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Old 05-03-2014, 12:58 PM   #1
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Question R32 vs R33?

So I will be getting my first car in about a week and it has to be non turbo due to p plate laws. I have about $5000 to spend and I have found a couple of skylines in my price range. I was wondering what the fuel economy and power difference is between a n/a rb20 r32 and a n/a rb25 r33. I was also looking at mx5s so if you have any knowledge about them that would be appreciated as well.

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Old 05-03-2014, 09:00 PM   #2
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I don't know about n/a skylines only ever had turbos had both 32s and 33 my preference out of the 2 is the 32 as I prefer the way she drives. Power difference and economy between the 2 prob isn't a great deal. Just go for the one u prefer as for mx5s if u going get one make sure u get one with proper LSD not viscous one and depending what u want car for they are grill little cars they nippy cheap 2 run like driving a go kart. And lot cheaper to mod etc then a skyline. But again all depends what u want as remember mx5s have no back seats and tiny boots hope this helps a bit
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Hi Bud,

A little late seeing this thread, but the difference between N/A Versions is

GTE Type-X 2.0 L RB20E I6, 125 hp (93 kW, 152 N m)
GTS Type-X, S, J 2.0 L RB20DE I6 155 hp (115 kW, 154 N m)
GTS-25 Type-X, S, XG 2.5 L RB25DE I6, 180 hp (134 kW, 231 N m)

HR33 GTS 2.0 L RB20E SOHC I6, 130 PS (96 kW, 172 N m)
ER33 GTS-25 2.5 L RB25DE DOHC I6, 190 PS (140 kW, 231 N m)
ENR33 GTS-4 2.5 L RB25DE DOHC I6, 190 PS (140 kW, 231 N m) 4WD

Hope you got the car you wanted
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Old 17-06-2014, 04:15 PM   #4
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same as nickspen...

If you want a nice JDM then go for R32...better handling an enough space for 4 person. If you need a bit more space then go for R33 but it handles a bit...hmm...not that "sharp" as r32..you feel the size and weight difference ^^"


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Old 17-06-2014, 05:31 PM   #5
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As much as I like 32's the extra power the 2.5 produces would make it a fair bit quicker, even more so if the 32 your looking at has the RB20E engine.
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Its down to choice of which style you prefer.

Yes the rb25 will have a bit extra vroom, but, not always the be all and end all.

live the dream. lol
"A turbo: Exhaust gasses go into the turbocharger and spin it, witchcraft happens, and you go faster." (jezza top gear).

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Having owned both models i can say they both have their advantages depending on what you want from them
The 33 is the better choice if being used a daily driver as it got more room and a bit more poke.
The 32 being older and running a smaller engine offers a better MPG and better handling.
Both models put a smile on my face but i do prefer the 32 over the 33 as it does give a little bit more feedback to the driver when driven hard.
But that just my personal opinion.

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