I saw this on a local forum, and quite honestly, was a little flabbergasted. Who in the right mind would take a RB26DETT, an engine that pulls an ever rising premium hovering at around $4000, and take OFF the turbos?
Someone with a lot of access to cheap JDM parts would, somebody not in America. This Airman, of whose name seems to not be able to be found, is a local New Mexican stationed in Okinawa. Here is a little taste of his cheap drift project.
Base car is a 97 Silvia s14. Pretty plain on the exterior to be honest. It doesn’t get much better on the outside, and with all the potential, that is a huge let down. But the engine makes up for it.
Short little mod list of the engine:
R33 Engine cross member
RB25DE block (stock internals)
RB26DETT cylinder head (shaved .4mm iirc)
Delrin engine mounts (made by Josh) dropped engine 30mm
Greddy radiator w/ flex-a-lite fans
R33 auto trans cross member
S14 turbo driveshaft
Coby D12 header (modified)
OBX RB26DETT exhaust manifold flanges
RSR 2.5″ exhaust
So its not a true RB26, but it could have been, easily. Still, this airman ditched the normal route and added these babies:
Individual Throttle Bodies, or ITB’s. I think its just plain cool to be honest.
It certainly is very different.
More will come on this s14, apparently it is named “Krome.” Videos will be up shortly of the naturally aspirated drifting fun.