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#761   2018-11-29 16:11          

¯\_(ツ)_/¯





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#762   2018-11-29 16:47          
# Soju :

¯\_(ツ)_/¯



WEW BOI another R34! :O
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#763   2018-11-29 21:16          
sweet
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#764   2018-12-02 15:11          

Another Nissan



Yeah, the 240SX coupe and the FC RX-7 is now in another person's hands. I was really thinking a lot about selling those rare classics, but I had to move on and reduce the number of my rides lately. The Tico is still here with our crew in the garage, so no worries.

Sad stories aside, I came up with this rather nice looking R34 (Not the GT-R) lately, for a reasonable price of V$ 12000. Not so expensive, but not so cheap as well. Reason why this one is on the pricey side, was that this particular car was recently imported, luckily by some legal loopholes. Most Skylines around Korea is basically much cheaper than in US or other countries, but the condition of those aren't that good.

In conclusion, this "fresh-imported" R34 is considered rather an unobtainable unicorn these days between Korean car enthusiasts. And I bought it.



It's sporting some aftermarket parts and Nissan parts mixed altogether, but in a good shape. 25GT front bumper, R33 wheels.. Not bad for the price. It had RB25 engine with aftermarket single turbo with intercooler setup, and the OPTIMA battery wired in. No signs of knocking, tapping or screeching. I assume the car was sold right after the inspection period.



Those iconic talilights (thank god the lights are all stock), heavily abused aftermarket rear muffler and the Abflug rear bumper. That's unusual. The brakes were also replaced once, judging by the drilled disc and the colored calipers.



The paint and the undercarriage looked okay. Considering the age of the car, it is 8/10. Perfect for daily condition. Btw, no signs of rear trunk spoiler mount or holes drilled through. Maybe the trunk was once replaced, or is it the barebone 2.0 model with 2.5 swapped in?



Now the interior. The driver's side seat was obviously replaced with Bride Low-Max seats as well as the ATC Volanti steering wheel. Not the Nardi wheels we see everyday, but a rather exotic choice. The gauge clusters and minor trims were replaced into GT-R version (non GT-R models have opposite) but I really don't care about the "originality" since this will probably be the daily anyway.

More inspection will be done as soon as the paperwork for the R34 is done, and the DMV fully approves that it is legal.


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#765   2018-12-02 17:23          
oh man , god damn!

That's a very nice R34!
I'm excited to see it with Soju's treatment!

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#766   2018-12-02 20:45          
god fuckin dammit does it looks good af boi
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#767   2018-12-05 04:01          
Nice r34 its hella clean

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#768   2018-12-10 17:52          

Bro Is That A Skyline?



All the paperworks for the R34 has been done and it is officially street legal!

Well there were some loopholes that I managed to get through, but anyway it is legit imported one, and not a stolen one at all.

As a small gift for R34, I've got the HKS coilovers from Yahoo Auction Japan and it took a while to be delivered and installed it on the R34.



And I think I have to source some parts for full R34 exterior conversion. It will probably take a while :P



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#769   2018-12-10 19:41          
the R34 is GEWD!
just like Franklin said, i also wanna see how much better it gets with Soju treatment!


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#770   2018-12-11 01:54          
thats such a good looking boi
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#771   2018-12-11 07:23          
Soju the alchemist tuner is back with his magic! :D
I wonder how would the R34 end up with your magic touch ;)
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#772   2018-12-13 16:42          
Hella nice bro

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#773   2018-12-16 18:29          



It snowed lately in Korea, and it was so sudden that I couldn't even prepare for the winter tires.

Also the temperature dropped below -5 celsius, making me idling the car longer than ever.

The bad news is 11K and I do not have all wheel drive vehicles including Mr. Lee. It isn't necessary but it is really useful in mountain roads.



The good thing about the Nissan is that the heater works like a charm. Thanks to its "pristine" condition air box switches and buttons, I could avoid freezing to death inside my car.

Man, the steering wheel feels so cold tho.



Well it was lucky to raise the car a bit to have more clearance, since I didn't want this to become a 2-door snowplow.



The road surface felt colder than ever and mostly lost its grip. Not so suitable for excessive touge driving, but perfect for laid back cruise.



It's actually really nice to park and admire the winter scenery of Korea.

Now I really gotta prepare some stuff for R34 build.



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#774   2018-12-17 02:37          
Such a clean 180 stay safe in winter m8
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#775   2018-12-17 05:25          
The road surface has went icy than ever, Id rather walk during whole winter lel

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#776   2018-12-25 07:41          



Merry Christmas, I was doing some basic maintenance stuff since Mr. Lee was on a holiday trip and he closed his garage doors shut..



