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Old 08-14-2014, 01:02 AM   #21
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I love cappuccinos. But I think the hatch ALTO works are cooler. Same engine but 4wd. The mazda az-1 also gets me in the knards.

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Yes to the AZ-1.








No to the ALTO.





The car must also be attractive and not just small and light. A low CG is preferred and the ALTO doesn't have that either.

Cappuccino:



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And be careful offering a couch. You just never know when you might find me sleeping on it.
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AZ-1 is le ******* but they are nigh impossible to find....in Japan.

Cappuccino is much more easily available, and is also mostly *******.

I told a few of the Japanese guys I used to work with I wanted one and they looked at me like I was mental (I'm 6'1")
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AZ-1 is le ******* but they are nigh impossible to find....in Japan.

Cappuccino is much more easily available, and is also mostly *******.

I told a few of the Japanese guys I used to work with I wanted one and they looked at me like I was mental (I'm 6'1")
just need to do a foamectomy faeflora style

I get that same look when I tell people I drive a Miata. When I tell them I fit fine since I cut a bunch of the foam out of the seat, the look on there face does not change.
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Old 08-14-2014, 12:18 PM   #26
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AZ-1 is le ******* but they are nigh impossible to find....in Japan.

Cappuccino is much more easily available, and is also mostly *******.

I told a few of the Japanese guys I used to work with I wanted one and they looked at me like I was mental (I'm 6'1")
?? AZ-1's are all over goo-net for ~10,000usd. But the suzu's are much more common and cheap.

I can't believe there's no love for the alto-works. I think they are quirky and awesome. I've seen a handful EMBARRASS some high-power cars around some tight routes. I am a fan of the "econobox-turned renegade" look, and it NAILS it.

Steve, I'd be disappointed if you never made it buddy. I owe you at least a night out in Shinjuku/Roppongi.
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I had a huge response typed but my work connection ate it. Cliffnotes:

Thirdgen: u mad bro? I posted 5 in my last post. If you were expecting a GTI, this is a skyline thread. tee hee.

Locomonkeyboricua: I paid about 12K. Decent ones go for about 8K and meh cars about 5K. Because they are about to become legal here the values have been creeping up. there is difinitely a surge in interest for these cars with the flood gates about to open stateside.

2manyhobyz: No there shouldnt be any issues. EPA stops after 21 years. NHTSA after 25. That said EPA requires an engine in "original configuration" so don't expect any epic turbo builds until I have a USA title in a couple years. I will however make the rest of the car flawless so that when I move back I ONLY have an engine build to do.

Fireindc: I hate fanboiz as much as anyone. I simply wanted this because I've seen supras and rx-7's etc but I've never been within 100yds of a skyline before. What surprised me is this is a much nicer (in like an old person's definition of it) car than any supra I've messed with. And that's just it: this car is making me grow up a bit. It feels like it's a BMW type of vibe as oppposed to a boy racer toy car.
Very pristine model congrats on the pickup!

1990? Verify that the crank pull/oil pump has been sorted to a 1993+ one they're notorious for engine issues.
325whp seems low for a IC/E/Tuned car though.

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This car was the worlds best car in 1990, no other car came even close. So I would have to imagine that it was way better then supra or rx7 and bmw. 8k for gtr? Or gts? and how much do you think shipping cost is back to usa? Yours looks like its worth every penny at 12k. I hope you get to ship it back free on uncle sams dollar.
R32s aren't that expensive the preference has shifted to the R34 though the value is steadily increase because the US will be able to get them soon.
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My buddy with the R32 is asking about the trick synchros for the transmission. Info or links please!
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iTurn: LOL there's no way to verify that without pulling the engine. I expect it's an original R32 item and thus shift at 6500rpm. Like I said, no monster horsepower builds for the time being, US title first. I want this drive-train to last till it doesn't have to.

I would disagree with your HP estimate. R32's had less efficient turbos than 33's or 34's and especially metal wheel upgrades. And with boost being kept at a ceramic wheel saving 12-14psi that's pretty much spot on for an unopened engine.

I've seen maxed out R34 turbos thrown down 400 at the wheels. that's all they've got to give. Less turbo, less stress, I don't see where you think I'm leaving power on the table. And when I go, I go big. There's an RB32 and an EFR8374 in this car's future. (distant though it may be)

Steve: http://translate.google.com/translat...20%26bih%3D955

Auto Gallery Yokohama is about 30minutes from my house. They convert the stock five speed to double synchros. They also have a gear set out, but most people opt to get an OS giken gearset and have them install the synchro kit. Supposedly these are the best shifting skyline trannys around.

Before I leave this country I intend to have one of their jobs with a OS giken set with a hardened input shaft, and reinforced center plate. Should be plenty for 600whp of street/very light HPDE
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?? AZ-1's are all over goo-net for ~10,000usd. But the suzu's are much more common and cheap.

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Hmmm...the last time I checked I could only find like one for sale in all of JP.

Clearly I have no idea what in talking about.

I don't think the AZ-1 is worth the premium over the Suzuki though
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Absolutely awesome. Like Fireindc, I'm far from a Nissan or JDM fanboy of any sort, but that car is so clean, and so cool. I hope you keep it fairly stock looking, because Nissan nailed it.
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Absolutely awesome. Like Fireindc, I'm far from a Nissan or JDM fanboy of any sort, but that car is so clean, and so cool. I hope you keep it fairly stock looking, because Nissan nailed it.
Fear not. I'm going to add stock nismo side skirts and rear spats (they are slightly beefier rear tire guards) as well as a factory nismo rear lip spoiler. All of which are functional aero mods. Beyond that, abflug makes GORGEOUS front and rear cf diffusers, front canards and side skirt extensions. Past that I'm leaving it the hell alone.

Look up "tomei r32" in google and you'll find a blue car that has everything I'm talking about. Basically a stock+ body kit
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Dat blue doe.

Awesome.
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Dat blue doe.
Are you a 14yr old suburban kid?

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Friends, I have not given up on this. I was deployed for about 3 months, been rather busy since I got back. Updates are coming, Let me snap some pictures of all these damn NISMO boxes...
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came for the GTR. Stayed for the umbrella girls.
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came for the GTR. Stayed for the umbrella girls.
We know the truth.

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