We just returned from TX2K13, the annual Super meet in Houston, TX. What originally started as a Supra meet over 10 years ago has blossomed into a Mecca performance enthusiasts from around the country. This year marked the changing of the guards, as what was once marketed as the annual “Supra Meet” was overrun by GTRs. Sure there were a plethora of clean Supras, Porsche, Lamborghini, Ferraris and late model domestics, but no car seemed as popular as the Nissan GTR.
Thursday we attended the GTRLife night party at Wild Wing Cafe and first got our glimpse of how popular the GTR would be at the meet when the entire parking lot was filled with Nissans latest Super car.
The dyno event took place at Hennessy’s facilities which features dual dynos, one RWD unit and and AWD unit. The RWD dyno had a sensor failure early in the afternoon which prevented many of the heavy hitters from being able to put down the big numbers they intended. While the drag strip has always been the official landmark event for TX2K, everyone knows the real action happens on the street. Houston’s finest have caught on and had their fleet working overtime trying to prevent the street races, however many went down without a hitch. The Omni hotel was overwhelmed with ever inch of it’s parking lot filled with high power cars just looking for their next victim. A quick search for TX2K on YouTube will reveal plenty of entertaining videos and events in “Mexico” for those interested in seeing what goes on after hours.
This year marked the first year in some time that we did not bring our Copper Supra, or any cars for that matter. The Supra was tested earlier this spring yielding the 201mph trap speed, however conflicts with our race team, as well as track conditions for the weekend forced us to make the tough decision to leave the car at home. We’re also currently in the process of doing a full upgrade to our GTR house car, and felt rushing it for this one event wouldn’t be the correct thing to do for this development process. We’ll get an earlier start next year and look forward to bringing out our full arsenal, as well as customers to enjoy what has become the can’t miss event if you’re a performance enthusiast. A big thank you to Peter Blach for putting blood sweat and tears into making sure this event is everything it can be, we’re proud to sponsor such a fantastic event.
As experts in import and turbocharged performance we’ve often been asked our thoughts on the Nissan GTR platform as it so closely resembles a modern version of the Supra in terms of it’s tune-ability and fan fare among the performance community. We’ve been building and installing parts for these cars since they were released but felt it was finally time to purchase one for the shop to demo and further develop parts for the hardcore enthusiast. In true Titan fashion we decided not to purchase just one GTR, but rather 2. The two cars have already been extensively upgraded, one will remain a more street-able version that our customers can relate to, the second will be involved in an extreme full build.
First up is our Sales Manager Eric Kerwin’s 2010 Nissan GTR in Brilliant White Pearl. The car features the first set of HRE’s new C106S, a conical version of their new 6 spoke 106 wheel. The wheels were finished in a unique matte gold center and gloss gold lip to provide extra contrast against the brilliant pearl white paint. The factory run flats were removed in favor of Michelin Pilot SuperSport tires in 285/35/20 335/30/20 sizings, a tire upgrade we feel is one of the best bang for you buck upgrades available for the GTR currently. The car was lowered using KW’s sleeve coil over kit which allows the ride height to be adjusted while maintaing the factory electronic suspension controls. We also installed our popular Titan Motorsports Bolt in GTR roll bar to keep the car legal at the track.
With the suspension and wheels taken care of, some extra power was needed to help round out the car and make Eric’s daily commute a bit quicker. Speed By Design Intakes, Midpipe, Downpipe and Exhaust were installed on the car. We also added a set of Speed By Design upgraded fuel pumps and Injector Dynamics ID1000 injectors before tuning the car with a custom Titan Motorsports tune delivered through the Cobb Access Port. Eric’s car was designed around delivering basic performance upgrades that any GTR owner can have installed in a weeks time or less providing for significant improvements in all aspects of the vehicle without sacrificing the ability to be daily driven. Nero’s gray GTR current features a nearly mirror image of the upgrades to Eric’s car but will be undergoing the knife soon as it will get a fully built complete with our Titan Motorsports Stroker kit, upgraded turbos and fuel system in hopes of becoming king of the streets.
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HRE has long been known as a performance-driven company where strength, lightness and superior engineering have driven some of the most iconic wheel designs of the past three decades. Now it has something new – clean sheet designs that sprang from the intersection of racecar engineering, exotic materials and organic European design language. This is the wheel line that will change everything: the HRE Series S1.
Series S1 debuts with three new models, including the 5-spoke mesh S101, the V-5 spoke S104 and the split 5-spoke S107 wheel, available in diameters ranging from 19 to 22 inches. Widths range from 7 to 14 inches and customers have the choice of optional titanium assembly hardware. Features include sculpted spoke geometry and lightweight pocket machining inspired by HRE’s world-record breaking motorsports division, conical profiles borrowed from HRE’s Monoblok line and faces that extend all the way to the wheel lip for style inspired by the latest supercars. The result is a wheel that is stunningly gorgeous, completely refined, totally performance-driven and absolutely HRE.
· Lifetime Structural Warranty, 2-Year Finish Warranty
· Lightweight designs for performance cars, coupes and sedans.
· Aerospace-grade 6061-T6 forged aluminum for high strength-to-weight ratio
· Lightweight titanium assembly bolts optional
· Engineered to minimize unsprung mass and rotational inertia for maximum performance and handling
· CNC machined to custom specifications for your specific application
· OE TPMS and lug hardware compatible for ease of installation
· Centerlock options available
Available in 19″, 20″, 21″ and 22″
Titan Motorsports carries the complete lineup of HRE Wheels, to get pricing for your application please call or email our sales staff for a quote.
