A few years ago now I stumbled across a Nissan Skyline in a showroom at a local garage, at the time I had only heard of the GTR and had no idea about any other model. I was looking for something rear wheel drive and something that I could part ex my JCW cooper S against.
After a chat with the garage, a deal was struck (with cash my way) and the Skyline found a new home on my driveway.
It wasn't long before the car was home that I was searching for a new set of wheels to replace the 17" AVS rims.
I spotted some rather cool looking wheels on Phil Morrisons S15, and decided that's what I wanted. I bought some Falkens for the front and some Toyo R888's for the rear.
I noticed the ride height was raked with the new wheels on so tried to adjust the rather firm Tein coilovers to lower the rear to match the front. Not a chance in hell would the locking collars free off, only one thing for it, Bin them!
Jerrick was the man to sort me out with a set of Zeta S coilovers. I had previously bought MeisterR coilovers so new they would be spot on.
I wasn't disappointed, transformed the way the Skyline drove, I was chuffed
I also replaced a few bushes with Superpro poly bushes which stopped stuff wobbling about.
I cut the type M front bumper to allow more airflow to the intercooler and to make it look less pants basically.
I painted the dash and fitted my Sparco wheel while I had the car in the workshop, the rubber coating stuff was peeling and needed brightening up a touch.
Various blue hoses and Conceptua stuff (k&n ect) were added to brighten up a rather dull looking engine bay.
I then got an itch for painting things, brakes, engine covers and other bits and bobs.
I spotted a manifold for sale, so I bought a genuine Plasmaman plenum from Bigchief, then the fun began.
Then on went the painted cam covers
Then the brakes
The Skyline stayed like this for, erm, not very long at all.
I'd decided I wanted a GTR bumper so I bought a second hand FRP copy. It was shit so left it in the garden lol.
I purchased a genuine plastic GTR bumper and a carbon fibre GTR grill.
Fitting was a piece of cake, I cut my bumper carrier and painted my GTR intercooler black at the same time. It looks loads better black IMHO as it doesn't stand out.
Decided to get the splitter painted silver too when the bumper got sprayed