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SEMA 2009: SEIBON GT-R Featuring SEIBON Carbon and APEXi Exhaust

December 2, 2009 Comments off


If you thought we were done with GT-Rs from SEMA you’re mistaken, there were quite a few stalking the giant halls, wading amongst the Camaro ocean. This SEIBON decked out GT-R, for example, was on display at the SEIBON booth and was suprisingly carbontastic.

Well in case you’ve been hiding under a rock, here’s some background, SEIBON have had a fairly comprehensive range of carbon fibre parts available for the GT-R for quite some time now. Some of the parts on offer include:

  • Carbon fibre hoods, both OE and aero style
  • Carbon fibre trunk lid
  • Carbon fibre rear spoiler
  • Carbon fibre rear underspoiler
  • Carbon fibre front lip spoiler
  • Carbon fibre doors
  • Carbon fibre front fenders
  • Carbon fibre rear seat delete sets
  • Carbon fibre rear center console
  • Carbon fibre engine cover
  • Carbon fibre radiator shroud

The SEIBON GT-R was also fitted with the exceptional new A’PEXi Racing Sports Evolution Extreme exhaust for Nissan GT-R, something we think is gonna sell like hotcakes as soon as A’PEXi can get them into the hands of dealers.

SEIBON parts are being increasingly adopted by tuners worldwide for their demo cars and have popped up on HKS Kansai’s R35 GT-R, AutoSelect’s R35 GT-R, Dynamic Autosports Drift R35 GT-R and more.

For a comprehensive list of parts and where to get them from, hit up the link below…

Link: SEIBON Website


SEMA 2009: Win this Nissan GT-R at

November 24, 2009 Comments off


As well as all the modified GT-Rs at SEMA this year were a few other Nissan GT-Rs worth mentioning dotted around the halls, this being one of those. This GT-R owned by was sporting a flat grey vinyl wrap and a set of custom Forgeline Wheels wraped with Nitto Invo tires but remained largely standard apart from that.

What makes this GT-R special though is that it could be yours if you play your cards right. That’s right, is actually going to be building this GT-R and then giving it away in a competition open to club members.

What is YoParts I hear you say? Well it’s setup as the first wholesale club for the automotive parts industry. Their site is designed to offer you the lowest wholesale parts on thousands of different parts from one place once you’re a member. They explain it much better over on their website so go check it out if it sounds interesting.

If you just want to know how you go about getting in the drivers seat of a free GT-R, well you’ll want the link below…

Link: GT-R Competition Website

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SEMA 2009: The White Black Bison – WALD Nissan GT-R

November 14, 2009 Comments off


The WALD Nissan GT-R is one of those cars you either love or hate. It’s grown on me a lot since the first debut in January this year. A full Black Bison fitted white R35 was camped out in the south hall so we grabbed a few photos of it.

For more info you can check out our WALD category for past posts including pricing and so on.

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SEMA 2009: JUN 4.0 Litre Stroker Kit for Nissan GT-R, JUN Camshafts Soon

November 10, 2009 Comments off


While not news, the JUN Auto Custom Kit EX 4.0 was a little mythical in nature until SEMA this year. JUN were able to field a booth with various engine internal kits and among them, the kit for the Nissan GT-R which we first heard about back in March this year.

As promised the kit comprises pistons, rods and crank. ARP rod bolts are specially selected by JUN for the kit. The price is set at a nice round 1,880,000 yen or around the $20,000 USD mark in Japan.

As for results and expected power output, as yet there is very little public data. When asked for test data we were informed that we can expect some once the upcoming JUN camshafts for VR38 become available and the whole engine is reassembled in the JUN GT-R.

While the real test data is not public, it’s known that JUN are shooting to be the first 1000hp R35 GT-R on the block using this setup with a custom exhaust manifolds sporting a pair of TD06H-25g turbos, the biggest yet to grace the VR38.

Details on the JUN camshafts should be available within the next two months so stay tuned for that.

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

November 6, 2009 Comments off


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
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SEMA 2009: Hankook Unveil Dynamic Autosports Drift GT-R for 2010

November 5, 2009 Comments off


Hankook Tires held a press conference at SEMA today to announce their sponsorships for the upcoming 2010 motorsports season. During the conference Hankook renewed their comittment to maintaining their existing sponsorships while adding on a cash contingency program to support grassroots motorsport teams using their products.

The mic was then passed to Eddie Kim from Dynamic Autosports who detailed their own plans for the Formula Drift season 2010. They have decided to take the AWD Nissan GT-R supercar and make a drifter out of it.

Dynamic Autosports will convert the GT-R to rear wheel drive and will make heavy use of Seibon dry carbon body parts to lighten the car up.

Rumour is that the car will not initially run the VR38DETT engine however and a single turbocharged VQ35 may find it’s way under the hood of the R35 chassis while the team develops the VR38 package. The VQ will not be stock size though and fans can expect to see it displace around 4.0 – 4.1 litres.

The transmission will also be switched out and relocated up front. A G-Force transmission will replace the GR6.

