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    1990 R32 GTR
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  1. Welcome, tons of good info on this forum. You're in North Carolina? Whereabouts? Used to live near Charlotte until I moved for work.
  2. Try Yahoo Auctions, I've seen them pop up fairly regularly. Lots of good stuff.
  3. Haven't heard of those, I'll check them out. Thanks for the tip
  4. They're at auction at the moment for quite a bit less than GKTech, so I'm considering them. Of course if they approach the GKTech price I'd opt for those. If the -5mm doesnt give the degrees I'm after then I'd ignore them altogether, but that information is still unknown.
  5. Hey all, Saw that Ikeya Formula offered FUCAs in 2 flavors for the R32 GTR, -5mm and -15mm. Does anyone know how much camber the -5mm arm would give? I recall reading somewhere that the -15mm arm would give ~3 degrees, which is more than I'm looking for (2 degrees). The adjustable ones from GKTech would be the obvious solution, but I might be able to get the Ikeya's for a condition and price I'd be amiss to pass up. Hence my asking. Thanks for any insight!
  6. Must have been serious if the support couldn't be refinished/reinforced. Once you're done, you'll have a pretty unique ride if you're stateside!
  7. Good progress, but would it not have been easier and/or cheaper to just get the Bee R kit?
  8. A necessity. What you really need is a pair of those Nismo branded binoculars. People really out there paying for anything with a Nismo logo on it, when they can usually get them for more realistic prices from Yahoo Auctions/Mercari. But most only usually see the inflated prices on social media so they think it's actually worth that much and not just a scalper's fee lol
  9. When my tank leaked it only leaked until about 3/4 tank. Turns out an evaporation hose on top of the tank, a breather hose attached to the filler hose, and the fuel pump o-ring had all gone bad. Replaced them all and it has been perfect. Not sure how different a GTS tank is from a GTR. If your tank is leaking all the way down to 1/4 tank then it's probably a hole somewhere down low, you might be able to see it without dropping the tank. Dropping the tank itself isn't too hard to do in your garage if you have a buddy and can be done in an afternoon. There's a post on here that gives pretty good directions with pics. Of course a garage with a fuel tank lift would be able to do it much faster. At least since so much is leaking out you don't have to worry about draining/siphoning out (as much) fuel first, but keep in mind that even at 1/4 tank, gas is heavy.
  10. Americans really drive the prices up to ridiculous levels. There are individuals here who are already buying R34 GTRs and paying to store them, even though they can't import them for another 4 years minimum. Prices will be going through the roof with them some already getting close to the 6 figure mark. People want what they can't have, which makes them think these cars are worth the big bags of cash being asked for. Personally, I point the finger at F&F, 'influencers', and JDM fanboi types for the overhype. Same reason Supra prices are absurd with USDM examples going for 6 figures at auction, which makes other owners think their own example is inherently worth more than it really is. Same reason that over here, people will buy even non-GTR Skylines for 15-20K USD. The Skyline name just means that much to some people now. The sad truth is that in a few years, most GTRs, the 34 especially, will be unattainable to most people (myself included) without windfalls of disposable income. Those who already own these cars now are fortunate to have them!
  11. If it's an OBD port, you could try something from here: http://www.buyobd.com/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=6 I use the bluetooth one and it works fine with NDS. You might be able to get it to connect to your phone or laptop that way if usb is giving you issues. Cheap, so might be worth a shot if you haven't considered already. I once tried an OBDII bluetooth dongle (might be the same as yours, it's clear blue plastic) with a 16 to 14 pin convert cable to see if it would work. It didn't, as one might expect.
  12. Hey all, So I might just be a bit slow but wanted to check how these pedals are supposed to be installed. My R32 brake and clutch pedal are held on by a rubber portion and the accelerator by a clip. I got a set of old Nismo pedals that came with little screws/nuts but wanted to know how these are supposed to be mounted. Am I supposed to screw them on top of/into my current pedals? I don't see how they would be installed as complete replacements with the hardware that came with them. The R34 aluminum pedals on the other hand seem to be direct replacements as they look like metal versions of the regular rubber ones.
  13. That's rough man, hope it's an easy enough swap for you. Rain guards seem to be a requirement on any vented hood
  14. When I replaced the low pressure hose in mine there's a little electric plug towards the driver's side of the vehicle. Maybe check that it (and any other plug) wasn't somehow burnt out/damaged from when your line blew? Not sure if that alone could cripple the entire system but if everything is definitely mechanically sound then electrical would likely be the culprit.
  15. The HKS site has manuals for a good number of exhausts but not for Skylines that I saw. The STM diagram on the product info page has pretty much all I need, but I noticed that other manuals had diagrams with extra info like torque and 'installation notes'. So I guess I'm just confused as to why some diagrams would have this info and others don't. I might just look at the Nissan service manual, otherwise I'll just tighten everything enough that I'm confident it wont fall off.
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