Daily driven NA Skyline drift car.
Model code HR32
Purchase date May 2010
Doors 2 Doors
Body type Coupe
Fuel type Petrol
Aspiration N/A (Normally Aspirated)
Engine size 2.0 Litres
Engine position Front Engined
Driven wheels Rear Wheel Drive (RWD)
Awards, mag features and links
Engine & Transmission
- Nissan RB20DE, Natural Aspirated, 2.0L, In-Line 6 Cylinder
- HKS FIlter
- Stainless De-Cat Exhuast
- NGK plugs
- Air-Con Removed
- Welded Diff
- HSD HR Coilovers
- Tein tie rods & ends
- Non-Hicas Rear Subframe
- Juran Front Strut Brace
- Fixed Back Driver's Bucket Seat
- OMP 3 Point Harness
- R32 GTR Passenger Seat
- JDM bubble shift knob
- Fly Off Handbrake
- Aux Oil Temp Gauge
- Momo Wheel
- Quick Release Steering boss
- GTR Repica Front Bumper
- GTR Grill
- GTS Skirts
- Rear Overfenders
- Rolled/ Pulled Front Arches
- Nismo Rear Lip Spoiler
- D-max 'style' Roof Lip Spoiler
- GTR Rear Wing
Stats & Figures
- Drift Day @ Dakota Raceway, Smeatharpe Airfield 13/8/11
- SW-PC Drift /Sprint Rnd 5 @ Westonzoyland Airfield 2/6/12
- SW-PC Drift /Sprint Rnd 6 @ Westonzoyland Airfield 30/6/12
- SW-PC Drift /Sprint Rnd 7 @ Westonzoyland Airfield 4/8/12
- SW-PC Drift /Sprint Rnd 8 @ Westonzoyland Airfield 1/9/12
- SW-PC Drift /Sprint Rnd 9 @ Westonzoyland Airfield 29/9/12
- Drift Day @ Dakota Raceway, Smeatharpe Airfield 13/10/12
- SW-PC Drift /Sprint Bonus Rnd @ Westonzoyland Airfield 24/10/12
- Drift Day/ ODC Rnd @ Dakota Raceway, Smeatharpe Airfield 23/3/13
- Track Session @ Castle Combe 11/5/13 (Japfest)
- SW-PC DWYB @ Westonzoyland Airfield 6/7/13
- Drift Day @ Dakota Raceway, Smeatharpe Airfield 3/8/13
- Drift Day @ Dakota Raceway, Smeatharpe Airfield 16/11/13
- Drift Day @ Dakota Raceway, Smeatharpe Airfield 22/3/14
- SW-PC DWYB @ Westonzoyland Airfield 31/5/14
- Drift Day @ Dakota Raceway, Smeatharpe Airfield 2/8/14
Wheels & Brakes
- Standard Discs with EBC Pads. Motul Fluid.
- Rota RB-X 17x9 et-13 Front & 17x9.5 et-19 Rear
Planned future mods
- Front Brake Conversion
- Poly bushed Sub-frame
- Vented wings, lower skirts, lightweight bonnet.
- Newest first
- Oldest first
25 updates 23 followers 45 mods2015-01-16 12:29:58Replaced the clutch cylinder over christmas and gave the chassis another coat of underseal to protect it. Also decided to refit the GTR wing to change the look slightly. I later removed the nismo lip as well which meant the boot needed painting. Not sure how long it'll stay like this as I fancy maybe a drag style wing at some point but for now I like it :)
25 updates 23 followers 45 mods2014-09-29 18:09:05Stats & FiguresDrift Day @ Dakota Raceway, Smeatharpe Airfield 2/8/14Stats & FiguresSW-PC DWYB @ Westonzoyland Airfield 31/5/14
25 updates 23 followers 45 mods2014-09-29 18:06:34GoPotato footage of the last outing at Dakota Raceway:
25 updates 23 followers 45 mods2014-09-29 18:05:29
25 updates 23 followers 45 mods2014-09-29 18:03:03
25 updates 23 followers 45 mods2014-09-29 18:00:48Haven't posted in ages, car remains pretty much unchanged. Good news is it went through the MOT easier this year with only a couple of advisories. Did a few events this year but not as many as I'd like.
