Archive for October, 2008

Update: BRANEW Nissan GT-R Bodykit Pricing

October 31, 2008 Comments off

If you’re interested in the BRANEW body kit we featured a few days back now, you’re probably wondering what’s it cost? Well we have some pricing now and it’s not as much as you’d think.

  • Front Carbon Lip Spoiler – 152,000 yen / FRP 76,000 yen
  • Rear Carbon Under Spoiler & Muffler Combo – 216,000 yen
  • Rear Carbon Under Spoiler Alone – 171,000 yen
  • Carbon Side Skirts – 176,700 yen / FRP 81,700 yen
  • Rear Wing – 81,700 yen

This should be available now or extremely shortly at BRANEW dealers worldwide. Don’t forget to check out the BRANEW debut at SEMA next week.

SEMA Preview: Vivid Racing Nissan GT-R

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Vivid Racing have given us a few early snaps of their SEMA build which will be stationed at the Capitol Forged booth. This is not the completed build mind you so don’t think we wont see a few surprises in Vegas. For one thing the car still has a paint job to come, flat red with black accents according to Vivid.

Obviously, being at the Capitol Forged booth, one of the main features of the car is the Capitol Forged three piece wheels. These 20×9.5 and 20×10.5 carry over the flat red/black theme. These are then wrapped in Pirelli PZeros in 255/35ZR20 and 275/30ZR20 sizes.

Vivid also went with a Meisterschaft titanium muffler with stainless steel midpipes exhaust. Lightweight muffler is just 7 lbs and the total system all up is just 30 lbs.

Looks like there’ll be quite a number of complete resprays at SEMA this year. Very interested to see how they turn out. SEMA starts on Tuesday so get your act together!

Link: Discuss this over at NAGTROC

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TiTek Release More Carbon Fibre Goodness

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Following on from the other day, TiTek have released another update on their new range of carbon fibre OE replacement parts for the Nissan R35 GT-R. We have some popular parts here as well as some new ideas.

Something everyone is going to want is a set of carbon fibre hood NACA ducts. TiTek have these going in matte and gloss finishes for $729 USD and $699 USD respectively. Both including shipping.

Next there is this carbon roof antenna cover replacement. Again available in gloss for $199 and matte carbon for $219 shipped.

Lastly is this carbon dash vent cover. Not something we’ve seen before but if you’re going to using carbon everywhere I think small touches like this might make the difference. $699 USD for the gloss and $729 USD for the matte item shipped.

Contact the guys at SP Engineering to order or for more details.

Link: Discuss this over at NAGTROC forums

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South Side Performance Transmission Upgrades

October 30, 2008 Comments off

Well it’s good to see some serious R & D going into the Nissan GT-R’s transmission. South Side Performance in Sioux Falls, South Dakota have had a GT-R transmission apart for several months. So far they’ve developed some key upgrades we think a large number of guys would be very happy to see.

An upgraded kevlar clutch pack is first up with heavy duty internal springs. This is something the early Japanese tuners were finding out they could do with. Hardened gears and changes to the transmission casings themselves are also being developed.

A lot of the world is focussed on the GT-R and it’s transmission right now. Get the formula right there and it’s on in terms of making these R35s into absolute animals on the street and circuit.

Source: Discuss this topic at NAGTROC

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MCR Begin Work on GT-R Side Skirts

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Just a sneak peak at MCR’s upcoming side skirt prototypes for GT-R. Not a great photo or a huge change. A subtle difference is all it takes to set it apart sometimes. No doubt the finished product will be carbon just like their front lip spoiler.

Link: MCR Home Page

SEMA Preview: Zele International Carbon Fibre Roof Prototype

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Zele International keep the innovation coming today showing off photos of their latest prototype, a carbon fibre roof for the Nissan R35 GT-R. Replacing the roof with this item will shed up to 5 kg of weight while improving body rigidity.

Seen here in prototype form, you can check it out for yourself at SEMA this coming week from Tuesday the 4th of November. See the famous Zele International demo car at the ENEOS Oil booth (#24501). First person to mention to Kamata-san wins a free Zele catalogue*.

