3rd Skyline 2nd GTR ... woo hoo

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3rd Skyline 2nd GTR ... woo hoo

Postby ericherm1 » Mon Feb 06, 2017 7:45 am

Hey guys, I've been around for quite some time in the S13/240sx side of the forum and it's time for me to move over to the big boys. Little back ground, I'm not a new skyline owner as I've own 2 of them previously over 10 years go when I was stationed in Japan; 1990 Wine Red HCR32 GTS-t and a 1991 Electric Blue (Not stock color which was black) BNR32 GTR.

I just purchased: http://www.s2carbonworks.com/jdmrhd19nisk2.html

Should be on it's way to my humble abode soon enough. I'll keep you guys updated on the experience.


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Postby 2_Liter_Turbo » Mon Feb 06, 2017 9:35 am

Very nice! Awesome color too. If I wasn't able to find a TH1, that would have been the color I would have bought! Good luck with the car, and welcome back to the GTR :D

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Re: 3rd Skyline 2nd GTR ... woo hoo

Postby ericherm1 » Wed Feb 15, 2017 5:31 pm

I picked her up from SCW Performance just outside of Dallas TX, off their web site, site un-seen. Boy I can tell you it was scary but the car only has 49,000 miles on it a little patch of rust on the right rear behind the wheel. No rust anywhere else though so I'm thinking and from closer examination it's rust from previous body or paint work basically bad prep.

SCW had the car for about a month and the owner went ahead and titled it in his name not expecting to sell it to me only a couple days after registering it with the TX DMV.

I took delivery of her this past Sunday and she's sitting my garage until I receive the title, which was mailed out today. :woot:

Here's a pick of her on the Auction block :

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On the transport leaving SCW Performance:

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Quick engine shot to simulate travel from Texas to Virginia:

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Here she is arriving just outside my neighborhood:

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At home with all the tape off for inspection:

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All cleaned up next to my GS and XC-90:

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Now I'm just waiting for the title so I can get some plates and VA registration.

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Postby ericherm1 » Wed Feb 15, 2017 5:39 pm

So I've already gone a little crazy and ordered some parts:

Speedo Conversion Solutions gauge overlays to translate km to mph
New battery tie down
LED H3 (high) H3C (low) and LED wedge bulbs for everywhere else
New OEM turn signals
New OEM console lid
New OEM dash ash tray
ZLEDSLIGHTS.com version II LED tail light inserts with the blinker inserts
rear quarter aero moldings
Timing belt kit w/cam gaskets
Pioneer DVH-885AVBT

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Postby M35Squirrel » Wed Feb 15, 2017 6:10 pm

So... the car was in Dallas and the plate is JFK...? :squint:
Always good to see a non KH2 R32. And I would recommend throwing in adjustable cam gears when getting timing belt changed.

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Postby 2_Liter_Turbo » Wed Feb 15, 2017 6:22 pm

Looks good! What are you overall plans for the car?

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Postby ericherm1 » Wed Feb 15, 2017 6:53 pm

M35Squirrel wrote:So... the car was in Dallas and the plate is JFK...? :squint:
Always good to see a non KH2 R32. And I would recommend throwing in adjustable cam gears when getting timing belt changed.
Yup! Was already planning on it.
2_Liter_Turbo wrote:Looks good! What are you overall plans for the car?
I wanted to mirror my previous build when I was in Japan back in 04' it was pushing around 700 at the wheels.
I'm probably leaving a lot out but what I'm looking to do in the near future:

Tomie turbo kit
Tomie Extreme exhaust manifolds
Tomie Extreme Dump Pipes
Tomie 264 IN/EX Cams
Trust (Greedy) head gasket
Trust (Greedy) Intercooler -- If I can even find one now days
Tein Flex coil-overs
Torque splitter
SARD 650cc
Kakimoto Hyper Full Mega N1 Dual exhaust
Extra ECU for a custom tune to make it all work......

It already has a Kakimoto titanium exhaust but I want the center pipe with that huge silencer removed so will probably do a custom pipe for now to open it up.

Lots of stuff missing but its a start.

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Postby ericherm1 » Wed Feb 15, 2017 6:54 pm

OH yeah the best part is my kids are chomping at the bit to help work on it! SCORE ONE FOR DAD!!!

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Re: 3rd Skyline 2nd GTR ... woo hoo

Postby M35Squirrel » Thu Feb 16, 2017 8:20 am

Why get Tomei turbos? They are journal bearings.
Garrett now has GTX options for their popular 2860 turbos.

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Postby ericherm1 » Thu Feb 16, 2017 8:53 am

M35Squirrel wrote:Why get Tomei turbos? They are journal bearings.
Garrett now has GTX options for their popular 2860 turbos.
Hmm I was going off of old thinking and equipment. Been out of it for about 10 years.

What about HKS 3037s?

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Postby M35Squirrel » Thu Feb 16, 2017 9:27 am

Tomei used to be popular because it's sold as a complete kit and cheaper than HKS. But Tomei never moved on from journal bearings and now many vendors are putting together complete kits for Garrett ball bearing turbos using Nissan OEM gaskets and studs.

