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Friday, September 09, 2016

Do 16 Inch Wheels Fit Over OEM Brembo Brakes?

16 inch OEM Nissan Skyline GT-R wheel over OEM Brembo

The R32 Vspec and Vspec II got a brake upgrade in the form of Brembo calipers, and larger rotors front and rear.  324mm x 30 mm Brembo front vs a 296 mm x 32 mm Sumitomo/Nissan front.  This larger rotor and caliper required the Vspec and Vspec II get a 17 inch wheel, or did it?

This is one of those things, that gets repeated over and over, but something we never tried ourselves, so with an R32 with OEM Brembos mounted, we gave it a try.


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Showing contact points against the barrel, but surprisingly the face of the wheel clears. 

We were surprised the OEM 16 inch wheel fit over the brakes, and sat flush against the rotor. However spinning the wheel would have been a problem. Each end of the caliper was hitting the barrel of the wheel.


Touching the barrel. 

So a slightly different 16 inch wheel, with a different barrel shape might clear. You would need about 4-5 mm extra clearance to realistically be able to run the caliper. More if you  were a bit more serious.

OEM 17 inch Vspec wheels over the 324 mm Brembo brakes.


Tuesday, August 30, 2016

When Will the R33 Skyline Be Legal in the USA?

When will the R33 Nissan Skyline GTS and GTR be legal to import to the USA?


When will the R33 Nissan Skyline GTS and GTR be legal to import to the USA?

Vehicles over 25 years old are NHTSA exempt. This means that you can legally import vehicles over 25 years old to the US, without having to meet any Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards. You don't need to replace headlights, tail lights, mirrors, speedometers, or glass.  1996-1998 R33 are legal in the US currently, but have to meet US EPA and NHTSA requirements as part of VCP-32. This brings a huge cost element to the importation, more than most people are willing to spend.

Typical R33 GTS
The R33 GTS were released in August of 1993, so in August of 2018, they start turning 25 years old.



January 1995 saw the release of the R33 GT-R, they turn 25 years old starting in January 2020.  A great break down of Nissan Skyline GT-R information - http://gtr-registry.com/en-bcnr33-vin-table.php



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Monday, August 29, 2016

Series II Nissan Skyline GT-R R32 August 1991 to December 1992

Donked R32 GT-R.  Don't worry its not a real picture, you can put your pitchfork away.

The series II Nissan Skyline GT-R were released at the end of August in 1991, and are just now turning over 25 years old. There are a few changes with this middle upgrade, and they are listed below.

The series II cars can easily be identified by their chassis number. BNR32-210001 is the first of the series. BNR32-223300 is the last of the series. More chassis number information at gtr-registry.com


- 08/20/'91 Minor change. Middle model
Bar added in door (50kg weight increase)
Door bars are pretty obvious. Safety requirements, the cars gain 110 lbs

Projector light modified(H3C->H1)
The near impossible to find in the western world H3c is replaced by the easy to find H1 bulb.

Driver's air bag optional
A very rare option. Only a few hundred cars with airbags over the R32 life.

Oil pump drive widened
From narrow to wide oil pump drive.
Narrow oil pump drive

Wide oil pump drive

Cylinder block modified (reinforced partly and lighten)
Never seen or could figure out what this is.

Rear caliper seal modified
Never noticed it.

Interior partly changed
The early cars have a smooth finish on the radio surround and shifter surround. The later cars are textured.
Smooth finish, early car



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Friday, July 08, 2016

For Sale : 1999 Nissan Skyline GT-R Vspec Early : Show or Display Exemption : California and EPA Compliant

For Sale : 1999 Nissan Skyline GT-R Vspec Midnight Purple II
For Sale : 1999 Nissan Skyline GT-R Vspec Midnight Purple II

For Sale: 

Show or Display 1999 Nissan Skyline GT-R Vspec Early Model

EPA and California Certification in Process

This will be the only fully California legal R34 Nissan Skyline GT-R.

One of 282 Vspecs produced in LV4 - Midnight Purple II

92900 km ~57725 miles with documentation .Serious inquires only

For Sale : 1999 Nissan Skyline GT-R Vspec Midnight Purple II
For Sale : 1999 Nissan Skyline GT-R Vspec Midnight Purple II



A vehicle eligible for Show or Display may receive NHTSA approval to be driven on the highway. The odometer must not register more than 2,500 miles in a 12-month period. NHTSA approval of limited on-road use is to allow the vehicle to be driven to and from nearby displays of similar automobiles. Another reason permission is granted is to maintain the vehicle’s engine, braking, lighting, and other dynamic systems in good working order. The vehicle is still required to meet EPA requirements. If the original engine in the vehicle will be replaced with a non-original engine to meet EPA requirements, it must be identified in your application since it may impact on the technological or historical significance of the vehicle.

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For Sale : 1999 Nissan Skyline GT-R Vspec Midnight Purple II


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