This week we´ve finished another renovation of a rear subframe. It was really rusty so we removed it, sand blasted it and got it painted. After that we installed new nuts and bolts, new swaybar links and protected everything with anti rust spray. Hopefully the owner will have at least another 80000km to drive before he even needs to think about this problem again. Most likely, he´ll never have to worry about it.
We want to thank all our customers for a great 2014! We look forward to another great year when we go racing with our Time Attack GT-R. Don´t miss to follow the build on Instagram where we´re called 23gtrse.
We´re closed from Dec 23 to Jan 5th.
We wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
Last week we got the next shipment of parts for our Time Attack project. Below is a sneak peak at the front fenders, which are a lot wider than the OEM ones. It almost looks like it´s installed in the wrong position, but it´s not. It really is THAT much wider. Stay tuned for more parts we´ll show you later on.
This is the 113th GT-R we´ve worked on. It was in for a service and we were happily surprised to find that it looked like new even though it´s over 5 years old. It´s only covered less than 14000km and it´s never driven in the rain, and it shows. It looked great! Get in touch if you want to book a service for your GT-R.
Mr K. is another of our long time customers. He uses his GT-R mostly on track so it needs a lot of service. This time we replaced all the fluids and did some work on the brakes. The front discs and the pads both front and rear was replaced as well as the brake fluid. The car is now ready for the next adventure to the Nurburgring. When Mr K. was at the workshop we couldn´t resist taking a picture of another blue GT-R with some nice aftermarket wheels on it. Mr K´s car is on the left. The car on the right will we show you more of later. If you want to know which wheels the cars have, it´s Volk Racing G2 on the left and Advan Racing GT Premium Edition on the right. Send us a mail if you want to book your GT-R in for a service or if you want a new set of wheels.
We did a service on this 2009 GT-R that´s only done 13000km. It´s nice to see some other colours beside black for a while. Call us if you want to book a service for your GT-R.
We recently finished this 2013 GT-R that got a Flex Fuel upgrade. The result was 553awhp and 671Nm on E85. We tested it back in January when it was stock. Then it had 425awhp. We also ran it earlier this summer when we upgraded it to Stage 2. Then it had 486awhp on 98 octane. If you think your GT-R need more power, just let us know and we´ll help you out.
No, it´s our long time customer Mr S. that continues to modify his 2009 GT-R. We showed you before that we replaced the rear lights with the 2014 model. Now it was time to do the rest. And what a job it was! We didn´t only replace the headlights. Mr S. decided he wanted to do a full upgrade to the 2014 look, minus the wheels. So, we installed the following new DBA parts:
* Front bumper
* Front splitter
* Rear diffuser
* Lower rear bumper
* Engine room harness
This is probably the biggest “cosmetic” job we´ve done, since it was so much work to replace the engine room harness. Both we and Mr S. are very happy with the result though. If you like the new 2014 look and want us to upgrade your car as well, don´t hesitate to contact us.
This car have caused the owner a lot of headache. He hadn´t seen the car for 6 months when he picked it up from us. The reason is that another shop were supposed to fix the gearbox when it failed, but they didn´t have the correct knowledge, tools or spare parts to do the job correctly.
We found a number of faults in the gearbox that we fixed. Here are a few:
* Only 3 of 21 bolts to the oil tray were standard. The reason was that they had damaged a lot of the threads and decided to use longer bolts instead of repairing the threads. We had to repair 10 of 21 threads.
* Both the o-rings for the heat exchanger and the gasket to the oil tray had sealant on them instead of using new parts when assembling the box.
* The pinion gear and output shaft for the FWD in the box were damaged. See pictures below. Instead of replacing them with new parts had someone tried to grind them!
* The magnets in the oil tray hadn´t been cleaned.
* One of the 5 bolts that hold the solenoid pack was completely loose.
* There was a lot of dirt in the box, even though it was supposed to be cleaned and overhauled.
Hopefully the car will work for a long time now.
Jon from Norway called us. He had some problems with his car. He got a new engine installed under warranty by Nissan, but it didn´t give full boost. We found the fault and Jon is now on his way home, being very happy that the car is back to full power.
