Chuki vs Kouki

No longer googly-eyed over the kouki front bumper conversions (lies), I’ve come to fully embrace the Chuki aka sharknose bumper because honestly, priorities lol. Seriously though, I don’t see many, if any, clean stockish in appearance 240’s in my area. So of course I search google images which always takes me to Zilvia for the thousandth time looking to NOT jump on the bandwagon and perform the facelift. The photo that gets me to reconsider and finally pull the trigger on getting that Xenon lip is posted below, but the facelift is going to happen, just not this year.

Credits:     Instagram: camryonbronze

I say the Xenon lip because for the longest time I’ve been debating between it and the East Bear style lip and the Xenon won because it appears to be less aggressive and because it looks better with my paint choice. Against a black car and some other color choices they both work.

Enjoying The Transition

I’m just getting started with this car and the last thing I’m trying to do is rush it. I actually enjoy the process of figuring out what to do when I can’t just click and buy a solution. Out of stock/production and or simply being “car parts poor” will either push you to give up or get creative. I’ve seen all the variations of this car and yet I have no idea what the end result will be, but I am going to take my time and enjoy the journey. I’m currently following Yuma Saito: wolfpackyuma on instagram and this is someone who is enjoying the process. His 240SX has transitioned through all the stock bumpers, as well as stock tail lights to custom clear to kouki tail lights.

I’ve even pondered getting a pignose bumper, but I think I’m going to stick with what I have for now and promote #teamchuki til I get bored of the look and then, who knows.

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I Need Some Stockish Eye Candy

If you’re like me and tired of revisiting the same old threads looking for some inspiration, here are few instagram profiles I’ve come across that maybe worth checking out. If anyone knows of any new builds please send a DM or drop a username/link in the comments, I need more s13’s/builds in my feed. Thanks.


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6 replies
  1. camryonbronze
    camryonbronze says:

    Thanks for the mention sir!

    Something about completely stock body looks amazing to me these days. I almost went back to the Chuki front with Xenon lip when I sold my Hot Road aero a while back purely because it is so rare to see it done and executed cleanly these days. I could definitely get into it!

    You could always do that for now and then slowly collect the kouki 180SX aero over time- would be fun to end up with both in really nice shape at the end of the day. I am sure whatever you do will be awesome!


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