Kate Burrows has always loved the Series 2 S14s; in fact it was her dream car. So she bought herself this 1998 Series 2 S14 200sx and set out to make into a clean daily driven drift car.


The car is powered by a Black Top SR20DET with VCT. The engine gets a bit of extra power from a pod filter, 440cc injectors, T28 ball bearing turbo, Turbosmart 2 stage boost controller and a custom stainless steel exhaust. The exhaust is made up of cast turbo manifold, 3 inch stainless steel pipes, hi-flow cats with twin 3 inch A spec blast pipes with burnt tips.


To deal with the pressures of drifting, Kate has upgraded the driveline and included an Exedy Heavy Duty clutch, Exedy performance pressure plate and Nismo lightened flywheel. She’s also upgraded the diff to a 4:1 Viscous LSD. The standard brake pads weren’t quite up to scratch so Kate has upgraded to Bendix Sports all round.


The suspension has had a fair chunk of work done to it as well. Section RMA 8 dampers front and rear, 10kg springs up front and 12kg springs in the rear and Whiteline front strut brace make things a little easier for Kate to control the S14 on track. The wheels are none other than Work VS MX measuring 17×8.5 -11 up front and 17×9.5 +15 on the rear wrapped in Federal 595 235/45/17s.


To fit the wheels Kate has had the front guards rolled and the rears pulled. A more aggressive look is achieved using a Trial front bar and side skirts and ADM rear bar with pods. HID head lights make things easier to see on night time track adventures.


The interior is mostly stock with an Autometer Boost Gauge, Turbosmart 2 Stage Boost Controller and Greddy Turbo Timer being the only additions. A Kenwood CD/MP3 head unit and Fusion Amplifier help keep Kate entertained during her daily uses of the car. Pink dash lights and a Hello Kitty gear knob give it the feminine touch.


Kate’s only owned the car for six months so there’s still a bit she wants to get done. She is hoping to upgrade to a bigger turbo with an external gate and screamer pipe, add Cams and a few other power goodies, fresh paint and roof wing and a roll cage. #bangin