Nick Wong's 1992 Nissan Skyline R32 GT-R


igor@af
07-26-2004, 01:35 AM
SUMMARY: <p>Check out Automotive Articles car of the week.&nbsp; This highly modified R32 Skyline GT-R is owned by member Nick Wong.&nbsp; It features such mods as....</p>

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Street Sports
07-26-2004, 06:24 PM
This is one incredible car.

caleb56
07-28-2004, 02:27 AM
Why are all the cars on the homepage, japanese cars?

mcervantes
07-28-2004, 11:02 AM
Why are all the cars on the homepage, japanese cars?

Hey Caleb56, thanks for visiting AA and replying. :)
I assume you're talking about the homepage www.automotivearticles.com, correct? The articles that show up on the front page are sorted based on chronological order and the three latest news stories (posted by myself) that have come online are related to Asian carmakers (Hyundai is Korean, not Japanese) because they made the news. Last week we had the S-10 Car of the Week and, personally, I'm working on features on the Chrysler 300, Ford 500, and Chevy Cobalt. We also had a story a few days ago on the latest profit reports from GM and Ford.

If there are any specific stories you'd like to see us cover, please let us know in the "What do you want to know?" section of the AA forums, we always invite new ideas. I generally tend to cover the Auto Industry News side of things, but I'm sure our writers in the tech section and elsewhere would be glad to take your suggestions as well.

Thanks again for checking out AA and I hope to see ya around the forums.
Mike Cervantes
AutomotiveArticles.com Editor-in-Chief

caleb56
07-29-2004, 01:56 AM
Hey Caleb56, thanks for visiting AA and replying. :)
I assume you're talking about the homepage www.automotivearticles.com, correct? The articles that show up on the front page are sorted based on chronological order and the three latest news stories (posted by myself) that have come online are related to Asian carmakers (Hyundai is Korean, not Japanese) because they made the news. Last week we had the S-10 <A TITLE="Click for more information about car" STYLE="text-decoration: none; border-bottom: medium solid green;" HREF="http://search.targetwords.com/u.search?x=5977|1||||cars|AA1VDw">Car</A>; of the Week and, personally, I'm working on features on the Chrysler 300, Ford 500, and Chevy Cobalt. We also had a story a few days ago on the latest profit reports from GM and Ford.

If there are any specific stories you'd like to see us cover, please let us know in the "What do you want to know?" section of the AA forums, we always invite new ideas. I generally tend to cover the Auto Industry News side of things, but I'm sure our writers in the tech section and elsewhere would be glad to take your suggestions as well.

Thanks again for checking out AA and I hope to see ya around the forums.
Mike Cervantes
AutomotiveArticles.com Editor-in-Chief


Thanks I appreciate the reply and not being flamed. I understand where you are coming from and I will continue to be seen around, because i like to be treated kindly. Thanks for answering my question.

psychobadboy
07-29-2004, 02:11 AM
It's a beautiful car with an extensive modification list. Lots of time and money was put into this car. Definately worthy of being called the "Car of the Week." :thumbsup:

troutfishin02
07-31-2004, 09:53 PM
It's a beautiful car with an extensive modification list. Lots of time and money was put into this car. Definately worthy of being called the "Car of the Week." :thumbsup:

Jesus, Mary, and Joseph.
I thought my GIRLFRIEND was high maintenance. Maybe I'm missing the point, but couldn't you have bought ummm... an Italian car, for the money you have in this POS? Without all the engine-swapping, piston-tossing headaches?

Don't get me wrong - I love the Skyline - I think it will be here soon, although probably badged as an Infiniti... an expensive one.

Hell, I used to drive a 350Z, and now I drive an Evo 8 - but if you're going to keep it stock, when the skyline DOES get here - I think you could spend a little more and drive a Viper or a 911. Or spend a little less on a Z06.

Or spend a LOT less and drive an evo or a subi STI - both of which spank just about anything Porshe makes - on the track.

