Posts Tagged ‘intercooler’

Blitz Intercooler and Suction Kit for Nissan GT-R Now Available

May 29, 2010 Comments off

We got our first look at the new Blitz intercooler all the way back in January at Tokyo AutoSalon. It’s a smart looking mild upgrade for the stock intercooler units which goes for the joined core look. That core is 260mm high 532mm wide and 100mm thick so it’s a decent step in the right direction while not being over the top and radiator airflow restricting. The big change since January is that it’s now buyable as of last week. The price hasn’t changed and it’s still set at the 260,400 yen mark.

Something we couldn’t get a look at in January though, but we’re told about, is the new Blitz Suction Kit for Nissan GT-R. These cast, polished aluminum items reduce the internal airflow resistance and improve air intake efficiency. They increase the internal diameter by 10mm on the turbo compressor side and also improve the air filter side by 10mm. They come with silicon hose joiners as standard and are priced at the 136,500 yen mark in Japan.

Links: Blitz Release for Intercooler and Suction Kit

GReddy Trust Intercooler Spec-R HG T29 Kit for Nissan GT-R

May 1, 2010 Comments off

GReddy have officially released and priced their latest offering in the cooling arena for the Nissan GT-R, their Spec-R HG T29 Intercooler Kit. The kit comes in two forms, the full kit and the conversion kit and is designed to replace not only your OEM intercoolers with a joined core crossover type intercooler but much of your intake and intercooler piping as well.

The full kit features polished hard piping kit to support Trust pod filters in replacement of the OEM airboxes, polished hard piping kit to replace the intercooler piping, silicon host joiners, GReddy blow off valves and other minor but very important items such as brackets and hoses. The full kit retails at 388,500 yen in Japan.

The conversion kit assumes you already have the Trust intake piping kit so removes the intake pipes and the blow off valves. It saves a little money and goes for around 312,900 yen in Japan.

With either kit, you’re crossing the airflow over so you should need to take into account that the airflow sensed by the left MAF (mass airflow sensor) will now be fed to the ECU to control the RIGHT throttle. So most people recommend extending the MAF wiring harness to correct this when using this type of intercooler. I do not see a mention of that being included in either of these kits so it’s something to be aware of.

Link: Trust GReddy Intercooler Release (Japanese)

HKS New Intercooler for Nissan GT-R Unboxed

February 3, 2010 Comments off

Lucky owners are already getting their hands on the hot new intercooler kits from HKS for the R35 GT-R. This GT-R owner from the NAGTROC club in the US has unboxed his to find an extremely attractive setup. The cores and ducting looks like the typical HKS top notch quality.

Head over to NAGTROC forums for the rest of the pics!

For more info on the cooler itself, check out our original post on the release.

Link/Source: NAGTROC Forums – HKS Intercooler Unboxed at Jotech Motorsports

Forge Motorsport Release Intercooler Upgrade for Nissan GT-R

January 22, 2010 Comments off

Forge Motorsports have finally released their anticipated intercooler upgrade kit for the Nissan GT-R. The upgrade turns the tables on the conventional GT-R intercooler design. Instead of two cores side by side this uses one long tube and fin core above another in a single long unit. The core size is 740mmx250mmx100mm. The benefits of this design are a greater overall volume and reduced pressure loss versus the standard intercooler. Overall the whole setup actually works out lighter than standard also with around 0.9kg shaved off the cooler and pipework setup.

In terms of performance improvement, Forge Motorsports noticed more area under the curve when dynoing this against a stock intercooler with improved cooling as well. With the standard cooler air intake temps were around the 43 degree C mark, with the Forge Motorsport cooler this dropped to 32 degrees C.

Everything you need for installation is included in the kit at just £1,800 GBP plus shipping. For UK residents that price is minus VAT.

Thanks to Ben @ GTC-R for the tip off.

Link: Forge Motorsport R35 Intercooler Product Page

HKS Intercooler Kit for Nissan GT-R Coming Soon

December 23, 2009 Comments off

HKS continue to come up with some new ideas in the R35 GT-R parts business, especially this week in the intake air cooling arena where suprisingly few companies have succesfully ventured so far. Perhaps the standard cooling solution is difficult to improve upon? Either way the HKS Intercooler Kit for the Nissan GT-R is a shift in the right direction I feel.

