View Full Version : DD12 RB25 S13 vid

Mark SlideSquad
01-25-2004, 04:42 PM
Here is a vid of me at DD12 at irwindale speedway last weekend, driving my s13 w RB25DET motor. Enjoy!


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01-25-2004, 05:18 PM
I've seen a few slide squad vids, you guys are awesome!

does that rb25 give any more understeer than other engines in an s13? or its not even noticeable?

01-25-2004, 05:56 PM
Yeah, i would like to know how the rb25 drifts compares to the other options out there as well.

01-25-2004, 06:06 PM
yeah same here did you do it all by yourself?...and how is the weight? and how well did it go in? was it easy with the wires and stuff?...does the A/C work lol? i dunno cali gets hott as hell...uhm you like it better then the sr20det?

Mark SlideSquad
01-25-2004, 07:12 PM
I thought this question would come up haha. A lot of people on the net speculate and think the RB won't drift in the S13, well they're wrong. The car actually feels really neutral with the RB. I was expecting heavy understeer when I put the motor in, but I don't really notice any understeer at all. Good suspension set up can help overcome understeer. I indeed did the swap myself. I did all the work on the car, from body and paint work, to the motor swap, wiring, custom fabrication, etc, only thing I didn't do was the custom made drive shaft. I mounted the motor as low and far back as possible to the firewall so the weight distribution is better than using the R33 crossmember and mount method (which sits the motor too high and far forward). Some of the drifters in Japan complain of the front of the S13 with SR to be TOO light, and this causes understeer because there isn't enough weight over the front wheels for them to get good weight transfer for traction. As you can see in the video the RB has no problem drifting, I like it better than my old SR powered S13, can't beat the sound! :p

01-25-2004, 07:26 PM
damn, that looks so much fun..did you spend the usual $8000 installation fee?

Mark SlideSquad
01-25-2004, 07:40 PM
I did the install myself (read my last post before this one)

Originally posted by Rooney
damn, that looks so much fun..did you spend the usual $8000 installation fee?

01-25-2004, 07:44 PM
oops, got lazy and didnt read that lol..:D I just posted after i saw the video. Nice car.

01-25-2004, 07:45 PM
mark your car is freakin nuts!
it sounds amazing. i was gonna ask you for a ride at dd12 but i didnt have a helmet with me. i must say you did quite well out there, even with that intercooler piping pop off. ;)
maybe one of the next events i can hitch a ride?

01-25-2004, 07:46 PM
It must be really easy lighting the tires up with the RB25. Have you done anything to the engine as far as aftermarket stuff goes? BTW nice vid! :D

01-25-2004, 07:51 PM
Could you post some pictures of your car? It looked really nice in the video but I'd rather see some close-ups.

Mark SlideSquad
01-26-2004, 01:15 AM
Hey Brian, just hit me up at the next event! no prob man..

The engine is not stock, I work for Turbonetics, so I put on a lot of our companies goodies. Here is the list of mods I have done to the car..


1989 Nissan 240sx XE coupe (S13)
1992 Silvia K's front end conversion with square halogen headlights
Factory OE Aero bumper (urethane)
Authentic Nismo grill
Xenon urethane side skirts
Painted PPG Porsche Guards red
Shaved rear side marker lights and antenna
JDM Silvia trunk emblem and lock


Bride ergo reclinable seats
Willans harnesses
Nardi competetion steering wheel
Nismo steering hub
Nismo GT rubber shift knob
Defi tachometer
Defi boost meter
Carrozerria Dual DIN JDM CD/tape head unit
Apex'i turbo timer
Spin turn knob
Carmate cup holder


Tein HE drift spec coilover system
Project silvia pillow tension rods
Cartune rear upper adjustable camber arms
Tein hard tie rods
Cusco front strut tower bar
Jspec.com front ladder bar
Z32 twin turbo front aluminum calipers and brakes
Stainless steel braided front brake lines
Rear slotted and cross drilled rotors
Kazama aluminum subframe spacers


Custom one piece driveshaft w Spicer U-joints (capable of 700+hp)
Clutchmasters stage 2 six puck sprung hub clutch
R32 Skyline GTR flywheel
A.T.S. of Japan 16 clutch plate 2way LSD


R32 GTR skyline OEM 16x8 +30 rims x4
Yokohama ES100 205/45/16 front 225/50 rear


1994 R33 GT-S RB25DET engine and 5spd transmission
Turbonetics TO4E 50 trim ceramic ball bearing, stage 3 .48 T3 turbine
Turbonetics Evolution external wastegate
Turbonetics Raptor blow off valve
Turbonetics silicone hose couplings
Turbonetics hose clamps
Spearco custom fabricated aluminum radiator
Spearco custom fabricated front mount intercooler
Custom fabricated 2.5" Intercooler piping
Greddy polished intake manifold
Infinit Q45 throttle body
Apex'i Power FC ecu with commander
Tomei 555cc fuel injectors
Nismo adjustable fuel pressure regulator
300zx Z32 mass air flow sensor
Apex'i Z32 Super intake air filter
Custom modified KA engine crossmember
Custom engine mounts
Custom fabricated transmission mount
Custom fabricated 2.5"-3.0" transition turbo O2 extension pipe
Stainless steel 3" downpipe
Stainless steel Project Silvia 3" test pipe
Stainless steel 80mm JDM N1 style catback exhaust system
Optima yellow top gel cell battery
Custom fabricated battery tie down
Custom fabricated throttle cable bracket
HKS EVC anniversary edition boost controller
Dual 10" electric fans
R33 Skyline GT-R fuel pump
Z32 Twin turbo fuel filter
Stainless braided oil inlet line for turbo
NGK Iridium spark plugs

