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Darren Shady: 1999 Nissan Skyline R34 GT-R

Darren Shady is one of many enthusiasts who started their love for a specific car thanks to pop culture, in this case specifically, thanks to Gran Turismo. He fell in love with R34 GT-Rs, and decided to start saving his money until they were legal to import. After looking for the right car for a while and after they turned the ripe age for legal import, he finally found the perfect candidate on Canada's west coast, and bought the 1999 Nissan Skyline R34 GT-R of his dreams. He continues to modify the car to this day.

Owner: Darren Shady
Location: Whitby, ON
Vehicle: 1999 Nissan Skyline R34 GT-R
Horsepower: 700 whp
Club: VQ North

SOCIAL:
Facebook: Darren Shady
Instagram: @shady99gtr

Photography by Aidan Boerstra, Dani P Photography, Mark Millar, Samuel SK, Robbie Nichols-Mialkowsky, Darren Shady, @xplicitproductionz, Austin Hill.

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ENGINE & PERFORMANCE:
Nissan RB26 N1 block
Nissan N1 crankshaft
Wiseco Forged Pistons
Manley Forged H-Beam Rods w/ ARP 2000 Hardware
King XP Race Series Main Bearing Set
King XP Race Series Rod Bearing Set
ARP Engine Head Stud Kit
ARP Main Stud Kit
Tomei Poncam Type-B Camshaft
Tomei Adjustable Cam Pullies
Tomei Type-A Valve Spring Kit
Ported Head
R.I.P.S. Intake Plenum with custom 90mm Throttle Body
Ross Tuffbond Gold Series Harmonic Damper
Injector Dynamics ID 1000cc Injector Set
Nissan N1 Water Pump
Tomei High Volume Oil Pump
RSTuning Oil Pan Sump Extension and Oil Baffle
Greddy Oil Cooler Kit
Auto Staff Oil Catch Tank / Windshield Washer combo tank
Raw Brokerage Billet Twin Scroll Top Mount Turbo Manifold
BorgWarner S300SX FMW 64mm Turbo (T4 Twin Scroll .91 A/R) with 3-inch V-Band option
DEI Turbo Blanket
Precision Turbo and Engine PW46 External 46mm Wastegate
TiAL Q 50mm Blow Off Valve
Custom front mount intercooler
RG Velocity Stack with K&N filter
Walbro 450 LPH E85 In-Tank Fuel Pump with 12v 40amp relay
Aeromotive EFI Bypass Fuel Pressure Regulator
High voltage Ignition Coils
KOYORAD Aluminum Radiator
Carbing Radiator Cooling Plate
Mishimoto Radiator Fan
Custom fabricated fuel system
Billet Fuel Filter Bracket
100 micron fuel filter
Zetronix Ethanol Sensor
Kansai Service Tower Bar
GM Air Temperature Sensor and pigtail

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EXHAUST:
Amuse R1 Titan 3.5-inch Titanium Exhaust
Custom wastegate dump tubes
Custom Downpipe

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PERFORMANCE ELECTRONICS:
Haltech Platinum Pro ECU
Nismo Multi-Function Display Version 2
Nismo 320kph Dash (black)
AEM UEGO Wideband gauge
Autometer Gauge Pod 52mm

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DRIVETRAIN:
GETRAG 6-speed Transmission
XtremeClutch 230mm Twin-Disc Organic Clutch (Push type conversion)
Lightweight flywheel
Limited-Slip Differential
Cusco Drag Rod HICAS Delete Kit

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WHEELS & TIRES:
Rays Volk TE37SL wheels - 18x10.5 +15 (f/r)
Michelin Pilot Super Sport tires - 285/35/18 (f/r)

CHASSIS & SUSPENSION:
HKS coilovers
Kansai Service tower bar

BRAKES:
DBA 4000 Series Cross Drilled and Slotted rotors
Hawk Performance HT-10 Compound Brake Pads
Goodridge Brake Lines

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EXTERIOR:
Seibon DS Carbon Fiber Hood
Technica Hood Dampers
Carbon Fiber Front Lip
Jun Carbon Fiber Rear Wing Leg Stands
Carbon Fiber Rear Wing Blade

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LIGHTING:
Custom LED Interior Lights
Custom LED Headlights
Custom LED Taillights

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INTERIOR:
Custom Leather/Alcanterra Interior
Robson Design Carbon Fiber Center Console
Robson Design Carbon Fiber Steering Wheel
Robson Design Carbon Fiber Dash and Interior Accents
Takata 4-Point Harness and Bar

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AUDIO & MULTIMEDIA:
JVC KW-NT1 Double-DIN Navigation Deck
Pioneer 6.5-inch TS-A1606C 2-Way Component Speakers
Pioneer 6.5-inch TS-A1686R 4-Way Coaxial Speakers
Cerwin-Vega VPAS10 Low Profile 10-inch Amplified Subwoofer

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COMPETITION EVENTS, CLASSES & AWARDS:
ImportExpo Toronto 2018 - Best Import, 2nd Place Nissan/Infiniti Other
Premier Tire / Ontario Mustang Club 2018 Season Opener - Best 20

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FAVORITE MODIFICATION:
"The XtremeClutch 230mm Twin-Disc Organic Clutch is definitely one of my favourite mods. It's always very challenging to find a clutch that has a high torque capacity and is still enjoyable on the street."

FUTURE MODIFICATIONS:
"Possibly new wheels. As much as I love TE37SL's on R34's, I'd like something less common."

SHOPS/MECHANICS:
RightDrive - Mike Kent
RS Tuning - Radek
Active Engines - Mike Kerley
ExtremeClutch - Chris Meadows
Beyond Concepts - Bruce Lim
Interior Motives - Raf
Precision Rim - Rick

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