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Thread: S13 FSTB in a NX2K

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2011-05-23 22:43:43
This is the throttle cable bracket I had to relocate. I just had to move it to a lower location using one of the old ground spots on the intake mani.
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This is the passenger side strut tower on which I had to remove that throttle cable clip that was tack welded. It came off easy with a little dremel action. Also if you look closely in front of that nut you can see I had to notch it out just a bit to get it in there. This was on both sides. I actually used the passenger bracket as my template after I finished it. Just laid them back to back and traced
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You can see here some of the significant metal removal of the STB bracket that was done. It used to be round, lol. It's still rigid and sturdy by all means though. There is also access to the brake fluid reservior as well. It has about 2" of clearance.
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You can see here how closely (about 0.25" or more)it sits to the throttle body and TPS, but still enough clearance. When I first laid it out to see what I needed to do I thought it wouldn't work at all, but it worked out just fine.
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Here is the final shot in full view. You see how it sits nice and tight next to the lowport....almost like they grew in my NX I still got many little things to do, and this is one I've wanted to do for a while. Sometimes when money is tight you got to work with what you got, and not what you want, to get the job done. It came out clean, and functional, lol. So, I'd say this project is just another off the list. Sorry for the delay in pics guys, just another lazy monday.
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2011-05-23 23:10:46
did you try flipping it around to see if it would of just went on with out mods? looks alot like mine..
2011-05-23 23:48:39
Originally Posted by lynchfourtwenty
did you try flipping it around to see if it would of just went on with out mods? looks alot like mine..

Yeah I flipped it all different ways to get the best fit. The spacing on the strut tower bolt pattern is much larger for the S13 vs our B13s. I originally wanted to cut the front side the brackets, but the rear worked out much better for fitment, and clearance. Notice how closely I drilled the bolt holes. It was really tight, but fit nice and snug since I took my time. The brace itself is offset from center on the brackets. That made a clearance issue for going in the opposite direction. I'm pretty decent at fabbing brackets and other stuff like this. I learned alot from tinkering with random projects, and working electrical construction for a few years. I had to do some crazy stuff with that job. Many tight spaces, and weird angles. lol.
2011-05-23 23:57:55
looks like it'll work, but i would still try getting an actual one for a b13, or hell even just the end pieces that bolt to the strut tower
2011-05-24 00:06:09
^^^One day maybe? Money kinda tight right now, and this wasn't at the top of my mods list. It was free so I just made something out of it, lol. It really is much more sturdy than it may look. I test drove it last night, and handling/steering response went way up. I'm happy for now. Maybe I'll swap it out one day. Even if it does break it wouldn't actually harm anything. I'll keep an eye on it for now for any bending of the brackets.
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