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HKS Kansai Rear LSD for Nissan GT-R

June 10, 2010 Comments off

First seen back in January, HKS Kansai have finally brought their rear LSD solution to market for GT-R owners. Designed to be used alone or to compliment their HKS Kansai Front LSD product, it’s also available in two specifications.

The HKS Kansai Rear LSD Spec-1 is a street and light circuit oriented diff while the HKS Kansai Front LSD Spec-2 is a competition oriented differential. Pricing is 205,800 yen for the Spec-1 while the Spec-2 is slightly more at the 249,900 yen mark.

For more information like local pricing and availability, contact your local HKS Kansai distributor…

Link: HKS Kansai Website

HKS Kansai Front Lip Spoiler for Nissan GT-R

March 3, 2010 Comments off

Designed to improve the front stability and downforce, this new front lip spoiler from HKS Kansai is also pretty good looking in carbon fibre. It’s manufactured in wet carbon so it wont hit you too hard in the hip pocket either.

It’s available now from HKS Kansai distributors for about 81,000 yen in Japan.

Link: HKS Kansai Website

Tokyo AutoSalon 2010: HKS Kansai Product Range for R35 GT-R

February 2, 2010 Comments off

We’re not quite finished with the TAS2010 coverage just yet, we still have a load of photos to sort through for interesting tidbits from the show. Today we’ll cover the HKS Kansai booth who managed a huge showing again at this years AutoSalon. Most interesting this year was getting a chance to check out their lineup in the flesh. Let’s take a look then.

Up there is the HKS Kansai brake air guide system, bigger than I had expected it’s made from carbon and fits up with some nice stainless cap screws. The guide should provide some decent airflow and is probably best combined with some ducts from the front underspoiler. It’s no FIA GT ducting job but it should give you a bit of help on the track keeping the brakes cooler.

We also got a look at the HKS Kansai front mounter transmission cooler. As described a while back, this unit cools the transmission by cooling the engine coolant before it makes its way back to the transmission assembly. This is possibly one of the safest ways to cool your transmission and the quality of the HKS Kansai product is top notch. The ducting you can see is designed to take air from the front bumper to the cooler much the same way as the factor ducting does on the opposite side of the car.

Next up we checked out the HKS Kansai front and rear LSDs for the GT-R. The front LSD we had seen before in the HKS Kansai product release but the rear LSD is new to us. Again these are quality units and are made by a well known Japanese company for HKS Kansai. We’d tell you who but we’re told to keep it quiet for now. The same company makes the other items we saw actually, namely, the GT-R sway bars and adjustable control arms.

These are the first adjustable control arms we’ve seen for the GT-R so far and might be good for guys wants a bit more control over their camber at the front. We haven’t seen them fitted up yet or heard of real world results so we can’t give the specs just yet. They’re still in development for now but hopefully we see a full release soon.

For now you can read up on pricing and specs of product they have released over on the HKS Kansai website. For the new stuff, we’ll keep you posted when we know full details.

Link: HKS Kansai Website

Tokyo AutoSalon 2010: HKS Kansai’s Booth Preview

January 8, 2010 Comments off

HKS Kansai have announced they will be attending Tokyo AutoSalon in their traditional parts stocked booth. Along with their other demo cars will be the HKS Kansai R35 GT-R Black Edition. This HKS Kansai car is kitted out with the entire catalogue of parts including:

  • HKS Racing Suction Kit
  • HKS Metal Catalyzer and Front Pipe Kit
  • HKS Kansai Titanium Dual Exhaust
  • HKS Kansai Transmission Water Cooling Kit
  • HKS Kansai ECU
  • HKS Kansai Stabilizer/Sway Bars
  • HKS Kansai Front LSD
  • HKS Kansai Seat Rails
  • HKS Kansai Floor Mats Set
  • HKS Kansai Tow Hook
  • HKS Kansai Carbon Exhaust Protector
  • HKS Kansai Carbon Radiator Shroud

As well as that formidable list, the car is also decked out in a fairly comprehensive list of SEIBON carbon products such as the dry carbon aero hood, rear spoiler, trunk lid, front lip spoiler and grille.

We’ll grab the latest pics this coming Friday the 15th of January so keep checking back for our Tokyo AutoSalon coverage for 2010

Link: HKS Kansai Website

HKS Kansai Front LSD Upgrades for Nissan GT-R

November 19, 2009 Comments off


Two new LSDs for the Nissan GT-R in three total configurations have been released by tuning house HKS Kansai recently. The HKS Kansai front LSD Spec 1 and the Spec 2 are available to meet different applications of the Nissan GT-R and are both 1 way limited slip differentials. With a 1 way front LSD, effects are only felt under acceleration and the aim is to improve handling when in and exiting corners under acceleration. It also improves grip when accelerating in a straight line.

