I've always wanted to start a thread and constantly update it over the years with new mods etc, then look back at the progress and see how far it's come. So here it is!
This is my 2001 Skyline R34 GTR. It was a grade 4B at the auctions and was exported on the 2nd of March 2018. I later purchased it from a local dealer here in Sydney on the 21st of December 2018 as a nice little Christmas present to myself.
(Picking it up from the dealer)
(Bringing her home)
As you could imagine I was ecstatic about finally owning a car I have only dreamed about. Although I did pay a premium price for it, it was worth every penny to me (and that's all that really matters).
Theres not much to say about it really. It is a base model and had absolutely no modifications done to it, but that will slowly change over time as you guys will see in this thread! That same weekend I bought a new Kenwood head unit and Alpine speakers to replace the factory speakers and crappy aftermarket head unit that was already in the car. At the time I didn't think of taking any photos of the install but I don't think that is too interesting anyways haha.
After about two months of owning the car, it was time to find a good exhaust system so I could listen to that RB26 in all of it's glory! I found someone selling some near new HKS front pipes, high-flow cat and Tomei Expreme Ti cat-back which I jumped on straight away and got myself a bargain!
Then around mid-June 2019 I got myself a brand new NISMO Intercooler off a member on this forum, installed it and colour matched the front lip to the rest of the car.
Fast forward to last weekend where I replaced the factory clutch and duel-mass flywheel for a NISMO twin plate and boy does that clutch feel so good. I'm not going to be chasing 1000hp like most GTR's in Sydney, but this clutch install should be overkill for the power level I want out of it.
(Pulling the clutch out at my work. Definitely not something I wanted to do on my garage floor and my boss was kind enough to let me come in on the weekend and use a hoist so I could replace it)
(Stock clutch ready to be replaced)
(Definitely needs a good clean up in there)
(New clutch, rear main seal and spigot bearing installed)
(Bell housing cleaned up nicely with new release bearing)
Really impressed with how easy it is to use the NISMO twin plate. Feels just like the stock one with a bit more bite. Anyways, that's a quick catch up of what life has been like for the past year and a half of ownership. More exciting things to come! I hope you guys enjoy the journey with me. Until next time ✌️