Mr_Nismo is no longer!

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Thought it about time to leave the nissan world behind and change my nick ...So mr_nismo is now takumi ...

My name is Paul W and I'm 31 going on about 22 years old ... I'm a fitness freak and compete in amatur triathlons, hence the need for a wagon to chuck my bike in the boot ...
I'm also a bit of a console gamer, I have a Playstation3, Nintendo Wii, Sony PSP, Nintendo DS lite ...
Previous rides were -
1990 Toyota Seca with a 20 valve 4age and microtech mt8. (same engine as the AE86 got in Initial D) hahaha, but I did the conversion before I saw it ...
1998 S14 200sx with HKS2540 Turbo, PowerFc, trust fmic etc, etc, etc, etc ...

Time for some V6 Twin turbo power ...
 

hawks

Leaving Skid Marks
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NSW
First Name
Mark
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Sold my 1998 Legnum VR4 Type S
good.

nismo sux ass lol

mr_ralliart is taken ?
 
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Good yo see that part of your life is now a distant memory, but don't forget that there will always be a little bit of nissan in you, until the day you die :p
 

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1 AYC Bar
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WA
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Dion
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'15 Amarok
mr nismo = takumi. right, got it.

Doesnt takumi mean popular or something, as in the phrase 'takumi tax on ae86s'?
 
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Oh let me field this one!!

Takumi is the name of the main character in the Initial D Anime series. He drives an AE86 Trueno up and down a mountain each morning to deliver tofu for his Dad's shop and learns car control/drift along the way, then starts getting into drift battles and so on.

Great series, I loved it - as soon as it became popular AE86 Sprinters in Australia suddenly tripled in value with guys asking $10k or more for an Aussie Sprinter with a 4AGE when before initial d it might have fetched $3-$4k.. This is the Takumi tax. The more like Takumi's car, the more tax you pay (ie. if it has a Trueno front, LSD and is painted in the 'Panda' black and white colour scheme you had a gold mine!).

I love that phrase!

I wonder if the Wangan Midnight series is going to be able to push 240z and 260z prices any higher than they've already gone?!
 
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I'm actually really hoping it won't, since I've wanted a 240Z for years but can't afford one yet. They're already over 20k for one in good condition with the bodywork done, so Wangan might cause - and probably will cause - the price to go over 30k for a good one.
 
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Firstly - sorry to Paul if we're going a little OT here!

A friend of mine JUST picked up a 240Z which had been bare metal restored on a rotisserie, new interior etc. Very nice - picked it up for just under $20k. A few years ago I went out and looked at one in Chadstone (before they were expensive) it was straight, had only a little rust and was running triple side-draughts but needed paint and a new interior. The guy was asking $850 and I told him I'd take it off his hands. He said no and dropped it to $400 and I still didn't end up buying it!
 
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