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    Schooled my first Skyline

    Yehaa.

    After 6 months of seeing scary R32's 33's and 34's cruising around my home town I finally lined up against an eager racer in his R33.

    A bit of background - Skylines are plentiful in Australia. They are often sold with GTR bodykits, and you can never be sure if the Skyline you are looking at is a Godzilla or a faker. There are also plenty of 600hp+ GTS-Ts around to make up for the low GTR ratio. I get a bit nervous when I see them, as sometimes it seems that a WRX is the prey of choice for some of the higher end Skylines.

    The R33 I raced on the weekend was a mate. We were on our way out to a club cruise with a posse of wicked cars when we catch a quiet outer-city light together. I know this R33. It not only looks beautiful but has a rebuilt engine and a turbo the size of a small washing machine which doesnt come on boost until about 4K. Once there it howls, nay - screams like an unpaid hooker.

    Back at the red light, we have quickly agreed to race and I have about 3 seconds to pump my WRX up to full boost.
    With my window down I can hear this R33 firing up and coupled with the roar of my flat four through its 3" turboback the sound is awesome. (Very 2F2F!)

    The light changes and I launch hard, brutally slipping the clutch from 5 thousand. Im slung back into the stock Recaros and Im gone.
    I press it hard, changing gears very seriously, and have about 5 cars on him by the time I get to 130km/h when I shut down. It almost seemed like he wasnt racing, but when speaking with him later, he said he was. He also reiterated how hard it is to launch a RWD R33 with a dyno chart that spikes like the Eiffel Tower. Either spin or bog.

    In any case, now have two things:
    I have bragging rights until Im stupid enough to race him from a roll,
    and a clutch plate with about 6 months taken off its life expectancy.

    Worth it though.

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    What year WRX?

    Mods?

    Dyno numbers?


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    Good kill,mate. Worth a little clutch life.
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    Theres one R33 by me, its one of the guys from Motorex and is supposed to be making 600ish hp,...he won't race anything though...even though I would get waxed it would still be sick to see that race go down, nice kill.
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    Originally posted by yermom
    heh, fairlady

    does not sound like a fast car, no wonder they changed the name for the US market

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    GREAT KILL!!! man, i wish i lived in australia,....skylines, stock recaros.....must be nice
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    Good Kill and a great write up. Theres at least 3 good sigs in that story
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    I just spent 3 days in Darwin. I remember walking out of our hotel and seeing a skyline just parked on the street. I did like a triple take because I've never scene one in real life. Guys on my crew where looking at me like I was crazy. If the owner had saw me he would of prolly thought I casing his car
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    Nice kill, man
    "I don't think he knows how to give up. His mind and machine are racing as one." -Takahashi Ryosuke

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    Originally posted by Mad WRX
    What year WRX?

    Mods?

    Dyno numbers?

    Year - MY99 GC8

    Mods - APS 3" catless turboback, dual entry TMIC, CAI.
    Unichip, Whiteline sways and springs

    Dyno - 300chp at 15psi without the exhaust.

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    About the same mods as me. APS is the sh1t.

    Australia has the best selection of cars IMO. You have all the great v8 sports cars, as well as all the super imports.
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    Originally posted by GTScoob
    Australia has the best selection of cars IMO. You have all the great v8 sports cars, as well as all the super imports.
    Damn straight!

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    That thing looks like what I'd imagine the Bat-mobile would have been 35 years ago.

    Soooo mean looking, and probably meaner sounding
    13.2 @105 with the old auto. Now rockin a 4.44 standard tranny.

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