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Mike Phillips V8-powered S13.4 Formula D-ready drift car is available in Seattle [FOR SALE]

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Mike Phillips from Seattle Washington has decided to put his S13.4 up for sale. The car has ran at a few rounds of Formula D, and is ready to be purchased. With Formula D Seattle just around the corner, hosting both the Pro and Pro 2 classes, this might be a great option for someone who’s looking to upgrade their current setup.

Mike is asking $24k OBO and can be reached at mike@mikephillipsracing.com

Here are some of the specs:

1989 240sx s13.4 FD legal drift car
Registered/Title in hand – Includes many spares
LS1 5.7 500hp/480tq
Wiseco 14.5:1 Pistons
Melling high volume oil pump
LS7 lifters
Texas Speed 2.5 5.3 cnc heads
Fast 102 intake/throttle body
Accusump with optional pressure switch activation
Wahlbro 255 fuel pump
Baffled fueled racing oil pan with filter relocation
Liberty gears cryo treated/Faceplated t56
Competition Clutch 6 puck clutch
 Z32/q45 axle upgrade(fused s14 diff)
Aem v2 ecu
Custom auto meter gauge cluster
Omp champ seats
Pull style fire suppression system
FD/scca legal roll cage with proper padding
Stance GR+pro coilovers

full Stance/spl control arms/tension rods/custom high angle steering Knuckles/Era 1 rack spacers
S14 front lower control arms
Z32 front brake upgrade
Maverick dual z32 rear caliper system
K-sport/wildwood Hydraulic vertical E-Brake
AIT Racing body kit/s13.4 conversion
All body panels fastened with dzus fasteners
Full tube front end
30mm rear overfenders
Wheels-
18×9.5 enkei Rpf1 +12 x2
18×10.5 enkei Rpf1 +15 x6

A Look at the Sikky Sub Frame for Your Drift Car

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As I was wandering around Long Beach something caught my eye in the Sikky pit area. On display was a highly modded S13 subframe with a massive rear that looked like something you would see in a MAC truck. I had to learn what it was all about. James Evans was there to fill me in on the details. He explained to me that this was one of Sikky’s Quick Change Rear and Subframe setups.

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The whole concept behind having a quick change rear on your drift car is that all tracks are different and depending on the course layout you can find yourself in a situation where your gearing is far from ideal. The quick change rear will allow you to make changes to your gear ratio in less than five minutes. There is a limited amount of time to set the car up for each track and the quicker you can get back out on course the better. Changing an entire rear out just doesn’t make sense when there is an option like this. Now Sikky wasn’t the first to start putting these rears into drift cars but they have definitely refined it to a new level and made it into a production part. Having them ready to go on the shelf instead of a custom made to order. What separates the Sikky sub frame and rear set-up from the competitors is the technology and process they use to both develop and manufacture the product. There is a lot of time and effort in the R&D stage to locate the ideal position for the rear. Using the FARO arm they scan the underside of the car, sub frame, mounting points and then create a complete CAD drawing of the back half of each car model they develop a kit for. Then using that info they position the rear perfectly in this 3d precision environment. The end result is optimal angles and clearance of all CV joints, driveshaft’s, and axles as well as perfect placement and alignment. All of this maximizing strength and reliability of their product.

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There is much more to properly setting up the rear end than just welding it in place using a tape measure or ruler. Their methods allow the guys at Sikky to get accuracy down to +/- .005 of an inch when placing the rear into the sub frame. The product is engineered and tested to withstand the most rigorous conditions. Sikky sub frame and rear set-ups will take the abuse time and time again which they have shown by running the product in their Formula Drift cars. If you’re looking to gain an edge over the competition then I am convinced the Sikky IRS Sub Frame Kit is what you need! They do offer the quick change rear complete with sub frame and axles as well as separately if you just want to buy the diff or the sub frame on its own. The kit is clearly Formula Drift legal and comes for several car applications. Read the details below for what you get and what car you can place this in.

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Kit Info:
– Formula Drift Legal
– Precise placement using our FARO 3D Scanning Arm
– No Sub Frame Core Required
– CAD designed and CNC Machined Mounting Brackets
– Black Powder Coated
– Includes all Necessary Hardware
– Sub Frame available with Sikky Winters IRS Rear or without
– Fuel Cell or Fuel Tank Relocation Required in most applications

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Available options:
– Sikky Solid CNC Aluminum Sub Frame Bushings
– Sikky Differential Skid Plate
– Sikky Driveshaft
– Heavy Duty Axles

Currently Available For:
– Nissan S13, S14, and S15
– Nissan 350z and Infiniti G35
– Mazda RX8
– BMW E36
– Toyota FRS/Subaru BRZ
More coming soon!

