A truly clean thirteen

Clean. A term widely used in the global tuning scene to state how well built a car is. But what does the dictionary state about the word clean?
Source; www.thefreedictionary.com
Clean (klēn)
adj. clean·er, clean·est
1. Free from dirt, stain, or impurities; unsoiled: a clean car; clean clothes.
4. Having no imperfections or blemishes; regular or even: a clean edge; a smooth, clean joint.

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Of course there are more definitions of the word clean but I found these two to be the most fitting in regards to the car I had the pleasure of shooting at the 2015 DMPD event.
In my opinion the word clean is often used too easy in nowadays tuning scene…

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… but not in the case of Niels his ’90 EU Spec 200sx, RS13! Every modification has been executed brilliantly! For example, the SSR Professor SP1’s in the rear (18×10 ET11) fill the beautifully rolled/stretches/flared arches perfectly.

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The bodykit gives the car that classic 90’s Japanese street style, including some custom touches. Things like the custom Hella HID conversion with 90mm modules, complete with automatic leveling system!

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Or how about some Alfa Romeo 156 side markers? Who would thought they would look so good on an S-chassis. And Recaro Speeds, from an ITR DC5, are quite the seats to settle your behind in but they look even more stunning reupholstered in black and creme leather. The doorcards and rear seats got treated to the same crafted cowhide.

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But it’s not just the seats. In my opinion, Greddy not only produces some of the best gauges out there but also some of the best looking. Combined with the Nardi Classic steering wheel and the Recaro’s I mentioned earlier make this S13 cockpit a sight for sore eyes.

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Obligatory Kouki taillights + Version Select rear bumpers and skirts + perfect stance + rear wiper delete + led converted third brakeligth from a Peugeot 306 convertible = S13 perfection. That’s an ass I would tap any damn day of the week!

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Did I mention perfect stance already? No? Again… Not too high, not too low…

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… Just perfect!

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Of course things wouldn’t be complete without a “slightly” modded engine. The CA18DET received a healthy vitamin cure with forged Tomei pistons and Crower I-piston rods, HKS cams, Garret GT28R turbo and lots, lots more. Another thing I love about this car is that every nut and bolt on the engine and in the engine bay have been replaced for new OEM nuts/bolts.

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But then again, Niels has owned this car since 2000(!!) and it has had multiple makeovers. Including four sets of wheels, three paint jobs and two engine builds so literally every part of the car has been replaced, refurbished or modified at some point in it’s life, making it the car it is today; A truly clean thirteen!

Niels is also one of the editors for USED4.net, a German automotive lifestyle blog/community so make sure to check out their website and Facebook page!

– Allard van Grafhorst

Exterior / Chassis
EU-spec RS13 from 1990 with ACC (CA18DET, ABS, diff. oilcooler, power steering / windows / mirrors)
Front bumper from AIT
Side skirts and rear bumper from Version Select
Stretched OEM fenders front+rear
Rear wiper delete
Hella-HID-Conversion with 90mm-Modules
Hella-Automatic-Headlamp-Leveling-System with an ultrasonic sensor at the rear subframe
3rd brakelight from an Peugeot 306 Cabrio (converted to LED)
White clear LED-frontmarkers (Golf II GL)
White clear LED-sidemarkers (Alfa 156)
White clear parking lights (TypeX-frontmarker style)
Tinted windows side+rear
Koukis taillights converted to Cree-LED (retinal torturers)
Ford Flat fan windscreen nozzles

Engine / Powertrain
OEM CA18DET block
Tomei 84mm forged pistons and piston rings
Crower I-piston rod (forged)
ACL Race bearings
OEM crank shaft screws (new)
OEM crank shaft pulley (new)
Combustion chamber fine tuning
ARP cylinder head bolts
HKS 1.6mm metal head gasket
Tomei valve springs
HKS 256° in- and ex-cams
OBX adjustable cam sprockets
HKS Super Fire S40 Iridium spark plugs
OEM KA24DE-throttle (bigger than the CA18-throttle)
Garrett GT28R-Turbo
Forge adjustable wastegate actuator
Braided lines for the turbo with dash fittings
Apexperformance aluminium pulleys
Lightened OEM flywheel (12 -> 8kg)
Bosch Lambda sound
NISMO Engine Mounts
NISMO Oilfiller Cap
Mishimoto FMIC S LINE Universal 31x12x3″
Custom welded FMIC-piping with Samco-hoses
Apexi-Super Suction-Kit (Z32)
444cc injectors
Apexi AVC-R boostcontroller
Walbro 255 fuel pump
XSPower manifold with downpipe and 200cpi catalytic converter
3″ HKS Silent Hi-Power catback
350Z CD008 transmission swap with adapter plate, custom shifter with reverse gear lock and z32 gear mount
Aluminium one-piece driveshaft from DriveShaftShop.com
Sachs-clutch, uprated and with a braided line
Mishimoto S13-SR20 radiator with fan shroud and dual fans
Circuit Sports aluminium coolant reservoir tank
NISMO 1,3 Bar radiator cap
Cusco oilcatchtank
Custom crankcase ventilation
Mocal oilcooler with custom airguide (ex-OEM-WMIC-airguide)
Adjustable oilpressure switch (0,8 Bar)
Magnetic oil drain plug
Supermagnet for the oilfilter
Most of the screws where replaced by stainless steel allen-key screws

Suspension / Rims / Tires
SSR Professor SP1 18×9 +3 (f) 18×10 +11 (r)
245/35 ZR 18 Kumho Ecsta
5 lug hubs from an S14
OEM Z32 calipers f+r (front aluminium and with brackets for 350Z discs)
EBC Redstuff pads f+r
Goodridge braided brake lines f+r
OEM Z32 brake master cylinder
OEM Z32 brake booster
JIC-Magic FLT A1 coilover
Driftworks Camber Arms
Driftworks Toe Rods
Cusco und Nismo bushings all around
Cusco front strut bar
DIY rear x-strut bar

GReddy exhaust temperature gauge
GReddy boost pressure gauge
GReddy oiltemperature gauge
Innovate LC1 Wideband Lambda with gauge and status-LED/calibration knob integrated in the dash
Two-tone leather for the seats (front&rear), glovebox, door/side panels and gear knob cover
Recaro Speed seats (from an ITR DC5)
Bride Super Low
Red OEM speedometer needles
ACC-controller converted to red LEDs
Philips Blue Vision-bulbs for the dash
Nardi Classic 330mm steering wheel
Aluminium sills with ‘200SX’-lettering
Car-Alarm with radio remote control for central locking, solenoid opener for the trunk and automatic-closing for the windows
Black dyed head liner
Many connections converted to AMP SuperSeal-plugs

AVIN Avant-2 NB 2 DIN Android
JBL GTO speakers f+r
ETON RES 8.0 20cm active Sub
Sebang 840A / 100 Ah Battery from a Kia Sorento Diesel in the trunk, placed directly on the subframe
BMW-Battery-Console in the engine room

Plans for 2016
Spirit Rei Miyabi rear bumper
Borg Warner EFR 6258
ACT NS4-HDG6 clutch
Head liner in black Alcantara
Innovate SCG-1 wideband afr & boost controller