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Posts in the Project Street S14 category

Also known as how to improve your drifting from your desk chair. Seat time is expensive, every time you’re at the track it costs money to drift. Tires, Fuel, Wear on the car, Track fees, and the time spent in transport to/from the track. It’s usually the culmination of several days of preparation to drive – mounting fresh tires, checking over your drift car, and planning the trip to the track. All that being said, an inexpensive way to make the most of the drift days is to review your driving at home after a track day. You can study your runs, notice things you would like to improve upon and things you might already be doing well. Making an actual list or mental notes of techniques or corrections to your existing habits.

In the Drifting and Crashing at Adams Motorsport Park video – I made a list of techniques I wanted to try the next time I drifted:

1. Snappy Entries – Feint/Weight Transfer
2. Earlier Entries – extending with the handbrake
3. Clutch Kick Transitions
4. Keeping Revs up while clutching in

It was cool to do earlier entries and clutch kick transitions – while the other two techniques I still need more practice and focus to implement them into my driving. Thanks for watching this episode!

As s14’s start to reach 19-23 years old (1995-1998) the odds of them having leaky hoses and worn lines increases. Luckily, ISR Performance created a power steering kit to replace all the rubber steering hoses with stainless steel lines. Also replacing the hose clamp connections with AN compression fittings. On the Project Street s14, the reservoir feed line to the power steering pump was leaking. Because it joined the plastic reservoir with the metal pump it was a rubber line with hose clamps on both sides. Once the reservoir side plastic was weak, the hose clamp wasn’t doing much to stop the flow of leaking power steering fluid.

Another area that needed addressing on Project Street s14’s steering were the steering rack hard lines. Which got pinched by the transmission bell housing the last time I pulled the KA24DE engine. ISR also makes a set of replacement stainless steel rack steering lines – which are made from braided hose and won’t dent or crimp like the stock hard lines.

We get to see the Adams Motorsport Park day from Hert’s perspective as the 5th episode of UnProfessionals UnSeasoned shows the drifting from that day! Julian Jacobs (Animal Style), Hert, and Keep Drifting Fun’s Will Roegge get some serious seat time on the karting track. Be sure to watch the other episodes of this mini season.

Will installs a Recaro Pole Position bucket seat into Project Street s14. The stock Nissan 240sx seats don’t provide much lateral support while drifting. Luckily Will was able to steal one out of the black s14 240sx and put it into Street Project s14. The seat install is super easy and one of the best support/tangible upgrades you can do in a drift car. Let us know what we should upgrade or modify next!

This week Will removes his leaking s14 sunroof and replaces it with an Aluminum LRB Speed Delete Panel. The old sunroof wasn’t working with the Project Street s14 switching to more drift duty – especially with the limited headroom it creates. Will had tried to repair it in the past with some epoxy and a new seal – but that didn’t hold together because of cracks in the fiberglass retainer. So it was time to look for an alternative. The cheapest and best option looked to be the LRB Speed Sunroof Delete Panel. It was easy to install and made in the USA. Check out the video for the process.