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Old 29-07-2018, 09:00 PM   #1
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Bit of advice

Iím after a bit of advice, Iíll be upgrading to a Skyline from a Type R Civic, Long story short Iíve always wanted to own a R34, But Iíve got a few questions,

1) Iíve seen a few R34 Automatics for sale, These tend to be far much cheaper than a manual, Is it worth investing in a automatic and convert to a manual? Thereís a brilliant guide Iíve read on here on how to do it, But does the cost of all parts and labour still equal to just buying a manual instead. Iím pretty handy with a spanner but this will be the biggest project Iíve undertaken on any car Iíve owned.

2) Does anyone know of what to look out before purchasing a R34? Any tell tale signs or issues to watch etc etc

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id buy a manual all day long i had a 300zx auto that was changed to manual not worth the hassle think i paid 450 for the manual gearbox plus all the othjer bits on top
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rusty shock tops and inner and outer wheel arches
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GTT manuals seem to be going for upward of 15K now. Autos are a bit less (maybe 10-12). You might get a cheaper one or you could pay more depending on what's around at the time. If you do the conversion yourself you might save a bit but probably only if you use R33 parts which work but have some differences. It's value will never be that of a factory manual GTT then. Price up the bits (probably a complete package from one of the specialists/breakers is fastest and easiest), price up the cars that are available and see what you'd save. If you're paying labour too it wouldn't save you anything I don't think.

I started with an R34 non-turbo auto 10 years ago and have done a turbo conversion and recently got a manual box and now gathering other parts to fit that myself. It might be a bit cheaper buying separate bits if you get good deals but not particularly convenient if you're in a rush.

They're still a great car to own - even tiptronic if that's what your budget stretches to. If you can afford a manual go straight for that.

+1 to look out for rust on front shock turrets and rear wheel arches.
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Thanks for the advice people, The hunt now is pretty much on in yo trying and getting hold of one, Might look at the import scene and see if any decent offers are coming up


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