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Friday, December 14, 2018

Headlight Repair Harness for Nissan Skyline - R32 1989-1994

Headlight repair harness for R32 Nissan Skyline 

1989-1994 Nissan Skyline (R32) headlight repair harness from Supertec.  If you have some problems with your headlights on your R32, there is a good chance that this connector, to the headlight switch is burned.  This replacement harness comes with wire, and lets you do the job right, to fix your issue.  
The issue is that all the current that supplies the headlights goes through the switch, without a relay.  So if you put higher wattage bulbs in, there is a greater current flow. The connector just can't handle that much current. 
Burned headlight connector for an R32 Nissan Skyline

Headlight repair harness for R32 Nissan Skyline GT-R

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1990 Nissan Skyline GTR R32

KG1 - Silver

57,944km/36,215miles (TMU)




Fujitsubo Catback Exhaust


New Spark Plugs

New Battery

New Air Filter Cleaner

New Front Upper Arm Link (L&R)

USED Front Tension Rod (L&R)

New Front Lower Ball Joint Boots x 2 (L&R)

New HICAS Ball Joint (L&R)

New Rear Tie Rod Socket kit x 2 (L&R)

New Valve Cover Gasket & Cam Plug Rubber x 4

New Timing Belt

New Water Pump

New Tensioner Pulley & Spring

New Idler Pulley 

New Thermostat

New Crank & Camshaft Oil Seal x 3

New Fuel Filter

New A/C Vent x 1(LH)

Engine Oil & Filter (Wako's Pro Stage)

MT/ Oil (Wako's RG)

Transfer Oil (Wako's Prem-s)

Diff Oil (Wako's RG) 

Engine Coolant

Brake Fluid (DOT-4)

RE-Charge A/C Gas R134A

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Japanese cars turning 25 years old in 2018

Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution I Sep 1992 = Sep 2017

Toyota Supra MKIV - JZA80 - May 1993 = May 2018

Nissan Skyline R33 GTS and GTS-T - Aug 1993 = Aug 2018

Nissan Silvia S14 Oct 1993 = Oct 2018

Evolution II Jan 1994 = Jan 2019

Skyline GT-R R33 - Jan 1995 = Jan 2020

Evolution III Jan 1995= Jan 2020

Evolution IV Aug 1996 = Aug 2021

Evolution V Jan 1998 = Jan 2023

Silvia S15 Jan 1999 = Jan 2024

Skyline GT-R R34 - Jan 1999 = Jan 2024

Are you looking for a R34 Nissan Skyline GT-R For Sale In the USA? We are legally allowed to import 1999 Nissan Skyline GT-R Vspec- Early Edition, under the Show or Display exemption.

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Wednesday, December 05, 2018

Battle of the Sixes - Haltech Mass Debate

Battle of the Sixes - Haltech Mass Debate

Everyone's got an opinion right? For this Mass Debate we invited Adrian from Summernats and Kristian from Goleby's Parts to debate the topic of six cylinder engines - which one's the best and why? Although this debate focuses on the usual suspects - Nissan's RB, Toyota's JZ and Ford's Barra, we also discuss some other, less popular sixes. Enjoy:) What's your favourite six cylinder engine? Let us know in the comments section! ------------------------------------------------------------ Liked this video? Here are more like it: Best & Worst Engine Swaps: Barra-powered Nissan R32: World's Fastest Barra: Ray's 1000hp Civic: ----------------------------------------­---------------- Like this video? Subscribe to our Channel. ----------------------------------------­---------------- For more Haltech goodness check out our: Website:

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Tuesday, December 04, 2018

RB30 vs 2JZ Which is the Better Block and Why? - Mythbusted - Motive DVD

RB30 vs 2JZ Which is the Better Block and Why? - Mythbusted

The 2JZ is harder, has thicker bores. Siamesed bores. Weighs less, and slightly shorter than the RB30.   69kg for the RB30 . 57 kg for the 2JZ.

In Part 2 of Platinum Tech we compare the RB30 and 2JZ engine blocks to see which one is better, and more importantly why. Platinum Racing Products have an array of tests they can perform on a block.
RB30 vs 2JZ results. Which is stronger? Which is lighter? 

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Monday, December 03, 2018

Which RB Block is Best? Mythbusted with Facts and Data! : Motive DVD

Which RB Block is Best? Mythbusted with Facts and Data!

In our first issue of our new series called "Platinum Tech" we compare Nissan's RB blocks t see which one is best and why. No more internet rumours or myths. Just measurable data and facts

DSport Magazine also has tested RB blocks recently.  See there results here -

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Friday, November 23, 2018

Nissan Skyline GT-R Catchcan Setups : How to keep oil out of your intake piping

R34 N1 Super Takiyu Engine and catchcan setup

A stock modern vehicle has what is called a positive crankcase ventilation system(PCV). What a PCV system does, is prevent oil vapors from the crankcase of the engine, from escaping to the atmosphere.  In order to do that, most cars have some kind of ventilation setup that connects the valve covers to the intake piping.  On a turbo car, you may find multiple hoses, and check valves, as under vacuum, and under boost different things happen.

