Lancer Register Forum banner

1 - 7 of 7 Posts
G

·
Discussion Starter · #1 ·
I know it's not the place, but I've tried the Nissan web sites and don't seem to be getting any feed back.
Story is, I've been offered a fairly cheap GTIR and plan on making it into some sort of track based car for this year instead of thrashing the E6.
It's a 1991 and has covered 60k miles. Imported from Japan 6 months ago and has been sat in a showroom ever since. As far as I know it's standard.
I just wanted to know from anyone with any experience what sort of car it might make with the right suspension and tyres, stripped out and a cage put in. I think I'll probably leave the engine as it is except for maybe an exhaust and intake mod. They're supposed to be putting out around 220bhp.
So seems fairly good on paper. I think they are a pretty reliable motor also.
Anybody :)
 
G

·
Discussion Starter · #2 ·
Hi Peely, I owned a GTiR for 3 yrs before buying an Evo4.

There are plenty of websites with v.helpful information and there is also a very active Yahoogroups as well.

The Yahoogroups are

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/gti-r (for strictly GTiR related technical topics)

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/gtir-chat (for everything else inc. slagging people off !!)

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/gtirukmeets (for arranging meetings etc0

also

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/japukmeets (this is my own list of which there are quite a few knowledgeable people who could help.

The website with all the info and link to the other sites is

http://www.gti-r.org

As for your questions the standard GTiR should produce 220 - 230bhp in standard trim. They weigh 1220kg (1190 for the RS version called the Dakar) 0-60 in 5.4secs and 1/4 mile in 13.9 ish secs.

They can be very good as track cars but there are a few well known weak points.

1. The top mounted intercooler - will need to swapped for a front mount.

2. The standard brakes - completely shite, many 300mm|PLS| kits on the market

3. The std clutch is good for about 260 - 300bhp (will normally start slipping when boost is upgraded to 1.0bar, they run 0.6/0.7 bar std)

4. The gearbox is fairly weak and will not survive if you're running over 300bhp and do lots of standing starts.

5. There is no std oil cooler so if you're upgrading the power thats one of the first things to sort out.

There are plenty of suspension set-ups for the car but its best to remember that the car will behave more like a front-wheel driver because of the weight balance (most of the weight over the front wheels)

If you have any more question I will be more than happy to answer them.

Kind regards

Si

They are great to drive and a slightly tuned one will have no problem keeping up with or beating Evo's in a straight line or through the twisty's !!
 
G

·
Discussion Starter · #3 ·
And if you buy the latest edition of Banzai magazine you'll be able to see what your new friends look like :D


Darryl
 
G

·
Discussion Starter · #5 ·
My old car is the one in Banzai which mike from carlisle owns i did all the mods for which you should speak to ian and john from HI-TEQ performance.
 
G

·
Discussion Starter · #6 ·
A friend of mine has one cheap for sale.

Red - approx. 50k miles
1991 - very new T28 std. turbo - Gab adjustable suspension (rock hard - excellent for track days) - HKS filter - aftermarket exhaust. Looking for around 4k.

[email protected]
 
G

·
Discussion Starter · #7 ·
I HAVE A BLACK 93 'L' GTIR FOR SALE. LOW MILES - £45OO IF ANY GOOD.
IDEAL FOR STRIPPING
THE LIGHTWEIGHT VERSION IS CALLED THE 'RALLY' AS FAR AS I AM AWARE AND HAS THE LUXURIES STRIPPED FROM IT.
BE VERY CAREFUL WHEN BUYING GTIR, GEARBOXES PRONE TO BREAKING, TOP END FRAGILE.
THIS IS MY PERSONAL EXPERIENCE WITH A PREVIOUS CAR.
IF INTRESTED HIT ME BACK ON [email protected]
ONLY MODIFICATION IS THE INDUCTION KIT. OTHERWISE STANDARD.
 
1 - 7 of 7 Posts
Top