story by Robbie Ward, Owner of R.I.P.S ltd.
R.I.P.S started off as a hobby when I built my first skyline
as a road race car.
When it was 90% finished a guy came along and purchased it
at a price I could not refuse.
The same thing happened with the next car and about the next
20 skylines I promised to keep for myself.
The hobby is now a full time job, we employ 3 full time
staff for fabricating and mechanical work and all of us here
at R.I.P.S eat, sleep and breath skylines and RB powered
The first skyline we took to the drags for fun (R32 GTS4)
was a very basic complete street car with a stock internal
motor and it ran mid 12's.
Within 6 months we were down to 10.2 and had won 14 meetings
in a row, both the Idrag and Nightwars Pro street
championship titles and the 4 and rotary Nationals. The
engine in this car had 100% stock internals and made 750hp,
it is still in a road car today and has been untouched since
it was first built nearly 4 years ago.
From there we started to specialise in the RB30 engine,
building 2wd and 4wd versions for guys wanting reliable
torquey engines in the 450hp to 900hp range.
As a driver, I now have more
current import drag racing records than any other import
driver in New Zealand.
Cars from the UK
have been sent in containers for us to tune/upgrade,
customers are saving huge
money and getting comparable,
if not better results than our European competitors can
R.I.P.S can guarantee you
a reliable 10 second street car at an unbeatable price, if
that's what you're after, alternatively drift, track and
serious road engines can be built to your requirements.
We have exported to the
UK, Ireland, Holland, Norway, America and Australia to name
a few with great feedback and results. Shipping is
inexpensive and can be done in as little as 3 days.
If you want something a little different done by a team of
guys who love their jobs, you've found the right shop.
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