• N14 (1990 - 1995)

    N14 (91 - 95) Nissan Pulsar SSS Specifications

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    Model SSS
    Price range AUS$ 23,730 ('91)-> $ 31,240 ('95)
    Engine Transverse, front mounted
    Valves SR20DE in-line 4cyl, all alloy, DOHC
    Bore X Stroke 4 valves per cyl, (Sodium filled)
    Displacement 88 X 86 mm
    Compression Ratio 1998cc
    Fuel System 9:05:01
    Power Electronic Fuel Injection
    Torque 105 kW @ 6400 rpm
    Redline 178 Nm @ 4800 rpm
    7500 rpm
    Transmission Five speed manual (no Auto available)
    First 3.063
    Second 1.826
    Third 1.286
    Fourth 0.975
    Fifth 0.81
    Reverse 3.417
    Final Drive 4.167
    Wheelbase 2430 mm
    Length 4146 mm
    Width 1660 mm
    Height 1394 mm
    Kerb Weight 1170 kg
    Fuel tank 50 litres
    Weight distribution Front/ Rear 61.6/38.4
    Front Struts, coils, anti-roll
    Rear Struts, coils, anti-roll
    Steering Power assisted rack and pinion
    Turns lock to lock 3
    Turning Circle 10.8 m
    Brakes 4 Wheel discs
    ABS (optional) 2 channel ABS, Nippon/Bosch
    100kpm-0kph (Dry) 42.2 m
    100kph-0kph (Wet) 90 m
    60kph-0kph (Wet) 23.5m
    Wheels 195/55R14 82H alloy
    Avg fuel consumption 9.3L/100km, 33.2mpg
    0-60km/h, 4.1 seconds
    0-100km/h, (0-62mph) 9.2 seconds
    Top Speed 194km/h

    Australian Spec Japanese Spec

    Brake Light - The center rear brake light is located in the top of the rear window in the Australian spec Pulsar. In the Japanese spec it is a row of LEDs in the center of the rear spoiler.
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    Fog lights - The Australian Spec one has 1 pair (ie 2) foglights. The Japanese Spec Pulsar has 2 pairs (ie 4) fog lights. When the foggies are switched on the outer pair come light up with the parking lights or headlights and the inner pair switch on too if the high beams are on.
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    Seats - The seats out of the Japanese spec are the same sports seats out of the turbo Pulsar GTiR. The Australian spec seats are a different design.
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    Interior trim - The fabric used for the interior trim for the Japanese spec matches the GTiR seat trim. The Australian spec closesly matches the trim used on Australian spec seats.
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    Wheels - The white Australian spec SSS came with white wheels. The Japanese had the silver ones that were fitted to all other colours. The Japanese spec has a circular groove that runs around the Nissan logo in the centre cap, whereas on the Australian spec it is flat.
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    Side skirts - The Australian spec had no side skirts. The Japanese spec had black ones.
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    Front skirt and Bumper - Both came with a front bumper extension but only the Australian spec was colour coded (see the black trim section). The Japanese one is a bit more aggressive (a bit deeper and sticks out more). The mouth on the Australian spec bumper is smaller and the slats in it are colour coded. The Japanese spec has a larger mouth and all of the slats inside are black.
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    Black trim - Both have a black section that runs just under headlight level around the car. The Japanese spec had many extra black trim bits not on the Australian SSS such as the side skirts and wheel arch trim. The front lip and lower section of the rear bumper (just above the muffler) were also black. (Note that these non-colour coded parts are always black on the Japanese spec, however on the Australian spec some paint colours had black trim bits, while others had a dark grey).
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    Grill - The Japanese Spec Pulsar had a slatted grill, the Australian a honeycomb type grill. The slatted parts of the grill are black on the Japanese spec, the honeycomb parts of the Australian spec are colour coded.
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    Steering wheel - The Japanese spec pulsar came with a leather wrapped steering wheel. The Australian one was near identical except no leather and the Nissan logo in the center was white.
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    Gear knob and Surround - Only the Japanese spec came with a leather gear knob. The Japanese spec has a leather gaiter surrounding the gear stick, whereas the Australian spec has a plastic ribbed one.
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    Security and central locking - The Australian spec came with a full security system with remote (remote also integrated with central locking). The Japanese spec also came with central locking but no security and no remote.
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    Extras - Power windows were standard only in the Japanese model (they were an option in the Australian spec). Factory sunroof only option in Japanese spec model. ABS and air-con optional for both.
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    Dash - The dashboards were identical in features but looked slightly different. The dials were slightly different and the petrol and temp guages on the sides were at different angles (Aus spec needles moved from left to right, Jap from top to bottom).
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    Badging - The badging on the rear was different between the different models. (On different sides and slightly different font).
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    Rumors, opinions and unproven facts:

