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    This is my mass budget r31 drift car. Only been out in it 3 times so far since I've owned it. I've had the car for about 6 months or so, slowly turning it into a drift car.


    When I got the car it was stock as a rock on cut springs.


    Car to date owes me approximately $2000 including the car itself.


    Series 3 r31, rb30e manual.
    Blew the motor up on the second night out. Replaced it with a strong 30. Full oil and coolant flush.
    Tien full adjustable coilovers all round
    s13 lower control arms, steering knuckles, brakes and rotors. (Also have couple spare sets in case of any breakages)
    garage 7 r31 to s13 rack ends with rosé jointed tie rod ends, can adjust bump steer
    welded diff
    daytona fixed back bucket seats
    deep dish steering wheel
    hydraulic handbrake
    gkteck 70mm studs with extended wheel nuts


    Future items I would like to fit is racing harnesses, roll cage and obviously a turbo motor. In the long run I will fit a barra turbo motor out of a falcon. Why u ask?? Because everyone does v8's, and the barra motors make good reliable power. But for the time being while I'm learning, the trusty rb30 will do.




    Car fitted with coilovers and s13 front but without the control arms. 5mm slip on spacers at required for the wheels to clear the brakes




    Old motor that came out



    new motor



    The last time I took it to Queensland raceway I binned it hard into a mud pit at the bottom of the fast track.





    New motor went great all night. No problems at all.


    Then found these bucket seats for cheap. Fitted them to the factory rails so they are adjustable and leaves plenty of head room





    Also fitted the s13 lower control arms and all the garage 7 and gkteck gear. Rolled the guards with a pole. All that combined makes for good fitment.







    Had some fun with the position of the oil cooler lines. Still yet to finish fitting the cooler. Need to get an adaptor.




    Just this weekend gone I finished removing the unnecessary interior and started fitting the hydraulic handbrake.




    Modified the hydro so it was still a pull type but the bulk of it will sit under the dash.




    That is everything up to date. Will fit most of the dash back in and just cut off the unnecessary parts. Sound deadening will come out when I could be bothered. And just finish tidying up the interior. I've got a surge tank setup there I may fit one day too.

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    How much will a barra engine cost? Wouldn't the always done rb25 do just as well? Or 25neo if you're feeling fancy?
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    quit hatin get bakin!

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    barras are a great strong engine and with a turbo they make insane torque, but there so heavy
    Have a Look at my ae71 streeter build thread!
    http://www.ae86drivingclub.com.au/fo...s-Clean-Spirit
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    If I got a legit xr6 turbo motor then ill be up for a fair few grand. But I've looked around and a standard barra out of an xt falcon I could pic up for a couple hundred bucks. And a barra motor wouldn't weigh that much more the 30 anyhow I don't recon. And the manual gearboxes are pretty dear tho. When I come apon a cheap turbo kit for the 30 ill put that on. Will only do the barra conversion when a complete car comes up stupid cheap.

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    R31s are all about the trials and tribulations of overcoming the struggle of the rb30e.

    may as well buy a falcon if you want a xr6t engine.

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    Fuck all the custom shit for an xr6t motor.

    Turbo rb30 or rb20 on E85 and make over 200 easy.
    RT142 Estate.

    AJPS.

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    I'm not worried about customizing shit to accomidate the barra motor. I can do most of it myself. Wanting to do that to be different from all the ls swaps. If a cheap turbo kit comes up for a 30 then ill do that for a little while. And I would hope that a turbo 20 or 30 would make well over 200, whether that be kw or hp

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    I cut the dash up so only the necessary parts remained. Hydro is mounted. Just need to bleed the brakes and do a wheel alignment then she is ready for more skids. Going to try and make it out to the next Friday night at qr


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    As if your spending money on this instead of the panelvan!

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    Yeah I kind of am lol. Pano doesn't need money spent on it. Just needs everything puting back together. That will all happen now that this is done for the time being.

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