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Tanabe Release Sustec Stabilizer Bars for Nissan GT-R

April 26th, 2010

Tanabe Japan together with Top Racing Hong Kong “GT-R Professional Workshop” has developed the new anti-roll bar specific for the R-35 GT-R. These newly released anti-roll bars were developed from the data gathered by Top Racing on the race track and after severe abuse, it’s been proven that the increase width and stiffness will enhance the handling of the R35. It’s easier for the driver for the turn in and at the same time easier to predict with the increase feedback given from these anti-roll bars.

The front bar is 36.2mm in diameter, which adds an additional of 2.1mm comparing to standard. In the rear, the diameter is 18.2mm, an bump of 4mm.

Hit up the link below to contact Top Racing for more information…

Link: Top Racing HK Website

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Cusco Release Front and Rear Sway Bars for Nissan GT-R

April 22nd, 2010

Respected leaders in the aftermarket suspension industry for JDM cars, Cusco have been relatively quiet on the GT-R scene so far under the Cusco brand. They’ve been providing to other brands and playing a background role though so they have the experience to back them. Now they’ve gone public with the first direct to market product, these new Cusco Stabilizer Bars for R35 GT-R.

Up front we have a hollow construction anti-roll bar which is 115% stiffer than the OEM model and 35mm in diameter. It’s designed to reduce body roll in corners and improve steering response and sells for about $440. It’s non-adjustable but, being hollow, it should shave a bit of weight off the stock one.

In the rear is a solid bar which is 185% stiffer than the standard rear bar while being only 16mm in diameter. It’s priced at $400.

Good products at sensible prices, hit up GT-RR.com to get your set…

Link: Cusco Sway Bars @ GT-RR.com

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KW Suspension Upgrades for Standard GT-R Suspension

February 20th, 2010

KW Suspension has added a new product to it’s already well known lineup of GT-R suspension products recently with the release of this KW Coilover Spring Kit for R35.

The kit enables aftermarket spring selection as well as introduces height adjustability to the Bilstein Damptronic suspension that comes standard with the GT-R. When fitted, drivers still get the benefit of the standard dampers and standard damper control settings of R, Normal and Comfort with the added benefits of lower possible ride heights, greater ride comfort, improved handling and better steering feel.

It’s out now and should be available from your local KW distributor. We found it for 152,250 yen in Japan from Hashimoto Corp.

Link: KW Suspension Website
Link: Hashimoto Corp

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Dell Equallogic GOTO:Racing GT-R Impresses at Super Lap Battle Against Steep Competition

November 12th, 2009

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If you guys have been keeping up with the GOTO:Racing time attack Nissan GT-R build over on NAGTROC you’d have heard about their recent testing and tuning successes.

Thanks to a new tune, the car is now making a mammoth 787hp at the wheels and 721 lb/ft of torque. The Super Lap Battle was the perfect opportunity to see how well the GT-R could make use of the new power.

The guys @ GOTO:Racing have written up their drama filled experiences so I’ll hand over to them, don’t forget to click through the jump to read the whole thing…

The GOTO:Racing crew had a busy mid week event overcoming some serious issues to bring home a very respectable lap time at Buttonwillow Raceway at the Super Lap Battle. The event started with with some semi serious technical problems, and progressed into a very serious technical problem. The first session out Brian Lock, lead driver for GOTO:Racing, reported major clutch slip, bad enough that the car could not be driven at speed. Upon the cars arrival in the pit lane fire was seen under the hood of the car as the heat shielding of a turbo line was smoldering. To make matter worse, Brian also reported that the car was getting serious rear brake lockup, and the car was way off pace.

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Source: NAGTROC
Images: GOTO:Racing Website

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SEMA 2009: Eibach Unveil Plans for GT-R Sway Bars

November 6th, 2009

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Another booth featuring the Nissan GT-R at SEMA this year was the Eibach Springs booth. So far Eibach are well known for their Eibach Pro Kit lowering springs that work well in combination with the standard Bilstein dampers.

GTRBlog has learned that in the coming months Eibach will release an anti-roll bar kit for the GT-R as well.

The specific specs on the kit were not given but the more choices on the market the better. Eibach gear is easily available through online retailers at great prices.

Link: Eibach Springs Website
Images: Copyright (C) GTRBlog.com

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Whiteline Adjustable Stabilizer Bars for Nissan R35 GT-R

October 23rd, 2009

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Widely respected, Australian based aftermarket suspension component manufacturer Whiteline has released a range of adjustable sway bars suitable for the Nissan R35 GT-R. Three sway bars are available, one front item and a choice between two different rear options.

The front stabilizer bar is a 33mm solid 3 point adjustable item while in the rear the standard 14mm sway bars can be upgraded to a Whiteline 18mm or a larger 20mm item which also offer the 3 points of stiffness adjustability. All sway bars also ship with polyurethane bushes.