The HKS Kansai Front LSD Spec-1 is a street and light circuit oriented diff. It comes in two types depending on how agressive you want it. The specifications are as follows:

  • Cam angle (accelerating/coasting): 35°/0° or 45°/0°
  • Initial Torque: 5-6 kgf
  • Friction Plates: 8 per side, 16 total

The HKS Kansai Front LSD Spec-2 is a competition oriented differential and comes only in one type. It also excels at getting you maximum traction off the line in high powered drag GT-Rs. The specifications are:

  • Cam angle (accelerating/coasting): 55°/0°
  • Initial Torque: 10-12 kgf
  • Friction Plates: 8 per side, 16 total

Whether you want the mild street, light circuit or full competition spec front LSD, the price is the same at 205,800 yen. Contact your local HKS Kansai distributor for local pricing and availability.

Updated: Corrected initial torque values


Link: HKS Kansai Website

HKS Kansai Tackle the Brake Cooling Issue

June 29, 2009 Comments off


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

HKS Kansai Stabiliser Bars for Nissan GT-R

February 6, 2009 Comments off

There’s no hiding the fact that the GT-R does tend to understeer on the track at the limit. Carry too much speed into a corner and the heavy front end will push, the body will roll and the tires will screech and the car will exhibit classic understeer.

While some choose to dial this out using wider front tires, full suspension replacements and so forth anti-sway bars are also a good choice to help combat it.

HKS Kansai have released just such an upgrade to some stiffer anti-sway bars recently for both the front and the rear of the Nissan R35 GT-R in an inexpensive set.

The front stabiliser bar offers 115% the stiffness of the standard OEM stabiliser using a 35mm diameter bar. The rear stabiliser is adjustable and offers two settings – Soft @ 167% stiffness and Hard @ 200% the stiffness of the OEM rear stabiliser.

Available now from 85,000 yen at and other HKS Kansai resellers.

Link: HKS Kansai Website
Link: HKS Kansai related articles on GTRBlog

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TAS09: HKS Kansai GT-R Featuring Seibon Dry Carbon Fibre

January 15, 2009 Comments off

HKS Kansai’s GT-R bears only a small resemblance to the HKS Kansai GT-R we saw back in Tokyo AutoSalon last year. This year it comes covered in dry carbon fibre from Seibon and lowered with HKS HiperMax III Kansai Spec suspension on the brand new ADVAN Racing RS-D 20″ wheels.

We went over the complete specs down to the nitty gritty in our preview prior to AutoSalon so check that out if you’re interested in every detail. For now though check out our photo gallery after the jump…

Link: HKS Kansai Website
Link: HKS Kansai related articles on GTRBlog
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Tokyo AutoSalon 2009: HKS Kansai Preview

January 7, 2009 Comments off

HKS Kansai have given our friends at GTR-World a sneak peak at their Tokyo AutoSalon prepped Nissan GT-R. Bearing quite a few new parts, this HKS Kansai GT-R recently clocked the highest speed in the top speed battle as seen on the latest issue of Video Option (Issue 178, Feb 2009). They managed a top speed of over 326km/h with around 600ps of power.

The HKS Kansai GT-R is now repleat with dry carbon products from SEIBON and will be on display from Friday at Tokyo AutoSalon.

The modifications featured on HKS Kansai’s GT-R are:


  • HKS Kansai Super Hybrid Air Filters
  • HKS Kansai Metal Catalyzer
  • HKS Kansai Titanium Dual Muffler


  • HKS GT570 Kit
  • HKS EVC V Boost Controller
  • HKS Kansai A/F Knock Amp
  • HKS Kansai ECU Controller
  • HKS HyperMax III
  • HKS Kansai Adjustable Stabilizer Set


  • Project μ Front Racing777 Pads & Rear Racing999 Pads
  • Project μ Rotors front & rear


  • Recaro SR111 Seats
  • HKS Kansai Front and Rear floor mats
  • TAKATA Harnesses


  • HKS Kansai Tow Hooks
  • HKS Kansai Carbon Bumper Heat Insulators
  • HKS Kansai Carbon Radiator Shroud/li>
  • SEIBON Dry Carbon Engine Cover
  • SEIBON Dry Carbon Trunk Lid
  • SEIBON Dry Carbon Rear Wing
  • SEIBON Carbon Front Lip
  • SEIBON Front Grille
  • YOKOHOMA ADVAN Racing RS-D Wheels: 20×9.5 +40mm front and 20×10.5 +20mm rear
  • Dunlop SP Sport600 Tires

Link: HKS Kansai Web Site

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HKS Kansai Carbon Fiber Radiator Shroud, Exhaust Surround

July 11, 2008 Comments off

HKS Kansai have revealed in August’s Option Magazine new carbon fiber parts in development for the R35 GT-R. First up is a carbon fiber radiator shroud similar to the one Zele International announced late last month.

Secondly is a new product we haven’t seen before (well we got a preview over at CBA-R35 blog) which is a carbon fiber exhaust tip surround. This replaces the standard plastic exhaust surround seen below.

These parts will be available later this month from HKS Kansai.

Link: HKS Kansai Home Page
Source: Option Magazine