ArchiveFebruary 2008

240sx S13 Solid Aluminum Subframe Bushing Install

This install guide highlights variations for the installation of solid aluminum subframe bushings into the Nissan 240sx. The kit used was purchased from niperformance,org through ebay. The kit includes the bushings, solid rubber inserts (optional) and an install dvd. Although the video on the dvd is a thorough and straight forward guide there were a few areas that I used alternate methods on. The...

Project 240sx Overhaul Journal (Day 8)

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I didn’t get a whole lot done per se but I did complete a major change to the rear suspension. The solid subframe bushings were installed and the subframe was reattached to the car. Of course, this entailed a significant amount of test fitting and adjusting as the bushings didn’t quite work in their unmodified form.

Project 240sx Overhaul Journal (Day 7)

Related Links Project 240sx Overhaul Journal Index Today was spent on a lot of loose ends. With the front and rear subframes removed, I went ahead and cleaned the members and then applied a rust converter / proofer. Once dry I added a base black coat and then gloss coat and then installed the new solid subframe bushings. A general “hardening” up of the chassis and suspension...

Project 240sx Overhaul Journal (Day 6)

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It’s been a few days but I finally had a few hours to work yesterday. I removed the factory bushings from the subframe and the diff and fully disassembled the rear suspension from the frame.

Project 240sx Overhaul Journal (Day 5)

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More miscellaneous gutting today. Removed the fuel tank, pump and fuel lines. Finished gutting the trunk and dropped the subframe.

APR Carbon Fiber Side View Mirror Install (S2000)

The APR carbon fiber side view mirrors for the Honda S2000 replace the automatic factory units. The APR mirrors offer a slight weight decrease over the factory mirrors and also present less aerodynamic drag. They are also a convex design and offer a nice, wide viewing angle that increases the viewing area around the car. The following is the install guide. The Install To install the new mirrors...

Project 240sx Overhaul Journal (Day 4)

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The trunk lid, rear brakes and rear coilovers were removed today as well as the whole front suspension assembly.

Project 240sx Overhaul Journal (Day 3)

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Today I removed the brakes (mostly) as well as the front coilovers and the windshield wiper assembly.

Project 240sx Overhaul Journal (Day 2)

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Today I didn’t have a lot of time to work so I focused on removing the motor and placing it on the stand.

Project 240sx Overhaul Journal (Day 1)

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I finally had the time to start this weekend. The tear down is always the easy part. As you can see below, the chassis is a little rough around the edges but I will be fixing all of that in the weeks to come. Most of the items have been removed form the engine bay and I began gutting the interior.

MR2 Spyder Intake (Part 1: Removing the Post Filter Intake Pipes)

This mod is the first step in a progression of mods that will ultimately result in the fabrication of a fully custom cold air intake on the MR2 Spyder. The factory intake makes a 90 degree bend after the throttle body and attaches to an intake box. After the box, a long, 2 piece set of plastic tubing snakes around the driver’s side rear fender well and attaches to a hole just behind the...

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