So as it turns out, you can get the strut top in the perfect spot for castor, but when it comes to width, the narrowest you can get it is till around 20mm wider overall than the s13. So that means with the extended lower arms, the wheel sticks out a bunch more. On top of this, to get the wheel away from castor arms/swaybar/tie rod/chassis on full lock, you need to space the wheel out loads, and the skyline has such small gaurds. The result is this:
I need to slot the top coilover bracket hole to get some of the camber back, and I’ll get some GTR guards or something.
Double strut tops for double awesome. I did this whole thing in the carpark (except the angle grinding where I had to take it down to the house for power) on my own. So its most likely going to fall out mid express way run to the track or something.
Unfortunately this is the last photo I saved from my phone before a wild Christmas eve cruelly took it away from me. A photo of a shitty old bride. Pretty cheap/mint though.
I still have the 2000 odd photos from Chris’s old canon that he “lent” me that I’ve been taking round to the events, and all the video’s from my phone to go through. + I just got a new phone so I can start taking photos of things again. I’ve missed so much awesome not having a camera.
454 photos FINISHED.
Life does something, forgot what.
Original r32 setup.
Swaybar was a bit of an issue. The skyline mounts bolt to far foward, so the swaybar links were on a mad janky angle. Luckly there was an extra hole which you can see as the back hole in the photo. But if I used that it means there’s no where to bolt the front of the swaybar mount, and that weird step down would be bang in the center of the swaybay leaving the rubber mount nothing flat to but up against.
J-mod fixes. Cut up the old skyline rubber bushes to sit under the mount so its a flat surface.
And some big ass washers for the front. This shits going to explode into a million pieces just before I enter at meihan I bet. I’ve done one Meihan day and a bunch of port runs since the conversion and its held up no problems.
Big lock made wheels hit castor arms super early, angle ground up the spacers to offset the arms away from the wheel.
Every second scooter/bike dude here has these YELLOW CORN/SLEDGE HAMMER jackets. They always say funny shit like “Bum fucked hillbilly racing” and other japlish as stuff.
So 180’s dead, did its last huck at the ports before the sr started death rattling. So time to start swapping the good stuff onto the skyline. First up, koyo radiator. The skyline had a the single core non turbo jobby on the left it in.
Heading to town with Jesse to break in his new r33 box and get whoppers.
Damo helped swap the rear ends. Sucks having to put all the stuff back into the yellow car to keep it rolling. So far we have swapped radiator, camber arms, diff, axles, blah blah blah and interior stuff like gauges and steering wheel.
Skyline doesn’t have knuckles, 180 does. S13 stuff doesn’t bolt into r32 but apparently you can get it in there half decent with a bit of work. Decided to try.
Lower and castor arm bolted up, and mid taking castor/camber measurements to try get the strut top in the right place.
Go 17’s on the back Nick.
And buy this, it was like 10k.
We are seriously king of don’s.
Deep fried Wednesday. Karage kings.
I wanted some of these for the Life, fake BBS LM all sick.
Life goes to Sushi train.
Life gets more Takoyaki.
Life goes to Meihan.
Life stops for food.
In the middle of Nara city (close to Meihan) is this big park where loads of deer are just walking around.
If you bring them food, they walk up to you, bow to the floor and then take the food. JAPAN
Wednesday night deep fry night success.
Life goes to Takoyaki stand.
Expensive ass saki that one of damo’s girls brought us.
Maintain your vendo bro.
Life goes to Sushi.
Sticker delivery from NZ.
T’s Factory are our next door neighbors.