Posts Tagged ‘chuck’

AMS Performance 1000hp GT-R Build: Turbo Kit Test Fit Time

June 5, 2010 Comments off

With the manifolds done and the engine still on the stands its the perfect time to test fit the turbo kit parts and to start building out all the custom length hoses, piping and mounting brackets they will need to bring it all together.

The AMS guys have also begun to build out the all important heat shield prototypes. With huge power comes a huge amount of heat and controlling that inside the tight GT-R engine bay will be key to the durability of this kit.

Hit up the AMS Perfomance Blog to follow this and other GT-R builds linked below…

Link: AMS Performance Blog

AMS Performance 1000hp GT-R Build: Ãœber Cast Manifold Prototypes

May 12, 2010 Comments off

The day has come in the process of building the AMS cast manifolds where they receive the prototype manifolds back from the casting shop. While these aren’t the exact final finish of the end product on the outside, the inside’s what matters and the guys say it’s top notch.

With these babies they’ll be able to re-install the engine build the remaining pieces of the kit and even get started on the tuning process.

Link: AMS Performance Blog

AMS Performance 1000hp GT-R Build: AMS Carbon Roof Premiers

April 18, 2010 Comments off

Work continues on Chuck’s GT-R and while we wait patiently for the gory details on the hardware they’ll be using to extract 1,000 ponies from his VR38 they’ve given us an update on some of the body lightening they plan on doing.

In this update you can see while there’s probably more than one way to skin a cat there’s only one way to skin a GT-R and it’s painful to watch. Off with Chuck’s roof for some proper roll cage installation and while it’s off what better time to design a new carbon roof skin replacement. So that’s what they guys at AMS Performance

The AMS R35 GT-R Carbon Fiber Roof shaves weight from the highest point of your car without sacrificing structural integrity. By lowering the cars center of gravity, handling is improved along with shedding unnecessary weight. The AMS Carbon Fiber Roof weighs only 7 pounds and even allows you to retain the factory headliner! This incredible looking roof adds performance to your race car, style to your show car and is perfectly at home on your street car.


  • 100% 2×2 weave carbon fiber
  • Saves 9lbs over the OEM roof
  • OEM fitment
  • Allows for factory headliner

Looks very slick and you won’t believe the price; AMS are saying this bad boy will sell for just $2,500 plus shipping. Very nice and bound to be popular. Check out their website for more info, linked below.

Link: AMS Performance Blog
Link: AMS Carbon Roof @ AMS Website

AMS Performance 1000hp GT-R Build Update

January 23, 2010 Comments off

The build up of this monster Godzilla is not being rushed in any way. AMS have gained their solid reputation from doing things right and so, in that tradition here’s their progress so far.

Last update we showed you how they used a co-ordinate mapping machine to map the inside of the GT-R engine bay. This was done so they could correctly size the turbo, manifold, wastegate and downpipe configuration to completely maximise the available space. Since then they have spent a lot of time at the CAD software designing how the manifolds will meet all of their design goals like:

  • Completely equal length
  • Port matched
  • Smooth transitions
  • Ease of manifold bolt access
  • Cast in 304 stainless steel

They finished their preliminary design earlier this month and so it was time to move to the fitment testing part of the project. AMS use a plastic composite mock up of the complete part. This is printed in a sophisticated 3D printer by building up layer upon layer of plastic material to slowly build out a exact size replica part within a very tight tolerance.

Once out of the printer they can actually bolt this up to the car to ensure their design matches reality and that it truly will fit into the car. This is the next steps. As you can see in these photos it’s already bolted up to the VR38, next step is to drop the motor in the car and check if the custom heat shields bolt up as planned.

If everything checks out, AMS can organize to have the part cast in stainless steel. Once that is done then they’ll have the moulds for production for other customer cars.

For more pics and details, hit up the AMS Performance website and blog linked below!

Link: AMS Performance
Link: AMS Performance Blog

AMS Performance 1000hp GT-R Build High Tech Introduction

December 16, 2009 Comments off

Well you may know by now that AMS has taken on the task of building Chuck H from NAGTROC’s Nissan GT-R into something of a beast. A Sen-bariki no bakemono if you will indulge me.

Well by now they’ve jumped right into the build and have already dropped the well loved but much abused original VR38 out of the engine bay. While it’s out they’ve gone completely high tech using a Stinger CMM (Co-ordinate Measuring Machine) to digitize the inside of the engine bay and the dimensions of the engine. With this data they can layout the stonking great turbos they’ll need to shoehorn in on a simulated GT-R before they need to start mocking up parts in fabrication.

Just another example of how you do things right the first time and how serious AMS are about the end product being perfect.

Check out the video but don’t forget you can follow the progress (with loads more pics) on AMS’s blog and get pinged on updates on their Twitter!

Link: AMS Website / Blog / Twitter


AMS Set Sights on 1000hp Extreme Nissan GT-R

November 25, 2009 Comments off


You’ll have most certainly heard a lot about AMS’s work on the Nissan GT-R over here on GTRBlog, on NAGTROC, at time attack events, at SEMA, at meets and from owners themselves. They’ve already built some epic GT-Rs and taken a few records along the way such as the pump gas quarter mile record.

You may also know them from their other builds like their 1142awhp Evo-VIII that runs mid 8’s or their time attack Evo-X build that is taking out it’s own horsepower records and first places at events such as the Redline Time Attack in the tough highly competitive unlimited AWD and modified classes.

It’s easy to see that these guys know their business well and envision just how they will take the GT-R to the next level on what will be their most epic GT-R project to date.

The base for the build is also well known to readers, it is well known as John Reese’s ex drag record breaking black GT-R. First to drop into the mid-10 second quarter mile bracket it was also the first to bust a gearbox spectacularly on camera.

Now in the hands of NAGTROC co-founder Chuck H the GT-R has already been transported to AMS’s headquarters to begin the teardown for the build.

While much attention will be paid to breaking into the four digit horsepower arena, the known weak points of the gearbox and drivetrain will not be ignored. AMS are not saying exactly what’s planned yet but we’re excited to hear that a great deal will be done in that space. Something that will benefit a lot of other GT-R owners in the long run.

Stay tuned to GTRBlog and NAGTROC to see how the build progresses over time!

Link: AMS Performance Website
Link: AMS 1000hp Nissan GT-R Thread on NAGTROC

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