Stock R34 PCV
Oily air sucked and burned in the engine, lowers the effective octane of fuel. It also coats the inside of the inlet manifold, intercooler piping,etc, and can end up with deposits on the valves. So, what happens if you just take all that "junk" off, and just put a breather on? Well under vacuum, air will enter the engine through the breather.  No big deal. No problems normally.  However under boost, air from inside the engine, will try and move out of the engine.  This would be no problem if it were just air, but its not.  It has oil suspended in the air. So even with a breather filter on the engine, you will have oily air come out the breather.  This oily air will get all over your engine compartment. For one it creates a big mess. For two it is flammable.

An RB moves a lot of oily air around. With combustion pressure leaking by the rings (totally normal in moderate amounts) the crank is pressurized.  The higher you boost, the more power you make, the higher you rev, the more oily air you are going to have.  Then the RB26 have oil squirters to cool the pistons.  These oil squirters whip up a ton of oily air.

What to do? Catchcan.  Now there are some best practices. There are some odd things we have seen through the years.  There are a ton of places that make catchcans. Some designs are good, some are awful.  Some designs I have seen, that will never ever have oil come in them, because they have been setup wrong.

Racecar parts. Catchcan that collects oil vapors, and returns to sump.

1) The oily air, has to want to move to the catch can.  You can not put an enclosed catchcan, aka no vent, at the end of some hoses, and expect much to happen.  It might capture some oil, but in the end, why does the oily air want to travel to it?

Nismo R32 GT-R catchcan that returns to sump/turbo drain
2) Returning caught oil to the sump. Some people don't like the idea of it.  Knowing how much moves in an RB, I like the idea. NISMO sells a catchcan that has a sump return.  In the end, we replace oil fairly often, and as long as you get the oil warm every now and then, any water trapped in the oil, will want to burn off.

NASCAR carbon fiber catchcan. This has a -16 hose on the bottom hooked to the drivers side cam cover

3) The R34 racecar, setup by Nismo had baffled cam covers, it had a small catchcan that returned to the sump, a larger overflow can, and then that can vented out the rear of the car.  They were serious in making sure that the crankcase was properly vented. In the lead picture above, the rear vent isn't actually connected.

Stock valve cover baffling at the top. Nismo N1 baffling at the bottom.
4) If the oily air stays in the cam cover, then it won't even make it to the catchcan.  Mines sells a foam insert/triple flow cam baffle plate.  Not a huge fan of foam in the engine, as I think it can break down after a few years of use. I would change it out every year.  In my other engine, I run the Reinik baffle plates. Reinik/Reimax built the Group A R32 GT-R engines, and they make some nice parts.

Reinik Cam Cover Baffle plate set, with metal screens.
5) Other options, not seen too much in the import world.  Pan-Evac, and vacuum pumps

  • A Pan-Evac system connects the valve covers on both sides of the engine to the exhaust header collectors with one-way check valves and vent tubes that blend into the exhaust stream at approximately 45 degrees. Exiting exhaust gasses pull a vacuum on the tubes, thus drawing excess crankcase pressure from the sump and discharging it out the collector. This action relieves blow-by pressure under the rings, reducing windage and contamination. Although purely passive, the system proved remarkably efficient, and thousands of racers used them religiously until the emergence of modern external vacuum pumps.

Catchcan that returns to sump is visible under Nismo titanium strut tower brace

Overflow catchcan, that is hooked to can that returns to sump. The other line vents out the rear of the car. 

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Thursday, November 22, 2018

The hidden Gem - Michaels 900HP R32 GTR Review

Well I have always said, My own GTR pails in comparison to the GTR's roaming around Sydney. Today I am aiming to show you guys EXACTLY that.
Enter Michaels Immaculately put together 900 hp #R32GTR, From the engine bay to the interior and the insanely clean exterior this very well may be the most under rated  32 travelling Australia roads. With 3 mufflers keeping it quiet theres no wonder it surprises you with the power its got! The fact that this car is driven almost on a daily basis and not even just as a commuter he actually uses it to haul around it work equipment! is an absolute testament to the reliability of his build and the true definition of what a street car is. None of the drag times drama, no record chasing just pure enjoyment between man and machine. Michaels R32 GTR is easily one of my favorite R32 GTR's on the planet. I felt so honored to be able to show you guys this car.
HUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUGE shout out to my buddy Michael for letting me shoot his amazing master piece of Nissan engineering with some awesome aussie flair. The hidden Gem as I like to call it.
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Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Free Shipping* 11/20 to 11/27 - Black Friday Special from Toprank Importers

Mazda Autozam AZ-1 for sale in the USA
 Black Friday special from Toprank International Vehicle Importers. Free shipping in the US. Classic RHD cars direct to you.   Contact 844-523-2233 for more details.
Acura NSX on Volk TE37 wheels

USA legal R33 GTS25. These just turned 25 years old. 

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Which Block is Right For You? DSport Magazine Checks Wall Thickness

Checking wall thickness of an RB26

Interesting all the new development on the RB26, and GT-R platform. With the cars turning 25 years old, and legal to import to the USA, we are seeing a new bump in money being put into them. One thing many people ask about is the block. There are a number of blocks, from the standard 05U, to the RRR.  Dsport Garage measures a number of blocks and puts out the info in Issue #181 or online here. 

