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      08-31-2007, 12:03 AM   #23
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traded in his e90. all this so he can say he has a skyline

to each his own , but i cant understand for the life of me why you would want this car

its a old skyline, big deal

enjoy it though
excactly.... just get a G35 if u really want a skyline
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      08-31-2007, 12:16 AM   #24
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i know everyone isn't agreeing with you but if you went this far to get it, then it must've been a dream of yours to grab that car. congrats man!

automatic is always going to take away some fun in my opinion. what's the story behind the GTS-T and not a full blown GT-R?
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      08-31-2007, 12:22 AM   #25
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      08-31-2007, 12:24 AM   #26
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Pardon my ignorance but are there any legal consequences with having the steering column on the right? I know postal vehicles are configured that way but never seen any others.
I suspect US used car importing laws are similar to Canada...if it is a certain age (something like over 10+ years)...you can import any car privately...even if it is right hand drive...and you do not need to convert.

There are lots of Japanese cars locally here that have been imported...all right hand drive.
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      08-31-2007, 08:26 AM   #27
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lemme try to answer all questions. its a 95 r33 2.5 liter inline 6 turbo. its about 270 hp right now. not a ton. but with a few mods, it could EASILY be 400 horse. i went with an automatic for a few reason. it was cheaper, and if i want a 5 speed, i can do the swap later. but, the auto is even more rare here in the states. if i could have found a 4 door skyline in the states i would have bought that just for its rareness. gtr START at like 50k. i couldnt spend that kind of money right now. i have had a bmw. and i can tell people i have had a bmw. but at this point, i was ready for something more fun, something that i can do a lot of stuff to, and some stuff on my own. i definitely could have gotten a g35 but that wouldnt have helped my two objectives. something RHD and something with a turbo.
The other reason i got this car (automatic) cause its VERY very low mileage, probably babyed in japan. the car has 53,000 KILOMETERS. you can do the math, its exremely low miles. most sticks i found were built to drift, probably dogged, and had very high mileage. Besides, most 8 or 9 second cars nowadays are automatic anyway.
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      08-31-2007, 10:05 AM   #28
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      08-31-2007, 11:08 AM   #29
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hey no matter what anyone tells you you got what you wanted and that is always a . and anyway a modded skyline is one of the best overal cars you can get if not the best. yes its a japenese car but who cares when you can take on all bimmers once done even the amgs . below is my setup i guess if i had a skyline lol. it is a project but the thrill you will get for hoppin in the car and seeing it WOW!!! if i knew the tuners i would give you more details but for jap cars all i know is fujita and nismo lol.

Exterior:
1. C/F Trunk
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4. 30% HO Tints
5. decals (not too ricey though like f & the furious)

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1. Pillar Guage Setup (Boost & A/F) (if you don't have the guage in that skyline screen monitor)
2. Recaro seats
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5. Racing Wheel
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1. A turbo kit of course with a great IC
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      08-31-2007, 11:26 AM   #30
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hey no matter what anyone tells you you got what you wanted and that is always a . and anyway a modded skyline is one of the best overal cars you can get if not the best. yes its a japenese car but who cares when you can take on all bimmers once done even the amgs . below is my setup i guess if i had a skyline lol. it is a project but the thrill you will get for hoppin in the car and seeing it WOW!!! if i knew the tuners i would give you more details but for jap cars all i know is fujita and nismo lol.

Exterior:
1. C/F Trunk
2. C/F Vented Hood
3. C/F Wing
4. 30% HO Tints
5. decals (not too ricey though like f & the furious)

Interior:
1. Pillar Guage Setup (Boost & A/F) (if you don't have the guage in that skyline screen monitor)
2. Recaro seats
3. Rear seat Delete
4. Roll Bar
5. Racing Wheel
6. C/F Shifter
7. C/F Pedals
8. C/F E-Brake
9. C/F Int Trim
10. V1 Radar

Performance:
1. A turbo kit of course with a great IC
2. forged pistons
3. forged rods
4. cams?
5. intake
6. air filter
7. pulley
8. c/f drivetrain
9. ap clutch
10. clutch fan
11. IC NOS Cooler
12. Headers
13. Exhaust
14. Brembo / Alcon / AP 6/4 BBK

Rims & Tires:
1. Neez QD7/BBS RS-GT/BBS RGR
2. PS2/Toyo/F1

Suspension:
1. Sway
2. Strut
3. KW V2/3 / Moton Clubsport / Praxis
That list is kinda short, aren't you forgeting some other mods?
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      08-31-2007, 11:39 AM   #31
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I can agree on the 8-9 sec autos. Some of the fastest modded Supras are autos, as they get off the line much quicker with an auto tranny. regardless congrats on your new baby. I would not mind having one myself.
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      08-31-2007, 11:40 AM   #32
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I can agree on the 8-9 sec autos. Some of the fastest modded Supras are autos, as they get off the line much quicker with an auto tranny. regardless congrats on your new baby. I would not mind having one myself.
the last 2-3 years of production the turbos weren't even available in stick shift
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      08-31-2007, 11:50 AM   #33
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I suspect US used car importing laws are similar to Canada...if it is a certain age (something like over 10+ years)...you can import any car privately...even if it is right hand drive...and you do not need to convert.

There are lots of Japanese cars locally here that have been imported...all right hand drive.
i wish that was the case for the US, but it's not true.

doesn't matter what age it is, the car still needs to go through the federalization / conversion process.

a friend of mine recently got an e34 alpina b10 biturbo done.

you guys in canada are lucky.
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well you had a 325i so thats not that bad i guess, but that interior compared to a BMW's is depressing
+1. looks like an old camry inside
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      08-31-2007, 01:21 PM   #35
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maybe it used to be a mailtruck?

I think your right!! In fact, you can just make out the 'US Postal Service' decal imprint on the door!!
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Is this all some kind of a sick joke???
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i wish that was the case for the US, but it's not true.

doesn't matter what age it is, the car still needs to go through the federalization / conversion process.

a friend of mine recently got an e34 alpina b10 biturbo done.

you guys in canada are lucky.
I think the US rule is 25 years??
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Nice R33 GTS .... The RB25 motor is tuff to find oil filers for and they are like $50 each!


ALso for everyone asking how he got a R33 in the states .... they are legal to bring in as its the only model Motorex actually got fully crash tested and the paper work submitted. The car still must go through a series of being "US prepped" where the change out the crash beams and adjust emissions equipment. All those R32s and R34s are not legal here ... as Motorex did some major fraud and the owner of the company is in Jail for it ... tech the ones that are here could be crushed if the authorities really wanted to press the issue.
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Dude, congrats on the car.
It'll take some time/money, but it has great potential. Most important is that you got the car you wanted.
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I think the US rule is 25 years??
not sure, you could be right.
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ALso for everyone asking how he got a R33 in the states .... they are legal to bring in as its the only model Motorex actually got fully crash tested and the paper work submitted. The car still must go through a series of being "US prepped" where the change out the crash beams and adjust emissions equipment. All those R32s and R34s are not legal here ... as Motorex did some major fraud and the owner of the company is in Jail for it ... tech the ones that are here could be crushed if the authorities really wanted to press the issue.
yep, that's what i heard too!
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The interior can always be changed out. Nothing but a pair of Bride racing seats can't fix.
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That list is kinda short, aren't you forgeting some other mods?
lol what am i missing lol
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