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This weekend Palm Beach International Raceway was a busy place with FormulaD, Slammed Society, and Global Time Attack all hosting events at the track. We were on hand supporting our good friend Jon Miller with his brand new Scion FRS, the first to enter Time Attack competition here in the states. Just prior to the event taking place we installed a set of Hawk Blue Pads and performed a brake flush on the car, beyond that the car remained primarily stock and was entered into the Street RWD Class. The car handled great and logged as many laps as any other car out there, however it was outgunned on the long straights by cars with 2-3 times the horsepower output of the bone stock boxer power plant and just missed the podium finishing 4th.
The car show was a testament to the dedicated fans of FormulaD who braved the scatted thunderstorms that peppered the track throughout the day. Our good friends at HRE brought out an amazing Ferrari F458, Audi R8 V10 and their latest wheel releases and finishes.
FormulaD put on an amazing event, the course change from last year made for plenty of action and great tandem battles. We where rooting for our local friend Chelsea Denofa in his M3, who eventually lost to event winner Daigo Saito after colliding on an insane entry. I was quite impressed with the SC430 of Saito (and the smoke screens he was leaving his chasers in),powered by a 3.4L 2JZ which uses nitrous to help keep the turbo spooling quickly during transition.
The event was a great success and the changes PBIR made to the track allowed for an increased number of grandstands that were packed most of the weekend. I’m a huge fan of drifting and with each successful event I attend I begin to wonder when one day those internet rumors of us fielding a team will become a reality, only time will tell.
Categories: Events brz, drifting, Formula Drift, frs, frs brakes, frs wheels, HRE wheels, palm beach racing, PBIR, Performance parts, Scion Racing, Titan, titan motorsports
Oakley Design has released their complete lineup of parts for the Lamborghini LP700 Aventador. Included in the available upgrade packages are a host of Carbon Fiber Trim and Aerodynamic pieces, Titanium Exhaust, ECU tune and suspension and wheel and tire package. Titan Motorsports is an authorized Oakley Design distributor based in Orlando, FL, we can supply the complete Oakley catalog of Exotic performance products and ship worldwide.
For pricing on the complete line of Oakley Design products for Porsche,Lamboghini or Ferrari please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 407-277-8423.
This weekend Festivals of Speed put on another one of its great Motorsports and Luxury Lifestyle showcases at Mission Inn Resort in Howey in the Hills. On display in front of the beautiful Mission Bay clubhouse was DVH’s Black Twin Turbo Gallardo and our customers Speed Yellow 996tt.
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The latest project car in our stable, my Porsche 996 GT3 just received a fresh set of gloss black 18″ HRE R40 Monoblock wheels.
The R40 was designed for motorsports and is used by countless teams in both drifting and Grand Am. The HRE R40 starts with super lightweight 6061 castings and are engineered to be as light as possible without sacrificing strength, all while offering maximum brake clearance. This particular set weighs in at just over 18lbs front and 20lbs rear, saving over 30lbs of rotational weight from the vehicle.
Titan Motorsports carries the complete line of HRE custom forged wheels for all applications, let one of our sales staff help the right wheel and finish for you.
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HRE Performance Wheels has added two new designs to its P40SC Monoblok Series, featuring ultra-lightweight, precision-machined spoke geometry available with a sophisticated conical face. The new Monoblok P40SC line uses the same forged alloy single block construction as the P40S, but new forging and machining processes developed by the California based luxury wheel brand allow HRE to create stronger, lighter, more aggressively styled Monoblok wheels thanks to technology born on the wind-swept hairpins of Pike’s Peak and the chicanes of America’s fastest road courses.
The new P40SC line is available as the P40SC mesh, P43SC multi-spoke, P44SC V-Five, P45SC five-spoke and P47SC split-five spoke in 19 and 20-inch sizes diameters with widths ranging from 8 to 13-inches and a wide variety of custom offsets. Every wheel starts as a single block of aerospace grade 6061-T6 aluminum forged in California, and after a painstaking design and engineering process, is machined into its final shape at HRE’s cutting-edge facility in San Diego. All five new Monoblok designs utilize spoke geometry that not only look fantastic, they provide the strength, rigidity and lightweight characteristics that are essential for proper performance in modern sports or supercars.
This weekend we ventured out to Route46 for the third installment of the annual Simply Clean show. We typically don’t modify vehicles for appearance only or stance, however we can appreciate other passion for their vehicles regardless of the vehicles use. The turnout for this show was one of the largest I can remember in recent memory, and the quality of vehicles present was very high. The parking within the complex quickly filled up and the surrounding overflow lots were full of cars as far as the eye could see. We had a great time displaying our Speed Yellow 996tt, Track Day E92 BMW M3, and RHD R33 Skyline and are already looking forward to next years event.
Have you ever wanted to see how an HRE wheel is made? Thanks to eGarage, we are able to bring you just that. Take the tour with Alan Peltier, President of HRE Wheels, as he guides you through the complete process of how HRE Wheels are designed, engineered, and manufactured.
Like what you see? Titan Motorsports offers the entire line of HRE wheels, and can put together a great wheel and tire package for your vehicle. Give us a call!