    Seating - many (Jap spec owners) say the Japanese spec seats are more sporty and have better trim that the Aus spec, though some Aus spec owners will disagree with this.
    Paintwork - Some have mentioned they believe the paint quality/finish on the Jap spec is better. Whether this is true or it is simply because they are newer is not known for sure.
    Wheels - some believe that the Japanese wheels have a higher quality finish to them.
    Suspension - The Japanese spec has GAB suspension stock

    Aus-spec N14 Nissan Pulsar SSS VS Aus-spec Pulsar Q

    The 2L SR20DE motor was standard on the N14 Pulsar SSS and optional on the Pulsar Q. This comparo will contrast the differences between the 2L N14 Pulsar Q models and N14 Pulsar SSS models, built in Australia from November 1991 until February 1993. In March 1993 the 2L Pulsar Q was dropped as Australian production finished and Pulsars became fully imported from Japan. Specification levels changed with the sourcing location and so there is a comparison between the Australian-Built (Aus-Spec) and Japanese-Built (Jap-Spec). N14's continued to be sourced from Japan until September 1995 when they were superseded by N15 Series I Pulsars.

    Pulsar Q Pulsar SSS

    Engine/Transmissions The SSS and Q models share identical engine, exhaust, intake and transmission specifications. Both were available with an automatic transmission as an option, although automatic SSS models are extremely rare. Standard exhaust pipe diameter is 1 13/16" or 46mm. A requirement of the engines is Platinum-tipped spark plugs (code PFR5B-11) which cost around AU$20/plug.

    Weight The Q weighs in at 1160kg for the Manual and 1190kg for the Auto, the SSS 1180kg for the Manual and 1210 for the Auto.

    Wheels Q's came with hubcap-clad steel 5.5x14JJ wheels with Dunlop SP Sport P8 185/60HR14 82H tyres whereas the SSS's came with 6.0x14JJ alloy wheels with Bridgestone RE71 195/55HR14 82V tyres. The Q featured a spare tyre with the same dimensions as the others minus the hubcap while the SSS suffered a T135/70/D15 T-type yellow space saver wheel and tyre limited to 80km/hr.

    Suspension The SSS's feature harder front springs (23.5N/m vs. 21.6N/m) which were also shorter (360mm vs. 336mm left, 370mm vs. 351mm right, longer in the MT models). Spring diameter and front sway bars are identical in both models. Rear springs are the same but the SSS sports a larger rear sway bar at 16mm as apposed to 13mm in the Q. SSS's had a slightly larger turning circle at 10.9m compared to Q's 10.8m. Both came standard with power-assisted steering taking 2.97 turns to lock.

    Body Dimensions Both models share the same length; however height-wise the SSS is 4mm shorter at 1385mm compared to the Q at 1389mm. This difference can be attributed to the lower profile tyres fitted to the SSS. The SSS also has a wider front and rear track, being 10mm wider at both ends with 1436mm and 1446mm respectively being the Q and SSS front track figures, 1421mm and 1431mm being the rear track figures. Wheel base was a shared 2430mm, as was minimum ground clearance at 142mm.

    Brakes Surprisingly, the Nissan workshop manuals state that both models feature the same braking hardware, with CL22VB front brakes and a front brake rotor outer diameter of 252x20mm. Rear brake specifications are the same in both models. Manual SSS models were available with two channel ABS as an option.

    Body Differences The SSS's came fitted with a different (lower) front spoiler featuring integrated fog lights. The front bar is a single moulding; it is not possible to attach the lower front skirt to the Q front bar. It is, however, quite simple to fit the SSS fog lights to the Q as the wiring loom is in place, all that is required is the lights, the mounting hardware and the in-cabin switch. The SSS's also featured colour coded side-rear vision mirrors and grey rear mud flaps. Rear spoilers are clearly different with the SSS sporting a fibreglass high cosworth-style rear spoiler, whereas the Q has smaller and closer-fitting rubber spoiler. The models share a stainless steel rear muffler, but the SSS also comes fitted with a chrome exhaust tip (or 'finisher' as Nissan calls it) from the factory, whereas the Q wears a plain pipe.

    Interior Differences The SSS came fitted with similar seats to the Q, however were more adjustable. They featured height, lumber adjustment, fore/aft and recline adjustment whereas the Q only had fore/aft and recline. The SSS's also featured a different type of headrest on the front seats with seat-back pockets. The SSS also gained a vanity mirror on the sun visor and rear-seat headrests that the Q lacked. The SSS also came with a hood for the centre console. Power mirrors were standard on both models, whilst Air Conditioning was an option on both the Q and SSS. Both share a Radio/Cassette deck, 4 speaker stereo but the SSS has 'higher grade' components. They also share an identical instrument binnacle with a 220km/hr speedometer and tachometer redlining at 7,500rpm. The SSS also comes with a "sporty" cloth fabric interior, while the Q has velour interior trimming.

    Rumours, opinions and unproven facts: It is to be expected that with different springs that the two models will have different shock absorbers.. but no proof has surfaced. Apparently the different models also take different brake pads, but I can not find anything to confirm this in any of the Nissan literature.

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