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post #1 of 21 (permalink) Old 10-29-2012, 09:41 PM Thread Starter
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My '89 240sx Build

First off my name is Corey and im from Grand Rapids, MI
This picture describes me 100%


For those that dont really remember me I was a IS300 owner back in 2010 and early in 2011.


On February 17, 2011 I spun my IS into a steel highway rail doing some stupid stuff. Insurance called it a loss.




On March 16, 2011 me and my buddy took a long drive down to Indianapolis with the insurance money i had left over after paying off the Lexus and bought my new project.



And now the fun stuff...
New rims, 17x9 +13 Rota Grid


Dropped on Tein Basic Coilovers


Purchased a new motor for a DOHC swap!


Motor Build!!
Bored Block, Eagle rods, and CP 9:1 Pistons


Port and polished heads




Winter of 2011-2012








All finished and running






A little preview of whats going on winter of 2012-2013



I have a lot more pictures in my Facebook Album located HERE

Big thanks to all of the help from my friends and also to C-Tech Performance in Wyoming, MI for building the motor.

More pictures to come

RIP Pearl White IS300 2/17/2011
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'89 Nissan 240sx Hatch
'94 Lexus Sc400
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looks good. Good luck with the rest.
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Thanks. Im hoping the turbo build goes smoothly.

RIP Pearl White IS300 2/17/2011
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Very nice! Almost went that same way, but fell in love with my IS. Good luck on the build!
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Very nice keep up the good work...

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Very nice! Almost went that same way, but fell in love with my IS. Good luck on the build!
Dont get me wrong, i was in love with my IS as well. if i didnt wreck it, it definitely would be turbo'd by now. and i would have purchased another but their was no way i could afford insurance on one with full coverage.

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Very nice keep up the good work...
Thank you sir. I definitely will. i cant wait to have my first boosted car.

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My old roommate is from Grand Rapids, MI.. Happy to see you building a KA and not an SR

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My old roommate is from Grand Rapids, MI.. Happy to see you building a KA and not an SR
Yeah man, SRs are just such a common thing. A fully built KA will walk any SR

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Yeah man, SRs are just such a common thing. A fully built KA will walk any SR
For less money, too.
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For less money, too.
Idk about that. Its been very expensive so far. But the labor for the motor build was expensive.

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Idk about that. Its been very expensive so far. But the labor for the motor build was expensive.
Well, if you do it yourself it usually ends up being cheaper to build a KA for boost vs doing a standard SR swap.
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probably true. after this winter i will be around 10k in parts

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GL with the build! Former S13 owner here too. had a 91 hatch. both cars are fun as hell!

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GL with the build! Former S13 owner here too. had a 91 hatch. both cars are fun as hell!
Yeah they are a blast. I just bought myself a s14 winter beater. It has a few parts that i might use in the s13. I didnt know when i bought the s14 but it has a lsd snd a stage 2 clutch.

Brought my car into C-Tech Performance again for more motor work. The motor is built from bottom up now. Pictures to come soon.

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Well i scrapped my turbo build for this winter. i decided to go for more power. This winter i am just focusing on my trans. i dropped my entire drivetrain.
I bought a Spec Stage 3+ clutch on top of a spec steel flywheel.
Im swapping the LSD from my s14 into this car. Also doing a Nismo slave cylinder and a stainless steel braided clutch line from the master cylinder down to the slave.

I also got the front end fixed up a bit now so my head lights can actually go up and down on their own.




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