Darren McNamara Has His Insane AE86 Rolling Shell [FOR SALE]

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Darren McNamara has his 1983 Toyota AE86 up for sale without an engine and transmission. The car right now is short an engine, gearbox, dry sump system, and intercooler setup but you can buy it now for 15,000 Euros. The car has been featured in Need for Speed Shift 2 video game. It has also been seen on the cover of MAX Power and Japanese Performance car magazine. If you had plans to build an over the top AE86 this season or year it might be a worthwhile purchase for you. The car is currently located in Ireland.

 

For Sale: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/281616792719?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649

Reviewing the 13.5 inch Suede Driven Steering Wheel

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Over the last year, I have been taking my car building much more seriously. I made one promise to myself – no more half-assing anything on my competition car (my LS3 powered 350z). After getting the bulk of the swap completed, I began making a checklist of all the other parts I needed to make this car perfect. Unfortunately, I don’t have much flexibility with my seat (I have to push my seat all the way forward since I’m so short), it all comes down to the size, depth, and position of my steering wheel. Crazy, I know – but the struggle is seriously that real. So when I hit the market for a steering wheel, it was no small task. After much research and many side-by-side comparisons, I was extremely comfortable in choosing a Driven Steering wheel.

While Drifting – Obviously, steering and maneuverability are critical in any motorsport. However, with drifting, steering wheels are spinning like crazy. Being able to catch the wheel during a transition or during a fast manji, is extremely critical. I’ve had experiences with an OEM steering wheel where I wasn’t able to catch the wheel, which could really end up disastrous. Pro Tip > > Watch this video:

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Darren McNamara’s MCNSport 86 Can Be Yours [FOR SALE]

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The AE86 Toyota Corolla built by MCNSPORT and driven by Darren McNamara in Europe. The car orginally came to life as a Need for Speed Shift 2 video game build which you can still pick up and drive this car in the game. If you have a larger budget however, you can purchase this car in real life and drift it wherever you please. The car has a current look close to what is shown below.

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Stop Supporting 240sx Drift Tax – Buy These Starter Drift Cars Instead

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I love the Nissan 240sx as much as the next guy in the drifting industry. We just fired up our second S13 project car for the magazine with Vapure and love how easy it is you can get a 240sx drift worthy. However, 240sx inflation or drift tax has grown rapidly out of control over recent time. I won’t even post some of the insane prices I have seen for the S13/S14 chassis models here in Southern California over recent months. At the Wrecked Magazine office all we really want to see is more people drifting and coming into the sport, so we have found that drift tax on the Nissan 240sx is not helping newcomers enter the scene. With that we found some cars that you should consider buying before taking out a loan just to own a S13 coupe.

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E36 BMW

This car has already become super popular in Europe and other nations as a great turn key drift car. They are so cheap in price and have great aftermarket support. Added bonus with the E36 chassis is they look pretty good for a car so old. These are readily available in any major market for cheap. A quick eBay search found several set for a Buy It Now of under $1,500 for running cars. If you are lucky you can get some tips and tricks from a Formula Drift driver like Chelsea DeNofa who has these BMW chassis all figured out.

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Ford Mustang

Another great option is the Ford Mustang for a beginner drift build/car. You have multiple body style options and years that are priced well below a few thousand dollars. Vaughn Gittin Jr. has been seen in his Foxbody missile showing even that chassis can drift with ease. The Mustang market has seen a huge growth in drift specific parts and the TalkDrift.com forum even has an active Mustang owners section. Just wait until you find out how cheap you can swap differentials and gear ratios compared to the 240sx chassis as well.

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Lexus SC300

Have you been to a junkyard in the last 2 years? If so, you have probably laid your eyes on about 1,0000 Lexus SC300 bodies. These things seem to be everywhere and they just get cheaper and cheaper. Parts are plentiful and even Tony Angelo has assembled one as a missile car these days (seen above). This car isn’t the easiest to setup for drifting of the group but it looks good and will easily take a 2JZ swap.

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Nissan 350z

This option is a little more expensive but if you can find a cheaper Nissan 350z beater you should pick one up. You will get taxed a little extra on parts but the Nissan 350z is a Formula Drift championship winning chassis via Chris Forsberg 2009. Companies are developing more and more suspension products in recent time and many people will tell you the VQ35 platform is a solid engine base for a drift car.

