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NEWtoNISSAN

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    Australia VIC
  • Car Type
    Nissan Silvia
  • Car Model
    s15 spec r
  1. I think a bit more than 56 mate. I'm on my p plates, 21 not 40. I don't want a drift pig of a car, not my thing. Looking for a great looking jap car that goes great on the st, and being able to eat v8's driven by complete toothless bogans. Might look for a spec r with standard interior but has a sun roof then. Still willing to spend more for low ks though. And paint has to be perfect, don't want to fork out for a re spray. Anyway thanks guys that contributed to the actual question at the beginning of the thread haha. Cheers.
  2. car is located near me haha. the thing is i want the side skirts, the sun roof, and maybe the leather (depends if i want to switch out for some proper bucket seats). il need to think about it. main purpose of this thread was how to look after the damn thing, not weather i should buy it or not haha, if i can get it for around 18-19k then il be tempted, if not then il just wait i guess. still wondering what the sum cost of the mods are that i listed above? anyone?
  3. You do have a point there saying that I can buy a cheaper car and make it look like a spec r GT, but isn't there any value added to the cars overall worth being that it is a spec r from the factory and not a spec s? Surely a car that was the top of the line model has some value to it over a lesser specked up version?? Or isn’t that the case with the Silvia, I have no idea this is the first jap car/sport car that I’m looking to purchase? Also, any idea as to the sum value of the mods?
  4. hmm, i'l think about it. i have had a look on carsales, all the cheaper ones 14-18k either have body kits, a lot of mods (which i don't want, in my opinion brings the value of a car down if they are crap brands), dont have the original parts to it, have ks above 100k, and in OK condition. i want to buy a car with low to mid 80k on it, max low 90ks. i plan on having the car a LONG time, last thing i need is for the engine to get tired with high ks making it harder to have a reliable car for the street/track/meets. also going back a few posts ago, whats wrong with the ARC front mount? i thought ARC made one of the better quality goods out in the aftermarket world??
  5. so the consensus is that this s15 is not worth 20k even with the low ks, mods, and fully optioned last year manufactured GT, and that i should be offering the seller something along the lines of 18k??
  6. This guy^^ hilarious haha, thumbs up mate it has, 80k on the clock, full books with Nissan, trust power extreme II turbo back exhaust, ARC turn flow intercooler, air diversion plate, strut brace, whiteline sway bars, high security paging alarm system, bosch 40 fuel pump, ecu nistune upgrade, greddy boost controller, full tune, sticky dunlop tyres, koyo alloy rad, defi gauges. I honestly think it’s worth what he is asking for. I’m not too sure what the sum value of these mods are? Any of you guys want to have a guess or know how much he has put into it. Purchased the car stock and has stock parts. I am pretty keen on getting, I think I will go the fire and theft cover for insurance because you never know even though I don’t live in a bad area and the garage is locked.
  7. Thanks for the feedback so far guys. Only reason I’m keen on getting it now is because I see it as the perfect example of an s15 that I would be happy with. it isn’t a cheap one either, $20,000+ has most of the mods I already want (mostly supporting mods) and the thing is mint, looks like it was picked up from the factory last month, low k's, last year manufactured, GT model, all the options. it will be insured under my dad’s name seeing as I can’t legally own one, was just curious as to the best method for insuring a car that will rarely see the road for the next 10 months, or if I should even bother with insurance/rego/RWC? It will be locked up in the garage. During the 10 month wait I plan on full suspension work, exhaust and intake manifolds, body work (spoiler removal, boot lock delete) wheels, possibly new turbo. If it’s insured and rego-ed it will get tuning. If I don’t get insurance/rego then I’ll probably wait to mod it further till I can take it on the road legally.
  8. Hey everyone, hoping to purchase this Spec R GT s15 soon, only problem, I’m still on my P Plates for 10 months so can’t legally drive it yet. So, when I have the car sitting in my garage for that sort of duration what can I do to look after it? How do I prevent myself from causing damage to the car if it isn’t being driven very often? My main concern is the mechanicals of the car and the fluids in the engine/transmission/diff/turbo/fuel etc. Will these go off over time? Paint care, do i need to worry about it if it’s not getting a wash very often? Can tyres go bad? Electrical/battery damage.. Can my ecu be effected if the battery dies (car has an electronic boost controller too)? Also being a GT it has all the options including leather seats, how do I care for leather that is sitting for a long time? I probably will take it for a drive around the block once a week/fortnight even though I’m not meant to, or have my parents drive it round a bit to get the engine moving but what else can be done to keep the car in mint condition till I can legally enjoy it on the road Also a bit off topic here, insurance? If any of you out there don't drive your car very often, what do you do with your insurance to keep it to a minimum seeing as the car is low risk because it doesnt see the road much? Should i insure it at all and cancel rego so save some bucks? Thanks everyone, all the tips you can offer will be helpful. Cheers.
  9. Nissan S15 Video

    i second the vote on wanting the wheel specs if possible, car sits perfect! im guessing 18" Work Emotion XD9, offsets.... ?? very nice car, wish more s15's looked like this haha.
  10. i did jump on it, was on his ass about it every week. problem is the car is in his mums name, and his mum is in china for 6 months "on bussiness" so they cbf with sending papers overseas to get sighned and sighted for. meh. il get an already manual, hopefully mint cond s15 at the end of the year
  11. just checked out that clutch looks good! well i got a call from the seller, they pulled out and took the car off the market. waste of my time really. anyway, thank you everyone that replied to this topic, i have learnt heaps and will take this knowledge with me for when i do actually buy my s15 probably the end of the year il have my own! thaks everyone, appreciate all your comments
  12. yeah the box and the clutch alone are about 1400. then all the s15 bits, and the s14 flywheel and tail shaft. havent included lines and other small components. just waiting on shops to get back to me with a quote, which none of them have.
  13. thanks for that. well i spent some time online today, got some rough prices for all these parts. total came to about 2000 just for the parts. does this sound right? i would imagine labour would be a fair bit too
  14. also, as for the list of parts mentioned above, such as master cylinder, am i looking for the s15 component, or because its an s14 gearbox that im using should i be getting the s14 component? same goes for things like the flywheel etc.
  15. the dark patch is rain, i went to inspect it and it started to rain. well hopefully it doesnt effect roadworthy. the seller was good, he is getting a roadworthy if i go through with the sale and he agreed that if it affected the car he would give me the option to pull out of the sale. hopefully its all good though. are the aftermarket components just as good as the nissan parts?
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