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Old 06-30-2004, 04:43 AM   #1
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Yeah Im about to buy one I believe (if the price is right) in August and have it shipped here from Japan. I just wanted to know how you guys feel about there performance vs the domestic cars and if you know where I can find those sick ass rims from 2fast 2furious for this car.
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Old 06-30-2004, 05:20 AM   #2
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i dont think anyone will even bother mentioning how they feel about a skyline's performance.... why? because its a skyline. nobody should even bother giving it a second thought. the name itself is a legend among the Supra, RX-7, NSX, Ferrari F50, Ford GT40, McLaren F1, so on so on.

as for buying stuff just cuz it appears in 2f2f.... i honestly HOPE u aint buying the car just cuz it can jump bridges and land without a single scratch in a movie.
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Old 06-30-2004, 05:45 AM   #3
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I must agree fully on this. If you have to ask how people feel about the performance of the skyline i dont think you should have the privelege of owning one. But i suppose if you have the money to spend to ship it here then have fun and stay safe and please dont modify it to 2f2f specs and be original with it.
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Old 06-30-2004, 06:04 AM   #4
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I just wanted to know how you guys feel about there performance vs the domestic cars


My god you two, he asked about Japanese VS Domestic . I don't believe Skyline is a "there". Thats too broad of a question and I believe that it has been covered in other threads.

If you don't mind telling me the process you went through to get this Skyline, what year and model is it? Where did you buy it from? How much are you paying for it?

As far as the "rims"(you should say wheels to avoid flaming) from the Skyline in the movie 2Fast 2Furious. They appear to be deepdish 5 or 6 spokes. You can find those anywhere on the market, just google a search for deepdish wheels. They are pricey, but if you're importing a Skyline price must not be an option.

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please dont modify it to 2f2f specs and be original with it.

First off its his car let him do what the hell he wants with it, and what do you mean be original with it? How many times have you seen an all pink S2000 with a 30k paintjob and pink fur seats? The cars in that movie are very original they are just slower than they appear in the movie. I have no idea why people bash on the cars. Its not the car its the way they present them that should be bashed on.

On a further note, if somone opened a bridge on me in my GT-R ; I would have powerslid into him and beat his ass while his body lay mangled under my pricey wheel and tire combo.
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Old 06-30-2004, 06:12 AM   #5
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By no means am i bashing the cars in 2f2f and what i meant by be original with it was not to copy the 2f2f car because thats been done already, all i meant was add your own spice to the car. I fully understand what you are saying and the way they portray street racing is a load of crap and to be honest with i love that movie because the cars ARE unique and its entertaining to watch.
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Old 06-30-2004, 06:24 AM   #6
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By no means am i bashing the cars in 2f2f and what i meant by be original with it was not to copy the 2f2f car because thats been done already, all i meant was add your own spice to the car. I fully understand what you are saying and the way they portray street racing is a load of crap and to be honest with i love that movie because the cars ARE unique and its entertaining to watch.

Could'nt agree more, I thought you were bashing the cars. Actually 2Fast 2Furious had the best cars, but the movie sucked ass. The stunts where the Evo7 spins arround and proceeds to drive backwards on a highway... The fact that the first race was not a straight shot but something more of Autocross. I've never see anyone race the streets doing turns...

The Fast and The Furious was more accuratly portrayed with race scenes and general content. But they put too much emphasis on Nitrous. I especially like the scene where they are working on the 2JZ and it shows a whole entourage of parts from headers to turbos.
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Old 06-30-2004, 06:33 AM   #7
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I loved the last race in the fast and the furious between the 2jz and the yenko and i like how they kinda carried that over into 2f2f with the race for the muscle cars. i would really like to shake the hands of the stunt drivers that shot the movie and the people behind the cars. I was ready to cry when i saw the bridge and just thinking oh my god they're gonna kill those cars. But yes in the first one, i must agree that there was WAY to much emphasis on nos and after that EVERYONE thought the solution to all lack of speed cars was "hey lets add nos" and that every kid now believes that adding green underglow kits to a car automaticly makes it fast and that the eclipse is the solution to all solutions completely overlooking the rx-7 and the supra. It would have been nice to see some drift racing though........
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Old 06-30-2004, 06:48 AM   #8
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I loved the last race in the fast and the furious between the 2jz and the yenko and i like how they kinda carried that over into 2f2f with the race for the muscle cars. i would really like to shake the hands of the stunt drivers that shot the movie and the people behind the cars. I was ready to cry when i saw the bridge and just thinking oh my god they're gonna kill those cars. But yes in the first one, i must agree that there was WAY to much emphasis on nos and after that EVERYONE thought the solution to all lack of speed cars was "hey lets add nos" and that every kid now believes that adding green underglow kits to a car automaticly makes it fast and that the eclipse is the solution to all solutions completely overlooking the rx-7 and the supra. It would have been nice to see some drift racing though........

You should probably start another thread for this topic, it seems interesting
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Old 06-30-2004, 05:13 PM   #9
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Okay guys I wanna get some stuff straight before I continue so as not to piss in anyones cheerios or confuse anyone.

