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Customer Cars : R35 Nissan GTR Upgrades at Titan Motorsports

July 20th, 2017 Comments off

Titan Motorsports Nissan GTR Builds – From Street to Fully Tuned

At Titan Motorsports, we have a long track record of building high-performance Toyota Supra’s and being the industry leader in 2JZ performance. More recently Godzilla has been on the attack, with our tuning shop filled to capacity with a healthy mix of the usual Supras and a ton of R35 Nissan GTR that have produced their own incredible results. Our current GTR builds cover full spectrum from daily driven street cars with basic upgrades to runway attacking half mile track cars.

With 2017 nearly halfway complete we wanted to take a moment and showcase some of our customer and shop builds to illustrate Godzillas potential from mild to wild.

2010 Pearl White R35 with TMS650 Stock Turbo Bolt On Package

    

The first customer R35 we’d like to showcase is this 2010 Pearl White R35 which receive a full bolt on TMS650 package. This package was bundled together with:

– 1000cc Injector Dynamics fuel injectors
– Deatschwerks 265LPH fuel pump
– TiAL blow-off valves
– Titan Motorsports intake system with an intercooler

With all these modifications and a tune developed by Titan Motorsports, this R35 sits at a comfortable 605HP; adding 50+ horsepower from the stock layout. Usually, we recommend installing an exhaust system with modifications this lite but this Zilla was already equipped with a Fabworx titanium exhaust. The owner operates a powder coating business and used the car as a showpiece for this business by coating the piping and intake manifold in a metallic copper high temp coating. The contrast of colors between the bolt on parts, the black accents surrounding them, and the Pearl White engine bay makes this car stand out with a unique flare.

 

Black Switzer Performance R35 Updated

This particular 2010 GTR was one of the earliest Switzer Performance builds, the team at Switzer are known for their flawless upgrade packages and this car is no differ. Being an early Switzer P800, this Obsidian Black R35 was showing a bit of its age when it arrived for a fresh transmission upgrade by ShepTrans. While the transmission was out being upgraded we took the time to service the car and update some of the aging items to current technology before retuning the car to make the most of the changes.

– Injector Dynamic’s new 1050x fuel injectors
– TiAL blow off valves
– Full Blown 270 fuel pump

 

Not One Daily Should Have All That Power

             Eric Kerwin of Titan Motorsports wanted to build a daily that would crush any punk that rolled up on him.  Pushing just over 1,000HP, Eric’s 2010 Pearl White R35 GT-R is the epitome of the ultimate daily. When Eric bought his R35 years ago he immediately went for the biggest bang for his buck. At one point, there was a stock VR38DTT in Erics R35 but after Titan got their hands on it there is nothing stock about it. The new Titan 3.8L Engine is built with:

– Titan Motorsports H11 Main Studs
– Titan Motorsports H11 Head Studs
– Titan heads with STD Ferrea valves, Beehive single springs, and titanium retainers. Ferrea valve seals, guides, and locks
– Titan Stage 3 cams with 276 duration and 11.76 lift
– Titan Lightweight Battery Kit
– Titan Crank Damper
– CP Custom Billet Forged 9.5:1 Carrillo Pistons
– Manley Rods Turbo Tuff rods
– King Engine Race bearings in STD size
– Full Blown 1100HP turbo kit with GTX3071R turbos on factory manifolds with upgraded Forge Motorsports Internal Wastegates.
– New OEM Oil pump

 

What Else Has Titan Been Working On?

Aside from R35’s coming in for bolt on performance parts we also have R35’s receiving custom fabricated exhausts, intakes, and piping, all being developed at Titan Motorsports. Over the years of getting to work with these R35’s, we’ve started seeing areas in the car that Titan can make an innovative difference in. We will continue to share with you what going on with these R35 builds here at Titan Motorsports.

