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Old 01-04-2014, 09:42 AM   #1
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With the R32 becoming legal to import, thought you guys should know a few things

The Skyline GTR Basics | L-Spec


A little write up about the skyline I noticed a lot of USA things all skyline's are GTR.. so wrote a little bit about them keep in mind only a little "did you know" blog.

If you guys like it let me know having worked on JDM cars (see lived in New Zealand for 12 years) I know a bit.

If you hate it, than let me know and ill supply the box of tomatoes so you can all throw it at me
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Old 01-04-2014, 10:25 AM   #2
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Neat, i like it, however the Skyline never came with an R230 the GTRs are all R200's with bigger pinions..
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Old 01-04-2014, 02:03 PM   #3
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Neat, i like it, however the Skyline never came with an R230 the GTRs are all R200's with bigger pinions..
Ummm...GTRs came with the larger R230 diffs. Larger diff, larger axles, different subframe to support the larger diff. Most folks I knew who were making over 600hp on their S-chassis or RWD R32s upgrade to R32/33 GTR rear ends because of the R230s.

Honestly, if you want a GTR, wait. Wait until all the fan boys buy them up and figure real fast how much of a pain in the ass it is to own a 25 yr old GTR. Plus it aint exactly cheap to fix an RB26.
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Old 01-04-2014, 06:14 PM   #4
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The GTR does not have an R230 man, i have 3 different nissan rear ends at my house..

Stock S14 R200 from my own car - Small pinion 200mm ring gear

R32 GTR R200 From a complete GTR rear subframe i ordered - Big pinion (simular to R230) but still same 200mm ring gear and has bigger stub shafts than normal S chassis R200 (except helical equipped S15's)

And an R230 from twin turbo Z32 which is huge all around, bigger bearings, Stub shafts (even bigger than GTR)

You are correct the GTR has bigger axles but doesnt mean its an R230.. the 230 refers to the size of the ring gear. the GTR still has a 200mm ring gear, however the rear ends are stronger than 240's due to the larger pinions, which is the first thing to break.
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one thing you forgot to mention was the HICAS steering. allowing all four wheels to steer.
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Old 01-07-2014, 10:11 AM   #6
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I personally hated the hicas in my 90 z32. so I can't imagine how horrendous and how you would service one off a gtr here in the u.s.
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as much as I would like to own one, if I can't drive it on the street, it is pretty much useless for me.

It being a trailor car is pretty darn annoying if you don't own a house and truck yet.
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There was also the Autech R32 Sedan that had an N/A RB26DE motor.
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Honestly, if you want a GTR, wait. Wait until all the fan boys buy them up and figure real fast how much of a pain in the ass it is to own a 25 yr old GTR. Plus it aint exactly cheap to fix an RB26.
hehe. I was thinking the exact same thing. I'm sure a lot of them will come in with pretty low mileage, so even if you pick one up from the said fan boy, it'll probably still have low mileage.
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^^ and be wrecked or riced out!!! the #1 problem I see with these cars is broken/cracked windshields or glass. as none in the country can replace these things. I smell trouble brewing for people who import these, that aren't stupid rich!!
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^^ and be wrecked or riced out!!! the #1 problem I see with these cars is broken/cracked windshields or glass. as none in the country can replace these things. I smell trouble brewing for people who import these, that aren't stupid rich!!
Yeah. It's not just glass and stuff I'd be worried about... it's the simple wear and tear items that any 25 year old car would have at this point. It's going to be a pain in the ass just replacing normal wear and tear stuff. I had a hell of a time just sourcing down a cam angle sensor for my R34 RB25DET when I needed it.

Given that, if the opportunity arose and the price was right, I'd still get one. lol.
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but with something like that you can use a z32 one. lots of rb parts are interchangeable, the things that aren't (like body,glass interior trim) is were people are going to be fucked at.
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I personally hated the hicas in my 90 z32. so I can't imagine how horrendous and how you would service one off a gtr here in the u.s.
just throwing it out there for people who don't know. one person I talked to legitimately thought the gtr was the only 2-door, and all others were 4.

servicing a skyline here in the states is going to be absolute HELL, unless you swap parts from usdm vehicles on it or wait awhile until companies here start putting in r&d n the chassis.

talking to joey from 9k racing he admits he hates maintenance on his skylines (r33, r34) just because of the price and scarcity of parts that are readily available. everything would need to be overnighted pretty much.
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talking to joey from 9k racing he admits he hates maintenance on his skylines (r33, r34) just because of the price and scarcity of parts that are readily available. everything would need to be overnighted pretty much.
Overnight?!?! more like overseas shipping from Japan and needing someone fluent in the language and part to order from. Can't use google translator to translate water pump gasket or exhaust header gasket in Japanese for the native to understand.
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Overnight?!?! more like overseas shipping from Japan and needing someone fluent in the language and part to order from. Can't use google translator to translate water pump gasket or exhaust header gasket in Japanese for the native to understand.
fast and furious reference......when they were building the supra...... nevermind.

but yea people don't really realize how big of a pain these cars are going to be stateside.

im more excited for the s13 silvia to get here.
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