Nissan 240sx Engine

The Nissan 240sx was the iconic rear-wheel-drive sports car that brought international awareness to the modding and drifting scene. This was because of it’s incredible handling and sufficient stock power at a low cost. These cars are still owned and modded by many 25 years later and Joe Bocci happens to be one of them. But this specific 240sx S13 Hatchback is a special one, and that’s why it earned a spot on our featured list!

Joe started this project when he was 17 years old in his mom’s garage. “I quickly realized what I thought I knew was no where near what I needed to know to complete this project.” Like most of us when we start out, he had to learn by experience. But unlike most teenagers who are purely interested in appearance and bolt-on mods, Joe wanted to take it to the next level. He wanted to do an engine swap.

Joe started his research on various engines that would give his 240 a giant boost in power. “I started looking at engines. 2JZ’s, RB’s, V8’s, etc. and quickly became fascinated with the RB25.” Nissan created the RB25DET as a twin-cam turbo engine designed to push 250 horsepower with ease. The RB25 swap is a pretty popular swap with S13’s and they’re known for having a ferociously aggressive sound. But Joe, as many 240sx owners, also likes to make skids on the pavement from time to time.

After he swapped the engine, then came the intake manifold, exhaust manifold, clutch, mounts, suspensions components, etc. The list goes on and on. This 240 ain’t no joke folks! The car made 454whp and 400tq at 20 lbs of boost at the dyno. He wanted to keep it as street-able and reliable as he could while still producing a beast on the tracks. And what a beast this thing is!

This level of craftsmanship and motivation to complete something incredible is exactly why we love the car community. It’s not just the owners of the cars but the people that surround them that also makes the difference. Joe would like to thank his girlfriend Hannah for pushing him to get the car done. John for the wiring and fabrication. Tyler for helping him out every night until the car was finished and “Dave and Gaz for everything you’ve helped me with along the way!” And finally his parents for dealing with the late night roar of his engine!

and now come the amazing build list that leaves me extremely jealous…

RB25DET Series 2
GReddy intake manifold
Q45 throttle body
CX racing intercooler with custom piping
Tial Q BOV
Halmann manual boost controller
GReddy oil cooler/relocation kit
AEM Methanol kit with 1 gallon tank
GReddy fuel rail
750cc Deutchwerk injectors
Aeromotive FPR with custom lines
Bosch 044 external fuel pump
Harwood 10 gallon fuel cell
Ls1 coil pack upgrade w/ custom polished coil pack cover
NGK BK6RE 1 step colder spark plugs
GReddy timing belt
N1 waterpump
Holset HX40 turbo w/ billet wheel and .84 T4 hotside
Raw Brokerage billet twin scroll top mount manifold
Dual Tial 44mm external wastegates
Custom dump pipes
Custom V-Band downpipe
ISIS 4″ blast pipes
Megan Racing test pipe
McKinney Motorsports polyurethane motor mounts
Custom engine ground kit
Battery relocated to the rear
Koyo radiator
Roose Motorsport radiator hoses
Dual Flex-A-Lite fans w/ temperature controller
Custom power steering lines w/ fittings from

1 piece McKinney Motorsports driveshaft
McKinney Motorsports polyurethane transmission mount
Competition Clutch w/ lightweight flywheel
Infiniti J30 vlsd w/ s13 cover

D2 36 way adjustable coilovers
Wicked tuning fully adjustable rear suspension arms
Circuit Sports adjustable front tie rod ends
Sikky 32mm adjustable front sway bar
Megan Racing 22mm rear sway bar
SPL solid subframe bushings
Megan Racing front and rear strut bars
Megan Racing rear lower subframe brace
Dang Drifters modified knuckles
S14 5 lug front conversion w/ extended studs
300zx rear 5 lug conversion with 300zx knuckles

300zx brake booster and 1 1/16th master cylinder
300zx dual pot fronts w/ speed bleeders
300zx dual rear calipers w/ speed bleeders
George’s dual caliper bracket
ASD hydro ebrake with custom lines and Wilwood master cylinder
Stainless Steel braided brake lines all around
Hawk HPS pads

18×9.75 Bronze MB Battles
18×9.75 XXR 527 Black/Gold
18×8.5 350z powder coated Laguna Blue
225/40/18 F 245/40/18 R
Orange VMS open ended lug nuts
Muteki SR48 lug nuts
Fatlace dice valve stem caps

Drift Monkey/Driven steering wheel
NRG quick release and slim hub
AEM UEGO wideband A/F gauge
AEM oil temp gauge
Autometer Boost, Water Temp, Oil Pressure, Volts
NRG Harness bar
4 point MOMO harnesses
OEM 180sx seats
Parts Shop Max weighted height adjustable shift knob
Custom speedometer cluster w/ Infiniti j30 speedometer, tachometer and AEM methanol warning light

Andy’s Autosport front and rear bumpers
Andy’s Autosport side skirts
Custom 1″ hood risers
Billet Pro Shop quick release bumper fasteners
180sx tail lights
H4 headlight housings with 6000k hids
Sleepy eye mod
Rolled/pulled fenders and quarters
F-Bomb decals done by Precision Vinyl Works

454 whp / 400 tq 20lbs of boost

Sponsored by OneNine Motorworks in Milford, CT

Tuned by Dave from Dave’s Tuning Alternatives in Waterbury, CT

Fabrication done by Gaz from High Output Auto in Prospect, CT

Suspension dialed in by Jack from EFI Logics in Bethel, CT

Powder coating done by Matt from Pillage Fabrication in Waterbury, CT