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Hey guys,
I haven't found anything about this topic so i wanted to know if there is any difference between a 1999 and a 2002 model.
Sometimes manufacturers change things for a facelift model like headlights.

Thanks and have a nice day ;)
 
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I think the only difference is the turbo ; earlier models have the ball bearing turbo post 2000 were non ball bearing from memory
I think also the 2002 spec had chrome interior trims too

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I was wondering about this when i was going to buy mine. What i found out, like Peglio said its more about trim package variants marked with different letters each year. Also paint colours slightly changed. And there was a "facelift" model called "type A" which got a ferrari 456 style front bumper. Could not figure out much about mechanic changes though.

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Thanks for the replies;)
Isnt a ball bearing better? :eek:
Which would you prefer, i am asking because i am fightig
with myself, there are some 1999 models for sale but only a few late models.
I just cant decide if i should buy a 1999 or wait for a 00,01 or 02 model :)
 
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I would buy the car in the best condition for the money and not care in the slightest which year it was manufactured.
 
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^ this
Age doesn't really matter it's more about the condition of the car and how well it's been looked after . Earlier models are in a different tax bracket (cheaper ) as well from memory


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Tax for my 2002 is £235 a year. Not sure what the earlier ones are.
 
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I live in germany, the tax for this car is the same, doesnt matter if its a 99 or 02 model as we pay taxes for the engine size, both are 2l turbo its about 170€ a year
 
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All Japanese Spec R's came with bearing T28 turbo's..Australia and NZ got bush bearing turbos...There was very little changes, mainly cosmetic models with things like Aero parts, interior trim like B Spec seats and door inlays and paint colour like the baby blue..all the mechanicals were the same
 

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I'm near sure that early JDM Spec R's had journal bearing turbos.

But yeah, mechanically nothing changed over the short life.

Just buy the best one you can. I still love mine and enjoy driving it every time.
 
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Thanks for the advice, i am searching for 30 month now �� I am looking for a white spec r in good condition but they are extremely hard to find
 
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