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Wednesday, December 31, 2008

My 2008 Year in Review

My 2008 year in review

January

Started the year off on the east coast. I spent New Years in Washington,DC with the Mischief guys. The day I got home, my 240 got shortened by a Suburban. I went to the NHRA museum in Pomona, CA.Went and saw the FNF4 garage. Supaca Imports came and went. Some R34 GT-R's and S15 got seized. Watched some cars drag racing at Fontana. Gas was only 2.99 per gallon .The Gucci Cadillac was waiting for Bdubb. He eventually bought it and we drove it to Chicago.

February

Started on the trip planning to Chicago in the Gucci Caddy. Loading up the Caddy in MDR. It was cold on the trip. This says 16 F. Just after that, we hit a retread on the freeway, which pushed the torque converter cover into the torque converter. It sounded bad, but a few minutes later in the freezing cold it was off. We made it to Chicago in the Gucci Caddy. No problems. No tickets, not even a second look. We didn't even have license plates on the car. Another idiot - the Skyline King. They never go away, new ones just pop up. D1 cancels its 2008 series in the US ? Go karting at Kart Factory, which from reports is closed now. Its location was a little out of the way and hidden.

March

Worked on the car lot at Inland Wholesale Auto Center, Bloomington ,CA. Supaca came back with more, and more. I went and tried to visit them in their "office". Then Drift Tuners from Canada decided to be idiots too. Import cars regardless if they are legal or not. The Jspec Connect R35 GT-R went on the dyno. Josh's R33 GT-R was in a movie - Street Racers. Diesel got expensive 4.39 a gallon. Saw a Bugatti Veryon in the parking garage at the building. R32,R33,R34,R35 GT-R's went to HIN LA. A GT-R got stolen from a car dealer in Canada and was recovered by the interweb. Cleaned up a garage. Bdubb had a party with a hot dog cart.

April

GT-R's at Universal City Nissan. Gas was $4.05. Moving trucks are slow. Did a little more FNF4 stuff. Sent an Airstream aluminum trailer to Australia on a flat rack. Worked on Targa Newfoundland GT-R planning, but ran out of time and money for 2008.

May

R34 GT-R Service Manual in English.Saw the 2009 Nissan Maxima at Stillen.

June

The Street Racer movie that Josh's R33 appeared in came to DVD. After 17 years the F150 was not the top selling vehicle in the US. Went to Cars and Coffee. I got my R35 GT-R. NOPI canceled Colorado and Utah events. I found R35 GT-R's at the port in Long Beach. More illegal Skylines were seized. More GT-R's were seized in Florida.

July

Formula Drift didn't like Skylines. 0-60 article on Motorex was released. An R35 GT-R was following an R35 GT-R. Four GT-R's got loaded for the trip overseas. NOPI canceled the nationals and the rest of their events. Went to Arizona to buy an R35 GT-R. Cobb R35 GT-R vs FAS R34 at Time Attack. Went to the Top Gear pilot filming.

August

Went to HIN Night shift at Pomona with a few GT-R's. The Fast and Furious 4 trailer was released.

September

Went to NASA Nationals, towing Dan's Scion. Mid Ohio tried to kill me. Or the tail end of Ike tried to kill me actually. Saw a Chevrolet Volt.

October

Ran Jeffs car on the dyno. Took it down the 1/8th mile at Irwindale. Saw some horses race each other at Santa Anita park. Import Tuner magazine had a 10th anniversary party. November was going to be a busy month. Turbo Magazine was killed off by Source Interlink. I cut a GT-R pumpkin for Halloween.

November

Went to SEMA. There were 24 R35 GT-R's at the show Went to Time Attack. Matt Andrews won the RWD Street, and RWD Modified classes Went to Red Bull Drifting. Went to the LA Auto Show. Source Interlink killed Sport Compact Car Magazine. Another one bites the dust. SCC will be missed. Went 11.0@131 mph in Jeffs R32.

December

Super Lap Battle Results. Started selling R35 GT-R Service Manuals on CD. Fast and Furious 4 releasing April 2009 . DriftTuners popped up again talking big talk. They faded away pretty quickly when we called their bluff. RB30's. An R35 GT-R went 10.53. The seven quickest 1/4 mile Nissan GTR's in the US. 12 R35 GT-R's went to Buttonwillow. No transmissions broke.

Oppose "Cash for Clunkers" Legislation

Washington lawmakers are drafting a large economic stimulus package to help create jobs and rebuild infrastructure. They want to include a nationwide scrappage program which would give U.S. tax dollars to consumers who turn-in older cars to have them crushed, as a misguided attempt to spur new car sales. The lawmakers need to scrap this idea.

