Dylan's 180SX was at the point where it was a super solid, fun basic setup for the track. Perfect for someone just getting into drifting and the kind of setup that get's us excited about drifting again.
So what do you do when the car is sitting there ready to go? Make it look cool of course.
First up, wheels. A fresh set of Work CR Kiwami's were imported via jessestreeter.com. Sized exactly the same as we run on the two shop cars, 17x9J+15 front, 18x9.5J+12 rear. We quickly fitted up some tyres we had kicking around the shop and got them on the car.
While running 18x9.5J+12 on stock metal guards is easily do-able. A solid width tyre and low camber is a very different story. So off the guards go.
Adam got busy remaking the guard to suit the new +55mm Origin Lab fenders that will sit on top.
Here's the finished product. We always ensure we cut the guards as high as possible - you'd be surprised at how high the wheel cab travel during track duties.
Next up, to suit the new aero and give Dylan some piece of mind, we fabricated up some custom reo/bash bars for both the front and rear of the 180SX.
Adam added these mounting brackets to insure the new bumper sat flush with the bonnet. There's nothing worse on a 180SX then a saggy bonnet/bumper gap.
Same goes with the custom rear bash bar. Adjustable bolt mounts to insure no gaps once the bumper is mounted. We also added a jacking point to save pesky off the diff jacking.
So that's about it for the first part of the basic build. All it needs now is to see the track as much as possible.
In the next post, we drag this thing outside and get a decent look at the finished product for the first time... stay tuned.