I just wanted to share with all of you that on one the first baseline runs with the new GTR820 turbo kit the car made almost 590whp. Those numbers are some of the highest in the country. The car is still running the stock injectors, stock intake, and stock intercoolers. The only modifications have been the upgraded turbos and the SSP 3″ downpipes. They will be on the dyno for some time to come and I will post up some more information and dyno numbers as soon as I get them.
The video below is just after the car was running after the turbo swap.
There is also a new press release out of SSP that relates to their upcoming transmission upgrades. They will be having some sort of online release on Monday the 26th at 5pm at sspperformance.com
SOUTH SIDE PERFORMANCE WILL RELAEASE THE FIRST STAGES OF OUR COMPREHENSIVE TRANSMISSION AND DRIVETRAIN UPGRADES MONDAY, JANUARY 26 @ 5PM PST.
Sioux Falls, South Dakota (January 22, 2009) – Over the last two weeks, the automotive community has watched South Side Performance emerge with some of the most cutting edge performance upgrades available for the Nissan R35 GTR. With these parts came questions of just what might be next, and just how SSP would deal with the fears of drivetrain related failures. On Monday, the public will see just how committed SSP is to providing our customers with a car that can withstand all the fire breathing power provided by our big power modifications like our GTR820RR Turbo Upgrade.
The first of a full line of transmission and drivetrain upgrade solutions will be revealed on the SSP website main page on January 26 at 5 PM PST. Following our first release, we will be releasing another component of our transmission and drivetrain solution packages every few days over the next few weeks. When all is released, there will be three complete stages of upgrades for these systems and all the strengthening necessary to hold the big power provided by our upcoming GTR820HP kit.
I know that we have been putting up a ton of GT-R related posts lately so here is one for the 350z owners.
Now… Back to your regularly scheduled Z programming. The 3.8L GReddy TT engine is back in the chassis and all mechanical connections have been made. Next on the the agenda is to re-install the inter cooler and all the the intake piping that goes with it. At the same time the all electrical connections will be made and then gone over again to make sure that we don’t have to go back into the engine bay after we are done. This car also runs a Haltech engine management system that uses a MAP (Manifold Absolute Pressure) sensor instead of the factory MAF (Mass Air Flow) equipment so the final tune should be fairly straight forward.
This car should be close to being buttoned up near the end of the day and running on the dyno early next week. This car will be tested extensively by us to make sure that the customer is entire satisfied with the end result. We may even make a trip to Infineon Raceway for their infamous Wednesday Night drag race series. With drag slicks or wrinkle wall tires the quarter mile time should be able to meet or best our GT-R. Seriously. Z Car out!
Hot off the wire!! SSP is set up for the immediate release of their new 3″ down pipes. They have been installed on the ZCG GT-R and are soon to be tested with the rest of the soon-to-be-released SSP GTR820RR kit. These downpipes remove the annoying and power-robbing pre-cats that are built into the stock R35 downpipes. Boost will now come on stronger and faster, and lucky for us the parts are made in house at SSP so there is no waiting for the slow boat from Japan!! Instant gratification is finally here for US customers.
The official press release is below:
SOUTH SIDE PERFORMANCE INTRODUCES 3 IN CAT-LESS TURBO DOWNPIPES FOR NISSAN’S R35 GTR, THE SSP RS DOWNPIPES**For off-road use only!
Sioux Falls, South Dakota (January 22, 2009) – South Side Performance is offering, another great new product for the R35 GTR, the SSP RS Turbo Downpipes. This component is another in a line of SSP products that will move power hungry GTR owners towards 820 HP, when paired with our recently released GTR820RR Turbo Kit.
In months of testing different outlets sizes and shapes, the 3 in turbo downpipe design was found to be the most efficient size downpipe that would make big power, and provide your GTR a great throaty sound. These pieces are made with all the precision and care of those from Japan without the Japanese premium price. And, as with nearly all SSP products, the turbo outlets are designed to fit perfectly and install with relative ease.
The SSP RS Turbo Downpipes are 3 inches in diameter and utilize ½ inch flanges for a great look and fit. These pipes will really let the beast out of its cage as they remove the power robbing pre-cats and provide your turbos with some room to breathe. The result of removing these highly restrictive catalytic converters is a deep growl, improved turbo spool, and an overall improvement in the responsiveness in the car throughout the power band.
Price and Availability:
This upgrade can be purchased starting today for $1,399.00. SSP is dedicated to having these parts available in stock (we build these pieces entirely in-house) and ready to ship as quickly as possible. This means no more waiting weeks or months to get the parts you need, because with SSP your power solution is always just a phone call away. For more information contact us at: 605.331.7889 or by firstname.lastname@example.org.
We regret to inform all of you that the GT-R meet and drive to the Canepa facility on Saturday, January 24th has been canceled for the time being. The weather does not look like it is going to cooperate and we would prefer to have everything on our side to host the best event we can. Sorry for the late change in plans and we hope to see you for the rescheduled event here at Z Car Garage.
We had a new customer with a Gun Metallic GT-R here yesterday morning to install an Eibach Pro Kit spring set. The kit is stated at lowering the car 0.8″ in the front and 0.5″ in the rear. This is the first spring kit we have installed that hasn’t included some form of ride height adjustment.
The spring quality from Eibach is top notch as always and the install went very smooth. The most time consuming part of the entire install is removal of the rear seats and most rear interior to gain access to the upper strut mount. Once the car was re-assembled, a test drive was in order and we are happy to report that the ride quality is unchanged even with the lower ride height.
The pictures below are of before, after, and after:
The rear of the car will take a little more time to settle but the GT-R looks much nicer and more muscular with this subtle drop. This is one of the best changes for the money on an already stellar car. Enjoy the pictures.
There are more pictures of the install after the “read more”