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robbo_rb180

Robs Sil80. More skyline than S chassis

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hi all, this is my sil80 

Thought I would get a build thread going here as NS has died a slow death and i am lurking here alot.

Bought this in August 2007 and what started as a neat 180sx with a rb25 has turned into a bottomless money pit 
it has gone through a lot of changes over the years from a neat daily to "pig" daily to hard parker to very tidy daily to a flaming BBQ and now to weekend racer and garage ornament
due to my job i haven't had much time or motivation to enjoy it or fix it over the years but got stuck back into it around 2015
the aim was to get it all running properly take it to track days and the odd weekend cruise. Which I did for about 2 years until mid this year.  I moved back to Townsville early 2016 and got back into local sprint days, hill climb and drift days once a month but have taken a break this year

when i bought it, it had
rb25, 3inch exhaust, rsr springs & jap shocks, 32 gtr front brakes, bov, 17's and completely stock interior-it still had a factory cassette & cd player.
this is how i bought it Aug '07
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in late '08 fitted up a gt3076r, link g4 ecu, fmic, greddy plenum and went 5 stud. made 230kw and was petty happy how it went. also went sil80 at the same time.

how it was before respray dec '09
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December 09 i decided to do a quisck respray and freshen up the suspension. well that got a bit out of hand and i ended up seam welding the engine bay & inside, full colour change, replaced most suspension componets & bushes and given the car in general a freshen up(new body rubbers, seals)
august '10
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2012 bought a built long motor from another forum member, went 6boost high mount and bigger rear housing.
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December 2015
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local hill climb May 2017 

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engine:
rb25 s2
mahle pistons, spool rods
balanced & grub screwed crank
grout filled
nitto oil pump
ross metal jacket balancer
n1 water pump
oil restricters
head to sump oil drain
greddy plenum with q45 TB- ceramic coated silver
gt3076r ex/w .82- ceramic coated silver and black
6boost highmount manifold- ceramic coated black
Turbosmart 60mm wastegate
tomei poncams
tomei valve springs
heavily ported head
rb26 engine covers- powder coated silica breath metallic
mines cam cover baffles
link G4 ecu
xspurt 1000cc top feeds
gtr fuel rail
nismo fuel reg
Walbro 460L e85 pump
splitfire coil packs
3inch stainless exhaust
40mm radiator
air/water seperator
setrab oil cooler with themostat
blitz fmic
lots of braided hose

driveline:
rb25 g/box
r33 master cyclinder
exedy ceramic button clutch
1 piece 3inch tailshaft
r33 gtr diff
r33 gtr axels
HEL braided clutch line

suspension & brakes:
MCA X-R coilovers
GKtech castor arms
kazama rear camber & toe arms
R33 GTR Brembo brakes with modified abs bm57 
dba400 front rotors, project mu pads & rear rotors
Whiteline adjustable front & rear sway bars
nolathane cradle bush's
all bushes replaced with urethane
S15 front lca and knuckles 
Slip on lock washers 
PBM steering rack bushes


wheels:
18x8 +18 work meister s1
18x9 +22 work meister s1
17x9 +30 R33 GTR 255/40 hankook rs3

exterior:
silvia front
type x tail lights
aero front bar and skirts
gtr grill
bomex bonneville rear lip
hand flared guards
clear indicators
electric bomex/east bear mirrors
respray in custom grey

interior:
R33 gtr seats
nismo gear knob
defi gauges boost, water & oil temp, oil pres

performance through out the years:
156kw@14psi (sep '07)
230kw@14psi (sept 08)
13.2@107mph (nov 08)
301kw@15psi (Nov '13)
320kw@20psi (jun '14)
310kw pump98 @20psi (dec '15)
365kw e85 flex @24psi (dec '15)

So its currently off the road to refit aircon using a mix of skyline, silvia and triton bits, tidy up the wiring, remake exhaust and go back to a low mount setup using a hks cast manifold. Plan is to make it back into a decent daily that I can enjoy more often and still be semi competitive at the local events in North Queensland.

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Oh god I'm in love! 

Had a Sil80 myself but it had nothing on this. So nice! 

Love the plates! I dig reading about cars that have been with owners for many years. Gives the car some maturity. 

This place is not Skyline only anymore. All are welcome. Lots of nice S chassis owners here and I'm loving seeing the build threads!

:welcome:  

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Nice. The lightness of an s chassis with the grunt of an RB. Very nicely done. I had seen this on NS and thought, wow. Where you recently trying to sell the engine?

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8 hours ago, inmaniac said:

Big fan, nice work dude.

Get those revs up in the hill climb ;p Let that RB rip!

Thanks,  have had some oil issues in the past so I tend to stay away from high revs.

7 hours ago, PranK said:

Oh god I'm in love! 

Had a Sil80 myself but it had nothing on this. So nice! 

Love the plates! I dig reading about cars that have been with owners for many years. Gives the car some maturity. 

This place is not Skyline only anymore. All are welcome. Lots of nice S chassis owners here and I'm loving seeing the build threads!

:welcome:  

Thanks,  Its interesting seeing the changes I've made over the years to make it more refined as I've gotten older. 

7 hours ago, admS15 said:

Nice. The lightness of an s chassis with the grunt of an RB. Very nicely done. I had seen this on NS and thought, wow. Where you recently trying to sell the engine?

Yeah was looking at getting into something newer but couldn't get a decent offer that I would let it go for so decided to fix the things I'm not happy with. 

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Certainly has changed over the years that you've owned it, and a lot since you were up here last time Rob. Good to see you're still kicking along with it that's for sure. Looks great too!

 

 

PS You'll get bored of low mount :P 

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2 hours ago, ActionDan said:

Mate you're back, long time no see :D

 

Hey mate yep, got a bit motivation again.  I'm enjoying the 34 build,bet it's a lot more fun than the silvia.