If you’ve wondered exactly why you’d need to upgrade your sway bars, Whiteline put it fairly succinctly in their literature:

A sway bars objective is to reduce sway, or body roll, and stabilise a vehicle under lateral (cornering) forces. Having adjustability permits the roll stiffness to be tuned for different situations without replacing the entire bar. The stiffer the bar, the more force required to move the left and right wheels relative to each other. This increases the amount of force required to make the body roll.

Cornering loads are spread more evenly across the tyres delivering more grip and frankly, that’s what it’s all about. You also get improved tyre wear as your tyres stay flatter and more upright. Comfort improves because your car sits flatter through bends meaning less movement inside the vehicle.

If you’re attending SEMA 2009, which is coming up very quickly now, check out Whiteline at booth #20457 where the R35 GT-R parts should be on display.

Link: Whiteline Website

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Buddy Club P-1 Racing Suspension for Nissan GT-R

October 13th, 2009

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Well known Japanese motorsports part manufacturer Buddy Club has revealed a new range of suspension specifically for the Nissan GT-R under the P-1 Racing Damper brand. The suspension is available in a range of applications from street to circuit and features height and damper adjustability. The dampers come fitted with sleeved Eibach primary and helper springs to keep the ride smooth and controlled. Aluminium top mounts also contribute to keeping the weight down.

Probably one of the most interesting point to note about this suspension is it is perhaps the first aftermarket coilover set that is compatible with the GT-R’s in dash damper adjustment switch.

This direct fit suspension is due to be for sale soon via at Jotech Motorsports. Final pricing still to come at time of writing.

Link: Buddy Club US Website
Source: Jotech via NAGTROC Forums

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Edmunds Nissan GT-R Suspension Walkaround

June 6th, 2009

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The Nissan GT-R is the Car of the Week over on Edmunds.com and as such they’ve followed their modern tradition of walking around the car and pointing out the technical intricacies of the suspension setup. Quite an interesting article for those interested to see what goes in to making the GT-R capable of 7:26 at the ‘Ring.

Head on over to the link below to read the whole thing.

Link: Edmunds.com – Nissan GT-R Suspension Walk Around

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Freedom Autosport and Switzer to Enter 2009 One Lap of America

April 28th, 2009

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Can you believe it’s been a full year since Tire Rack One Lap of America 2008? Well believe it and get ready because it’s right around the corner and this year looks to be especially exciting.

For those not in the know, the “One Lap” is a annual week long cross country endurance motorsports competition. It pits drivers against each other in time trials for almost 20 legs in more than 3,200 miles of racing and traveling in a single week. Tires are controlled and entrants get only one set for the week but car modifications are allowed.

Each entrant is entered into a class dependent on what their vehicle was delivered from the factory with. For the GT-R that puts it in the SSGT1 category with cars such as the Z06, Porsche 911 and Dodge Viper. Modifications, no matter how insane, do not change your class.

Last year a completely standard 2009 GT-R finished 11th but was a serious contender for 5th overall if not for an unfortunate DNF awarded in one leg. The resounding footnote from 2008 was this quote from GT-R pilot and Car & Driver editor Tony Swan:

The bottom line: whatever all you Corvette and Porsche zealots may say, the GT-R is a serious player in the supercar game. It’s a formidable sports car fast and competent, with cutting-edge technical sophistication.

Tony Swan, Car & Driver

This year the GT-Rs wont be so timid.

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This Year…

Derek Whitis from Freedom Autosport has been combining forces with the tuning kings Switzer Performance to build their GT-R to compete at the very top tier, the seriously tuned realm where the Hennessey Vipers dwell and the modified Porsche 911 Turbos reign.

Making in excess of 700 awhp, the Freedom Autosport GT-R has the full Switzer P800 Performance Package which features upgraded turbos, upgraded intakes, bigger fuel injectors, bigger intercoolers and a full ECU tune.

Add to that lightweight panels from Password:JDM, active aero surfaces by AeroMotions, and components from Performance Friction & Motorsport Brake Specialists, STILLEN, GT-RR.com, Forged Performance, Kraft Nissan of Tallahassee, WillAll Racing, and JRZ suspension the package is truly potent.

This year we will be covering the One Lap again so stick around and check back for updates as it will certainly be a heated battle for the top places this year.

If you’re interested to see the One Lap in person, admission is free to the circuits, check the schedule after the jump to see if there’s one near you.

Complete press release after the read more link below…

Link: Tire Rack One Lap of America Website
Link: Switzer Performance Website
Link: Freedom Autosports Website

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Forged Performance to Enter Redline Time Attack Series 2009

March 18th, 2009

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Forged Performance have been spending a lot of time at the track with their GT-R and have been turning some great laptimes with it in both stock and then mildly modified form. Having only changed the wheels, tires, suspension, ECU tuning and exhaust they’re read to take on some highly modified beasts in the extremely competitive Modified AWD class of the Redline Time Attack series 2009.

Last year saw some top level workshops enter their highly modified Evos and STis but this year should see a few GT-Rs I’d say.

The Redline Time Attack Series 2009 begins on June 20th with round #1 at Autobahn Country Club in Joliet, Illinois.

For more information check out the entire press release after the jump.

Link: Forged Performance Website
Link: Redline Time Attack Series Website

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