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    Default Giving this R33 a second chance!

    Hola, some of y'all may remember me from a few of my other "builds":
    My DSM





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    Took a break from the low life for a bit...


    Well almost a year ago I joined the US Air Force and I'm now stationed in Okinawa, Japan. Before I arrived on island I started looking at what cars were available here and I decided on getting a R33. I spent a few weeks looking for the right one and eventually found one for $2k. The body was missing a few trim pieces, had a smashed in hood and it had a few mechanical querks but nothing a little bit of TLC couldn't fix. I purchased the car and over the past 3 months have been attempting to give it a second chance after having a few neglectful owners. It's a 96 GTS25T w/ 5 speed and RB25DET
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    First on the list was getting the mechanical things worked out, a new caliper, resurfaced rotors and cleaning the IAC assembly got her running like she should again. Next came some upgrades, I picked up a set of Cusco Zero2s, a HKS pod filter, a HKS hi-power cat back and a blitz SS BOV. I also picked up a new hood, nismo lip and side skirt to complete the body, as well as some beater 18s for burners.



    After some searching I found a set of wheels I really like, they're staggered 18" BIM zeit's.



    I cranked down the coilovers to dial in the ride height. She also got a complete kendwood system(headunit, doors/rear deck and a 10" sub") and I picked up an apexi downpipe, decat and a FMIC, then sent this ugly duckling off to paint.



    I also got my US spec Rebel bobber project registered here in Japan so I've been riding that while the skyline is at the body shop.



    Here she is! The color is KL0 from a 32 GTR and I couldn't be happier! The fenders we're also rolled and spacers are on there way, so she'll be fitted soon!



    A boost controller is also on the way to up the boost a bit and then it will be interior time. Next on the list is a pair of red Recaro SR3s and a decent bolt-in or fabricated cage. She's not the cleanest, or the fastest, or the lowest/most fitted but she started off as a rough, neglected project and in my opinion, is becoming something beautiful.
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    Hell yeah the bobber in japan!

    R33 is one of my favorites. good work.

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    Love the wheels and the bobber. Looking forward to seeing this progress.


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    always wondered what the name of those wheels were. it's coming along!
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    Though I'm not too fond of new Subaru owners recently.

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    Dude that is so awesome!!

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    Everything in and about this thread is winning.

    The car is coming along nicely man! I always liked your old Eclipse. Glad to see you're making moves with the R33. My old childhood neighbor/friend has also been stationed in Japan for the Air Force for a number of years now and ironically, he also bought a silver R33 GTS that he's been slowly fixing up. I believe he is going to be returning to the states soon and is planning on bringing one of his cars with him (he also has a modded Toyota Chaser). I'll see if I can get some pics of his Skyline from his facebook to show ya.
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    Thanks for the love everybody!!

    Quote Originally Posted by OSSHWA View Post
    Everything in and about this thread is winning.

    The car is coming along nicely man! I always liked your old Eclipse. Glad to see you're making moves with the R33. My old childhood neighbor/friend has also been stationed in Japan for the Air Force for a number of years now and ironically, he also bought a silver R33 GTS that he's been slowly fixing up. I believe he is going to be returning to the states soon and is planning on bringing one of his cars with him (he also has a modded Toyota Chaser). I'll see if I can get some pics of his Skyline from his facebook to show ya.
    Thanks man! Yeah let me know, chances are I probably know him or at least his car.
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    Quote Originally Posted by EricT93 View Post
    Thanks for the love everybody!!



    Thanks man! Yeah let me know, chances are I probably know him or at least his car.
    His name is David Arentson but he goes by Michael. Here's the link to his facebook: https://www.facebook.com/#!/theboywh...grewup?fref=ts

    I just looked at his profile and i'm pretty sure it's actually a Nissan Cefiro, not a Toyota Chaser. Not sure if he still has the Skyline - the Cefiro may have been it's replacement. But i'm pretty sure that if you look back far enough at his pictures that he has some of his old Skyline. It was on bright orange wheels at one point so you can't miss it......lol.
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    I'll keep an eye out for him brother!
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    holy shit fucking want!!!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Subielove View Post
    BIM Zeit's

    holy shit fucking want!!!!!
    Lol yeah I came across them on a car that a guy was trying to sell, so I used a little verbal judo and was able to buy them off of him for a steal!
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    You're living my dream!
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    If you say so haha
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    Just a little IG shot

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    That's gotta be so bizarre to be driving a lifted Jeep in the states one day and then an R33 Skyline in Japan not too long after.
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    Quote Originally Posted by OSSHWA View Post
    That's gotta be so bizarre to be driving a lifted Jeep in the states one day and then an R33 Skyline in Japan not too long after.
    Yessir it's pretty crazy, I owned the Jeep when I went into basic training, then I went strait to my job specific training where I found out I was going to Japan. I had a bunch of plans for my jeep when I was in basic but as soon as I got orders to Japan I had my wife sell the jeep since she was back home with it and started saving for Okinawa. I bought my wife a 4x4 manual Pajero JR. as her daily driver though so I can still get my off-road fix in
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    Just downloaded GIMP, so I figured I'd see snap a photo and mess around.

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    What are the specs on them?

    If you ever decide to sell I have dibs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Subielove View Post
    What are the specs on them?

    If you ever decide to sell I have dibs.
    Lol I won't be selling them anytime soon, I'll let you know if I do though!
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    plzzzzzz they are sooooo good
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