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Thursday, October 18, 2018

Nissan Skyline GT-R R32 Aerodynamics

#bluecar with factory rear wing, sideskirts, front bumper with NISMO ducts, and front lip

Aerodynamically, the R32 GT-R is a brick.   The data we have says the coefficient of drag is 0.40.

Coefficient of drag
  • CD 0.40
  • CLF 0.20
  • CLR -0.15




Someone recently asked if the rear wing actually does anything on the car?

Since Nissan did race with the wing, we will have to assume that it doesn't do anything hugely negative.



R33 Aerodynamics with Andrew Brilliant Part 1
R33 Aerodynamics with Andrew Brilliant Part 2
MotoIQ Easy Aero by Mike Kojima

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Not a Skyline, but it talks about GM trying to make the Camaro a zero lift, or possibly having downforce car. Shows it in the wind tunnel, with CFD.






Sunday, October 07, 2018

R's Day USA 2018 at Autoclub Speedway


#bluecar at R's Day USA 2018
R's Day USA 2018 was on October 6, 2018 at Autoclub Speedway in Fontana, California. The last two years were at Laguna Seca, but this year the event was a little closer to home( NO NOISE RESTRICTIONS). The R32 Nissan Skyline GT-R that I drove at the event, is the same one I have drove for the last two events. 2016.  2017. Same car I drove at Hoonigan.

Changes from last time. Bluecar Prep

  • Nismo R-Tune (Ohlins Flag R) coilovers. I managed to find a used set for a decent price, and they were worth every penny
  • GK Tech adjustable upper control arms
  • Brake ducts (unknown maker,a Yahoo purchase)
  • Kudos Motorsport 1250cc long nose injectors
  • Nistune ECU
  • Alignment and ride height adjustment
  • Royal Purple 10-60 XRP



R's Day this year was part of a Speedventures event, we just made up our own run group. Its always good to see as many GT-R on track as there were here.  Plus the venue had room for plenty of vendors, along with a car show area. I just heard about those last two things, as I was with the car most of the day. The way I like it. 




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Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Speed warning chime R32 Nissan Skyline GT-R



Above 100 km/hr the Nissan Skyline GT-R warning sign would sound. We also call it the ding, ding, dinger.



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Tuesday, September 25, 2018

History of Tuner Magazines: PART 1 Super Street, Import Tuner and More!




An unofficial history of tuner magazines such as Super Street, Import Tuner and DSport. Were the cars better? Are they wack now? When did they start? What happened to the models? Do magazines even matter now?
The magazines helped to build and grow the audience for the tuner market in the 90's and 00's. This unofficial history, part one is from someone that got interested in 2005. He explains several of the magazines but misses one of our favorites - Sport Compact Car Magazine.

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