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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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SouthSide Performance Launch Front Mount Transmission Cooler for Nissan GT-R

May 31st, 2010

More and more options for cooling off your GT-Rs GR6 DCT are making their way to market every month it seems but there’s been some quiet murmurs amongst owners that some aren’t performing quite as expected. SSP hope to change that with their new kit that offers track proven cooling performance to back it.

The kit includes a high quality Setrab core fed by a thermostat controlled pump, and a billet extended DCT oil pan that effectively increases transmission fluid volume.

Looking at availability starting June 7th, pre orders up now and the price is $2499.

For more information and contact details, hit up the read more link below to read the full press release…

Link: SouthSide Performance Website

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GReddy DCT Transmission Cooler for Nissan GT-R Debuts at SP Engineering

May 13th, 2010

Just launch days ago, GReddy has shipped what is one of the first units to official US GReddy dealer SP Engineering who wasted no time in fitting it up on their workshop SPE900 project GT-R. The kit is typical of the quality of product coming out of GReddy / Trust these days and fitted up great with amazing attention to detail at every step.

The core is 13 rows in size and 299×185.4x50mm in dimensions, it’s supplied with a FRP air duct to supply air from the front bumper and all hoses, hard lines and fittings needed to install it. It’s thermostat controlled to bypass the factory transmission oil cooler when it’s operating to maintain transmission fluid pressure. This also helps maintain the fluid temps independently of the engine coolant temperature.

It’s priced around the $2,495 mark minus the optional windshield reservoir tank. More photos at the SP Engineer blog and a link to the SP Engineering store is below…

Link: SP Engineering Store – GReddy Transmission Cooler
Link: SP Engineering Blog – GReddy DCT Transmission Cooler Photos
Link: Trust Website – New Product DCT Transmission Cooler

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Willall Racing WR35TML Transmission Fluid Released

April 6th, 2010

If you’re in the market for an alternative transmission fluid, want upgraded performance and protection from a transmission fluid or live in a cold climate, Willall’s new formula might be for you. This new fluid is primarily designed for street applications and for colder climates but has been developed to maintain the benefits of their regular WR35TM fluid such as better gear face protection, better film strength and better clutch drive additives. It does this at a lower viscosity which might be just the thing for those who wake up to freezing temperatures in the morning.

One great thing to note about the new WR35TML is that it looks pretty much identical to the factory green transmission fluid. It will also keep that clear green quality longer than the factory fill which will oxidize and turn black more quickly.

It currently retails around the $600 mark for 10 litres which is good for one full service. See the Willall Racing website or contact your local distributor for more details on pricing shipped to your door.

Link: Willall Racing Website

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SouthSide Performance’s Biggest Clutch Pack Upgrade Yet

March 18th, 2010

Being the first to offer clutch upgrades 12 months back in March 2009, SouthSide Performance have continued to develop and innovate in the GT-R aftermarket and are now ready to release their biggest upgrade to the GT-R’s GR6 transmission so far.

This upgrade features a 14 disc upgrade which is claimed capable of supporting up to 1000lbft of torque. This enhanced torque capacity comes in part from the increase in discs over the standard 12 disc OEM clutches.

The upgrade clutch set also comes with Viton brand seals for the OEM clutch basket. The guys at SSP say with the Viton seals replacing the OEM type, the stock clutch basket setup should be good for up to the 1000 lbft mark. So unless you plan to launch the space shuttle into orbit with your car, I think you’ll be fine there.

Hit up the SSP website linked below to get in touch with the guys if you have any more questions, or post them up over on NAGTROC where they check in daily…

Link: SouthSide Performance Website

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HKS Dual Clutch Transmission Cooler for Nissan GT-R Released

January 11th, 2010

HKS have announced their own transmission cooler for the Nissan GT-R this week just prior to Tokyo AutoSalon. The front mounted oil cooler design goes up against some already strong entries in the market, one from regional affiliate HKS Kansai. The difference here is that HKS have seemingly chosen to directly cool the transmission fluid by way of pumping it through a front mounted, 15 row, oil cooler. The core dimensions of the cooler are 220mm x 220mm x 48.5mm.

In contrast, the HKS Kansai item cools the engine coolant that the GT-R pumps through the transmission to cool it before it reaches the transmission by way of a water cooler in the same location. Which is best?

Anyways, the core is fed cold air from the front bumper by way of ducting that mirrors the ducting to the factory oil cooler, a slight modification to the standard front bar to open the airflow to this duct will be required.

In testing at Fuji Speedway, over a 15minute full on session, HKS saw the transmission temp level out at 127 degrees with the HKS DCT Cooler fitted. In comparison, with the standard setup they had to abort the run at the 11 minute mark as the transmission fluid temp hit 135 degrees celsius and showed signs that it would continue to climb.

