Louis - 1993 Skyline r32
I was looking at the GTR R32 but to be honest the plans I had, with how I wanted my skyline to look and be I couldn't get the GTR as its sacrilege to put body kits on them and lower them,
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I'm Louis. 27. From Suffolk.
This is my 1993 Skyline r32
I’m a bench joiner, so basically make fancy stuff out of timber and that’s what funds my car addiction. Everything car wise I've done I've self taught or helped mechanic friends while learning.
I'm an admin of an East Anglia based jap group called East Coast Japanese, we hold monthly Sunday morning meets with a large turn out of close members with all sorts of japanese cars from old jap gems, modern jap cars or jdm iconic cars.
Going back to the start of my love for cars I started being into the modified car scene as soon as I got on the road when I was 18 in 2011, I was into cars before that but not as much as I am now. The obsession with cars started out like most kids do, watching Fast and Furious and playing racing games. 3 years prior to passing my test I unfortunately lost my dad, but every cloud has a silver lining and he left me a little bit of money for when I turned 18 which helped me pay for my lessons and buy my first car which was a Ford fiesta 1.25. From then I've had 16 cars, some for short periods of times, some which were dailys. But the main 3 cars which I've loved and built was a s14a which was my pride and joy being my first proper build. After that I had a jzx100 chaser but sold that and got exported to Germany. With that money I was able to buy 1 of my 2 dream cars. The r32.
I was looking at the GTR R32 but to be honest the plans I had, with how I wanted my skyline to look and be I couldn't get the GTR as its sacrilege to put body kits on them and lower them, the GTR is something you leave besides changing wheels and getting a lot of power out of them. Otherwise you ruin an amazing iconic beautiful car so for this reason I'm glad I went with a GTST m spec.
Funny enough it belonged to a friend who I used to keep joking with to sell it to me, one day out of the blue he messaged me saying would I seriously consider buying it and I jumped at the chance. A few weeks later and it was done. I had a beautiful gun metal grey r32 outside my house, I couldn't believe it everytime I looked at it or drove it. However, I had bought it just as winter had hit and the salt gritters were out so I had to put it away for a few months which was horrible, buying a dream car but not actually getting to drive it for long due to winter hitting.
Finally, March was here and I was ready to get the car out, now the salt gritters had gone and no more ice but then we all got hit by the pandemic and the country was in lockdown. I was still working through the whole thing but not being able to go out after work or weekends gave me the time to start on making the car my own.
The engine conversion was done from when it was still in Japan but was still running stock power. So it had a link g4+ ecu and a few other supporting mods to help get some major power out of the Rb25.
Full specs and modifications as follows:
- RB25det swapped
- Greddy inlet with 80mm throttle.
- 550cc injectors.
- 255lt fuel pump.
- K and N filter on custom inlet pipework.
- Hybrid turbo
- FMIC on custom intercooler pipework
- Splitfire coil packs
- Link g4+ ecu
- AM performance downpipe
- Silenced decat and stainless exhaust.
- Aluminium radiator.
- RB20det gearbox with exedy gtr clutch.
- Nismo short shift.
- Polybush rear subframe
- driftworks hicas eliminator.
- HSD monopro coilovers.
- BN sports body kit
- Nardi steering wheel with snap off boss
- 7twenty style 55 18" 9.5j et15
- Recaro reclining bucket seats
- Front camber adjusters
- Gtr aluminium bonnet (soon to be swapped out)
- smoked front lenses
So once I did get the car back out I started with removing the current Body kit and fitted and painted the new BN sports kit. Which was a nightmare as anyone who has bought a fiberglass panel or kit knows they always need trimming but I finally got the good fit then prepped and painted it. Next I cracked the wheels off and lowered it, ended up selling the horrible wheels which it was on and got a set of 7twentys but I hit another problem. Wheels hit the front calipers so had to run spacers which meant raising the car up to clear the arch, never felt so sick in my life having to actually raise a car up. I tried everything to not have to raise it up, like using upper camber adjuster arms, rolling the arches but I had to raise it up for a temporary fix until I get new parts to sort it as I love the wheels too much and want to still run them.
It had the R32 GTR front and rear seats but I wasn't a fan. Too hard and uncomfortable for me so I swapped them out for some recaros.
As you can imagine the car is prone to the police attention. A lot of the time they just ask me about the car and their liking towards it. Then the other times with the police which have been eventful.
I still have so much more I want to get done to it, power and looks wise. No car is ever truly done.
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