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Welcome to project32... I've decided to put this site together to document my build up from a very stock 1989 Nissan Skyline R32 GTS-T into whatever it ends up becoming. On here you'll find some various photos, bits and pieces and maybe the occasional useful thing such as some tutorials on how to do things. Part of the goal is to show how easy it is to do things yourself, and learning along the way is much more interesting than paying somebody else to do it.

p.s. Don't hassle the design as I do enough websites for my work, this is for fun - therefore design time spent = 5mins :-p

-Gordon, 20th December, 2004

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  December 1st, 2005
Front Whiteline Springs

I recently purchased a set (4x springs) of Whiteline springs, through a group buy. Have been sitting here for a couple of weeks, but finally had a bit of time up my sleeve to fit them.

I chose the Whiteline and Bilstein combination, as Whiteline springs offer a good spring rate, without some of the stupidly over-the-top rate of japanese coilover systems. This can result in a painful ass over slightly bumpy terain, and is not really suited to anything but perfectly flat roads. Springs that are too firm can actually reduce overall handling as the car skips and jumps over larger bumps and potholes in the road. Fine for drifting and the like, not for grip.

In a way, only wanted to do the front springs right for now, to give the rear a bit more flex to give a good crack a decent 1/4 mile time. Will see how that works out in a couple of weeks, then probably will fit the rears to complete the set.

Car feels a bit firmer to drive at the front end, and feel a few more bumps in the road, but overall not a massive difference on just the fronts. As you can see from the 3rd photo, there is a fair difference in the spring size between the stock (black springs), compared to the silver (the whitelines).

Car goes in for its first ever tune next week. Hoping for around 160-190rwkw -- which would be not too bad so far given relatively mild / cheap level of modifications.


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  December 19th, 2005
Window Tint

Decided to get the car windows tinted pretty dark, to go with the black of the car. Is fairly cheap, but gives a noticeable difference to the look of the car.

Doesn't apppear to dark in the photos, but comes across pretty dark when in person. Gives a bit of a meaner and cleaner look to the car overall, for not much cost. And already I can notice that it keeps a fair bit of the heat out when sitting there in the hot sun, which is great as summer really kicks in.

 


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