2 hours ago, Force Fed said:

Certainly has changed over the years that you've owned it, and a lot since you were up here last time Rob. Good to see you're still kicking along with it that's for sure. Looks great too!

 

 

PS You'll get bored of low mount :P 

Thanks. Still will be fun and make similar power. Will hang on to the high mount setup just in case.  

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Got busy today and removed high mount setup. Had a few studs come out too so will add a few to the shopping list.DSC_1268.thumb.JPG.7fbebb625d204ab0d577282fee0a74c4.JPG

Fitted and clocked the turbo to the hks manifold.

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Had to cut part of the engine mount to get it all on the car.  Will try a few other mounts for clearance before final fitment.

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The new condenser is almost mounted up just need to fab one more bottom mount,  fab a bracket for filter drier then will organise some custom ac lines.

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Trialling how I'll do intercooler pipes and catch can lines

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Starting to get a shopping list together for parts- turbosmart 45mm gate, a few -6 straight fittings, -10 90 degree, packet of -6 olives, black silicon to replace blue stuff,  new gaskets,  manifold nuts, vl and tc cortina engine mounts and a weld on -3 fitting.

Can't decide whether to use stainless or aluminium for new pipe work,  will get some prices then decide. 

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How do you go with cooling of the RB with no clutch fan? 

Fancy Thermo fan setup? 

Wouldn't mind a mild RB25 in mine one day but scared of cooling issues and weight balance. 

Will not consider SR because they are faggotry. 

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1 hour ago, ActionDan said:

How do you go with cooling of the RB with no clutch fan? 

Fancy Thermo fan setup? 

Wouldn't mind a mild RB25 in mine one day but scared of cooling issues and weight balance. 

Will not consider SR because they are faggotry. 

No problems never see over 90 on track days. Yeah use spal 12 inch pull fan and 14inch push offset each other,  header tank helps bleeding it easier. Also have ducting between intercooler and radiator which helps.

If I was to start again I wouldn't go rb. Sr20 is a good little motor as long as you stay off limiter and keep up maintenance.  The s14 I had did 213***km on original engine and I did alot of tack days and driving from north Queensland to Victoria with no issues over 4 years.

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Well over 12 months on and its still not running but a lot has gone on since

December 2017 I decided it was time to retrieve my HG gts monaro from storage in Adelaide an drive home to Townsville. I spent 3 days servicing replacing all fluids, belts & hoses.

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Drove via Mt Gambier, great ocean rd, Puckapunyal, Mt Panorama, Newcastle, Brisbane. 4500km and only 2 Major issues for a car

that was parked up for 22 years.

 

Went to USA in May for 3 weeks and sampled a Ferrari 430 & Porsche GT3 RS at Exotic racing in las Vegas

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Did Targa Great Barrier Reef in my mates Suzuki Swift which I prepared 

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Got discharged from the Army in September

I got more involved in the local car club that runs the local sprints. Had a big hit with my first cheap race car (1998 Sirion) with a concrete barrier and bought another cheap car 2007 Honda jazz. The club liked the idea of cheap cars so created the Nugget Cup

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And Sil80 updates

Rewired the front of the car with a s13 loom and tucked it, Installed a Link Xtreme & wired myself with all new connectors, ended up using a standard exhaust manifold with external gate mod as new engine mounts lowered the engine and fouled the turbo on chassis rail. Ended up using all factory AC gear bar lines, made a shroud from Intercooler to rad suppport,  sold the greddy plenum and bought a Plazamaman plenum & went with a Bosch 72mm DBW TB using a v35 pedal. Made my own dump pipe and ceramic coated in a custom mix. Was going to have it running by Xmas but my fab guy got busy so intercooler pipes will be done in the new year. 

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The new year will see alot of changes with the car, shed & lifestyle which will be positive


 

 

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On 10/3/2017 at 10:30 AM, ActionDan said:

Will not consider SR because they are faggotry. 

@ActionDan because relevant

Also good to see some life coming back into this build, any pics of the shroud for your radiator? Have an RB20 in my S15 and i assume it will struggle to keep cool. I was running twin push fans but even with good fans the push is only about 50% as good as a pull setup.

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Yes yes I have to eat an entire humble pie.

However that was before I discovered some of the options available in that space.

My SR will be slightly less shit hopefully.

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3 hours ago, Dose Pipe Sutututu said:

Welcome back :)

Now when are we seeing a skid video? 

hopefully in February. Got to be ready for 9th March for first sprint round

3 hours ago, ActionDan said:

Damn, what an update. Welcome back ya bum. 

 

Thanks mate, hurry up and get that tractor motor built.

2 hours ago, iruvyouskyrine said:

@ActionDan because relevant

Also good to see some life coming back into this build, any pics of the shroud for your radiator? Have an RB20 in my S15 and i assume it will struggle to keep cool. I was running twin push fans but even with good fans the push is only about 50% as good as a pull setup.

I used some thin steel and bent it up to fit between the intercooler & rad support to try and keep the air moving through. I have also got the GKTech panels to go above the headlights. The key to keeping them cool is air flow and directing it to the rad. I use to have a piece of corflute and it made a 5 degree temp difference.
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How engine bay currently sits
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V35 throttle pedal bolted straight up but pedal sits a bit too much to the right will cut it and move it later on
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Ditched the Defi guages and moved to a 7 inch Raspberry Pi based CAN gauge 
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Awesome update! I did the exotics racing F430 in May too!! (but last year) was good fun but over way too soon.

23 minutes ago, robbo_rb180 said:

Ditched the Defi guages and moved to a 7 inch Raspberry Pi based CAN gauge

Do you have any further details on this setup? is it a product or DIY?

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