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Thursday, June 22, 2017

How to Build a 10 Second R32 GT-R

Not too bad for the first time and pass at the drag strip.  Stock bottom end. 6266 turbo, E85. Lots of wheel spin, but some wheel spin is good. Keeps drivetrain parts from breaking. Ricardo is getting it done in his R32 GT-R in Australia. 

Took my car to the drag strip to FINALLY see what i could manage on my setup.. Here is how it went! How it drives it how I took it.

Engine: Stock bottom end, stock oil pump, stock harmonic balancer, stock oil sump
Turbo by: Precision 6266 Gen 2 /.84 divided rear
T4 twinscroll Greddy Type R manifold
50mm wastegate
3.5 in exhaust turbo back
HKS 100mm x 700mm x 350mm intercooler + custom piping 
Tomei 1.2mm Headgasket
Tomei type B valve springs + retainers
Tomei Adj. Cam gears
Tomei type B Pon Cams 260 IN 260 EX 9.15 lift
Greddy 50mm Radiator
Grex oil relocation + 13 row oil cooler
Tomei oil restrictor 
HKS fuel rail
Bosch 2200CC injectors
Turbosmart fuel pressure regulator FPR2000
Mines Triple flow Cam cover Baffles
Tomei Exhaust gaskets
HKS intake gaskets

Adaptronic Eselect R33 plug and play

Fuel type: 
2 x Walbro 460 intank fuel pumps


OS giken R3C triple plate




Tuned by: DVS Tuning

Wheels: Stock
Tires: Kenda Komet all season radial 225/50/16
Brakes: stock

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Tuesday, June 20, 2017



1990 Nissan Skyline GT-R R32
38985 km / 24225 miles - Actual 
Extremely clean vehicle 
Black 732
Service Records every 2 years since new.


Brake Master cylinder 
Door Striker 
Spark Plug 
Wiper Blade 
Engine oil and filter 
Transmission oil 
Front and Rear Diff oil 
Transfer oil 
Brake Fluid


Nismo Clutch 
Nismo Front Tension Rods


Mile Per Hour Speedometer - Speedo in MPH for R32 Nissan Skyline GT-R

200 mph R32 GT-R Speedometer

Speedo Conversion Solutions contacted us a while back about MPH speedo face conversions for R32 Nissan Skyline GT-R.  A Kilometer speedometer is just a minor annoyance to some people, is a big deal to others. Speedo Conversion Solutions has come up with a number of faces, styles, and colors to suit nearly anyone. Along with the speedometer, they also have done the center three gages.

The face options depend on the original speedo. The OEM gage is 180 km/hr or about 110 mph. NISMO has at least two options - 260 km/hr and 320 km/hr.  Other brands have 300 and 340 km/hr speedometers.

Check out some of the pictures of a cluster we had them do. The prices for the faces are really reasonable, starting at $60.    If you need a new speedometer cable, we have them for sale here. 

0-200 mph R32 GT-R speedometer. OEM center gages with -28 hg to 14 psi

Silver NISMO center Gages in 14 psi and 17 psi.   only $20

OEM 180 km/hr speedometer for an R32 GT-R

NISMO white face 0-320 km/hr speedometer 

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Monday, June 19, 2017

Nissan Jam 2017 - La Palma Park in Anaheim California

180sx, and BL0 R32 GT-R. Both for sale

The 5th annual Nissan Jam was held at La Palma Park in Anaheim, California June 18th, 2017. brought out a 1 of 141 BL0 (Greyish Blue Pearl) R32 GT-R, along with a 180SX, and a 326 (white) R32 GT-R.

BL0 R32 GT-R from

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Friday, June 16, 2017

World's Fastest and Quickest Street Radial GT-R - Rev 2 7.45 @190 mph

Another day, another quick time.  R32's in Australia are in full on battle mode.  Who is going to be the first into the 6's?  Is it possible in a R32 chassis? Aero is going to be a big factor.  Both the Heat Treatments, and RIPS R32 both have aero fronts, with water/air intercoolers.

Step it up my New Zealand countrymen. Can't let the Aussies get too close. Time to turn the wick up.

RIPS Racing R32 GT-R in New Zealand. MGAWOT
Heat Treatments R32 GT-R

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Tuesday, June 13, 2017

R32 Nissan Skyline GT-R Fuses and Fuse Block Diagram in English

R32 Nisan Skyline GT-R Fuse labels in English

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PSA : Nissan Dataplate : Blueplate : Engine Displacement is Not the Year of the Vehicle

After several panicked calls from customers, and others asking why the car we sold them was a 1998, we have had to make this handy little picture.

