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SSP Radiator Upgrade for Nissan GT-R

July 8, 2009


I’m surprised it’s taken this long to see a upgraded radiator for the GT-R but today SSP have a press release regarding exactly that.

Featuring a 1.5 inch core thickness, the SSP radiator is a full lightweight aluminum item that is designed as a direct replacement, straight fit upgrade for the GT-R.

Cooling the VR38 is of top priority for many owners who push their cars to the limit on the circuit and a radiator is logical place to start. Hit up the full press release after the jump…

Link: SouthSide Performance Website


SSP (July 8, 2009) – South Side Performance is offering, another first for the R35 GTR, our SSP GTR 800 Aluminum Radiator. This component is another in a line of SSP products that not only looks great but keeps your high horsepower GTR’s cool.

In weeks of testing GTR R35’s, SSP has vigorously worked hard to create a wide array of components for the VR38 engine. SSP has experience with high horsepower AWD cars and knows that the radiator would begin to have cooling problems at the 700 horsepower threshold. The OEM radiator is 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 the GTR’s fire breathing engine from overheating.


Weight and quality materials were SSP’s main focus when deciding on a final design. SSP utilized a lightweight aluminum 1.5” thick core. SSP used an open fin spacing design which allows for an astounding 88 cooling tubes. SSP’s new radiator design is a direct bolt in, and completely utilizes all the factory fittings.