I wish I could go with coupe rather than a targa top, but opening roof surely has more features.



The TRD emblem I got from 11K went to the trunk. Small but a simplt touch.



Maybe I should resell the R34 to people from Mr. Lee and get another Supra. This time, USDM coupe would be much better for daily driving.



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#777   2018-12-26 08:14          



I was kinda hiding the R34 progress under the hood, because it really was just stripping the car and repainting it, and waiting for the parts to arrive.

The R34 is almost stripped including the interior, so I could paint and find some suspicious spots, and start it as a "new" rolling chassis project.

The wide fender kits were the first to arrive, and it fits really well, didn't expect that. It took about a week to arrive, and costed about V$ 500.



It took really long than I expected, and it was really hard to get those old rubber and plastic parts out of the way, since most of the interior trim should be reused and the clips should not be broken or messed up.

Well it would be really nice to use new trims and pieces to "restore" it like new, but that's another story and I just wanted to have clean daily driven condition.



The body shell was in the paint booth and it needs some time to cure. I didn't reveal the color yet :)



I also got the used RB26 block with some big old turbo for V$ 6500 and it is being delivered. I assume the only part it will be reused is the engine block itself, and most components and assembly will take some time to source and be built.

The old RB25 will be sold as a used part and probably end up getting in someone's Silvia I guess.

Probably this R34 rebuild will outrun my Supra. As well as the cost. Damn.



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#778   2018-12-26 09:37          
Woah that's quite a huge plans for the R34!
And oh, just a friendly reminder, you can ask our R34 master that is Mackay for R34 and RB-related parts :D
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#779   2018-12-26 12:57          
God damn , ER34 is getting serious @

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#780   2018-12-29 14:16          
R34 is getting much love rn

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#781   2018-12-29 14:50          
Man, that Supra is gorgeous! And very tasteful I might add. Stoked to see the new paint on the 34.
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#782   2018-12-30 17:11          



Driving through almost enpty streets feels really weird. I was heading to the garage to see 11K's new yellow E36.

(Actually I didn't wanted to crash my game)



There's been a strike against taxi drivers and car-pooling industry, which eventually made most of traffic much better than expected.



I think this angle best represents the Supra butt.



It's been one of the coldest days. Getting below -5 degrees celsius is quite painful.

R34 build is still in progress :)


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#783   2018-12-30 21:24          
That Supra is too sexy.

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#784   2019-01-01 19:02          



Extensive chassis cleaning and rust removing was done as well as the paint was all cured.

I decided to stay similar but much cleaner look by using pearl white color from R35 GTR.

I could've done further by spot-welding the chassis, but I think it was overkill for such good condition.

Well I think it has to be done someday.



11K, Mr. Lee and I was working on my R34 altogether for weeks, and the RB26 engine was test-fitted, and everything looked great until some issue came out.



We've taken out the plenum, the exhaust piping, camshafts and the bearing.

The internals looked okay but there were quite serious leaks all over the place and some residues inside.

That's definitely not a good sign.



As we took more and more components out of the engine, luckily there were not much issues other than leak and some outdated ignition coils, oil and the gasket.

No metal pieces or chunks have been found.



I value grip and balance much more than boost and horsepower. Tires and the brakes are the two most crucial elements I think it should be done seriously.

Apart from using Endless Brake assembly from Supra, I chose to go with the AP Racing/Stillen 300mm Disc with 6P Front, 4P Rear brake set, which costed V$ 5000 including those racing brake pads. It's pricey but fast cars should stop well.

Second, I really loved the look of Work T7R 2-piece wheel when I first used it on my Supra for a short time, so I went with 18" ones with gunmetal finish on the spokes. Costed V$ 3500 including the R888 tires.

Bold move, yet I have tons of stuff to work on the R34. Stay tuned!



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#785   2019-01-01 20:53          
I love your rides buddy,
Have you ever thought of a trip to the states with one of your vehicles???
If you ever come to the states let me know we can go for a spin on a track ;)

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#786   2019-01-02 03:57          
I love the paint choice, definitely one of the cleanest :thumbsup:
I think spot-welding is indeed needed though, for added rigidity
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#787   2019-01-02 07:36          

# Phonexius :

Thanks! I will surely plan for the trip to US when our crew members are fully ready!

# BigSmoke :

I would probably do the spot welding when it is needed, not now :)





Happy New Year!


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#788   2019-01-02 16:51          
Aye , the R34 looks amazing man ! Happy new year to you too my guy! OOOOOoooooofffff your supra looks fucking good !

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#789   2019-01-02 16:54          
Happy new year broooo, loving your skyline

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#790   2019-01-04 18:51          



I thought the vintage green license plate was quite wearing a lot and needed to be refurbished, and I wanted to replace it with new Euro spec plates on the front.

