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BEN CLASBY 1991 Nis­san Sky­line R32 GTS-T Lo­ca­tion: Auck­land Oc­cu­pa­tion: Elec­tri­cian

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NZPC: Hey Ben, that’s a very clean Nis­san Sky­line R32 you have there. Have you al­ways been a Nis­san fan and have you owned any other per­for­mance Nis­sans?

Ben: Thanks guys. I have al­ways loved Nis­sans for how much power you can get out of them so eas­ily. My pre­vi­ous car was a Nis­san Sky­line R33 GTS25T sedan with a high-mounted T3/T4 turbo.

NZPC: What made you make the move to the older R32 chas­sis over the R33?

Ben: I loved my R33, I even kept it when I got my R32, but things changed and I needed money so I had to sell it. I al­ways wanted an R32, so when the chance came to get one I jumped at the op­por­tu­nity.

NZPC: This has got to be one of the an­gri­est RB’s we have heard in a while, what mo­tor is it now run­ning and what has been done to it?

Ben: Cheers, I love the an­gry sound. It has a se­ries two RB25DET en­gine with HKS cams and all of the usual bolt-ons. I went with all the branded stuff for re­li­a­bil­ity, uti­liz­ing a big Gar­rett turbo, Sinco man­i­fold, TiAL waste­gate and a three-inch straight-through ex­haust ex­it­ing out the shot­gun bar­rel tips. It sounds awe­some on lim­iter.

NZPC: It looks ex­tremely staunch com­ing down the street. What sus­pen­sion, wheel and tyre pack­age are you run­ning?

Ben: It’s cur­rently run­ning OZ Rac­ing ad­justable coilovers and cam­ber arms. The wheels are 18x9-inch Cos­mis Rac­ing VCP-S5R al­loys on the front with 15mm spac­ers and 18x10.5-inch Cos­mis wheels on the rear, all with Achilles tyres. I needed the rear cam­ber arms to fit the big wheels un­der the guards.

NZPC: We un­der­stand you just re­cently had it tuned, do you have any fu­ture plans for the car or are you happy with it in its cur­rent state?

Ben: I’m re­ally happy with the re­sults from the tune. It made 376kW at the wheels on 15 psi of boost, which is the high­est boost set­ting. I want to start tak­ing it to some track days to see how it per­forms and give it some abuse.

NZPC: Thanks for your time Ben, we hope to see your car out be­ing used and abused in the fu­ture.


MAKE/MODEL: 1991 Nis­san Sky­line R32 GTS-T EN­GINE: Nis­san RB25DET, HKS camshafts, pod fil­ter, Gar­rett TA3410 .83A/R ex­haust hous­ing, TiAL 44mm waste­gate, Tur­bosmart

blow-off valve, Sinco man­i­fold, 500hp fuel pump, fuel pres­sure reg­u­la­tor, RB26DETT fuel rail, 440cc in­jec­tors, three-inch straight­through ex­haust, al­loy ra­di­a­tor, Link ECU, front fac­ing plenum,

cus­tom oil catch can Pi­o­neer head unit, oil temp and boost gauges

EX­TE­RIOR: M-spec front bumper WHEELS/TYRES: (F) 18x9-inch Cos­mis Rac­ing VCP-S5R, 215/40R18 Achilles tyres (R) 18x10.5-inch Cos­mis Rac­ing VCP-S5R,

235/40R18 Achilles tyres SUS­PEN­SION: OZ Rac­ing ad­justable coilovers, cam­ber arms

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