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Rays Volk Racing VR.G2 Wheels Black vs. Black

June 9th, 2009

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You probably figured out by now that I really do love these wheels, but when GTMotoring posted these photos I had to do a double take. I knew they were good but this is beyond good and I think I know finally what GT-R / wheel colour combination looks best. These.

Source: GTMotoring via NAGTROC

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Rays Volk Racing VR.G2 Wheels in GT-R Sizes Shipping Now

May 27th, 2009

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The awaited Nissan GT-R offset Volk Racing G2 are shipping now so you can finally get your hands on some if these look like they might be your style. These lightweight forged aluminium wheels, originally named after the legendary TE37, debuted at SEMA 2008 in the US and Tokyo AutoSalon 2009 in Japan and first appeared on the Mine’s GT-R. Since then they’ve been tweaked to look more aggressive on the GT-R and the tweaks are all for the better in my opinion.

The sizes seen here are 20x10J +30mm front and 20x11J +15mm rear. The same as those found as an option on the Zele Performance Complete Edition. Pickup a set through your favourite Rays Volk Racing wheels dealer.

Photos: Scott, via NAGTROC

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Nissan Japan to Offer Upgrades for Early Model GT-Rs and SpecV Parts

May 14th, 2009

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As we know Nissan began deliveries of the GT-R in December 2007 in Japan and since that time has made revisions and enhancements to the production car to continually improve on it’s performance. As the pinnacle of the Nissan brand and it’s technological capabilities, new tweaks are being rolled out with each successive model year.

The most recent set of changes has seen significant performance improvements for the latest model production GT-R. These include suspension improvements that improve the road handling and driving feedback, increases in power and improvements in the VDC software to enhance the GT-Rs acceleration. We call these cars Series II GT-Rs for simplicity.

While Nissan has been pro-active in offering the less tangible improvements to existing GT-R owners at no cost via the TCM software update available at dealerships, there is really not much that can be done about the hardware upgrades…

Well that’s no longer the case, for Japanese owners at least. For a special package price between 494,000 and 532,000 yen the suspension upgrade package is now available at Japanese NHPCs. The package includes the following parts:

  • Billstein Shock Absorbers (front and rear)
  • Springs (front and rear)
  • Transverse link bush
  • Engine Mount (rear)
  • Engine Mount (front) – 2007 models only
  • Transmission mount – 2007 models only
Diagram showing the updates to the late model Nissan GT-R suspension

Diagram showing the updates to the late model Nissan GT-R suspension

Nissan also makes note that certain SpecV parts will be available to purchase through NHPCs and dedicated service centers nationwide. The following parts previously only available on the SpecV will now be made available for other GT-R owners in Japan.

  • SpecV Rays 20″ Forged Aluminium Wheels
  • SpecV Recaro Carbon Bucket Seats
  • SpecV Titanium Muffler / Exhaust
  • SpecV Resevoir Tank

I dare say you’d now be able to have your dealer install any number of these upgrades prior to delivery if you were that way inclined. This announcement was quite expected after the GT-R recently made a 7:27.56 lap time at the Nurburgring on SpecV wheels.

Whether other regions such as the US will follow suit in offering either of these options from Nissan is unknown at this time.

Source: Nissan Japan

Update: Ben from GT-RR.com has let us know that they’re able to offer all of the Nissan OEM parts listed above including the SpecV parts to global GT-R owners. If there’s anything of interest to you, check them out at their website GT-RR.com.

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