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Robert Fragoso: 1989 Nissan Skyline GT-R

Robert Fragoso grew up with an insatiable love for the R34 GT-R. Two years after joining the USAF, he was sent to Japan where he started looking. Since the R34 wouldn't be eligible for import back to the states, he settled on a 1989 Nissan Skyline GT-R R32 instead. After leaving Japan after plenty of time there, it took another eight months for his prized GT-R to make it home. The car sat for another two years without modifications until Fragoso kicked things into high gear and finished building the wild GT-R we see today.

Owner: Robert Fragoso
Location: Knob Noster, MO
Vehicle: 1989 Nissan Skyline GT-R
Horsepower: 380 whp
Club: Team DiVERSE

SOCIAL

Facebook: Robert Fragoso
Instagram: @yoshi_2.7

Photography by True Visions Photography, @tier_seven, OSOPhotography, @kccaraction, Instant Imagery, Anthony Stalnaker, Josh Janitch.

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ENGINE & PERFORMANCE

  • ATTKD RB2.7DETT Complete Build all items under hood rebuilt of new
  • AUTECH pistons
  • AUTECH rods
  • AUTECH crankshaft
  • R34 N1 Turbos (Nismo)
  • Calsonic radiator
  • HKS gaskets troughout
  • ATTKD oil catch can
  • Optima Red top Battery relocated,
  • GReddy oil filter relocation
  • GReddy Oil Cooler
  • Splitfire coilpack
  • NGK Sparkplugs
  • N1 Oil pump (Nismo)
  • N1 Water pump (Nismo)
  • Calsonic Intercooler
  • HKS SSQV BOV
  • N1 Fuel pump (Nismo)
  • Blue Chair Bay rum antifreeze overflow bottle
  • APEXi air filters

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EXHAUST

  • Full HKS Exhuast system
  • HKS Down pipe extensions
  • HKS Flexible Down pipe
  • HKS CAT
  • HKS Silent Hi-Power

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PERFORMANCE ELECTRONICS

  • ATTKD Re-flashed and chipped ECU
  • Full Greddy OEM in Dash Gauges
  • Greddy D/A gauge
  • GReddy Turbo Timer
  • GReddy Prolefec II Boost control

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DRIVETRAIN

  • Complete ATTKD refresh of entire drive train
  • ATTKD rebuilt OEM transmission
  • Nismo clutch slave cylinder
  • Nismo coppermix clutch
  • Drift Works Hicas elimination Kit
  • All Hicas four-way steering parts removed

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WHEELS & TIRES

  • ADVAN Racing RS wheels - 17x10 (f/r)
  • Nitto 555 G2 tires - 255/40/17 (f/r)

BRAKES

  • ATTKD Pads
  • ATTKD Drilled Rotors

CHASSIS & SUSPENSION

  • Blitz Damper ZZ-R Coilovers
  • Cusco rear strut bar
  • Nissan Front strut bar

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EXTERIOR

  • Do Luck T2 HCR32 front bumper
  • Feast Auto R33 front grill
  • APR Performance custom 2.5-inch front splitter
  • Touge Force Vented front fenders
  • N1 side extensions (Nismo)
  • N1 Side Spats (Nismo)
  • Jsai Areo Side Extension
  • Top Secret Japan Rear Diffuser
  • Seibon Carbon Fiber hood
  • OEM R34 GTR Emblem
  • APR Performance 2" carbon side splitters

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LIGHTING

  • Drift Works LED taillights

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INTERIOR

  • Takata LE racing seats
  • Takata 4-point harness (driver, passenger)
  • Recaro rear child seat
  • Carbon fiber bits throughout
  • Nismo leather shift knob
  • Nismo floor mats
  • Custom Wood floor trunk
  • Custom APR Performance carbon seat bracket covers
  • Custom APR Performance carbon rear deck delete

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AUDIO & MULTIMEDIA

  • Pioneer head unit
  • Pioneer 10-inch subwoofer
  • Pioneer 6x9 speakers

FUTURE MODIFICATIONS

  • Cusco 4 point roll cage
  • Cat Delete

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SPONSORS

  • APR Performance
  • Virtue Motorsports
  • Tier Seven
  • Warrensburg Professional Detail
  • Sedalia Warehouse Tire and Muffler

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SHOPS/MECHANICS

  • ATTKD Japan
  • Midwest Custom Creations

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