Posts Tagged ‘jotech’

Jotech Gives us a Peek at a Darton Sleeved VR38 Block

April 27, 2010 Comments off

Always good to get a look at the finished product, after first hearing about Darton having sleeves for the VR38DETT some time back now, here’s the first photos I’ve personally seen of them actually fitted up.

These photos are courtesy of Jotech Motorsports based in Texas who are now offering the sleeving service for $1,100 in labour plus $1,325 for the sleeves themselves provided you deliver them your OEM block. If you want them to provide a block it’s another $3,231 on top.

Hit up their website for their contact details linked below…

Link: Jotech Motorsports Website

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

Buddy Club P-1 Racing Suspension for Nissan GT-R

October 13, 2009 Comments off


Well known Japanese motorsports part manufacturer Buddy Club has revealed a new range of suspension specifically for the Nissan GT-R under the P-1 Racing Damper brand. The suspension is available in a range of applications from street to circuit and features height and damper adjustability. The dampers come fitted with sleeved Eibach primary and helper springs to keep the ride smooth and controlled. Aluminium top mounts also contribute to keeping the weight down.

Probably one of the most interesting point to note about this suspension is it is perhaps the first aftermarket coilover set that is compatible with the GT-R’s in dash damper adjustment switch.

This direct fit suspension is due to be for sale soon via at Jotech Motorsports. Final pricing still to come at time of writing.

Link: Buddy Club US Website
Source: Jotech via NAGTROC Forums

Pauter Billet Connecting Rods for the Nissan GT-R’s VR38

October 7, 2009 Comments off


Jotech Motorsports has just announced the availability of Pauter rods for the VR38 application. These high quality, high strength connecting rods are a single rib E4340 chromoly forged rod designed for high horsepower applications.

The Pauter rods are strong but they’re also lighter than the standard rods at 655.55 grams per rod versus 725.75 grams for each stock rod. A total reciprocating mass saving of 421.2 grams over across the six cylinders of the VR38 engine.

Featuring ARP-2000 rod bolts, a set of these will set you back $1290.

Link: Jotech Motorsports Website
Link: Pauter Website

Noteworthy GT-R Drag Times: Our Top Three

November 22, 2008 Comments off

We’re seeing quite a few guys stateside with their Nissan GT-R’s out at local drag strips these days and some interesting things are happening. The first is, transmissions aren’t breaking in huge numbers like some predicted. Go figure…

Secondly drag times are coming down, whether it’s the cold weather or people are just starting to “get” how to drive the GT-R or a combination of both.

Not Stock: 10.9 ET
Last week we saw the GT-R finally dip into the 10’s when Jotech Motorsports ran a mildly worked GT-R for a 10.9 @ 129 mph. Amazing work with what amounts to intake, exhaust, boost and tuning.

Almost Stock: 11.212 ET
On the more standard side of the street some cool things have been happening as well. FikseGTR from NAGTROC has run his almost standard GT-R at Moroso Motorsports park during a test and tune session. He put in a great effort to see an 11.212 @ 122.24 mph without using launch control. That’s right, no launch control needed. The only modifications he’s running is a COBB Tuning AccessPORT canned tune and a pair of K&N panel filters. Boost level in this tune tops out at 14 psi, less than 1 bar of boost. Good work! Video below.

Bone Stock 11.691 ET
Last but not least has to be HybridMT’s recent record for fastest standard GT-R down the 1/4 mile without using the launch control. He managed a 11.691 @ 120 mph. His 60ft time was 1.90. His GT-R is completely standard without a single modification and his secret to success is, “just mash the pedal in auto mode”.

(Update, bone stock record has since been lowered to 11.67 @ 120mph)

Great work and while we all know the GT-R is not in any way shape or form designed to be a 1/4 mile racer it’s nice to know some people are having fun pursuing it for their own reasons.


First Nissan R35 GT-R In the 10’s – 10.9 @ 129mph

November 17, 2008 Comments off

We’ve been expecting 10’s to be broken into for a while now. Quite a few guys had run in the 11.0’s so surely it was right around the corner. Despite their best efforts though traction was a major issue even with the GT-R’s ATTESSA AWD system.

Today 10’s have been achieved in the US by a Dallas, Texas based workshop Jotech Motorsports. The owner of the car is D3GTR on the NAGTROC forums and it was built by Kenny Tran of Jotech.

The car is of course modified, running a HKS GT570 kit, Mine’s Exhaust, and the COBB Tuning AccessPORT. It’s making 548 hp and 573 lb/ft of torque.

Unbelievably, the run was done on a cold track with the 22″ wheels and street tires you see here fitted up.

Congrats guys.



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