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Willall Racing WR35DC Rear Differential Cooler

June 30, 2009 Comments off

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Another Australian innovation to show you guys today, Willall Racing’s latest addition to their cooling and oil related product lineup, the WR35DC rear diff cooler. Designed from the ground up with circuit driven Nissan GT-Rs in mind, the kit is designed to be a direct bolt on, no nonsense required fit onto your Nissan GT-R.

Featuring a 13 row oil cooler, CNC machined brackets, oil pump, high pressure hoses and fittings as well as every fastener you’ll need to bolt it straight on. The kit also has a neat replacement diff cooler air scoop and jack point adapter to ensure you can continue to service the car via the rear diff jack point as per normal without concern that you’ll break something.

One other benefit of going with the WR35DC is the integration and compatibility with the existing WR35TC transmission cooler. If you have this item or are looking to buy it at the same time, you’ll find that Willall can ship with the require brackets and looms to mount them both without issue.

Priced at $1,495 it’s available from your Willall Racing distributor now, test data should be made available shortly.

Link: Willall Racing WR35DC thread on NAGTROC

HKS Kansai Tackle the Brake Cooling Issue

June 29, 2009 Comments off

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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

Ebbro Nissan GT-R SpecV 1/43rd Scale Model Photos

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A couple of photos that landed in my news feed of the Ebbro 1/43rd scale Nissan GT-R SpecV model that should now be on sale. As usual the Ebbro models are of excellent quality with high amount of attention to the details. This one is in Ultimate Opal Black but you can also find them in Brilliant White Pearl.

These should sell around the $30 – $40 mark if you can find them at your local Ebbro stockist.

SSP Set New Quarter Mile MPH Record – 10.37 @ 134

June 28, 2009 Comments off

Just over a month since MVP Motorsports set the quarter mile record for the Nissan GT-R of 10.31 @ 131 mph, SSP have struck back with a few strong runs down the strip. In one outing they’ve managed a 10.49 @ 132mph and then a extremely strong 10.37 @ 134mph. These runs were done in very hot ambient temps (107 F) which means that may even see better times out of this car when the weather cools down a bit.

For now the fastest ET still stands at 10.31 sec but the SSP GT-R, with it’s higher trap speeds, is arguably putting out slightly more horsepower.

Link: SSP GT-R New MPH Record – Dicussion thread at NAGTROC

Willall Racing WR35OP High Volume Oil Pan – Installed Photos

June 27, 2009 Comments off

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We saw the design and CAD images back in early June but now Willall Racing has completed the design and fabrication and has installed the WR35OP on their own Nissan GT-R.

The final product is finished beautifully and is supplied with oil pan, oil pickup extension and all seals and quality fasteners required to complete the install job.

Once fitted up, Willall Racing filled up with just under 8 litres of engine oil, a 40% increase in oil volume over standard.

You can order these from Willall Racing or Forged Performance, the US distributor of Willall Racing products.

Link: Willall Racing WR35OP at Forged Performance
Link: DW Tuning – Willall Racing WR35OP Installation Thread

Nissan GT-R at Paul Ricard HTTT Track Day Videos

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Just a few videos submitted by a reader of a Nissan GT-R playing with some other nice cars at a recent track day in France at the Paul Ricard Circuit at La Castellet. It’s a three part series, find the second and third videos after the jump.

Thanks to Philippe, the GT-R driver in the videos, for the submission.

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AMS Performance Release Turbo Upgrades – Available Now

June 26, 2009 Comments off

AMS Performance Turbo for the Nissan GT-R

Great news for horsepower lovers as AMS Performance complete their development and now release their Nissan GT-R turbocharger upgrades this week. One of the first turbo upgrades to come with dyno proven test data, on 93 octane pump gas they produce some impressive numbers across the rev range while maintaining stock response and driveability.

Exclusive Features

  • Direct factory replacement with NO cutting or trimming required
  • Capable of up to 800hp depending on boost and octane level
  • 170 wheel horsepower and 150ft lbs of torque gains on just pump gas!
  • Factory like fitment, even incorporates the factory heat shielding
  • Bolts right up to the stock piping and intake system.
  • OEM look that is hard to detect
  • Utilizes machined OEM turbine and compressor housings
  • Assembled with a True Garrett GT series ball bearing center section
  • Ability to reuse the factory wastegate actuators (for increased performance add on the Forge motorsports wastegate actuators)

Specifications

  • Garrett GT Ball Bearing center section with machined OEM housings
  • Comes complete with oil and water lines for easy installation

Options

  • Available with Forge motorsports wastegate actuators for an additional fee

Available via the network of AMS Performance dealers such as GT-RR.com and Forged Performance, hit up the NAGTROC discussion link below to ask any questions you might have on these. Retail price is $5,995.

Link: AMS Performance Turbo Upgrades on GT-RR.com
Link: AMS Performance Turbo Upgrades from Forged Performance
Link: AMS Performance Website
Link: NAGTROC Discussion Thread

Alcon Big Brake Upgrade for Nissan GT-R

June 25, 2009 Comments off

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Alcon’s big brake kit has been anticipated for a while now and finally the first production versions are shipping. This lucky GT-R from Singapore was fitted up with it’s new anchors just last week.

These UK developed brakes are a complete upgrade including some mammoth 6 piston Monobloc front calipers responsible for clamping the upgraded two piece 400x36mm floating rotor assemblies. The rear brakes are also not forgotten and come with 6 piston calipers with 385x33mm rotors with hats that support the GT-Rs handbrake.

As for performance, well, this very set will be tested at Sepang Circuit in Malaysia in the coming weeks so we’ll wait to hear how they went.

Thanks to Maximusracing, who are the Singapore and Malaysia Alcon distributors, for the info and photos. Photos are (C) Maximusracing and may only be used with their permission.

Link: Alcon Website

Top Gear Australia: Nissan GT-R Tested Minus Speed Limiter

June 24, 2009 Comments off


Back when Top Gear Australia first tested the Nissan GT-R the only model they could lay there hands on was a Japanese imported version with the Japanese mandated 180km/hr speed limiter. The car did great still managing a 1:09 lap time around their test track.

Of course it’s always good to see what a locally delivered model was capable of and recently they did just that.

Source: Top Gear Australia via 2009 GTR Blog

GTR-World: Mine’s High Flow Throttle Body Report

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As seen recently in an interview with Mine’s president Niikura-san, Mine’s has been developing engine parts for the Nissan GT-R and GT-R SpecV with a goal to improve the power and, more importantly, the response of the VR38 engine. Mine’s tuning philosophy has always been one of modest power goals with maximum response.

One of the differences noted by Mine’s when they got their hands on the new SpecV was that Nissan had paid some attention to airflow through the SpecV’s standard throttle body. To smooth flow through the intake they have coated the rough cast inside of the throttle body. The result you can see below. In comparison with the standard item it’s an improvement but when you see it next to the Mine’s item you can see how doing it properly would be preferable.

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Mine’s not only pay attention to machining the inner surface of the throttle body but also to the aerodynamics of the butterfly valve and control shaft.

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The Mine’s High Flow Throttle Body is available now through your local Mine’s distributors. For a pair of throttle bodies in exchange for your standard ones, the price is 132,000 yen. For a pair of throttle bodies without exchanging your own the price is 258,000 yen.

Source: GTR-World.net: Mine’s High Flow Throttle Body Report
Link: Mine’s Website