PROJECT RB180 STAGE 2

After stripping an R33 Skyline over six months ago and then somewhere between three and five months ago, prepping the RB25 we finally got around to getting this project underway. The plan was to keep the shop in holiday mode for a week after returning from Christmas break. After having a few weeks off we…

MATTS 180SX

Without meaning to we have inadvertently become a S chasis specialist and more precisely a 180SX specialist. Why? we have no idea it would seem that the car enthusiasts of today have some degree of taste, as they are in our humble opinions on par with chocolate body paint (the cars, not the enthusiasts). Read…

PROJECT RB180 STAGE 1

This blog post is kind of inaccurately named. Whilst it is the first stage of this project build as far as referring to this actual vehicle, it is actually more like Stage 1.5 with stage one being the acquiring and the stripping of the R33 Skyline we did several months back. Some believed that this…

Project 180. Stage 4

Project 180SX was in desperate need for a suspension upgrade to help put the power down as much as possible. An S15 rear subframe was acquired, reinforced and a whole heap of solid aftermarket goodies were installed to help minimise squat, maximise track and help align this monster! I’ll let Nic continue this, enjoy! 🙂…

Learn to Drift: Day 3

Our first session at night. The reduced vision and light glare off the water proved to be an issue both in ones ability to see and in video quality. Our driver felt he was not having a great night and was somewhat disapointed with the evening. All part of the learning. Here is the footage.

Project 180: Stage3

The next thrilling stage of the Project 180SX build. The brake upgrade is the next thing to get a serious look at. There are some big issues that a lot of people oversee when it comes to building these cars. Read on and we shall divulge the details of these issues and the upgrade done…

Learning to Drift: Day 2

Whilst some of the GDL team took a few days off for a weekend and others headed for Queensland’s Gold Coast for a much needed weekend away. Haimish and Alex went back to Eastern Creeks Skid pan for a second attempt at getting the drift skills down pat. We were very pleased to see some…