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KW Suspension Upgrades for Standard GT-R Suspension

February 20, 2010 Comments off

KW Suspension has added a new product to it’s already well known lineup of GT-R suspension products recently with the release of this KW Coilover Spring Kit for R35.

The kit enables aftermarket spring selection as well as introduces height adjustability to the Bilstein Damptronic suspension that comes standard with the GT-R. When fitted, drivers still get the benefit of the standard dampers and standard damper control settings of R, Normal and Comfort with the added benefits of lower possible ride heights, greater ride comfort, improved handling and better steering feel.

It’s out now and should be available from your local KW distributor. We found it for 152,250 yen in Japan from Hashimoto Corp.

Link: KW Suspension Website
Link: Hashimoto Corp

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.

Toyo Proxes R888 Tires Available in Nissan GT-R Sizes Soon?

August 31, 2009 Comments off

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It might have been a bit of a long wait since SEMA 2008 until now but it may just be worth it. According to several suppliers around the net, the semi-slick R888’s will be available in Nissan GT-R suitable sizes like “real soon now”. GT-RR.com are taking calls now and Hashimoto Corp in Japan are already showing off their sets.

Sizes of 285/35-20 and 315/30-20 will be available and after nearly a year of perfecting the formula lets hope these are the perfect compliment to your GT-R whether your a casual track-goer or a utter nutcase for it.

Are you using the final special blend R888’s in 20″ sizes yet? Opinions? Send ’em our way in the comments down there vvv

BBS LM-R Wheels for Nissan GT-R – More Photos from GTR-World

July 24, 2009 Comments off

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GTR-World got the scoop on some more glamorous shots of the new wheels from BBS. The LM-R in DBK color manufactured and sold in partnership with Hashimoto Corp in Japan. You can now get a feel for how they look posed properly on a GT-R. The red center caps looks great.

These classy wheels are performance oriented too, if you needed another excuse to put the credit card down they shave 0.5kg per front wheel and 1kg per rear wheel off your unsprung, rotational mass. A decent saving.

Source: GTR-World: Hashimoto Corp Release BBS LM-R Wheels for Nissan GT-R

BBS LM-R Wheels for Nissan GT-R – Track Testing

July 19, 2009 Comments off

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You might remember this release from a few days ago, BBS will be partnering with Hashimoto Corp in Japan to release a limited number of sets of BBS LM-R wheels for the Nissan GT-R. The first set has now been photographed track testing at Okayama Circuit in Japan last week at an event held with the GT-R Owners Club.

Nice wheels, the color seen here is the only color available for now and is the Diamond Black (DBK).

Source/Link: Hashimoto Corp

Schmieden Front Lip Spoiler for Nissan GT-R

July 14, 2009 Comments off

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You may not have heard much about Schmieden before and that’s not really surprising. In the past this German-by-name Japanese based firm has been all about forged wheel and aero manufacturing for Deutschland’s finest exports.

Like other Euro tuners in Japan however, they could not resist the temptation to tweak what is clearly the best car to come out of Japan of all time and stamp their mark on the GT-R tuning scene.

Which is what they’ve done with this attractive 3-piece from lip spoiler released this week. The first piece is the center section which is then added to by two canard components. The canards themselves are available in either GFK (glass reinforced plastic) or carbon fibre.

Cost wise, you’re looking at 183,750 yen for the carbon version and 152,250 yen for the GFK version in Japan.

Link: Hashimoto Corp Schmieden Product Website

BBS LM-R Wheels for Nissan GT-R Coming Soon

July 9, 2009 Comments off

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After much success with their classic LM design wheel which debuted in Japan in March 2008, we expect to see LM-R wheels become available for the Nissan GT-R in the near future.

In a partnership with Hashimoto Corporation, BBS will produce this limited edition 20″ wheel in the following sizes and offsets:

Type and Color Size Offset Price
BBS LM-R Front DBK-P 20×9.5J +40 196,350 yen
BBS LM-R Rear DBK-P 20x11J +20 205,800 yen

Each wheel set will come with red center caps with gold BBS logo and anti slip tire features. They’re also guaranteed to be compatible with the standard runflat tires and TPMS system. They’ll be available in just Diamond Black face colour with polished lip for now and they’re manufactured in forged aircraft quality (ACQ) aluminium.

