As an increase in horsepower could cause severe drivetrain wear (and possible breakage) after a few miles of hard street use, the 510's rear end was addressed. A new one was installed that's incorporated by Fuji Heavy Industries, the same company that manufactures automobiles and components for the Subaru.

The differentials are known as R-160 units because the 160mm diameter ring-and-pinion came in several ratios on the 510. The R-160 is available in many vehicles such as the Subaru Legacy. Not only is it considered bulletproof by many high-performance 510 owners, it's also an inexpensive and logical solution for upgrading the stock rear end.

Dropping horsepower on the rear wheels is a six-speed transmission from an S15 complete with reverse lockout. Rolling stock consists of 18x7.5 and 18x8 Racing Hart C4 wheels combined with Yokohama Paradas 215/35-18 in the front and 225/35-18 in the rear.

Interior amenities include a Sparco steering wheel utilizing a RAPFIX quick release for easy access in and out of the Recaro DC5 bucket seats. A four-point roll cage firms the chassis, while a set of front and rear TSR cross members are included in the mix.

With old-school cars making a comeback in the import performance world, it's no surprise these once economically priced $2,000 cars are presently selling for more than three times their original retail value.

Shiraiwa and Lozano have a special place in their hearts for the Datsun 510 as they constantly strive to upgrade their old-school cars with new-school technology.

Countless hours of fabrication and tuning were spent on each of their rides; they'd like to thank Phil Lee, Gary Nishimura of Nish Designs, Mike Jurado of Superior Nissan, Kevin Hengl of KRG Designs, Lucky Dodge of Hose Techniques, Obed Riviera, and Shari Kuruma-Sheridan, and of course each other as 510 owners for the inspiration.

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Sparco Auto Meter
667 West 100 North
Box 717
Ephraim
UT  84627
435-283-4142
Toda Racing KRG Designs
Superior Nissan Wheel Choice
(Shiraiwa's GT-P Volks)
GReddy Performance Products
9 Vanderbilt
Irvine
CA  92618
Hose techniques
1603 Border Ave.
Torrance
CA  90501
DAZZ Motorsports (Lozano's Racing Hart C4) Pro Audio
20930 Normandie Ave.
Torrance
CA  90502
Dept. THP
HKS USA
13401 S. Main St.
Los Angeles
CA  90061
3-10/-763-9600
www.hksusa.com
Recaro Seats
TSR Fabrication Jim Wolf Technology
Yokohama Tires
601 S. Acacia Ave.
Fullerton
CA  92631-5106
Nish Designs