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Old September 18th, 2006, 05:26 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Skyline?

Ok, I asked this exact question over at the other forum, but maybe I can get a respectable answer over here instead of the usual STFO.

What is the fascination with the Skyline? It's not very good looking, it's not very powerful, the only thing on paper really remotely interesting is the 4 wheel steering, which has been around since at least the 40's. It's not even on the list of best handling production cars. What is it about this car that elevates it to such a god like status? Is it because they have never been available in the US or what? Seriously, I would like to know.



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Old September 18th, 2006, 05:58 PM   #2 (permalink)
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iam not really sure but i have always liked the way the R34 skylines looked theres just something about it i like now i wouldnt give it a god like status but its definatly a decent car and does have some potential IMO now i am just going by what i have seen and readi dont have any hands on experiance with em so idk for a fact

so yeah i just like em because i do i think they look pretty good i love the interior in them and its something i would be happy driving even stock
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Old September 18th, 2006, 06:16 PM   #3 (permalink)
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because brian had one in fast and the furious
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Old September 18th, 2006, 06:35 PM   #4 (permalink)
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because brian had one in fast and the furious
That's gotta be like 80% of it. lol.

I like the way the R34's look though.

US Price against performance? Not so attractive.
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Old September 18th, 2006, 06:48 PM   #5 (permalink)
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RWD I6 drift car.

Basically, all the asians hyped it up and americans fell in love. Yet when the Mustang GT beat the Skyline in drifting or something. *Idk I saw it on TV*

Don't get me wrong, I like Skylines, but IMO they aren't all cracked up to be.
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Old September 19th, 2006, 02:36 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Skylines are popular because over there it is their "supercar". Just remeber, the NSX is a crazy fast car over there.

Then of course add on the fact that we don't get them over here, and you have a fan base. Everyone wants what they can't have.
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Old September 19th, 2006, 02:41 PM   #7 (permalink)
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i think they look good. can look very CLEAN
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Old September 19th, 2006, 02:49 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Skylines are popular because over there it is their "supercar". Just remeber, the NSX is a crazy fast car over there.

Then of course add on the fact that we don't get them over here, and you have a fan base. Everyone wants what they can't have.
The NSX is pretty fast over here too.
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Then of course add on the fact that we don't get them over here, and you have a fan base. Everyone wants what they can't have.

bingo. if 3000gt's werent available to the american public, and only in japan, then ALL importers would want to have one SOOO bad. Its just the way it is.


to the fast and the furious crowds (sadly 80% of the import enthusiast world) to have a fast car you need "over-night parts from japan", and the skyline is A WHOLE CAR OF OVERNIGHT PARTS FROM JAPAN! FTW!
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Old September 19th, 2006, 05:40 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Its the ultimate japanese supercar, plainly put. When you import one over here and motorex legalizes it, it produces near 400 crank-hp(don't quote me on this). Like the 2JZ-GTE platform, the RB26DETT can take a buttload of power on the bottom-end. Personally, I want to build up a 97-98 240SX with one of these in them, and besides, the SR20DET swap is about as commom anymore as a B-series into a honda. But, back to topic, skyline has a lot of technology going for it. For instance, their Super HICCAS system(I think that's what it is) lets you have AWD and RWD. For instance, on launch, system senses rear-wheels slipping, engages front ones to turn, and vioula, AWD launch. Once the system senses the rear-wheels aren't slipping anymore, the front ones lose power and the car becomes RWD. Once you enter a corner and the car wants to oversteer, front wheels bite, and you have AWD for cornering. Yea, its not a god-like car by no means stock, but who wants to have a stock vehicle anyways? And on the Japan-parts comment, HKS, GReddy, Apex Integration among others all originated in japan, and are now available in the U.S. Back before the Import surge, you had to get ahold of japanese tuners to get the high-dollar stuff. Now, these parts are conveniently available in the U.S.

Also, it seems like the old 80s camaros in japan are coveted almost as much as the skylines are over here.
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Old September 19th, 2006, 06:53 PM   #11 (permalink)
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I think the 4wd system is called ATTESA?

Three diffs, and you can go from a 10/90 front rear split to 50/50 in the push of a button. Its a technologicly amazing car.

I was a fan of them way befor the FnF came out, and I have always liked R33's better.
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Old September 19th, 2006, 07:19 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Uh...because the driver side is on the right side...at least...that's why I like it.
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Old September 19th, 2006, 08:15 PM   #13 (permalink)
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I was a fan of them way befor the FnF came out, and I have always liked R33's better.
i heard the 33's were a let down compared to the 32
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Old September 19th, 2006, 08:19 PM   #14 (permalink)
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Uh...because the driver side is on the right side...at least...that's why I like it.
Then you must love mail trucks as well.



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Old September 19th, 2006, 08:49 PM   #15 (permalink)
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Uh...because the driver side is on the right side...at least...that's why I like it.
How about ALL cars in Japan are like that?
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Then you must love mail trucks as well.
Lol

Nah, they are annoying because they stop in the road while I'm trying to drive...
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Old September 20th, 2006, 11:31 AM   #17 (permalink)
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yea they are great because of the 4wd system, it is basically a RWD car when you are not slipping at all, it all adjusts as you drive instantly to keep you going the right way

this was(not sure about now) the most advance 4wd system in a production car up untill a couple years ago(might still be)

the bottom end of the rb26dett can take about 900 HP from the factory



a buddy of mine had a rb26det in his 240 and just with tuning and an exhaust setup put 427 to the rear wheels, not too bad on a sock motor IMO
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Old September 20th, 2006, 11:36 AM   #18 (permalink)
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here's a link to a decent skyline vid

http://www.dpccars.com/car-movies/03...kylineGT-R.htm
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Old September 20th, 2006, 11:38 AM   #19 (permalink)
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How about ALL cars in Japan are like that?
Lol, nah, I was just kidding
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here's a link to a decent skyline vid

http://www.dpccars.com/car-movies/03...kylineGT-R.htm
That's what I was looking for, that explains a bit more.

I wonder what it did in the quarter though, they only mention 0-60 and 0-100.



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they get a skyline..... spend 150,000 on just the motor, and sell the complete car for 50,000? im confused
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Yea, I found that a little weird as well. I'm sure there has to be something else behind it. No company stays in buisness long if they arn't making a profit.

They probably make their money selling individual parts.



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He did say it was built five years ago.
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Old September 20th, 2006, 05:36 PM   #25 (permalink)
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yea it was prolly a promotional car, they just sell em after a few years and loose a ton on them lol


i dunno, business i guess


as for 1/4 mile times, i believe stock they are right about what an EVO or STI, right around 13 seconds

fyi they are only about 276 hp from the factory


there are a bunch of 1,000+ HP skylines running around that are street legal, i'd hate to run into one of those
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