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SpeedForSale Opening Unveils Dodson GR6 Straight Cut and Custom Ratio Sets

November 18th, 2010

Dodson Straight Cut Gears for GTR

SpeedForSale hosted a grand opening for their new facility in the Atlanta, GA area last weekend and managed some impressive attendance from customers and fans. With a parking lot full of GT-R, Supra, Viper, Corvette, and many more niche sports cars, everyone had the opportunity to chat with their old friends and make some new ones, while also checking out the new shop, equipment, and projects going on at SpeedForSale.

Glenn from Dodson Motorsport was in attendance at the event, and he had some of their upcoming new products on hand to display. The most exciting of these new parts, which have been in demand for quite some time now, are the new custom gear ratio sets available in both standard helical cut and the new heavy duty STRAIGHT cut option. Standard gear ratios are also available in the Straight Cut flavor.

These parts are currently being tested on Dodson’s Tarmac Rally car to ensure quality and reliability prior to being released and will be ready to ship in 2-4 weeks.

SpeedForSale is one of only a select few Dodson Certified Pro Dealers and installers in the world. These new Dodson GR6 items are now available for pre-order on their webstore. Click here to pre-order.

Link: SpeedForSale Grand Opening Gallery
Link: Dodson Gear Sets and GT-R Parts @ SpeedForSale.com
Link: Dodson Motorsports Website

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Tomei Launch Even Bigger Upgraded Procams for the Nissan GT-R

November 13th, 2010

Since launching their first upgrade Poncam camshafts for the VR38 back in March, Tomei has been busily preparing some significantly more hard core camshafts for the more heavy breathing VR38’s around. Recently they announced the availability of these Procams which look to be the biggest set of cams that the VR38 has seen to date.

Adding to the existing 256 degree 10.25 mm IN and 264 degree EX 10.50 mm lift Poncams which come as a fixed set of 4, the Procam range gives tuners the ability to select from a long list of profiles to mix and match on the Intake/Exhaust side. Here’s the full list of cam profiles available:

Once you’ve decided your application and selected your cam profile, price is fixed at just $550 MSRP per side so you’re looking at just $1100 all up for a full set irrespective of the profile you choose.

Hit up the Tomei website for more information or contact your favorite distributor of Tomei parts to order your set.

Link: Tomei Website

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Albins / SSP Extreme Duty First Gear Upgrade for Nissan GT-R

November 10th, 2010

Albins SSP First Gear

Boasting more than a 50% improvement in strength over the OEM first gear in the Nissan GT-R’s GR6 transmission is the new Albins / SSP Extreme Duty First Gear Replacement. A bold claim but judging by the press release seems like it might be backed up by the numbers.

It features 40% more tooth width/contact area than the stock items, thicker shaft, “ground” tooth profile that offers profile protection and billet from proprietory high strength alloy. Albins specially treat each gearset after manufacturing to improve strength further so they say they’re good to 1000hp.

The first gear sets are designed as direct replacements and should not require any additional parts to get up and running. They’re priced at $2199.

Also from Albins / SSP is a new Final Drive package. Designed to allow big power GT-R’s to increase top speed to around ~214mph it’s great for those interested in standing mile comps and the like.

Other gearsets and ratios are planned soon so keep an eye out and check the following websites for the full details…

Link: Albins Website
Link: SSP Website

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Speedware Motorsports Harness Bar for Nissan GT-R

November 3rd, 2010

Perfect for the track day warrior who prefers to have something a little less full on than a full roll cage but wants to go with a proper harness all the same. This GT-R specific harness bar is completely bolt in – no drilling – no cutting. It comes with a seat rail mounting hole based “Tank Plate” which is designed to allow you to rapidly install and remove the setup in under an hour with hand tools.

With this harness bar fitted, you can continue to use the stock seatbelts for your drive home and the seat retains it’s full range of forward/backward motion.

More info? Click over to the Speedware Motorsports site below…

Link: Speedware Motorsports Website

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Umbrella Auto Design’s F1 Interior Series for Nissan GT-R

October 29th, 2010

Umbrella Auto Designs went all out on their 2010 Nissan GT-R after not really feeling the OEM interior finish. Instead they opted for a Black Ultrasuede material with silver stitching throughout including everything from the seats to the dashboard. Umbrella say they’re ready to go on this for customers with around 3 weeks turnaround for a full interior job and can arrange transport to and from their workshop from anywhere in the US.

