Ron’s R32 GTR. Dark Hearted

Ron’s GTR has undergone quite the transformation since he first purchased it in late 2010 from an Ontario importer called Right Drive. Never expecting to get posted to Cold Lake, Alberta, Ron found himself in a town full of trucks and classic cars as the JDM scene was limited. That was not going to stop him from modifying his newly acquired GTR. Adding to some of his modifications included coilovers and opting for some Bronze Work Meister S1R’s in 18×10. Below are some photos captured after a 780Tuners Edmonton event as a parking garage was conveniently in the area.

Sitting pretty on Work Meister S1R’s
Side profile shot showcases the areo bits, including front lip and Craft Square mirrors

The 780Tuners season opener is always a great time with a variety of vehicles in attendance. What better way to end the night but to go for an unofficial photo shoot. Heading to the inside of the GTR, the interior has been adjusted to Ron’s taste, including Bride Euro 2 seats, a Nardi steering wheel and Nismo floor mats.


Nothing has been kept stock on this car as we move to the engine and exhaust. New for 2016 was a Kakimoto Regu 06&R exhaust system that really woke the RB motor up. Among much of the motor work done, Ron wanted to add some personality to the engine bay so the valve covers were custom painted by himself. 2016 led to new turbos and some other upgrades/maintenance under the hood and 2017 will bring a tune to make sure everything is running optimally.

Making our way to the rear of the vehicle 2016 also brought to light the new ZLED tail lamp conversion installed by Ron. Having a stock GTR wing for some, would be sufficient; but for this GTR, a Rocket Dancer gurney flap was installed with a Nismo badge. To Finish it off, updated R34 GTR badges were added to the exterior in placement of the originals.


Finishing up, is another look at the Bronze Work Meister S1R’s. While these were supposed to have an anodized lip for that extra pop, these wheels look fantastic on this Black GTR especially with the R40 Project Kics lugs.

Work Meister S1R’s 18×10 +25 mated with Project Kics lugs and 10mm bolt on spacers.

Be on the lookout for Ron’s R32 GTR at the Alberta shows in 2017 with plans to be in attendance at the 780Tuners season opener, Driven Calgary and summer weekends on the Edmonton streets. Sometimes can be seen frequenting the local coffee shops in Cold Lake.


AB Flug carbon Front Lip
Rocket Dancer carbon gurney flap
N1 Front Bumper
N1 Bonnet Lip
N1 Chibi Spoiler
ZLED LED taillights
Carbon NACA duct
Blacked out headlights
5000K HIDs
Titanium Engine Dress up Bolts
HKS Kansai Front Tow Hook
R34 GTR trunk and fender badges, and R34 engine ornament
Custom painted valve covers and intake piping
3M clear bra on bumper, grill, front lip
25% Tint


Bride Euro 2 seats with Bride shoulder pads
Schroth Clubman 4 Pt harness
Innovate SCG-1 boost controller and wideband combo
Personal Deep Corn Steering combined with Wheel Works Bell Thin Hub NRG Quick Release
C’s short shifter matched up with a Lathe Werks Stainless Steel shift knob
R34 aluminum pedal set and Carbing dead pedal
Nismo floor mats
Leather Shift/Handbrake Boot Set
Redline goods Alcantara door inserts
Alpine SPS-500 Speakers
Compustar 2-Way Alarm LED retrofit (high quality from VLEDS)
Nissan Factory Option 10-CD Changer
3M sound matting on rear speaker shelf


Rebuild @ 129000Km (block untouched)
Vipec V44 PNP ECU
Garrett GT2860R-5 turbos
Head resurfaced
Supertec valve stem seals
Ported exhaust runners
Tomei 260 deg 9.15mm lift IN camshaft
JUN 256 deg 9.15mm lift EX camshaft
Cosworth 1.1mm MLS head gasket
Tomei oil galley orifice
ARP reinforced head studs
Ported OEM exhaust manifolds
HKS MLS exhaust manifold gaskets
Reimax billet oil pump gears
Oil pump relief valve shimmed
Deatschwerks 300 fuel pump (340lph)
SARD 550CC high impedance injectors
Yellowjacket Coil Packs Fujitsubo Equal Length downpipe (wrapped)
Test Pipe (wrapped)
Kakimoto Regu 06&R Catback (wrapped)
HKS metal intercooler piping
Cusco twin turbo pipe
Apex’i Intake
Synapse DV BOVs
HKS strengthened actuators
HPI dump pipes (wrapped)
N1 Water pump
Nismo timing belt
Nismo Thermostat
Mishimoto aluminum radiator
Nismo Rad Cap
Carbing Radiator Cooling Panel
Tomei oil cap
R35 MAFs
Hi Octane oil/air separator
Fuel Performance injector
PNP harness
NZEFI injector resistor delete
Autobahn 88 silicone heater hose kit
New OEM rad hoses
Engine bay and tranny tunnel heat wrapped
Project Kics magnetic oil drain plug
New ignition harness
New oil pressure sensor
A/C delete


Work Meister S1R, Matte Bronze, 18×10+25, with center caps
Bridgestone Potenza RE760S 255/35/18
HSD HA Coilovers
Whiteline adjustable swaybars
F+R Nismo rear traction rods
Nismo rear lower arms
GKTech HICAS delete bar + full HICAS removal
Energy Suspension knuckle bushings
GKTech rear subframe slip in collars
SPL rear toe arms
Nismo trunk bar
Nissan factory option F+R Strut Bars (repainted crinkle black)
Nismo engine mounts
Nismo tranny mount
Sunline metal steering adapter
Front DBA 4000 Rotors (slotted) x 2 Rear Brembo Rotors (blank)
2 Hawk HPS Plus brake pads
Goodridge G-Stop SS Lines
ARP extended studs in front, KYO extended studs in rear
Project Kics 10mm spacers

For additional information follow the link to the original journey and build progress of Ron’s Nissan here:

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