with a turbocharged, 2.0l 4 cylinder engine, a 6 speed manual driving the rear wheels with LSD and a very sexy coupe body, the s15 has become a cult car in australia and holds its value incredibly well!
so yesterday, my brother sends me a text message saying - "buy this s15, it's a bargain" - and 7 hours later i did.
this is jdmtune.com's new 200sx spec r.
it comes with some godawful 19" chrome wheels and broken suspension.
plus the recirculating valve (BOV) has been blocked off so you get stupid flutter everytime you step off the accelerator.
it needs a lot of love & care to restore her to proper jdm spec, but at least it has some good points - a great gearbox & clutch, rare sunroof, and potential.
if i can remember to update this blog, hopefully keep track of the restoration process. today was mainly a massive exterior clean, involving a snow foam gun, 2 bucket wash, clay bar, rewash, wax. polish of the headlights, though i think i might need to replace them as they've previously been opened. a little tidy of the engine bay too, to restore the factory shine on most plastics. overall in pretty tidy condition for a 15 year olf car.
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