Nissan Cefiro A31 in Europe????
01-18-2008, 10:43 PM
Post: #21
Nissan Cefiro A31 in Europe????
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04-17-2008, 09:13 AM
Post: #22
Nissan Cefiro A31 in Europe????
I was doing a bit of research at this site trying to find some info on a set of JDM AE86 Kouki fogs w/grill that I am selling and I stumbled across this thread...It side tracked me BIG-TIME!

The A31 Cefiro...the love of my life. I've never put as much blood, sweat and DOLLA BILLS than I did with my A31 Cefiro. I know this is an old thread with the last post being over 3 months ago...but I just HAD to get a word in, too! Other than here in Japan I had no idea that A31's were available anywhere else (with the exception of used car imports to Australia). It was nice to see these are available in other countries. I would recommend one of these cars to ANYONE looking to build a nice drift car.

This was my JCI(Japanese Vehicle Inspection)/street legal A31 Cefiro (after an A31 before it and a C33 Laurel before it) after about 3 years of work. Drifting was killing me financially and the need for a larger, more practical vehicle to accomodate a growing family led me to leave the drift scene behind (:cry). This is a revised, single-page website that I had put together to try and sell the vehicle to possible buyers in Australia (I changed it from the original 'ad' format to what it is now but it still sounds a bit like a sales pitch....).

I ended up parting the whole car out to get more money but this is what it was:


*The exterior:

*Full Aero including front bumper, side steps and rear half bumper

<IMG src="http://www.newageenglish.com/vids/SR20DETCEFIRO/fleft.jpg">

<IMG src="http://www.newageenglish.com/vids/SR20DETCEFIRO/fright.jpg">

<IMG src="http://www.newageenglish.com/vids/SR20DETCEFIRO/rright.jpg">

<IMG src="http://www.newageenglish.com/vids/SR20DETCEFIRO/rleft.jpg">

*headlights are the square type (non-projector type) with the yellow fog light diffusers taken out

*clear front bumper turn signals

*kouki (later model) chrome grill

<IMG src="http://www.newageenglish.com/vids/SR20DETCEFIRO/front.jpg">

*kouki tail lights

<IMG src="http://www.newageenglish.com/vids/SR20DETCEFIRO/rear.jpg">

*Silvia OEM option SR20DET TWIN CAM TURBO emblems on left and right fenders

<IMG src="http://www.newageenglish.com/vids/SR20DETCEFIRO/srsticker.jpg">

*KOENIG original K5S 17inch wheels

<IMG src="http://www.newageenglish.com/vids/SR20DETCEFIRO/fleftwheelturn.jpg">

The rear wheels are 9J. The tires are 235/45ZR17 Dunlop FORMULA FM901's.

<IMG src="http://www.newageenglish.com/vids/SR20DETCEFIRO/rearwheelbrakehub.jpg">

<IMG src="http://www.newageenglish.com/vids/SR20DETCEFIRO/rtire.jpg">

The front wheels are 8J. The tires are 215/45ZR17 Dunlop FORMULA FM901's.

<IMG src="http://www.newageenglish.com/vids/SR20DETCEFIRO/frontwheelbrakehub.jpg">

<IMG src="http://www.newageenglish.com/vids/SR20DETCEFIRO/ftire.jpg">

<U>Suspension:</U>

*complete S14 K's 5-lug/4pot aluminum front calliper brake swap. There are 25mm wide tread spacers on the front hubs to make room for the S14 rotars and 4pot calipers.

*HKS Hipermax D' with 32 level adjustable dampers

*HKS front and rear camber plates

*Cusco front and rear OS (oval) strut/tower bars

<IMG src="http://www.newageenglish.com/vids/SR20DETCEFIRO/surgestrut.jpg">

*GAB extra strength front stabilizer bar

<IMG src="http://www.newageenglish.com/vids/SR20DETCEFIRO/swaybar.jpg">

*aluminum upper and lower collars on rear crossmember

<IMG src="http://www.newageenglish.com/vids/SR20DETCEFIRO/alumicollar.jpg">

*Do-Luck rear floor cross bar

<IMG src="http://www.newageenglish.com/vids/SR20DETCEFIRO/reardriver.jpg">

<U>Interior:</U>

*Bride reclining race seat

*MOMO steering wheel w/quick release

<IMG src="http://www.newageenglish.com/vids/SR20DETCEFIRO/drivers.jpg">

<IMG src="http://www.newageenglish.com/vids/SR20DETCEFIRO/driversnosteer.jpg">

*S13 SR20DET Silvia tach incorporated into Cefiro cluster

<IMG src="http://www.newageenglish.com/vids/SR20DETCEFIRO/cluster.jpg">

*original (a fancy way of saying 'made by hand') fiberglass ''drivers view'' dash board gauge pod/panel holding four 60mm GReddy white face gauges each w/peak hold, warning lights and adjustable warning light adjuster knobs.

