Tomei User: Silvia S14 in Australia – Braden Mace

Here is another nice ride that sports some Tomei Powered Products. This special Nissan Silvia S14 (200SX) is from the land down under, Australia.

What started out as a simple cam shaft and valve train upgrade to my SR20 turned into a full blown tomei motor. A slightly sad or should i say eggy set of conrods pushed me to make the decision of completely rebuilding my engine. The main goal for the build was reliability and a quality product to perform well. I had studied magazines cover to cover with articles about SR20’s. the one thing that was common across most builds was Tomei products. Be it a simple set of cams or rocker arm stoppers to complete crate motors. I ignored australian made products, even though they were priced well and could be delivered to your door within 3 days. I decided to purchase almost a complete 2.0L catalogue of Tomei parts for my rebuild and set my machinist out to assemble it all. With 0.03g difference in balance across all rods and pistons certainly was proof of why the decision was a wise one in comparison to the Australian made product. My machinist was head over heels and so was I. In the end a reliable motor to take 18psi of boost and run standard 8.3:1 standard compression ratio. PERFECT!

CAR SPECIFICATIONS

Engine:
Blacktop SR20DET
Tomei 20 over thou Forged Pistons
Tomei H-Beam Conrods
Tomei Poncams (256deg 11.5mm lift)
Tomei Adjustable Cam Gears (both exhaust and intake)
Tomei Valve Springs and Retainer Kit
Tomei Metal Head Gasket
Tomei Rocker Arm Stoppers
Nismo 555cc Injectors
Bosch 550hp Fuel Pump
Bosch 80mm AFM (z32)
Splitfire coilpacks
Trust T518Z (8cm) turbo
Tuned length Stainless exhaust manifold
Custom alloy intake pipe
Apexi Power Intake
CoolingPro Oil cooler + remote filter
SARD R2D2 BOV
Custom 3″ turbo back stainless exhaust with stainless twin pipes (800mm of pipes)
CoolingPro FMIC with custom 2.5″ stainless piping
CoolingPro alloy radiator
Nismo solid engine mounts
Nismo solid gearbox mount
GReddy style sump
Engine damper

Suspension & Driveline:
HKS HypermaxII coilovers w/ camber tops
Front strut brace
Rear camber arms
Rear toe arms
Front castor arms
Tein tie rods and ends with rack spacers
Whiteline swaybars front and rear
Kaaz 2way in 4.3 ratio ABS housing

Wheels:
6x CST Hyper 01’s 17×9.5+15
Federal 595’s 225/45 R17 front 215/45 R17 rear

Interior:
Nardi Deep Corn 350mm steering wheel
Bride zetta III with super low rail (drivers)
Bride Brix I on super low rail (passenger)
Nismo gear knob
Apexi AVC-R
Apexi PowerFC + controller
3x Smoked face Autoguage gauges (Oil temp, oil press, boost)

Exterior:

Navan front bar with clear indicators
Navan side skirts
JDM rear bar
Navan rear pods
Origin roof wing

Thanks go to
Xian Higgs for the great Photography on this car. haihaiarigato.wordpress.com
Jesse Streeter (jessestreeter.com)
Ivan & Terry at Hi Power Racing
Luke at AutoCo
Nathan at Fabulous Fabrications
Erin at JDM Garage Aus
Michael at Freeworks (freeworks.com.au)

Plans for the future:
Complete respray (silver inside and red outside)
Possible knuckle setup and modifying suspension
Half cage
Enjoy the car to its full potential

What makes this car special to us, is that the owner not only loves his car, but is using his car, the way we believe it should be used. For pure enjoyment!

Thank you Braden Mace for using our Tomei Powered Products!

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