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SouthSide Performance 65mm Billet Throttle Bodies for Nissan GT-R

June 19, 2009 Comments off


SouthSide Performance have been tackling the GT-Rs throttle bodies in a quest for a larger opening and a more responsive drive. SouthSide aren’t the first to go down this path as even Nissan has recognized that the base model GT-R could do with some improvement on the throttle body side of things when refining the SpecV’s version. These should be quite a bit larger though.

These billet items should be released soon as they’re currently in the final testing phases.

Link: SouthSide Performance Website

Haltech Release Platinum Pro ECU for Nissan R35 GT-R

June 17, 2009 Comments off


This month marks the end of quite a long development process for the much anticipated Haltech fully programmable ECU for the Nissan R35 GT-R. The guys have released it now for Japanese and Australian delivered GT-R models with US delivered models to follow shortly.

High Performance Fuel and Ignition ECU for Nissan R35 GTR

The next generation in engine management. Purpose built for Nissan’s supercar, the Platinum Pro R35 GTR ECU is a fully programmable ECU interfacing directly with all the standard Nissan sensors and on board computer systems, taking control of all the essential engine management tasks such as fuel delivery, ignition timing, boost levels, camshaft positioning and correction maps.

The Platinum Pro R35 GTR ECU even interfaces with the factory Nissan CAN Bus for on board diagnostic and troubleshooting. The Platinum Pro R35 GTR ECU unlocks the limitless potential of Nissan’s VR Powerhouse.


  • Sequential Fuel Control
  • Direct Fire Ignition Control
  • Variable Camshaft postion mapping
  • Knock Detection
  • Engine Rev Limiter
  • Closed loop boost control
  • Launch control
  • Closed loop wideband 02 control
  • On board data logging
  • Speed density, Alpha-N or MAF tuning
  • Additional user definable inputs and outputs
  • Windows Software

In terms of those GT-R owners who have managed to extract big power with existing technologies (such as OE ECU re-flashes) you’ll be well aware of the protective nature of the stock ECU. Boost cuts, limp modes and so on all hold you back whether you’re on the drag strip, circuit or even occasionally just hard driving on the street. To utilise the GT-R’s VR38 to it’s full potential, this should be on your wish list.

For those of you chasing hard data and results, I point you in the direction of the recent NAGTROC thread where “One Lap of America” winner Underpressure has been tuning and testing with his Haltech unit already and has published some pretty amazing in-progress dyno charts.

Link: Haltech Website
Link: NAGTROC thread – Results from Haltech Tune In-Progress

Nissan GT-R SpecV Turbos vs. Standard Turbos

June 4, 2009 Comments off

GT-R vs SpecV Turbo Comparison

When the price of SpecV parts were being made public via various Japanese media outlets many were firstly shocked that a SpecV badge could cost $1,500 and then intrigued why the SpecV‘s turbochargers were listed as a separate part with a higher cost.

Nowhere did Nissan mention that the turbochargers were different so why the cost?

Garage Saurus have had a SpecV in the workshop for a couple of weeks and couldn’t help themselves. They’ve pulled the exhaust off and taken photographs to compare.

What we see here is quite unexpected. A larger exhaust wheel combined with a totally different blade design. Add to that a what looks like a slightly larger volume exhaust opening. The SpecV’s turbo is actually a rather big improvement over the standard item then.

Garage Saurus have commented that this difference could mean we see a lot more horsepower without reaching the turbos limit from the SpecV versus a base model GT-R. Who’s game enough to do it though with a 16 million plus yen investment?

Link: Garage Saurus R35 GT-R Website

Euro Spec GT-R Cobb AccessPORT Coming Soon

June 1, 2009 Comments off


Good friends of ours at GTC are assisting the testing phase for the European spec Nissan GT-R Cobb AccessPORT as of right now. Their brand new Euro GT-R has the prototype maps installed and is undergoing road and dyno testing this week. We’ve been told to expect it any moment for delivery into the eagerly awaiting hands of the European GT-R owners.

Good news for those who feel the GT-R could be just that smidge better … or even those who feel it could do with a whole lot more actually …

While you’re here you may as well check out some pics of the GTC-R development car below, nice stickers!

Source: Thanks to Ben @ GTC-Racing and

Mine’s President Niikura-san Hints at New Tuning Products for Nissan GT-R

April 13, 2009 Comments off


In a recent statement, Mine’s CEO and President, Michizo Niikura-san has announced a confirmation of further developments on the Nissan R35 GT-R platform. Mine’s has been committed to developing products for GT-R enthusiasts since launch back in 2007 and most recently showed off their Mine’s Spec-X 6.0 GT-R representing the then pinnacle of their parts catalog.

Next up from Mine’s according to Niikura-san’s statement are releases for the 2009 (Series II) GT-R and the SpecV GT-R. ECU’s for both have been unlocked so expect updated VX-ROM releases in the very near future.

Outside of that, Mine’s is also working on their throttle body upgrade for the GT-R known as the “Super Big Throttle Body”, more carbon fibre products to enhance the aggressiveness of the GT-R’s looks, and finally, a VR38DETT Super Complete Engine upgrade featuring upgraded pistons and conrods among other things.

More on these new parts as news comes to hand.

Link: Mine’s Website
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GT-RR Release GT-RR 570 Premium Package

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Not to be mistaken for the “other” 570 hp kit the GT-RR 570 Premium Package comes with everything you need to get started in the GT-R tuning world at a level of quality not seen until now. Each part is hand chosen from GT-RR’s extensive range of tuning parts and is brought together into this kit to suit discerning GT-R owners with the urge to modify.

The package consists of the following parts:

  • Top Secret Titanium Hard Pipe Kit
  • Custom COBB AccessPort tune specifically for each car
  • Forge Adjustable Wastegate Actuators (with 4 interchangeable spring sets)
  • Esprit Turbo Outlet Pipes
  • Esprit Mid-Pipes (resonated, de-cat)
  • Synapse’s Blow Off Valves
  • HKS Spark Plug Set
  • HKS Super Hybrid Panel Filter Set

The kit requires you to have a Cobb AccessPort, something the guys at GT-RR can also sort out for you for a great price. All up you’re looking at $7,775 for the GT-RR 570 Premium Package.

Checkout the link below to see more detailed photos of each part and also take note of the new online ordering system available at Something that their team’s been working on for quite some time and is finally ready for customer use.

Link: GT-RR 570 Premium Package @