Included in the re-trim are:

  • Front seats re-trimmed (in this case Status Racing 1 piece seats are shown)
  • Repainted light grey interior plastics satin black
  • Steering wheel re-trimmed Black Ultrasuede with silver accent stitching
  • E-brake and boot re-trimmed Black Ultrasuede with silver accent stitching
  • Shift knob re-trimmed Black Ultrasuede with silver accent stitching
  • Complete dashboard re-trim with silver french stitch added, gauge pod has silver diamond stitch added
  • Door panels (Diamond upgrade) Grips with silver french stitch
  • Center console and all adjacent panels, silver french stitch added
  • Rear lower side panels, silver french stitch added for contrast. *available wrapped with no seam or stitching if requested
  • Rear upper side panels wrapped with no seam or stitching
  • Rear upper and lower seats, diamonds stitched in silver added, silver french on exterior added
  • Headliner
  • Visors
  • Rear package tray
  • Subwoofer cover, silver french stitch added
  • Rear armrest, silver french stitch added

It’s one amazing looking result from a pretty exhaustive list of re-trimmed parts. I think there’s no argument you will certainly wind up with one amazingly unique GT-R.

Head over to their website at the link below to contact them for more info.

Link: Umbrella Auto Designs Website

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COBB Tuning Release TCM Tuning Support for AccessPORT

October 26th, 2010

Big update from the guys at COBB Tuning today that is likely to bring a smile to a lot of GT-R owners faces. The tried and trusted AccessPORT just got even better with the official launch of transmission control module (TCM) support! Now with the one tool, owners can upload and change between maps for both the R35’s ECM and TCM.

What exactly does this new AP-NIS-006 with TCM support get you? Here’s some info from the official release:

Installing the AccessPORT on the TCM starts with downloading the OEM TCM ROM for safekeeping, so the TCM can be returned to its stock configuration at any time. Once the OEM TCM ROM is stored, the AccessPORT flashes a new Level 1 map onto the TCM that is based on the Nissan LC2 logic upgrade, but increases launch revs to 3,300RPM and includes more aggressive clutch engagement and throttle curves than stock LC2 logic. The result is a positive launch
that gets the GT-R off and running harder than the stock LC2 logic, but with smoother clutch engagement than the previous LC1 logic. Still not enough for you? A simple reflash of the TCM with the Level 2 map will have you experiencing the increased punch from raising the launch revs to 3,750RPM!

Adjustment of the GT-Rs sophisticated dual clutch system is now also available at the touch of a few buttons. Without reflashing, or visiting a dealer, the end user can now adjust clutch touch points on the fly.

Clutch relearn mode can also be activated using the AccessPORT just by following the simple step by step procedure. This should not only help keep your transmission in a healthy state it could lessen your time consuming trips to the dealership to have simple services performed.

The AP-NIS-006 also comes with all of the usual awesome AccessPORT features like off the shelf power up maps, ability to load custom maps from AccessTuner workshops, data logging, on the fly fast map switching, dash warning indicators and so on.

A new AP-NIS-006 will set you back $1,495 which makes it easily the biggest value modification you can get for the GT-R. Existing AP-NIS-005 owners can upgrade theirs for just $500.

For more information head over to the COBB Tuning website!

Link: COBB Tuning Website

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Boost Logic Crank Dampener for Nissan GT-R

October 25th, 2010

Parts news update time – something we haven’t done enough of lately. In this installment we highlight the latest release from Boost Logic which is their Crank Dampener/Pulley for the VR38. The guys at Boost Logic had noticed a disturbing trend of irregular main bearing wear during engine teardowns in their workshop which they corroborated with other workshops around that were doing the same.

In their view, this is being caused by crankshaft resonance possibly seen once the GT-R in question is tuned and still running the OEM dampener designed for OEM power.

To solve this issue and the potential bearing problems it can cause over time they’ve released this dampener of their own which uses a larger, higher quality dampener ring than factory which is better suited to balance out the stronger resonance created by engines that produce more torque.

Features:

  • Reduces Torsional Vibration
  • SFI 18.1 Approved
  • 360 Degree Lazer Engraved Timing Marks
  • OEM Crank Pulley Diameter

They’re priced around the $999 mark and you can order one at one of Boost Logic’s distributors.