<IMG src="http://www.newageenglish.com/vids/SR20DETCEFIRO/gauges.jpg">

<IMG src="http://www.newageenglish.com/vids/SR20DETCEFIRO/gaugepod.jpg">

*The 5th gauge is a boost gauge and is housed in a GReddy gauge pod on the drivers side a-pillar.

<IMG src="http://www.newageenglish.com/vids/SR20DETCEFIRO/boostgauge.jpg">

*Control units for the gauges and the piggy back FCON-V that powers the engine are neatly tucked in the glove box

<IMG src="http://www.newageenglish.com/vids/SR20DETCEFIRO/fconvgauges.jpg">

*Trust racing belt

<IMG src="http://www.newageenglish.com/vids/SR20DETCEFIRO/rearpassanger.jpg">

<U>Engine/drivetrain:</U>

*The engine is a black top S13 SR20DET overhauled 4 months ago using all NISMO racing metals (bearings...)

*TOMEI 256° drop-in cams

*Trust rocker arm stoppers

*Trust 1.2mm metal head gasket

*NISMO 555cc Injectors

*Aftermarket surge tank with buff finish

*3mm wrapped exhaust manifold

*the turbine is a Trust T518z with 8cm exhaust housing. It was purchased at a Trust vendor at the 2003 Fuji Speedway D1 Tournament. The Trust vendor said that it was originally on a Trust show car and had less than 1,000km on it. It now has around 15,000 to 20,000km, but is still running like new...no oil leaks and no abnormal shaft play.

*chrome plated valve cover

<IMG src="http://www.newageenglish.com/vids/SR20DETCEFIRO/engineheadlight.jpg">

<IMG src="http://www.newageenglish.com/vids/SR20DETCEFIRO/engine.jpg">

<IMG src="http://www.newageenglish.com/vids/SR20DETCEFIRO/surgeinjector.jpg">

<IMG src="http://www.newageenglish.com/vids/SR20DETCEFIRO/exmanifold.jpg">

*T518z turbine:

<IMG src="http://www.newageenglish.com/vids/SR20DETCEFIRO/turbine.jpg">

*a Trust exhaust outlet pipe connects to a flex down pipe. Of course, there is a straight pipe afterwards. The straight pipe connects directly to a GP Sports exhaust.

<IMG src="http://www.newageenglish.com/vids/SR20DETCEFIRO/extension.jpg">

<IMG src="http://www.newageenglish.com/vids/SR20DETCEFIRO/muffler.jpg">

*oil filter relocator kit (GREX/GREDDY HYBRID)

<IMG src="http://www.newageenglish.com/vids/SR20DETCEFIRO/surgerelocatorsteerblock.jpg">

*GReddy Suction kit for Z32 air flow meter

*HKS metal air filter (gold)

*Z32 air flow meter

*FCONV

*GReddy turbo timer and Profec Boost Controller

*aftermarket aluminum straight cut water outlet pipe for enhanced coolant flow

*FLEX-A-LITE dual fan

*2 core radiator

*brake master cylinder stopper

*aluminum steering collar

*aluminum pulleys on the water pump and p/s pump

*NISMO low temp thermostat

*Trust GT-R front mount intercooler

*front mount oil cooler

<IMG src="http://www.newageenglish.com/vids/SR20DETCEFIRO/filter.jpg">

<IMG src="http://www.newageenglish.com/vids/SR20DETCEFIRO/filter2.jpg">

<IMG src="http://www.newageenglish.com/vids/SR20DETCEFIRO/filter3.jpg">

<IMG src="http://www.newageenglish.com/vids/SR20DETCEFIRO/timerevc.jpg">

<IMG src="http://www.newageenglish.com/vids/SR20DETCEFIRO/pulleys.jpg">

<IMG src="http://www.newageenglish.com/vids/SR20DETCEFIRO/brakestoppersteerblock.jpg">

Aftermarket coolant outlet pipe (under the distributer)

<IMG src="http://www.newageenglish.com/vids/SR20DETCEFIRO/wateroutlet.jpg">

<IMG src="http://www.newageenglish.com/vids/SR20DETCEFIRO/intercoolercore2.jpg">

<IMG src="http://www.newageenglish.com/vids/SR20DETCEFIRO/intercoolercore.jpg">

<IMG src="http://www.newageenglish.com/vids/SR20DETCEFIRO/oicoolercore.jpg">

<IMG src="http://www.newageenglish.com/vids/SR20DETCEFIRO/oilblock.jpg">

*the a/c works great! The compressor and aac valve are turned on with a toggle switch next to the electric trunk opener. The compressor, condensor and evaporator are ALL S14 SR20DET components.

