The GTS4 is an overweight R32 GTS-T with the RB20.
I have heard that the AWD system in them is nowhere near as strong as that in the GTR.
(i live in australia and R32/R33/R34 skylines are common here).
I would not buy a GTS4 personally - parts are limited and you’re better off just either buying a GTS-T (lighter weight, pretty durable, parts cheap and the little RB20 revs its tits off) or spending a bit more on a full GT-R.
If you’re looking for an “almost Godzilla” look for a Stagea RS4, or even better an 260RS.
The RS4 has an RB25DET (with vvt) with AWD in a wagon
The 260RS is a limited run wagon with full R33 GTR running gear underneath.
A Stagea would be fucking hilarious in the states, even a modified RS4. Barely anyone will know what it is. That said if i was looking for a low key import over there I’d be chasing (lol) a JZX100 Chaser. 2JZ in a sedan… The 2JZ (or even a 1JZ) is a much better motor than the RB, and i say that as a former nissan owner and GTR fan. Better oil galleries, stronger block (harder iron, ribbed, other design features that make it simply stronger).
All that aside. If you’re coming from a WRX (or even better, an STi) - i just wouldn’t. The subaru is better made, they’re smaller, lighter, sportier, and you can get plenty of power out of the EJ motor. Parts will be MUCH easier to source. And your own car is a car you know the quirks of, etc. A change over will result in a new set of issues for you to chase down.
2c. WRXs are great. Just because they aren’t “JDM yo!” isn’t something to be concerned about. Going from a WRX to a GTS-T or GTS4 R32 would be a step backwards.
Been forced into bringing my WRX out of winter storage early as the TPS on my truck is on the verge of failing, cutting throttle while trying to drive pretty fucking dangerous Tbh.
Was gonna do it myself but I realized I can’t do it without taking off the throttle body. I can’t be bothered to do that in this weather I was waiting for it to get nicer but now it’s a pretty big issue can’t put it off anymore.