Friday, February 23, 2024

Ryan Pattee’s 2017 Nissan Skyline GT-R

Owner: Ryan Pattee – Instagram: @ryanpattee_gtr
2017 Nissan Skyline GT-R R35 – Location: Tacoma, Washington

If one day speed kills me, don’t cry because I was smiling. Paul Walker

Was there any unusual circumstances around how you acquired your car?
I got lucky in finding a GTR that was a year old with only 2,000 miles on it at a McLaren dealership. Basically got a new car for quite a bit off retail.

Nissan Skyline GT-R R35 Wing

Was there more work on your car than you anticipated? Did you find a bucket of wiring worms, find some secret hidden problems…..
Nope, the car works like a dream. Easy to modify too.

Nissan Skyline GT-R R35 Fender Vents

Are there any unique mods on your car? Hyper-rare parts, custom made parts…
No, but I plan to build it to about 1,200 whp in the near future.

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Nissan Skyline GT-R R35 Interior

Would you consider your car done in its current form? Or do you have a list of “to dos” still left?
It is far from done. Initial plan is to do a drag build to 1,200 whp. From there, I may leave it or seek that 2,000+ mark depending on how things go.

Nissan Skyline GT-R R35 Gauges

What is the biggest problem you ran into on your build?
The biggest problem is just cost. After full bolt-ons, the mods become insanely expensive. So it’s just a game of saving up at this point.

Nissan Skyline GT-R R35 Engine bay

If you had to do it again, would you build the same car?
Oh yes definitely. FBO GTRs are fun and reliable. I wouldn’t want it any other way.

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Nissan Skyline GT-R R35 Tail lights

Are you apart of a club or crew with your car?
No I stay out of clubs. Too much drama.

Nissan Skyline GT-R R35 Front End

Is there any part/mod on your car you had to do a few times, or installed and then removed?
Oddly enough the turn signal bulbs like to go out. At only $5 a pop, it’s not very expensive, just kind of a weird issue.

Modified Nissan Skyline GT-R R35

What is your favorite part on your car?
The exhaust.

Nissan Skyline GT-R R35 Front End

What’s the best memory you had in your car?
Going 185 on Houston freeways.

Build Report
Full Bolt-Ons
APR GTC500 Carbon Fiber Wing
3.5 Inch Fabworx Straightpipes

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