My .02

TatII
08-01-2004, 09:34 PM
you calling a GT-R a POS and this is coming from a driver of a EVO 8. yes i know a EVO 8 will outperform a dated R32 GT-R. but Nick Wong bought the car back in Hong Kong and imported the car here himself. the only reason why the engine blew was becuase of oil starvation during high cornering loads at the road race portion of the ultimate street car challenge. the engine blew 700 ft before the finish line and it still finished in 7th place for the time attack. the skyline had a 100 pt lead overall compared to the rest of the field.

this is a amazing machine. it just happen to be back luck that struck this car. plus a GT-R will make waaay more power then your little 4G63 can ever dream off when you compare bolt vs bolt on power. and it will walk your EVO 8 like a dog on the highway.

don't get me wrong, i love the EVO 8. i know 3 friends who owns them. and one of them is my best friend. but even my friend with the EVO would give up his EVO for a GT-R anyday. even if its a older R32. and don't you think its not fair to compare a 2003 car to a car that came out in 89? if you compare the EVO 1 to the R32 GT-R back in 92. the EVO got murdered by over 2 seconds at tsukuba circuit. even if you compare it now. the R34 GT-R v-spec II down right beats the EVO 8 GSR. and thats not even the top of the line GT-R which is the R34 GT-R Nur Spec which has 400hp. even though its proven that the R34 is proven to put down 350whp bone stock.

so i just think calling a GT-R a POS is just not right esp if you drive a EVO. you calling a GT-R a POS is like calling your car a POS also.

tyndago
08-01-2004, 11:28 PM
[QUOTE=troutfishin02]Jesus, Mary, and Joseph.
I thought my GIRLFRIEND was high maintenance. Maybe I'm missing the point, but couldn't you have bought ummm... an Italian car, for the money you have in this POS? Without all the engine-swapping, piston-tossing headaches?[QUOTE]

Some people... like the owner of this car... have an Italian car.... and maybe a few more things from other places..

When you push things hard.. they break. You can chose to cover up and hide them.... or share the infomation with people and hopefully learn from it.

RazorGTR
08-02-2004, 01:39 AM
Jesus, Mary, and Joseph.
I thought my GIRLFRIEND was high maintenance. Maybe I'm missing the point, but couldn't you have bought ummm... an Italian car, for the money you have in this POS? Without all the engine-swapping, piston-tossing headaches?

Don't get me wrong - I love the Skyline - I think it will be here soon, although probably badged as an Infiniti... an expensive one.

Hell, I used to drive a 350Z, and now I drive an Evo 8 - but if you're going to keep it stock, when the skyline DOES get here - I think you could spend a little more and drive a Viper or a 911. Or spend a little less on a Z06.

Or spend a LOT less and drive an evo or a subi STI - both of which spank just about anything Porshe makes - on the track.

My .02

Humm let me see. My 1992 R32 GTR cost me @ $13,500 USD. I put a $500USD aftermarket intercooler, $250USD to have the factory ecu remapped, came with exhaust and pods. Owes me just over $14k USD.

EVO 8's are how much ?!? $27-30K USD Even with exhaust, pods, and a powerFC the best time I've seen one do is umm lets see. 12.65! Ooooooo

12.01 @ 115mph full weight on my daily tyres. I'll out run on through the gears, top end all day long. I've beaten so many mitizishitzy's if i had a little sticker like a fighter pilot for each one, my car would be covered!

Get a dog, Get laid, Get off the playstation, but no matter what you do, GET A LIFE.

2 cents? that is about the amount of education you have!

aves911
08-02-2004, 12:07 PM
Actually, Turbotrix's Evo is running 9's. Not the mention there are numerous shops out there with Evo's running mid 11's on the stock turbo. In addition there are DSM's out there running 8's on the 4G63. So yes, while you will never find a dyno video of a single turbo 4G63 making 1200 horsepower, there is proof that it can still take cars just as fast as the RB.

tyndago
08-02-2004, 09:22 PM
Actually, Turbotrix's Evo is running 9's. Not the mention there are numerous shops out there with Evo's running mid 11's on the stock turbo. In addition there are DSM's out there running 8's on the 4G63. So yes, while you will never find a dyno video of a single turbo 4G63 making 1200 horsepower, there is proof that it can still take cars just as fast as the RB.

And I heard the Turbotrix Evo popped too. Fast cars , when you are pushing them hard , have a tendency to do that.

Numerous shops with Evos running mid 11's with stock turbos ?

OK name them . Not claims - like Buschers claim... how about a real test in front of a number of people like the Evo Orgy - where the quickest stock turbo cars went low 12's.Not bad at all.

I really like the Evo... its a great fun car. Awesome they sell them in the US now. Its not a Skyline GT-R though.

DSM's running high 8's... sure... several of them. John Shepard went 8.9@161 this weekend out at Maple Grove. His car is no joke.

igor@af
08-02-2004, 09:29 PM
:naughty:

I am feeling it .... Jacob vs. Sean


:evillol:

tyndago
08-02-2004, 09:32 PM
:naughty:

I am feeling it .... Jacob vs. Sean


:evillol:

So any bets on the winner ? Even before we get started ?

aves911
08-02-2004, 10:04 PM
LOL, I am by no means calling down the thunder :p I would never claim that a $30,000 sports sedan is equilavent to a $60,00+ stuffed flagship sports car.

