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Posted 21 April 2008 - 04:05 PM

That's beautiful :D

So many awesome Datto models that I never knew existed are popping up on Ratsun lately...

The 1200 (besides the 320 trucks, I first found out about those on nwde) is one of the first ones I saw on here when the board first started and I was like, "What the hell is that? I want one" :D

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Posted 21 April 2008 - 04:10 PM

The 1200 is one of the first ones I saw on here when the board first started and I was like, "What the hell is that? I want one" :D


Good luck, they aren't too easy to come by. ;)

I do know of a nice driver on the west coast for a decent price (considering how clean it is)? :D

It's your car, just don't ruin it.

 

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Posted 21 April 2008 - 07:09 PM

That 1200 engine compartment looks "made to fit a CA18DET", doesn't it? Fills it up quite nicely. But why the RHD conversion?
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Posted 21 April 2008 - 07:12 PM

That 1200 engine compartment looks "made to fit a CA18DET", doesn't it? Fills it up quite nicely.


It is the best fitting of all the modern engines in a 1200. I thought about an SR20DET but the CA18DET is shorter by about 2.5-3" and lighter by about 30-40 pounds. It does seem to be almost "made for it". :D

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Posted 22 April 2008 - 07:30 AM

that thing is shit hot. I love it, I like the grey flares...
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Posted 22 April 2008 - 08:08 PM

That is nice! You need to find one turbo from an RB26dett and slap it on...(then hang on)
It has a .42 ar on the turbine and is the perfect setup for the CA18.

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Posted 22 April 2008 - 08:32 PM

Personally I'd rather have an S15 dual ball bearing T28 turbo, but we'll see. If I can find one of those before the engine goes in, I'll put it on.

Otherwise, I'll wait until I get bigger injectors, better MAF, and some tuning so I can use a GT28RS. :D


And personally, I think the stock turbo is perfect for now. 200-220hp will be plenty for a car under 1700 pounds. ;)

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Posted 29 May 2008 - 10:24 PM

do you still have the old wheels? those were sweet

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Posted 30 May 2008 - 05:18 PM

do you still have the old wheels?


Yep.

those were sweet


And really small. :P

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Posted 31 May 2008 - 09:46 PM

what size?

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Posted 31 May 2008 - 09:50 PM

what size?


13x6. Won't fit over my brakes. :(

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Posted 01 June 2008 - 12:01 PM

they would work on my 610 :D

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Posted 01 June 2008 - 01:26 PM

they would work on my 610 :D



If you like the "hippo on rollerskates" look... ;)

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Posted 02 June 2008 - 12:07 AM

If you like the "hippo on rollerskates" look... ;)

:lol::lol::lol::lol::lol:

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Posted 05 June 2008 - 02:49 PM

i love the look with those wheels, flares, and fender mirrors. what all did you do to get that car that low.

You are always exposed to danger, danger of getting hurt, danger of dying. This is your life, and you either approach it in a, in a professional, in a cool manner or you just drop it, leave it alone and don't do it anymore. And I happen to like too much what I do to just drop it, I can't drop it

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Posted 05 June 2008 - 03:29 PM

what all did you do to get that car that low.


Right now it has custom leaf springs in the rear (stiffer and MUCH lower), with Datsun Comp traction bars, Koni red shocks and a Datsun Comp sway bar on a B210 rear end.

Front is cut down 210 struts, Ground Control coil-overs, Ground Control camber/caster plates, heim-jointed T/C rods, Eibach 2.5" springs, Koni yellow inserts.

It is about to all be changed though. All this stuff was great with a 120hp A14. The 250hp CA18DET needs more serious hardware. ;)

Planing to run 280ZX struts and 300ZX brakes in front (11" rotors), stiffer front springs, everything else the same. Rear will get an '82 200SX axle (and disc brakes with 11" rotors) but everything else is the same.

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Posted 05 June 2008 - 03:39 PM

where did you get your leaf springs at? i had gotten a lot of info about the frontend off of datsun1200.com but they didnt really say much about the rear except for all the datsun comp stuff. does the 200sx rear have to be narrowed because ive got one just laying around with 5.43 gears in it i believe and i was wondering if it would swap in.

You are always exposed to danger, danger of getting hurt, danger of dying. This is your life, and you either approach it in a, in a professional, in a cool manner or you just drop it, leave it alone and don't do it anymore. And I happen to like too much what I do to just drop it, I can't drop it

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Posted 05 June 2008 - 03:50 PM

where did you get your leaf springs at?



Ray's Champion Spring in Fort Worth, TX.

i had gotten a lot of info about the frontend off of datsun1200.com but they didnt really say much about the rear except for all the datsun comp stuff. does the 200sx rear have to be narrowed because ive got one just laying around with 5.43 gears in it i believe and i was wondering if it would swap in.


It is considerably wider than stock (3-3.5" as I recall). What I did was shave off all the 200SX mounting brackets, weld on leaf spring mounting pads, add bolt-on flares, and switch to wheels in the +25-40mm offset range.

It is easier to shorten it, but more expensive than flares and I needed front flares anyway, so...

It's your car, just don't ruin it.

 

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Posted 05 June 2008 - 03:53 PM

FYI, if beefyness means more to you than easy disc brakes, a 510 wagon rear end is a slightly better fit (only about 1.5" too wide) and stouter/bigger than the 200SX axle.

I didn't go 510 because at this ride height you have to be really careful about balancing strength and size in the diff. Too big and it's banging the floor on every bump in the road.

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Posted 05 June 2008 - 04:05 PM

beefiness isnt that big of a deal to me because i dont plan on doin anything real crazy motor wise down the road and i also want to get it as low as i can go with it. i want to do some autocrossing with it so i would prefer discs on it with not too much work.

You are always exposed to danger, danger of getting hurt, danger of dying. This is your life, and you either approach it in a, in a professional, in a cool manner or you just drop it, leave it alone and don't do it anymore. And I happen to like too much what I do to just drop it, I can't drop it

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