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  1. JGTC

    Fantastic to hear, glad to hear it is on the road being driven.
  2. JGTC

    Awesome, good to hear Mark, i totally agree with you on that simple layout is best as i get older, more fun at less speed with less to go wrong.
  3. I got my twins rebuilt and balanced at Precision Turbochargers in Wetherill Park, NSW - https://precisionturbos.com.au/. Replacing 1 faulty turbo and replacing it with another 'similar' turbo would cause headaches down the track. 1. GT-SS and 2859-9s are slightly different in spec and will blow differently. 2. You leave yourself open with the other GT-SS being prone to failure, thus setting you up for another remove and replace bill which is the costly part of a low-mount twin configuration 3. for the price of 1 new, you could refurbish both GT-SS', which i still think is the most reliable and cost effective option. While you're replacing you could opt to replace the water & oil lines with a supertec braided kit over the hardlines which are prone to threading upon removal - https://www.facebook.com/supertecracing/posts/1753715698048181
  4. JGTC

    Keen to hear your thoughts on the 86, coming from the STI, by the looks you got the limited ed. ver with the brembos, sachs and updated diff? Really liking these at the moment, just finding it hard to find $30K from the back of the sofa.
  5. Was in the same circumstance last year. I decided to remove ($750), refurbish ($1500) and refit ($750) my twins. To build a single set up (turbo, manifold, wastegate, fabricated IC piping, dump-pipe, exhaust, tune) you'd be lucky to have change from $15,000. There are obvious benefits, but it is an exercise on the wallet. If you are looking to stay with your current set-up, rebuild the turbos rather than simply replace them with a second hand kit, this is a much surer way to ensure they won't fail again. Used turbos hate coming off a car and sitting on a shelf, no matter the mileage.
  6. Not saying they are gospel by any means, but the motiveDVD GT-R just went through this exact query. They decided to keep to the stock rev limit to preserve of the stock head, stock girdle plate and stock crank. Pt.2 of 2
  7. JGTC

    Wouldn't it still be cheaper to re-build the -5 turbos and fit all the parts you have up? Unless you are buying a second hand single kit with turbo, manifold, fabricated dump pipe, the process will set you back anywhere from $10-15K in parts + labour, where as rebuilding the -5s will set you back $1500 and fitting everything you have up will probably cost $2-3K depending where you go.
  8. JGTC

    huge result, should be completely different weapon now.
  9. I believe the 2 ash trays you ordered were; - dark brushed look silver is from a Series II R34 GTR - 00(MY01)-02 - the black ashtray is from a Series I R34 GT-t The astray you need is the Series I 99-00(MY00) astray which is a light gold color
  10. you can fit 265 up to 295 on 10.5 rims, depending on your ride height and camber, i believe with 285 and 295 width will scrub a little bit at full steering lock at the front, you may also need to play with camber and roll the guards and at the rear if you are running a lowered ride height. I have 265/35/18s on 18x10.5+15 and i was conscious that they were a bit stretched, but my wheel alignment guy was happy with how they sit on the rim. To me, 275 would be a perfect fit with no scrubbing on the front. You can check out the R34s here to get an idea of various tyre sizes on 18inch wheels, plenty of variety. http://www.global-auto.ne.jp/stock/public_model_home.php?model=BNR34
  11. Great build, helped me alot with mine. Super interested to see what's next? Or should i wait for the thread/s haha.
  12. JGTC

    if you are looking for new, heasmans steering in tempe, NSW can supply the bilstein range (pss9, clubsport, etc).
  13. I have both cars in the family, the R34 25GT we've had since 2009 (60,000kms), now has 130,000kms, besides O2 sensors and coilpacks we have not had to replace anything other than general servicing. It's true the DC2R is much more of a sports car (1000kgs, Recaros, 8400rpm redline, much more body bracing), but being a thoroughbred it will need more maintenance as they are 15yo+ cars. Our one has cost a small fortune to keep going (suspension, bushes/arms/mounts, oil leaks, electrics etc.) I dare say it'd be harder to find a DC2R in good nick than a N/A R34 these days, and for a cruiser (what you do the most of on your Ps) the 34 is a nicer/cooler car.
  14. With my R34 i ended up with MCA Reds with 12kg/5kg springs - dampers were valved for tarmac rally/hillclimb rather than circuit/track Came from M-Spec stock suspension which was surprisingly jarring on sydney roads, the MCAs were an improvement in ride-quality both when driving quickly and at the speed limit. I went with MCA as they had done speciifc model testing on the R34, where i believe shockworks' test car was a R32 GTR. Another option to consider is PSS9 bilsteins which are a good choice off the shelf, and can be bought and serviced in Sydney by Heasmans Some info might be useful from my thread.
  15. https://www.carsales.com.au/private/details/_/SSE-AD-4976384