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  1. Im already putting parts together for a motor rebuild hopefully by this time next year or not far from it. Since the car will be coming back with me to the States I plan on changing the fuel injectors, coil packs, and AFM to R35s for ease of maintenance instead of chasing down Oem parts if they were to go bad (mainly for the coil packs and AFM's). Thought that since Nismo has them in the RTune package that it should be okay. Dont plan on going big with the build I would be happy in the realm of 400-500hp. The ECU i gotta figure out depending on the tuner in Japan and whos close to me in Yamaguchi. There is a few shops nearby but hoping to get an ECU thats good for Japan and US tuners since i will be going from 98 to 93 in gas and would rather not have to purchase 2 different ECU's haha. For the Crank pulley i would probably stick to OEM or one of the ATI ones that i seen HKS add to their catalog for the RB26s. For my application I think the OEM would probably suit my needs better not 100% sure. Being new to the platform im still learning bits here and there.
  2. Thank you. I try to enjoy the car when im able to, I'm usually gone 6months since moving to japan for work so it usually doesnt seem like im there very long to do anything lol. But i ordered few goodies for the car thats waiting for me at a co-workers house and will be swapping to the car once im home but a couple i will be waiting on since they are back-ordered. Yeah its in good condition even tho it has higher Kms but they need love to right? haha.
  3. Dang thats a good feat since Mine's usually seems to dominate most shops. Took me a while to search and find the shop in Yanai online but i was able to. I defiantly will be making a pit stop by the shop since its a lot closer to my house 20mins vs RiO at 1 hour 30mins lol. Im gathering bits to get get a motor rebuild/refresh since im over 200K kms but before i got the car the compression blew between 170-180 psi for all cylinders which seems good for the amount of Kms on the car. Maybe already had a engine refresh in its time ? my luck probably not. But i will be looking for a shop to do the work and closer would be better but at the same time i wouldn't mind sending it further up if i need to. I defiantly will try to make my next stop at the Okayama track and report back with my thoughts. Luckily i have a housing agent that deals with the landlord and since working at the naval base i usually dont have anything to worry about. They cut my yard for free 2 times a year and come fix anything that needs fixing. My neighbors seem to like me so far since i have been there. The Gtr isnt loud but not quite but i usually tend to try and stay peacefully specially at night when i am pulling into my garage. I have a neighbor across the street that comes and looks at the car whenever i am washing it in font of my house followed by a japanese guy who like to stop and shit chat with me in Japanese while he walks his dog, more like a 1 way convo since i dont speak Japanese haha. Overall i don't think my neighbors have any complaints specially since im usually not there 3-6 months out of the year lol. Thanks for the email, i will send him a message whenever im back and see if he has spares that i could buy. Mine isnt terrible as of yet since i did my little diy fix that i got from SAU.
  4. I'm jealous i couldn't snag one a year or 2 prior ( was saving my pennies for one) but i was lucky enough to snag a decent one before the prices flew to the moon with Dogecoin lol. I defiantly wouldn't have gotten one if i would have waited any longer. Yeah that plan it to take it with me whenever my term in Japan is over. In the meantime i have been replacing maintenance items and ordering parts since they seem a bit cheaper in Japan vs Stateside. One of my goals is to send it to Garage Yoshida for a chassis refresh before departing but shall see on that one.
  5. Haha yeah Takata was a bit on the sucky side. Seemed more for point and shoot cars since the track seemed really tight lol. I will defiantly look into Okayama after doing some maintenance on the car (Brakes and Tires). Not sure if i heard of Power-Craft, in Shizuoka Prefecture?.... but i have heard good things about a shop in Hiroshima named RiO that's supposedly pretty good to the Gtrs. Any good things of them ? Yeah Justin seems like good people, i see him pop up in the Iwakuni base car page and may have met him once but not sure. I honestly dont mind Iwakuni, i like the country aspect of it and being able to live 30mins away from base is even a better plus for me haha (I'm the only American in my little town). Would defiantly inquire about a 2nd MFD screen for a spare but at the moment i cant order much because of being TDY in the middle of the ocean but possibly after returning to Japan. Thanks for the Correction on the Bridge haha
  6. I realized i probably put this in the wrong section but i dont see a delete button for for this because i went ahead and made a thread in the Projects, Overhauls, and Build Ups section. If a Mod/Admin wants to delete this thread thats okay
  7. One of the last things i did with the car before being station in the middle of the ocean for 6months was go to Takata Circuit in Hiroshima Prefecture and while doing so i accidently crashed a shops reserved day but they were cool with it and let me continue on around the track. They had one of their members take photos and he was kind enough to snap a few of my car and send them to me which surprised me. I have ordered a few things while i have been in the middle of the ocean so the car is going get few upgrades/changes when i get back. I have also done a few interior changes but didnt think i would post those photos. Hope this isnt to much for a 1st thread haha.
