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  1. I believe this is king of all the wagons... I'll hear nothing against it. (As long as you've got 20k for maintenace a year!)
  2. I'm glad you found this info... never occurred to me. [emoji848] I was going to suggest using an FM transmitter and see if the radio works when your transmitting from in the car. Come back if your new antenna doesn't work. Happy to keep throwing ideas at you. [emoji16]
  3. If the radio came from Japan *(installed in the car already) then the frequency band will be out. If it is an Australian radio it shouldn't be an issue. Assuming you have an Australian radio check that the antenna is connected to the head unit properly (it just pushes in). Air gaps in RF systems aren't normally helpful. Make sure the cable hasn't been damaged or cut anywhere. An antenna cable that has been crushed is as good as useless as it will be creating an RF short, thereby meaning no signal will run the full length of the cable. Check the antenna cable for damage.
  4. Welcome. For sure you've come to the right place on the internet. There's a wealth of knowledge on this site. Give the search button a go for some generic info, otherwise ask away! [emoji16][emoji16][emoji16]
  5. The trims make the interior look brand new. You have a real eye for details. [emoji16]
  6. Steve85

    Why?

    Lol. Suits me just fine. I've still got to fix my wagon with a broken engine. 🤣
  7. Very cool. The car is looking amazing. [emoji106]
  8. Steve85

    Why?

    I think i covered this earlier in a different thread but I'll have another go. As someone who wasn't here ten or fifteen years ago I assume that the landscape was slightly different. I imagine that 10 years ago an owner here would daily or have only the one car that was a Skyline. I would be surprised if it were the same now. In those ten years my own personal experience of trying to daily a modified car by keeping it running, trying to dodge cops for fear of canaries and just plain effort that is required to drive a loud obnoxious car has proven that running a strictly daily car and modifying a weekend car is king. Having a daily frees you up to have a nice car and sweet/fast/crazy/low project car that's fun on the weekends. It stops people from project car burnout or at least delays it. In fifteen years the import scene has changed dramatically, as has the public opinion of "dangerous driving styles". I'm sure most people knew idiot drivers back then, but now in the age of phones with HD video and imaging, ACA beat ups and dashcams, driving like a dick on the road costs dearly. You can't do it like you used to. We need to be more organised and above board when we go out for cruises or track thrashes. So how is this relevant? It's relevant because we all want to be included. We all want to have fun without ruining it for everyone else. If you've never driven a true exotic car try it. Having 500+ hp at the wheels is amazing when it can be so comfortable and compliant at everything else. Sure my GTR will destroy all on a drag strip. But I'd be lying if i said it were comfortable, easy to drive and I didn't stall it five times everytime I took it out. We all have our own Skyline goals, but there's only so many 10s of thousands I'm going to throw in before a nice Aston, Porsche or Ferrari starts to look tempting for the same price I've dumped into my car. At some point I'm going to move on from Skylines (probably) and I'd like to stay here. We should always be striving to be inclusive when people are respectful and they meet the same principles we hold ourselves to. There's enough hate and bs in the world already. Car people need to stop hating on other car people already. End rant... [emoji106]
  9. Welcome welcome. Always nice to see other Melbourne people! [emoji16][emoji16][emoji16]
  10. I think that the other LM in Melbourne maybe didn't sell across to Canada like people had thought. Apparently according to Eric (LM) someone from Melbourne contacted him with a mint one in Mlebourne he's thinking if selling. I'm thinking it might have been that one. Someone else saw another one the other day. Somehow I've lost track of them... ah well Oh and Eric's LM is coming here. I believe it arrived last Friday. [emoji7]
  11. Here's my two cents OP: Logical, simple: sell GT, buy GTT. Cheap(ish): turbo current GT. Logical, just a few $$ more than turbo above: half cut swap Super duper crazy: engine swaps that aren't rb (LS, Barra etc) Bare in mind I'm no mechanic, nor do I even drive. Inner city life for me baby... (dings push bike bell).
  12. I'm semi-confident that my car would be able to beat a Golf like that. Buuuut, the receipts for my car add up to almost as much as that Golf. Plus the car... on paper the Golf is a good buy. Edit: i didn't pay that much, but the previous owner sure went to town.
  13. oof that back up camera.... you can really see it. 😕 Otherwise I really like the shape of these, they just look solid, but classy. I can't really explain it. I think these are an amazing looking car and with some super minor changes look almost timeless.
  14. I agree. I don't believe these would be related. Without a wiring diagram, you'll need to trace the wires in their entirity. Start with the fuses. Possibly something has shorted at your battery or fuse box. If not check all the way down the wiring and make sure to check and clean earthing points just in case.
  15. Aaahhhh goddamn it! I've been trying to convince my wife we need an R34. Was thinking of flying up to have a look. Guess not. Thanks@djvoodoo [emoji106][emoji106]
  16. Welcome. You'll soon discover most of us started exactly where you are now. I still don't claim to know anything... 🤣
  17. Sorry, i think i've misled you there a bit. You asked at the beginning which importers would be best if you wanted to bring in a different car. I was pointing you to the thread where most people have given their feedback.
  18. @slap Ect... ect.... barras [emoji86] not a true skyline fan hey. Seems to be alot on SAU talkin up there rollas and golf gtis omg Sau isnt FB. Once you have a really clean or high powered build and have achieved your Skyline goals, your focus will shift too! There's only so many 10s of thousands you can throw at Skylines before other factors come into it. Cars are cool.
  19. Or better yet buy my Audi!!! [emoji23]
  20. Ok... I'm hoping that's not me. My surgeon suggested I'll be able to get back on my bike within a week. Maybe I'll just push that back. Regarding underwear (sorry to lower the tone all), are normal briefs/y cuts ok or should i be getting something else?
  21. Oh no. That's not what i want to hear. [emoji43] Did something go wrong or is it just how it sometimes goes? I've been told 5-7 day recovery max. I'm glad to hear you're on the mend again.
  22. Ok. Ok. I get it. It's not a Skyline. How about $5000? You probably can't build a Lemons car for 5k(maybe). If you are even at all interested let me know. [emoji16]
  23. Lurker Steve here. This month: I blew up my BMW (bottom end). I got fired. [emoji26] I did my back on the long weekend (too much picking up small children incorrectly). Next month cannot be worse. Oh wait. Getting a vasectomy in two weeks. [emoji849] I'm praying it doesn't hurt.
  24. https://www.sau.com.au/forums/applications/tapatalk/index.php?/topic/426222-If-You're-Happy-With-Your-Import-Car,-Who-Brought-It-In? If You're Happy With Your Import Car, Who Brought It In?
  25. If you're over it and you don't like driving it, looking at it or working on it sell it. Otherwise keep it.
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