Now we´ve received all the parts for the VR38 model engine we showed you before. All 31 parts boxes are shown below and also the finished model. It weighs 3.2kg and is 248mm high. If you want one, send us a mail.
Here are some more parts that we´ve replaced the last few weeks. A broken front differential, upgrading a few gearboxes and also repairing some FWD clutch assemblies. We are the only ones in Scandinavia that are Dodson Pro Dealers, which means we have been trained by Dodson on the GT-R gearboxes. If you have some problem with your gearbox, make sure your car gets repaired by us.
This car was back for another service. It´s probably the GT-R with the highest mileage in Sweden. This time it was in for a 90,000km service. It´s always nice to see the cars being used as Mizuno-san intended. If you want to book a service, let us know and we´ll help you out.
Andreas stopped by the workshop to get his car ready for the next Ring adventure. Do you like his personalized license plate?
This is the 108th GT-R we´ve worked on!! Thanks a lot to all our customers for your continued support!
What you see in the pic is the 4″ exhaust from GTC Racing Technology that we´ve installed. What you don´t see is the P800 package from Switzer Performance that´s also there. The transmission was upgraded with parts from Dodson Motorsport. It made 622awhp/712Nm at the dyno.
This GT-R had a broken front differential. We replaced it, we did a Stage 1 gearbox upgrade including a FWD clutch pack upgrade and adjustment and we also did an oil service. All parts from Dodson Motorsport. If you want to upgrade your gearbox, let us know and we´ll help you out.
Here´s something we normally don´t work with. Tommi from Finland visited our shop with his nice BMW 335 to get a COBB Accessport installed. We managed to cut 3.2sec off his 100-200km/h time with the stage 1 map in the car. Not a bad result and Tommi was very happy. If you have a BMW or any other car that can run an Accessport, just get in touch and we´ll make your car faster, just like Tommi´s.
This was the result. We were sniffing at 1100awhp but had to turn down the boost due to surge. We´ll be back on the dyno as soon as we´ve replaced the turbo inlet pipes to claim the dyno record which is 1099whp.
It´s been a long time coming but today we ran the 1000hp project on the dyno. The goal of 1100awhp was not reached, but it´s still Scandinavias most powerful GT-R by some margin. We´d like to thank our customer, Tony at AG:s and of course Ryan from Syvecs Ltd who mapped the car.
Boost was turned down for safety reasons so the car has more power in it when we make some changes to the setup. We´ll just leave this picture here and let you guess how much power it made. The video clip will be up in a day or two.
Since our Open House is over and we´ve shown our customers what we´ve been teasing you with the last few days, it´s time to reveal it here as well. The plan is to build a Time Attack GT-R which will be ready for the 2015 season. Therefore we´ve bought an almost complete body kit from a Nismo GT3 GT-R. The base car is a brand new 2012 GT-R which we´ve started disassembling. So, what do you think? Are we completely nuts or is it cool in just the right way?
We want to say a huge thanks to everybody that visited our Open House yesterday! 17 GT-R´s were present during the day. In the picture there´s 15, but we had two that showed up late.
The 458 owner also has a GT-R but his son was driving it yesterday so he showed up in the “other” car.
Today we finished a customer car that we´ve been working on for some time. We upgraded the gearbox with our Stage 1 kit plus a stronger clutch basket and 1st gear kit. The engine was tuned with a COBB Accessport Flex Fuel map, downpipes, intake kit, injectors and fuel pumps. The car already had a Meisterschaft exhaust installed. We also installed a KW Sleeve kit to be able to lower the car. The result was 551awhp on E85 on the Mustang dyno today and a slightly lower car.
Here´s a sneak peek at what our customers will see at our Open House on Saturday May 10th. It´s very light, it´s got race pedigree and it´s very limited. More will be shown after Saturday. If you want to join us at our Open House, let us know by sending an email.
Today we replaced the rear lights on our customers 2009 GT-R with the new 2014 version. We also took some pictures that show what they look like when we have the GTC tail light kit installed which turns all four lights on at the same time. The final two pictures show difference between before and after we installed a GT-R Nismo gear knob in the same car. We can supply any Nissan or Nismo part you want for your car.