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Toyota Cressida

This is a chassis you can purchase for cheap that many people in the drift community tend to overlook or forget about. The car has some loyal fans, a core community, and some solid aftermarket support. Out of our group they probably aren’t the best looking vehicle you can choose but they seem to be fun drift projects.

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Mazda RX-8

Okay, this is the most expensive option I am going to throw in your face but hear me out. The Mazda RX-8 is an awesome car that nobody wants in the world it seems due to it’s terrible engine. So, buy one that is blown up, purchase an awesome LS crate engine, and then call Sikky to make the new swap kit from this car super simple. Mazda RX-8 cars can be found without engines or blown up motors for about the same price as a S14. If you were going to do a V8 swap into a S13/S14 then I suggest considering going this route instead.

Nissan 240sx in Florida with Mustang 5.0 Swap and Turbo [FOR SALE]

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We just found this unique 240sx for sale over at TalkDrift.com and this S14 has quite the surprise under the hood. This S14 has a 5.0L Ford Mustang engine swap with a single turbo to make some serious horsepower! Full details in the for sale thread below.

Full For Sale Thread: http://talkdrift.com/showthread.php?2187-Turbocharged-V8-S14-Drift-Ready!

 

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Fabian Fernandez KA-T Nissan 240sx [For Sale]

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Fabian Fernandez’ Nissan 240sx S14 is up for sale. The car was built by the guys over at Blu808, and kept the Ka24de which produces 300HP. The car competed  in the ThunderDrift ProAm Series in 2010, Formula Drift ProAm Nationals in 2010 and Formula Drift in 2011. For $12,000 you can skip the whole build process and hit the track. Check out the listing on Craigslist.

Here are some specs on what the car has:

Exterior:
Version Select body kit
VLED FD spec led brake lights strips
VIS carbon hood
Stealth Custom Fab fender braces
Enkie RPF1 17×9 +22

Interior:
Blu808 Fd spec roll cage per 2010
Sparco Evo drivers seat
Sparco Evo3 passenger seat
Sparco steering wheel
Crow 5 point harnesses
Blu808 custom hydro E-brake
Autometer Phantom gauges
Jordan Innovations chassis harness and switch panel
Safecraft FD legal fire system

Engine :
Ka24de turbo
Arp head studs
Cometic head gasket
300whp using 110 octane & safc
JGS top mount turbo manifold
Garrett gt3071r turbo
Tial 38mm wastegate
Mishimoto radiator with dual 8″ electric fans
Godspeed FMIC and piping
Custom Blu808 wastegate dump pipe
Custom Blu808 3″ exhaust

Drivetrain:
Spec clutch
Stock trans with B&M short shifter
Stock motor and trans mounts
Stock driveline

Suspension:
SilkRoad coil overs
Front sway bar

Front:
PBM V1 knuckles
Ikea inner tie rods
Stock LCA with max mod
Wicked Tuning tension rods
Stock brakes and lines

Rear:
PBM V1 ruca
SilkRoad toe link
Stock traction rods
Stock LCA
Energy suspension bushings
Stock brakes and lines
Subframe spacers
Nismo 2 way differential
Stock axles

Spare parts:
Full car set of Z32 rotor and calipers with steel braided lines
4x 350z wheels
Spare side skirts (painted)
Spare rear bumper (painted)
2 spare stock transmissions
Rear sway bar

 

 

 

WiseFab in Development of Scion FR-S/Toyota 86 Kit

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The guys at WiseFab previewed these front and rear knuckles that are currently in development for the Scion FR-S / Toyota GT86. These full aluminum and light knuckles will be ready for Formula Drift Long Beach and street legal. WiseFab tells us that Ryan Tuerck will be running these in his Retaks/Maxxis Tire Scion.  It also seems Fredric Aasbo will be doing some product development testing with what we assume is one of his overseas Toyota 86 builds.

Chris Forsberg Racing Selling Daytona Prototype Indy VK45 Nissan Engine

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Chris Forsberg Racing along with MA Motorsports is giving someone the rare opportunity to own quite a unique Nissan race engine. The VK45 was built by MCT and it is quite a chance to see it go onto the market. CFR has been storing quite a ton of old Indy/Prototype parts and motors for a long time and it is nice to see one go up for sale! The motor is completely race ready with integrated dry sump pump and pan along with many other goodies.  Serious inquires only and maybe we can take the hint that Chris Forsberg might be moving on from Nissan platforms in the near future? If you need engine specs or a price you can reach out and contact ray AT ma-motorsports.com.

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