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Old 09-06-2012, 03:07 PM   #4145
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Hope I'm not to late. The real Gtrs are going single turbo. I lived in Japan for 18 months while in the Marines. I owned a Skyline GTR R32 and my roommate had a Sylvia. We both went single turbo. Hell most of the guys I knew had single turbo. And this is before America ever heard of drifting. The highest HP Skylines had single turbos. Now the new GTR I have no idea. I wouldn't buy a car that's an auto so I was never interested in what they do with it. It looks sick but I think they took the fun out of it with the auto.
A R32 Skyline GTR is on my "hope to one day have list"
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Old 09-06-2012, 03:17 PM   #4146
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Hope I'm not to late. The real Gtrs are going single turbo. I lived in Japan for 18 months while in the Marines. I owned a Skyline GTR R32 and my roommate had a Sylvia. We both went single turbo. Hell most of the guys I knew had single turbo. And this is before America ever heard of drifting. The highest HP Skylines had single turbos. Now the new GTR I have no idea. I wouldn't buy a car that's an auto so I was never interested in what they do with it. It looks sick but I think they took the fun out of it with the auto.
The real GT-R's also used inline 6 engines, the new R35 is a V6.

Same reason the Supra owners also convert from Sequential turbo (not twin) to Single, a single bank of cylinders being stuffed with a large compressor is going to be more efficient since the lag is too great of one bank spinning a smaller compressor which in turn spins a larger one, which then feeds the motor. As long as the proper supporting mods are done.

Do some top half work with upgraded cams and a worked head, and you see the inline 6 cars pushing some big air to spool those larger singles quicker. But with two banks pushign equal airflow to efficiently sized twins, they will outdo a large single for a fast street/strip car and give a much more usable power band.
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Old 09-06-2012, 03:19 PM   #4147
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A R32 Skyline GTR is on my "hope to one day have list"
You'll hate me for this one. I only paid $6500 for it. The worst part though, when I left I gave it to my roommate to sell for me when he left the island. He transferred out and I never seen a penny from him. We were friends for over 5 years and he ripped me off.
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Old 09-06-2012, 03:20 PM   #4148
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You'll hate me for this one. I only paid $6500 for it. The worst part though, when I left I gave it to my roommate to sell for me when he left the island. He transferred out and I never seen a penny from him. We were friends for over 5 years and he ripped me off.
.....wow. What an awful friend. Sad...when you think you know people.

And that is completely depressing...I would have paid you $5K and then shipped that car over here. Sigh...my dream is to have a R32, R34, and a R35 in the same garage. If I had to pick 2, I'd go R34 and R35...but I do love a nice R32.
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Old 09-06-2012, 03:29 PM   #4149
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I would have paid you $5K and then shipped that car over here. Sigh...my dream is to have a R32 and a R35 in the same garage.
A SSgt I worked with shipped his back. It sat in customs for a few years. He never got it to pass safety requirements. He sold it to company that said it would never be driven on the street so customs didnt give them a vin or any "street legal" paperwork. Trust me, I wanted to but it wasn't worth the headache. A few years after I came back a company in California figured out a way to get them hear legally. Story of my life, just a bit too late.
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.....wow. What an awful friend. Sad...when you think you know people.

And that is completely depressing...I would have paid you $5K and then shipped that car over here. Sigh...my dream is to have a R32, R34, and a R35 in the same garage. If I had to pick 2, I'd go R34 and R35...but I do love a nice R32.
Lot harder than you think, most get confiscated.

You can try jdm of florida though and purchase through them but they mark their cars up to high heaven and still do not guarantee import legality.

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Old 09-06-2012, 03:31 PM   #4151
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A SSgt I worked with shipped his back. It sat in customs for a few years. He never got it to pass safety requirements. He sold it to company that said it would never be driven on the street so customs didnt give them a vin or any "street legal" paperwork. Trust me, I wanted to but it wasn't worth the headache. A few years after I came back a company in California figured out a way to get them hear legally. Story of my life, just a bit too late.

Motorex? They got shut down by Customs.
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Old 09-06-2012, 03:32 PM   #4152
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Motorex? They got shut down by Customs.
Oh. Maybe that's why I seen a R32 for sale that said registered as a 300zx.
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Old 09-06-2012, 03:33 PM   #4153
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Oh. Maybe that's why I seen a R32 for sale that said registered as a 300zx.
hahahaha. They gotta sneak them in somehow.
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Old 09-06-2012, 03:34 PM   #4154
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Lot harder than you think, most get confiscated.

You can try jdm of florida though and purchase through them but they mark their cars up to high heaven and still do not guarantee import legality.

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I tried a couple places in florida when I graduated college because I really wanted a R34...the prices they wanted were out of hand. I could almost get a used R35 for the price they wanted for the R34.
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Old 09-06-2012, 03:35 PM   #4155
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Didn't they go out and round up a model year of the imported GTRs because of the safety inspections?
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Old 09-06-2012, 03:39 PM   #4156
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There is no "legal" way to import a Skyline into the US.

The cars you see on the street have vin plates from similar Nissan models. For instance a lot of Skylines have vinplates from totalled 240 or 300ZX.

What motorex was doing was bringing them in through Canada since the vehicle is legal there and trying to get them imported as a Nissan 240. They got shut down quickly.

The car does not meet US Crash and Safety standards nor was it ever tested to. The only way to get that approved is to donate X amount of these cars (I believe the # was around 50) to the US Department of Transportation for safety testing, then the car would get certifed if it passes after a number of fees are paid.
This is something the Skyline could not do.
In short, I don't care what your uncle's brother's nephews best friend tells you. The Skyline is not a legal car to drive in the US, if you see one, it has a vin plate and is registered as a different vehicle. If you wreck it or wreck it into someone, hope your lawyer is on speed dial.

Or it's not registered at all.
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When I lived in San Diego I seen a few on the street. One guy raced his at Pikes Peak and crushed records. I talked to him at hot import nights and he told me California DMV wouldn't renew his registration on it. They wanted like $15000 in safety work done.
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When I lived in San Diego I seen a few on the street. One guy raced his at Pikes Peak and crushed records. I talked to him at hot import nights and he told me California DMV wouldn't renew his registration on it. They wanted like $15000 in safety work done.
If the state ok's it, next impossible feat is finding an insurance company for it. State's don't issue VIN's, the Federal government does...
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