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COBB Motorsports Win Big at Redline TimeAttack Round 2

April 12th, 2010

The huge 3,000 mile trek to New Jersey Motorsports Park for COBB Tuning Racing Team has paid off with an overall win for Brian Lock in the COBB Motorsports Modified class GT-R for round 2 of the Redline TimeAttack Series for 2010.

It wasn’t a walkover however and electrical problems with the GT-R causing limp conditions were damping their efforts to go all out in Sunday’s practice sessions. The guys worked hard on securing the cars electrical connections to ensure they couldn’t move about under high cornering loads and were rewarded when they were able to eliminate all trace of the problem. The GT-R’s laptimes improved instantly and they were able to turn an amazing 1:06.768!

This laptime was the quickest of the entire event meaning that, for the first time in Redline TimeAttack history, an overall win was given to a Modified Class car. The team also take home the Modified AWD and Modified Class trophies for the round.

Could the event win set a precedent for the rest of the series? We know the guys have the right car and the right driver to get there!

Congratulations guys and good luck for round 3 @ Las Vegas Motor Speedway on the 23rd – 25th of April!

Link: COBB Tuning Blog
Link: Redline TimeAttack Website

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Redline Time Attack 2010: Season Opener This Weekend at Buttonwillow Raceway

March 25th, 2010

Redline Time Attack is back and this year is promising to be better than ever. Round 1 is this weekend at Buttonwillow Raceway and along with the time attack events there’s also a two day Battle of the Bands, Miss Redline Spokes Model Search as well as Show N Shine, video games and beer garden.

Most interesting to us of course are the GT-R’s that will be attending and competing in the event. Here’s Cobb’s GT-R that is now fully decked out and ready for Brian Lock to take the pilots seat.

The latest upgrades to the Cobb Motorsports GT-R include fitting an all new AIT carbon wide body kit and the OS Giken TCD spec rear LSD. The LSD upgrade has done wonders for the driveability of the car:

“My first impression was “WOW!” What a difference the TCD LSD made! As I started my first hot laps I could feel the difference in the rear of the car. Now the chassis just seemed to hunch down in the back and squirt out of the corners with no rear inside wheel spin at all. Plus it was much easier to use the throttle to help steer the car out of the corners. With the inside wheel spin gone, I could easily modulate rear slip angle with my right foot, encouraging corner exit rotation by feeding in just a bit more throttle.”

– Brian Lock, for COBB Motorsports

They took the car out to Cali Speedway to gather test data, the video and MoTeC data logs you can check out over on their blog. The bottom line is the car is way more controllable at the corner exit which is going to help them turn some even more respectable laptimes.

Good luck to Brian and Cobb for this weekend and all the other teams competing. We’ll be keeping a close eye on things and be posting up results as we hear them.

For more information or to read the full press release, hit up the giant red read more link below….

Thanks to Brandon from WebRidesTV and Gary from Cobb Tuning for the input and help on this.

Link: RedlineTimeAttack Website
Link: Cobb Tuning Blog

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Nissan GT-R Quarter Mile Record Falls Again

March 11th, 2010

It’s been a while now but the previous quarter mile record (at an officially sanctioned drag strip that is) of 10.31 @ 131mph was destined to fall and fall it has! The GT-R nudges its way ever closer to the 9 second mark thanks to SSP, who built the car, and Jack Cecil from HP Logic who tuned it, by running a 10.236 @ 136.02 mph in Florida this week. A video of the pass is below.

On the same night the guys also recorded a 10.52 pass at 141.15mph in their white GT-R.

Certainly getting quicker and quicker, will we see 9 seconds sooner rather than later?

Source: NAGTROC & 2009gtr.com

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Cobb Tuning Announce Redline Time Attack Series Entry for 2010 Season

February 25th, 2010

The Redline Time Attack series kicks off in March on the 26th at Buttonwillow in California and Cobb Tuning have announced their three car entry for the season. Most exciting to GT-R fans is that Cobb’s GT-R will be there and that they have wrangled pro driver Brian Lock into the Cobb R35 GT-R.

GTRBlog readers will know Brian as the pilot of the GOTO:Racing über GT-R. He will race the 2010 Cobb Tuning GT-R in the Modified class.

