replace engine


camry709
06-29-2004, 02:33 AM
I just bought a 94 skyline automatic. I want to know if it is possible to be able to change out the engine and transmission. I want to get a GT-R engine and make it a stick shift. Not knowledgeable at all on Skylines. Any advise is greatly appreciated.

my3rdskyline
06-29-2004, 03:50 AM
it's possible to change the engine and transmission. are you trying to make it RWD or 4 wheel drive? Your in california?

camry709
06-29-2004, 04:34 AM
If possible AWD but I could settle for RWD. Im originally from Cali but right now Im in Okinawa, Japan.

my3rdskyline
06-29-2004, 04:42 AM
well then. maybe I can meet you and we can talk. I live in chatan.

my3rdskyline
06-29-2004, 04:42 AM
i'm free tonight if you want to meet somewhere.

camry709
06-29-2004, 04:44 AM
Okay Im new to the island so how far are you from Gushikawa? It wouldnt be today but hey man I appreciate it.

my3rdskyline
06-29-2004, 04:45 AM
10 minutes, just let me know if you want to meet up man. I work on Kadena. you on Foster?

camry709
06-29-2004, 04:50 AM
I work on schwab but stay right outside of mctee

my3rdskyline
06-29-2004, 04:51 AM
cool, just shoot me a PM or go out to muzigama on sunday nights at about 10PM-midnight. I have a silver R32.

my3rdskyline
06-29-2004, 04:53 AM
oh yeah, BTW do you have a 2 door or a 4 door. and is it a GTS or a GTS25? (did you say it's not turbo somewhere???)

camry709
06-29-2004, 04:55 AM
muzigama? I have a 4 door GTS

my3rdskyline
06-29-2004, 04:59 AM
there is a shop in Itoman that does pretty good jobs on engine swaps and they have pretty good prices. here's what they quoted for my R32, but I think it might be a little more for your R33.

take out my RB20DET and 5 speed.
put in an RB26DETT with stock twin turbos and front mount intercooler. Gut the front drive shit and weld the oil pan shut and install a 5 speed from an R33 GTS25t.

All of that installed for about 5 grand.

RB26DETT with turbos and all piping, harness, ECU but no intercooler: 220000yen or about 2G's.

Just so you know what you are looking at ROUGHLY. but it's going to be a lot of work.

for a 4WD conversion they quoted 7500 bucks for a RB26DETT with GTR tranny and 4WD, attezza member all installed.

That would make a pretty freaky car if you did that to a 4 door GTS or something like that but.... hey whatever floats your boat.

BTW... there are SO many skylines for sale right now and there has been for months, if you are new to the island why didn't you just get a stick one to begin with? it would make it much easier. If you had a stick GTS25t you could just drop the RB26DETT right in (okay well maybe not that simple but a full day at typhoon motors should do you).

my3rdskyline
06-29-2004, 05:00 AM
muzigama is on RT58 going north. just as you pass kadena gate 1 you find yourself looking at the ocean and the flightline as you are driving. This is muzigama. Kadena marina is also on your left as you head north. once the straight away stops just turn around. we drive in circles there all night long.

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