1989 Nissan 180sx


291.8kw on 24psi


CA18DET Stroked to 2.1L

Block bored, decked and honed

ARP main studs

ARP head studs

JE forged pistons – 20thou

JE piston rings

Spool forged 2L Crank

Spool forged Rods

ACL race bearings

Ross harmonic balancer


Siemens 1000cc Injectors

Splitfire coilpacks

CPC Custom plenum with RB25 throttle body

6Boost Custom high mount manifold

Garrett GTX3071r .64 V-band rear housing

Turbosmart 45mm PROgate with screamer

EARL’s braided turbo lines


Tomei valve springs

Tomei 260° poncams

Tomei cam gears

Ported + polished head

1.2mm Cometic head gasket

3’’ V-Band Turbo back mild steel exhaust with polished stainless tip

Koyo twin core 53mm radiator

19 Row MSCN Oil cooler

Relocated power steering bottle with Speedflow lines

Speedflow Start-Lite breather lines with -10 fittings

K&N 3” catch can breather

K&N 10” Overside pod filter

Z32 5 speed gearbox

Mazworx CA-VG adapter kit

Custom one piece tailshaft

Xtreme HD drift clutch


Suspension + Brakes

Powered by Max Coilovers

Powered by Max Camber arms

Powered by Max Toe arms

Atsushi Kuroi/Riverside Knuckles

S14 LCA Extended 25mm by C’s Garage

S14 Ikeya Formula tie rods

S14 OEM tie rod ends

Cusco strut braces front + rear

Powered by Max Hydraulic handbrake

R33 GTR Brembo’s all round

EARL’s braided brake lines

Non-ABS BM44 from R32



Rewire from scratch

Link G4 Storm ECU

Defi BF – (oil pressure, oil temp, water temp, tacho and boost gauge + control unit)

Sparco 320mm suede steering wheel

Nismo shift knob

ERG 4-point harness

Sparco sprint bucket seats

AGI Engineering 6-point half cage

Custom switch panel and gauge plate

Optima D51 dry cell battery



CA front bar with lip

Type X pods

Type X wing

Type X side skirts

Type X taillights

Gktech Bash Plate

Wheels: Bee*Racing B5

Front – 17×9+0 (25mm spacer)

Rear – 17×9+25


Front – 205/40/17 – Federal 595 Evo

Rear – 215/40/17 – Rotalla



5 thoughts on “1989 Nissan 180sx

  1. Hey oliver, nice build there. CA brotherhood 🙂

    Can you share your naked block pictures after boring and honing. How you catch 2.1lt piston what piston size are you running with.

    Need more pics on your engine build 😀


  2. Hey thanks dude, CA FTW!

    I don’t have any more shots of the block unfortunately, didn’t get a chance to get any photos when it was being built. The pistons are 87mm from memory.

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