The Pulsar

Well this page is dedicated to my car. Since I post up about my car now and then I thought I’d let people know about my car if they are knowledge about cars at all. The following is the basic specs of the car.

Model SSSN15 Series 2
Price Range AUS$ 32,515 (’96)-> $ 24,990 (’98)
Engine Transverse, front mounted
Type SR20DE in-line 4cyl, all alloy, DOHC
Valves 4 valves per cyl, (Sodium filled)
Bore X Stroke 88 X 86 mm
Displacement 1998cc
Compression Ratio 9:5:1
Fuel System Electronic Fuel Injection
Power 105 kW @ 6400 rpm
Torque 178 Nm @ 4800 rpm
Redline 7500 rpm
Transmission Five speed manual/4 speed auto
First 3.063 m / 2.861 a
Second 1.826 m / 1.562 a
Third 1.286 m / 1.000 a
Fourth 0.975 m / 0.697 a
Fifth 0.756 m
Reverse 3.417 m / 2.310
Final Drive 4.167 m
Wheelbase 2535 mm
Length 4120 mm
Width 1690 mm
Height 1395 mm
Kerb Weight (man/auto) 1142 kg/1172 kg auto
Fuel tank 50 litres
Front Struts, coils, anti-roll
Rear multi-link beam, coils
Steering Power assisted rack and pinion
Turns lock to lock 3.0
Turning Circle 10.4 m
Brakes 4 Wheel discs
ABS 4 channel ABS, Nippon/Bosch
Wheels 195/55R15 alloy
Fuel consumption 9.0L/100km
Fuel consumption hwy 5.8L/100km
0-100km/h, (0-62mph) 8.8 seconds (source: Wheels Magazine)
Top Speed 194km/h

Standard Equipment

  • Air-conditioning
  • Driver’s side airbag
  • ABS 4-wheel disc brakes (4-channel)
  • CD Player (4 speaker AM/FM radio/cassette player)
  • Power steering
  • Remote central locking
  • Rear head rests
  • 60/40 split rear seat, and the rear seat cushion lifts so that the load floor is totally flat.
  • Electric door mirrors
  • Alloy wheels
  • Fog lights (dropped from 98/99 model)
  • Rear Spoiler and body kit.
  • Leather steering wheel and gearstick.
  • Electric windows

Optional Equipment

  • Passenger side airbag and sunroof. These can’t be ordered separately.
  • Automatic transmission

I am also modifying my car and these are the following items that have been installed on the car.


  • Genie 4-2-1 Extractors
  • Genie Cannon exhaust with 2 inch cat-back piping
  • Front DBA slotted rotors with Bendix Ultimates brake pads
  • OEM Short Shifter
  • Exedy Heavy Duty Organic Clutch
  • PAR Billet Racing Flywheel

Changing of Parts Log

Part Name Trip Meter (kms) Date
Oxygen Sensor 162,000 27th February 2007
Exedy Heavy Duty Organic Clutch and PAR Billet Racing Flywheel (4 kgs) 165,300 16th May 2007
Extractor Gaskets 176,566 27th November 2007

The following are pics of the car

I also had my car run on a dyno on the 3rd May 2005 on one of the Dyno Days held at Hi-Comp Performance. Its just one of many days they hold throughout the year and I found this out through PGA. This is the result:

Dyno Sheet

The power rating is 92.3kW at the wheels. Though from what I read from the PGA forums, US dynos work differently to Australian ones. When it ran a lot of people were surprised to see the results. People were asking me what mods I have done and all I had was the full exhaust system. Later on I am considering doing a few more mods but probably not engine wise. More towards handling etc.

This page will be updated throughout the course of its lifetime, assuming I do any modifications to the car.