Jeff Perez - 1991 Nissan Skyline GTR
Originally I actually really wanted an R33 GTR, the one that everyone hates haha. But here in the USA, there is a 25-year rule for imports so I would have had to wait several years to get one. While continuing to go to meets I began to see R32 GTR's as they hit the 25-year mark and the more I saw them the more I started to like them. Before I knew it, the R32 had become my favourite of them all. When I found my car it had only 35,000 km and I was completely stock!!!!
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1991 Nissan Skyline GTR
Photographer: Marvin Recinos @mr2mivin
My name is Jeff Perez and I'm 36 years old. I worked at General Motors dealerships as a technician when I was younger but have been working in Oil Refineries for the last 15 years. Now working on my cars is purely a hobby and I have met a lot of cool people in the industry by going to car shows and meets.
Who or what got you interested in cars?
My very first interests were in TV shows like Knight Rider and Dukes of Hazzard. I was initially all about American Muscle! My first car was a black 84 Firebird and it looked just like Knight Rider. Once I got that car the rest was history, I was hooked. I have now had several cars from many different makes. Once I started going to car shows and meets I made a lot of friends through the car community. There is a very good car culture out here in Southern California.
Why did you choose this car?
Originally I actually really wanted an R33 GTR, the one that everyone hates haha. But here in the USA, there is a 25-year rule for imports so I would have had to wait several years to get one. While continuing to go to meets I began to see R32 GTRs as they hit the 25-year mark and the more I saw them the more I started to like them. Before I knew it, the R32 had become my favourite of them all. When I found my car it had only 35,000 km and I was completely stock!!!!
Why did you Customize this Car?
It all started with just the GReddy intake kit with the Airinix filters. Then I came across a great deal on a set of GReddy T517Z twin turbos, (I wanted to keep it twins) and from there it just spiralled into a full build. As time went on I went with mostly all GReddy parts so it got to a point where it became the theme. It's based on the OG GReddy RX of the '90s and the car has many old TRUST parts that have been discontinued for decades.
What does it feel like to own your car?
Driving a Skyline in the USA is definitely quite the experience, it does get a lot of attention. The way it sounds makes you feel like you are Brian O'Connor in 2 Fast 2 Furious!! At times it is overwhelming because I can go to a meet where there are million-dollar cars and my Nissan is attracting more attention. At the same time though there is a good community of Skyline owners and everyone seems to know each other somehow. I've made friends by meeting them at car shows, even from selling parts to one another.
There are always going to be haters no matter how you build your car so just make it your own. As long as you are happy with how you are doing the build that's all that matters. Do it for yourself not the clout.
What do you think makes your car Unique?
What makes my car unique is the fact that basically, every part of the car comes from one manufacturer. I have pretty much every 90's TRUST/GReddy catalogue part. It's pretty rare to see a build dedicated to only one brand.
- GReddy T517Z twin turbos
- TRUST GREX oil filter relocation kit with oil cooler
- GReddy oil filter
- GReddy suction kit with Airinix filters
- TRUST intercooler with GReddy piping
- GReddy radiator
- GReddy aluminium radiator top pipe
- GReddy breather tank with GReddy 36mm adapter
- GReddy FV-2 blow-off valve
- GReddy fuel rail
- GReddy catch can
- GReddy oil cap
- GReddy RB26 Engine Ornament
- Vacuum manifold block ran with blue GReddy vacuum lines
- Haltech Elite 2000 ECU
- Spitfire Coilpacks
- Tomei fuel pressure regulator
- AEM 320 LPH fuel pump
- Injector Dynamics ID1000 injectors
- TRUST downpipe
- TRUST PE-TiR exhaust
- TRUST steering wheel
- GReddy steering wheel bolts
- GReddy/WB steering wheel quick release and lock
- TRUST racing harnesses and shoulder pads
- TRUST GREX shift knob with GReddy carbon cover
- GReddy shift boot and hand brake boot
- GReddy Infometer Touch
- GReddy skeleton blue turbo timer
- Tablet display operating via Haltech
- Nismo white face cluster and sub-meter gauges
- GReddy GRacer front bumper
- GReddy GRacer side skirts
- GReddy GRacer rear spats
- GReddy GRacer adjustable rear spoiler
- GReddy RX graphics
- Japsalon J-Tune hood (bonnet) with AeroCatch pins
- GK Tech aero mirrors
- Panasport G7 C5C2 17x9.5
- HKS Hipermax lV coilovers
- Nismo front and rear tower bars
- Do-Luck crossbar
- Stock GTR brakes
Who did the work?
I did all of the work myself, except when it was necessary for more than one person, I had friends there to help. It has really been a great experience because this was the first turbo car I've owned so I have learned so much about this type of build and making it my own. With tuner cars no two are the same, that's for sure
I actually have a set of GREX Alcon brakes that I have been wanting to put on. There were fitment issues so the next project is making them work. They are much bigger and will give much more stopping power.
What do you get from the car scene?
I have met a lot of good people within the car community, no matter what your race is or where you come from we have the same interests. I also get satisfaction from the way so many people give back. I go to a lot of charity car shows where they collect for toy drives or products for school children and it really makes a difference.
What's your dream car?
At this point in my life, I would like to go back to where it all started and do a complete Knight Rider build. It would have the red scanner on the front, a full talking dash with the crazy interior!!!! It would stand out at a show too that's for sure.
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