If you are building an RB, you have plenty of options. Since the price of used and new N1 blocks are higher than ever, you may want to consider having a standard 05U block sonic checked and offset bored to maximize the cylinder wall thickness on the overbored engine. This should be done only in the North-South orientation as you do not want to offset the cylinder position in reference to the crankshaft. While this won’t give the strength improvement from the higher nickel content (N1, RRR) in a premium block, it will still improve the overall strength of the overbored cylinder. In fact, having the cylinder bored so that the wall thickness is maximized in the process seems to be a valid protocol for any RB engine block. Hopefully, Club DSPORT will offer complete RB26 short block assemblies in the near future. Stay tuned.

Motive Garage, and Platinum racing products also recently measured some blocks, so it will be interesting to see all the data complied from two different sources.

RB26 information | R32 GT-R Buyers Guide
R32 and R35 GT-R at Laguna Seca on the Corkscrew

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Thursday, November 15, 2018

Happy 2019 : Japanese Cars Turning 25 Years Old in 2019

Lancer Evo II : USA legal starting in January 2019

In 2019, 1994 vehicles start to turn 25 years old. Here is a partial list of Japanese cars that will be legally be able to be imported to the USA.   At 25 years old a vehicle is exempt from NHTSA requirements.  At 21 years old a vehicle is exempt from EPA requirements in original configuration. If you are in California, it still has to be 1967 or older to be exempt.

We have a huge inventory of 25 year old vehicles in stock, and on their way from Japan. If we don't have what you are looking for - head over to the site, fill out the form, and we can help you find your dream car.
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R32 GT-R Vspec II

The Vspec II was the final version of the R32 GT-R.  1993 had the Vspec, 1994 had the Vspec, and Vspec II. The only real difference Vspec to Vspec II was the tires went from a 225 to a 245 tire.

Mitsubishi Lancer Evo II

USA legal in January 2019, Mitsubishi Lancer Evo II
Legal starting in January 2019, Evo II. Find one at

In 1993, Mitsubishi Motors started campaigning the WRC in Group A homologated Lancer Evolutions and with several top place results, including second overall in the final round of the year the RAC Rally, showed the model's potential for winning overall line honors. The Lancer Evolution II, introduced in January 1994, exploited competition feedback from its predecessor and featured a number of improvements, chiefly in the areas of handling and stability. The rear LSD was replaced by a mechanical plate type to improve turn-in when entering corners. A longer wheelbase and wider track realized better stability. The Lancer Evolution II rode on OZ alloy road wheels shod with 205/60R15 tires, uprated from the 195/55R15 used on its predecessor. The use of lower first and second gear ratios in the close-ratio transmission brought better acceleration while a change in clutch disc material saw better control as well as improved durability. A reduction in silencer back pressure, a higher turbo boost pressure and changes to valve lift raised the maximum output of the 2.0 L intercooled turbo engine by 10 PS to 260 PS. New design Recaro bucket seats gave much better lateral hold.

Tomei Titanium Front Pipe for R32 R33 R34

Tomei Titanium Front pipe/Down pipe for RB26dett.  Fits R32, R33, and R34 GT-R.  Equal length and titanium, this should sound awesome. Inline 6 though titanium exhaust is exquisite.

Don't you wish you had stayed twins?

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

R's Day 2018 : Get Behind The Wheel

Check out Steve from Get Behind The Wheel's coverage of R's Day 2018.

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Monday, November 12, 2018

Gktech R32 Front Upper Camber Arms - Install Video

GK Tech Front Upper Control Arm for R32
I never really met a front upper control arm for an R32 GT-R that I liked. The single nut style I have seen break.  There was an old style arm made by Stillen and a few others that was ok. The Group A cars had a pretty cool piece, but no one made anything for the car for many years.  Nothing other than cheap Chinese knock off crap.  That is until GK Tech came out with this new adjustable arm. I just installed a set on my #bluecar, and I am evaluating it. So far so good.

The GKTECH R32 Front Upper Camber Arms (FUCA's) are used to adjust the front camber on your R32 Skyline. These arms are unique in design and are far from the generic garbage that most people are used to. Our design was based around the Group A racing arms which allow the arm to twist throughout suspension travel and have been CAD designed, FEA tested, they are CNC machined from 4130 Chromoly, are TIG welded and to finish the arms off they're E-coated (aka electrophoresis coating) for rust prevention. We are exclusively using high quality Teflon lined bearings 5/8" Teflon lined rod ends with our own proprietary dust boots for increased longevity on the outside and 2x COM10T bearings on the inside. When you lower your car negative camber is introduced. This reduces the contact patch of your tyres and thus available traction. Our front upper camber arms will correct this issue. The GKTECH camber arms are a direct replacement of the standard arms. These camber arms allow for -15mm through to +20mm of adjustment compared to the OEM arm. Vehicle Compatibility: - Nissan Skyline R32 GTS-T - Nissan Skyline R32 GTR
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