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I'm looking at possibly buying an R33 GTS in a couple of months, can any of you guys give me any pointers......what to look for........what not to look for...and what to walk away from?
 

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turbo or non turbo? there are so many different models that you need to decide first whether you want a turbo one or not, then you can narrow down to manual or auto...persoanlly I would go for a turbo manual, but it depends on what you want to do with it really
 

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Not familiar with R33's at all mate, but my theory is treat it like buying any other car, after all, dare I say, that's all it is. Albeit a tad more expensive to fix.

Documentation, wear and tear, have a listen under the bonnet.

Injectors on RB engines are loud (they tick), so don't confuse with knackered cams/rockers.
Have a look in the boot under the carpet, the R32 is famous for leaking in there, esp the light clusters and down inside the 1/4 panels behind the trims... Dunno if the 33 is like that.

Even wear on the tyres? Smoky exhaust? If its been modded - by who and when? Can they prove it?

Run a diagnostic on the ECU if the guy lets you, there's a quick way of doing it involving sticking a wire across connectors in the interior fusebox - do a search on the board as I'm damned if I can remember the thread.

Give it a good run and make sure she does what you want, turbos come in ok etc.

Most important..... Don't do what I did and buy it just cos it says 'Skyline' on the back, cos you'll want to!
 

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Tigger, sorry for being a bit vague....i'm gonna be looking for a manual turbo and preferably a spec 2 facelift model hopefully.

Jock.....thanks for the info m8....i'll make sure i check these things when i eventually go to view the beast:)


Daz.
 

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That is good advice from Jock,I bought the first Skyline I saw,didnt do any research....that is why I have 2x R33's.....
Turned out OK,first one is now my daily car,2nd one is what I wanted.Decide exactly what you want,it is far cheaper to buy one loaded as you want,than spec up a standard.Lots to choose from,be picky..and patient.Good luck!
 

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Cheers for that Rice Boy.
It's gonna be a few months at least till i can get the funds to buy one of these beasts anyway so it gives me some time to find out as much as poss about them so i make sure i buy the right one i want.
So how many different variations of the R33 is there?
Does anyone know the bhp/torque figures on these?
Are there any differences on interior?

Type M, Spec 2, Aero etc etc........TOO MUCH INPUT !!!..i'm going crazy here not knowing the differences!!!!!!!!

Thanks in Advance......

Daz.
 

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There are many different R33's,but the choice is yours..speak to a specialist for specifics,dont know your area,but my local God is Abbey Motorsport 01883732331.Bombproof straight 6 engines,2.0,2.5,2.6.
Gts 2.5t is good value,minter with a few toys around £7-9k.280bhp-ish.Got mine direct import,bodykit,HKS exhaust,Blitz induction,strut/master cyl braces,front intercooler,dump valve,turbo timer,split rim alloys,etc...£8k off the boat.Goes well,great sideways-A1 reliability.
 

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My only other bit of advice is.... Forget the bumf... Like Type M, type 2, whatever spec etc etc etc, the bottom line is what car feels right and what car doesn't.

You don't wanna be driving it home an thinking 'I spent xxxxxx on this.... Hmm' and not feeling like it was a great buy immediately. What you do want is that 'Yes, THIS was worth every penny' feeling.
 
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