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GTR-World.net: Interview with HKS Kansai

May 2, 2008 Comments off

There is a new interview up on the GTR-World.net website with HKS Kansai boss Toshiyuki Mukai about their impressions of the Nissan GT-R and also on tuning the new addition to their stable. GTR-World were also able to test drive HKS Kansai’s GT-R

Mukai-san comments that the first thing they noticed was the high seating position and that this had to change. The seat was also not supportive enough under high G cornering and finally the position of the seat also was not conducive to taking long trips. To fix this they fitted the Recaro TS series seats in red up front which lower the seat height as well as providing a considerable weight saving.

Continue reading after the jump for more on the article.

Source: GTR-World.net

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HKS Kansai Full Twin Exhaust

April 22, 2008 Comments off

HKS Kansai have developed a full twin exhaust from the front pipes back. They have managed to do away with the rear central muffler design as well instead opting for two inline mufflers with a more direct exhaust flow path.

As with all HKS Kansai parts the quality looks to be top notch. We’ll let you know once some back to back dyno tests have been performed on the power increase you should expect from this type of setup.

Source: NAGTROC

Tokyo Auto Salon 2008: Part 3 – HKS Kansai R35 GT-R

January 17, 2008 Comments off

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Next up from TAS2008 is the HKS Kansai R35 GT-R. I just love these in white and have always been a fan of HKS Kansai parts. This one is relatively stock from what I could see:

* AVS Model F7 20″ Wheels
* Yokohama ADVAN Prototype Tyres
* Recaro Front Seats
* Custom Suspension?
* Project Mu Brake Pads?

Very keen on seeing what HKS Kansai come out with in the near future.

Link: Continue reading “Tokyo Auto Salon 2008: Part 3 – HKS Kansai R35 GT-R”

Tokyo Auto Salon 2008: Part 3 – HKS Kansai R35 GT-R

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Next up from TAS2008 is the HKS Kansai R35 GT-R. I just love these in white and have always been a fan of HKS Kansai parts. This one is relatively stock from what I could see:

  • AVS Model F7 20″ Wheels
  • Yokohama ADVAN Prototype Tyres
  • Recaro Front Seats
  • Custom Suspension?
  • Project Mu Brake Pads?

Very keen on seeing what HKS Kansai come out with in the near future.

Enjoy the photographs, sorry no cute models this time. Plenty more in tomorrows updates though!

Photo Gallery: MCR Tsukuba, HKS Kansai R35 GT-R

December 18, 2007 Comments off

Quite a number of interesting photos have surfaced over the past two days so here is a combined photo gallery post for the ones I have collected thanks to other sites on the internet.

Click the link below to continue reading today’s photo gallery post.

Link: Continue reading Photo Gallery: MCR Tsukuba, HKS Kansai R35GT-R

Photo Gallery: MCR Tsukuba, HKS Kansai R35 GT-R

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Quite a number of interesting photos have surfaced over the past two days so here is a combined photo gallery post for the ones I have collected thanks to other sites on the internet.

Credit:
Kultivate’s Weblog
GTC Racing Technology

Matchless Crowd Racing MCR R35 GT-R:

Tsuchiya in the drivers seat before setting the 1:01:9 laptime.

Link: Higher res image gallery for MCR R35 GT-R

Link: Higher res image gallery for HKS Kansai R35 GT-R

HKS Dual Clutch Transmission Cooler for Nissan GT-R Released

January 11, 2010 Comments off

HKS have announced their own transmission cooler for the Nissan GT-R this week just prior to Tokyo AutoSalon. The front mounted oil cooler design goes up against some already strong entries in the market, one from regional affiliate HKS Kansai. The difference here is that HKS have seemingly chosen to directly cool the transmission fluid by way of pumping it through a front mounted, 15 row, oil cooler. The core dimensions of the cooler are 220mm x 220mm x 48.5mm.

In contrast, the HKS Kansai item cools the engine coolant that the GT-R pumps through the transmission to cool it before it reaches the transmission by way of a water cooler in the same location. Which is best?

Anyways, the core is fed cold air from the front bumper by way of ducting that mirrors the ducting to the factory oil cooler, a slight modification to the standard front bar to open the airflow to this duct will be required.

In testing at Fuji Speedway, over a 15minute full on session, HKS saw the transmission temp level out at 127 degrees with the HKS DCT Cooler fitted. In comparison, with the standard setup they had to abort the run at the 11 minute mark as the transmission fluid temp hit 135 degrees celsius and showed signs that it would continue to climb.

Cooler transmission fluid temps increase fluid lifespan, offer smoother shifts on the track and decrease the chances that you’ll hit the inbuilt safety limp mode of the TCM. One other side effect of cooler transmission temps that HKS noticed while testing is that the engine coolant sees a subsequent drop in temperatures as well. I guess it’s job is made a little easier by not having to cool a 135 degree gearbox down.

Theres a few other details to note, and we should be able to clear up all the how’s and why’s on Friday at TAS.

Price is set at 262,500 yen in Japan.

Link: HKS Website

OS Giken Extend Range of Rear LSD Upgrades for the Nissan GT-R

February 12, 2010 Comments off

Some time back Sunline Racing worked together with well known Japanese manufacturer of all things clutch and LSD related, OS Giken, to come up with an improved rear LSD for the R35 GT-R. The result of this partnership was the OS Giken OS-TCD LSD. This flagship product is a easy to live with but high performance LSD in the OS Super Lock LSD range. It features unique oil control systems to ensure that all of the friction plates are kept lubricated all of the time. The result is a smooth performing LSD with extreme high performance capabilities which led Sunline Racing to shave seconds off their laptimes at the track.

The OS-TCD may be the ducks guts rear LSD but it comes at a price of 300,000 yen in Japan before tax.

OS Giken have now developed a less intense but still better-than-standard performing upgrade rear LSD for the GT-R known as the OS-NEO. The NEO is designed for daily driver GT-Rs who see some performance street driving and track days and are looking for a bit more predictable traction from the rear out of the turns without the interference of VDC. The NEO will set you back just 191,000 yen in Japan before tax.

OS Giken are also pegged to release a front LSD upgrade for the GT-R in coming months. This will compete with existing offerings from HKS Kansai.

Link: OS Giken LSD Range Release (Japanese)

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

December 2, 2009 Comments off

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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

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South Side Performance GTR820RR Turbos Net Big Horsepower

January 25, 2009 Comments off

South Side Performance’s new turbo kit hit the scene just a week ago but the first dyno numbers are in already. On the largely standard ZCG/SSP demo car it’s made 645hp @ the wheels with 645 ft lbs of torque. Average power and torque is up everywhere over stock and should make for one hell of a drive.

Boost for this run was 21psi and they managed to keep the AFR under control without putting the engine at risk at any time. This has got to be the limit of the standard fuel system surely?

Modifications to get it to this power include:

A video of the engine bay and exhaust sound follows the jump…

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