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gttjohn
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hi guys some of you know me from a few years ago when i had an r 34 gtt absolute cracking car and every day i miss her but it just got too expsensive to keep it on the road well actualy not realy it was more like f&&king nct not passing her on emissions and insurance became almost impossible to obtain ive had a few cracking cars inbetween i currently own a legacy constant 4 wheel drive and 40 -50 quid a week on fuel halve the price of an sti and just as quick ,but my real love is skylines they are special ,i believe rust seems to be a big problem now with them and i heard the site has changed owners and big chief is gone ,,holy **** any of you guys remember doing the worl record for the most amount of skylines in silverstone and driving at top speed off the clock through the uk in convoy of over 10 or 20 odd skylines everybody moved out of the way and merv with his 696 hp purple r33 gtr ,kev and his uber rare tommy kiera gtr32 ,and all the supra and evo meets we got together well im going to japfest this year and im showing my car at the subaru (isdc) stand are you guys setting up a stand ? anyway ill be in the big red legacy blitzen come over and we can have a chat about old times ill put up a few pics of my yoke (car that is)
 

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NORTHERN IRELAND AREA REP
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Sadly mate BC has sold up and gone. Facebook has all but ruined the site sadly. Hopefully we can get it running once again as was great back in the day.
 

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gttjohn
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he sold holy good lord i thought this was like his child
and how could face book ruin the site see im not on facebook so i dont really understand
is there many cars left in ireland even
what does insurance cost now too
 

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I still drop by to check treads. Was at Japfest great show. Saw your car Luke. Bella bella.
Thanks, I appreciate it. 8 years project so far and more plans to do. I noticed so many skylines on the show and no even one owner to chat with except Gavin who I can always count on. Was thinking once to put them cars together inline or so in next japfest but no luck to contact with owners. So who was on the show from here?
 

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I was just having a wee nap

Well some like me just went into hibernation for a year or two!

The last time I had my skyline out was at the end of 2015 at a track day. A slight blowout in the exhaust before I went which I hadn't thought to worry about....then broke in half on the track at the decat, lesson learned. The speedo then stopped working and as I was having some understeer issues, I literally melted the 2 front tyres, goodyear eagle f1's in case your interested but to be honest I think they just aren't meant to take the abuse I was giving them!

So its been in the garage since until now I've got some new parts to fit:
japspeed flexible decat
whiteline front anti roll bar
toyo r888r front tyres

So hopefully that will sort the understeer but I'm lost so far with the speedo.

Anyway I wont get it out this year. The plan is to get it these problems fixed before xmas and I'll be happy. Then see if I can do some track days in 2018.

See attached pic, you know you are doing well when your car is up on bricks.....its so f...ing low I cant get under it otherwise!
 

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its been a while since I was around also.. Having serious battles with car insurance companies since last year.. Last year they would not give a renewal quote until I went to Insurance Ireland. This year they just hiked up the price to push me out of the market (3780 euro, 1300 the previous year)

Could be the end and more than likely the reason other people have moved away..

Not sure how many is left from the original group.. Say something if you are still around..

Still remember the good old days John.. some fun .. that trip to Silverstone .. the journey, parade and track day.. once in a lifetime event..!

Hope to see you at some stage..
 

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I bought my skyline a year ago yesterday
Just received my 6boost. Saving like mad to get a good turbo, injectors an wastegate

Still learning about skylines so i lurk more than i post
 

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gttjohn
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its been a while since I was around also.. Having serious battles with car insurance companies since last year.. Last year they would not give a renewal quote until I went to Insurance Ireland. This year they just hiked up the price to push me out of the market (3780 euro, 1300 the previous year)

Could be the end and more than likely the reason other people have moved away..

Not sure how many is left from the original group.. Say something if you are still around..

Still remember the good old days John.. some fun .. that trip to Silverstone .. the journey, parade and track day.. once in a lifetime event..!

Hope to see you at some stage..

tell you the truth fintan i realy miss the buzz of driving something really special like the skyline but as you said its dam near impossible to insure a jap import let alone a skyline them insurers !!!! i wish we had the tax and insurance that's in the uk ,ide suppose the thing to do would be insure a family wagon and have a old r32 insured as a 5000 mile per year second car ,on the subaru site that's what some of the lads do with their classic wrx sti ,me personally i wouldnt go through all the hassle as i can see gtr32 are fetching a few quid now ,i seen one the other month and it was beautiful dark grey looked wider than i remember but was pristine . fintan do you have the video or any footage of us in the uk . lukegt i seen your car at japfest its a credit to you every little thing you did to the car i noticed and it was flawless ,i seen a gtr34 full interior going for sale on the web there a while ago for 5 k holy god
if i had a garage now would be the time to buy a r32 and pack it away for a few years
 

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A lot of car related forums are very quiet these days, mostly down to social media sites, Farcebook in particular, shame but nothing much can be done until everyone gets fed up with the idiots and rip off artists.
 

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I pop on here now and then but the site is dead, no longer have my 33 but I’m still in the club
With my Stagea. (Sort of)
It’s a shame it is so quiet here, the banter on here couldn’t be beaten anywhere.
 
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