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    Default S13 Vert / Something Different

    Hey guys, I picked up this super clean s13 convertible a few months ago. I've been working on it on and off and have everything in place to get the stance where I want it.

    Its a 1992 S13 vert. When I purchased it, it had 82000 miles. All documents are together with the car etc.
    I bought it as a daily, and have put 8000 miles on it in the past three months or so.


    Here she was the day I brought it home.











    The previous owner purchased Katzkin interior for the car. It looks great. Even have the original convertible boot!



    Timing chain guide noise, so I took out the guide, and while I was at it, painted the valve cover.















    Next was exhaust, had some custom blast pipes made and took out the muffler. Sounds nice, looks cool.



    Threw on some lowering springs and GR2 struts for a while. But I just purchased coilovers and threw those on too.


    This is it on the springs.


    Red tail lights.




    Coils!



    And heres the cool part. I've got the wheels too! Just waiting on adapters



    I'll be revealing the wheels soon!!! So keep checking it out!
    1994 LS400
    1992 S13 Vert

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    dewwd im so jelly of ur car , s13 and conv. :/ , if its not a secret how much u paid for it ? I struggled to get s13 or s14 and i ended up with crappy overpriced s14 zenki all i could find in a year of search :X . Cant wait to see ur progress and gl with the car , dont forget to post sht load of pics too

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    Leave the popups <3

    Nice car, does this one have HICAS?

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    Interior it ehh, but otherwise a clean car.

    In for updates


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    There's your inspiration

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    1988 BMW 325 (for sale, PM me for details!)
    1991 s13 hatch




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    damn fuck ass tits that vert is beautiful! ^

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    Goddamn. Clean Vert, can't wait to see the wheels and moar lows.
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    Thanks guys!

    How much I paid......well, I'm a car dealer in Knoxville TN, and lets just put it this way. I came across it at wholesale price. So I think I did pretty good


    Oh yeah, got my tires mounted yesterday.



    And these

    1994 LS400
    1992 S13 Vert

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    I'm planning on leaving the pop up front end. I actually have a FULL S13 silvia front, with brick headlights. But I don't think I'm going to put it on this car. I love the lines of this one, everything matches up great, and its just a beautiful front end anyway.
    1994 LS400
    1992 S13 Vert

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    Pulled her in the showroom today for a quick detail.

    1994 LS400
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    15mm spacers?

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    Nope. 35mm adapters...
    1994 LS400
    1992 S13 Vert

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    damn. that thing is extremely mint, excited to see where this goes.

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    Look nice op and did anybody else notice the 6 lug addapters?

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    Quote Originally Posted by smokenyall View Post
    Look nice op and did anybody else notice the 6 lug addapters?
    I was hoping somebody would say something
    1994 LS400
    1992 S13 Vert

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    Quote Originally Posted by rice4life View Post
    Leave the popups <3

    Nice car, does this one have HICAS?
    No HICAS!
    1994 LS400
    1992 S13 Vert

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    Pulled her in today, started some fender work and test fitting!



    here is how the roll is coming so far, with a little hammer work and a heat gun.






    and here is a teaser pic of me doing some test fitment



    If you can tell, I also removed the fender guards. It made the body lines pop a little better.
    1994 LS400
    1992 S13 Vert

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    6lug wheels hmm? guess the s13-14 wheel fitment choices weren't enough? ha

    Looking good though, you should add a cage in the back, seats are useless anyway.


    "Never argue with an idiot; they'll drag you down to their level and beat you with experience"

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    My best guess is Titan wheels. SHOW US!!

    Edit: Nevermind. I just saw that they're 17's. Hmmm
    Last edited by aeion; 07-25-2012 at 12:53 PM.

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    Those are definitely Titan/Armada wheels, they look it from the side. Can't wait to see some side shots! Clean vert man!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 98z24ragtop View Post
    Those are definitely Titan/Armada wheels, they look it from the side. Can't wait to see some side shots! Clean vert man!
    Titan/Armada stuff is all 18" unless they had some sooper dooper base model steelies or something

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    Pathfinder wheels maybe??
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    Quote Originally Posted by TeckniX View Post
    6lug wheels hmm? guess the s13-14 wheel fitment choices weren't enough? ha

    Looking good though, you should add a cage in the back, seats are useless anyway.
    True lol, there are plenty of wheels to choose from, I wanted to do something completely nuts and different. I would pull the back seats, but they are so clean, and leather, and they've been restored. So I think I'm gonna keep them.

    It is my daily ya know.
    1994 LS400
    1992 S13 Vert

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    Alright, so last night I really starting busting my rear end to get this thing ready.



    I ran into a problem right off the bat. The factory studs were too long to work with the adapters. Basically, when I'd put the first plate on and bolt it down, the studs stuck out past the first plate, which wouldn't allow the second piece of the adapter to sit flush with the first piece.

    After some brainstorming, I figured the best way to do this was to cut them.

    I counted how many threads I'd need to remove which was about 6 out back and 4 up front.

    Then i took everything off, and threaded a shallow open ended lug nug on the stud (ill say why in a minute)

    Oiled it up, took my ziz wheel and went to town. Once I got one cut, i'd file it down and use a wire brush to clean it up a bit. Then I lubed it up with more oil. The reason I left a lug on is so I could oil up the stud, and work the lug in and out, but not taking it fully off the stud, to help clean the threads and make sure the lugs will go back on the studs.


    Pops giving me a hand.








    So I ended up spending about 3 hours cutting all the studs and getting them right.


    Got the adapters on. They are pretty sexy, I like the polished aluminum look.






    Wheels are on!

    17 x 7.5s don't look so mean from behind

    1994 LS400
    1992 S13 Vert

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    7.5? :-( nice idea doing something different tho, I've wondered myself about some of the cooler 6 lug off road wheels you see on Japanese 4wds haha

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