I have my nice VY Berlina for a daily, so i saved up and bought this R31 Series III Sedan.
At present i have found it has:
Lowered Lovells Springs (Front)
Polyurethane Bushes (All Front)
Lowered Kings Springs (Rear)
Rear disc brakes?? Should have drum i think, as its only a GX model, so i'm thinking maybe its had a new diff or LSD put in?
New steering rack
Seems in pretty good condition really, it needs a new windscreen for rego and if i want the power steering to be top notch again it'll need a new pump. I am keen for some 17x8(F) and 17x9(R) wheels, 5 spoke with a 225 or 235 front and a 245 or 255 rear. Thinking Federal 595-EVO style tyre.
Plan is to have the car as a weekend car that i can take to the track and the mountains and have some fun in. I have started gathering parts for a turbo setup, starting with an R33 RB25 T3 turbo with stock 7psi wastegate.
Please comment away! More than happy for suggestions. And lots more pics and info will come tomorrow. Cheers!
Guess how much i paid?? haha
haha $600, i'm pretty happy with it.
When i get new wheels, i'm keen on either the
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Or the 595 - Evo (Both Federal)
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And maybe this sort of style
or this sort of style?
The best part bout the r31 besides being cheap is the fact that is shares so many parts with the silvias and later skylines. And naturally s13 and r32 parts are so easy to come across and dead cheap, it aint funny.
So good luck to you sir. Once i get my vy daily humming nicely ill turn my attention to project car. Thinking a strawberry silvia s13 at this stage. Love the s15 front.
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Probably won't be able to afford the real enkei's, but i'll go for that sort of 'style' i'm hoping to get wheels second hand with some form of usable tyres for ~$800 which according to eBay shouldn't be too hard, i think it will be the biggest handling upgrade on the car haha at present it has el cheapo 195/70R14 on some 14x.5" stock wheels :/
Cheers mate! Yeah i'm tossing up at the moment whether to go down the route of a 5 stud conversion with maybe an S14 front coil over setup or not. Also found that R32 GTS-T calipers will fit this setup haha very tempting.
I'm planning for around ~180 - 200rwkw all up, because i don't want to rebuild the engine haha. So stock 7psi and a few other upgrades should see me past 140-160rwkw, once i see what sort of condition my diff is in. And with a bit of stuff taken out it should be around 1100 kg with 1300kg being stock, so i think that is a good recipe for fun!
Haha i've found these an i'm in love :P with the sort of tyres i want too! Might try see about selling my motocross bike asap! haha
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go the r31 .. wish i had kept my last gold r31 those Rays sebring would look hot with a gold center
wrecking VL COMMODORE 5 speed
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This thing is going to tear the shit outta everything. A nice machine
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Cheers for the comments guys! I'm glad to see other people thinking similarly to me haha its going to be a very fun car. I finish school in 2 weeks, and i'm moving back home so i'll have next to no bills.. which means i'll have 2 solid months of no bills/shit loads of time to work on it :P
Yeah i'm spewing i don't have the cash now! 6 days left though.. lets see if i can sell my bike in 6 days lol going to take it to a few shops tomorrow see if they'll give me $2k for it. Then i'd get those wheels, new windscreen and rego ahhh
I have stupidly small update
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Bought those, and just installed some H4 (low beam) super white headlight globes
Those are for the inner highbeam globes as one of them is blown
It's Pretty cool! me and my mate wanted a drift R31, we always thought about getting a stock VLT setup and putting that on, as the conversions go for about 1k, Ive heard the 5 speeds are weak as piss though?
5 Speeds aren't shit at all, the cop a fair fair bit of abuse, my mate was running 14psi/220rwkw through one for 12 months before he ####ed the stock clutch, gearbox was still all sweet though.
At present i have a stock cast iron T3 turbo manifold coming from a mate in Melbourne for $150 (3 weeks) and a Garrett T3 Ceramic Bearing turbo off an R33 with the stock 7psi wastegate for $200 (5 weeks)
Having some quotes done on an exhaust, will have a 3" dump pipe made up for $220 then will run a 3" high flow magnaflow cat, and 3 inch catback with 1 magnaflow muffler at the rear.. Thats the plan so far! Going to be fun.
Hope to have it turbo by christmas
When will we see some mods to this, already beautiful machine
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Mods will be a little while yet, as the funds are low. Planning on rego asap which requries a windscreen. Hoping to get it road worthy / new windscreen next week. If its turbo before christmas i'll be cheering.
Stay tuned though guys, i will snap up some decent pics asap and write up a proper to do list so i can cross it off on the way!
Bit of an update, and some more pics. Getting a new windscreen put in tomorrow morning, for $220 and they're coming to me so i'm pretty happy.. O'Brien wanted $380!! haha rip off.
Cleaned up the back windscreen, had a gay sticker plastered across it and tabs where the rear lourve sun visor thingo was, so looks much cleaner now. Please comment on the pics!!
Rear suspension. Every bush in the front/rear is polyurethane!! woo!!
Rear disc setup.. can anyone explain this? i'm supposed to have drums i think, as it it just a 'GX' model.
Nice blue interior, pretty good condition. Even headliner is to notch!
Engine bay, i cleaned up the right side a bit, i'm borrowing my mate's pressure washer this weekend so i will be able to clean it all up properly.
exactly what i want to find,
very nicee funn driftaaa