This is something very special and at the same time also very Japanese. It shows the passion for the GT-R in Japan, that they even come up with the idea to produce something like this. It´s a miniature model of the GT-R engine, the VR38. It comes as a kit which you assemble bit by bit. You get each package when you buy the magazine and the packages you see below are 1-16 of 30. The production runs until August this year.
The model itself can not be bought, you need to buy the magazines to get the packages and build the model. The engine can be turned and the left side of it is cut up so you can see the pistons, cams and other parts moving when you turn it. Also, the stand for the engine has a button you can push that starts playing the engine sound.
You can see a clip of the complete model here:
As far as we know, this is the only model in Europe. If you´re interested in a VR38 model of your own, get in touch and we´ll arrange it for you.
We ordered these taillights for a customer who wants to freshen up his MY2010 a bit. The difference compared to the old version is that these have a solid ring illuminated and the old ones had individual LED´s. More special parts are arriving soon for this car. We´ll keep you posted ones we get them in stock.
We´re proud to announce that we can now offer EcuTek to our customers! This means we´re the only company in Scandinavia that can give you the option to choose from EcuTek, COBB Accessport and Syvecs for your GT-R! If you want some more power in your car, contact us and we´ll get your car sorted.
Whiteline from Australia makes some of the most cost effective products when it comes to transforming the way your car handles. We really like their swaybars for the GT-R and we´ve used them on many cars over the years. Here are two more cars we installed them on during the last week. If you want your car to handle better, get in touch and we´ll help you out.
Last year we told you about the 1000bhp project we we´re building for a customer. During the course of the project it´s been upgraded and changed to a more extreme specification. Now the goal is 1100awhp! So, to achieve this we replaced the turbos to even bigger ones. And now the customer have picked the car up and is running in the engine. The pic you see below is just the spec for running in the engine and not the final one. The car will be back soon for an oil change and the last modifications before final engine tuning will be done. What do you think of the result so far? Not too bad, right?
Today we replaced the seats in a customers GT-R. He accidentally ripped a hole in the seat base of his drivers seat some time ago. Instead of fixing it, he decided he wanted a fresh set of seats. And since we had a nearly new set of Black Edition seats in stock, we installed them in his car. BTW, we don´t pass judgement on our customers taste in blankets.
This GT-R is probably the best maintained GT-R in Sweden. It´s in amazing condition and it´s also very low mileage. It came into our shop to get a Stage 1 gearbox upgrade, a service and some other small work done.
We continue to build on the success story that our Open House is. It´s grown every year we´ve held it and last year we had 22 GT-R´s attending. This year it´s held on May 10th so book that into your calender right away. As usual we´ll have a BBQ, some nice offers for our customers and also a great time with other GT-R owners. This is our 3rd annual Open House and we hope it´ll be even bigger than last year. This is what it looked like back then.
Last year we fitted a GTC 4″ exhaust and a pair of Takata seat belts in this car. Now after a few track days it was back for a service and to get new brake discs fitted. The AP Racing J-hook discs are very nice, both for street and track. If you want something done to your car, get in touch.
This customer wanted the best exhaust system available for his GT-R, so he choose an Akrapovic titanium exhaust. As you can see, the craftsmanship is outstanding and so is the fitment and finish.
Mr M is one of our most loyal customers. We´ve serviced and worked on his car for a few years now. This season he decided to change direction a bit. Before he´s done a lot of track driving but now he wants to enjoy the car more on the streets. Therefore we replaced the Ohlins coilovers and installed a set of spacers to get the wheels out a bit more. The carbon seat that was in the car before is also gone. This is what it looks like now.
This car is being used a lot. It´s an EDM 2012 that´s already covered close to 60,000km. It was in for a service. We recommended a wash as well when the car was picked up…
Last week we performed the yearly MOT on this car. We prepared it by raising it, installing an OEM midpipe and afterwards we lowered the car again. We´ve also done a service so it´s now ready to be sold. If you´re interested in a red 2010 GT-R for a decent price, let us know and we´ll get you in touch with the owner.
