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R32 GTS-t RB30 sedan


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this is a copy and paste from another forum as my build has been going on for many years, but thought i would finally share it on here.

I have owned the car for since 2002 and until 2007 it was my daily driver and has 254000kms on the body. 

during those years the car ended up with:

  1. Link GTS plug-in
  2. 255L walbro pump
  3. VG30 turbo
  4. FMIC
  5. 3" exhaust
  6. K&N filter
  7. Exedy 5 puk HD clutch

the car was making 180rwkw's, in 2009 after the car sitting round for two years i decided to turn the car into a more track focused car so i went about buying bits. 
vr4 450cc injectors 
R33 RB25DET gearbox 
nismo 1.5way LSD 
BC red adjustable coilover shocks 
adjustable front and rear camber arms, whiteline sway bars 
adjustable front caster arms, rear "traction" rods 
locked hicas 
racetech 4009w seat 
monza harness and stripped interior



the car was ready for its track day abuse


it survived it's first track day so it got a new set of wheel


and went back for more....


i managed to spin every bearing in the bottom end so it was goodbye to the RB20. that was in 2011

this started the long awaited RB30 build that i first started getting bits for in 2004. which has taken 8 years to do (two children, buying a house, getting married all done in that time)

so new parts were purchased:

all the ARP bits:


a new Exedy triple plate clutch 


a Borg Warner s360sx turbo with a .91 twin scroll housing


ethanol sensor


Custom CP pistons 8.75:1 and MRP rods with ARP 2000 bolts


the block was sent to Colliers in Levin for machining and balancing, then taken into my garage, painted and assembled


some Tomei 256 poncams were added along with some Kelford valve springs


clutch and gearbox fitted then it went into the car


more parts were ordered, fitted and fabricated

Greddy intake manifold


-10 fuel rail


double pass radiator


66mm waste gate


Sinco custom RB30 twin scroll manifold


custom 4" exhaust fabricated by a mate


i then decided that re-wiring the car would be a fun thing, so my mate did all the hard work and i supervised.



and so the car was ready for the dyno


one run in tune and a full tune later the car is now road legal

high boost (17PSI) on BP98 pump gas


then we moved to Ethanol and on 60% got the below results




and some videos



and a video a mate did from a dyno day after the run-in and before the full tune when we made the car run a bar of boost




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forgot to mention, current specs are:

RB30E block with S2 R33 RB25DET head 
CP 8.5~7:1 pistons
MRP rods, arp2000 bolts
ARP main studs
Oil pump drive adapter
RB25DET oil pump
Tomei 256 x 8.5 poncams (NVCS)
Lightly ported r33 s2 head
Genuine greddy intake manifold
VH45 throttle body
6x XSpurt 1550cc injectors with flex fuel sensor
150mm intercooler
Sinco twin scroll exhaust manifold
66mm precision waste gate
Borg Warner S300SX 8375 w/ twin scroll .91 housing
4inch exhaust from turbo to back
Vipec i88 ECU 
NZ Wiring cam trigger kit

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So catch can has been made up and it was time for the drags (Dec 7-8). Because the car makes a bunch of hp and to try get it down the track without breakong driveline parts we are running boost by gear (1st 7psi, 2nd 10psi, 3rd 14psi and 4th+5th is 17psi).
Due to weather there was only one day of racing, and unfortunately at our local track you don't get many runs in a day.
So my first run was full of adrenaline and monkey driving, but did a [email protected]
Second run was once again full of adrenaline and monkey driving, this time did a [email protected] needless to say I was stoked with that run.
For the next run we changed the launch control and turned 4th and 5th up to 20psi. The car launched way better then the first two runs but
Unfortunately I got lots of axle tramp and hooked second while axle tramping, apparently my axles didn't like this and snapped both axles at the CV ends.
So that was the end of my weekend, but we suspect the car would have done an 11 if it had held. For next time I am going to get a clutch slipper valve, put Bilsteins in the back and not run my 18's... Some videos and pictures attached.







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