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SouthSide Performance Upgrades for Nissan GT-R Clutch Packs

March 29, 2009


It’s been a long product development cycle for SouthSide Performance on these. We originally got word that they were developing them back in October 2008. They’ve made it happen though and today they’ve announced the results of their efforts.

Two different clutch pack products are going on sale, from SSP the first of the two is the SS Clutch Pack. These are the first aftermarket OEM style clutch replacement solution for Nissan GT-R owners. Right now even Nissan will not replace a clutch on the GT-Rs sophisticated GR6 dual-clutch transmission so this is a godsend for anyone who’s modified their car and worn the clutches already. The SS Clutch Pack comes with 12 friction discs that are direct replacements for your factory items.

The second clutch pack is the RS Clutch pack. These have a larger (25% larger) friction surface area in order to handle the big power some of these modified GT-Rs are beginning to make. We’re told these RS Clutch Packs are perfect for those seeking up to 700 hp at the wheels.

Installation is relatively easy, something that can be undertaken at any competent transmission workshop. This is really good news for those who may not have too many R35 experienced techs in their neighborhood.

Price for the SS Clutch Pack is $1,399 with the RS Clutch Pack coming in at $1,599. Both should be ready to ship to customers at the end of April. For more information on ordering them, we urge you to go direct to SouthSide Performance at the link below.

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Link: SouthSide Performance Website


Sioux Falls, South Dakota (March 27, 2009) – South Side Performance is offering, another first for the R35 GTR, our SSP SS Clutch Packs and SSP RS Clutch Packs for the Nissan GR6 Dual Clutch Transmission. This component is another in a line of SSP products that strengthens and supports high horsepower GTR‘s.

In months of testing R35’s running very aggressive power combinations, SSP has tireless worked to create a wide array of components for the GR6 transmission in order to increase its ability to support high horsepower applications. SSP has experience with high horsepower AWD cars and knows that clutch packs are going to be a point of weakness once certain power levels are exceeded. So, instead of responding to failures after they happen, SSP has designed a solution to prevent clutch failures from happening in the first place.

At SSP we believe that one size rarely fits all and it is because of this that we are offering two different models of clutch packs. The first of these packs is a stock style replacement that includes 12 individual clutch discs that are nearly identical to those that come from the factory. These discs are meant for customers who have broken or worn out their existing discs, but do not plan to run high horsepower application. This is the first solution for owners who wear out their clutches and simply want to replace them with new units without buying an entirely new transmission.

The second offering is our RS Clutch Pack which has 25% more gripping force than the stock clutch packs due to an increased surface area. The disc itself is a complex compound of cotton, carbon fiber, synthetic organic fibers, and other materials. These new materials add to the strength of the discs while still retaining the properties that allow it to hold up in the submerged oil environment of the GR6’s valve body. This particular compound will hold 700 whp.

The best part of this modification is that it is a relatively easy installation that can be done at nearly any transmission shop. As a result, this is one of the simplest and most effective modifications a GTR owner can do to strengthen their transmission as a whole.

Price and Availability:
This upgrade is available for pre-order starting today for $1,399.00 for the SS Clutch Packs and $1,599.00 for the RS Clutch Packs. SSP will have these in-stock on a regular basis by the end of April. This means no more waiting weeks or months to get the parts you need, because with SSP your power solution is always just a phone call away. For more information contact us at: 605.331.7889 or by email sspwholesale@rocketmail.com and for more SSP Product listings visit: www.sspperformance.com