Black Ops Performance focuses heavily on finding quality cars in Japan. We’re a firm believer that it’s way easier to build a clean car than it is to fix a dirty one. However, these cars do come with one drawback we can’t ignore – their age. At almost 20 years old, some of the old lights are ready to burn out. They may have already dimmed or yellowed more than they should, leaving the car with an outdated look. We offer an LED light conversion – for both interior and exterior. Let us know if this interests you!
With the R33 becoming federally legal and far more easy to acquire in the near future, there’s been a lot of speculation about how far R33 prices will rise. Will they go up dramatically like the R32 did? Right now you can get an R33 GTR for about $29,000. That’s only a few grand more then a top-of-the-market R32. The R33 is far more difficult to acquire as it’s not reached the Magic 25-years number yet – but that’s not the issue.
The R33 has a vastly superior powertrain to the R32. The crankshaft is better, the turbochargers don’t blow apart. So why does everyone just jump over the R33? Why does it seem like the whole market either wants an R32 or an R34? I think the answer is simple: the car just looks like a [...]
We get asked a lot about the differences between an R34 GTT and an R34 GTR.
R34 GTR comes in a few different variants. The base model is the most common one you see. The V-Spec which features a more aggressive four wheel drive system and four wheel steering system along with a few display differences on the car’s MFD. There are two different versions of the V-Spec: V-Spec and the V-Spec II. The only difference is the year of the car V-specs are 99 and any V-Spec car built after that is a V-Spec II. Then you get into the incredibly rare versions like the V-Spec Nur Z tune S-Tune, M-Spec and so on. These are mostly just rare, limited edition versions of the V-Spec II.
When it comes to the GTT model it’s a little simpler. [...]
Some of us have been in the JDM world for a long time.
Back in the day, we used to have to sneak cars across the Canadian border and wait weeks for parts we needed to come directly from Japan. Now there’s an entire industry that supports the Skyline lifestyle in the US. Companies like Raw Brokerage stock almost everything you could possibly want. But some of the Skylines are becoming harder to find – the issue being quality, not quantity.
Back when the R32 was allegedly difficult to get, there were still plenty of decent cars to choose from. Now, people are scrambling to get anything they can and paying twice the price for it. Before the R32 reached 25 years old and became as easy as ordering some take-out pizza, it was rare in America.
Full article originally posted on CarBuzz http://www.carbuzz.com/news/2017/1/30/The-Nissan-GT-R-Has-A-Baby-Brother-You-Might-Not-Have-Heard-Of-7737564/by Jared Rosenholtz
The Nissan Skyline GT-R is best known among American enthusiasts as the illegal beast the US market was never lucky enough to get. When the GT-R finally came to the US for the 2008 model year, it dropped the Skyline name and completely ditched the model that it had always been based on. Even though the GT-R is the top-dog model for enthusiasts, there are plenty of lesser-known Skylines that are actually pretty neat to own. Like the Nissan GT-T.
We spoke with John, owner of Black Ops Performance in Orlando, Florida, and JDM expert who helped us pen our guide for buying a JDM car in the US. Black Ops doesn’t just focus on importing GT-Rs, but normal Skylines as [...]
When Gran Turismo burst upon the scene back in 1997, one thing immediately became obvious: We all needed a Nissan GT-R. While the driving sim featured many of the day’s top performers, that all-wheel-drive, twin-turbo Nissan stood out like a nuclear warhead at a knife fight.
There was one teeny, tiny, little problem: Even if you had the scratch, the car could not be legally driven on American roads because Nissan didn’t import that model here.
So, you figure, you’d just import one on your own, right? Therein lay the rub: The U.S. government said no. Defy them and bring one in anyway, and you’d face the consequences–like potential confiscation.
That modern GT-R, chassis code R32, debuted during the summer of 1989. The first generation ran through 1994, [...]