180sx – Aero Goodness

Sorry for lack of updates, the past few weeks have been super busy! I’ve made a few aero changes to my 180sx over the past couple months and there’s only one thing left to do until I’m 100% happy with the setup.

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My Aero plan for this car was to go everything type x but keep it CA front. I’ve always loved the kit that came on the original type x, especially the wing and pods combo.

A couple months back I found a pair of pods on the auctions, decided they were what I wanted and had them sent over. I had bought a type x wing earlier in the year, but didn’t want it on until I had the pods to go with it.

Another week went by, pods arrived and I had them painted, along with the wing.

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Originally I thought the wing would look perfect, then I fitted it and had a few doubts. It didn’t suit the style I had at the time, but this was without the pods attached.

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Once the pods were on, it made a world of difference. The look was exactly what I wanted. Pretty amazing how something so small can make such a big change to how a car can look.

A few people had asked why I only got the pods and no valance, main reason is because I couldn’t find a full set for a decent price. I preferred the look of the rear without the valance after seeing a few different variations on peoples cars.

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The picture above is from a drift day at Wakefield in december last year. This was where some of the kit got some punishment. I had only fitted the pods the day before and hadn’t had any issues. My last run for the day I was pushing a bit too hard and my passenger side rear tyre exploded pretty heavily, which ended up causing this..

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And my pod looked like this..

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So it took less than 24 hours to completely destroy the one thing I’d been waiting to use for ages. The rest of the aero was fine, I tried to fix up the pod by taping it up and reattaching it. It’s only just hanging on at the moment, maybe one day I’ll get another pair.

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The final piece of the puzzle is some type x skirts. I’m currently running S13 factory option side skirts, but hoping to get some type x skirts sometime soon. If a pair come up for the right price, I’ll have them painted and thrown on as soon as I get the chance.

My list of things is slowly getting smaller for the exterior. Pods are on (barely), wing is fitted, CA front is still intact, all I need now is those type x skirts.

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