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HKS Kansai Tackle the Brake Cooling Issue

June 29th, 2009

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Some of you who’ve spent some time getting to know the GT-R at your local race tracks may have noticed that the brakes tend to get hot. It’s not rocket science really, a big heavy car like the GT-R expects a lot from it’s brakes even if they are mammoth in size.

Nissan’s solution to brake heat issues was to throw a whole heap of money at carbon ceramic rotors and a pair of tiny air ducts in the front lip spoiler for the SpecV. HKS Kansai on the other hand have come up with a product a little more subtle and available. Simple air guides that bolt to your lower control arms and direct air towards the calipers.

Could it be this easy? Well real world results are not abundant at this stage so we’ll have to wait and see. These sell for about 39,900 yen in Japan.

Thanks to Mindlessoath for posting this over on NAGTROC.

Link: HKS Kansai Website

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HKS Kansai Stabiliser Bars for Nissan GT-R

February 6th, 2009

There’s no hiding the fact that the GT-R does tend to understeer on the track at the limit. Carry too much speed into a corner and the heavy front end will push, the body will roll and the tires will screech and the car will exhibit classic understeer.

While some choose to dial this out using wider front tires, full suspension replacements and so forth anti-sway bars are also a good choice to help combat it.

HKS Kansai have released just such an upgrade to some stiffer anti-sway bars recently for both the front and the rear of the Nissan R35 GT-R in an inexpensive set.

The front stabiliser bar offers 115% the stiffness of the standard OEM stabiliser using a 35mm diameter bar. The rear stabiliser is adjustable and offers two settings – Soft @ 167% stiffness and Hard @ 200% the stiffness of the OEM rear stabiliser.

Available now from 85,000 yen at GTR23.com and other HKS Kansai resellers.

Source: GTR23.com
Link: HKS Kansai Website
Link: HKS Kansai related articles on GTRBlog

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TAS09: HKS Kansai GT-R Featuring Seibon Dry Carbon Fibre

January 15th, 2009

HKS Kansai’s GT-R bears only a small resemblance to the HKS Kansai GT-R we saw back in Tokyo AutoSalon last year. This year it comes covered in dry carbon fibre from Seibon and lowered with HKS HiperMax III Kansai Spec suspension on the brand new ADVAN Racing RS-D 20″ wheels.

We went over the complete specs down to the nitty gritty in our preview prior to AutoSalon so check that out if you’re interested in every detail. For now though check out our photo gallery after the jump…

Link: HKS Kansai Website
Link: HKS Kansai related articles on GTRBlog
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Tokyo AutoSalon 2009: HKS Kansai Preview

January 7th, 2009

HKS Kansai have given our friends at GTR-World a sneak peak at their Tokyo AutoSalon prepped Nissan GT-R. Bearing quite a few new parts, this HKS Kansai GT-R recently clocked the highest speed in the top speed battle as seen on the latest issue of Video Option (Issue 178, Feb 2009). They managed a top speed of over 326km/h with around 600ps of power.

The HKS Kansai GT-R is now repleat with dry carbon products from SEIBON and will be on display from Friday at Tokyo AutoSalon.

The modifications featured on HKS Kansai’s GT-R are:

Intake/Exhaust

  • HKS Kansai Super Hybrid Air Filters
  • HKS Kansai Metal Catalyzer
  • HKS Kansai Titanium Dual Muffler

Engine/Electronics

  • HKS GT570 Kit
  • HKS EVC V Boost Controller
  • HKS Kansai A/F Knock Amp
  • HKS Kansai ECU Controller
  • HKS HyperMax III
  • HKS Kansai Adjustable Stabilizer Set

Brakes

  • Project μ Front Racing777 Pads & Rear Racing999 Pads
  • Project μ Rotors front & rear

Interior

  • Recaro SR111 Seats
  • HKS Kansai Front and Rear floor mats
  • TAKATA Harnesses

Exterior

  • HKS Kansai Tow Hooks
  • HKS Kansai Carbon Bumper Heat Insulators
  • HKS Kansai Carbon Radiator Shroud/li>
  • SEIBON Dry Carbon Engine Cover
  • SEIBON Dry Carbon Trunk Lid
  • SEIBON Dry Carbon Rear Wing
  • SEIBON Carbon Front Lip
  • SEIBON Front Grille
  • YOKOHOMA ADVAN Racing RS-D Wheels: 20×9.5 +40mm front and 20×10.5 +20mm rear
  • Dunlop SP Sport600 Tires

Link: HKS Kansai Web Site
Source: GTR-World.net

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HKS Kansai Carbon Fiber Radiator Shroud, Exhaust Surround

July 11th, 2008

HKS Kansai have revealed in August’s Option Magazine new carbon fiber parts in development for the R35 GT-R. First up is a carbon fiber radiator shroud similar to the one Zele International announced late last month.

Secondly is a new product we haven’t seen before (well we got a preview over at CBA-R35 blog) which is a carbon fiber exhaust tip surround. This replaces the standard plastic exhaust surround seen below.

These parts will be available later this month from HKS Kansai.

Link: HKS Kansai Home Page
Source: Option Magazine

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GTR-World.net: Interview with HKS Kansai

May 2nd, 2008

There is a new interview up on the GTR-World.net website with HKS Kansai boss Toshiyuki Mukai about their impressions of the Nissan GT-R and also on tuning the new addition to their stable. GTR-World were also able to test drive HKS Kansai’s GT-R

Mukai-san comments that the first thing they noticed was the high seating position and that this had to change. The seat was also not supportive enough under high G cornering and finally the position of the seat also was not conducive to taking long trips. To fix this they fitted the Recaro TS series seats in red up front which lower the seat height as well as providing a considerable weight saving.

Continue reading after the jump for more on the article.

Source: GTR-World.net

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HKS Kansai Full Twin Exhaust

April 22nd, 2008

HKS Kansai have developed a full twin exhaust from the front pipes back. They have managed to do away with the rear central muffler design as well instead opting for two inline mufflers with a more direct exhaust flow path.

As with all HKS Kansai parts the quality looks to be top notch. We’ll let you know once some back to back dyno tests have been performed on the power increase you should expect from this type of setup.

Source: NAGTROC

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Tokyo Auto Salon 2008: Part 3 – HKS Kansai R35 GT-R

January 17th, 2008

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Next up from TAS2008 is the HKS Kansai R35 GT-R. I just love these in white and have always been a fan of HKS Kansai parts. This one is relatively stock from what I could see:

* AVS Model F7 20″ Wheels
* Yokohama ADVAN Prototype Tyres
* Recaro Front Seats
* Custom Suspension?
* Project Mu Brake Pads?

Very keen on seeing what HKS Kansai come out with in the near future.

Link: Continue reading “Tokyo Auto Salon 2008: Part 3 – HKS Kansai R35 GT-R”

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Tokyo Auto Salon 2008: Part 3 – HKS Kansai R35 GT-R

January 17th, 2008

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Next up from TAS2008 is the HKS Kansai R35 GT-R. I just love these in white and have always been a fan of HKS Kansai parts. This one is relatively stock from what I could see:

  • AVS Model F7 20″ Wheels
  • Yokohama ADVAN Prototype Tyres
  • Recaro Front Seats
  • Custom Suspension?
  • Project Mu Brake Pads?

Very keen on seeing what HKS Kansai come out with in the near future.

Enjoy the photographs, sorry no cute models this time. Plenty more in tomorrows updates though!

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