Link: Zele Performance

*Catalogues may or may not already be free…

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SEMA Preview: 360Forged / ASR Engineering GT-R

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Came across this today, the 360 Forged / ASR Engineering Nissan GT-R looking smart in a pre-SEMA photo shoot. Another take on the centre exit exhaust, this time with some solid brushed metal plates filling out the rest of the rear underspoiler. We can also clearly see what is probably a transmission cooler peeking through the side where the standard exhaust was and possibly a diff cooler on the other side. Underneath are fins making a sort of rear diffuser.

Centre exit exhausts seem to be gaining popularity as more and more are getting around. Upsides of a centre exit exhaust are that it does leave two big holes for your oil coolers to slot neatly into. They also tend to save a bit of weight by reducing unnecessary piping heading off to each side.

What’s the verdict? More photos after the jump…

Source: Chuck from NAGTROC

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TiTek Carbon Fibre Fender Grille Inserts

October 29, 2008 Comments off

Announced today are these TiTek carbon fibre fender grille inserts. These are direct fit replacements for the OE items.

Due for release in November, two versions are available. A matte finish for $655 USD and a gloss finish for $629 USD. Both versions are picture.

These are available now for pre order from SP Engineering.

Link: NAGTROC Discussion Thread

SEMA Preview – Toyo Tyres GT-R Unveiled Early

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We featured a couple of sneak peaks of the GT-R last week but today Ben from Bulletproof Automotive has published some shots of the car so we can fully appreciate the design work. Not completely done in these photos but close, the final car features the following mammoth list of modifications:

  • Exterior: OEM Nissan White
  • Amuse Front Diffuser, Carbon/FRP one-off by GT-RR.COM
  • Zele Carbon Side Skirts
  • Zele Carbon Rear Under Spoiler
  • Zele Carbon Fender Duct Set
  • Amuse Dry Carbon Hi-Mount Wing
  • Mine’s Carbon Hood Ducts
  • Mine’s Dry Carbon Racing Canards
  • Mine’s Carbon Grill
  • Mine’sCarbon Radiator Shroud
  • Mine’s Carbon Antenna Cover
  • Password:JDM Dry Carbon Hood
  • Password:JDM Dry Carbon Trunk
  • One-Off GT-RR.COM Carbon Roof
  • MS-R Graphics
  • Engine/Exhaust:
  • HKS Super SQV
  • Cobb Tuning AccessPORT
  • Amuse R1000 Turbine Outlet Pipes
  • Amuse full Titanium exhaust system with hi-flow catalysts
  • Top Secret Carbon Intake System
  • Animal House Ceramic Wheel Bearings
  • Suspension, Brakes, Wheels:
  • Amuse Suspension
  • Endless Mono 6 Full Brake Upgrade Front and Rear
  • BBS Japan – Limited LM-DBK-P Wheels: 20″
  • Tires: Toyo R888
  • Interior:
  • MCR Carbon Paddle Shift Conversion System
  • Top Secret Steering Wheel and One-Touch Boss
  • Bride Gias Carbon/Kevlar Seats
  • Takata Harnesses
  • This would have to be one of, if not THE most seriously modded GT-Rs out there so check the car out at SEMA at the Toyo Tyres booth #43069 from Tuesday 4th of November.

    Source: The Real JDM Blog

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Password:JDM: Dry Carbon Intake Snorkels

October 28, 2008 Comments off

I mentioned these in a post last week and I’ve finally gotten around to downloading the photos that the Password:JDM guys kindly put up over on NAGTROC. These snorkels guide air from directly behind the GT-R’s front grille into the standard airboxes resulting in more cold air being available at high speed.

These look to be quite well thought out and made from dry carbon they’re attractive and durable as well. Too bad you’ll rarely ever see them tucked away when they’re installed.

These snorkels are available now from Password:JDM’s online store linked below. Price is $599 USD.

Link: Password:JDM Website

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