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So was at the auctions and made maybe a bad decision,  picked up an impounded stagea that was/is in poor condition.

It had obviously done a big burn out as the back tires were shredded and sitting on the rims and the back doors and panels covered in black rubber.

When auction was on it was me and another guy and i held on , lets just say it was real cheap.

Tow truck came and getting it off the tray was a mission as its sitting on the rims on low tein coilovers. The exhaust got mangled up by the forklift at the auction as it was bent and squashed...

So once off the tow truck shes got a flat battery, new battery on and she cranks and fires first time, sounded strong and the gears go in tight.

So no thumps (its auto), so changed the shredded wheels and borrowed my r33s wheels and she drives.

Got exhaust redone with 3inch dump, 3 1/2ihnch cat and 3 1/2inch back to fujitsubo muffler with a restrictor, sounds great.

Shes got loud screeching noises when turning the steering wheel and timing belt noise.

So at this point the motor is full of oil leaks and dodgy missing bolts, stupid long intercooler piping, gay dash lights etc so needs alot of work.

So... i dived in and its RB3025 time lol..






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So.. its not registered yet and i already bought an RB30 few months back so no reason not to treat this beast to more cubes.

Its current state was 

-stock RB25det, fmic, splitfires,stock turbo but it has aftermarket adjustable suspension arms and tein coilovers 

Goals are

- RB3025 with r33 head, stock mani, HKS GT-RS turbo, E85 with nistune, want low -mid range torque as its just for cruising/towing...

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So recently i got to work, pulled motor which is a bitch as always lying on concrete floor and prop shaft bolt tight as hell.

Stripped manifolds off and have measured the RB30 pistons and ring end gap.  Pistons still mint, 1 1/2thou clearance, ring gap on comp ring is at 0.040 which is worn so new rings needed. Bore is still round and hone marks there, its got some scuff marks but not deep so will give a light hone and push on.  Will measure bearings soon.

Painted block silver so i can see any oil leaks in future.

Next week will order more parts and hopefully assemble the motor..☺

No excuse for not having an RB30 people, cubes for the win lol..🤗🤗🤗☺☺





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Presume it was RWD which makes it easier. This would be a good time to stick a manual box in it!?

Just need rings and bearings on the RB30 and its good for 400kw! You will need another ECU for the Nistune. I believe they can handle VCT now?

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Yeah its got no front drive shafts but it has the front diff so was a 4wd at some point.  At this point is cheaper to leave RWD.

I kinda like an auto hey, i have the R33 thats manual making 350kw so for now 250kw thru the auto would be great just to be different and maybe later build the auto with a GT 30/35 and built box but thats distant future..

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Yes! Awesome project! Can't wait for updates.

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