DieselTime

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  1. Yeah that's fair mate. Only issue I see now is whether or not these things'll fit behind my new wheels, which is something I'll just have to get out a ruler for haha.
  2. Yeah sorry that is what I was talking about, cheers. So assuming I can confirm that the GT has 12mm bolts I might actually go ahead with this in the near future, I'll be sure to keep yall posted on the results. Cheers for the help fellas.
  3. I've heard conflicting things, some people say 12, some say 14, others say the series 1 models had 12 while the series 2 had 14. Again, probably why nobody really bothers with these cars, way more info on the turbo models. I was reading a post about some guy fitting G35 calipers to his GT saying he had to drill the bolts out from 12 to 14 though so I'd say it's a safe bet they're 12mm. With the disks being considerably larger, would I have to flatten out the surrounding rim to accommodate the increase in width?
  4. GTSBoy, yeah apparently they're the same as the SS Redline's calipers we get here, though for whatever reason the prices don't quite seem to match up between the two. iruvyouskyline, I did take a look at that thread, it being the only one on SAU to actually touch on the topic. Unfortunately nobody on that thread ever seemed to reach a definitive answer as to whether or not the calipers could be easily applied to our Skylines. Being a GT owner especially, nobody really bothers too much with my model, with good reason honestly. So I was mostly interested in the accuracy of the guy's statement when he said their S13 adaptors could be used on my GT. If not, f**k it, I'll grab a set of 4 pots from a 33 or something and save myself some headache. Just thought with the CTS-V's being newer and in a lot of ways cheaper it'd be worth bringing attention to.
  5. CTS-V calipers Hey all, Heard quite a bit about folks swapping CTS-V 6-pot calipers into their S13s for a stupidly low price but am yet to hear of anyone doing it to a Skyline. I was interested in some 4-pots for my GT so hit up a guy who does custom adaptors for the S and Z chassis (http://www.ctsvbrakeswap.com/nissan/), he claims the S13 style adaptors should fit the non-GTR model R34s at least. Anybody got any more info on this type of swap/heard about anyone who's done it? Cheers
  6. Thanks for the replies guys, the guy who owned the car before me obviously damaged the front of the car somehow as the passenger side light if completely buggered, and to fix this he's done a very sketchy job of siliconeing up the casing then bolting on some loose bits of metal to hold it to the frame. Kinda hard to explain without pics but they're well beyond repair. Other than that there's the standard yellowing and scuffing to the lens which just detracts from the car's appearance. The headlights do stuff all as far as lighting the roads go so I'm probably going to swap them out for halogens with a HID setup.
  7. R34 headlight replacement Hey all, Unfortunately the headlights on my R34 are completely stuffed, so it's come time to replace them. The current ones are xenons, however considering the stupid money you have to pay for them I was planning on just going plain old non-xenons as a cheaper alternative. The actual process of swapping xenons to non-xenons has been covered a million times, but what I'd like to know is, are there are physical differences between the two with regards to shape? Despite the dozens of threads on the topic each one gives me a different answer, with some saying the rubbers are different and just need trimming to others claiming they're a whole different shape. Given I'm swapping over to a GTR front bar in about a month I need to know if the new non-xenons I'd like to swap over will actually fit the bar. Cheers
  8. Fender/hood options? Hey guys, I'm sure someone somewhere has asked this question before but amongst the millions of threads on this topic it's hard to pin down an actual answer: if I buy a genuine GTR front bar for my GT series, can I use an aftermarket fender/hood set-up in place of OEM parts to ensure correct fitment? So say for example I use an East Bear hood instead of an official Nissan item with my GTR bar, would it all fit up fine or would I be having issues with fitment? I understand when you use the OEM bits you need hood latches and all the rest which I'd rather avoid the hassle of if I can. Cheers
  9. R33 GTST brake clearance for 25GT Hey all, Getting some Rota Grid 18*8.5+30s thrown on my Skyline R34 25GT later this week and was wondering, will this put a stint in my plans to upgrade the brakes to the R33 GTST 4-pots? The guy when we were buying was pretty adamant that I not have Brembos on it due to problems with clearance, most people hear R34 and just assume GTR I guess, but presumably those'd be considerably larger than the GTST's? I don't have any pics at the moment but can get some once the wheels are actually on the car. My question is will I have any issues fitting the brakes to my car with these wheels? Cheers
  10. Well I took your advice and contacted Jesse Streeter, apparently they've put a potentially permanent hiatus on shipping large aero parts due to the ridiculous costs. Super helpful guy though. Is getting items sent via sea an option for most companies or would I have to find someone specific to do it?
  11. Thanks dude, solid advice. I live in Melbourne for the record, don't suppose you'd have any clue on the price of shipping body parts like a front bar (as opposed to something smaller, eg. fenders)? RHDJapan quoted me a little over a grand for the East Bear GTS-R front bar + hood package which seemed pretty exorbitant.
  12. Never dealt with a service like Jesse Streeter's, have you had any experience with them?
  13. West Yokohama Hey all, Been interested in getting my hands on a more aggressive front bar for my R34 for a while now. Like pretty much everyone ever I'm a big fan of the East Bear look, but at $3000 odd from RHDJapan just for the front bar and bonnet I probably won't be affording that any time soon. I've heard about a similar style bar from a brand called West Yokohama that uses the stock GT/GTT hood, however I can't find much on em besides the Japanese website which I can't read. Anybody got any ideas where I could get my hands on one? Cheers
  14. Yeah cheers Trex, gave it a good look into and it seems that the GTST brakes should fit up alright. Was just a bit of conflicting info with regards to the bolt holes but think I've got it covered. GTSBoy,just curious, what parts are even required in an engine swap? I understand there's obviously the engine and presumably gearbox, ECU, loom and mounts but beyond that what'd be necessary? I've seen whole LS1 kits (ECU, engine, trans, wiring) go for as little as $3500 so I'm assuming that can't be all I'm going to need. There's also fabrication and labour to factor in so I realise it's a lot of cash, at the moment it's more just a vague sort of pipe dream but I've got plenty of time to work up to it and put the cash aside if I can get the info I need. Just to be clear, the conversions you're talking about have all been done on GTTs, yeah? Meaning there'd be some noteworthy differences to applying the same to the 25GT? Probably should've started a new thread at this point what with how off-topic I've gotten but I'm picking up some good stuff here, thanks fellas.
  15. So the SR's a waste of time then, good to know. Is the LS1 a realistic swap for a 25GT assuming I give it the right upgrades prior to the conversion?