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Steve85 last won the day on July 25 2019

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  1. Damn! That car looks amazing! What a great find, a real credit to your inspection and patience.
  2. That would be pretty cool in my opinion. Certainly it appears to be very well rated in road car formats. One interesting note, is the A90 Supra only uses the 8HP51 (rated to 500nm). I would have expected these to be a higher spec especially given the target market of tuners.
  3. Welcome. This thing looks amazing and you've passed the intro test. Posting a picture! Now that i don't need to ask for one, i'm not sure what to do with myself. Welcome to the forum, hopefully you will find us to be somewhat useful.
  4. Oh, this thing looks amazing. You have really gone down the rabbit hole on this one.
  5. Some of these are old, but should get you started; Here's my search in case these are no good. Best of luck! https://www.sau.com.au/forums/search/?q=RB20 Turbo Conversion&fromCSE=1
  6. I have 265s all round on my 10.5 rims. They're a small as I would dare to run, I will need to do some guard work to get bigger tires to clear in the front end. They are ever so slightly stretched (not like stupid, but just enough that you might notice by looking at the wheels when they're off the car). My plan was always to upgrade sizes when I used the first set of tires. It's not looking like I will ever get that far... 😮
  7. Welcome! Good to have more people here! Would love to see some pictures if you have any!
  8. You will need to create a post on GTR registry to add your picture. Head over to the forum, create a post with your car and the picture you want it to be. Add the topic as follows; VIN | MODEL | TYPE | No (if applicable). BCNR33-023798 R33 GTR LM Limited #161
  9. For me, it would depend on condition at these kms. 100+ kms on the clock and you know you aren't buying a low km car. At that point you should be looking at condition more than anything else. You could get a check, but i'm not sure if it would be worth it. If it were me, i'd rather spend the money on a decent mechanical inspection by a Skyline expert (or at least someone familiar with them). Regarding your concern around re-sale value, at these price points, I would expect these to hold their value over the next 10 years. However, I would not expect this to appreciate. If you were super keen on buying something that will appreciate, I would suggest looking at a stock, low kms GTT or equivalent.
  10. No problemos. I live in Melbourne and bought a car from Perth (Galvsport) and from Sydney (CRD). To be super clear, I did an insane amount of homework on both cars (in terms of modifications for the LM and the history of the Silver GTR), to the point where i knew the background of both better or as well as the sellers. Once I was happy with the cars inspections, I was planning to go and see them both and buy in person. Unfortunately, my life dictated otherwise. For the LM, I flew to a mine-site for 4 weeks straight and for the KR4 GTR, I purchased it around xmas, so my availability and that of the seller was not compatible. For the LM, I made the purchase, once the car was stored at Glavsport. That way, I owned the car, and it was in a workshop I trusted until it was shipped over by Galvsport. For the KR4, I did it differently, I put down a deposit, then arranged my own transport (Allens Car Carriers I think, i can dig it out if you need it), once I had it all booked in ready to go. I paid the day before at 4pm in full. Car carrier showed up and took the car at 10am the next day. They were great and the driver inspected the car before he took it. I had provided him with the CRD inspection report, so he knew it should be in perfect condition. For the KR4 I was a little worried, i'd have to call in all my favours from my Sydney friends or fly up at short notice if things went south, but nothing did and it's all history now. My advice would be if you can't be there, ensure you get a reputable inspection and go for the workshop storage option, the stress of buying a car privately unseen for big money was excruciating and could easily have seen me get ripped off.
  11. @kye32gtst those rims appear to be a generic BBS LM knockoff. You should be able to find what you need by searching for BBS LM. @maddy400r33 These are Tommy Kaira Pro R rims. I have no idea how rare these are though. You might need to do some checking on Yahoo Japan.
  12. Depending on the model, you would want it to go to a Skyline specialist shop (within reason). I have had bought both my cars from interstate. Both cars were inspected by reputable workshops (Galvsport & CRD). If you're at the other end of the spectrum (clapped out R31 for $500), you could probably just go for a normal NRMA/RAC test. I'm sorry i don't have any specific workshops for you, but you can try these threads, https://www.sau.com.au/forums/topic/54061-best-adelaide-skyline-workshops/ https://www.sau.com.au/forums/topic/431425-reputable-workshop-in-adelaide/ Alternately here is the search. https://www.sau.com.au/forums/search/?q=Adelaide Workshop&fromCSE=1 Most of these are probably pretty old, so make sure you check google and facebook reviews of places. Good luck.
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