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    Quote Originally Posted by Brix View Post
    80Km/h is not quick, and don't push the car in any way, which can be considered Hard .
    You need twistier roads..
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    never done a burnout in current car, still gets driven hard


    whiteballz isn't going to be doing anything outlandish until he is certain the car is 100% tip top.
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    Congrats Whiteballz.....good to see another R32 GTR owner on here

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brix View Post
    80Km/h is not quick, and don't push the car in any way, which can be considered Hard .
    I don't understand... if driving on twisty roads at 80 km/h is not quick then why did you mention it? Or do you mean you just drive your car (or a car you will own) moderately? If so, like I said, if I were to do that, I would just drive a bland 4-cylinder Toyota Camry.

    Well i don't think any one with a drivers license hasn't done full throttle. But there is big difference between doing it in a "normal car" and a "dream car".

    But again, the cars you mentioned is a lot different that European and Japanese cars.
    And again, i think it comes down to what origin the car has, and the driver too.
    And there lies the reason to your discussion.
    Well, some cars can take full-throttle acceleration better than others can. Fortunately, my cars can take it or I wouldn't do it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by clutch-monkey View Post
    good job finding one unmolested.
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    Quote Originally Posted by clutch-monkey View Post
    never done a burnout in current car, still gets driven hard


    whiteballz isn't going to be doing anything outlandish until he is certain the car is 100% tip top.
    Why is that car "floating" above the ground?!
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    you don't have to worry about that with cars the size of yours, fleet
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    Seems the rear bumper is sagging a bit there too..
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    both rear and front bumpers smashed from the previous jump, lol.
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    Heh, classy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by clutch-monkey View Post
    you don't have to worry about that with cars the size of yours, fleet
    True!
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    So today I took the car to a workshop that came highly recomended - Tunehouse.
    They have a reputation for being expensive but highly skilled.

    This being my hero car I am willing to beat my wallet around the face with an iron bar to get the best service and expert advice as possible.

    They went through the car from top to bottom and I'm super impressed with how thorough they are.

    There were a few minor and a few not so minor issues.
    Basically its in need of a major service, new belts, fluid flush etc. We don't know when or if the timing belt was changed so that is on the cards too.
    Beyond that I'll need new brake lines, and tyres.

    After that is done there are a few leaks to be found and fixed, Steering rack and engine etc, nothing major, it doesn't drop to the ground, but I want to get those fixed when possible.

    Sway bar bushings are on the way out, and the shocks are leaky, Basically both of those will be fixed by my intended sway bar and coil upgrade.

    I forgot to mention that the turbos have either been rebuilt recently or they're no longer stock.

    The housings look pristine and the waste gates are brand new - Bonus for me!

    Even with all the suspension work required (The ball joints were literally doing nothing) the car managed to feel stable and surefooted under throttle input. I can only imagine how the car is going to feel once the joints are in and the sway bar and coils and sticky rubber take car of the rest..
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    Definitely do all the stuff they mentioned. You already know that's the key to keeping a car around
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    Btw get a crank collar installed. I got one installed in my car but I had learnt the hard way.Best be safe than sorry.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fleet 500 View Post
    I don't understand... if driving on twisty roads at 80 km/h is not quick then why did you mention it? Or do you mean you just drive your car (or a car you will own) moderately? If so, like I said, if I were to do that, I would just drive a bland 4-cylinder Toyota Camry.

    Well, some cars can take full-throttle acceleration better than others can. Fortunately, my cars can take it or I wouldn't do it.
    80km/h is enough to feel the car eat up the corners.
    My point being again that you can enjoy a without thrashing it .
    Quote Originally Posted by whiteballz View Post
    So today I took the car to a workshop that came highly recomended - Tunehouse.
    They have a reputation for being expensive but highly skilled.

    This being my hero car I am willing to beat my wallet around the face with an iron bar to get the best service and expert advice as possible.

    They went through the car from top to bottom and I'm super impressed with how thorough they are.

    There were a few minor and a few not so minor issues.
    Basically its in need of a major service, new belts, fluid flush etc. We don't know when or if the timing belt was changed so that is on the cards too.
    Beyond that I'll need new brake lines, and tyres.

    After that is done there are a few leaks to be found and fixed, Steering rack and engine etc, nothing major, it doesn't drop to the ground, but I want to get those fixed when possible.

    Sway bar bushings are on the way out, and the shocks are leaky, Basically both of those will be fixed by my intended sway bar and coil upgrade.

    I forgot to mention that the turbos have either been rebuilt recently or they're no longer stock.

    The housings look pristine and the waste gates are brand new - Bonus for me!

    Even with all the suspension work required (The ball joints were literally doing nothing) the car managed to feel stable and surefooted under throttle input. I can only imagine how the car is going to feel once the joints are in and the sway bar and coils and sticky rubber take car of the rest..
    That's a lot, but luckily fixable!
    But yes, very nice that the car handles and responds so well even with those problems
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