By Cody Helton / @chelton91
With the 25 year car import law implace in the United States, the last few years many of the chassis’s that have become legal are making their way stateside. So it isn’t totally uncommon to see an r32 or 180sx at a car show or drift event. That being said an r32 will always have a certain auroa , safe to say many of us have it on our “ bucket list “ of cars we’d like to own. When many of us think r32 we think GT-R. How ever there were many different trim levels of this iconic tuner car put into production for those who didn’t want to unleash “ Godzilla” on a daily basis. Thus making the lower trims ideal for other Motorsports. The r32 coupe and sedan were both made in a GTST rear wheel drive model perfect for drifting and quite a bit cheaper than the GT-R. With a new drift car on the mind and inspiration from Team A-BO-MOON (あ〜ぼ〜ムーン) in early 2011 Ben picked up his 1990 GTST HCR32.
When purchased the car wasn’t in the best shape it was just a rolling shell perfect for a ground up build.
When purchased, the car wasn’t in the best shape it was just a rolling shell. This was ok at the time because Ben wanted something that would allow for a build from the ground up.
Fast forward many grueling Northern Minnesota winters to the Summer of 2017. After a slew of design changes with substantial amount of research resulting in hours of garage work combined with years spent scouring over Yahoo Japan Auctions for the perfect parts, the dream had become a reality.
The result: A 1jz Single turbo R32 sedan ready to drift.
Toyota 1jz vvti
Borg Warner s257
MandrewMade T4 Twinscroll Exhaust manifold
Sard 850cc inj
Haltech Standalone ECU
MandrewMade trans adapter with Serial 9 shifter
With keeping the car “street “ as possible interior would also be a crucial part of this build as well. At first glance it would be easy to miss a lot of hidden details inside of the car. From the custom bride door cards Ben and his wife made, or the modified s-chassis kick plates. Not a single amenditity was spared heat , a/c and even a double din ready to pump out of the 90s best music videos.
Blitz 03 18×9 18×10 +22
Gramlight 57s-pro 18×9 +15 / 18x 10 -33
Stance Xr1 Coilovers
Gktech Knuckles & lca’s
With the cold Minnesota winter coming up and only some minor fixes to the car ben said he’s looking forward to a full summer of cruising and events around the Midwest. Below are some pics from through out the summer including Final Bout 3 and some city cruises!
Owenr : @dirtylove_hotdrama
Team : @dirtylove
Facebook: Ben Blizel / Dirty Love