01 Kevin Nguyen 1991 Nissan Skyline GT R PASMAG TBGLIVE

When Kevin Nguyen started working at Nissan as a first year apprentice, his friend and work colleague had an RB25-powered S14 that motivated Nguyen to dive into the world of old school cool Nissan sports cars. Nguyen then picked up a Skyline R32 GTS, but found that the car wasn’t wide enough for his goals, so he sold the GTS to upgrade to the full blown R32 GT-R.

03 Kevin Nguyen 1991 Nissan Skyline GT R PASMAG TBGLIVE
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What started off as a stock GT-R meant to roam the streets of Calgary quickly became a big project for Nguyen when he attended Calgary’s Driven show. At the show he saw multiple R32 Skylines that he had never seen before, and they all had unique modifications that he really enjoyed. It wasn’t long before he was creating a list of modifications to source, and thanks to Autodream, a shop just down the road from his house, he was able to get most parts with relative ease.

09 Kevin Nguyen 1991 Nissan Skyline GT R PASMAG TBGLIVE
Featured in PASMAG Issue #145 (Oct/Nov 2017). Click here to order.

In addition to the body kit and cool aero, taking the build’s aesthetics to the next level is Art In Motion wheels, a brand which Nguyen says helped him out with excellent customer support, as well as sets of high quality wheels. Ngyuen also extends a thank-you to Cedric of Ceika brakes, citing them as the best brakes he’s had for the GT-R.

In closing, Nguyen jokingly cautions prospective GT-R owners. “Owning an R32 GT-R is expensive, especially when you’re a student on budget,” he laughs. “It's my second girlfriend.” Take good care of her!

05 Kevin Nguyen 1991 Nissan Skyline GT R PASMAG TBGLIVE
Featured in PASMAG Issue #145 (Oct/Nov 2017). Click here to order.

With 51% of the Popular Vote, Keving Nguyen with his 1991 Nissan Skyline GT-R won the Tuner Battlegrounds #TBGLIVE award category competition at Auto Expo Galleria in Westminster, BC!

ESSENTIALS
VEHICLE: 1991 Nissan Skyline GT-R
OWNER: Kevin Nguyen
LOCATION: Calgary, AB
ENGINE: Nissan RB26DETT 2.6L I6
HORSEPOWER: 551 whp
TORQUE: 432 lb-ft

11 Kevin Nguyen 1991 Nissan Skyline GT R PASMAG TBGLIVE
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ENGINE
Brian Crower (retainers, spring kit)
Borg Warner S300 SX turbocharger
Yonaka intercooler
TiAL dual 38mm wastegates
K&N air filter
Raw Brokerage intake manifold
SARD fuel rail
Aeromotive (fuel pressure regulator, fuel pump)
Tomei (camshaft, cam gear)
HKS timing control
Split Fire coil pack
R34 Skyline crank shaft
Manley forged rods
CP (pistons, piston rings)
Cometic gaskets
ARP head and main bolts
Link G4 standalone G4+

06 Kevin Nguyen 1991 Nissan Skyline GT R PASMAG TBGLIVE
Featured in PASMAG Issue #145 (Oct/Nov 2017). Click here to order.

EXHAUST
Autodream custom (exhaust, down-pipe, dual tip)
DOC Race header

DRIVETRAIN
OS Giken (TS2B clutch, flywheel)

02 Kevin Nguyen 1991 Nissan Skyline GT R PASMAG TBGLIVE
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WHEELS/TIRES/BRAKES
Art In Motion MA50 wheels – 18x11 -11 (f), 18x12.5 -48 (r)
Nitto (NT555 Gen2 front tires – 275/35/18, NT01 rear tires – 315/30/18)
Ceika BBK (13-inch two-piece slotted and drilled rotors, 4-piston calipers)

10 Kevin Nguyen 1991 Nissan Skyline GT R PASMAG TBGLIVE
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CHASSIS/SUSPENSION
K Sport air struts
Cusco sway bars
Kansai front strut bar
Megan Racing upper control arms
Driftworks rear upper arms
Turtle Garage HICAS delete bar

04 Kevin Nguyen 1991 Nissan Skyline GT R PASMAG TBGLIVE
Featured in PASMAG Issue #145 (Oct/Nov 2017). Click here to order.

EXTERIOR
Veilside body kit w/ fenders
TopSecret diffuser
Fuji wing flap
WinnipegHID custom headlights
Junyan LED taillights
3M Fierce Fuchsia vinyl wrap

15 Kevin Nguyen 1991 Nissan Skyline GT R PASMAG TBGLIVE
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INTERIOR
Vinyl rear seat and roof liner reupholster
Mishimoto weighted shift knob
Personal steering wheel
Link Dash2Pro display
Bride (Low Max seats, seat rails)
RCI 5-point racing harnesses
Accuair e-Level air management package w/ touchpad
Custom air tank setup

13 Kevin Nguyen 1991 Nissan Skyline GT R PASMAG TBGLIVE
Featured in PASMAG Issue #145 (Oct/Nov 2017). Click here to order.

14 Kevin Nguyen 1991 Nissan Skyline GT R PASMAG TBGLIVE
Featured in PASMAG Issue #145 (Oct/Nov 2017). Click here to order.

12 Kevin Nguyen 1991 Nissan Skyline GT R PASMAG TBGLIVE
Featured in PASMAG Issue #145 (Oct/Nov 2017). Click here to order.

SPONSORS
Autodream, Art In Motion Wheels, CEIKA

04 Kevin Nguyen 1991 Nissan Skyline GT R PASMAG TBGLIVE
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08 Kevin Nguyen 1991 Nissan Skyline GT R PASMAG TBGLIVE
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07 Kevin Nguyen 1991 Nissan Skyline GT R PASMAG TBGLIVE
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