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Old 08-06-2009, 06:57 PM   #1
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Car Of The Month: Apr '08 - US_R33

Car Of The Month: Apr '08
US_R33's RB25DET Swapped 1991 240sx SE Coupe

TST: For those who don't know, what does your username mean?
Daniel:*It was my old car which was a 1995 R33 gts-t white skyline.

TST:*How did u hear about TST?
Daniel: I think it was about 3 years ago when I had my skyline, I met L.J. (gorilla unit 33) at a pool hall and he told me about it.

TST: Well we know about the skyline and the 240, what is your full car history?
Daniel: Well lets start from the very beginning;1989 Ford Escort 5 door no rear defroster no pass mirror maroon plastic interior shaft radio,*1990 four door Cavalier brown gold kinda color,*1992 white Chevy Corsica luxurious with its power windows and a radio with a digital display, 1994 Camry with a crazy sound system, 2003 Nissan Sentra Spec-V I bought it brand new it was my first stick car 1 blown engine and 1 blown transmission later we parted ways, and a 1995 R33 gts-t white skyline which I sold cause it was not legal.

TST: Wow i think that was more detail then most people give, So there is a pretty big gap in there from old beaters to spec-v's skylines and 240's, what made you jump to performance cars?
Daniel: I was always into cars but I never owned one that was worth modding, so once I got the spec-v I started and haven't stopped since, and I don't plan to.

TST: I think when most people see 240's they automatically assume that the owner drifts, is that what you built the car for?
Daniel: Not at all actually. I built the car as a grip car for racing in HPSE, NASA and auto-x. But I mainly built the car so that I could still drive it on the street have it be somewhat comfortable. But for me it is really about keeping it on the track and staying safe on the street.

TST: What's next mod wise for the 240?
Daniel: Next big mods are seats which I am shopping for right now, also bigger injectors since I am running out of fuel along with new cams, springs and retainers.

TST: If you could have any car what would it be?
Daniel: Hands down McLaren F1 and I would drive it every day. I have wanted one since they came out. A more practical dream car would have to be a Lamborgini Gallardo with all seasons and drive it in the snow. If your gonna spend that much money you may as well use the car all the time.

TST: I know the car was orange before, what made you switch it up?
Daniel: Well one day Andie, my fiance, was getting out of the car and as she opened the door someone slammed into it, swinging the door the other way into the front fender. At that point I figured I may as well paint the whole car since the old paint was good from far but far from good anyway.

TST: So you mentioned your fiance, is she into cars at all?
Daniel: Actually she is really into them. She has a wide body 1992 white 240 coupe with an sr20 with a s14 t28 turbo running full standalone 550 injectors with a version select kit type 1 kit for everyday and an origin labs aggressive kit for show.

TST: In 5 years where do you see yourself at with cars?
Daniel: [Yelling on the background of the phone "I want an RX-7!" says Andie] For some reason she wants a rotary, I don't really know why. I am not really sure what I want but something more exotic and something that I can fit a set of golf clubs into. But if I had to pick something maybe a Lotus Esprit, can't go wrong with mid-engined v8.

TST: Any thank you's, shout-out's or whatever you wanna call them?
Daniel: First off my fiance Andie for putting up with all of this car stuff even though she is into it too, LJ (gorilla unit 33) for helping me work on the car with construction flood lights in the middle of the night which happened quiet often last year, Matt at Import Intelligence, Evan at Exedy, Peter at Five Stars, Dominic at Endless USA, Vince at Ignited, Kevin at TWM Performance and anyone else who I may have forgotten.

TST: Daniel, thanks again for taking the time to talk to us today.

User Information:
Real Name: Daniel Fatell
User Name: Us_r33
Location: Villanova Pa
Age: 25
Occupation: Full Time Student

Apex-i SAFC II Black Edition
Apex-i AVC-R
Greddy Full Auto Timer
Import Intelligence Rev Limiter

Engine Mods:
RB25DET Series II
Powder coated intercooler piping, intake manifold,
and valve covers red w/silver flake
R33 cross member
Import Intelligence solid engine mounts
Import Intelligence carbon fiber spark plug cover
Greddy V Spec S13 Silvia FMIC kit
Greddy Intake Manifold and TB adapter
Garret T3/T04e 50 trim turbo w/.48 a/r
Import Intelligence custom turbo elbow
Tial 50mm polished BOV
Tial 38mm polished wastegate
Import Intelligence dump tube
T-FAL Flex-a-lite dual electric puller fans
Active Cooling Performance custom aluminum radiator
Import Intelligence power steering cooler
MAF adapter and K&N intake filter
Nismo Adjustable FPR
Walbro 255 lph fuel pump
Z32 fuel filter
HKS 3" downpipe
3” test pipe
3.5” test pipe back exhaust
Vitamin Water catch can

Jet Black base coat with House of Kolor White Ice Pearls
S13 Silvia OEM Front end conversion
- OEM Metal Fenders
- flared .75”
- OEM rear quarter panels
- flared 1”
- 89-90 240sx pig nose front lip
- OEM Side Markers
- OEM Triple Projector Headlights
- OEM Bumper w/ 5mph crash support installed
- OEM Metal Hood
- Carbon fiber S13 GTR Style grille
- Ignited 4300K HID low beams
- Ignited 3000K HID fog lights
- D-Max smoked tail lights
- URAS amber crystal clear corner lamps

Suspension & Drivetrain:
Driveshaft Shop custom 1 piece driveshaft
Exedy Hyper Single clutch kit
Import Intelligence solid tranny mount
Import Intelligence 2" i.d. chromoly front strut tower bar
SPL v.2 tension rods
SPL pro tie rod ends
Z32 inner tie rods
SPL steering angle spacers
S14 SE 5 lug front hubs
S14 SE 5 lug rear hubs
Rear strut bar
- painted to match roll cage
TEIN HE coilovers
Aluminum rear subframe spacers
Cusco 1.5 way lsd

Wheels & Tires:
Work Emotion CR Kai 17x9
- powder coated Super Mirror Gloss Black w/diamond silver flake
- front wheels +2mm effective offset (15mm spacer)
- rear wheels -3mm effective offset (20mm spacer)
Falken RT-615 235/40/17 front and 255/40/17 rear
Work lug nuts (red)

S14 seats
S14 seat belt conversion
Nardi Sport Type B steering wheel
FET Quick Release Ver. II
Drift button
TWM Performance A6 Leopard shift knob
Tomei short shifter
Custom interior setup w/hidden battery location
Optima Redtop battery
Entire inside was re-painted BBQ black
Autopower 4 pt. roll bar w/welded cross bar and harness bar
- custom painted black metallic flake
S13 Silvia gauge cluster
Gauge cluster surround shaved and paint matched to exterior
Center console surround paint matched to exterior

To Do List:
Rear upper control arms
Rear toe rods
Rear traction rods
Front & rear sway bars
Pick up a set of injectors
Rom tune
Find a clean pair of OE side skirts
Install fixed back racing seats & 6 pt. harnesses
Retro fit proper HID projectors
Misc. cosmetic parts

Endless USA
Exedy USA
Five Stars Auto
Ignited Performance
Import Intelligence
TWM Performance

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Old 01-25-2010, 02:51 PM   #2
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Old 07-27-2010, 12:38 AM   #4
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