Wednesday, May 9, 2012


Having previously owned a Nissan Stagea, I know all too well the balance between the functionality, luxury and the inner sports car these wagon's possess. Ranging from the black leather, suede door trims, enough boot space to move house with ease, but also having a NeoRB25, Triptonic transmission and AWD Altessa system.

This particular example has been upgraded in the more subtle of ways. Upgraded Shift Kit, running adjustable control arms most drift cars would have changed, sway bars and Tein coilovers.

There was a few little changes that set this Stagea apart from so many others, the eye lids, the non-turbo grille and front lip, also having HID's squeezed into every light psychically possible.

Under the bonnet hasn't been left untouched either, GReddy FMIC, 3" turbo back exhaust, Nistune'd ECU, Copper twin core radiator and a massive trans cooler.
Soon after purchase, the brakes were due for a change, but due to a lack of support back then, R34 GTT Calipers, Rotors and Pads were a good replacement and upgrade all round.
After several wheel changes, as pictured, the Stagea ended up squatting on Work Emotion 11Rs, measuring 18x9.5 all round, retaining its class and sports edge.
The car was only tunned once, unfortunately it was a mid summers day and prior to the upgraded FMIC, due to a massive case of heat soak, the car managed to make 226awhp @ 12psi. It was then decided the SMIC was in need of the bin and a front mount take its place, then round 2 could take place.

Big thank you to Benny at for all the hard work.

Thanks, Streetkarnage.