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Red Lion Motorsports Brings Extremely Rare Nissan Skyline R33 to the SEMA Show

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RLM wanted to keep the factory look of this 1995 Nissan Skyline R33 for SEMA 2012, because they are so rare
RLM wanted to keep the factory look of this 1995 Nissan Skyline R33 for SEMA 2012, because they are so rare
Red Lion Motorsports(RLM) is a family owned business in Flagstaff Arizona that supplies stock and aftermarket parts and accessories from 1920 classics to newer vehicles on the market. The owners Ben (father) and Shane (son), are huge fans of K&N air filters. Ben said, "K&N is also the only filter that we recommend for our customers. I started using K&N filters in 1973 on our flat track bikes. It was the only filter that could keep the dirt out. K&N has proven itself time and time again over the last 40 years. We will only use K&N on every motor that we have."
A creative touch found on this 1995 Skyline R33 is the inverted decals on the passanger side
A creative touch found on this 1995 Skyline R33 is the inverted decals on the passanger side


Ben and Shane have a passion for performance and have been working on project cars since 2001 and attended SEMA (Specialty Equipment Market Association) for fourteen years. RLM has won numerous awards from their local car shows to SEMA shows, Goodguys events, Import Face-offs, Extreme Autofest events, Hot Import Nights events, and Optima Ultimate Street Car Invitational to name a few.

This 2012 SEMA Show car is a 1995 Nissan Skyline R33 with a 2.5 liter turbo motor
This 2012 SEMA Show car is a 1995 Nissan Skyline R33 with a 2.5 liter turbo motor
Ben and Shane found the 1995 Nissan Skyline R33 on Craigslist, bought it and transformed it in time for the 2012 SEMA show. There are only a handful of these cars in America being that they were banned after failing crash test standards shortly after their introduction to the U.S. The cars that were already on American soil were "grandfathered" in and given a separate VIN number from the Department of Transportation which made them legal. Not only is this 1995 Nissan Skyline R33 a rare sight to see, so are finding car parts for it. Ben says "We rewired the whole car, put on a new body kit, rebuilt the engine, added new wheels and tires, and tried to keep the car as stock appearance as possible."

Red Lion Motorsports and their never ending online access to over 500,000 parts allowed them to transform the 1995 Nissan Skyline R33 right hand drive inside and out with any parts that where compatible and here are the spec's:

Engine:
RB25DET twin cam 2.5 liter

Engine Mods:
This 1995 Skyline R33 was not just part of the 2012 SEMA show it also attended the 2012 Optima Street Car Challenge</font></CENTER>
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This 1995 Skyline R33 was not just part of the 2012 SEMA show it also attended the 2012 Optima Street Car Challenge

-K&N Air Filter
-Greddy intake manifold
-Greddy intercooler
-Upgraded mass air flow sensor from a 350Z
-CP turbo forged pistons
-Eagle rods
-Clevite bearings
-Cometic gaskets
-Supertech oversize valves and titanium keepers and springs
-Port & polish
-NGK plugs
-NRG catch can
-Garett GT3076R turbo
-Deatsch Werks 300 fuel pump and 820cc injectors
-HKS wastegate
-Tial blow off valve

Drivetrain:
-Spec Stage 2 clutch and flywheel.

Suspension:
Green is a great color for theis 1995 Nissan Skyline found at the 2012 SEMA show
Green is a great color for this 1995 Nissan Skyline found at the 2012 SEMA show

-Tein suspension driving spec control master type flex
-Tein pillow ball tension rods.

Exhaust:
-Buddyclub 3" turbo-back Exhaust

Brakes:
-Brembo dual piston calipers
-Stock rotors

Wheels:
Enkei RPF1 18 x 9.5 all the way around with NRG lug nuts

Tires:
Falken Azenis RT-615

Exterior:
-Carbon Creations carbon fiber hood
-Vertical Doors Lambo Doors
-Custom green metallic paint color
The RB25 motor in this 1995 Skyline was build the way they should be for a SEMA show
The RB25 motor in this 1995 Skyline was build the way they should be for a SEMA show


Interior:
-NRG carbon fiber steering wheel with NRG quick release
-Apexi on board electronics

Gratitude to: "K&N, Vertical Doors, NRG Innovations, Foose Design, Falken Tire, Extreme Dimensions, Mothers Polish, Deatsch Werks, FAT/Snail performance, Optima Batteries. If it wasn't for these company's taking us under their wing and believing in us over the years, RLM would not exist! THANK YOU ALL!!!"

You should also read about Red Lion Motorsports' SEMA 2010 Turbocharged Chevy Cobalt SS and these two highly custom Nissan 350z at SEMA show 2011.

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