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SpeedForSale Comprehensive Brake Hardware Upgrade Weights for R35 GT-R

February 27, 2010 Comments off

Something you don’t come across to often is a real thorough list of weight comparisons. The GT-R has some substantial braking hardware standard but upgrades are more substantial again. Are you packing on the pounds though or slimming down when you spend on this serious kit? You’ll know now with this handy reference thanks to Jeremy @ SpeedForSale.

Link: Brake Upgrade Weights @ SpeedForSale.com
Link: SpeedForSale.com

Tokyo AutoSalon 2010: Midori, Hashimoto, Power Enterprise and Others

February 5, 2010 Comments off

Time for a combined post wrapping up the rest of my strictly GT-R related photos from Friday morning the first day of TAS2010. Take a peek as we browse the halls to snap up some interesting tidbits.

First up is Midori Seibi Center’s nice looking GT-R with their new Silent Power NR exhaust fitted up. They also had some extremely hot Rays Volk G2 wheels in the formula silver fitted outside some tasty Alcon rotors.

Speaking of Alcon, we took a look up close at their caliper upgrades for Nissan GT-R and they look damn serious. Alcon make brakes for everything from street cars to F1 cars and lots inbetween. Next to the GT-R brakes was a caliper from a SuperGT car. It was crazy lightweight due to it’s construction but not really in the same league as the F1 caliper next to that. Constructed from goldGold anodized, it was lighter again.

On the topic of motorsports, over at the Nissan booth they had parked the 2008 SuperGT Championship winning GT500 class Nismo GT-R for a pitwork demo. They performed a tire change while various parts of the car were pulled off so that the presenter could lift them up in front of everyone. I guess those tires don’t weigh much after all.

Power Enterprise had their Four Charger VR38 out on display as well, this year they’ve also got a turbo upgrade for GT-R available. It’s pretty impressive to see this engine in all it’s quad charged glory out of the car. So much work went into this, I really wonder about the results though as we’ve not heard much about it in the last 12 months since it’s debut.

The Hashimoto GT-R was there as well showing off it’s Lamborghini Style Doors. Not such a fan myself but was quite interested to check out their Schmieden front lip spoiler to see how functional it was. Unfortunately it’s all show as there are no brake ducts. Can’t fault the looks though it is attractive. The BBS LM-R wheels look good in the flesh except that the centers feel a little on the small side.

Finally, we end with a few non-R35 GT-Rs that stood out. First up is the ER34 sedan with an R35 look rear end. The rear bar has been moulded to allow for the R35 exhaust to be fitted and give a similar looking center grill section. Really though, if you’re going to modify your R34 GT-T you need to go all out like Final Konnexion did. This wide body kit for the ER34 coupe is wild and actually amazing in fit and finish. Check it out in the gallery below!

Images: Copyright (C) 2010 GTRBlog.com.

Alcon SuperKit Brake Upgrades for Nissan GT-R in US from SpeedForSale

July 28, 2009 Comments off

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Well we saw these first about a month ago, huge brake upgrades from UK based Alcon had made their way to a few early customers in Asia. The brakes are now officially available to all in Europe and the US.

July 27, 2009 – Alcon Components LTD, a world-wide leader in high performance braking systems and technology, has confirmed that SpeedForSale.com will be the exclusive North American distributor of their Nissan GT-R Brake SuperKits & OEM Lightweight Rotor Upgrades.

The official press release then goes on to give a few of the details of these mammoth brake kits, the largest currently available for the GT-R.

The GT-R SuperKit has the largest brake caliper, rotor, and pad upgrade available for the GT-R, with the front rotors having a massive 15.75” x 1.42” (400mm x 36mm) size, and the rear rotors coming in at 15.16” x 1.30” (385mm x 33mm.) The kit’s 2-piece floating rotors also include Alcon’s unique bobbin drive system and crescent groove pattern on the face along with 48 internal vanes with turbulators. The mammoth sized ‘Mono-block’ calipers are machined from solid billet and contain 6-pistons in both the front AND rear, along with dust seals, anti-rattle clips, ventilated piston inserts in the front, and utilization of the OEM parking brake in the rear. The brake pads included are Pagid RS9-2 models, with anti-squeal shims and a surface area of 33.6” square inches (217 square centimeters) in the front and 18.7” (121 sq cm) in the rear. High quality Goodridge stainless steel braided brake lines complete the kit. And, best of all, these huge brakes fit inside the OEM 20” wheels and work with the stock brake actuation system!

Pretty much brake porn right there… Pricing on the full SuperKit is $12,990 including everything you need and a choice between Castrol and Motrul brake fluid.

If you’re looking at upgrading brakes but are quite content with the standard Brembo calipers, Alcon are now also producing a lightweight OEM replacement rotor kit. A full set of four, including hats, pre-assembled, ready to fit up will set you back only $3,500 or just $3,000 if you’re one of the first four to order at the link below

Want more info? Check out the links below.

Link: Alcon SuperKit for Nissan GT-R @ SpeedForSale.com
Link: Alcon Lightweight OEM Replacement Rotors @ SpeedForSale.com

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Images: All images (C) Maximus RacingSee our previous story

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

Alcon Rotors for R35 GT-R

August 31, 2008 Comments off

Alcon have produced a range of front and rear brake rotors for R35 GT-R designed with a higher heat capacity than the standard items. They come with crescent grooves as opposed to being drilled which most people find more durable for track work. Other features of these rotors are:

  • Alloy bell, slightly lighter than standard
  • Curved vanes, versus standard straight vanes to provide better cooling
  • Alloy rotors, provide higher durability with a lighter weight
  • Standard size for bolt on fitment

Overall these rotors save a total of 1kg (2.2lbs) per front rotor. Since this is unsprung and rotational mass this is a significant saving. Prices are around the $2000 USD inc shipping per front rotor set or $3900 for a full set of front and rear rotors.

Source: GTROC UK Forums