First up was a little drift day at Westonzoyland:
25 updates 23 followers 45 mods2014-04-08 15:30:32Stats & FiguresDrift Day @ Dakota Raceway, Smeatharpe Airfield 22/3/14Stats & FiguresDrift Day @ Dakota Raceway, Smeatharpe Airfield 16/11/13ExteriorD-max 'style' Roof Lip Spoiler
25 updates 23 followers 45 mods2014-04-08 15:18:56I was asked by mate of mine to take some pics of his R32 before round one of Retro Drift Challenge...Managed to sneak my car and another friend's Skyline into a few shots as well! Was a pretty cool day, cruising about between locations in a rumbling RB powered convoy :)
25 updates 23 followers 45 mods2014-04-01 14:26:22Went to an unplanned drift session in March, (skint, really couldn't afford it but meh...)
Got on alright I think. Being NA momentum is the key to maintain a decent slide, the downside is I tend to catch people up on track fairly easy as I try to load the car up with more speed. That said there were plenty of opportunities on the day where I was able to increase entry speeds before giving the car a good flick and planting the loud pedal :P
Thinking a brake upgrade is now overdue tho if I’m being completely honest. So may look into that next...
25 updates 23 followers 45 mods2014-04-01 14:10:08Technical and entirely performance focused update time:
Put some oil in, all fresh like.
Fixed bumper again....
New rear wiper blade (exciting stuff).
moving on...I’ve always hated the exhaust on my car as it is fairly poorly designed with too many unnecessary bends, also with two silencers it sounded nice but a bit tame.
So when a mate offered to knock me up a set of swanky looking shotgun pipes for reasonable cash I jumped at it.
Really pleased how it turned out the pipes are 3” stainless reducing to meet the rest of the system. The idle sounds much nicer and fortunately not too much louder which is good for the neighbourhood. On full chat the noise is superb peaking at around 95db so happy with that :) seems to rev a lot smoother from 3.5k with lots more flame pos etc.
Maturity level= 0 points
25 updates 23 followers 45 mods2014-01-13 21:59:41did a bit of winter prep as well... new tyres all round, swapped the rad fluid, cleaned up and greased coilovers etc ready for the cold and salty UK roads- one of the downsides to using a drift car like most people would use a fiesta.
I also lowered the rear about 5mm, may not seem like much but to my eye it made all the difference :D
25 updates 23 followers 45 mods2014-01-13 21:48:34after the last skid day was all over I stripped the kit off and gave the car a good clean up. I also closely inspected the near-side cill whilst I was at it as I had suspicions it was going the way the driver's side had. Turns out it wasn't great and it also needed a jacking point re-building. Rather than mess about I put the car into the clinic again over the festive period and had the cill completely replaced and both jacking points rebuilt/ strengthened. So now both sides are completely rust free and wax oiled to prevent future problems. Not many pics unfortunately as a mate did the work for me but made a really solid job of it as usual. I really wanna learn how to weld I think :)
25 updates 23 followers 45 mods2014-01-13 21:27:19update time:
went to another drift day just before Christmas with some like minded pals was a lot of fun car ran perfect all day
25 updates 23 followers 45 mods2013-10-18 10:04:56Had a few MOT fails this year which was a bummer :(
That said, It’s been through the last 3 without a hitch so can’t complain I guess...
Needed new ball joints and lower tension arms as the bushes were perished. Also needed wipers (my £2.50 replacement blades were not clearing the glass on one side lol..) and repair some corrosion. Basically the car had been jacked up on the cill before I got it and despite plating it the rust had been progressively getting worse the last couple of years.
Shame really as the underside of the car is pretty perfect other than this.
Unfortunately I can’t weld (never tried) so I handed the car over to a mate who did the work in the same garage where his old man builds historic race engines :)
Rather than mess about we decided to replace the whole rear section and fabricate up a new jacking point etc.
The results look pretty good to be honest and more importantly its now properly solid. Also the rest of the cill has been rust proofed inside so won’t need to worry about that again.
Anyway a week or so without the slow one and I was really starting to miss it despite having this as a courtesy car:
ECR33 by Touge Bungalow, on Flickr
Think I must be getting old, all that power and I still missed my slow as hell NA :D
I got it back together just in time for a little local car meet....
....and possibly it’s important mission so far:
operation get bro to the church on time :)
25 updates 23 followers 45 mods2013-09-03 10:32:31