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Discussion in '240SX Silvia' started by CLUTCHONE, Aug 9, 2006.

  1. CLUTCHONE
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    ~KIDS HEART~



    The Sileighty (also written as Sil80) originated through early drifters in Japan who owned Nissan 180SXs with damaged front ends. Because the Silvia's front panels and lights were lighter and cheaper than the 180SX replacement parts, many drifters used these parts instead. Unknown to the public until the release date, these end user modifications inspired a Japanese auto shop, Kids Heart to produce a small number of so called "official" or "real" Nissan Sileighties. It is on record that 500 cars were made by this shop, and were only sold in 1998, possibly through Nissan dealerships.[1] Essentially the 180SX Type-X (Kouki) tuned for drifting, the cars are distinguished from their home-built brethren by the distinctive "Sileighty" name on the rear dressplate. The Sileighty includes drift-oriented modifications such as a new ECU, a stiffer suspension system, an improved limited slip differential, and an increase in turbocharger boost from 7 psi to about 13 psi, resulting in approximately 230 horsepower, versus 205 from the standard 180SX's SR20DET.


    It has become common for owners of the 240SX, the American version of the Nissan S platform, to make their own Sileighties by importing a Silvia front end and installing it onto their car. While some refer to it as a "Silforty", most enthusiasts insist that it is essentially the same as a Sileighty, and refer to it as such. This is a more or less correct assessment, as the portions of the 240SX fastback body remain are identical to the respective 180SX components aside from labeling. Converted S13 coupes or convertibles however are not considered Sileighties, because the body is simply a port of the Silvia itself. Instead it is most commonly referred to as a JDM Silvia Conversion.

    Another variation is sometimes called the Onevia, which consists of 180SX parts on the front end of an S13 Silvia. Nissan sold a similar configuration in the US as the S13 240SX Coupe due to headlight height regulation. However, in order to be classified as a true "Onevia," parts from two separate vehicles must be combined after manufacture. Combining the 180SX body with an S15 Silvia front end is also a popular conversion.


    Please Post Pics of your Favorite Sileighty's Here in this Thread~
     
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    Nissans are pretty sweet. Didn't you get a Nissan recently, Clutch? I guess you've been doing your research, huh!? LoL. Keep it up for sure.
     
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    which is known as the "Strawberry Face" because of "ichi" means "one", "go" means "five", and "ichi-go" in japanese means "strawberry" :D

    learn something new everyday huh? :)
     
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    Sil-Eighty
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    Onevia (chuki)
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    S13.4 (zenki)
    fastback
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    S13.4 (kouki)
    coupe
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    S13.5 (Strawberry Face)
    coupe
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    fastback
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    Levia (Levin S13)
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    Sil-Truck (S13 front, PS13 chassis)
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    Skyvia (S13-R32) - you can tell its not a real R32 by the B pillar angle
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    Skyvia Truck(PS13-R34)
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    Sky80 (PS13-R32)
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    PS13/240z
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    PS13/Firebird
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    S14.3
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    S14.5
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    Skyvia (S14-R33)
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    Skyvia (S14-R34)
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    S15.3
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    Thankyou~

    I knew If I Asked you in Every PM Possible you would post some badass Pics...:rocks:

    Thanks for the Examples~
     
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    theres still some other ones i couldnt find, but basically everything has been done before haha

    i could go into tail light conversions, but i wont.

    s13 with r32
    ps13 with r32
    ps13 with s15
    s14 with s15

    oh, and the whole sil-trucks haha
     
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    keep it up
     
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    added a new more ;) including a 240Z fronted PS13
     
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    (added "Levia")
     
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    Most of those look goofy :thumbsdown:
     
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    true.

    i kinda like the Levia and s13.4 a lot though. kinda grew on me.
     
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    I like this one:

    ai54.photobucket.com_albums_g90_undesiredshoe_Leviacopy.jpg
    ai54.photobucket.com_albums_g90_undesiredshoe_Leviacopy.jpg
     
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    haha i just realized thats a photoshop. still possiblt to make though.

    how do i know? thats the origin AE86 front. i know the sticker on the headlight. its a DD sticker. (drift day) a midwest thing :) i also know what s13 that is. they guy is on zilvia
     
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    Have you ever seen any with a Trueno front end?
    I think that'd be pimp:woot:
    great pics so far...Definetly want to see more:thumbup:
     
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    Those are wicked awesome!!!!!!!!!! i love the sil-trucks lmao..those are pimp!!!!!!!! arrrghhh i cant wait to get my S13!!!!!!!!!!!!!! pimping around town in that MOFO the day i get it!!!!!!!! right before i get the JDM front..and blow up the KA to swap in the SR20 muahahahahaa
     
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    just found a new one haha

    S13 coupe with a R34 front and R32 rear :interesting:
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