Link: Boost Logic Crank Pulley / Dampener @ SpeedForSale.com
Link: Boost Logic Website

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Switzer R1K GT-R Smashes Into the 9 Second Club With a Record Mph Pass

October 14th, 2010



It’s the season for it, record breaking R35 GT-R quarter mile times that is. Switzer have joined in the fun after some serious R&D to see how their latest R1K package will perform at the drag strip.

“Damn well” was the result as they reeled off a 9.38 best ET at 155.29 mph. Enough to bump heads with the Alpha-10 GT-R by AMS Performance. They had the track to themselves so kept at it and took home a record for the day’s work for fastest mph for an R35 GT-R at 156.44 mph.

This Mph time is just a tad over 3 mph quicker than the AMS 9.33second ET recorded just the other day and shows the R1K certainly has the muscle to clock some faster times.

Massive effort to get this far from team Switzer so congratulations to them on the R1K’s performance and hope to see it out again breaking more records and dipping ever closer to the 8 second mark.

Link: Switzer Performance Innovation Website
Source: NAGTROC Discussion Thread

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K&N Air Filters for the Nissan GT-R – High Flow, High Efficiency Air Filters

October 10th, 2010

Whether your GT-R is an every day street car or a highly tuned beast you are more than likely still using the factory airboxes, they’re just that good. You can choose to roll with those paper OEM filters but you may find that while they filter great they don’t flow the same as a good K&N air filter set would.

The K&N Air Filters are a high flow, oiled filter element made from many interwoven layers of surgical cotton gauze. They’re designed to last the life of the car and only require washing maintenance every 50,000 miles.

They drop right in with no modifications needed and retail around the $103.68 mark including free shipping! Head on over to the link below for more info…

Link: K&N Air Filters at Auto Parts Warehouse

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Willall Racing Expands Nissan GT-R Tuning Catalog Further

October 9th, 2010

Quite a few updates from the Willall Racing camp in terms of new tuning products in their Nissan GT-R lineup. Let’s take a quick look at what we have since our last update.

First up we see Willall again update their cooling solutions. This time with their latest water misting addon for OEM or aftermarket oil coolers. The concept is that these WR35MS water misting blocks clip into the GT-R’s front bar (or in front of any cooler core) and produce a fine mist of water in the air stream before the cooler core. The quickly evaporating water droplets remove heat from the core more efficiently than air alone. Designed for use with engine oil or transmission fluid coolers, OEM or aftermarket, they’re priced at the $875 mark for the complete assembly.

Moving on to aero products and Willall Racing have launched their own polyethylene front splitter kit. This ingenious modular splitter bolts up to the OEM bolt holes with no cutting required. It’s designed to improve the GT-R’s stability and reduce understeer on the track.

Next is a range of camber adjustment suspension arms called the WR35FCA and the WR35RCA. We’ll let Willall do the talking here:

Using the development technique of assessing the track requirement of the GTR through research from out own Tracked R35 then engineering the solution we have recently produced these replacement Chrome Moly Front and Rear Camber/Castor arms to allow total control and adjustment of wheel camber and toe. Precision tig welded with additional gussets, using quality rod end joints, and coming complete with the required Clevis and mounting pins, WR35FCA is a complete upper-arm replacement system. Bolting up directly into the R35 GTR in maximum trim WR35FCA delivers over 4 degrees negative camber, which can be spaced out with precision spaced ‘shims’ behind the main camber block quickly and easily to change camber settings….

This method of upper arm design is extremely strong, and effective for accurate camber control, particularly in the instance where a 4000lb car is applying maximum cornering G-Force loading through the suspension. The camber block itself is machined from high grade aluminum, and the moly arms are ‘blackened’ for a professional finish.

Both the rear camber and toe arms are designed to give a wide range of rear wheel adjustment for the keen racer, we run 2.5 degrees negative in the rear of our GTR, and are able to be adjusted in the car without having to remove the rear floor pans, which as all GTR owners know, can be a time-costly exercise. Mounts are once more high-end rod end joints, and precision machined flanges for maximum strength.

The WR35FCA front arms and the WR35RCA rear arms will be launched towards the end of October 2010. Willall are looking to make these an affordable option so look for the pricing soon.

For more information on these or to order, head over to the Willall Racing website linked below…

Link: Willall Racing Website – GT-R Performance

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