  8. Soon after the small MFD fix i installed the HKS Hypermax GT IV 20specs at the hobby shop on base and soon after i took a nice evening shot in front of the house im living in during my stay in Japan. I also changed out the amber lights for the clear Nismo option and I believe it makes the car look better. Also got a quick photo with the Kentai Bridge in the background
  9. Car finally arrives from TopRank in Chiba Prefecture around October 2020 (Purchased the car around Aug/Sep2020) and overcome by happiness haha. One of the 1st things that I did was fix the MFD screen, there is a thread here on SAU that walks you through and it was a challenge specially getting the film to lay down correctly. Overall i was happy since it only costed like $20-30 and couple hours of my time but i still want to buy one from one of the guys that sells them for like $250 for a spare. You can see its not 100% perfect but it is better than it was before.
  10. Hello Everyone, Figured id introduce myself and make a thread of my car and progress while in ownership. I have always wanted to have a BNR34 but never thought it would my achievable due to living in the states and knowing prices would be sky high. I ended you moving to Japan due to work for a 5year term/tour and a year later after being in Japan I drove up to Chiba Prefecture from Yamaguchi Prefecture (14hr drive) to TopRank to look and decided to make the purchase. I am glad that i did because it felt like overnight the prices shot up to 100k+. Before delivery i had TopRank perform timing belt,water pump,and pulley job since it was due so that was a little bonus before getting the vehicle. I come from Subies when i was in the States so im used to everything you do to a car needs a tune haha. Im new to the platform of Skyline Gtrs but i have been learning along the way. The R34 GTR is pretty much stock besides a trust catback exhaust and some no name coilovers that were on the car ( these were very harsh ). It is also on the higher KM end (216,000 KM) but it overall in decent condition with minimal rust but some is expected being a 20yr car. Since ownership I have replaced a number of maintenance items and the coilovers to HKS Hypermax GT IV 20specs and right after the ride was a lot better.
  11. One of the last things i did with the car before being station in the middle of the ocean for 6months was go to Takata Circuit in Hiroshima Prefecture and while doing so i accidently crashed a shops reserved day but they were cool with it and let me continue on around the track. They had one of their members take photos and he was kind enough to snap a few of my car and send them to me which surprised me. I have ordered a few things while i have been in the middle of the ocean so the car is going get few upgrades/changes when i get back. I have also done a few interior changes but didnt think i would post those photos. Hope this isnt to much for a 1st thread haha.
  12. Soon after the small MFD fix i installed the HKS Hypermax GT IV 20specs at the hobby shop on base and soon after i took a nice evening shot in front of the house im living in during my stay in Japan. I also changed out the amber lights for the clear Nismo option and I believe it makes the car look better. Also got a quick photo with the Kentai Bridge in the background.
  13. Car finally arrives from TopRank in Chiba Prefecture around October 2020 (Purchased the car around Aug/Sep2020) and overcome by happiness haha. One of the 1st things that I did was fix the MFD screen, there is a thread here on SAU that walks you through and it was a challenge specially getting the film to lay down correctly. Overall i was happy since it only costed like $20-30 and couple hours of my time but i still want to buy one from one of the guys that sells them for like $250 for a spare. You can see its not 100% perfect but it is better than it was before.
  14. Hello Everyone, Figured id introduce myself and make a thread of my car and progress while in ownership. I have always wanted to have a BNR34 but never thought it would my achievable due to living in the states and knowing prices would be sky high. I ended you moving to Japan due to work for a 5year term/tour and a year later after being in Japan I drove up to Chiba Prefecture from Yamaguchi Prefecture (14hr drive) to TopRank to look and decided to make the purchase. I am glad that i did because it felt like overnight the prices shot up to 100k+. Before delivery i had TopRank perform timing belt,water pump,and pulley job since it was due so that was a little bonus before getting the vehicle. I come from Subies when i was in the States so im used to everything you do to a car needs a tune haha. Im new to the platform of Skyline Gtrs but i have been learning along the way. The R34 GTR is pretty much stock besides a trust catback exhaust and some no name coilovers that were on the car ( these were very harsh ). It is also on the higher KM end (216,000 KM) but it overall in decent condition with minimal rust but some is expected being a 20yr car. Since ownership I have replaced a number of maintenance items and the coilovers to HKS Hypermax GT IV 20specs and right after the ride was a lot better.
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