“Everyone at COBB Tuning is fired up about our return to racing”, said Gary Sheehan, Director of Marketing. “Our company is made up of auto enthusiasts that love power, speed and competition! We are putting a lot of effort into Redline Time Attack this year as we think it is THE place to show off our passion as tuners, fabricators and racers. We are really looking forward to meeting up and spending time with fellow enthusiasts at these exciting events all over the country.”

Quite a few changes to the Redline Time Attack series this year including the addition of Sebring and Infineon Raceway to the competition. Ten rounds in total there’s sure to be a lot of solid competitors.

Can’t wait to check it out!

Link: Cobb Tuning Announcement

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HP Logic E85 and Cobb AccessPort Powered 10 Second Drag GT-R

February 19th, 2010

Cobb AccessPORT ProTuners, HP Logic have been have been experimenting with E85 fuels on behalf of a customer with some great results lately. With some modifications to this GT-R’s fuel system the car ran an amazing 10.48 ET @ 133.21 mph at the drag strip.

Other than the fuel and exhaust system, the car was stock standard down to the turbos, actuators, wheels and even the heavy runflat tires.

With the E85 tune, this GT-R makes 573whp and 577ft-lb of torque as measured on a Mustang Dyno but of course, it does chew through the fuel to get there. It needs 950cc injectors and dual Walbro fuel pumps to supply enough of the go juice to make this power. The benefits are plenty though including great power and cooler burning which actually helps keep overall engine temps down.

The owner is running the car with it’s E85 tune and fuel again in the next few days and has now upgraded his wheels and tires so should be interesting to see how car he can push the combination of standard turbos and E85. Follow his progress in the NAGTROC thread below…

Link: Forum Discussion Thread @ NAGTROC
Link: HP Logic Website
Link: Cobb Tuning Blog

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COBB Tuning Launch AccessPORT v2.0 Maps for Nissan GT-R

December 26th, 2009

Merry Christmas to all and I hope you’ve all had a great weekend with the family pigging out on tonnes of food and getting stuck into your gifts and gift giving with loved ones.

Cobb Tuning are in the giving mood this festive season as well as they’ve completed the finishing touches on a set of brand spanking new canned tunes for Nissan GT-R AccessPORT owners.

You may have heard by now of the latest breakthrough innovation in tuning the GT-R. A method known as proportional gain boost control which allows more elegant control of the GT-R’s boost. This helps especially at the top end where boost spikes and wastegate creep were turning into big big problems indeed. With these problems resolved, the Cobb AccessPORT has gone on to power some monster GT-Rs with one over 785awhp.

While 787hp may not be everyone’s goal, over the past week we have also seen a “AccessPORT tune only” but otherwise completely standard GT-R break the 10 second barrier (10.953@126.79) at the drag strip. Quite a nice result with the new way of mapping boost control.

These new maps are available for download now from the Cobb Tuning website for all AccessPORT owners. This includes globally delivered models such as the JDM, Australian, East Asian, USDM, and South African GT-Rs! Maps are also broken down into fuel type so you can pick the most appropriate to flash based on available fuel in your area.

Link: COBB Tuning AccessPORT Map Downloads
Link: Dyno Charts Online – AccessPORT v2.00 Maps vs. Stock
Link: Cobb Tuning Blog – Press Release

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COBB Tuning Release Stainless Midpipes for Nissan GT-R

December 20th, 2009

COBB Tuning have completed yet another addition to their lineup just days after announcing their Intake Hose Kit for the GT-R. This time it’s a range of 3.5″ stainless steel midpipes for the GT-R which are built to the typical top quality finish of other COBB Tuning products.

The midpipes are constructed from 304 grade stainless steel and are tig welded and the flex sections are internally lined for extra durability. The primary pipe diameter is 2x 3″ which feeds into a single 3.5″ pipe downstream.

The catless version predictably deletes the two secondary catalytic converters on the OEM version while the catted version features two fixed high flow cat coverters to keep the exhaust nice and street legal.

The guys at COBB have seen some decent gains from this midpipe and have published the dyno charts using this really cool online dyno graph tool.

Head on over to the link below to check out just how much extra power they can squeeze out from just this simple to bolt up part…

Link: COBB Tuning Midpipes @ Official Website

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COBB Tuning Silicone Intake Hose and Clamp Kit for Nissan GT-R

December 15th, 2009

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COBB are choosing a fine time to launch a new reasonably priced GT-R product, just in time for Christmas? Maybe it wont make it in time to find it’s way under your tree this year but check it out.