HKS has always been good, but often their high price isn't justified for the little marginal gain over Garrett, unless you're a baller. And now Garrett is offering GTX options and that pretty much blows all other options away.

If you are going single, then Borg Warner EFR turbo is the hottest player in town, even over Garrett. But then you gotta get over the single vs. twin debate first.

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Postby 2_Liter_Turbo » Thu Feb 16, 2017 9:52 am

Full-Race even has a twin EFR setup which is insane :) It is NOT cheap though! Ha ha. I'll probably go with a single EFR on mine to keep cost down as well as ease of working on it, even though theoretically, twins are better for an RB. Theoretically and practical application are two different things though, lol!

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Postby ericherm1 » Thu Feb 16, 2017 10:08 am

I think for now I want to stay twins. Gonna need your guys help when the time comes. My goal is 700hp, 10sec or faster qt, and still maintain good street ability for a nice track day.

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Postby ericherm1 » Fri Feb 17, 2017 7:18 pm

Well registration was a breeze so on go the plates.

Custom plate bracket, used 1" x 1/8 aluminum stock and a 1/4 thick spacer and alan bolts. Check it out, hella props if you can guess what the plate means......!

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Postby ericherm1 » Sun Feb 19, 2017 4:54 pm

Installed the new gauge overlays converting KM to MPH also changed out most of the bulbs to LED.

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They overlays are made by https://www.speedoconversionsolutions.com/

https://www.speedoconversionsolutions.c ... ons/nissan

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Postby 2_Liter_Turbo » Sun Feb 19, 2017 5:33 pm

Nice! I was thinking of getting the silver ones for my car :D

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Postby ericherm1 » Wed Feb 22, 2017 5:43 pm

So in doing the LED gauge bulb exchange don't change the idiot lights with LED. I tried the low fuel light and it freaked out. Fortunately it fixed itself when I put a regular bulb back in.

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Postby ericherm1 » Wed Feb 22, 2017 5:44 pm

Also changed out the front turn signals for a brand new set!

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Postby ericherm1 » Fri Mar 17, 2017 7:21 pm

Changed out my door handles and handle trim. I love the feel of new parts. Next on the list is the power steering dip stick and HVAC face plate. My HVAC face plate has the center clips broken off so it tries to pop off....

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Re: 3rd Skyline 2nd GTR ... woo hoo

Postby tree fingers » Sat Mar 18, 2017 8:13 pm

Do you have an aftermarket bracket to mount you front license plate like that? If so, which one is it? I am likely buying a skyline soon, and I also live in a state that requires a front license plate.

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Postby ericherm1 » Sat Mar 18, 2017 8:19 pm

It is aftermarket, came on it from the auction. Not sure on brand as there are no markings on it.

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Postby ericherm1 » Wed Mar 29, 2017 3:31 am

Latest updates:

Replaced center dash vent w/new OEM
Replaced Power steering cap/sensor w/new OEM
Replaced both inside door handles and handle trim w/new OEM
Replaced both front turn signal housings w/new OEM

Current project:

Removing old tint........ grrr

Parts awaiting install:

Greddy single gauge pod w/Greddy mechanical Boost Gauge
Excedy twin plate clutch
Nismo pivot ball
New OEM HVAC face plate
New OEM N1 headlight grill mounts
Viper alarm
OEM power steering cooler line

Parts on order:
Non-projector headlights
ZLED tail light and turn signal kit
touch up paint kit

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Re: 3rd Skyline 2nd GTR ... woo hoo

Postby M35Squirrel » Wed Mar 29, 2017 7:53 am

Let us know how the Exedy Twin Plate goes.
Currently I'm undecided on a twin setup between Exedy, ORC, and Nismo. Probably leaning toward Nismo more because of their Coppermix discs.

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Postby ericherm1 » Wed Mar 29, 2017 9:03 am

I have heard Nismo clutches are just re-branded Exedy. Maybe that's why Exedy plates work with the Nismo units?

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Postby M35Squirrel » Wed Mar 29, 2017 10:25 am

I have not heard about that, but that statement is certainly plausible. Given that Nismo just doesn't have the manufacturing capability to make not only the clutch but many other parts of its product line. Nismo's R1 turbo kit is nothing but Garrett turbos, with Garrett logo still on it lol

That said, I believe the Coppermix discs are Nismo's own, and could be the deciding factor for my choice.

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Postby ericherm1 » Wed Mar 29, 2017 11:28 am

Just verified through a dealer; Exedy and Nismo are interchangeable....Except the Nismo Coppermix discs. Those are Nismo only.

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Postby JPC TRADE » Wed Mar 29, 2017 4:58 pm

Very nice and clean R32 GTR

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Postby ericherm1 » Wed Mar 29, 2017 6:44 pm

JPC TRADE wrote:Very nice and clean R32 GTR
Thanks!

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Postby ericherm1 » Wed Mar 29, 2017 6:47 pm

Started ripping off that old window tint....

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Postby ericherm1 » Mon Apr 03, 2017 6:41 pm

Window tint removed!

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Backup Camera anyone?

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It's a pretty trick place because the license plate blocks the glare form the reverse lights.


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