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Old 01-15-2012, 06:00 AM
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Here is the first full body shot.

Its dirty as hell from me driving it in the rain but you can get the idea of it anyway.

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Old 01-15-2012, 06:35 AM
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Very lovely car! - i envy you very much! (Lovely sounds so weird to a Skyline )
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Old 01-15-2012, 01:47 PM
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How about a burnout video (or photo)?!
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Old 01-15-2012, 02:48 PM
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How about a burnout video (or photo)?!
You have never owned one of your dream cars, have you!?
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Old 01-15-2012, 03:43 PM
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You have never owned one of your dream cars, have you!?
I'm pretty sure he does already, but they do burns out a lot easier than a GTR. Especially on period tyres!
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Old 01-15-2012, 03:45 PM
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I'm pretty sure he does already, but they do burns out a lot easier than a GTR. Especially on period tyres!
My point was that a "normal" enthusiast's dream car is treated like a little baby and taken care of, and not "thrashed" with burnouts and stuff like that
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Old 01-15-2012, 03:53 PM
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My point was that a "normal" enthusiast's dream car is treated like a little baby and taken care of, and not "thrashed" with burnouts and stuff like that
Yea, but Fleet's cars have massive V8s, so don't need to be thrashed to do a burnout. On the other hand, yea, a GTR would require rather a large thrashing to break traction, what with all that tractorsome grip.
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Old 01-15-2012, 05:00 PM
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My point was that a "normal" enthusiast's dream car is treated like a little baby and taken care of, and not "thrashed" with burnouts and stuff like that
There is a saying among drag (and street) racers... "Drive it like you hate it!"
Meaning even if you like your car, don't be afraid to drive it hard at times.
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Old 01-15-2012, 07:03 PM
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Never heard that... but "drive it like you stole it" is definately in the racer's lexicon.

Regardless, the GTR is known for grip, not breakin' 'em loose.
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Never heard that... but "drive it like you stole it" is definately in the racer's lexicon.
Yes, I have heard of that one.

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Regardless, the GTR is known for grip, not breakin' 'em loose.
Well, he can always put on some skinny tires; then maybe we can see a burning rubber video.
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Copied and pasted from my photography blog -

I knew this moment would arrive.
I think most car enthusiasts can feel the grip tighten once they park the car in the garage and start looking closer at their pride and joy.

The modifying bug is a bastard. I want to go on the record that I didn’t want to start spending money on the GTR for a long time.
But when that little voice starts talking into your ear it makes you think about your end goal. Where do you want your car to end up? Are you a hardparker? A drifter? A circuit man?

Before I found the GTR I would say I was going down the Drift/Hardpark road. Slammed to impracticality, all the pretty parts without the support or solid base they require. With the GTR keys in hand I want the car to be a performance orientated all rounder. A sledgehammer of speed you could say. I no longer want to touch the ground if I reach out the window. I want to be able to take the car on roadtrips safe in the knowledge no speedbump is too great, no bridge too bumpy. I do still want to lower the car, but I think just below legal height would allow the best mix of aesthetics and performance.

With my overall goal still developing in mind I am going to set out on creating a list of parts, options and costs involved to hit that sweet spot between speed, reliability and the beautiful look a GTR can posses.

Before I go changing anything, I will be making sure that the base of the GTR is as solid as a rock. I noticed while parking the car yesterday when warm the exhaust develops a mild leak, so I will be sorting that out this week. Whiteline sway bars, new bushings will be sought, fitted and tested. After that coils and wheels will be looked at.

My favourite wheels, Enkei RPF1′s are currently leading the way. So unless something amazing comes up for a similar price that is the route I will be taking for wheels.

For coils I’ll be doing lots of research, discussing with experts and those in the know of what will provide me with the best set up for my requirements.

There is one thing I know.

This bug, I love.
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Fleet, AWD tends to disagree with your burnout requests
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You have a photogblog? Phoblography? Blogtography? Like that? Please to be have link ok?
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Fleet, AWD tends to disagree with your burnout requests
Awww... too bad.

I guess I will just have to keep doing my own.
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