Continuing our theme of showing you some tough cars running XXR wheels, we came across the unique R33 Nissan Skyline GTS25T on XXR 527s. Hailing from the UK, I can;t say as I have seen an R33 that looks quite like this locally, and probably won't anytime soon. R33 GTSTs have been a popular car in Australia for the last 15 years, and still offer great value for money if you can find one that has life left in it.

We hope this story inspires you, whether you have owned an R33 or not. If it inpsires you to look at Ozzy Tyres's range of XXR wheels, then be sure to hit up for more info.

The Nissan Skyline is a line of sports cars originally produced by the Prince Motor Company starting in 1955 and then sold to Nissan after the companies merged in 1966. The later models are most commonly known by their trademark round brake and tail lights. The R33 Skyline was introduced in August 1993. Slightly heavier than the R32, it is available in coupe and sedan bodystyles with a 6-cylinder engine. Dale Hunt’s R33 however, has been through thick and thin – originally a non-runner, it was Dale’s duty to make this car a dream come true…

Since 2009, Dale has been the proud owner of this notorious sky blue Nissan that everyone has an eyegasm over everytime they see it. However, it’s not always been the ray of sunshine that your looking at now. Dale bought the R33 as non-runner from a friend of his and originally planned to get it running and to use it as a fast road car, although it couldn’t be anything different! Now a trailer-queen, the Skyline was used as a drift car for Dale to learn in, and what a great teacher she is!

Five years down the line and Dale mentions how the car has just gone from strength to strength as each year came by. With nearly 400bhp under the bonnet, the Skyline is just as provocative as she looks going round the track and hearing the sweet sound of the RB25DET that can only be seen as one of Nissan’s finest masterpieces.

Everyone knows that this car is a special one, and Dale remarks how well it drives and handles always stuns him. “I have driven smaller, faster and lighter cars but when this skids it makes me smile. The build has been a rollercoaster at times, but like any other it has been worth it!

Like any like-minded car enthusiast with a budget, Dale said to himself that there will be no more cars sitting on his driveway, until this came up at a price that was impossible to resist. But after the transformation that the Nissan has been through, the purchase was worth it – and with a new look for 2014 the car is sure to look absolutely awesome!

A lot of people have helped with various stages of the build but my main Wing Man throughout has been my good mate AJ. Also huge thanks to Tobi, Jim, Christian, Paul and all the lads at TCH who also helped.”

Specs list as follows:


RB25DET Engine
ARP Rod Bolts
CP Racing Forged Pistons
ARP Head Studs
HKS 1.2mm Head Gasket
HKS Timing Belt
Walbro Fuel Pump
Blitz 444cc Injectors
Nismo Fuel Pressure Regulator
T3-T4 Super Hybrid Turbo
Blitz Grade 8 Spark Plugs
Splitfire Coil Packs
Apexi Power FC
Apexi AVCR
HKS Boost Gauge
HKS Turbo Timer
Apexi Air Filter
Japspeed Turbo Elbow
Kakimoto Exhaust System
GTR Front Mount Intercooler with hard pipe kit
Greddy External Oil Filter and Oil Cooler
Japspeed Alloy Radiator
Driftworks Oil Filler Cap
Air Conditioning Removed
Chassis and Drive Train:
Cusco Front Strut Brace
Daiyama Coilovers
Tein Steering Arms
Tein Track Rod Ends
Spaced Steering Rack
Driftworks Geomaster Front Tension Rods
Driftworks Offset Rack Spacers
Driftworks Geomaster Front Hubs
Driftworks Lower Front Suspension Arms
SuperPro Solid Front Drop Links
Japspeed Front Upper Camber Arms
Japspeed Rear Upper Camber Arms
Japspeed Rear Upper Control Arms
GTR Rear Strut Brace
GTR Rear Antiroll Bar
SuperPro Solid Rear Drop Links
Driftworks Rear Subframe Bushes
Driftworks Total HICAS Eliminator
Garage-D 6 Puck Paddle Clutch with RPS Pressure Plate
Cusco Short Gear Shifter
Cusco 2 Way Rear Differential

Wheels and Brakes:

9.75j 18” XXR 527 Wheels in flat black ET20
235/40/18 Yokohama Advan Neova AD08 Tyres
Brembo Black Drilled and Grooved Discs Front and Rear
Hawk Carbon Fibre Front Pads
Mintex Race Rear Pads
Goodrich Braided Brake Hoses Front and Rear
Designation Custom Front to Rear Braided Brake Hoses


Vertex Front Bumper
Customer GTR Style Vented Front Fenders
URAS Side Skirts
URAS Rear Bumper
40mm Wider GTR Style Rear Arches
GTR Front Grill
Ganador Mirrors
Driftworks Front and Rear Tow Eyes
HID Headlamps
Rocket Bunny Rear Spoiler
Custom Bonnet
Aerocatch Locking Flush Fit Bonnet Pins
Painted in Outrageous Light Blue


Sound Deadening Removed
6 Point FIA Apex Full Roll Cage
Razo Pedals
Broadway Mirror
Custom Dash and Switch Panels
Corbeau Sprint XL Bucket Seats
Driftworks Low Mount Seat Frames
Driftworks 3” 4 Point Harnesses
JDM Crystal Gear Knob
Driftworks Snap Off Steering Boss
OMP Corsica Steering Wheel
Hand Brake modified to ‘fly off’
Wilwood Hydraulic Hand Brake with custom DM Motorsports Lever
Wilwood Line Lock Valve
Battery Cut Off Switch with pull cables
Plumbed In Lifeline Zero 2000 2.5L Fire Extinguisher with pull cables
OBP Passengers Alloy Foot Plate

Photos: Cameron McKenzie
Words: Karina Mayes

Car: Dale Hunt