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S13 rebate build

Postby shanelach » Fri Nov 27, 2009 4:11 am


So, as some of you may remember, My S13 used to look like this


Well that all changed one night, when someone decided it would be a great idea to rake their lawn into the street and leave all that s*** there. October 10th late at night it was raining pretty darn bad, and was foggy as hell, when I came driving by that said lawn. The leaves in the road created a slip & slide, which led straight into a large boulder. Results were this


So I stripped it down and had insurance take it on its way. Decided I would start over fresh. They also gave me money for some aftermarket parts, which i kept haha. My stockpile of parts eventually made it to my room.













So I searched a lot since I toasted the car, and had no luck. My buddy recently told me there was a nice looking hatch in Cape Cod, and I should give the dude a call. So naturally I was pumped there may be a nice black hatchback to replace my old one, and this one supposedly has some goodies in it. I called the guy up and after a few calls, and many text messages, we had a day set up to take a look at it. I hauled my a** down south on Sunday, November 1'st. When I pulled up it looked clean, besides a s***ty patch jobbed hatch which needed replacing. Eh, it's replaceable. Few rust spots here and there, but nothing un-fixable. Paint and body looked straight. The owner was a straight forward, honest dude, who did half a** work, but the major things seemed done right. After a lot of stress and a huge headache, I ended up leading a tow truck from the cape back home with a new toy. Here she is. First few pictures are after I installed my front coilovers, rolled the front fenders, tucked the harnesses, and installed my steering wheel and hub. I now have my rear coilovers on rolled the rear fenders, and also installed my PBM toe arms, Project Nissan RUCA's, and lower tie brace on. The car came with a J30 differential and axles, a Drive Shaft Shop aluminum one piece drive shaft, energy suspension bushings all around, and all the other things pictured. Stoked? Youbetcha!









Next on my to-do list, was finish up installing the coilovers (which I hate and are being replaced by some D-MAX coilovers which are coming friday) and my 5 lug swap.

















It still needed some more flush-ness, so I ordered some 5mm spacers. I also did some re-upholstering, a battery relocation. I did the glove box and arm rest in black suede, and did the headliner in plush black headliner fabric.









After that I dialed in my stance a little more, even though the coilovers are getting replaced in a week.











I then got a small feature on http://www.hellaflush.com which can be seen here http://fatlace.com/hellaflush/....html
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Re: S13 rebate build (shanelach)

Postby gnvarnadore » Fri Nov 27, 2009 4:23 am

glad to see its coming along well. i normally dont like hatches but there is just something about a black hatch that just screams sex. keep the updates coming.
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Re: S13 rebate build (shanelach)

Postby MICRoS13 » Fri Nov 27, 2009 4:44 am

what's wrong with your coilovers now ? & your car looks real good
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Re: S13 rebate build (MICRoS13)

Postby shanelach » Fri Nov 27, 2009 4:50 am

They're leaking in the rears, and I never really liked the D2's. Need something with better quality.
MICRoS13 wrote:what's wrong with your coilovers now ? & your car looks real good
Thanks!
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Re: S13 rebate build (shanelach)

Postby Gabes13 » Fri Nov 27, 2009 5:05 am

Awesome!
All I have to say.
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Re: S13 rebate build (shanelach)

Postby S14toRPS13 » Fri Nov 27, 2009 5:16 am

shanelach wrote:So, as some of you may remember, My S13 used to look like this

Reminds me of "Kit" from the original Knight Rider. Glad to hear you coming along well with the new one.
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Postby hbpignosePA » Fri Nov 27, 2009 5:40 am

i always loved your hatch....

this one looks like it will be just as clean dude!

if you wanna get rid of the old coils id be interested in the fronts
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Postby nissanman04 » Fri Nov 27, 2009 5:59 am

Love everything except for the stretched tires. Nice pickup for sure!
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Postby duffman1278 » Fri Nov 27, 2009 6:23 am

mmmmmm
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Postby 240sxJoe91 » Fri Nov 27, 2009 10:48 am