-I have not bought the car yet, I am still looking through a few people over in Japan for one, and I won't have all my money until mid August.
-As far as my question import vs domestic my father just bought a 2k4 vette and I know that GTR is gonna run circles around it but is there any domestic car that can give it a run for its money?
-2f2f stuff got out of hand, I simply like the wheels they were running and wondered where I could find a set similar and if any particular brand was better than another. I have no intentions in painting my car like the 2f2f cars or modifying it the same. Im debating on black or red but I am still unsure, it really doesn't matter what color it is considering I will have the only one within 20-30miles.
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Old 06-30-2004, 06:16 PM   #10
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-I have not bought the car yet, I am still looking through a few people over in Japan for one, and I won't have all my money until mid August.

Are you going through motorex? If so, that's a hell of a lot of money to import those babies, regardless of which one. Now my next question, which one are you importing?

-As far as my question import vs domestic my father just bought a 2k4 vette and I know that GTR is gonna run circles around it but is there any domestic car that can give it a run for its money?

Depends on which GTR, but even then, GTRs are so rare here that the best way to know for sure is to do it yourself. Don't be overconfident. The vette can give even the R34 a run for its money with a few mods, judging by the money you spent to import the GTR through motorex.

-2f2f stuff got out of hand, I simply like the wheels they were running and wondered where I could find a set similar and if any particular brand was better than another. I have no intentions in painting my car like the 2f2f cars or modifying it the same. Im debating on black or red but I am still unsure, it really doesn't matter what color it is considering I will have the only one within 20-30miles

Good luck with that.
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Old 06-30-2004, 09:13 PM   #11
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true, domestic cars are not to be taken that lightly, specially the "legendary" ones such as the corvettes. its a well known fact that the top of the shelf trans ams, corvettes, and camaros can all seriously pound some power to the ground, and they take very few (and may i say it again, very few) mods to make even more power. i love asian imports more than anything (maybe more than my g/fs), but i still admit that domestics can sure as hell give them a very nice competition.


anyhow, about the 2f2f thing, i wasnt bashing the cars or anything, its just that its a known fact that many people who watch the movie think that ricing the ride out a la "Pimp My Ride" (which i nicked Rice My Ride) is gonna make them so freaking fast that they can just blow by Ferraris like there is no tomorrow.


even the RX-7 and NSX and Evos will have trouble competeing in tight circuits against the european supercars. even supras and skylines will have problems after 160mph vs those super cars. and nitrious and street racing are only the solution to all ur problems if u wanna commit suicide
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Old 07-01-2004, 01:32 AM   #12
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Wait, from what you say, you said you do not have all the money yet. You have any idea how much this is going to cost you? 20-45K depending on which model you want, around 2-10k to ship it in and around 16-25k to make it street legal in the United States. You must be extraordinairly rich. And you must not forget the insurance cost, not going to be cheap man. I would just get the MR when it gets released here. 300hp, put some mods into it and you get something that comes near a skyline. And the insurance is cheaper as well, and you do not have to worry on the fact that ALOT of people want to steal your car. Well, you still have to worry about that if you own a MR, but less.
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Old 07-01-2004, 03:30 AM   #13
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Money isn't that big of an issue. I myself am putting some money down and so is my father. Income during school will be enough to pay the payments on it only and as far as insurance cost I know its gonna be hell but my dad is working something out to help me. As far as how much its gonna cost, your numbers are fairly accurate except for the legalizing part Im gonna have takin care of for a much cheaper price than what you are talking about.

The new MRs are pretty sweet but Im not a big fan of there looks. Im not to worried about them stealing it for one Ill have full coverage on that shit and #2 the maker of Excaliber Alarm Systems happens to be one of my good friends (more so my dads but ya know I got da hook up on that )
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Old 07-01-2004, 07:14 AM   #14
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Well, the prices i listed for the legalizing is what i got from the Motorex. And that is the only company that can legally modify skylines to US spec. At least to my knowledge, but i may be wrong. I assume you are getting a R34 GTR VSpec II, or a R34 GTR Nur, because money doesnt seem to be a problem for you. And those are the two most expensive models of the R34 produced by Nissan. Which excludes what Tommy Kaira released. I am not sure if you get you hands on a Nur version, those are extremely rare. And to the stealing thing, you know even the most current of anti-theft technology cant keep up to the state of the art theft technology. Since Anti-theft technology is degisned to counter methods used currently, but do not protect from future methods. But you cant avoid this, just get it heavily insured, and do not make it too flashy. Even owning a Skyline is flashy enough.

And do not challenge any muscle cars on drag strip. Don't want to ruin the import name now do we. Like many said, "There is no replacement for displacement." If some macho guy challenges you in a muscle car, take it to the tracks or at least a course with turns. With the ATTESA systems you cant fail Makes every amateur look like a pro

Wow, you are pretty young to be owning a skyline huh? First car?
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Old 07-01-2004, 05:00 PM   #15
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Na, its my 2nd car. I had a camaro before hand and I just bought a 94 z71 to get me from A to B until I get my Skyline.

Money isn't a big issue due to my job(s). I work for my dads company doing metal fabrication and I also build computers on the side. Now I am getting into import part sales and speaker system sales where I live. When our site comes up I shall post it here for all of you to come visit, I assure you are prices will be some of the most competitive on the net comparable to ebay.
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