As said, the plan to use the VQ is not set in stone and Dynamic Autosports may indeed use the VR38 engine. If this happens, it certainly wont be stock either and they are already developing a 4.1 – 4.4 litre stroker kit for it.

Engine swaps like these are not surprising, spare parts availability and the existing experience base with the VQ motor are going to give them a leg up in the first years of drifting.

Link: Dynamic Autosports Website
Link: Hankook Tires Website
Link: Hankook Tires Press Release
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SEMA 2009: Password:JDM Nissan GT-R Debuts Wide Front Fenders at Savini Wheels Booth

November 4, 2009 Comments off


Well we already saw that the Password:JDM front fender project is completed but now we can release the photos of the fenders fitted up on the Password:JDM demo car that’s finally back together.

In these photos we see the final version of the fender along with the “sharks tooth” additions to the front bumper to make the whole deal line up properly. You can see it does away with the side markers also.

I got to visit Password:JDM HQ in Pico Rivera, Los Angeles last week to see how the fenders are made. The whole process is fascinating from concept to clay model to welded prototype to mold and finally to their carbon fibre production line. One thing I understood from my time there was that the guys don’t tolerate product that isn’t perfect. Quality control is key to their great reputation.

The wheels fitted to the GT-R are part of the new Mono da Forza range by Savini wheels which should start shipping this December. The right side are SM2 in Yellow/Black combintation. Custom finishes are also available and all in sizes of 18 – 22 inches. On the left side, we have the SM3 style wheel in Red/Black, again custom finishes are available in sizes of 18 – 22 inches. SM2 and SM3 are both 1 piece forged wheels.

Link: Password:JDM Website
Link: Savini Wheels Website

SEMA 2009: AIT Full Carbon Widebody for the Nissan GT-R

November 3, 2009 Comments off


Over at the 3T booth in South Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center you can witness a literal leap forward in terms of serious body styling for the Nissan GT-R. The team at AIT have spent the last 5 – 6 months developing the very first full carbon widebody for the R35 GT-R. The results is something special too as they manage to significantly widen up the body without sacrificing the aggressive good looks of the GT-R’s body.

While still in prototype form, you can see already how this kit will help on the track. Firstly you can fit some monster wheels and tires under these beefed up fenders. We’re talking 12″ FRONTS and 13″ rears. Right now, the car is running 335 wide tires all round on the street and drives beautifully according to the owner. I guess this owes a lot to the fact that you get to ditch the runflats.

The main components of the kit are the front bumper, front lip, front fenders, side skirts, rear quarters, rear bumper and rear underspoiler. Also from AIT is a trunk lid and hood but I’ll need to confirm if these are in the kit itself or separate items.

When available, AIT plan to make the kit affordable, which is a breath of fresh air. That being said final pricing is not yet confirmed so I wont comment on the $ number I’ve heard, save to say, I think it’s a very fair sum.

Link: AIT Racing Website

SEMA 2009 Preview: NAGTROC Member’s Rides Check In

November 1, 2009 Comments off


SEMA 2009 is kicking off in just two days time and today was the day to load the cars into the hall for the North American GT-R Owners Club’s representation. In the NAGTROC booth are a variety of GT-Rs from the full race specification GOTO:Racing car to the attention drawing and unique Royal T Blue GT-R.

We helped some of the guys detail and check in today and snapped a few photos along the way.

We spotted and heard about a few more GT-Rs at other booths already so we’ll be updating tomorrow or Tuesday with more.

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SEMA Previews: NAGTROC Announcement Plus Password:JDM Sneak Peek

October 8, 2009 Comments off


SEMA 2009 is almost upon us and it appears that a few Nissan GT-Rs are being prepared to be tricked out for the show. In about a month’s time we’ll be in Las Vegas for the annual event that runs from the 3rd to the 6th of November.

I will be there and so will the North American GTR Owner’s Club (NAGTROC) who will be hosting their own booth in the North Hall Lobby showing Nissan GT-Rs in varying states of tune from members and sponsors alike.

Speaking of NAGTROC, the guys have organized a special rate for suites at the super luxurious Palazzo Hotel at just $229/night. If you are attending SEMA or want to get in on this exclusive deal contact bookings at 866-263-3001 with group code VNAGT. You must book by MONDAY 5PM PDT 12th October. Then for your included SEMA pass contact me or Chuck @ via email.

NAGTROC and GTRBlog will be getting together for a meetup (or a few meetups actually!) to eat, drink and talk GT-Rs so feel free to get in on this as well by posting a comment below or just stay tuned for the details of the meet place and time.

It’s going to be a great SEMA this year with quite a few surprises in store so start planning your attendance now.

Password:JDM have started their plans. As you can see here their finished dry carbon wide front fenders are fitted and their demo GT-R is off to the paint shop for a respray. These front guards are easily wide enough to swallow 315 wide Toyo Proxes R888s at the front so you can kiss understeer goodbye.

Pricing and availability information to come as we hear it…

Link: NAGTROC Website
Link: SEMA Show Website
Link: Password:JDM Website