This full silicon hose and clamp kit does away with your stock plastic and rubber hoses. The strong 4-ply and 5-ply silicon items are far more durable, heat resistant and resistant to expansion under boost than the OEM type so makes a sensible upgrade.

The clamps included are the T-bolt kind and are superior to the standard hose clamps albeit costlier, probably why OEMs stick with the vanilla flavor. Some may have seen from experience though that with more power than stock the GT-R likes to pop off an intake pipe occasionally.

Available in blue and black colors, the set retails at $695.

While you’re here, if you haven’t seen it yet, why not check out the interview with Trey Cobb at the Seibon booth from SEMA earlier this year embedded below.

Link: Intake Hose Kit @ COBB Tuning Website

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GT-RR Teams Up With Nissan GT-R Tuning Whiz John Shafer

September 28th, 2009

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Whether you know it or not but if you’re running a Cobb AccessPORT in your Nissan GT-R then it’s a good bet that John Shafer tuned your car. The man behind the development of the Cobb AccessPORT for Nissan GT-R, including the Stage 1 and Stage 2 maps distributed with it, has joined the GT-RR team as Master Tuner.

It’s a good bet that John is a fantastic resource to back the GT-RR team if anyone should ever need to turn to him for after sales support, custom tuning or advice. John will be also be working on GT-RRs latest project car documented here. Check out the release from GT-RR below for full details.

Link: GT-RR.com

GT-RR partners with John Shafer
Monday 28th September 2009

It is with great pleasure that we announce GT-RR’s newest member of our team of GT-R specialists. John Shafer has recently joined GT-RR officially as our Master GT-R Tuner. John will assist our projects and clients all over the world with technical support and custom tuning. GT-RR has already had a successful history working with John on various projects and we are excited to have him as an integrated part of our team to even better serve our clients needs.

John as many of you may know was the R35 GT-R tuning guru behind the development of the Cobb AccessPORT for the GT-R. John was also the first aftermarket tuner in the world to collaborate on the reverse engineering team for the GT-R’s ECU during his time working for Cobb. Since then John continued to make advancements to the Cobb unit, personally writing every map for every AccessPORT around the world. John has also served as a liaison for nearly every GT-R specialty tuning shop in North America. Amongst all of this, John has also written a tuning guide for Cobb which teaches their dealers how to tune the R35.

We at GT-RR are proud to take our level of service to new heights by adding John whom many would consider to be the most respected and experienced R35 GT-R tuner in the world.

Additionally, as you may have heard, we are now offering complete car building services on both coasts of the US as well as remote computer tuning worldwide. John’s tuning facility, Akuma Motorsports of Morganville, New Jersey has become our official east coast partner for our client projects. If you need any work done on your car, regardless of where you live, we now offer more flexible and cost effective solutions than ever before.

Keep tuned to our website and blog as we release more information of our new 2010 Black on Black Street car project and the finishing power modifications of our Toyo GT-R project, both of which are being tuned by John out of our east coast partner facility.

Client support and technical questions for John can be emailed to john@gt-rr.com

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GTC GT-R Runs 10.8 @ 126mph with Latest AccessPort Tweaks

September 18th, 2009

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The guys over on NAGTROC have a pretty interesting discussion going regarding custom tuning of the staple GT-R ECU upgrade, the Cobb AccessPORT. The guys have figured out how to write maps that control boost pressure based on RPM.

While this doesn’t sound like much when described like that (and there’s probably more to it), its actually quite a big deal. What it allows the average GT-R owner to do is to get more tuning value from their Cobb AccessPORT before resorting to electronic boost controllers and aftermarket wastegate actuators to keep the GT-Rs small turbos from boost spiking, especially on gear change.

The guys at GTC Racing have used the latest code and maps on their GTR to run 10.8 @ 125.92 mph at Santa Pod drag strip in the UK. This car is fitted with neither a boost controller or a set of actuators. It’s also running street tires but is fitted with a full turbo back exhaust and Forge Motorsports upgraded intercooler.

Link: GTC Racing Website
Link: NAGTROC COBB AccessPORT Discussion

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