approximately 400hp at 11psi

Here are some pics that overboost.com took of my car, they did a full article on me if you check out www.overboost.com its on the main page.


01-26-2004, 01:43 AM
nice car, yeh we got a rb26dett s13 and the car handles fine. u cant beat the sound of an inline 6. We are selling the s13 cause i think we are goin to switch to a s14 and do another rb26 swap for a bigger platform then the s13. i remember you guys from so long ago. The drift baby blue silvia and the civic ef. i think i still have your superstreet mag sumwhere....haha

Mark SlideSquad
01-26-2004, 06:50 PM
i changed the pics in the post to just links cuz some people were complaining that it takes too long to load...

01-26-2004, 06:55 PM
That car sure is perty.

01-26-2004, 09:33 PM
just curious if you daily drive the car.
it actually looks like a drift car that is daily driven. reminds me of the slightly older japan drift cars. by slightly older, i mean a couple years ago.

Mark SlideSquad
01-26-2004, 09:36 PM
It is in fact my daily driver. Thats why it still has full interior, stereo system, not many stickers, and not too crazy of a body kit heh. And I get around 275-300miles out of a full tank of gas with the RB. :cool:

Originally posted by Brian
just curious if you daily drive the car.
it actually looks like a drift car that is daily driven. reminds me of the slightly older japan drift cars. by slightly older, i mean a couple years ago.

01-27-2004, 12:07 AM
most excellent.

okay maybe at dd13 i can hitch a ride or 2 if that is still okay with you.
i just have to get a helmet from somebody.

01-27-2004, 12:29 AM
Originally posted by Mark SlideSquad
It is in fact my daily driver. Thats why it still has full interior, stereo system, not many stickers, and not too crazy of a body kit heh. And I get around 275-300miles out of a full tank of gas with the RB. :cool:

I'd imagine so, you dont need to give it as much gas to get it going :cool:

but nice car, Hopefully my quirky little drift wagon project will fall into place and i'll be out there with dave and the gang next time. Did you do any shopping cart drifting with him btw? we're filming another MSU shopping cart team video this weekend... :)

01-27-2004, 01:37 AM
Thats one clean job mark.:D

Mark SlideSquad
01-28-2004, 11:16 PM
thanks man! :D

Coilover kid, I know I don't have to give it that much gas to get it goin, but hey, if you got the power, use it! heheh, its too much fun not to! I didn't participate in the shopping cart drifting with dave, but I was there in spirit haha :)

Originally posted by emission
Thats one clean job mark.:D

02-03-2004, 06:28 AM
that car is sick. i plan on doing the rb26 swap in a 240sx. got any advice for doing the swap.iv only done afew sr20's before.never done an rb. i plan on keeping the awd though.

02-03-2004, 12:37 PM
kinda off topic but i was wondering where in thousand oaks you live... i wanted to see ur car close up and maybe even see the rb *drool* maybe you know the kmart parking lot off of hampshire? yeah im usually there on the weekends with my (not mine) wagon.

02-03-2004, 01:51 PM
hey mark i talked to u at iriwindale at dd11? i think well hows ur car beeen since u blew the fuse? just wondering see u at d1? possibliy?

02-03-2004, 03:08 PM
I was bout to post this video


of a RB powered Silvia drifting to show that the RB does nothing but wonders.You beat me to it.Nice work,I love the sound of the RB.

02-03-2004, 04:30 PM
cool vid. is that the 20,25,or26 motor? and that looks like a fun little turn you got there. wish i had one just like it. post up some pics. of the motor.

02-03-2004, 06:19 PM
Great setup and nice car! You are an inspiration to get my clip ordered and on its way.

Just a question, you said 400hp at 11 psi. Is that wheel hp or flywheel? Also, why only 11psi? Seems low boost for the engine, and high power for that boost level.

Any reason you chose the .48 turbine? Just for easier/quicker boost to break the tires loose for drifting? What rpms does full boost happen? I'd think it would be difficult to make 400hp with the .48 and only 11psi.

Sorry for the large number of questions, but I'm researching and trying to decide what turbo upgrade would work best and yours seems to be pretty nice!


10-15-2006, 08:29 PM
you mentioned that you moved the motor as close as possible to the firewall without using the r33 crossmember..can i ask how u did that?