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lol u bitches hating on FIAT, the little brother of Ferrari. So nice. It's easy to hate. Still, Stilo is an exception to the family. And it's exception only if you've got yourself a JTD. I'm just trying to encourage anyone out there to find out for himself more into this badboy car. Besides a nice image and looks of car, you get a great diesel engine. You can easily cruise the engine up to a million kilometers. And you can be sure you've got a stronger car than VW/Audi's same engined car. What more can one ask from 3rd world's country.
Quote from N I K I :...What more can one ask from 3rd world's country.

More automotive culture maybe?

I'm glad you are happy with it, that's all that matters at the end. Maybe is because I live in Turin and I see 29349349432393934908986547903 of those cars everyday why I hate it so much
Easily cruise to a million km? Isn't the JTD the one plagued with DMF issues + 3rd injector + Swirl flap issues?

FIAT is known as Fix It Another Time
On the way in to our end of the season show
Well it's nice to see how people think of this matter in EU and afaik this car is far far cheaper there too. Since we need to pay tax for import etc... It's not even cheap for us anymore then. If them Fix It Another Time bitch gets them more issues then DMF I'll let you know. Maybe even ask for advice how to fix it myself. The car has totally different image here. Many people have given it a chance. You'll find a many youtube vids on it on one of the Balkan languages all the while you're searching on English. And still it's a rare car too. Also every service boi has recommended it over 147 Alfa baby.

One of things I'd be interested in is how is chip tuning going with these engines. Any experiences out there. I'm not all up for chipping it, however interested to hear how it goes when someone braves into it.
Quote from N I K I :Shotglass turbo baby, those days are long gone. On a good engine there isn't even any black dust coming out of exhaust under any condition.

Yeah it's boring how even the little fun things of diesel engines are getting eliminated, isn't it?

I'm just saying if I ever own a diesel engine it will smoke enough to obstruct traffic.
Quote from BigPeBe :Yeah it's boring how even the little fun things of diesel engines are getting eliminated, isn't it?

I'm just saying if I ever own a diesel engine it will smoke enough to obstruct traffic.

hehehehe ohhh i've got an oooold other car for them vandalism purposes
Quote from N I K I :lol u bitches hating on FIAT, the little brother of Ferrari.

big brother
Quote from Scrabby :Emissions or something? Are Nissan Skylines (Pre GT-R (yes, that's not a skyline, I know.) still illegal in the US?

The crap engines are usually because of emissions.

If you import a Skyline you have to do it through a few companies (Motorex is one of them) who will bring the car up to US safety standards. It costs an absolute fortune because its such a niche thing.

I don't know how it's legal, but I have seen one R32 (in RHD) in the US. Only Skyline I've ever seen.
Skylines other than the r32s imported back in the 90s by that company Motor-Ex are illegal. No matter if its a GTS GTT or GTR. Skykine R32s-R34s are on the federal banned vehicle list. The company stopped making vehicles compliant and instead just sold them straight up.
There're complicated loopholes, but prepare to spend mega-bucks. (it's not worth my time or effort to expand on such, so I won't bother) If you're hard up for one, your best bet is simply move to the land down under..
Supras and Skylines are a dime a dozen here.
yeah

literally can't spend one day on the road without seeing a piece of shit white/red r33 with shit wheels and stock height.

Its torture.
I just can't see how the Skyline is worse on emissions than the shitloads of V8 muscle cars cruising around.
There's quite a bit of DOT/safety standards BS etc mixed in as well. I believe when they hit 25y old that part can go out the window though.. if imported cars fall into the classic category the same way that is. (but I could be wrong)
I seen skylines in jersey
its probably some idiotic protecitivism in as they dont accept equivalent safety standards from other countries to protect their own terrible car industry from imports
Quote from Klutch :yeah

literally can't spend one day on the road without seeing a piece of shit white/red r33 with shit wheels and stock height.

Its torture.

Stock height is gay. Car manufacturers suck for making cars this high.
Quote from KiRmelius :Stock height is gay. Car manufacturers suck for making cars this high.