So I visited DMV, wasted several minutes for picking new numbers, and went back to plate manufacturer and got one with sweet plate protectors on.

It only costed about V$ 50 including all the paperwork and the plate covers, which looks mostly free.



Since the rear bumper is still "JDM" spec and the longer plates did not fit, so I just decided to keep it just like before. I could have replaced the rear bumper with the longer EU spec ones, but it's really hard to find and I don't want to waste my time on the auction site finding one.



Besides, I got some sweet custom stickers from LJWF and costed me V$ 50 for several more.



Keeping it simple.

Finance:
- V$ 50 (Plates)
- V$ 50 (Stickers)

Total V$ 5830




Alex876

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#791   2019-01-05 03:23          
Nice RPS

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#792   2019-01-05 05:34          
The plates looks clean and augments the car's looks! :D
I'd say kep that plate combo that way to save cost
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#793   2019-01-06 17:49          
God damn , i love those stickers !

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#794   2019-01-07 09:50          
i continue to ADORE how clean that 180SX is
Kudos my man :-X


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- BMW E46 M3
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- Nissan 200SX Hatchback
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#795   2019-01-07 17:34          



As many people know, the RB26 engine is notorious for various problems. I just wanted to eliminate all of those basic issues with it while rebuilding it from scratch.

Balancing the parts was the trickiest part of all, since getting the hands on with the RB26 was fairly new to me and 11K, and we needed some help with Mr. Lee. Like A LOT.



Tomei Forged Pistons and Rods, HKS Exhaust & Intake Camshafts, Metal Gaskets, 2x TD05H Turbo Kit, Manifold Headers, GReddy Intake Plenums and etc...

Countless parts were ordered and replaced with Mr. Lee's hands, and it costed about V$ 6500 for rebuilding it. And it isn't done yet.

The intercooler pipings also should be done and as well as the cylinder head cover needs some work.

The transmission clutch, flywheel and most fluids were also replaced.

Also, I had to sell the RB25 Engine and Transmission Assembly for V$ 4500 and the single turbo kit preinstalled on the RB26 for V$ 1500 which compensated all of my spendings on upgrading the RB26.



Well, the interior trim and the wirings are mostly done and it needs some final tweaking overall. No plastic parts were harmed during the reassembly.

The rotted out rubber bushings were replaced with better poly bushings and the 180Km/h OEM clusters were replaced with Nismo ones for V$ 500.

Jesus, that's a lot of money I paid for one single build. And yet many more to come. :)



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#796   2019-01-07 18:20          
Man you got a lot of stuff for your RB26!! What kind of power are you expecting with these mods?

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#797   2019-01-07 19:00          
Love the fact that its going to be a Twin Turbo setup
stg so many people shifting to a big single on originally TT engines
Coming along very nice!


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- BMW E46 M3
- Nissan Skyline ECR33 GTS25t
- Nissan 200SX Hatchback
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- Nissan Silvia S14

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#798   2019-01-14 07:55          

# Lagano :

I am expecting about ~600hp, since it still retains some of the stock internals!

# Niatross :

I always preferred twin turbos, because for safety reasons and the looks it have :)


Not Quite GT-R, But Close




11K, Mr. Lee and I struggled to work on the final portion of the engine assembly for entire week, and it is finally done.

The engine now could put up to 600hp (95 octane) because there aren't many high-grade octane gas stations (above 100) in Korea.

I think the engine nearly reaches Supra's spec with 98 octane and above. The turbo boost has also been adjusted to prevent engine from blowing up.



I headed out for a "legit" test-drive near the parking lot to test run the engine and see if anything is leaking or showing any problems.



Luckily nothing was in trouble and we had balls to drive this all the way through the garage without the numberplate and the bare chassis.



The exterior parts for the R34 has arrived and was repainted and fitted, and I came up with genuine R34 Nismo Front/Rear bumpers with lights, rear fender extensions and side skirt extensions. Costed me a lot, but it does worth it.



The wide front fenders has been drilled, smoothed and polished again to gain more air flow.

The license plates aren't ready to be installed yet... and some minor details like the exhaust tip will be replaced as the car is all running good.



Overall, the R34 looks really nice and it meets my expectations with those wheels and the color :)



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#799   2019-01-14 12:51          
Your rp is my favorite,I loved your cars :-X .
By the way r34 looks great :drool2: .

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#800   2019-01-14 15:06          
Man looking at your 34 makes me to remove the spoiler from mine too xD

I love your cars mate, also here is an invite if you are available in april to do a trip to LA [ofc ticket is on me :)]

ps the date is 20 April.

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