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R33 GT-R Wheels : What Wheels Fit Best on an R33 GT-R?

Sean Morris posted on: July 17, 2020

The OEM R33 GT-R wheel is an 17 x 9 +30 offset.  That means it has a 17 inch tire, on a 9 inch wide wheel. Offset is +30 which in the oddity that is cars, is a mm measurement. The higher that number is as in higher than 30 mm is 40 mm, the more in towards the suspension the ...

Hicas Four Wheel Steering : Self Diagnosis Procedure

Sean Morris posted on: July 16, 2020

Hicas is the term that the engineers at Nissan gave the four wheel steering system they developed. The Hicas system, also called Super Hicas, showed up in many Nissans, including the JDM R32, R33, and R34 GT-R. It also came on the USDM Nissan 240SX, and 300ZX.  You can see ...

What Happens to Show or Display Cars When They Turn 25?

Sean Morris posted on: July 15, 2020

When a Show or Display vehicle, like a Midnight Purple II R34 Skyline GT-R, turn 25 years old, what happens to it?   Nothing.  Well not nothing. However they are no longer bound to the Show or Display requirements. That includes the 2500 mile per year limit, specific insu ...

Midnight Purple II R34 Skyline GT-R : How much does it weigh

Sean Morris posted on: July 14, 2020

  We decided to weigh the Midnight Purple II R34 Skyline GT-R this last weekend. The car is getting ready to go out to the customer. It was imported under the NHTSA Show or Display exemption. The Show or Display exemption, allows you to legally import vehicles that are les ...

When is the Toyota Chaser JZX100 Legal in the USA?

Sean Morris posted on: July 7, 2020

The JZX100 version of the Toyota Chaser was sold in Japan from September 1996. That means that this JDM classic will turn 25 years old, legal to import to the USA, starting in September 2021.  Toprank Importers can find, buy, and import a legal JZX100 to the USA.  The JD ...

Nissan Skyline GT-R Information Index

Sean Morris posted on: July 2, 2020

Nissan Skyline GT-R Information page.  If you are looking for information about the Nissan Skyline GT-R, start here. From alignment and air conditioning, to wheels and the Z-Tune, we have it for you here. Looking to buy a JDM import, and want a buyers guide? Find your R32, R3 ...

Legal R34 GT-R For Sale : MotoRex 1999 Nissan Skyline GT-R

Sean Morris posted on: June 27, 2020

MotoRex was a registered importer in the US, that worked on bringing the Nissan Skyline GT-R to the US legally.  They existed as a company from 1998 to 2006.  A vehicle that wasn't originally sold in a market, is called a grey market vehicle.  That is, it wasn't brought in ...

How Do You Register a Japanese Import Car in California

Sean Morris posted on: June 27, 2020

How do you register a JDM, or Japanese domestic car in California?  At Toprank Importers, we have been working in the car business, and the vehicle import and export business for more than thirty years. We understand what all it takes to legally import JDM cars to the US, a ...

Colors : Paint Codes : What Paint Colors Were Original on Nissan Skyline GT-R R32

Sean Morris posted on: June 26, 2020

On the R32 GT-R version of the Nissan Skyline GT-R, there were eight colors available to the public.  There is one more color 2M8, which is two tone black and white, but that was for a total of 14 Japanese police cars.  The non GT-R versions of the Nissan Skyline R32, also ...

Check Engine Light : Diagnostic Trouble Codes For 1989 to 1994 Nissan Skyline GT-R

Sean Morris posted on: June 25, 2020

  The Check Engine light, and method to read and clear diagnostic trouble codes on older vehicles is different than 1996 up, OBD II cars. There are some specific tools you can use, or you can also use a jumper wire, to read the stored codes.  On an R32 GT-R, the catalytic ...