Cooler transmission fluid temps increase fluid lifespan, offer smoother shifts on the track and decrease the chances that you’ll hit the inbuilt safety limp mode of the TCM. One other side effect of cooler transmission temps that HKS noticed while testing is that the engine coolant sees a subsequent drop in temperatures as well. I guess it’s job is made a little easier by not having to cool a 135 degree gearbox down.

Theres a few other details to note, and we should be able to clear up all the how’s and why’s on Friday at TAS.

Price is set at 262,500 yen in Japan.

Link: HKS Website

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Willall Racing Announce Victory Spec Transmission Fluid for the Nissan GT-R

December 24th, 2009

After already finding success in protecting a large number of tuner and end user GT-R gearboxes from accelerated wear, Willall Racing are releasing another product that goes even further. Named Willal Racing Transmission Fluid Victory Specification (WR35TMVS), this is a DCT fluid that shares the same proven formulation of the WR35TM with extra protection for those who need it. Whether its launches at the drag strip or bags of power from upgraded turbos, this fluid sets out to protect your precious gearbox internals.

The key to the WR35TMVS is it’s proactive cushioning between gear faces by way of a solid boundary additive.

Think of it as millions of tiny plastic balls in each 10L container of WR35TMVS that forms a plasticised barrier between the gear contact faces, bringing down the shock of gear engagement at high power and torque, whilst still allowing the GTR transmission to shift at its super-rapid factory set timing interval …

“The GTR transmission is at most risk when being rapidly loaded, thats means shifting at full power while the car is light over a crest or partially airborne, or in the case of some of the 1000hp super GTRs being built simply from shifting at full throttle. WR35TMVS addresses these all important issues and offers that extra layer of protection the GTR needs in these extreme applications whilst still retaining the same excellent base clutch friction properties of WR35TM and wide extended service intervals. – Willall Racing

Sounds just crazy enough to work to me. Solid data on this new lubricant is due to be released in January which will coincide with it’s launch at distributors worldwide.

Each 10L container of WR35TMVS suits one GT-R for one complete fluid change with a little extra for a top up. Included in the price is trans fluid lab analysis for the next 12 months to help you plan your service schedule with hard science data to back it.

No exact pricing is available yet but keep your eyes peeled and we’ll let you know soon.

Link: Willall Racing Website

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Limey Racing Announce Release of LR850 and OEM Replacement Clutch Packs

October 10th, 2009

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Limey Racing have now released their clutch upgrade options for the Nissan GT-R as well as a OE style replacement option for those with worn standard clutches.

The upgraded, LR850 option, is rated to 800 lb/ft of torque at the engine or about 850 hp. These bad boys sell for $1350.

The standard style replacement option, for those who may have overenthusastically worn out their stock clutches on a mainly standard car, can be had for just $999. Hit up the link below for more information on obtaining these.

Link: Limey Racing Website

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Willall Racing Release Front Mount Transmission Cooler

May 1st, 2009

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With so many exhaust options on the market today, it can be difficult to find the right mounting for a big radiator at the rear of the car. Unless you go to a loud / race straight through design or a single sided exhaust you may run into clearance issues with a standard Willall Racing Transmission Cooler.

Willall Racing have done their homework here though and come through with a solid solution. A front mounted cooler for those who cant or don’t want to rear mount the radiator.

Utilising the regular WR35TC transmission sump extension, extended lines, updated radiator type and a modification to the GT-Rs front bumper this kit can be fitted to any Nissan GT-R. Front bar removal is not necessary and can be done with it in place on the hoist.

Available now from Willall Racing and their distributors.

Link: Willall Racing Website
Link: Willall Racing US Distributor Forged Performance

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SouthSide Performance Transmission Cooler for Nissan GT-R

April 2nd, 2009

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SouthSide Performance have now backed up their previous transmission strengthening clutch upgrades with a new transmission cooler codenamed the GR6-TC230RS.

It may appear cryptic to you but when you consider that the SSP transmission cooler’s aim is to keep your transmission fluid around the 230 degree F region then it all begins to make sense.

This transmission cooler comes with an extended sump billeted from 6160 aluminum. The sump is is also finned to increase the surface area and thus offer cooling properties by itself. That’s not all though, the transmission fluid is pumped by a high volume pump through a bar and plate cooler. Two electric fans assist air moving through the cooler to assist when outside airflow is minimal.

Priced at $3,199 the SSP transmission cooler should be available around the end of April 2009. The full press release can be read after the jump…

Link: SouthSide Performance Website
Link: SouthSide Performance related articles on GTRBlog

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