Titan Motorsports R35 GTR Speed Density Conversion Kit

February 25th, 2016 Comments off

The R35 Nissan GTR factory mass air flow sensors have difficulty reading the additional airflow
provided with upgraded turbos and aftermarket blow off valves and in high boost OEM applications. To remedy this problem, the air volume must be converted to a speed density setup requiring the air temp sensor to be moved post-intercooler and a MAP sensor installed. Titan Motorsports has
created a plug-and-play kit that resolves this problem relocating the intake air temperature sensor from the factory MAF Housing to the Upper intercooler upper pipe.

This kit is a recommended upgrade for R35 GTRs making more than 700whp or those wanting to run Vent-to-Atmosphere Blow-Off Valves. This installation takes 5 minutes and the included Plug-N-Play harness allows the car to be returned to stock. It should be noted this modification will require an ECU re-tune calibration for Speed Density, with proper calibration there is no change in drivability.

Included in this kit :
-Intake Air Temperature and Map Sensor (all in one)
– Motorsports Grade Plug and Play Harness

Available Now on Site : Titan Motorsports R35 GTR Speed Density Kit

Titan Motorsports releases Nissan GTR Adjustable Front Control Arm Kit

October 17th, 2013 Comments off


Titan Motorsports has released it’s latest offering for the popular Nissan GTR, it’s chromoly front control arm upgrade kit which features quick camber barrel adjusters. These tubular chromoly control arms are a direct replacement over the factory units.

A single barrel camber adjuster allows for quick alignment changes by loosening the jam nut, inserting a standard 1/4 ratchet into the end of the barrel adjuster and turning to lengthen and shorten the upper rod end. The adjuster allows for changes from a factory setup to significant negative camber for those wanting to run wider tires and increase grip at the track. In addition to the benefits of camber adjustments, these control arms also replace all rubber bushings with durable race proven FK spherical bearings reducing play and increasing feedback for the driver when using tires with increased grip.

The control arm comes complete with all spacers and hardware required for installation.

Available Now on our Website : Titan Motorsports Nissan GTR Adjustable Front Control Arm

Custom Nissan GTR 6 Point Rollbar in Deep Blue Pearl

October 11th, 2013 Comments off


The Nissan GTR Roll bar has been a huge success for us as many sanctioned race tracks require such for cars going quicker than 11.50 in the quarter mile. Our standard bars options in a variety of colors fit most consumers requirements, however every now and then we get custom requests which we’re more than happy to produce (at an additional cost of course). This particular customer was interested in a 6pt Roll Bar for his Nissan GTR. In addition to wanting 2 extra points of contact over our standard 4pt bolt in unit, the customer wanted the door bars to be removable and the color matched to his cars deep blue pearl exterior. With our new computer assisted bender from Baileigh Industrial we’re able to take customers ideas like this one and make them a reality. Designs are first drawn in CAD software and then sent to the bender allowing precision fit and repeatability. All of our roll bars are produced from chromoly and Tig welded in house before being sent off for finishing. Custom colors can be produced using powder coat for most colors, however in the event an exact match is not available we can have the bar painted using the same high quality paint process used on the cars exterior.

Titan Motorsports developing Billet Nissan GTR VR38 Engine Block

August 7th, 2013 Comments off


As we continue the build of our in house Copper development GTR, we continue to push the envelope with the hard parts that will encompass the engine and true heart of the build. With the success of our Titan Motorsports CNC head program and head and main studs, our attention has shifted to the lower end of the engine. Our development partners have already found great success with our Titan Motorsports stroker kit, and wanting to give them the tools to push further we began development of a full CNC block. The blocks have been designed to accommodate Darton MID sleeves that will have bores available to 100mm. The area surrounding the head studs has also been engineered to allow for additional material around the threads to beef up this crucial area.

Featuring a 2 piece design, the bottom girdle portion is machined from 7075-T6 Alloy that has been hard anodized black. The upper portion of the block will be machined from 6061-T6 Aluminum. The block has already been CAD rendered and the first raw materials have arrived and wait machining. We anticipate the completed product to be in our hands in the next 2-3 months for initial real world testing before being released to the general public.

