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JIM TURNER

Nickname: Jimi T
Age: 30
Hometown: NSW
Make: Nissan
Model: 180SX
Year: 1995
Engine: RB25DET 
Engine CC: 2500 
Power: 340kw (455hp)

PREVIOUS RESULTS

2009 Super Drift, Oran Park 2nd 
Tectaloy International Drift Challenge at Sydney Motorsport Park finished inside Top 16
2014 Stadium Drift Repco ProTour at Wakefield Park 7th 
2015 Hi-Tec Oils Drift All Stars Round 1 3rd 
2015 Hi-Tec Oils Drift All Stars Round 2 11th 

BIOGRAPHY

After spectating at an Initial Drift club day at Oran Park in 2008, Jimi left with the ambition to drive a drift car himself. A passionate motocross racer at the time, the sport of drifting was unlike anything he had ever seen. Not more than one month later, Project D Drift School had a new student. A few months after that, Jimi acquired a Nissan Silvia S13 shell, in need of much attention. A motorcycle technician by trade, Jimi put his mechanical skills to work and built his first drift car – a car that would see him reach podium success in his first ever competition. 

Fast forward six years, and Jimi has amassed an extensive and impressive drifting resume. He has competed in Australia’s national series, ADGP, as well as being selected for the Tectaloy International Drift Challenge. Well regarded among his peers and colleagues, Jimi’s consistency and has seen him invited to drive in many exhibitions including Powercruise, Jamboree, and the Mighty Car Mods Nationals. Rounding it out, Jimi is the leading instructor and driver at the very school that he started at, now known as Drift School Australia.

ENGINE MODIFICATIONS

Haltech ECU
Gready Inlet plenum with 100mm throttle body
Custom intercooler piping
Top feed fuel rail with 1200cc injectors
Aftermarket Fuel Pressure Reg
Customized Fuel lines, 3 Bosh 044 fuel pumps with 40 litre fuel cell
Customized cooling system

DRIVELINE MODIFICATIONS

Exedy Clutch RB25 Gearbox

Custom one-piece tail shaft

Nissan R32 GTR differential Nissan R32 GTR drive shafts

Upgraded braking system adapted from a Nissan R34 Skyline

WHEEL AND TYRE COMBINATION

Wheels

Advanti Racing Wheels

Tyres

Achilles 123

EXTERNAL BODY MODIFICATIONS

Strawberry Face 180 widebody kit

SUSPENSION MODIFICATIONS

HSD HR Coilovers

GK Tech adjustable suspension arms throughout

GK Tech drop knuckles

GK Tech solid subframe bushes

CHASSIS MODIFICATIONS

Comprehensive welded-in roll cage with double side intrusion bars

Tubbed front wheel arches

Custom mounted Fuel Cell