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Author Topic: RB25det, June 28th deadline - no sleep until completion. then beer.  (Read 121560 times)

Offline IggyEGuana

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yes. i'd love to see an rb in action. we have a guy here that does proam with an rb s13 but its an rb20 and hes a shitty driver

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Offline Jeremy A

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we have a guy here that does proam with an rb s13 but its an rb20 and hes a shitty driver

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yes. i'd love to see an rb in action. we have a guy here that does proam with an rb s13 but its an rb20 and hes a shitty driver


I don't know if you remember but when you first started drifting there was a red s14 with a rb25 in it he bought it from zilvia it was clean as shit and then he slammed the rear into the wall....

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ya i remember that kid. his name was tyler? or something like that. that car was cleeeeean and then not.

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Offline Johnny_boi

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I knew that kid he went to school at UNR. I don't think his name was Tyler tho. Trevor maybe
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ya i remember that kid. his name was tyler? or something like that. that car was cleeeeean and then not.

Yeah Iwas pretty pissed he wrecked such a clean car lol I know it wasn't mine or anything but it was sooooo clean

Offline JakeRB200sx

Man that's exciting!  :yes: I was wondering if you could throw some tips my way!? I have a 85 200sx coupe and I have a rb20det just sitting in my shop, just wondering where to start, I have so many questions its unreal. How did you get motor and tranny mounts? Pretty much how did you do your swap

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yes i know its dead but any updates... just got through reading this for the 3rd time in the last week. START TO FINISH.

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Hey guys, car isn't dead just in storage for now. I've made a major move and will need to bring the car out here in the near future, its a life long project for sure. I've picked up an S13 to be going on with, and using it as a test mule for some home brew suspension setups.

I did however wanted to make mention of this, for anyone who has been asking me for advice on how to install the S13 subframe - my first advice is DONT do it.. Unless you have a good dollop of fabrication experience and a good set of welding/fabbing tools..

Secondly, there appears to be this guy who is making a KIT to swap an S13 subframe into a Z31.. Worth a look!

http://www.northwestnissans.com/board/threads/123997-Project-White-Lightning-Z31love

Cheers.

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Yea that would be me, just fyi that other kit on the NWN link doesn't exist anymore, they've discontinued it with no plans to do another batch

That's mainly why I simplified the kit to it's bare essentials, I can draw up some gusset plates and things to include in the kit, but the idea was to be able to produce them on-demand, at least the hard parts -- the market for them is fairly small, and there's no consistency to what demand there is, no one wants to get stuck with 20 unsold kits for 3yrs

Let me know if you have questions

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^

Right on.

I can confirm that the better option here is to adapt the subframe to the car, I originally went this route and it was *relatively painless* however once you start cutting up floor pans to adapt a subframe to the chassis you are in a world of hurt.

I went this route as I wanted to be able to swap subframes in case of damaging the one that is in there, but in retrospect the likelyhood of shattering a subframe like I once did before is low - unless I find my way into a tall curb, with a strong wheel - yet again.

Limiting factors here are someones welding abilities, and knowledge of geometry.

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Take a look at my build thread.


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^ Looks good man! I really like how the cage is tied into the suspension pickups points - ALL of them. :)

I've been playing around with making my own suspension arms, gussets, etc.. I have no welder at my current shop as I am somewhat in transit in a house-sitting situation.

Heim joint spacers, custom machine from old bushing inserts:



4 bolt drift spares:



DIY traction arms, and toe arms, FLCA extensions and gussets:




Cant wait to crash this S13 into some buddies.

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RB25det, June 28th deadline - no sleep until completion. then beer.
« Reply #414 on: 04:45:42 PM / 11-Feb-14 »
Where you will put theses tractions bars?
« Last Edit: 04:49:14 PM / 11-Feb-14 by AlEx_RaCiNg666 »

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They do kind of look like 4 links don't they!

No they are Toe arms and Traction Rods for the S13 rear subframe. I have the bracket bolted on the heim end just so I won't lose the pieces. The toe arm rod needs shortening by about an inch, and the traction rod arm about 1/2".

They should hopefully be all together this weekend!

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It has been a long winter, but the snow has melted and the fun shall soon begin.


Offline DoctorDatsun

Holy hell, what a journey you and your car have been on! I tip my hat to you for your incredible work. In just over a year when I graduate from school I will be embarking on a similar journey with my '86 hatch and (prospectively) an RB20 or 25. Your thread, as well as Colin's, added much excitement, and have me counting down the days until I can fully dive into the build...  :yes:

Do you have any further updates on the car? I know this thread hasn't been posted in for quite a while, however I'm entirely too curious to bite my tongue...