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Tuesday, August 03, 2021

Hawkins' TOP-10 Best SKYLINE GT-R Tuning Tips and Tricks


Andrew from Motive Video, just posted up this Top 10 tips for GT-R.  Like anything in life, we don't agree with 100% of what Andrew has to say, but he will set you on a good path.  However we think that #1 should be tires. You can't put the power to the ground, you can't turn, brake, or cruise well with the wrong tire.   https://www.gtrusablog.com/2017/05/what-wheels-fit-my-r32-nissan-skyline.html



1) Cam gears, if tuned work out well. You gain/shift the powerband. Its nice to get some more area under the curve, unless you are just racing dynos. However many people set them to 0 and never adjust them.  So if you get them, dial them in on the dyno. 

2)The steering spacer does help firm up steering feel, but there is also the mounting of the steering rack itself.  It is not an easy part to replace in car. Much easier if the engine is out.  

3) E85 is gods own fuel. 


5) Hicas is complex, probably too complex for most of the Australians to understand. https://www.gtrusablog.com/2015/11/hicas-and-r32-nissan-skyline-gt-r.html

6) Front LSD helps make the car into AWD vs 3 wheel drive. Many of them can get a little loud and poppy. 


8) I am not that worried about rear camber arms for road racing. I am more worried about front camber arms for handling. The R32 GT-R will handle better with some more front camber. For drag racing, removing some camber will help it hook up. 

9) The 6 speed is so expensive now, its something hard to recommend. Sequentials are fun, and if a GT-R is your fun car, then highly recommended.  The 5 speed has some issues, but I don't hate the trans.   https://www.gtrusablog.com/2014/03/nissan-skyline-gt-r-transmissions-and.html

10) We all know its better to have twins than a big single. 



11) 10-60 is the stuff to use.  They do really like it from what I have seen the last few years. https://www.gtrusablog.com/2017/05/oil-change-and-oil-filter-on-nissan.html

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