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Jaxxy's S15 JAK020

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Hey guys,


This is my 2001 Spec R s15. I bought it just a week ago and some of you may recognize it as GOGETR (606etr) however the previous owner had to sell up to buy a house. I'm completely stoked with this car as its something I've dreamed of owning ever since I first saw them more than 10 years ago. Only problem is currently I'm on my open license but only auto class so I can only drive it with horrible L plates on the car and with a fully licensed person with me which sucks. Anyway onto the car;



Full respray done about 2 months ago in stock blue colour, paint is immaculate but hasn't been buffed yet so once that's done it will look even better,

Ebay spec front rubber lip.

Rear Pods

Stock wing (is it the spec R wing?)

LED Taillights


DC2 Lip

Stock S15 Foglights.


Rims, Tyres, Suspension and Brakes

Work XD9s 18x9in all round.

Federal 595 225s on front, some unknown brand 235s on the rear.

Tein Flex coilovers (I think will have to actually check what model)

Camber Arms (again don't know the brand, they are red, anyone keen to shed some light?)

Front and rear strut braces

GTR Front discs & larger rear discs with A1RM pads.

HEL Braided Lines.




Power Spirit front mount intercooler

GTX3071 on High Mount Kelway Manifold.

Turbosmart 38mm gate.

Greddy Profec OLED boost controller.

Apexi Power FC D-Jetro



340hp @ 18psi.



Sparco Sprint V bucket seats.

Apexi Boost Gauge.

JVC Head unit

Turbo Timer


I think that's everything, now onto some pics. Sorry they're all phone pics so some are pretty crappy.


This was it last Monday when I went to look at it, put the deposit down there and picked it up Tuesday night.







Having its first bath





Then it was time to start making it my own, starting off with small stuff, such as blue brakes, adds 20hp :P I was hoping the blue would be a darker shade but still think they look good.




Next up the tail lights were changed over to LED units and JAK020 number plates added, aswell as an angry bird drift toy.








Coming up next are drift pipes which are coming in the mail along with a defi boost gauge and blue wheel nuts.


I have big plans for this car, exterior wise its almost as I want it except I plan to put a DMAX wing and roof spoiler on and get rid of those butt ugly reflectors on the rear bar, engine wise I want to go all out with a GT28RS and all supporting mods, and with the interior I'm planning on some better quality and lower bucket seats and a bit of other stuff here and there.


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Nice bro, she looks clean.

What's the go with the auto lisence? Can't u just sit it again to get ya manual?

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Yeah all i need to do is just resit the test, there's usually quite a wait though as its usually booked out for a few weeks in advance.

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Thought I'd post an update as a fair bit has happened with the S15 since I started this topic, I'll try to keep it in chronological order but may get mixed up.


Not too long after I got the car I was rewarded by Queenslands finest with a pretty yellow sticker on my windscreen, full story can be read here but I'm not going to fill up this topic with the novel about it.


Anyway after 3 months of sitting around being undriven it finally went off to the DOT, considerably more mild than it originally was.



Thankfully the boys at the DOT seemed like a friendly bunch so I was cleared and off I went - straight back home to put the wheels back on and drop it :teehee: I don't think I learned anything.


Next thing was to get rid of those god awful Drift Blade seats that caused me all those issues in the first place, so out they went and in went these gorgeous babies. :wub:



It was also around this time I finally got my manual license (I messed around a lot - the car was undriveable for a long time due to the defect and me being too poor to pay rego so I wasn't in a rush).

Not much happened to it for a while after that, I enjoyed it how it was until I decided to take it for a flog on a happy laps at QR. I was going flat out down the straight when I look in the rear view and I see a cloud of smoke billowing out of the rear of the car. Thinking the worst I quickly pull into the pits and the car proceeds to dump all its fresh oil on the pit ground.


We determined it was just the oil return hose had ruptured *phew*. We managed to replace it there and there in the carpark of QR so I didn't have to have it towed home.


It also became apparent that day the brakes needed an overhaul, the discs were warped as all hell and vibrating like your mummas favorite electronic companion.

So I replaced the lines with braided HEL lines, put some fresh QFM A1RM pads and some upgraded GTR discs with an dogbone adapter.


The car stops much better now but I'm not too keen on the upgraded discs - quality seems to be lacking, Further down the track I plan to upgrade to GTST brakes with RDA rotors, but this has been good enough for now.


Next I started looking into making the car go faster, I was planning on getting a GTX3071r high mount set up so I spent a considerable amount of time researching and um'ing and ah'ing about whether its the set up that suits me. During this time my mate with another s15 blew his motor. We found someone selling a fully built engine with a full GTX3071r high mount set up including a Kelway manifold, Turbosmart gate and complete dump pipe. We decided to go splitsies on the engine so we both drove down to Port Macquarie where it was located and came home considerably poorer but both with exactly what we needed - Him with a fully built engine and me with a already done turbo set up. (If I could have afforded it I would have kept it all for myself but he needed the block more than me anyway).



I then proceeded to begin the long and frustrating task of installing the turbo set up. Due to my lack of experience and funds it took a looooong time but I eventually got it there.





During the build I kept changing how I was going to have it done too, I was originally going to go for the simple nistune set up however thought It might not do the set up justice so I decided on a Power FC D-jetro (also so I could piss of that ugly AFM). I also painted the rocker cover in wrinkle black.


Once the build was complete it was off to GT Auto garage for a tune. It came out at ~340Hp at 18psi. Considering the engine hasn't been opened (not even cams) I was quite happy with the result. Love the top end power it has now and it doesn't feel too different low down from the stock turbo.


Thats about where it sits now. My end goal is to be able to have a decent track car so further plans are better brakes, get a set of semi slicks and eventually and inevitably the engine is going to have to be opened up and rebuilt as I dont expect it to last forever with a turbo set up like that.

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great results man, im thinking of getting the same turbo as you. have u got any vids of you giving it some? wanna hear it purr

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Nice ride the Work wheels really set it off can you post up a video of the turbo from 2500rpm up

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