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  1. RAS cover used $18 gear boot new $18 drift button new in black $18 can post all, or pickup in melbourne cbd. alexdickinson2@gmail.com
  2. Drifting quitters

    i was drifting 04-08, dont really miss it ha actually more broke now dats lyf
  3. Tracking down [MyRush]

    old school NS crew checking in
  4. #1 the most important part of the car is the differential. it needs to be tight. this means mechanical or locked. don't bother with standard diffs, they are dangerous. (followup article below) #2 suspension. stiff and low. suspension which is too soft or riding too high will make the car floppy and difficult to control. stick to coilovers and keep the car as low as you can. #3 power/grip ratio. when you are starting out, you don't want to drift particularly quickly, and you want it to be easy to break traction. run less grip on the rear with smaller wheels etc. "training wheels". this will let you slide at low speeds and slowly work your way up to a higher speed/grip combo. if you hit the track with too much grip you'll have to work too hard just to break traction. less grip will also have the added bonus of less stress on the car/wallet. #4 harness/bucket. standard seats are pretty weak. harness is cheap and effective. #5 spend money on suspension over power. caster rods, tie rods etc are generally going to make your car more effective than power. at least stick to suspension work till you can afford the higher maintenance of higher power. be aware certain popular items like twin plate clutches are dead useless with stock sr20 boxes and will only cause constant box failures and bills. #6 if your car is not a silvia/skyline be aware initial setup costs may be higher as they are not as "plug and play" worthy. seek advice from people who have setup the car you have before. they generally would have already done all the hard yards and have all the info you need. #7 when initially testing the car for handling, it's generally easiest to start with donuts and figure 8s. diff/suspension test in particular. good luck =) DRIFTING – DIFFERENTIAL SELECTION What does it do? The differential controls how the wheels keep spinning together when traction is broken. Open wheeling means only the inside wheel is spinning (Bad for drift). What an LSD (Limited-Slip Differential) will do is make the wheels both spin, this in turn makes the rear kick out (Good for drift). A locked differential will have both wheels spin at all times regardless of whether the engine is running. Is It Dangerous? For drift, it is all about car control with the rear end almost always slipping. So it is basically critical to have a predictable diff/car when drifting and much safer with a tight differential. If you are worried about fishtailing snappiness, this will depend on the car and it’s weight distribution. For example, the weight distribution of 180s make them more snappier than a Silvia due to the added weight of the hatch. Even more extreme than the 180 is the MR2 due to the mid-mounted motor. On the other hand, you’ll probably find Cefiro’s and 4 Door Skylines are more stable and less snappy. Why is my LSD spinning only one wheel? Standard LSDs are generally weak especially when they are older, they wear out and single spin more and more. When it is wearing out it is far from being as predictable as a 2way or locked/shimmed differential. What are my options? Locked Differential + Always locks up + Very predictable + Will start whining before it breaks (Giving you notice) + Cheapest option + Great for budget drift s13s - Poor turn-in (under-steer will be more noticeable when entering a corner) - Can break if not done well and require a full replacement - Your car will not be able to drive if it breaks - Wears out your tyres the most out of all options - Can be dangerous for inexperienced drivers- Usually classed as illegal for street use Shimmed Differential + Can allow some slip + When it’s worn out you will not require a tow - Costs more - Poor turn in (under-steer will be more noticeable when entering a corner) - Will wear out and slowly start open wheeling, until it no longer locks - Life span is shortest - Wears tyres as much as locked differential - Considered a locked differential so illegal Standard LSD + Only newer model cars will have decent standard LSDs for drift, eg BMW M3 + Good on the street as it does not lock on deceleration + Good turn in - Not as predictable as other options - Will wear out extremely fast with drifting - Most older model differentials will be worn out and useless Mechanical 1.5way + Predictable + Lifespan is far longer than a locked/shimmed/standard LSD + Can be rebuilt + Will lock when accelerating and half lock on deceleration + Good turn in + Good for circuit work + Better on the street than a 2way - Not as good for drift than a 2way - Expensive Mechanical 2way + Very predictable. Has some slip when required. + Lifespan is far longer than locked/shimmed/standard LSD + Can be rebuilt + Drift differential of choice + Will lock when accelerating and decelerating + Good turn-in - Expensive - Can be dangerous for inexperienced drivers Its good to know your differential well. Nissan S13′s have a tendency to go out of control on public roads partly due to the combo of Turbo, rear wheel drive and LSD. So its best to exercise caution when you have a RWD with an LSD. Breaking traction intentionally or unintentionally (especially in the wet) can get out of control.
  5. 1999 Sonata - $1,200

    Make : HYUNDAI SONATA Transmission : Kilometres : 0 Price : $1,200 Condition : Used Hi all, I'm selling my 1999 Hyundai Sonata. Car does not come with RWC. Price is $1200, negotiable. Has 220,000 kms on the odometer and is in fair condition for its age. Car is located in Melbourne, all inspections are welcome. Quick sale is wanted. Call me on 0403 247 200.
  6. Make : Transmission : Kilometres : 0 Price : $30,000 Condition : Used supercar club membership available, can offer a 3k discount, and 1.5k for a referral, pm me. http://www.ecurie25.com/aus/
  7. looking for online/local interns (commission based pay) and possible interstate/overseas travel ♥ pm me! lifestyle design business. mostly lead generation (marketing) work. or contact on www.facebook.com/alexdickinson
  8. Casino - Who plays and what do you play?

    just poker, aussie millions main event
  9. Kyle Sandilands

    i like him.
  10. Lazer eye surgery

    well worth it.
  11. any original ns.coms still here?

    fb me man ha
  12. any original ns.coms still here?

    Benny Mau? 10yr anniversary sounds good
  13. I went to a cruise and I felt out of place

    i thought you were dead... lol haha might rebirth g13 i still see you driving around now n then..
  14. Wedding Cars

    i got supercarclub.com.au membership im not using if ya interested.. r35 gtr, ferrari's etc. bit more than 100 though garage13@optusnet.com.au