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Thursday, January 19, 2017

Front and Rear Wheel Studs - Nismo and ARP Upgrades for a Nissan Skyline GT-R

US Legal Nissan Skyline GT-R with Ray's wheels

The R32, R33, and R34 Nissan Skyline GT-R all use the same wheel studs. However the front and rear sizes are different.

OEM front stud - 43222-28B10
OEM rear stud - 43222-50J00

Front is 14.3 mm diameter at the knurl (0.565 inch)
Rear is 13.0 mm diameter at the knurl  (0.511 inch)
Where A is the length, and B is the diameter

NISMO has two different part numbers depending on stud length.

The ARP's will work in the front. If you enlarged the rear holes, then you could also use them on the rear. 

  • ARP-100-7716
    • Wheel Stud Style:
      • Press-in
    • Wheel Stud Thread Size:
      • 12mm x 1.25 RH
    • Underhead Length (in):
      • 3.000 in. (76.5 mm)
    • Knurl Diameter (in.):
      • 0.565 in. (14.3 mm)
    • Knurl Length (in):
      • 0.270 in.

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Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Nissan Skyline GT-R Front Propeller Shaft

01111-00051  Bolt - prop shaft  ( part 37000AA)
08911-2081A  Nut
08915-1381A Spring Washer

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Sunday, January 15, 2017

State Titled Nissan Skyline : Importing Loopholes : How to Get Around the Import Laws

C-West Demo R34 Nissan Skyline GT-R
State Titled Nissan Skyline : Importing Loopholes : How to Get Around the Import Laws

A lot of people here in the USA are looking for ways around the importing laws.  They want to find a loophole, a way to import a car and drive it here in the US. The thing is, the laws are pretty well defined.

  1. State Titled Cars are Not Federally Legal
  2. There are No Loopholes
  3. Getting around the laws, would normally be called illegal

People conveniently don't follow laws when the laws don't suit them. Their feeling is they are doing no harm, leave me alone. Their attitude is often, "none of your business." They would be wrong on both counts.

We are not fans of the laws, if there were legal ways around the current regulations, we would have found them. While the laws work for and against us, doing illegal things, is still illegal, no matter how much you think it is ok. Our biggest issue isn't the first guy that imports the car. It is the 2nd or 3rd guy. The guy that has no reason to believe the car was illegally imported. That guy, he is the guy that gets screwed when the car is seized. The first guy got his money, and essentially scammed the 2nd or 3rd owner out of that money by selling an illegally imported car.

Under 49 U.S.C. § 30112(a), a person may not permanently import into the United States a motor vehicle manufactured after the date that an applicable Federal motor vehicle safety standard (FMVSS) takes effect unless the vehicle complies with the standard and is so certified by its original manufacturer. This prohibition applies to both new and used motor vehicles, but does not apply to motor vehicles that are at least 25 years old (based on the month and year of manufacture).

Air Conditioning, AC, Heater Troubleshooting, and Diagnosis for Nissan Skyline GT-R

Old cars.  R32 Nissan Skyline are old cars. 25, 27, maybe 30 years old by the time you get around to needing this guide. Parts don't last forever.   The cars all used R12 refrigerant, which you know is harder to get than legal cocaine. R12 has been phased out of the US since 1996. It was replaced with R134a, which now seems like it might also be ending life on earth, so something new will probably be the latest greatest refrigerant that doesn't kill everyone in a week.

R32 GT-R A/C control panel pulled out of the dash. 
A/C systems are fairly complex, as they have a lot of parts. They are mechanical, electronic, and they have gases under high pressure.  They really aren't for the novice to automotive repair.  Generally we would recommend taking the car to an A/C repair shop to discharge, or recharge the system. While the Nissan Skyline may never have been sold in the US, the parts of the system are very similar to other models sold in the US.


The first thing to try, is just cycling the unit. Turn it on, go from heat, to A/C and change the recirc settings. See if this frees anything up. Sometimes the doors stick, and just cycling it will help to make everything work again.

Check Fuses.

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