I'm thinking about buying a Skyline

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  1. white95

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    I'm still thinking about parting ways with my '98 GT and picking up something different for a daily driver. Lately, I had been considering a regular cab, 99-06 Silverado. Then, I rode around in my mother in laws ecoboost F150...

    Then, I look around and all I see are Silverados, F-150s, and just about every other vehicle I come up with to buy... So.. I've decided to look waay outside the box:

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    Yes! Godzilla!!!

    Found some good reading on this topic:

    http://www.gtrusablog.com/2010/05/real-basics-nissan-skyline-gt-r-r32-r33.html

    Here's a guy's review of a R32 GT-R:

    [video=youtube;2L_qXx51Saw]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2L_qXx51Saw[/video]
     
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    Sooooo.......
    Not a Mustang.
    Not white.



    Dafuq
     
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    Nice those have been forever now on Canada
     
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    I feel like you're going to love looking for parts.
     
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    I'm sure you're right, as they're not in every junkyard or all over Craigslist. A lot of the maintenance parts interchange with 300ZX, old Infinity J30, and a few other domestic models. There's a shop in New Orleans that tunes them as well. I don't want one to turn into my old Gran Turismo 2 monster :rofl: I'd have to sell my '95 GT and that's not an option.
     
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    Motor stuff is easy. Finding oem exterior is difficult, the interior seems to be the most difficult if you are missing any parts
     
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    I had a guy park behind me a few days ago at target here in FL in a R34 skyline... How he had it legal to drive i have no idea, but it was tagged. That is by far the only import i would ever own after my first experience with one.

    If it'll make you happy, i say do it!
     
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    Hoe much you want for the 98? It deserves an owner that wont pawn it off so easily.
     
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    Seriously??
     
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    I dont know how to take this post........


    I was seriously asking how much you wanted for it, but I was joking about the pawning it off easily part.
     
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    Oh ok.. Well, when the time comes I'm going to switch the wheels and front bumper with my '95 and probably sell
    it for cheap.. 2500 or maybe a little more, I'm about to finish the PI swap and exhaust. It's a cool car but it was always expendable!
     
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    Good to know. Im going to keep this in mind. When the time comes, let me know. I need a mustang that I can drive and if all is right in my world at that time then we will see what we can work out.
     
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    You've got some time, likely at least a year. Who knows, everything is subject to change at a moments notice.
     
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    May import one from Canada..
     
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    Wait for the better one an r33 !! And a company used to import them and go through customs and mods needed to be done i saved a pdf after a long search but im really waiting to import a wagon as a daily
     
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    tru and not true. brakes and a couple other parts only. engne. forget it. my buddy has had his in his garage for 5 years already. $10,000 bottom end for the engine and parts is like a easter egg hunt.
     
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    ya if you call every part being triple the price compared to the mustang easy lol.
     
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    RB stuff is decently easy to find around here.
     
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    Sounds about right but not enough to deter me. If it breaks, I'll just drive my racecar to my buddies and carpool or steal my wife's car lol..

    Is that $10k figure USD or CAD? Also, that must be a serious bottom end?
     
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    haha nice you got this figured out lol. and ya that was $10,000 cad. and he has been known to exagerate. ya i beleive it has manley rods, pistons, arp harware. bearings. bore hone all that jazz. it was a shot engine as most are. but either way the rb26dett is a pretty sweet engine just wish it wasn't so japanese specific. I started loving cars starting with jdm. i had a couple to! had a rhd 300zx tt. just got rid of my canadian lhd mk1 mr2. learned tons about them. when it came to wanting a project car that was acheivable on a budget the mustang really stood out lol. around here where i live (edmonton alberta canada) the jdm scene is huge and mostly consist's of subarus, evo's 240's supra's and skylines. getting a mustang was literally something different then everyone else haha. first week ownig it i layed a whooping on a FDrx7 turbo and never looked back. but i will be first to turn my head to hear the sound of straight six!