Hijacker wrote:Looking good all together! Can't wait to see it finished and painted now.
Why swap the skyline subframe though? You're not gaining anything geometrically, and if it's a direct bolt in, I don't think you'll see much track width gain as Nissan probably played with wheel offsets to get a wider track on the GT-R. Tucking the subframe up that high, you will find that it gives a bit of roll center correction, but you'll have to deal with the anti-squat kicking back a bit more.
The main reason for swaping the rear subframe was because it was already all together. I origanally set out to get a set of 4.11 gears for the 240's housing so it'd match the front diff, but after finding little supply and/or price range reasonable, I broadened my search. I figured the front diff would stay the same and stock, so I'd keep working at trying to match it with the rear. Prices ranging from $300 for some used gears or an ugly R200 laying in a pile of junk, to new gears from X brand for up to $800. This whole build is on "the cheap" so considering anything too expensive or too much of a gamble was not an option.
Eventually though I ran accross an ebay auction for an entire R32 GTR rear subframe. They started the bidding at $300 no reserve, it's time was almost out and no one had bid yet. I did some copy pasting from the auction description into the google machine and found that it was being sold from a place in Texas called J-Hot. I called them up and asked a bunch of questions. I felt that it was all legit so at the last second I placed the bid and won. Had it shipped to me on a pallet and I was really happy with what showed up a week later.
It had every little bit still on it with only the brake lines cut.
True, I could've tried to swap the diffs and then have to deal with output shaft to axle pattern swapping and all that... but why bother? It was all there and after measuring, would just "bolt right in"! I'm fairly sure that a change of a 1/2" rise in location for the subframe in the car will be the last thing that will give me any issues. Besides, the entire unit went up a 1/2" all together, so everything attached to the subframe is still the same to eachother. There is no geometry change... just an effective 1/2" body lowering mod. lol
Like I said though, it'll all have aftermarket adjustable links and goodies when I'm "done". So at this point if it's in the ballpark, it's better than it needs to be for me!