Casey’s Nissan 240sx

“Building a 240sx in 10 minutes” is what you’ll think after reading this article of this incredible looking 240sx!

Casey originally purchased this car in April of 2013. When finding “the perfect chassis/car”, he had some guidelines to follow: As rust free as possible, SR20DET equipped, fitting his monetary budget, and cosmetically OK. After six months of searching, he paid somewhere around $5,000 for it, which he told me his friends thought that was expensive…now that same car in 2021 would easily be $8,000-$14,000. These days just the SR20DET swaps are going for $4,000-$5,000!

His car is a 1992 SE model, manufactured 10/91, sold in early 1992 by Nissan of Miami, where the car remained until 2007. It was originally finished in DH0 Juniper Green Pearlcoat, with tan leather on brown interior, and fitted with an automatic transmission. Curiously, this car was also equipped with a Viscous LSD, but without ABS. This appears to have been a dealer-order-able option, but is incredibly rare. The rear axle speed sensor for the 3 channel ABS system is present, but the connector for it has a plastic plug installed and is clipped to the subframe. (Or was, until he broke the clip.) The car has been through many different paint changes over its life, having been repainted metallic blue, then repainted again in matte OD green, which is how it was when he purchased in 2013. It also had a very cool carbon fiber hood of unknown manufacture, which has since been destroyed in an unfortunate incident involving some hood pins.

In early 2016 Casey took the car, practically, completely apart to remove the OD Green paint and fix some the bodywork, as well to reseal the SR20. At the time, Casey worked for Nissan over the years so he knows the ins and outs of the SR20 specifically. He’s always helped me with stupid questions (I’m almost thankful for that). During his time of resealing the engine, he also installed the gloss black vinyl wrap it currently has.

“It’s been an incredibly fun, rewarding, and reliable car for all of my ownership, and I look forward to many, many more years of fun with it!” – Casey

Car Setup:

Engine/Drivetrain:
– S13 Redtop SR20DET
– Pulsar GTiR T28 Turbocharger
– Parts Shop Max High Mount Intercooler & Intake Kit
– Koyorad N-Flo Triple Core Radiator
– HKS SSQV 4 Blow-off Valve
– Unknown Stainless 3” Turbo outlet/Dump Pipe
– GReddy 3” Downpipe
– ISR 3” Test Pipe
– Apex’i World Sports 2 3” Catback Exhaust
– One-Off 4” Lengthened Straight Pipe Tip
– NISMO 3” Dry Element Air Filter
– Z32 N62 MAF Sensor
– RS Enthalpy Daughterboard and ECM ROM Tune
– Walbro 255lph Fuel Pump
– Z32 TT Fuel Filter
– Wiring Specialties Pro Series Wiring Harness
– Circuit Sports Braided Stainless Turbo Lines
– Silicone Radiator Hoses
– Lightened Aluminum Power Steering & Water Pump Pullies
– GKTech Clear CAS Cover
– Billet Aluminum oil cap
– Casting Marks Removed from Intake Manifold
– Bare Aluminum Valve Cover Finish
– Turbo Manifold Heatshield Painted with High Temp Black Paint

Chassis/Suspension:
– Fortune Auto 500 Gen. 4 Coilovers (Swift Springs – 12kg Front~10kg Rear)
– Moog S14 Inner & Outer Tie Rods
– Voodoo13 Tension Rods
– GKTech Front Roll Center Adjustment Kit
– Voodoo13 Rear Upper Control Arms
– Voodoo13 Traction Rods
– Voodoo13 Offset Toe Arms
– GKTech Adjustable Rear Lower Control Arms
– Parts Shop Max Rear Drop Knuckles
– Parts Shop Max Solid Subframe Risers
– Suspension Techniques 27mm Solid Front Swaybar
– Suspension Techniques 21mm Solid Rear Swaybar
– KW Urethane Swaybar Endliks
– GReddy Front & Rear Strut Tower Bars
– Voodoo13 Eccentric Lockout Kit
– EBC Yellowstuff pads front and rear
– ChaseBays InBay Braided Stainless Lines
– Circuit Sports Braided Stainless Chassis to Caliper Lines
– S14 Brake Rotors

Interior:
– Personal Fittipaldi 350mm Steering Wheel
– Battlecraft 44mm Hyper Teardrop shift knob
– Defi VSD-X Head-Up Display
– GReddy E-01 Boost Controller
– GReddy 60mm Air/Fuel, Boost, Oil Pressure and Water Temp Gauges
– GReddy Intelligent Informeter
– Kenwood KVT-514 Single Din Hideaway Screen Head unit
– Kenwood 4.5” Front Speakers
– JBL 6.5” Rear Speaker
– Kenwood Tweeters
– MOMO Start 2007 Fixed Bucket Seat
– Nagisa Auto Ultra Low Seat Rail
– NRG Slim Steering Wheel Boss
– NRG Ver.2 Carbon Fiber Steering Wheel Quick Release
– Illumaesthetic NFSU2 Inspired Instrument Cluster Gauge Faces
– DIFTech Spin Turn Knob
– OEM Retractable DIN Cupholder
– A-pillar Triple Gauge Pod
– Black Carpet
– 350Z Floormats
– Z50 Murano Horns

Exterior:
– NISMO LMGT4 Front: 18×8.5 +25 ~ Rear: 18×9.5 +30
215/35ZR18 GT Radial Champiro 328
Rear: NISMO LMGT4
235/40ZR18 Toyo Proxes T1 Spor
– OEM Kouki 180SX Front Bumper
– OEM Kouki 180SX Support Assembly
– OEM Kouki 180SX Position Lamps
– OEM Kouki 180SX Turn Signals
– DorkiDori Urethane Kouki 180SX Replica Aero Lip
– OEM Chuki 180SX Side Skirts
– Factory Foho / Canadian Market 240SX Replica Rear Valence 
– Auto Collect Storm Popup Motor Relocation Kit
– Depo Clear Side Markers
– Sonar Kouki 180SX LED Tail Lights
– R.Y.O Center Rear Garnish
(Lenses coated with Show Up Signal Blackout Finish)
– Kouki 180SX Rear Lower Finisher Panel
– Pro Shop Noble Kouki 180SX Rear Key Cylinder Adapter
– Side Mirror Rain Visors (unknown manufacturer) 
– Exterior Finish is a combination of Nissan KH3-based “Black as the Ace of Spades” paint and 3M 1080 series G12 Gloss Black vinyl wrap
– Hella H4 Conversion Headlamp Housings
– Plasmaglow Platinum Series H4 Headlamp Bulbs
– LED Bulbs in all Light Sockets except Turn Signals
– Auto Collect Storm Fender Braces
– Auto Collect Storm Harness Shield
– LEDGlow Million Color SMD underglow kit
~ Casey has also replaced many seals/gaskets with OEM pieces!

More Photos:

Photos By: Casey

Author: Jonathan Rice

Professionally gokart/shifterkart raced, majority focusing on the southeast USA, for over 15 years. Circuit Racing and Drifting lover - I write about the full specifications of cars. I enjoy learning about all different types of vehicles!

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