Posts Tagged ‘rods’

Boost Logic Release VR38 Stroker Kit for Nissan GT-R

May 20, 2010 Comments off

Boost Logic heats up the GT-R tuning scene a little more this week when they launch their stroker kit for the GT-R’s high tech VR38 engine. The focus of the stoker kit is the 4340 billet steel crankshaft machined to provide either a 92mm or 94mm stroke which offer displacement uplifts to 4.0 and 4.1 liters respectively. Note that block milling will be required for the 4.1 liter kit though. The kit also comes with the following:

  • Custom Cylinder Liners
  • CP Forged Aluminum Pistons
  • Piston Pins
  • Snap Rings
  • Piston Ring Set
  • Carillo H-Beam Connecting Rods
  • Billet Crank Shaft

Pricing is set at the $10,999 point but you’ll most definitely wanna get in touch with the guys at Boost Logic to find out more. You can do so via their website linked below…

Link: Boost Logic Website

Forged Performance Announce the VR38 FP1 Short Block for Nissan GT-R

April 21, 2010 Comments off

It keeps getting more interesting in the built VR38 world with another newly announced complete, built, short block hitting the market in a big way. This time hailing from much closer to home for many of you, Marietta GA, comes the Forged Performance VR38 FP1 short block for Nissan GT-R.

The Forged Performance FP1 Shortblock strengthens the GT-R engine for maximum reliable power! We start with a BRAND NEW VR38 block casting, and all new OEM parts. The OEM rods and pistons are replaced with Pauter forged rods, and our own spec Arias Extreme Duty pistons. The block is precision CNC machined to accept a new cast iron cylinder liner. The cast iron liner allows for the long term reliability and exceptional strength when running forged pistons at very high power levels. The is the same proven strategy used in numerous 1500whp+ builds in the exotic car world. After the liners are fitted the cylinder walls are bored and honed to .0001 tolerance and the block is decked flat. The liners are purposely left .001 above the deck for headgasket seating and block expansion purposes. This block is engineered to handle 1000whp+ easily.


  • Brand New VR38 OEM Block and Crankshaft
  • Pauter 4340 Billet Connecting Rods w/ ARP Rod Bolts
  • Forged Performance Spec Arias Extreme Duty 2618 Alloy Pistons (9:1 CR)
  • Forged Performance Spec Cylinder Liners
  • New Nissan Main, Rod and Thrust Bearings
  • Polished Crankshaft
  • Balanced Rotating Assembly
  • Assembled In-house by our Professional and Experienced Engine Builders

Way to go guys, another great and home grown product. If you’re interested in one of these you can expect to pay $12,090 plus freight including a brand new block.

If you’re supplying your own block, expect to pay less, around $8,590.

Hit up the Forged Performance website or contact them directly if you have any more questions, the guys are only too happy to help!

Link: Forged Performance Website

Carillo Rods and Pistons for Nissan GT-R

May 2, 2009 Comments off


Carillo manufacture serious rods and have joined with CP to develop rod and piston sets suitable for the Nissan GT-R. The CP pistons are a forged upgrade over the standard VR38’s cast items. The forged construction allows improved strength at a potential lower weight.

The Carillo connecting rods (conrods) are also forged in a H-beam configuration. The OE rods are forged too but are I-beam design. The H-beam rods are usually lighter than their I-beam counterparts while maintaining similar strength characteristics.

That’s pretty much all the info we have for now, if you’re interested in knowing more hit up Injected Performance at the link below.

Link: Injected Performance Blog

Garage Saurus Lightweight H-Beam Conrods for Nissan GT-R

April 19, 2009 Comments off


Garage Saurus have got the first sets of these H-beam forged connecting rods completed now as they make their first steps towards improving the internals of the VR38DETT’s bottom end. The H-beam design allows for a similar or improved strength over the forged I-beam standard rods with a significantly lower weight. In this case Garage Saurus weighed the standard conrods at 725.6 grams a piece while their H-beam items are just 582 grams each, a saving of 143.6 grams each or 861.6 grams of reciprocating mass total!

Each rod set comes fitted with ARP rod bolts and is rated for 800 ps. These will form an integral part of Garage Saurus’ upcoming engine upgrade set.

Update: Garage Saurus conrods priced at 168,000 yen per set.

Link: Garage Saurus Home Page