Today we’re covering an iconic 2000 Nissan GT-R BNR34 V-Spec II from the Kasai-shi Hyogo Ken, region of Japan— coming with an encounter of our Media Contributor; Vodlic Atushi. This photoshoot took place in the Yokohama region of Japan.
Presenting you with a simplistic stance-masterpiece of a modified JDM ‘legend’— as most would call it on Instagram these days. Given its a production year was 2000— for those born prior, they still find it hard to classify as a ‘JDM Legend’. Representing the Japanese Custom Car Team ‘Miwaku’— (魅惑)代表; an English abbreviation as M.W.K; Reo and his crew are certainly known in the region of Japan, alongside quite the large global following. In Japan, these vehicles remain more accessible when buying a car than most parts of the world— which makes the global attention shift-focus on Reo’s modified Nissan Skyline GT-R.
For us behind the scenes; it’s not often we particularly see a stanced Nissan GT-R R34 being as well-kept as Reo’s. Being fully resprayed with paint in a Bayside Blue Hue— sitting amongst his Satin Black and Bronze Finished Work Meister S1 three-piece Wheels. We’ll admit, this Nissan GT-R color scheme is one we can certainly get behind! Reo has done an excellent job with the consistency among all four wheels. His Work Meister S1s lead to an 18x11” -25 all-around with 255/35/18 Goodyear RS Tires.
All we see is love via Reo’s Instagram profile dedicated to his automotive modifications— but we all know there are those who simply cannot agree with the camber. In a case like this— how can you simply go wrong? As we all know their is a small portion of audience who simply dislike any-sort of camber or lean towards stance-modified vehicles— which is why Reo’s choice is in suspension is even more to our preferences. Keep them sour!
Implementing an Air Lift Suspension, Reo went with the almighty Air Force Struts, Compressors, Tank and Management to follow. Helping to dial in that consistent fitment with his Work Meister S1s— Reo implemented Ikeya Formula Upper and Lower Control Arms. Now, the anti-camber and anti-stance-car community will say; “you’ve made this so slow…”. As we shake our head; adding a moderate amount of camber and striving for fitment does not essentially lead to a slow vehicle.
Stance Enthusiasts know how to have fun when it comes to speed as well; in which case— Reo couldn’t just leave his RB26 engine in a stock manor. Sometimes those who strive towards stancing their car don’t usually show the most love to engine modifications anyway; or simply leaving it to one of the last tasks for their project.
Spicing up an RB26 engine with some Nismo goodies— a Nismo Intercooler and a Nismo Muffler; Reo did not skimp out and call it quits there. Alongside a Blitz Fuel Pump and Air Cleaner with a Tomei Catalylst, Down-Pipe and Mid-Pipe, those ‘JDM Legends’ are left over the moon in terms of sound expectations.
We find that Nissan Skyline owners take into account the speed and tuning factors; slightly disregarding the aesthetic and presentation altogether. Reo has done an outstanding job following his goals and building something that even those who disagree with camber and stance— *have* to love. Given the speed and tuning considerations among the Nissan Skyline GT-R R34; most would assume a static suspension would be most practical— but that didn’t sit right with Reo’s expectations in concluding an aesthetic, yet powerful show-car.
As Reo followed through and reached his childhood dreams of owning a Nissan GT-R R34. Alongside following his true vision and preferences for his modified project— we hope that this article and write-up brings you awareness that dreams are obtainable.