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 Post subject: because everybody's doing it... a te72
PostPosted: Sun Sep 16, 2012 9:43 am 
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Soooo, this was my daily I picked up for 700 bucks before I was back in school. Currently driving the van until she sells but I miss poor old Dennis. Has shortened mr2 struts up front and camaro struts out back, cut springs for now...

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Picked up a t40 and a welded diff for it a while back. Flying home in a couple weeks from school. Going to drive back in this guy and install the trans/diff over a free weekend. The 3t is pretty tired but the 4a just seems too limp for the swap cost, and I'm not a fan of the sound/power delivery. Considered going 1j, but the swap is too bling for this car( not to mention it's going to put a whack of weight in front of the wheels). Figure I'll just go 1u with itbs and exhaust and call it a day.


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 Post subject: The TE AKA... Dennis
PostPosted: Sun Sep 16, 2012 9:56 am 
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yay double posty


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 Post subject: Re: because everybody's doing it... a te72
PostPosted: Tue Sep 18, 2012 12:45 pm 
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Going to pick up a set of Longchamp xr4 in 15x8 and 15x10(granted I can find some)
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Also, Decided on a colour, non metallic toffee brown, keeping vinyl bumpers and paint matching box flares. Now, to find a MKII supra rear end and an lsd.


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 Post subject: Re: because everybody's doing it... a te72
PostPosted: Tue Sep 18, 2012 2:22 pm 

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That's a fat front dent. Sick car though, I love te72's when the got a 1uz under the hood. Good choice on motor.

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 Post subject: Re: because everybody's doing it... a te72
PostPosted: Tue Sep 18, 2012 5:46 pm 
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Thanks man. And yea, some goof backed into me in my work parking lot, figures. Got a spare fender here, so when it comes time I'll toss it on. In the meantime there's no point, with my luck it'll happen again.


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 Post subject: Re: because everybody's doing it... a te72
PostPosted: Wed Sep 19, 2012 7:57 am 

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Haha yep that's life, as soon as you try and get up, it kicks you down again.

Are you going to run the jdm 1uz?

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 Post subject: Re: because everybody's doing it... a te72
PostPosted: Wed Sep 19, 2012 2:17 pm 
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No, I can pick up an ls400 Write off for 400 bucks. Using the drivetrain minus the auto box and probably going to grab the hood hydraulics and hvac then part the rest.


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 Post subject: Re: because everybody's doing it... a te72
PostPosted: Wed Sep 19, 2012 9:10 pm 

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Hmm where are you located?

Cause for my corona I was going to run the jdm 1uz which you know you dont have to deal with any of the stupid egr system or smog components. Initial setup was going to be 1uz, r154 trans, mk1 rear end. Haven't heard much on using the mkII rear end, how's that handle?

Sorry what I was going with here was the jdm 1uz I get for $600 down here in so cal, and there is another member on here that can get it in nor cal for i guess $400.

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 Post subject: Re: because everybody's doing it... a te72
PostPosted: Thu Sep 20, 2012 7:28 am 
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I'm in Vancouver BC. Since I'll be using custom headers and intake, egr stuff is a fairly simple fix. And sorry yea, as for the axle, I meant mark I. I've heard about issues with r154's being notoriously notchy, but that's just from people who drift, so I was going to go w58. I'm also kind of curious about fabbing some sort of rear subframe that could use an r200 diff. But that would be down the road and only if finding a mark I axle was a pain. I'm just excited about this build since its old. I've had 3 r32 skylines and as much as I'll probably get one again, I think classics are way more fun to modify because they're a clean slate.


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 Post subject: Re: because everybody's doing it... a te72
PostPosted: Thu Sep 20, 2012 9:29 am 

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Ok cool, you don't have to worry much then, I see some off these guys down here running there cars with egr systems still and they have way to many issues. It's like if your going to build a race car, get rid of the stuff you dont need. But my friends are pretty dumb sometimes.

Man, id love to have any skyline, especially an R32! California sucks, cause there banned unless you go through the process of getting all the smog parts taken care of, but by that point you're already spending more money than a new R35 GT-R (except hakosuka's and kenmari's, there legal)

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 Post subject: Re: because everybody's doing it... a te72
PostPosted: Thu Sep 20, 2012 12:21 pm 
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ahh makes sense. I guess there's a lot of people running egr systems so they can pass all your emissions testing. And I do miss my r32's it's too bad your laws are so strict in california.

here's a couple pics of the skylines too :wink:

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then got some vs-xx for it
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second one I owned
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then lastly a 4 door, with a bit of a change:
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 Post subject: Re: because everybody's doing it... a te72
PostPosted: Thu Sep 20, 2012 1:50 pm 

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Damn, those are beautiful. Love the four door, not to many of those. Why'd you decide to get rid od them?

The closest thing I had was my S13 240sx. Had an Rb20det. I thinks thats the closest i will be to having a skyline unless i move to a difderent state.

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 Post subject: Re: because everybody's doing it... a te72
PostPosted: Thu Sep 20, 2012 5:43 pm 
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Yea, the s13 and r32 are similar... But the r32 just feels more solid. The reason i got rid of them is that my import business went under when the financial crash happened. It was a downward spiral of people paying less here for good product and the cost of sourcing them due to inflation in Japan. Alas, I'm now saddled with an 80s econobox that I'm excited to make a well balanced car with a stupid power to weight ratio.


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 Post subject: Re: because everybody's doing it... a te72
PostPosted: Thu Sep 20, 2012 6:03 pm 

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That sucks, sorry to hear that. Yea the s13 sucked since I didn't have power steering, I got tired of that.

Stupid power to weight ratio? Those are the best kind!

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