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Pearl: Humble Beginnings

“PEARL” – 1999 JDM Silvia SPEC R S15 200SX

S15 200sx at the dealer
The day I bought her at the dealer.

Pearl has seen minimal modifications since my acquisition early 2012, many of the mods listed here fortunately came with the car. Goodbye to the subjective 3 spoke Stern wheels (each to their own) and Vertex eyelids… and hello to more power and style!

There is plenty more to come, this is just the beginning…

Pearl to the rescue! Hang on that doesn't start with S...
Pearl to the rescue! Hang on that doesn’t start with an S…


  • Stock SR20DET Black top with VCT
  • Spitfire Coil Packs (recently discovered in April 2013)


  • Blitz SUS Pod filter
  • Custom Alloy intake pipe
  • Hi Octane Enclosed Air Box
  • GKTech 3” Stainless Steel Dump Pipe
  • Venom 3″ Hi Flow Metal Cat
  • Removed BOV
  • Unknown 3” Japanese Front Pipe
  • Unknown 3” Japanese Cat back (JASMA Approved)


  • HKS Hipermax D series III coilovers
  • Cusco OS Front Strut Brace
  • DBA Club Spec vented front rotors
  • QRM A1RM Front and Rear brake pads


  • Stock 6 speed manual
  • Unknown 1.5 or 2 way Mechanical Diff (yet to check)


  • Advan AVS Type 5 Twin Spoke rims (Track)
  • Front – 17” x 8 +30 235/45/17 Falken Azenis RT615
  • Rear – 17” x 9 +40 255/40/17 Falken Azenis RT615
  • Volk GTC rims
  • Front – 18″ x 8 + 18 225/40/18 Federal 595 RSR
  • Rear – 18″ x 9 + 19 235/40/18 Federal 595 RSR
Rocking on Advan AVS 5's
Rocking on Advan AVS 5’s


  • Defi BF series Oil Pressure/Water Temp/Oil temp gauges with Defi Control Unit
  • Blitz D-SBC Boost Controller
  • Razo Gear Knob
  • Recaro SR3 Driver seat
  • HKS Turbo Timer
Got gauges?
Got gauges?


  • Trust/Gracer Front Lip
  • Vertex Lang Red headlights
  • Factory Spec R side skirts and rear pods
  • Unknown boot lip spoiler
  • Awesome ‘SR20DET inside’ and weird Japanese sticker



  • Sony xplod unit
  • Supercheap Auto Speakers

In the pipeline!

  • GKTech 3” Stainless Steel Dump Pipe  done here
  • Custom alloy intake pipe done here
  • Defi BF Boost Gauge in A-Pillar done
  • AEM 02 Wideband gauge done
  • New Wheels (suspense) and tyres done here
  • Front Whiteline 27mm adjustable swaybar
  • Rear Whiteline 24mm adjustable swaybar
  • Venom 3″ Hi Flow Metal Cat done here
  • Front and rear QFM A1RM brake pads + Penrite brake fluid done
  • Z32 AFM
  • Nistune ECU
Much better now... Pearl's no longer embarrassed to be in public.
Much better now… Pearl’s no longer embarrassed to be in public.

About Flop

Open minded car enthusiast who appreciates most things on four wheels although JDM is where his heart lies. Wannabe racecar driver but having trouble fitting into his bucket seat since he's also a dedicated gym goer.

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