Dude thats clean ( love rims ) great lookin 240's sorry about the first one...Good luck with it.
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Postby Space Monkey » Fri Nov 27, 2009 11:26 am

nissanman04 wrote:Love everything except for the stretched tires. Nice pickup for sure!
^ I Agree. Awesome car man, just get some rubber that fits...
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Postby Heavy » Fri Nov 27, 2009 11:28 am

i thought this car looked familiar, your on ONE right? oh and btw i saw your car on hellaflush.com
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Postby Idahos13 » Fri Nov 27, 2009 11:39 am

Very clean hatch, sorry about the first one.
I liked the chuki front better, but thats just my personal opinion.
What camera do you have? Takes very good pictures!
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Re: S13 rebate build (shanelach)

Postby Jdmstyles » Fri Nov 27, 2009 11:45 am

Very nice. So what's wrong with your old coils? Are you going to sell? ;]
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Postby HoosierSX » Fri Nov 27, 2009 1:15 pm

duffman1278 wrote:mmmmmm
for once i agree with you.


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Postby 1sikS13 » Fri Nov 27, 2009 1:56 pm

Car looks phenom! Whats the specs on your wheels. They sit nice. Good work
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Postby troskinatior » Fri Nov 27, 2009 5:31 pm

this is one of the nicest 240s i have ever seen... theres just something about it, its so basic and clean, but i dont know what puts it over the top?
and is that a egay sterring wheel?
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Postby mrgreeneyes » Fri Nov 27, 2009 6:53 pm

rear tire specs. looks like they fit perfect. my coupe has the same size roll/pull and 215's in the rear arent cutting it.

i have the same wheels, etc and yours looks perfect so im tryin to get ideas
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Postby shanelach » Sat Nov 28, 2009 6:13 am

Thanks guys. Wheels are 17x9.5 +15

mrgreeneyes wrote:rear tire specs. looks like they fit perfect. my coupe has the same size roll/pull and 215's in the rear arent cutting it.

i have the same wheels, etc and yours looks perfect so im tryin to get ideas
Tires are 225/ 45/17 in the rear but they're also federals and i have a 5mm spacer on there. federals run a bit wider than most tires.

As for the steering wheel, it is an NRG wheel. Pretty much egay.

I want to go 180sx kouki front but I don't have the money at the moment. I still have my xenon lip so I'll probably go chuki for now. Not sure.

The rear coilovers are leaking, but I am going to sell them cheap when I get my new ones. The guy flaked so I don't know when that will be
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Postby TroubleBound » Sat Nov 28, 2009 6:20 am

Type X would look nice but i like the chuki w/Xenon best anyways, you should def rock that again IMO. Your first car was beautiful. It will be even better looking now that you got them wheels.
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Postby mrgreeneyes » Sat Nov 28, 2009 8:08 pm

shanelach wrote:Thanks guys. Wheels are 17x9.5 +15

Tires are 225/ 45/17 in the rear but they're also federals and i have a 5mm spacer on there. federals run a bit wider than most tires.

thanks dude.

im rocking 215's and it just looks awful in the rear with the pull i have on the coupe.

i now know my recipe for success. cheapest place to get feddys?
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Postby Coeur de lion » Sun Nov 29, 2009 10:18 am

Shaaaaaaaane! Yes
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Postby Idahos13 » Sun Dec 13, 2009 7:01 pm

Anything new?
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Re: S13 rebate build (shanelach)

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Postby S13_love » Sun Dec 13, 2009 8:15 pm

Advan05 wrote:
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Re: S13 rebate build (S13_love)

Postby zach-Ka » Mon Dec 14, 2009 4:32 am

It still amazes me how coils and wheels with good fitment can make s13's look entirely different and sexy. Kudos man, you got style...
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Re: S13 rebate build (zach-Ka)

Postby ZOMG.SR20 » Mon Dec 14, 2009 4:41 am

this reminds me i should install my parts that have been sitting in my room
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Postby Flicktitty » Mon Dec 14, 2009 8:19 am

car looks pretty clean, i woulda kept the mesh wheels personally, they have alot more "Style" then the white ones.

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Postby shanelach » Mon Dec 14, 2009 10:21 am

As for new stuff, I got a seat and wink mirror recently! I also have some parts in the mail, but will post them up when I have them in my possession.









New updates towards the end of this week!

Here's some photos I shot in November.














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Postby Jdmstyles » Mon Dec 14, 2009 10:50 am

Mr. Clean.
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