1998 indicates displacement of the engine, as can be seen by the cc. RB20DET, 2.0 liter, or rounded up from 1998 cc to 2.0. The next line indicates transmission, in this case FSE71C, 5 speed, and the RC43 indicates 4.3 gear ratio.

The SR20 is also 1998 cc of displacement.

Please stop making this error.

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NISMO Carbon Air Guide for Brakes - R32 R33 R34

NISMO is still developing parts for these old chassis. Even though it says in the blog - "high selling price".

These help channel air at the brakes. On the Vspec R32, R33, and R34 Nissan used some rubber flaps to direct air at the brakes. We don't think this is as good as proper ducting at the center of the rotor, but lots less likely to fail. Still a fragile carbon piece hanging sort of low off a car.

More brake information here!
R35 brakes for R32, R33, R34
STILLEN 370Z brake cooling.

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Source: NISMO Omori Factory blog

Tuesday, June 06, 2017

R32 GT-R Chassis Bracing

A stiffer chassis is better, right?  Car manufacturers always talk about chassis stiffness on their latest and greatest cars. .  The basics of chassis stiffness have to do with flexibility in the body or chassis,  suspension movement, and the suspension vs the chassis absorbing the road or track irregularities.

This is what Mr T had to say about the R32 chassis...

R32 GT-R NISMO strut tower bar
"R32 front chassis is weak in bending and torsion. Add as much bracing as possible , such as Do-luck sub frame connectors and HKS Kansai Kit "

If you have worked on R32,R33, and R34 GT-R, you can see some of the improvements that did to the chassis to stiffen them. There is a point though, when you wonder if all the weight you are adding in bracing is worth the extra benefits in stiffness.  Not sure exactly where the point is located.  There are some other options to really stiffen up a car. Things like a roll cage, like spot welding, however those two items really take some work.

Front Strut tower bar

  • Easy to change , 4 bolts
  • Lots of brands
  • Ties the upper stock towers together
  • Came OEM on R33 and R34
Transformation Tuesday

Front Fender brackets
  • Tie the outside of the front struts with the door jams
  • These are placed under the fenders
  • Available for R32, R33, R34.
  • Nagisa Auto Fender brace install
Nagisa Auto front fender bracing

Underfloor brace
  • Ties the right and left side of the chassis, under transmission, with the subframe
  • HKS Kansai
  • OEM R34
  • NISMO R33 install -
Subframe connectors

Rear Strut tower bar
  • Slightly more difficult to change as the top bolts are under the trunk false wall
  • Lots of brands
  • Ties the upper rear shock towers together
  • R33 and R34 have a rear strut tower brace
R33 GT-R factory rear strut tower brace

Trunk bar

  • Seems kind of an odd spot for stiffening
  • Factory on R34 GT-R and some S15
  • Check out for install photos and driving impressions

Series 3 R33 GT-R Trunk bracing
  • did some research on this additional bracing. 
  • "Additional bracing in the trunk rear floor area attaching the rear suspension mount to the floor in order to improve the car’s rigidity. Said to be the equivalent of adding another strut tower bar, and also has the added benefit of strengthening the rear crumple zone."

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Friday, June 02, 2017

How Much Does a Stock R32 Nissan Skyline GT-R Wheel Weigh?

Close enough to call it 17 lbs
We had someone recently ask us how much a stock 16 x 8 +30 Nissan Skyline GT-R wheel weighed. Something that we haven't done, so we didn't have an answer.  However today we realized that we had a unmounted set of wheels. This weight is of a decently clean wheel, with a cap, with a rubber valve stem.  Close enough to 17 lbs.   The center cap on an R32 is cool - "We produced with Spartan Air."

Stock R32 Nissan Skyline GT-R Wheel Weight

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Thursday, June 01, 2017

R32 Nissan Skyline GT-R : OEM Airbags

OEM installed airbag in an R32 Nissan Skyline GT-R. One of only 66 built like this. 

Airbags were an option on the drivers side for the series 2 R32 GT-R's. However it was not a widely taken option.  The car above is one of 66 KBNR32RXFS7NAA model cars. GT-R Registry has the full breakdowns of how many of each model code were produced. 

