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Alright,

Still on my search for knowledge and the like to make my mind up as to keep my Evo IV or sell and get a Skyline.

Basically I'm not a fan of the look of the R32 at all, so I've decided not to got for a GTR R32.

I really want a R33 GTR but the prices seem to be out of my budget (bar one or two which I always seem to JUST miss).

Therefore I'm after some advise on which is the 'best' 2.5 Single Turbo? As there seems to be quite a few different variations. Ideally I'm after the latest model possible for under 8K, but I want good performance to at least match the Evo.

Any help is much appreciated.

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why have you decided against the 32 gtr? your 8k budget will buy a good example

its the only one which will give you evo like performance without spending megabucks on mods

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Don't get me wrong, I'm not slating the performance of R32, just don't like it's looks to be honest. I think the R33 is much better looker...

Hence why I'd go down the route of a slightly underpowered GTS over a R32 GTR.

But I want the 'best' single turbo there is... If there is such a thing. There just seems to be quite a few versions.
 

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I think for 8K on a GTT you wont match the performance of the EVO tbh mate, had a GTT running 330bhp and tbh wasn't very quick at all, as others have said perhaps the R32 GTR would be the better bet, will deffo get a very decent one for 8K and they are quicker than they seem.

If all else fails keep the Evo till you have enough funds to get a decent R33 GTR, in which case you got the car you originally wanted,

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go and have a look at 32s. I was dead set on a 33 until i looked at a few 32s, initially as i was getting more for my money. Then the squarer more raw shape grew on me.
32 is more of a drivers car, you wont regret it! :squintdan
 

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I will agree that I thought that the R32 looked a bit plain when I first saw one. Looked [email protected] on GTn on the playstation. Really wanted a 33 but budget (5 1/2 years ago) stopped that. Love the shape now and you can improve it with a few simple changes (wheels, ride height, bodykit).
There are a lot of really tasty R32 GTR's in the UK now. Just as an example:thumbsup:



 

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That is nice Dave.:wavey:



Dear Diehard,

A good GTS-t with the correct mods, which for your £8k bugget, is perfectly possible, is a cracking performer.:D Just remember that the GTS-t is only rear wheel drive though!

However, if your a wus and feel the need for 4wd, then a R32 GTR is the one to go for.

And I have to admit,:rolleyes: that it took a while, but a love the shape of the 32 now.:bowdown1:

Best of luck,

Andy.
 

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Cheers for the oppinions...

Still not too sure on the R32, have seen a couple in white that I like though (I prefer cars in white for some strange reason). Just got off the phone to someone who has a R33 for £8500 (112k on clock though)... R34 engine, R34 Breaks etc etc, I knew I should have put the Evo up for sale sooner! :(

But also still after some advice on the GTS / GTS-T / GTTs / Spec M etc tec though.
 

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Good researching there mate, like top one.

Also been keeping an eye on that modded GTS aswell... Not a fan of the bonnet though, mind I bet I'd get a good few pennies for it on eBay ;) .

Anyone know anywhere that sells bumped skylines? I'm a biker at heart and build bikes aswell as play with my cars, and like to buy crashed and restore them. So doing the same to a car wouldn't be a problem... In theory...
 

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That is nice Dave.:wavey:



Dear Diehard,

A good GTS-t with the correct mods, which for your £8k bugget, is perfectly possible, is a cracking performer.:D Just remember that the GTS-t is only rear wheel drive though!

However, if your a wus and feel the need for 4wd, then a R32 GTR is the one to go for.


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Well said that man :chuckle:

Like Andy said the R32 shape has grown on me too over the years but the R33 is by far the sexier ...

Just check mine out for an example :popcorn:

Also look at Skylinesrus.com for guides to the different types of R33 & our friends at SOC have a few cracking guides as well.
 

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is the GTS you're looking at the bayside blue one, with a claimed 700 bhp?

looks like a nice car:) would like to see that on here!

i have to admit to, the R32 also had to grow on me. i love them now:D

if it where for a GTST now, i think it would be a really hard choice between a R32 and a R33. R33 for the .5 bigger engine is a huge plus though...

my favourite will stay the R33 GTR though:)
 

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Like a lot of the guys have said previously, go for the full fat, 3 chilli's R32 GT-R you will not regret it! :chuckle: IMHO you would possibly be dissapointed in the GTST or GTT, the GT-R is the dogs as far as the Skylines go. I know I will get a lot of peoples backs up with that statement, but it is my unbiased opinion. :chuckle:

Put it this way, just to try and make a comparison, if you where on the lookout for a fast Escort, RS turbos', RS 2000's, both good cars in their own way :rolleyes: but the Escort Cosworth was the one to have.....................

Skylines in Japan, like your Lancer, have quite a lot of variants but the GT-R is the top of the food chain (so to speak) The R32 is a road going racer, buy a good 400+ hp one and it will be the best thing you will do! :) :) An awful lot of car for not a lot of money! Read up on the history of the car.

R32 GT-R, R32 GT-R, R32 GT-R, R32 GT-R, R32 GT-R repeat this over and over!

Hoping this influences your choice :) .

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I am trying to like em mate trust me! :D

Just they seem a little... Retro to me... Sorry don't shoot me!

I'm only 22, c-mon it's the looks as well as the "oh crap I'm gonna dye" speed I'm after.
 

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I am trying to like em mate trust me! :D

Just they seem a little... Retro to me... Sorry don't shoot me!

I'm only 22, c-mon it's the looks as well as the "oh crap I'm gonna dye" speed I'm after.
You young lads :chuckle:
 
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