<IMG src="http://www.newageenglish.com/vids/SR20DETCEFIRO/acswitch.jpg">

*NISMO 2WAY Diff

*Trust oil pan

*R32 GT-R fuel pump

*Trust #8 Platinum plugs

*URAS extra strength engine and transmission mounts

*NISMO extra strength clutch pedal

*OS Giken Twin Plate Clutch w/dampers **the clutch was overhauled along with the engine, so it is in perfect condition, also!!**

*URAS engine mounts

<IMG src="http://www.newageenglish.com/vids/SR20DETCEFIRO/engineuras1.jpg">

<IMG src="http://www.newageenglish.com/vids/SR20DETCEFIRO/engineuras2.jpg">

*URAS mission mounts... the fabricated metal mission mount/brace is also JCI/street legal.

<IMG src="http://www.newageenglish.com/vids/SR20DETCEFIRO/missionuras.jpg">

Before the surge tank was added, the car was dyno tested and tuned. It put out 360 horsepower with 45kg/m of torque.

<IMG src="http://www.newageenglish.com/vids/SR20DETCEFIRO/dynotest.jpg">

<IMG src="http://www.newageenglish.com/vids/SR20DETCEFIRO/36045.jpg">

Here is registration showing that it is a JCI/street legal swap here in Japan. For those of you that do not know, E-A31 (inside of the far left yellow circle) is the chassis code for the Cefiro. The Kanji character following the A31 chassis code number reads ''KAI'' which means modify/modified. It is modified with the SR20(DET) engine (inside of the far right circle):

<IMG src="http://www.newageenglish.com/vids/SR20DETCEFIRO/title.jpg">
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04-30-2008, 10:43 AM
Post: #23
Nissan Cefiro A31 in Europe????
wow, just been reading all the questions about the a31 cefiros. Im amazed that they were called laurels in europe as i have owned an s13 Nissan silvia, a c33 Nissan Laurel and now a Nissan a31 Cefiro.

With regards for parts, both the nissan laurel c33 and a31 cefiro are identical apart from the obviour body shape. I myself have used laurel parts on my cefiro. Also when it comes to parts such as suspention, the cefiro and larels will inter-change like lego along also with the s13 silvia and possibly the s14 and s15 non turbo models which makes parts easyer to get. With parts such as brakes, you can get these from a non turbo r32 skyline unless you want to upgrade your braking in which case you can easily changed the brake rotors and calipers.

In New Zealand the a31 cefiro is very sort after and is common within out New Zealand D1 drift Grand Prix rounds were they run an rb26dett engine ( skyline gtr engine)or a hybrid rb30det engine (custom rb26dett engine made to be 3ltr with massive single turbo)

I myself have a Nissan cefiro with custom paint, 17' wheels, Fully adjustable drift spec suspention along with adjustable camper and damper, 5 speed manuel conversion, custom speedometer callobration box, 5' exhaust, modified interiour, new tyres, light engine upgrades and a few more other things.

In New Zealand and im sure other countries these modification parts are easy to get a hold of.

Some tips if you would like to modify your own Cefiro and cannot get a hold of cefiro parts, it is possible to get adjustable suspention for a sivia of any year which will fit easily into the cefiro. Also skyline brakes and interiour seats will bolt in without any custom work. It is also easy to mould the r32 skyline model 4 door bodykits to fit the a31 cefiro.

Hope this helps any one in Europe wanting to built a modified Cefiro!!! any more questions or help just ask and im happy to help out!!!

Here are a few pics of my a31 cefiro. Still have a few mods i would like to make tho.

Enjoy!!!


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06-14-2008, 06:59 AM
Post: #24
Nissan Cefiro A31 in Europe????
I'm almost finished with my car and you can check it here, http://www.cardomain.com/ride/2439676


I will still be adding more things but basically, I've covered the engine and performce issues. Thumbs up!

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06-14-2008, 12:59 PM
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Nissan Cefiro A31 in Europe????
Nice! Thumbs up!

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