 183 + 66 + 35+ 23+ 11 + 5 + 4+4+4 +3 +1 +1+1+1+1 =

343 total with airbags. 

Model code breakdown via GT-R Registry below. 

KBNR32RXFSNAA 183 ; (12N) Airbag; (13A) Standard; (14A) Standard

KBNR32RXFS7NAA 66 ; (11-7) 16" Tyre Specification; (12N) Airbag; (13A) Standard; (14A) Standard

KBNR32RXFSTAA 35 ; (12T) Airbag + Cold Weather Model; (13A) Standard; (14A) Standard

KBNR32RBFSNAA 23 ; (11_) [17" Tyre (V-Spec)]; (12N) Airbag; (13A) Standard; (14A) Standard

KBNR32RBFS8NAA 11 ; (11-8) GTR (V-Spec II) 45R Tyre; (12N) Airbag; (13A) Standard; (14A) Standard

KBNR32RXFS7TAA 5 ; (11-7) 16" Tyre Specification; (12T) Airbag + Cold Weather Model; (13A) Standard; (14A) Standard

KBNR32RBFS8TAA; 4 (11-8) GTR (V-Spec II) 45R Tyre; (12T) Airbag + Cold Weather Model; (13A) Standard; (14A) Standard

KBNR32RBFS_TAA; 4(11_) [17" Tyre (V-Spec)]; (12T) Airbag + Cold Weather Model; (13A) Standard; (14A) Standard

KBNR32RXFSNNA 4 ; (12N) Airbag; (13N) No Rear Spoiler; (14A) Standard

KBNR32RXFSNPA 3 ; (12N) Airbag; (13P) No Rear Wiper + No Rear Spoiler); (14A) Standard

KBNR32RBFSNNA 1 ; (11_) [17" Tyre (V-Spec)]; (12N) Airbag; (13N) No Rear Spoiler; (14A) Standard

KBNR32RXFS7NNA 1 ; (11-7) 16" Tyre Specification; (12N) Airbag; (13N) No Rear Spoiler; (14A) Standard

KBNR32RXFS7TNA 1; (11-7) 16" Tyre Specification; (12T) Airbag + Cold Weather Model; (13N) No Rear Spoiler; (14A) Standard

KBNR32RXFSNMA 1 ; (12N) Airbag; (13M) No Rear Wiper; (14A) Standard

KBNR32RXFSTNA 1 ; (12T) Airbag + Cold Weather Model; (13N) No Rear Spoiler; (14A) Standard

OEM Airbag equipped R32 GT-R. 

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Wednesday, May 31, 2017

FS5R30A - Nissan Skyline GT-R - Transmission Rebuild Kit


There were two main transmissions used in the Nissan Skyline GT-R's from 1989-2002. The R32 and R33 used a 5 speed transmission from Nissan(FS5R30A), and the R34 GT-R used a 6 speed transmission from Getrag(V160). The FS5R30A is very similar to the 300ZX transmission internally. The Getrag is similar to the transmission used in the MK IV Toyota Supra. The input shaft and main shaft are unique to the GT-R on both transmissions, the rest of the internal parts are interchangeable.
FS5R30A - Nissan Skyline GT-R Transmission rebuild kit

Nissan gearbox codes

F = Floor Shift
S = Overdrive
5 = five forward gears
R30 = gearbox series
A = first revision

Engines using 30A gearbox

VG30,VG33,VG35, RB25DET,RB26DETT,QD32, RD28T

Applications using the FS5R30A

Z31 1987-1989 Fairlady with VG30DE
R32 Skyline with RB26DETT
R33 Skyline with RB25DET, RB26, OR 4WD
R32 Skyline with RB25DET or 4WD
R50 Terrano
D22 Datsun Truck with QD32
AWC34 Stagea with RB20E,RB20DE,RB25DE,RB25DET
WC34 Stagea
WD21 Terrano with VG30E
Y60 Safari with RD28T
Z31 1986-1989 300ZX with VG30DT Turbo
Z32 1990-1996 300ZX with VG30DE or VG30DTT
D21 Hardbody pickup VG30
WD21 1992-1995 Pathfinder VG30I,VG30E
D22 Frontier VG33E
WD22 Xterra VG33E, VG33ER
R50 1996- Pathfinder VG33, VG35

Nissan Skyline GT-R Transmissions and Upgrades

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