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Hey guys, after years of drift cars and fast cars mainly all RB powered its time to give up the ghost and stop before i wind up without a license for life. So i wanted something i could relax, cruise, family orientated(when i decide to) but without losing the power and handling of my old silvias/skylines. So i got myself a NIZMO plated STAGEA!

So questions i have that need answering!

Intercooler - i have a HKS 100mm GTR core lying around and i want to use it in the stagea. obviously since the end tanks on a GTR cooler wrap around piping will be slightly different. I would like to utilise a piping kit possibly generic but what fits???

Suspension - The car is evidently plated a factory NIZMO STAGEA so it has the nismo suspension components BUT it has a ride height that makes me cringe (Coming from drift cars 45mm off the ground) i want it to sit just on legal height but look the goods aswell.. Adjustable coilovers would be ultimate.. but i cant seem to find a listing for a WGNC34.. if anyone could point me in the right direction that would be tops.. or if another model is rumoured to fit (r33?)

Automatic/4wd - Im not a big fan of a automagic. What is involved in swapping it to a RWD 5SPD set up? parts list? mods required other than the obvious.

Hope you guys can help me!!!


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there is alot of threads on the setup for manual, conversion.

suspension is in the sticky threads .

and there is a cooler thread also haha.

gonna be a massive change from manual drifting to AWD auto lol , good luck mate

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Look through the DIY and suspension and brakes threads above. A set of lowering springs for about $300 or $3k + for decent coilovers (cheap ones would be a backward step). Have a good look at your nismo shocks. Mine are front: Nismo 56110-RSC45ENP and rear nismo 53210-RSC 45ENP (with Tein springs) but they are actually rebadged Bilsteins so if yours are too you can just change the position of the circlip to reduce the ride height - and cut some more grooves if you want to go lower still (min legal ground clearance is 100mm in NZ) and you may not even need different springs.

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Welcome to family life!!! Shame you had to sell drift car, I convinced missus to keep mine!

1. Intercooler: R33 GTST (hole cut under bty) piping should be a close fit! I used Greddy R33 GTST kit and perfect fit on my S2 stagea.

2. Suspension: R33 GTST on auto stagea, R33 GTR on factory manual, top mount on rear is slightly different.

(may have lowered precedio wagon springs available soon to suit struts - DMS coil over upgrade on way!)

3. Manual: R32-33 gtr box(push or pull clutch!), R33 manual pedal set, R33 handbrake setup, search high and low for console!


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