Figured id introduce myself and make a thread of my car and progress while in ownership. I have always wanted to have a BNR34 but never thought it would my achievable due to living in the states and knowing prices would be sky high. I ended you moving to Japan due to work for a 5year term/tour and a year later after being in Japan I drove up to Chiba Prefecture from Yamaguchi Prefecture (14hr drive) to TopRank to look and decided to make the purchase. I am glad that i did because it felt like overnight the prices shot up to 100k+. Before delivery i had TopRank perform timing belt,water pump,and pulley job since it was due so that was a little bonus before getting the vehicle.
I come from Subies when i was in the States so im used to everything you do to a car needs a tune haha. Im new to the platform of Skyline Gtrs but i have been learning along the way. The R34 GTR is pretty much stock besides a trust catback exhaust and some no name coilovers that were on the car ( these were very harsh ). It is also on the higher KM end (216,000 KM) but it overall in decent condition with minimal rust but some is expected being a 20yr car. Since ownership I have replaced a number of maintenance items and the coilovers to HKS Hypermax GT 20specs and right after the ride was a lot better.
Now onto some Photos of the car
Posted 10 June 2021 - 06:47 AM
Posted 10 June 2021 - 06:50 AM
Car finally arrives from TopRank in Chiba Prefecture around October (Purchased the car around Aug/Sep) and overcome by happiness haha. One of the 1st things that I did was fix the MFD screen, there is a thread on SAU that walks you through and it was a challenge specially getting the film to lay down correctly. Overall i was happy since it only costed like $20-30 and couple hours of my time but i still want to buy one from one of the guys that sells them for like $250 for a spare. You can see its not 100% perfect but it is better than it was before.
Posted 10 June 2021 - 06:55 AM
Soon after the small MFD fix i installed the HKS Hypermax GT IV 20specs at the hobby shop on base and soon after i took a nice evening shot in front of the house im living in during my stay in Japan. I also changed out the amber lights for the clear Nismo option and I believe it makes the car look better. Also got a quick photo with the Kentai Bridge in the background.
Posted 10 June 2021 - 06:57 AM
One of the last things i did with the car before being station in the middle of the ocean for 6months was go to Takata Circuit in Hiroshima Prefecture and while doing so i accidently crashed a shops reserved day but they were cool with it and let me continue on around the track. They had one of their members take photos and he was kind enough to snap a few of my car and send them to me which surprised me. I have ordered a few things while i have been in the middle of the ocean so the car is going get few upgrades/changes when i get back. I have also done a few interior changes but didnt think i would post those photos. Hope this isnt to much for a 1st thread haha
Posted 10 June 2021 - 10:09 AM
Very Nice!! Livin' the JDM dream
And 5 years down the road when you trade it in for $30k nobody is going to give a F*** that you licked it clean. Keep it up!
It is called the "pop and bang map" in the UK and is generally used by twats who spend most of their time racing around central London acting like dicks.
Posted 10 June 2021 - 12:47 PM
That is very cool and a very smart investment my friend.
Congrats and Happy Motoring…
Edited by Gdzilla_, 10 June 2021 - 12:48 PM.
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Posted 13 June 2021 - 03:33 PM
R32Squirrel- I'm sofa status in Japan so insurence for me is only like 300 for the whole year. I can't speak for outside Sofa status. Even our JCI (another form of insurence for 2 yrs) is a little cheaper vs Japanese Nationals supposedly. Every year about $300 then every 2 it's about $1300 because of the renewal of JCI and just that alone is like a standard $800 not including if anything is needing to get done in order to pass but that may just may be my prefecture (Yamaguchi). Then we also have road tax every year and my plate series and few others ts like $200. So in all evey year I will spend $500 then every other it would be $1500. Sorry if this reply is a little confusing iv had a few drinks while ported up where I am.
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