No matter whichever continent you’re located on, as a automobile fanatic, you’ve got virtually undoubtedly heard of, and even seen, a Nissan Silvia. For these which are new to the Japanese automobile scene, the Nissan S-chassis holds a title of its personal, as each a standing of a Japanese icon and work-of-art efficiency & aesthetics. The Silvia line-up dates again to the times of the spreading recognition in Japanese avenue and touge (mountain cross) drifting/racing, together with the exponential rise within the car-tuning business, from the early 90’s and onwards.

All the above together with its plentiful mentions in magazines, anime, manga, movies and extra, have uplifted the Silvia’s picture to a god-like notoriety.

The Nissan S-line was universally recognised for one side specifically – its four-cylinder energy items. The SR20 turned Nissan’s flagship ‘four-banger’ powerhouse for its S-chassis fashions. This engine made its debut within the Nissan S13 as an improve from the CA18, provided in both naturally aspirated (SR20DE) or turbo (SR20DET) kinds. The SR20 continued to energy the remainder of the Nissan S-chassis household, the S14 and S15, till 2002.

Grant’s Nissan S15 is a crystal-clear illustration of what a 20-year-old icon brings to the desk – jaw-dropping outcomes.


At first, Grant had no intentions, by any means, of proudly owning an S-chassis. But, all it took for him was one check drive of his buddy’s S15 Silvia, one thought led to a different, and Grant discovered himself buying his very personal Nissan S15 shortly after. Previous to proudly owning his present delight and pleasure, Grant had additionally pushed an E36 BMW and an E30 BMW up to now, each of which had been licensed head-turners.

He ended up constructing a Silvia that’s removed from a cookie cut-out. Working a full Airlift Air Suspension administration system, paired up with a staggered set of (deep dish) 326 Yaba KING Spoke 2-Piece wheels (F: 18×9.5 -29; R: 18×10.5 -5), aftermarket toe arms, rear traction arms, and rear camber arms, leaves Grant with a screeching sound impact each time he comes throughout an uneven floor. Along with the eye-pleasing aesthetics, exterior-wise, the S15 rocks a full GP Sports activities (G-Sonic sequence) physique equipment, 78Works headlights, customized Yashio Manufacturing facility tail lights, D-MAX boot spoiler/lip, flared and pulled rear guards with pulled entrance guards.

By way of the inside, Grant has remained authentic and solely added a handful quantity of modifications, comparable to a pair of Recaro SR2 Confetti seats, sitting on Bride rails, aftermarket audio system, 326POWER sprint mat, Nissan S14 flooring mats, and aftermarket gauges to watch his comparatively commonplace SR20. With an upgraded Blitz intercooler together with a customized stainless piping, chilly air consumption, aftermarket exhaust system, aftermarket gasoline pump, enhance controller, and Nismo injectors, all managed by a Nistune ECU, Grant’s Silvia just isn’t all in regards to the seems to be.

It’s unquestionably a automobile that’s each seen and heard.


Besides stating that ‘color change can be superior’, Grant, in any other case, has no large plans for his S15 specifically. Apart from, the coronavirus pandemic has taken a toll on Grant’s deliberate adventures with the Silvia – bringing it out to automobile occasions and meets – with automotive reveals both postponed or cancelled.

All in all, Grant is fairly delighted to mirror on the 18-month progress of the automobile below his possession (thus far), “it’s the tales and recollections that make a automobile like this particular to me”. The heavy affect casted over him primarily by the USDM scene of stance automobiles is answerable for the eye-watering floor clearance and evidently cambered wheels to the max.


In lots of instances, comparable to that of Grant’s, we come throughout individuals to whom we owe our ‘thanks’. Initially, he wish to categorical his thankfulness to his closest buddies – Josh Michael and Jack Marks – for fairly actually ‘every thing’, from serving to him choose up his first JDM icon, to inspiring him, to engaged on the automobile till 3AM, to the psychological help they’ve supplied as his closest buddies.

Secondly, Grant wish to thank Marcus, from JDMaccesories, for his ongoing help in supplying majority of the components which have made their means onto Grant’s S15. Conclusively, Grant would additionally prefer to ship his gratitude to 326POWER Japan for ‘serving to [me] get extra distinctive and high quality components’, and to everybody who has joined his journey in a technique or one other.


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