No real photos of a set fitted up yet, just a bad photoshop on the press release, can’t wait to see them on as these wheels look amazing in the flesh.

Link: Hashimoto Corp Website
Link: BBS Japan Website

TAS09: KW Suspension Booth and KW Hydraulic Lift Suspension for GT-R

January 24, 2009 Comments off

KW Suspension’s been working with Hashimoto for some time now, tuning their Japanese spec GT-R’s suspension on Germany’s Nurburgring circuit. The KW Variant 3 suspension was born of this development work and was launched in 2008 for GT-R owners worldwide.

At Tokyo AutoSalon 2009, KW showed off their new product for the GT-R the Hydraulic Lift Suspension system on their black GT-R demo car decked out in Seibon carbon fibre parts and LSD door system. Twenty inch F1X-Carbon wheels are supplied by Khan Wheels and are a magnesium alloy construction wheel with a carbon fibre inlay. Weight per wheel is around the 13 kg mark. The new 20″ Toyo R888 competition tires assist with the aggressive stance of the car.

The KW HLS system is designed to give the user in-cabin height adjustment facility to enable the owner to raise or lower their car on the fly. Available in 2 (HLS2) and 4 (HLS4) wheel kits, this is the same setup KW has previously sold for Porsche, Ferrari and Lamborghini’s to enable them to have a more practical supercar. Demo video is after the jump.

The HLS2 kit comes in at 1,020,600 yen while the HLS4 kit is a touch more at 1,209,600 yen. This includes the KW Variant3 height, rebound and damper adjustable suspension integrated into the hydraulic lift system.

To help promote the availability and test of the KW Suspension GT-R parts, they’ve built the Nissan GT-R Webspecial Site which is up now at the link below.

Link: KW Suspension Webspecial Site
Link: KW Suspension HLS Downloadable Pricelist (PDF)
Link: Hashimoto Corporation Website

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Hashimoto GT-R at KW Suspension Booth at Essen Motor Show

December 4, 2008 Comments off

KW Suspension and Hashimoto Corporation have been jointly working on this project since August this year. They have been building and tuning their suspension on the Nurburgring Nordschleife and this week have had their results on display at the Essen Motorshow in Germany.

Their GT-R now sports KW Suspension, LSD vertically opening doors, OZ Superleggera III Wheels, Recaro front seats with racing harnesses.

KW’s Suspension was also recently on display at SEMA and is already available for the GT-R in the form of the KW Variant 3 Suspension. This suspension features the following:

  • Independently adjustable damping technology -rebound and compression damping
  • “inox-line” stainless steel technology
  • Individual height adjustment
  • German TUV-tested adjustment parameters
  • High-quality components for long life
  • Infinitely adjustable rebound damping
  • 14- level adjustable compression damping
  • Unique, independently functioning damping power adjustment

Link: Hashimoto Corporation
Link: KW Suspension

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Hashimoto Corp & KW Suspension Development at Nurburgring

August 8, 2008 Comments off

Kyoto based Hashimoto Corporation is teaming up with German suspension firm KW Suspension to develop new suspension for the R35 GT-R. Hashimoto have been in the European import tuning scene in Japan forever but when a car as good as the R35 comes along they don’t sit around and let it pass by. Last month they packed their red Hashimoto demo GT-R in a shipping container bound for Germany.

Over the coming months they intend to develop suspension and by October 2008 be proving it at Nurburgring Time Attack.

In November, Hashimoto and KW Suspension will show the car at the Essen Motorshow 2008 in Essen, Germany and hope to be selling Nurburgring proven suspension around the same time.

We’ll keep you posted on their progress. Click through the jump to see the photo gallery from Hashimoto Corporation!

Link: Hashimoto Corporation
Link: KW Suspension
Link: Essen Motorshow

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