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Nate Spinks: 1997 Nissan Silvia

Nate Spinks has a long history in the autmotive scene, with experience in everything from karting for the Canadian national championship to a posititon as a crew chief for a NASCAR truck series team. Having built multiple cars previously, including a Scion FR-S which was lost in a flood, he was ready for the next big thing. He flew to Regina to buy a 1997 Nissan Silvia, and drove it 32 hours all the way home. Since then he has been building and drifting his S14 whenever he can.

Owner: Nate Spinks
Location: New Hamburg, ON
Vehicle: 1997 Nissan Silvia
Horsepower: 400 (estimated)

SOCIAL
Facebook: Nate Spinks
Instagram: @rb_nate

Photography by Mark Hildebrandt.

Nate Spinks 1997 Nissan Silvia TBGLIVE1

ENGINE & PERFORMANCE

  • Nissan RB20DET engine swap
  • Tial 44mm external waste gate
  • Garrett GT3017R turbo
  • ISR intercooler with custom piping
  • Front facing intake
  • Steel braided turbo lines
  • ISR rad and rad fans
  • Chase bays power steering kit
  • Wiring Specialties pro RB20 harness
  • Nissan 300zx fuel filter
  • Walbro 255 fuel pump w/ 12V relay mod
  • Fuse box relocate and wire tuck

Nate Spinks 1997 Nissan Silvia TBGLIVE2

EXHAUST

  • ISR 3-inch turbo-back exhaust

PERFORMANCE ELECTRONICS

  • AEM Infinity ECU

DRIVETRAIN

  • RB20 transmission
  • S14 welded differential
  • Power by Max solid bushings

Nate Spinks 1997 Nissan Silvia TBGLIVE9

WHEELS & TIRES

  • Work Meister wheels - 17x9 (f), 18x10 (r)

BRAKES

  • Project Mu brake pads
  • Project Mu rotors

CHASSIS & SUSPENSION

  • Power By Max coilovers
  • Extended front control arms
  • Maxima inner tie rods
  • S14 240sx outer tie rods
  • Painted rear subframe
  • Power By Max solid differential bushings
  • Power By Max solid subframe bushings
  • Adjustable toe arms
  • Front and rear sway bars
  • Front strut bar

Nate Spinks 1997 Nissan Silvia TBGLIVE3

EXTERIOR

  • Origin Lab Aggressive aero kit
  • Origin Lab 50mm rear over-fenders
  • Origin Lab Type 3 hood
  • Carbon fiber roof spoiler
  • USDM trunk
  • JDM Kouki grille

LIGHTING

  • D-Max tail lights
  • Clear front turn signals
  • LED headlights

Nate Spinks 1997 Nissan Silvia TBGLIVE7

INTERIOR

  • NRG Ryan Litteral steering wheel
  • Bride shift boot
  • Mishimoto Ryan Tuerck shift knob
  • Defi gauges (intake manifold, oil temp, water temp)
  • GReddy 2-bar boost gauge
  • Fire extinguisher

AUDIO & MOBILE ELECTRONICS

  • Double-DIN touchscreen head unit

FAVORITE MODIFICATION

"RB20DET swap with the wire tuck and external wastegate. Fire power and sounds. It makes the best noises it makes great power and the hood exit flames are mint!"

Nate Spinks 1997 Nissan Silvia TBGLIVE5

FUTURE MODIFICATIONS

  • VS-VKs
  • 326 Power wheels
  • Bride seat

SPONSORS

  • Boosted Vinyl
  • Tandem or Die Drift Team

SHOPS/MECHANICS

  • Togue Tuning
  • Xiii Motorsports
  • Too Fast Inc

Nate Spinks 1997 Nissan Silvia TBGLIVE10