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Hello

Thought I’d take time share with you my GTR.

I’ve been a member on SAU since the early days – April 2002.

Started on here as a young guy in my early 20’s – just sold my VP HSV and was looking to buy a R33 GTSt which were just starting to be sold at the yards around that time. After owing the GTSt, I moved onto Supras, Evo’s and various R33 and R34 GTR’s over the last 10 years. Although I loved the 2JZ Supras – the car that I always loved the most and always gives me the best memories – was my 2001 R34 GTR V Spec II.

2001 GTR V Spec II

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1998 GTR

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Supra

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2010 Shelby GT500

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Being without a GTR for a number of years I decided I would start quietly keeping an eye out in Japan for my next car.

I am very particular about my cars – extremely fussy – so I was in no rush – browsing the yards in Japan is half the fun.

I was after a car in Japan – I had to be first owner in Australia. I was after a quality modified car – standard or near standard cars was not an option – as had many and I was looking for something more hardcore.

Wanted a car built in Japan, of the highest quality, genuine low km, etc etc.

This car would be a keeper – something I will spend time in with my sons, enjoy, etc.

I was actually looking for a 34 …. when I received an email from Global Auto in Japan (where I had purchased the Autoselect R34 GTR the week before)……..

Details of Vehicle of emailed to me from Global Auto ...

1997 R33 GTR V Spec
Series 3
50000km
87o N1 piston
Cylinder head surface training positive processing
Engine block boring, honing surface
Modification to crank, Konrod weight adjustment
NISMO metal head gasket
N1 Oil Pump
N1 Water Pump
TRUST Aluminium Pulley Kit
TRUST T78-33D Turbine Kit
TRUST Exhaust Manifold
TRUST Racing Westgate
TRUST Fuel Delivery Line
TRUST 3 Layer Intercooler
TRUST Intercooler Piping
TRUST 16-stage Oil Cooler
TRUST Aluminium Radiator
TRUST front pipe
TRUST TR Power Evolution muffler
TRUST sequential 6-speed transmission
TRUST PROFEC boost controller
TRUST turbo timer
TRUST boost gauge
HKS super power flow reloaded Ted
NISMO Fuel Pressure Regulator
NISMO Large Capacity Fuel Pump
BILLION silicon radiator hose
SARD 650cc fuel injector
Aluminium Suction Pipe
Apexi N1 suspension
OS GIKEN twin plate clutch
OS GIKEN lightweight flywheel
WINMAX brake pads
AMKREAD AM-1 18-inch wheels
POTENZA 275/35-18 tire
HKS F-CON V-PRO
NISMO 320km full scale meter
NISMO-dash triple meter
N1 bumper duct

Pictures as sent to me from Global Auto...

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Just arrived at their yard – before they put it for sale would I be interested. Upon looking at the pictures and quick call to check over some details – I purchased it immediately.

When bringing the car to Australia – I decided to ship the GTR directly to GT AUTO in Brisbane. As I’m in Perth – I entrusted Tim and Dave to look after the car for me - service, minor upgrades and tuning needed to be done. I cannot speak highly enough of the boys at GT Auto in Brisbane – who took nothing but amazing care of my car.

Whilst at GT Auto - some of the improvements to the car I have made ...
* HKS FCONV V-PRO ECU
* HKS EVO6 Boost Controller
* 1000CC Injectors
* RADIUM Surge Tank with Twin External Pumps Bracket
* E85 Fuel Line and Fittings
* HKS Cam Gears
* New NPC Twin Plate Custom Clutch 1000HP
* Nitto Clear Cam Cover
* Garage Defend C/F Cooling Panel
* Tinted Windows
* Polished Intake Plenum
* New N1 Water Pump
* Dyno Tuning

GTR whilst at GT AUTO ...

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Results were 667HP at All 4 Wheels (497kw @ Wheels)

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Dyno Video --> https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=10203435806553168&set=vb.75231026522&type=2&theater

Now at home in Perth with me ....

AUTO SELECT Strut brace added.

Braided Hoses replaces clear plastic.

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I will continue to update this topic to share with you my experiences - and keep a history of my GTR.

Thank you for reading.

Daniel

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I was in the same shoes and I just came back to a GTR as well.

Probably should start one of these threads as well haha - keep us updated :)

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IMMACUL8 as always Dan :-)

Im still lurking around as well and just saw this in the threads!

Love it!

How does it compare to 34GTR? Also Holy Sh*t look at that Mustang!

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Hey Dan

Another old school original member - great to hear from you.

This is by far the best GTR I have had. The 6 Speed Sequential box is what makes me smile the most.

This car is like the day it came from the factory - condition wise.

Interior is flawless - not a mark - appears as brand new.

Underneath car is also flawless - the rails, etc are perfect - no scratches, dings, nothing - truely amazing.

I did the full Jap History check on this GTR - all great.

I feel as if I have purchased a brand new 18 year old car..... IMMACULATE (IMACUL8) is every way.

IMMACUL8 as always Dan :-)

Im still lurking around as well and just saw this in the threads!

Love it!

How does it compare to 34GTR? Also Holy Sh*t look at that Mustang!

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Oh they're all so nice!

A clean R33 always does funny things to my insides and that silver series 3 is gorgeous! Well done!

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Thanks Christian

Oh they're all so nice!

A clean R33 always does funny things to my insides and that silver series 3 is gorgeous! Well done!

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More pics ...

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Hey

Well its been awhile - car has basically be parked away in family garage for last 6 months while I worked on a house renovation - result - got my new garage built ;)

Although not completely finished with my reno project - was able to bring the car home FINALLY.

Have the garage set-up for my GTR they way I always wanted..... (minus a hoist ;)

Now that the car is home and I have access to it when ever I please - time to get a few little things done I've been putting off.

This past weekend I fitted the Genuine Nissan Sports pedal set.

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Removed Inlet pipe to replace filter and check turbo / clean.

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Some randoms with crappy camera phone .....

* apologies for the flipped pics.

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The filter element was stuffed - and have ordered replacements.

Upon inspection of the turbo - was happy to find it in excellent co

ndition. No shaft play at all - all looks great!

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Thanks mate

Very very nice GTR!

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Great looking car mate!

I just got hold of a series 1 R33 GTR myself, let the mods begin

Matt

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Thanks.

Congrats on your purchase - let the fun begin.

Great looking car mate!

I just got hold of a series 1 R33 GTR myself, let the mods begin

Matt

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Nice! I too have a series 3 and same colour :) but yours soooo nice and plenty of go. Only problem with series 3 are the lips - they are so nice but love to kiss the pavement :(

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Thanks mate

I don't have any issues with the front lip. I have the car a little higher than I would visually desire - but saves me alot of headaches and somewhat protects it from bumps and scratches.

Nice! I too have a series 3 and same colour :) but yours soooo nice and plenty of go. Only problem with series 3 are the lips - they are so nice but love to kiss the pavement :(

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