Custom Ordered Titan Motorsports Bolt In Roll Bar for Nissan GTR

August 1st, 2013 Comments off

When we originally designed our Titan Motorsports Nissan GTR roll bar, our goals were to produce a versatile bar that would fit most consumers needs without requiring permanent modifications to the vehicle. Our standard bars fit the needs of most consumers and continue to be popular, however occasionally we’ll have special requests and do our best to work around our customers needs. A customer contacted us letting us know that he loved the bar, but wanted something he could still have access to the backseat when he wasn’t worried about going to the track. Our fabrication department was able to honor this customers request by incorporating a removable harness bar into the design that can be easily bolted and unbolted using a single bolt per side. Unlike our competition these bars are fabricated 100% in house here at Titan Motorsports using custom jigs and a state of the art computer control bender making sure all bends are precise and tight fitting to the car. Not outsourcing gives us complete control of the entire production allowing us to customize roll bars to the customers needs, from attachment options like this bar, to custom colors in quick order. We also have the ability to build complete chassis and weld in systems for the GTR and any other vehicle, and will be working on a 6 point weld-in mail order kit to be released in the near future for those GTR owners looking to equip their primarily track only cars with roll bars.

Titan Motorsports Nissan R35 GTR Street Intercooler Kit

May 14th, 2013 Comments off

Keeping inlet air temperatures low is a key to making consistent horsepower with any turbocharged application. To combat this problem in the Nissan GTR we have developed our new Titan Motorsports OE replacement Intercooler. The foundation for our intercooler upgrade start with a massive 22”x10”x4.50” core from an industry leading US manufacture. The core is then surrounded by CAD designed end tanks which are laser cut for consistency are TIG welded in custom fixtures to prevent warping.

The Titan Motorsports street intercooler kit features 2.75” diameter inlets and outlets and are bead rolled at our facility to prevent the charge pipes from blowing off at higher boost levels. This intercooler is designed so that the factory Nissan intercooler pipes or any other factory replacement piping system can be utilized. As a result there is no need for additional piping to be supplied with this kit. The plug and play nature of the Titan street intercooler allows the unit to be installed without modifying the factory bumper or any other factory panels, and allows the factory bumper support to remain intact. All necessary hardware and instructions are included with the core.

Available now on our website : Titan Motorsports Nissan R35 GTR Street Intercooler Upgrade

Titan Motorsports Event Coverage : TX2K13

March 20th, 2013 Comments off


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.

A Double Dose of Titan Motorsports demo Nissan GTRs

December 27th, 2012 Comments off

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.

Show Coverage : Festivals of Speed Orlando presented by Titan Motorsports

December 5th, 2012 Comments off

With the PRI Show over we loaded up our gear and headed straight to the Ritz Carlton for the Orlando Festivals of Speed. We’ve had the pleasure of displaying at the majority of the FOS events taking place and each year they somehow up the bar in terms of providing a quality show for exotic and performance cars to be displayed. This year was no different as high quality cars flooded the of the well manicured courtyards of the Ritz Carlton for the thousands in attendance to enjoy.

Cars on Display in the Titan Motorsports Booth :
Titan Motorsports Outlaw Supra
Titan Motorsports Gallardo TT
Titan Motorsports Nissan GTR (white)
Titan Motorsports Nissan GTR (grey)
Titan Motorsports Porsche 996 GT3 (white)
JB’s Ferrari 599GTB
JB Renntech Mercedes S63

We had the pleasure of having Bradi S and Veronika Sznajder representing Titan Motorsports all weekend providing additional beauty to the great machinery in our booth. A big thank you to our client JB for spending the day with us and displaying his tastefully modified Ferrari 599 and Mercedes S63 which we’ve had the pleasure of modifying for him. We’ll definitely be back for more of the Festivals of Speed next year in Orlando and look forward to venturing out to their other shows, including a recently announced trip to Amelia Island in March.