What HKS has done is ditched the standard intake air guide/ducting system and replaced it with their own carbon version. This allows them to choose a longer core (400×260) and gain important surface area in doing so. Available surface area in an intercooler can mean more efficient cooling but in this case HKS went with a thinner core (65mm) to do so. What you usually end up with when doing this is an increase in pressure drop across the intercooler but, this is something that HKS have thought of in advance and they’ve tried to design this away with a new inner fin design. The thin core design also helps in lessening the effect of blocking airflow to the radiator.

The HKS Intercoolers offer all this and at a lower weight as well losing 1.6kg over the standard items. There’s no pricing as yet but we’ll let you know when we find out around January 2010.

Link: HKS Website

Type1 Racing Intercooler Hard Pipe Kit for Nissan GT-R

November 29, 2009 Comments off


Flexible or rubber intercooler hoses tend to suffer with age and increases in boost pressure. It’s a safe bet that if it can expand then it will, especially when you’re running more boost than standard, and this can affect the driveability and response of the engine.

Type1 Racing are developing a neat polished aluminium hard-pipe kit to do away with these problems. This fully mandrel bent system also has an increased pipe diameter of between 63 and 70mm and comes complete with 4 layer silicon hose joiners and hardware.

All up the T1R hardpipe system beats the stock system in terms of weight also. It’s just 3.98kg total, about 2.5kg lighter than standard.

It’s due to be released in early 2010 so we’ll post back with pricing when it is.

Link: Type1 Racing Blog

Southside Performance Intercooler Upgrades for the Nissan GT-R

November 24, 2009 Comments off


Southside Performance has added to it’s lineup of parts today with the pre-launch preview of the SSP Front Mount Intercooler upgrades for the GT-R. These are designed to mount in the standard location and utilize all standard mounting hardware for easy instalation.

Tech specs like core dimensions, performance improvement over standard are still to come. What we can tell you is the price. SSP will sell these for $2399 MSRP.

We’ll update this post when we know more…

AMS Intercooler Upgrade Prototype for Nissan GT-R Photographed

October 2, 2009 Comments off


Spotted previously in rendered form, the AMS Intercooler for Nissan GT-R has now made it to prototype stage. The unit seen here is one of two prototypes that will be on display at SEMA and fitted up to the AMS Nissan GT-R for testing.

Very attractive units but no pricing or release date is set just yet…

Link: AMS Website
Link: AMS Intercooler thread on NAGTROC

Mine’s Parts Range Grows: Rear Underspoiler and Intercooler Piping Kit

August 8, 2009 Comments off


Three new parts from Mine’s hit my news feed today. First up is their intercooler piping kit. Built by hand in titanium and finished with typical Mine’s attention to detail. This kit replaces your OEM piping kit and ships with all the required hose joiners (in silicon) and fresh clamps.

The second and third parts really go together. The Mine’s Rear Underspoiler with Carbon Diffuser Fins. The rear underspoiler is a subtle dry carbon upgrade but integrates well with their diffuser fins.

No doubt these parts will not come cheap but Mine’s customers will not be shocked to learn that.

Link: Mine’s Website
Source: Corner Balance


AAM Competition Intercooler for Nissan GT-R

August 4, 2009 Comments off


Almost anyone who’s ever owned a turbocharged car before in their life KNOWS this. You need a bigger intercooler. Your factory ones do a job and is suitable for it’s intended purpose but as soon as you begin tuning you’re running into a problem. It’s simple and luckily most people get it. Air makes power, air goes in (intake) and air comes out (exhaust) and the cooler your intake air, the more dense the air is and the more power you make. Simple.

Remove some restrictions on both sides, better exhaust, less cats, better filters and more free flowing high performance intercooler and reap the benefits.

AAM has thus put the finishing touches on exactly what YOU need. Their new AAM Competition Intercooler for the Nissan GT-R has been fitted up in prototype form and it looks to fit the bill. Featuring a big volume increase by maxing out the use of available space, it still manages to bolt on in the OEM cooler location with no drama.

Looks pretty badass too. I’m sure we’ll be seeing pricing by the end of the week.

Thanks Clint from AAM!

Link: AAM – Altered Atmosphere Website
Link: Discussion thread over @ NAGTROC