i owned a 1990 s13 coupe SOHC but it had the welded j30 diff along with headers, full pipe, etc and i can say from experience that 240's are great and fun cars but i had to go back to volkswagen
I have the biggest POS S13 silvia you've ever thought of. The car was given to me for free and I am using it for use at the local rally-x.
The previous owners have swapped the Silvia nose for a rusted 240sx front. The broke 80% of the bolts in the process also. They removed the heater core, and most of the dash wiring and window wiring.
Good news there is a beautifully running rb20 under the hood.
Well boys heres the plan for body work:
1. Patch the holes with sheet metal or buy wide body pannels to weld in.
2. Paint it olive drab
3. add a pin up girl
4. Traffic cone kill count on the side. Some fender flairss will be used.
So long as its water tight and mostly there im kool with it. I found a turbo kit for the KA for 500 bucks sans intercooler and boost controller. I am probably going to do that!
I actualy just bought a s13 coupe 100% stock with 115k a few weeks ago for 600$ Running and rusty so much fun, I put some cheap ebay coilovers, and welded my diff, this car is alot fun/better than my 04 r32 , I plan on selling my R and just keeping the 240 as my daily/fun car.
came in expecting volvo
| 40 Ford Panel RIP | 50 Ford Custom Deluxe current | 51 Chevy PU sold | 64 Chevy Belair current | 67 Mercedes 250S RIP | 76 BMW 2002 sold | 85 Volvo 240dl wagon RIP | 85 BMW 325e sold | 88.5 Suzuki Samurai JX sold | 91 Subaru Legacy sold | 92 BMW 318is RIP | 99 VW GTI sold | 01 Audi TT 225q RIP | 03 Audi A4 3.0q sold | 03 Jaguar 3.0 sold | 05 BMW 330xi sold | 06 Audi A3 current |
LOL at volvo trolls
Anyway, do the following:
-Cut your rust out and put on big overfenders
-Either KA-T or RB25
-9k dildo shifters are bosstown, I has one
-Keep it Zenki, don't be a f4ggo+. Zenki is so much cooler.
-Get TRA aero on Zilvia. $1750 shipped for f/s/r + wing!
-Paint crazy sparkle/flake purple or something. 240s should be painted like bass boats.
-Keep the full interior. Stripped cars suck. Yay street cars
Here's mine, which I'm currently trying to sell for an E36/E46 vert. 240's are best when you make them look like crazy spaceships and I can't get away with that anymore.
I've got like a billion other parts for it, but I've just done this dance too many times. Want to buy some Work CR Kais? LOL.
OP your car is a pile right now - put on the big-boy pants and go balls deep. Big Wheels, Big Paint, Big Body kits.
Heres some links
Join Zilvia, or Nico, or any 240 site. I'll be the first to tell you that they are money pits, and are often rotted out junk piles. Consider what your goal is with the car, and go from there. I'm a 240 owner, and a fan of them, however I'll be the first to tell you that they take a good deal of money to fix and to get back into proper shape.
-SR's may spin rod bearings, but only on those who beat on them without oil, or have bought engines from overseas and never checked them out
-S13 vs S13 KA internals are equally weak.
-9k Racing are a bunch ofbull****ters that were exposed for being such, through a hissy fit, and subsequently got banned from Zilvia.
Cliffs: If you're going to give 240 advice, know what you're talking about.
LOL which Dmax kit is cooler than TRA?
Besides, Dmax has ceased to be, at least in the US and I think in Japan also. Really tough to get that **** anymore.
I like Vertex Lang but it's spendy, if OP was going to buy Lang OP would've bought a nicer car.
w/e on the shift knobs, I like it to tower.
RPF1's are sort of awful, but the rest of that car is nice. That thing needs WMB-finished XT7's or some other concave badassery.
Also: cages in street cars are dumb. Cage = helmet. Stay street.
The good news: I gave up on being one of the cool kids!