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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 Technical Factory SpecV Tuning – 730ps Turbo Upgrades

September 20, 2009 Comments off


HKS Technical Factory in Saitama Japan have been wondering to themselves about the capabilities of the Nissan GT-R SpecV. Not so much in standard form, but with respect to how it responds to light tuning modifications. Quite well it would seem. With the HKS GT600 kit installed, the SpecV’s larger turbos are much happier with high boost than the standard GT-R’s.

This goes doubly so when HKS TF take the SpecV turbos and tweak them for further gains. They’ve made 700ps at the wheels hubs on their own SpecV measured with a Dynapack dyno.

HKS TF plan to develop these turbos and eventually bring them to market with a reasonable price tag.

Hit up the link below for specs on the turbos and more photos…

Source: GTR-World – SpecV, the best tuner car?

HKS Technical Factory Spoiler High Mount Kit for Nissan GT-R

August 19, 2009 Comments off


Here’s something creative for those after a little something more for their track GT-R without going to the extravagance of a full blown picnic bench GT wing. HKS TF have devised a pair of handy spoiler risers that lift the rear wing up that extra couple of inches. This allows you to get that extra downforce while utilising practically all your factory hardware and retain the center brake light.

Supplied in the kit are the two risers and a center pillar manufactured in FRP. Cost is 72,450 yen in Japan but you’ll likely need to have them painted to suit.

Link: HKS Technical Factory Website

HKS Superior Spec-R Full Titanium Exhaust Available Now

July 10, 2009 Comments off


We got our first hint about the HKS Superior Spec-R full titanium exhaust back in mid-June but had very little in the way of pricing or availability dates. Thats all changed now as HKS USA have made a press release statement regarding exactly that.

Just ten of these exquisite exhausts will be made available worldwide and at least a few of them are available now from your local vendors in the US. Lifting it’s design premise from the stainless HKS Legamax exhaust, this one is crafted in full titanium to result in a 10kg weight loss over the standard item.

Such a premium exhaust, of course, comes with a top shelf price tag, which is set at around the $5030 mark. You’re sure to maintain your exclusivity with this.

If having the premium exhaust out of Japan is your thing, you can hitup one of the links below and see about getting one of these for yourself from someone you know locally.

Link: HKS Superior Spec-R Exhaust @ MVP Motorsports
Link: HKS Superior Spec-R Exhaust @


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 Release More Intake and Exhaust Goodness

June 15, 2009 Comments off


June is GT-R month for HKS as they chose to announce a few more additions to their lineup of GT-R tuning products. We saw the famous HKS “pretzel” LEGAMAX Premium exhaust almost 12 months ago now so it’s about time to see the next logical step in the HKS exhaust evolution. Naturally the full titanium version.

The HKS Superior Spec-R Exhaust is the top of the range exhaust for the Nissan GT-R. It’s titanium construction results in a 10kg weight reduction over the stock setup. It comes with a few cool features like slitted tips to lower noise output and larger diameter piping. No exact pricing or availability dates yet.

Next up is the HKS Racing Suction Reloaded air filter / intake piping kit. This twin filter kit replaces the GT-R airboxes and mounts foam type filters up front to get access to the cool outside air. It’s said to improve performance in the mid range and enhance the sound of your GT-R. These ones are already available in stock at

Link: HKS Racing Suction Reloaded @
Link: HKS Superior Spec R Exhaust @ SHH Proshop Blog


HKS GT600 Sports and Racing Kit for Nissan GT-R Released

June 14, 2009 Comments off


HKS’s GT570 Racing kit has been a huge hit with GT-R owners both in Japan and overseas. HKS have extended the kit before to suit street cars by producting the GT570 Sports package which shipped with high-flow catalytic converters to keep emissions in check. Now they’ve gone another step further and produced a second pair of packages known as the GT600 Racing and GT600 Sports kits.

The GT600 package evolves the existing GT570 kit and in fact ships with all the same equipment plus a few extras. Those include the HKS Premium Suction kit – large diameter OE intake piping replacements – a fuel regulator and a fuel pump. The GT600 kit also ships with the HKS Superior Finisher fitted with an exclusive GT600 badge. A small dyno comparison chart of all four kits can be seen below:


The pricing for each kit has also been released, for the GT600 Racing package you get three options. The GT600 Racing base package is 882,000 yen. For the less obnoxious “Silencer Version” fitted with an additional muffler in the exhaust you will pay 903,000 yen. Finally for the LEGAMAX Premium exhaust version you’re looking at 1,155,000 yen all up.

If being street legal is your thing, then you’ll opt for the GT600 Sports package at 1,197,000 yen for the base package for 1,470,000 yen including the LEGAMAX Premium exhaust.

The GT570 Racing package base price is 598,500 yen so you’re looking at ponying up just under 300,000 yen more for the GT600 Racing kit that most buyers will go for.

Link: HKS Website / HKS GT600 Release

HKS Hit Fuji Speedway Bearing New Aero for Video Option

March 18, 2009 Comments off

HKS New GT Wing at Fuji Speedway

Well it’s not pretty but it seems to get the job done. HKS hit Fuji Speedway this week with a new GT Wing firmly bolted on the back of their Nissan GT-R. The aim of the outing was to set a time attack laptime for the upcoming Video Option DVD to be released late next month, the 26th of April.

HKS also had their time attack Evo X out up against the GT-R with race driver Nobuteru “Nob” Taniguchi behind the steering wheel.

The GT Wing is not the only change to the GT-R however, the HKS R35 is fitted up with the street legal HKS GT570 Sports Package which is a high-flow catalytic converter fitted version of their widely renowned but de-catted HKS GT570 Racing Package.

Even with the cats in this car is quick though, they managed a 1:48.94, a time they expect to better before too long. Nice…

So who loves big wings?

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

HKS Release Street Legal GT570 Sports Package

February 19, 2009 Comments off

For those of us not willing to take the risk of failing an emissions test the HKS GT570 Racing Package presents a problem. It ships with decat exhaust components mainly and depending on your local regulations this may not technically be legal.

To suit on-road street legal applications with almost identical performance, HKS have now released the HKS GT570 Sports Package which includes pretty much what you’d expect to see on a street legal version of the HKS GT570 Racing Package kit. That is:

  • HKS Stainless Metal Catalyzer Midpipes (75mm x 2 into 80mm x 1)
  • HKS Aluminium Intercooler Piping
  • HKS EVC Electronic Boost Controller
  • HKS Super SQV Blow Off Valves with Piping Kit
  • HKS Upgraded Turbo Wastegate Actuators
  • HKS Super Fire Racing M45HL Spark Plugs

Suitable for both series I (12/2007 to 12/2008) and series II (01/2009 onwards) GT-Rs the kit is priced around the 913,500 yen mark in Japan.

This is somewhat of an increase over the 598,500 yen retail price of the GT570 Racing Package. The price of staying legal…

Link: HKS 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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