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GTS-t info?

Postby PongAtari » Fri Jul 26, 2002 10:48 am

I'm going to Japan soon, and I'll need a car over there. A GT-R is probably going to be too expensive, but how about a GTS-t? I'm looking to spend $10000 US or less. Which year is the best to get, and how competetive are these cars in drift, grip, gymkhana, etc? Would I be better off getting a S14 Silvia K's?


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Postby DRIFTERWANABE » Fri Jul 26, 2002 10:48 am

The GTS is a skyline w/o turbos!! Someone correct me if im wrongand read that they dont upgrade as well as the GTR . You can buy a GTR 32 for 28 g's here so maybe you can find one over there for 10 g's. But if I were you I would get a S13 or S14 and have moneyh left to start making mods!!!!

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Postby Nismo_Freak » Fri Jul 26, 2002 10:48 am

The R32 GTRs can be found for around 9k US in Austrailia so I would expect them to be a bit cheaper in Japan.

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Postby Daunttless » Fri Jul 26, 2002 10:48 am

I know a guy selling a 500 horsepower R32 GT-R in Japan for $9000 USD. So I"m pretty sure you can find yourself a GT-R. : )

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Postby biggie » Fri Jul 26, 2002 10:48 am

Does anyone know anybody that has bought a MotoRex Skyline here in the US. Wondering if there is any problems after the emissions changes and if the performance is still there. As of now a R32 or R33 from them will be my next car--as long as insurance is too bad.

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Postby Daunttless » Fri Jul 26, 2002 10:48 am

There aren't any problems, it still performs and if you are in a non-emissions state or what not, you can rip all that stuff back out after you get it. : )

Insurance on it can be covered in lots of different ways, most people insure for the value of the car, which can be expensive, dependant upon what kind of coverage you need and who your insurer is. : ) A skyline would be awesome, I wish I could get one.

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Postby biggie » Fri Jul 26, 2002 10:48 am

Daunttless wrote:There aren't any problems, it still performs and if you are in a non-emissions state or what not, you can rip all that stuff back out after you get it. : )

Insurance on it can be covered in lots of different ways, most people insure for the value of the car, which can be expensive, dependant upon what kind of coverage you need and who your insurer is. : ) A skyline would be awesome, I wish I could get one.
Thanks Daunt,

I'm just planning for the future. Gonna need to pay off Pathfinder and get a few raises before the Skyline is in play.

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Postby Daunttless » Fri Jul 26, 2002 10:48 am

Most of what you are paying for in the legalization is passing standards, paying for the crash testing they had to do, and putting VINs and stickers all over it. : )

Also, the R32s are only like 30,000 dollars now, and it only costs like 15-17k to have Motorex legalize one for you, so if you have contacts in Japan you can just bring over a R32 GT-R ( you can get them as cheap as like 3-5k ) and legalize it for 15k. Or if you know people with modified ones, like I know the one selling for 9k, you can buy that and pay the 15k and still come out under cost for a 500hp car. ; )

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Postby biggie » Fri Jul 26, 2002 10:48 am

Yeah, I'm hopin it will happen, but like I said I've got over 10K left to pay on Pathfinder, and Financial Aid from college in excess of 15K to pay back------it's gonna be a while.

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Postby Chally » Fri Jul 26, 2002 10:48 am

The Gts comes in Turbo & Non turbo models.They are 2.5l, but the 4wd version is Non turbo & will have the letter "N" in the chassis number but they are very rare.The Gts25t is the one you want, but if you get the 4wd GTS-4, you can stick the turbo engine in & have a Claytons GT-R

The Turbo has 245ps - 250ps with 28kg/m - 30kg/m of torque (depending on years) while the Non turbo has between 190 & 200ps with torque at 23.5 kg/m.There is also a 2 litre R33 with 130ps... naaaa.

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Postby PalmerWMD » Fri Jul 26, 2002 10:48 am

biggie wrote:Does anyone know anybody that has bought a MotoRex Skyline here in the US. Wondering if there is any problems after the emissions changes and if the performance is still there. As of now a R32 or R33 from them will be my next car--as long as insurance is too bad.
At last count I think we had at least two (I think 3) members on the old NICO format that owned US Skylines.

Fred...:)

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Postby maxpsi » Fri Jul 26, 2002 10:48 am

DRIFTERWANABE wrote:The GTS is a skyline w/o turbos!! Someone correct me if im wrongand read that they dont upgrade as well as the GTR . You can buy a GTR 32 for 28 g's here so maybe you can find one over there for 10 g's. But if I were you I would get a S13 or S14 and have moneyh left to start making mods!!!!
THe GTS does have turbos. you can get one without, but why?GTS is RWD only where the GT-R is AWD. That is the biggest difference.

An R32 GTS w/ rb26dett here in the states can be found for around $24-30K.

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Postby Chally » Fri Jul 26, 2002 10:48 am

The R33 "does" come in a 4wd 2.5l! It is Non-Turbo. I've seen one & had buyers get their hands on them, so they are around. As said earlier, they will have the letter "N" in the chassis code. They DON'T have the same 4WD system as the GT-R, but are better than just 2WD.

The Turbo version is only 2WD. :D

The GT-R comes ONLY in 4wd. ( as we all know):rolleyes

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Postby sultan » Fri Jul 26, 2002 10:48 am

i saw some pics of interiors of skylines, and it seemed strange that the emergency brake lever is in between the driver and the shifter. anyone know anything about this?

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Postby Chally » Fri Jul 26, 2002 10:48 am

Quite standard on R/H/D vehicles. The Q is an exception in Australia.

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Postby JaySpec » Fri Jul 26, 2002 10:48 am

Hey, if you're coming to Japan, you can find an old R32 GTS-T or GTS-T Type M for way less than 10 g's US. That's for sure! 80-about 91's aren't that expensive but parts can be.

If you really are coming here, let me know where you're going and I'll be able to give you a round about price of what you can expect to pay for a Skyline here.

Thanks,

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I sell a host of Japanese spec parts from R32-34 GTR Turbines fuel pumps and brakes to S13 Fenders and dash units! At present time I'm testing the waters to see what parts will sell and what parts won't. If you have any questions, are interested and have ideas to share post a reply in the forum! If you'd like to know what I have at present or what I can get, email me at [email protected]


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