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what do you people is the best model of skyline to get? jpg

i think this is the best model

posted by  gtr_man

You forgot the tags

My humble opinion is that the R32 GT-R Vspec was the best...they all use pretty much the same engine and the power has only gone up just a bit...mainly torque numbers but that can all be fixed. Sure the R34 has the most gadgets but sometimes you want a simpler car...

One of my favorites...Nick Wong's GTR (participated in 2 USCC's in SCC)

posted by  NISSANSPDR

r32 all the way, my brother owns one. lucky punk

posted by  ahoo

my favorite is the r34 :thumbs:

posted by  gtr_man

Cosmetically, it's always been the R34 GTR

But, performance wise, I prefer the R33, as it's slightly faster (something with aerodynamics?), AWD and still looks fairly nice. smo%20400R.jpg

posted by  Godlaus

posted by  mazda6man

oh yeah... R30 skyline

posted by  mazda6man

Performancewise the Nissan Skyline R32 GT-R is the fastest out of all the generations. Running on the same 2.6L DOHC I6 Twin Turbo platform as the R33 and R34, the R32 GT-R runs through the 1/4th at 13 flat and 0-60 in 4.7 seconds. However the R32 may be slightly outdriven by the its older brothers R33 and R34 that fuction on double wishbone and multi link suspensions as opposed to the R32's F&R strut suspension.

In stock form the 6-Speed R34 would probably be the fastest of its era. As usual most newer cars of an era are generally faster and more advanced than their older counterparts.

But as I say, the Skyline is still the most overpriced, overhyped, and overfamed import ever. No factory Skyline, for the performance it offers is worth more than $48,000-55,000 at the most. The R34 GTR , priced at $80,000, can easily be beaten by an entourage of Mitsubishi Evos, Subaru WRX's, Chevy Corvettes, Porsche 911's, and one or two Audi's that cost a hell of alot less than $80,000. Unless one could purchase an R34 for less than 40,000 I would'nt see any purpose....

posted by  DSMer

I'm more for the R33 looks.

posted by  moostang104314

haha, noone agrees with me?... i would so rather have an R30 skyline... why? not many people have one, they look awesome, and noone ever thinks of them... and most people think they look ugly...

posted by  mazda6man

Thats because they are ugly. The picture you showed us was of one with a body kit on it, so I'd hate to see what it looks like without one...

posted by  DSMer

no love for the 80s hahaha

posted by  mazda6man

and if not the R30, id have to say these old babies ll.jpg

posted by  mazda6man

Yes Thank YOU! I was looking for a good pic of one but I really couldnt find one that did any justice...the old GT-R's are sweet...circa 1970.

So old school and so sweet

posted by  NISSANSPDR

:mrgreen: :drool:

posted by  GreekWarrior

The reason they cost so damn much is because of suply and demand. There is a high demand and a small suply so they can charge what ever they want.

posted by  DTMBaller

actually, a R34 GTr new stock costs around 80 grand. Motorex does not own a monopoly, as rbmotoring and other private institutions are out there. That's the beauty of a free enterprise system, where there's demand, there will be supply. It's the transition that motorex bumps up the cost on. They charge something like 20 grand to change the cats and the plexiglass. Stupid....

oh well, motorex is going out of business anyway.

posted by  Godlaus

Yups :clap:

posted by  NISSANSPDR

RBmotoring is the only other one to my knowledge. Because there were no skylines in the states they needed to be crash tested. The reason they charge so much is because 1. there is alot to do to the car to make it legal, 2. They had to spend alot of money in order to be able to import them in the first place, and 3. there are very few (2 to my knowledge) importers so they can charge what they please.

posted by  DTMBaller

Bro RB Motoring is separate...they are not going down for Motorex...

posted by  NISSANSPDR

You know what. I stand corrected. I have deleted my previous post as well so that I dont bring up any confusion. After reading at the RBmotoring website, it appears that they do infact import them themselves. Im not sure how or why no body else doesnt do this but i will try to find out.

posted by  DTMBaller

1. Not that requires 20,000, maybe 5 thousand with labor, tops.
2. Maybe 5 grand, if you get the right importer, tops (why does my shirt cost 4 bucks when it came all the way from china?)
3. Noooo, any one with a will to import can import it themselves. And they can not charge whatever they please. Something called 'competition' limits monopolies and charging whatever you want. It's also refered to as the 'magic hand', where supply and demand determine price. Go take a economics class, it's interesting and you learn a lot.

Nope, wrong again. If there were only 1,00 in japan, then the cost would come up. But when there's a fair amount in the JDM, another business would spring up, charge less to import skylines and take away the other's customers. That's called competition.

posted by  Godlaus

1. Yeah It probably takes at least 5k to get it legal. There are many things involved. They have to change the spedo to usdm, they have to Fix any lighting. Certain lights are not dot approved and have to be changed. They have to ad reflectors to be dot legal. they have to ad supports to certain area's that dont meat dot aproval as far as strength. they need to do emissions wich can be very expensive. I know people who have imported cars and it isnt a cheap thing to do. Plus there is paperwork and shiping that costs alot.
2. Any car that does not have a usdm versoin has to be crash tested to be legal. I do not mean every single car that comes in obviously. but there was a certain number of each model skyline that had to be crash tested before it could be legaly imported. this costs alot of money at 80k a pop for the r34 gtr. so yeah there is some compensation cost added to the price of the vehicle when you get it imported if it does not have a usdm conterpart.
3.First of there are not that many Registerd importers and as far as i know not all of them can import skylines. So even if all 10 or how ever few could, there still isnt a high supply.

posted by  DTMBaller

my buddy has a 1989 r32 gtst type-m

no nasty all wheel drive

<3 rear wheel

i'd get that....

by far among the most affordable

and easy to import because of age

posted by  325iSe30

Pics? Yeah I think ill stick with a sivlvia for my drift car and get the r32 GTR fror grip :thumbs:

posted by  DTMBaller

Well they are coming out with the Nissan Skyline GT-R Z-Tune. Nissan went around the world looking for R34's that had less then 30k km. They completely redid these R34's and tricked them out with Nismo everything. 2.7L Z2 motor pushing out over 500 hp. you can read about it on page 145 of this month's modified mag. I personnally like the 01 GT-R myself but if i could afford one of the Z-Tunes, :drool: . BTW they only are making 20 of these bad boys cause that is all they could find.

posted by  NITeZ

Yeah i heard about that, it's times like this I wish I were a rich man. :doh: :banghead:

posted by  GreekWarrior

R34 is my pick. Z-tune...nice! :mrgreen:

Love my R34 GTt and couldn't really justify the extra bucks for an R34 GTR. Could have got an R32 or R33 GTR for the same dollars as the R34 GTt but am happy with what I've got.

posted by  Who?

I'd have to say the 32.

posted by  ThirdeYe

Best Skyline... R34 Z-Spec, hands down, but if you don't have $190K to drop on one... I'd say an R33 V-Spec. If I ever have enough money to buy a new Z06, I'll drop it on a legalized R33 V-Spec.

posted by  Bino

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