Upgrades - What to Start With? - Skyline Owners Forum

Welcome to the SkylineOwners.Com website. We aim to provide you with the largest knowledgebase anywhere on the internet for the Nissan Skyline.


Go Back   Skyline Owners Forum > Skyline Torque > General


General Skyline related chat only please
Sponsored By: www.OnlineCarParts.co.uk

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Rate Thread
Old 10-10-2017, 03:04 AM   #1
Registered User
 
Drives: Toyota Tacoma, Chevy Corvette, Nissan Skyline GT-R
Join Date: Aug 2017
Location: Ohio, US
Posts: 15
Club ID#: 84282


Trade Feedback: (0)


View My Pictures
Power Upgrades - What to Start With?

I'm sure there is a lot of information out there.....Where is the best place to start spending money on performance? Engine management, turbo, injectors, fuel pump? I only want to do things once, don't know much about a turbo car my son talked me into it. We are looking to get 400 to 500 hp out of it, I hope without rebuilding the motor. FYI.....my son is 11 and we are working together on the car, which is awesome We found a nice R32 over the summer and plan to get it all perfect...... We made some cool license plate brackets.....Teaching machining and CNC....

Last edited by Kirby3; 10-10-2017 at 03:13 AM.
Kirby3 is offline   Reply With Quote Share on facebook
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 10-10-2017, 04:46 PM   #2
Seasoned Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Posts: 757
Club ID#: 43268


Trade Feedback: (0)


View My Pictures
i done exhaust air filter intercooler and had remap got 330bhp
markie123 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-10-2017, 09:30 PM   #3
Seasoned Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2017
Posts: 61
Club ID#: 83841


Trade Feedback: (0)


View My Pictures
My R33 has air filters, twin turbo baffle pipe, 555 injectors, straight through exhaust with cat removed, R34 turbos and turbo elbows, rb25 afms, nistune chip installed.

Had it recently remapped and it achieved 402bhp at a very modest 13.5psi.....so plenty more power available.
Dazsw is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-10-2017, 11:00 PM   #4
Seasoned Member
 
CHRISSID6's Avatar
 
Drives: R33 GTST
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: sheffield
Posts: 545
Club ID#: 19626

Country Flag

Trade Feedback: (0)


View My Pictures
Anybody else thinking where is the 4th ramp leg?
CHRISSID6 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-10-2017, 06:24 PM   #5
Tiger Uppercut!
 
shaks247's Avatar
 
Drives: Nissan Skyline R34 GTT
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Berkshire
Posts: 632
Club ID#: 24081

Country Flag

Trade Feedback: (2)


View My Pictures
Remove the restrict or on the boost solenoid. That's the first cost free mod. Then I would underseal the chasis and arches and cavities with epoxy mastic 121 and dynax s50. This way your r32 will last a lifetime. After that, exhaust, decat, downpipe and boost controller. Then get it mapped. This should get you over 320 bhp. After that injectors, coils and turbos for 400 bhp+. However at this point you should also be looking to prevent oil starvation and upgrading the brakes.

Sent from my SM-G850F using Tapatalk
shaks247 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 18-10-2017, 12:50 AM   #6
Registered User
 
Drives: Toyota Tacoma, Chevy Corvette, Nissan Skyline GT-R
Join Date: Aug 2017
Location: Ohio, US
Posts: 15
Club ID#: 84282


Trade Feedback: (0)


View My Pictures
Good Places to start

I just replaced the front tie rod ends, removed the CAT(since it was up in the air) and installed an aftermarket oil pressure sending unit. My original gage kept dropping to 0.....didn't want to kill the engine, pressure is fine just want to make sure. Hope to have it back on the road by the end of the week, just in time for winter

Where is the boost restrictor on the solenoid? Also aftermarket coils, adjustable shocks and computer upgrad from what I can tell are on it.

Anyone have any experience with Haltech engine management? Figured Id get a computer before starting to upgrade so I can tune as I go.....

Last edited by Kirby3; 18-10-2017 at 12:54 AM.
Kirby3 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 24-10-2017, 01:58 AM   #7
Registered User
 
Drives: Toyota Tacoma, Chevy Corvette, Nissan Skyline GT-R
Join Date: Aug 2017
Location: Ohio, US
Posts: 15
Club ID#: 84282


Trade Feedback: (0)


View My Pictures
Yep, I am starting with your recommendations......
Kirby3 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 31-10-2017, 06:35 PM   #8
Tiger Uppercut!
 
shaks247's Avatar
 
Drives: Nissan Skyline R34 GTT
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Berkshire
Posts: 632
Club ID#: 24081

Country Flag

Trade Feedback: (2)


View My Pictures
Quote:
Originally Posted by Kirby3 View Post
I just replaced the front tie rod ends, removed the CAT(since it was up in the air) and installed an aftermarket oil pressure sending unit. My original gage kept dropping to 0.....didn't want to kill the engine, pressure is fine just want to make sure. Hope to have it back on the road by the end of the week, just in time for winter

Where is the boost restrictor on the solenoid? Also aftermarket coils, adjustable shocks and computer upgrad from what I can tell are on it.

Anyone have any experience with Haltech engine management? Figured Id get a computer before starting to upgrade so I can tune as I go.....
Locate the boost solenoid, should be near the front of the drivers side strut. One of the vacuum hoses has a yellow line. This will be where the restrictor is.

You should speak to a tuner about the ecu. Haltech and link g4s are popular.

Sent from my SM-G850F using Tapatalk
shaks247 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On




All times are GMT +1. The time now is 11:31 PM.


Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.1
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2019 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Copyright ©2002 - 2019, Verticalscope Inc.