Even though it´s still winter here in Sweden, we´re very busy as you can see in the pic below. If you want some work done to your car, please get in touch now to book a time, since our calender is filling up quickly.
This time we show you a dyno sheet which shows the result we got on a bone stock 2013 EDM GT-R. We´re tuning it next week and after that we´ll show you how much the increase was. The results were 425awhp and 584awNm. All numbers are corrected as usual.
This rare and unique Spec V is the only one in Sweden. It´s a very low mileage car in excellent condition. Its owner wanted some more power so he choose more or less the same upgrades as we did on the first Syvecs build:
Syvecs ECU with Flex Fuel sensor
GTC Intake pipes with K&N filters
ASNU 1100cc injectors
AMS fuel rails with regulator
Both fuel pumps upgraded
Since the Spec V have larger turbos from the factory, this car got more power compared with the first one. The peak numbers are 541awhp/681awNm. Both numbers are corrected. Here are some pics of the dyno sheet, the car itself and the amazing titanium exhaust Nissan made for it. If you want some more power in your GT-R, drop us a mail and we´ll take care of your car.
Here´s the dyno sheet and a pic of the first Syvecs equipped car we´ve built. It was running a COBB Accessport before, but now it´s in a different league of engine control and protection. It´s also running Flex Fuel so the owner can fill it up with either E85 or 98 octane or a mix. The numbers in the dyno sheet are corrected and the peak values are 522awhp/684awNm. This is on the Mustang dyno we always use. The mods on this car are:
Syvecs ECU with Flex Fuel sensor
GTC Intake pipes with K&N air filters
GTC 4″ midpipe and catback exhaust
ASNU 1100cc injectors
AMS fuel rails with regulator
Both fuel pumps upgraded
If you want some more power in your car, just get in touch!
This Spec V is the only one in Sweden. We´re honored to get the opportunity to give it some upgrades since it´s such a rare car. Below are some pics that show some of the unique parts it has as standard equipment.
We want to thank all our customers for another amazing year! We´ve managed to reach another all time high and we owe it all to you, our customers! Thanks again!
We´re closed until January 7th when we open again for business. Until then we leave you with this winter picture of our customer Team Icericers car. Follow them on Facebook to see all their adventures.
We wish all of you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
Here´s a picture of the two Syvecs GT-R ECUs we just got in stock. As we´ve posted before, Syvecs are powering all the fastest GT-R builds around the world so we know they can make tons of power. The other outstanding feature the Syvecs ECU offers is the protection of the engine. It has a number of built in safety features that other ECUs simply don´t have. It´ll be very interesting to see what results we can get from them. Stay tuned for more info.
This car came in with a damaged gearbox. The damage was primarily to the FWD clutch assembly. As you can see from the pictures, the FWD pinion has snapped and it´s damaged the clutch assembly from the inside. The bearing is also damaged (behind the green plastic). On the FWD output shaft, the bearing has completely disintegrated and of course needed to be replaced. While we were at it, we upgraded it to a stronger bearing from Dodson Motorsport. The gearbox casing was also damaged so that was replaced as well. It´s not often that the damage is this severe, but it can happen when the gearbox isn´t upgraded enough when the power and torque is raised through tuning.
All the cars in the back row needed some kind of gearbox work. From a complete gearset on one car to repairing the FWD clutch assembly on another. No two cars are the same. The car in front got a service before it was sold. The wheels from that car are for sale if you´re interested.
This is just one of 5 complete PPG gear sets we have in stock. A few of them are spoken for and ordered by our customers, but we still have one set left if you want to upgrade the gearbox in your car. Don´t hesitate to get in touch, since they are selling fast and production is limited to 50 sets each run.
We´ve done some work on this car before, but this time it´s got a new owner. And this time it´s in for a 30000km service.
After a well deserved holiday we´re now back and the cars are queuing to get in and get work done. We have a lot of gearboxes that will be both upgraded and repaired during the autumn. In a later post, we´ll show you the parts we´ve ordered to make all the gearboxes work. In the meantime, here´s a pic that shows some of the cars outside the shop.
Normally we install the green Takata belts in the GT-Rs but this customer wanted the new, black version. Below is the result. Get in touch if you want a 4 point harness in your car.