THE FIRST THING WE ALL WANT TO DO WHEN WE BUY A NEW CAR IS START SWITCHING PARTS, SO WE TAKE A LOOK AT A FEW OF THE MOST POPULAR UPGRADES AND TALKED TO THOSE WHO KNOW THEM BEST
Congratulations! You’ve just dropped a few stacks on some precious tin that falls within the Silvia lineage. All your street-sharking and tyre-frying dreams are about to come true, but, before that happens, we all know that there are more than a handful of parts that you’ll want to switch for upgraded examples.
Luckily, Silvias remain one of the most popular modified imports of all time — with local reserves growing ever more elusive as people buy them up, and prices continuing to rocket. Thanks to that popularity, aftermarket support for anything post S13 is massive — as in, ridiculously massive. Start shouting the names of your favourite Japanese tuning houses or local brands, and you’ll no doubt have hit the mark with damn near all of them as sellers of some form of Silvia component. This makes for a hotbed of awesome when it comes to actually building your own example, with a plethora of proven parts readily accessible by way of a few clicks on the internet.
But where do you start? There’s a whole lot of stuff that can be upgraded and even more options floating around. Everyone has their own thoughts and opinions, and will tell you what they like best. To get you all that juicy inside information, we put in the hard work spinning indepth yarns with industry leaders and have boiled it down to a few key things that you need to know.