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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Titan Motorsports introduces our cylinder head and valve train upgrade program for the Nissan GTR and it’s VR38 engine platform. The VR38 engine platform is a very robust platform to begin with, however utilizing cylinder head technology gained from our years of racing and building turbocharged engines, Titan Motorsports was able to improve the factory cylinder heads. Computer aided CNC porting allows exact dimensions to be tested and replicated across all 6 cylinder ports, achieving equal airflow for all 6 cylinders. These results can not be produced or replicated using traditional hand cylinder porting, and allow for more exact ECU tuning and additional horsepower as a result of the additional airflow.
The valvetrain was produced in partnership with industry leader Ferrea to ensure the valve and spring package would operate harmoniously with the increased airflow provided from the CNC porting. This upgraded cylinder head utilizes an upgraded OEM valve size and dual spring combination in conjunction with titanium retainers to maintain the lightest valve train possible without sacrificing durability. Reducing the valvetrain weight allows the engines redline to be raised and consistent and reliable engine revolutions in the 9000+ range to be achieved.
The factory head flows 280CFM on the intake side and 202 CFM on the exhaust side at 28″ test pressure. With our CNC port and upgraded valvetrain the result was 332 CFM on the Intake side and 242 CFM on the exhaust side at the same 28″ test pressure. The complete package results in an astounding gain of 52CFM on the intake side and 40CFM on the exhaust without any sacrifice in reliability or drivability. All flow tests were completed on the latest 1020 Super Flow bench using advanced data collection which allows for a more accurate reading over the Super Flow 600 it replaces (which typically reads 10-12 CFM higher).
Available Now on our Website : Titan Nissan GTR CNC Cylinder Heads
Manley Pro Series connecting rods are forged from aircraft quality 4340 vacuum degassed material. Each rod is fully machined in the Manley Lakewood, NJ factory to the highest standards. Our signature “Turbo Tuff” design combines the appropriate weight and rugged strength for ultimate horsepower applications. Each rod is shot peened after machining and magnafluxed. Bores are round and without taper. Bend and twist is tightly controlled. Like our “Turbo Tuff” series, our 300M rods utilize all of the same machining processes and our held to the same high standards but are made from 300M alloy. Cap fasteners are 7/16″ APR 2000 cap screws. Horsepower range for the 4340 rods is 1,250+ and 1,400+ for the 300M.
These rods are available on our website at the link below.
Manley GTR VR38DETT Turbo Tuff I Beam Steel Connecting Rod Set
Eibach ANTI-ROLL-KITS reduce body roll through increased design stiffness over stock bars. The result: increased handling and cornering grip in any performance-driving situation.
Manufactured from cold-formed, tubular high-strength aircraft-grade steel for precision performance, and finished with a long-lasting red powder coat finish, the ANTI-ROLL-KIT comes complete with all necessary mounting hardware and instructions for easy bolt-on installation.
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Looking for the latest in carbon bits for your R35? Check out this selection from APR.
The APR Front Air Dam includes two integrated brake cooling ducts (2.5″ inner diameter). These cooling ducts can be used to attach cooling hoses (not included) that lead to the brake system for maximum braking consistency on the track.
The APR Formula GT3 Carbon Fiber Mirrors are designed to give race inspired looks with the functionality of reducing drag and eliminating blind spots with wide angle mirror lenses.
Made of lightweight and durable carbon fiber composites, APR Side Rocker Extensions help reduce lift at high speeds by preventing air at the sides of the car from rolling underneath the car. The reduced lift helps to stabilize the car during high-speed cornering and helps to increase traction for faster lap times.
GTR R35 Platinum Plug in Kit -High Performance Fuel and Ignition ECU for Nissan R35 GT-R are in stock at Titan Motorsports. Check it out.
The next generation in engine management. Purpose built for Nissan’s supercar, the Platinum Pro R35 GT-R 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 GT-R ECU even interfaces with the factory Nissan CAN Bus for on board diagnostic and troubleshooting. The Platinum Pro R35 GT-R 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
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Borla has released a “true dual exhaust” system for Nissan GT-R. Check it out
Tanabe has recently released the Touring Medalion Exhaust T70146 for the new Nissan GT-R.
It features 70-80mm piping, and a 120mm tip.
PPG is one of the first to manufacture this HEAVY DUTY helical synchro gearset for the new R35 GTR. This very popular gearest is a direct replacement for the existing gearset found in the R35 and no re-programming is required.
Utilising the standard Nissan ratios the set has been designed with wider components and undergone PPG’s special heat treatment that enables the already strengthened gearset to operate at optimum performance levels This set is designed for street and circuit applications and also offers quiet noise operation for everyday driving.
The PPG 1st gear helical synchro upgrade kit is an excellent choice for providing an added boost to any standard R35 GTR gearset. With a wider gear size, upgraded tooth profile and heat treatment, the 1st gear upgrade provides a much stronger and more powerful gear capable of handling much higher levels of horsepower. The upgrade is a direct fit and no computer re-programming is needed.
Today we recieved the first upgraded first gear kit from Pfitzner Performance Gearboxes in Australia to arrive in the US. We’ve had great success using PPG’s products in the past, and when we heard of the problems arising with the GTR’s factory Dual clutch gearbox, we knew they would have a solution in the works. After a few emails down under we learned they indeed had a solution in the works, so we began discussions to bring this kit to the United States. PPG beefed up the 1st gear width and the width of the accompanying gear shaft as well using their state of the art machinery. Once a heavier duty gear was machined, they treated the gear to their “control atmosphere” heat treating process, ensuring that the gear would case hardened for added strength. Using a computer controlled atmosphere (furnace) where carbon and other elements are monitored and maintained at optimum levels via highly advanced software and sensors, ensures accurate and efficient heat treating, consistently producing a well hardened and strengthened product for Pfitzner customers.
This first kit will be installed in John Reese of Samurai Speeds record setting R35 GTR in the coming weeks. John’s original first gear broke after many launches using the factory launch control as many other GTR owners have experienced. With this upgraded first gear and first gear main shaft we expect the factory transmission to handle the abuse of hard launches allowing John to continue his record setting pace in Samurai Speeds quest for the first 9 second GTR. PPG is also working on a complete gear set for the GTR which should be available in the near future as well, we anticipate to stock both items for GTR owners looking to take their cars to the next level.