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SouthSide Performance Transmission Cooler for Nissan GT-R

December 24, 2010 Comments off

SSP Transmission Cooler for GTR

Another cool product from South Dakota based SSP is this R Spec Race Transmission Cooler for the R35’s GR6 transmission. The guys at SSP have tried a lot of various solutions on the circuit and finally decided on this three part solution. Originally released earlier in the year, it’s now been re-released at a lower price point with updated availability.

On the track they were able to gather enough data to say that this is the ideal solution for keeping your trans fluid temps in check. During 10 lap sessions in 85 degree heat they saw average fluid temps of 220 – 225 degrees.

The kit comes with everything you need for a quick easy install, is available now and sells for around the $2399 mark including a 1 year warranty on parts. Hit up the link below for contact details for SSP.

The price may be going back up in the new year so check it out soon if this is something you’re looking into…

Link: SouthSide Performance Website

SSP Transmission Cooler for GTR

Albins / SSP Extreme Duty First Gear Upgrade for Nissan GT-R

November 10, 2010 Comments off

Albins SSP First Gear

Boasting more than a 50% improvement in strength over the OEM first gear in the Nissan GT-R’s GR6 transmission is the new Albins / SSP Extreme Duty First Gear Replacement. A bold claim but judging by the press release seems like it might be backed up by the numbers.

It features 40% more tooth width/contact area than the stock items, thicker shaft, “ground” tooth profile that offers profile protection and billet from proprietory high strength alloy. Albins specially treat each gearset after manufacturing to improve strength further so they say they’re good to 1000hp.

The first gear sets are designed as direct replacements and should not require any additional parts to get up and running. They’re priced at $2199.

Also from Albins / SSP is a new Final Drive package. Designed to allow big power GT-R’s to increase top speed to around ~214mph it’s great for those interested in standing mile comps and the like.

Other gearsets and ratios are planned soon so keep an eye out and check the following websites for the full details…

Link: Albins Website
Link: SSP Website

SSP Add VR38 Engine Oil Cooler Upgrade to Cooling Lineup

August 2, 2010 Comments off

Adding to their growing range of cooling products, SSP launched this uprated VR38 engine oil cooler. This dual pass core features an include 6″ electric fan, custom alloy fittings and braided oil lines.

SSP is proud to announce the release of our new VR38 engine oil cooler. Now you can keep engine oil temps out of the red at the track, by as much as 30+ degrees. SSP designed this cooler with a top of the line dual pass cooler, 6″ high speed fan, custom fittings, and high pressure braided lines.

With track proven results, you can rest easy knowing that SSP’s new engine oil cooler will keep you out of the red.

– SSP Release

For a limited time the kit comes complete for $999. Head over to the SSP website linked below to find out how to get one or for more information…

Link: SSP Performance Website

SouthSide Performance Launch Front Mount Transmission Cooler for Nissan GT-R

May 31, 2010 Comments off

More and more options for cooling off your GT-Rs GR6 DCT are making their way to market every month it seems but there’s been some quiet murmurs amongst owners that some aren’t performing quite as expected. SSP hope to change that with their new kit that offers track proven cooling performance to back it.

The kit includes a high quality Setrab core fed by a thermostat controlled pump, and a billet extended DCT oil pan that effectively increases transmission fluid volume.

Looking at availability starting June 7th, pre orders up now and the price is $2499.

For more information and contact details, hit up the read more link below to read the full press release…

Link: SouthSide Performance Website

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SSP To Build 6061 Billet GR6 Transmission Cases for Nissan GT-R

May 19, 2010 Comments off

SSP brings some serious new hardware to the table with the finalization of plans to build a billet transmission rear casing for the Nissan GT-R’s GR6 DCT gearbox.

The premise behind building a strengthened casing is multifaceted, I can think of a few obvious reasons to do it. Firstly to prevent losing transmissions due to casing failures. This has occurred in the past when casings crack under high torque loads. Secondly to prevent internal accelerate wear caused by components moving slightly when the casing twists under high torque loads.

This baby has been a long time coming and I remember chatting to SSP about it in Tokyo in 2008! So good on the guys to sticking with it.

The first cases should start cutting this week, expect to see more info soon…

Link: SouthSide Performance Website

SouthSide Performance’s Biggest Clutch Pack Upgrade Yet

March 18, 2010 Comments off

Being the first to offer clutch upgrades 12 months back in March 2009, SouthSide Performance have continued to develop and innovate in the GT-R aftermarket and are now ready to release their biggest upgrade to the GT-R’s GR6 transmission so far.

This upgrade features a 14 disc upgrade which is claimed capable of supporting up to 1000lbft of torque. This enhanced torque capacity comes in part from the increase in discs over the standard 12 disc OEM clutches.

The upgrade clutch set also comes with Viton brand seals for the OEM clutch basket. The guys at SSP say with the Viton seals replacing the OEM type, the stock clutch basket setup should be good for up to the 1000 lbft mark. So unless you plan to launch the space shuttle into orbit with your car, I think you’ll be fine there.

Hit up the SSP website linked below to get in touch with the guys if you have any more questions, or post them up over on NAGTROC where they check in daily…

Link: SouthSide Performance Website

SouthSide Performance’s Mammoth 102mm Exhaust for Nissan GT-R

March 12, 2010 Comments off

When a big exhaust just isn’t enough, when you need to make maximum possible horsepower, and when you need to do all that and wake up people in the tri-county area you might want to check out SSP’s new mammoth 102mm exhaust.

Perfect for the track GT-R, this exhaust features 102mm diameter mandrel bent 304 grade stainless main section which branches into dual 76mm high flow mufflers on each side and finally into quad 127mm exhaust tips.

The guys use it on their record breaking drag GT-R so it’s certainly proven it can support the horsepower. It retails at $2,999.

Link: SouthSide Performance

SouthSide Performance Transmission Filter for Nissan GT-R

February 6, 2010 Comments off

Where there’s a problem there’s an opportunity must be the SSP moto because they’ve released another innovative product for the Nissan’s GR6 dual clutch transmission. A drop in replacement filter that claims to filter 90% more debris in the transmission than the standard screen.

With one transmission fluid being circulated through the gearbox protecting everything from the clutch packs to the gears, it can get contaminated pretty quickly. Upgraded fluids assist by lowering gear wear but there’s some logic in a replaceable filter.

SSP recommend replacement after 5,000 – 7,000 miles. I’d like to see some data after a few track sessions with oil analysis done, but for now it’s out there. At $219 a pop, if it proves to be a performer, this is something I can see being popular.

Link: SouthSide Performance Website

Southside Performance Intercooler Upgrades for the Nissan GT-R

November 24, 2009 Comments off


Southside Performance has added to it’s lineup of parts today with the pre-launch preview of the SSP Front Mount Intercooler upgrades for the GT-R. These are designed to mount in the standard location and utilize all standard mounting hardware for easy instalation.

Tech specs like core dimensions, performance improvement over standard are still to come. What we can tell you is the price. SSP will sell these for $2399 MSRP.

We’ll update this post when we know more…

Sneek Peak at SouthSide Performance’s Billet Intake Manifold for GT-R

July 17, 2009 Comments off


Southside Performance have put the finishing touches on their soon to be next product release, a fully billet aluminum intake manifold for the Nissan GT-R. The redesigned intake is said to free up quite a few horsepower over the GT-R’s standard intake but no firm details yet.

Expect a full product release shortly though, until then, enjoy the videos (second one after the jump) of the intake in action!

Link: SouthSide Performance Website

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