectations of the car.
 
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YazS150

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Yeah.
i did corner weight balancing and found out that my car weights 53:47.
I'm using the Nismo teflon gearknob for smooth gearshift and looks.
Anything metalic will be a bitch to use after the car has been parked under the sun for a while.
where can i get one of those from?
 
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YazS150

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Oh yea i'd just like to mention the car had yellow springs and blue shocks...any idea what brands they could be? It has Re-050 tyres on the rear and Re-01 on the front....any reviews on these tyres? Cheers!
 

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I stockish S15 has a very linear power curve. You won't get much of a boost kick. Feels more like a 6 cylinder.

But an EBC, air filter and exhaust should transform the car pretty good.
FMIC and remap on top of that and it should pull very good :)
 
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nice motor mate i was just looking at that lol. so is 10k about the average price for a freshly imported car? or was your not fresly imported? im gonna start a new thread i think lol. ncie looking motor tho love the front

nothing wrong with a 6cyl yakozan lol ;)
 

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nice motor mate i was just looking at that lol. so is 10k about the average price for a freshly imported car? or was your not fresly imported? im gonna start a new thread i think lol. ncie looking motor tho love the front

nothing wrong with a 6cyl yakozan lol ;)
True :)
6-cylinder engines generally sounds alot nicer :D
But also use more fuel.

£10-12k seems to be the going rate for fresh imports.
 

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thats a lovely looking car mate, not usually a huge fan of the full aero front, but the pictures make it look gorgeous. best of luck with it:)
 

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YES YES THAT IS EXACTLY WOT IM LOOKING FOR...DIDNT REALIZE THE STOCK ONE WAS SO NICE!!! WHERE CAN I GET ONE!!
Ask on here. Someone may have replaced their original... Alternatively, ask for a price from Perfectrun:

Part Number:32865-89F00-
Description:KNOB-CONTROL LEVER
 
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Ask on here. Someone may have replaced their original... Alternatively, ask for a price from Perfectrun:

Part Number:32865-89F00-
Description:KNOB-CONTROL LEVER
Ok excellent I will do! Any idea where I can look at and buy a range of White Jap lightweight alloy wheels? I have had rota's before on my civic so i would like something different and I hear that rota's are actually at the cheap end of the scale. Cheers plz let me know!
 
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6-cylinder engines generally sounds alot nicer
But also use more fuel. - Yakozan
The VQ35DE is my daily driver, thristy - yes. Sounds too sissy if you ask me.
 
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Yellow springs and blue dampers probably means you have the NISMO suspension kit that was a dealer fit option. Spring rates are 2.0→3.0 front and 2.2→3.2 rear and a 30mm drop all round
 
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