As far as Evo's running 11's on the stock turbo I know of Burschur off the top of my head. People are entitled to their own opinion and in the midwest, if you own a DSM, Dave and Tim are the guys to go to. So I trust what they say.

My only point in the previous post was that there are plenty of 4G63 powered cars putting down comparable numbers (ET's) to GT-R's.

As far as road circuits, I could be wrong but I think SCC just ran a feature story on the two fastest road course cars they had ever tested. One of them was a GT-R and the other was HKS's Evo.

But again, not to step on anyone's toes. They are both great machines. After all, you gotta stick up for the cars/engines that you own.

tyndago
08-02-2004, 10:32 PM
LOL, I am by no means calling down the thunder :p I would never claim that a $30,000 sports sedan is equilavent to a $60,00+ stuffed flagship sports car.

Around $35,000 back when they were new.

As far as Evo's running 11's on the stock turbo I know of Burschur off the top of my head. People are entitled to their own opinion and in the midwest, if you own a DSM, Dave and Tim are the guys to go to. So I trust what they say.

I havent seen anyone able to backup Buschers numbers....so thats why I called you out on the "plenty of Evos running 11's on stock turbos". Robert Fullers car with Buschers stuff.... wasn't even close to what Buscher claimed in HP..... wait till USCC 04 comes out... you will see.

My only point in the previous post was that there are plenty of 4G63 powered cars putting down comparable numbers (ET's) to GT-R 's.

Evos are doing really well on Tsukuba circuit. GT-R's did well for a long time. Hard to put all the power a GT-R can put down - down. The HKS car - its full carbon fiber body.... its like calling a Nascar Ford Taurus - A Ford Taurus.

ET wise... Quickest GT-R on street tires - 8.55 @ 165 mph - Croydon Wholesalers in NZ. On Slicks - HKS has gone 7.6@180 mph. Mario has gone low 8's.



As far as road circuits, I could be wrong but I think SCC just ran a feature story on the two fastest road course cars they had ever tested. One of them was a GT-R and the other was HKS's Evo.

During the Time Attack Challenge - the Signal GT-R was quickest by several seconds in comparision to US tuned Evos. Well - the Sparco /Apex car is as close to Japanese tuned as you can get.

But again, not to step on anyone's toes. They are both great machines. After all, you gotta stick up for the cars/engines that you own.

So then - when we have one of each...... does it mean I know what I am talking about ?

aves911
08-03-2004, 02:45 AM
Around $35,000 back when they were new.

From what I've seen online the list price for the GT-R ranged from $45,000 USD when the R32 was introduced in 89 to $89,500 USD for the R34. Again, just what I've seen. You would probably know better. But I just can't see the Evo and GT-R in the same price range.


.... its like calling a Nascar Ford Taurus - A Ford Taurus

I don't know a whole lot about NASCAR but from the looks of the cars and in some technical reading I've done. I believe NASCAR cars are custom built tube frame chassis, they have different engines than a stock version, redesigned suspension (i.e. custom control arms to create precise camber curves, proper location of the ball joints...yadda yadda) They have a different drive train layout, the only thing that resembles the factory version of the car is how well they can paint the headlights on the body.

The HKS car while having a full carbon body, still used the 4G63, factory drivetrain, and factory suspension design. So while a carbon body saves massive weight and makes for - as I can only imagine - a much nimbler car. Comparing the HKS Evo and a factory Evo to a NASCAR Taurus and factory Taurus is extreme. However, point noted that the HKS Evo had an impossible amount of weight reduction.

As far as Buschur goes, at this point it's just speculation, no point in talking about it further.

In the time attack challenge, the HKS Evo didn't run, and the Signal GT-R was 2 seconds quicker than the Sparco Evo, but they were in different classes.

Which again brings me to my point that I never claimed that at either bone stock or the highest echelons of modification the Evo is a superior to the GT-R. With each car you get what you pay for. However the Evo or a DSM can be made to go just as fast and handle just as well as most GT-R's.

So then - when we have one of each...... does it mean I know what I am talking about ?

Of course you know what you are talking about, that was never in question. I was just trying to point out as I am now, that I'm not trying to start an arguement. Just reiterating that the Evo can be just as capable on the tarmac as a GT-R and has the added bonus off being able to frolic in the dirt as well. I'm sorry if it wasn't clear.

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