Lowering for style is lame as can be.
Quote from Shotglass :its probably some idiotic protecitivism in as they dont accept equivalent safety standards from other countries to protect their own terrible car industry from imports

Possibly so, but some of the "equivalent standards" aren't really so equal. I'm definitely not siding with the lame laws against them, just sayin.. Also, Nissan could have made US legal versions, like the billions of other cars they've properly sold here over the years, but chose not to. (of course our luck, their means of doing so would be to simply plop a US-approved "truck" engine of sorts in etc :facepalm
Quote from Tinytacohead :There's quite a bit of DOT/safety standards BS etc mixed in as well. I believe when they hit 25y old that part can go out the window though.. if imported cars fall into the classic category the same way that is.

I know for sure that this is definitely true. I was helping my dad install an unbelievably small muffler to his Lotus Europa over the summer and he said that once a car is 25 years old, 90% of the regulations go out the window. I think there's only one (very loose) emissions test that counts anymore.
Quote from Töki (HUN) :I just can't see how the Skyline is worse on emissions than the shitloads of V8 muscle cars cruising around.

They aren't, they fall victim to a safety loophole.
Well, Japanese cars and safety.... They're basicly tinfoil so I don't really want to have a bad crash in one, I'll take my E36 for that.

I find it indeed really strange, in a country where in allot of states you can do basicly anything to your car and keep it street legal and still, those cars are banned because of that. Ah well, /firstworldproblems.

Just got my new stiffer springs, so car will handle a bit better. On some occasions I found the stock ones to soft for pure track use.

Just still waiting for those new lower control arms. Shifter is fully mounted now, works like a treat, hope to make a video soon of it in action.
Quote from Tinytacohead :Also, Nissan could have made US legal versions, like the billions of other cars they've properly sold here over the years, but chose not to. (of course our luck, their means of doing so would be to simply plop a US-approved "truck" engine of sorts in etc :facepalm

There was never a LHD version of the Skyline from the factory, so it wouldn't have been quite that simple. The few LHD conversions that's been made have been really troublesome, as the exhaust is a real pain in the bum for mounting the steering axle, often causing people to squash to exhaust pipe and lose power as a result to have enough clearance. The Japanese also like to keep the best they have in the country. It can still be seen in the used car market, as the best and cleanest examples in auctions still often have "NO EXPORT" tags on them.

I think the car was designed as a JDM exclusive from the start, without ever even thinking about other markets. The engine has pretty much no emission devices at all since it was designed for racing. No EGR or anything else of the sort, which would be an instant no-go for most foreign countries. I also remember even simple things like replacing certain light bulbs on it required importing them over from Japan.
Quote from Scrabby :Well, Japanese cars and safety.... They're basicly tinfoil so I don't really want to have a bad crash in one, I'll take my E36 for that.

I find it indeed really strange, in a country where in allot of states you can do basicly anything to your car and keep it street legal and still, those cars are banned because of that. Ah well, /firstworldproblems.

Just got my new stiffer springs, so car will handle a bit better. On some occasions I found the stock ones to soft for pure track use.

Just still waiting for those new lower control arms. Shifter is fully mounted now, works like a treat, hope to make a video soon of it in action.

Those vehicles had safety standards to start with, that is the problem. There is some domestic market protectionism in place, but all you have to do is try and carry a jap car door to understand why so many were banned from the US, I was shocked at how light the doors on my Surf (4Runner in the US of A, strange that these things were allowed in) were compared to those on my Ford Escort, they were a quarter of the weight while having electric windows. No roll over protection, no side impact protection, your face tends to be the crumple zone.

Land Rover Defenders fell foul of US safety standards, LR made them compliant (is why all US vehicles had cages), so the US gov't just changed the standards that made it financially impossible to retrofit into the Defender.
Quote from P5YcHoM4N :Those vehicles had safety standards to start with, that is the problem. There is some domestic market protectionism in place, but all you have to do is try and carry a jap car door to understand why so many were banned from the US, I was shocked at how light the doors on my Surf (4Runner in the US of A, strange that these things were allowed in) were compared to those on my Ford Escort, they were a quarter of the weight while having electric windows. No roll over protection, no side impact protection, your face tends to be the crumple zone.

Land Rover Defenders fell foul of US safety standards, LR made them compliant (is why all US vehicles had cages), so the US gov't just changed the standards that made it financially impossible to retrofit into the Defender.

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