The stimulus package is being drafted right now. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) wants to introduce the bill on January 6 and have it approved by Congress by January 20, so that President Obama can sign it into law after he is inaugurated.

Contact House Speaker Nancy Pelosi IMMEDIATELY To Oppose Cash for Clunkers!
Call: 202-225-0100
Click here to send an electronic message: http://speaker.house.gov/contact/

Talking Points
Feel free to use any of the statements below as a starting point for your message to Speaker Pelosi.

* I am [calling/writing] to urge lawmakers not to include a “Cash for Clunkers” provision in the economic stimulus bill. Owners who turn in vehicles for crushing would receive a "minimal" payment to purchase a new car. This is a misguided attempt to spur car sales and claim that the country’s air quality or fleet fuel mileage is being improved.

* I work for [company name] located in [city and state]. My company is part of the specialty automotive industry, an industry which enables consumers to enhance their vehicle’s appearance, performance, comfort, convenience and safety. “Cash for Clunkers” programs deny our small businesses the availability of older cars necessary to develop and market their products and services. The programs will hurt my company and our customers.

* “Cash for Clunkers” programs threaten enthusiasts nationwide with the loss of valuable parts and parts-cars for repair, restoration, and customization projects. The programs also risk destroying classic, historic and special-interest vehicles, our American heritage.

* Cars turned in for scrappage often barely run, or are rarely-driven second or third vehicles that have a minimal impact on overall fuel economy or emissions.

* “Cash for Clunkers” programs will reduce the availability of affordable transportation and repair parts used by low-income drivers. It will also compete with the Salvation Army, the Purple Heart and other charities that rely on vehicle donations to raise money.

* “Cash for Clunkers” ignores better policy options. If Congress wants to act, support for repair and upgrade is a better choice and a win-win for consumers, dealers, manufacturers and repair shops. Significant emissions and fuel economy improvements can be achieved in older vehicles through relatively simple and inexpensive means: repaired/replaced exhaust systems, tune-ups, etc.

* We hope we can count on you to reject “Cash for Clunkers.” Thank you for your consideration on this very important matter.

If you choose to send a message to Speaker Pelosi, please send a copy of your message to SEMA also:
E-mail: briand@sema.org
Fax: 202/783-6024

dog head mounted

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Nissan GT-R Diecasts

GT-R Diecasts

RB26DETT , RB26 Parts

RB26 parts for sale
If you need some parts for your Nissan Skyline GT-R engine swap, then here are a few options for you.

 RB26 , RB26DETT parts

In Car Video - JIC/Ziel R35 on Buttonwillow.

Sorry for the hand held camera. My mount just wasn't going to work. John from JIC was hustling the car around the track.

The car was doing around a 2:00 with a passenger. Thats pretty fast for Buttonwillow race 13cw.

It was a fun day. Next time maybe even a couple of heritage GT-R's will show up

Turbocharger Glass Art



For all my friends out there, that have a medical condition, or want some nice turbocharger glass art. I found this over on the TigerLife Blog.

“I started out making this for fun, then I posted it on dsmtuners, Honda tech and the srt forums. I got alot of positive feedback and sold about 20 of them. I can make them as just paper weights or “function art” if you get my drift.

I am selling them for $60 shipped. Sent money via paypal to imeyer85@yahoo.com. Please include if you want the “functional art” version or the normal (paper weight one), your forum name, and what forum you are from.
Thanks
Ian

Some nice glass art. I know some of the turbo fans out there, have that prescription for legal weed. Here in California its turning into a fairly big industry.

Monday, December 29, 2008

Buttonwillow R35 GT-R Trackday

A dozen Nissan R35 GT-R's made it out to the track day today at Buttonwillow Raceway Park in Buttonwillow, CA. It was a fun day for all. We had a lot of laughs and a good time. No major offs. No major issues. No broken transmissions. At least a couple cars under 2 minutes. I took a few pictures with the point and shoot. I also took some videos outside, and inside John from JIC/Ziel Motorsports R35 GT-R. I was hand holding the camera, so the video will probably make you sick. Its was a fairly intense ride trying to hold the camera, and hold on.

It was chilly in the morning. I saw the temperature as low as 31 degrees on my trip up. Over the grapvine at around 4000 feet there was still a little snow on the mountains.

Coming up soon some videos, and pictures.

buttonwillow

gtrs at buttonwillow

gtrs at buttonwillow

buttonwillow

freezing

Sunday, December 28, 2008

Dyno Tests Gone Wrong

You Tube , harbor for internet mechanics and vehicle identifiers.
I put up a video of Essexs car a couple years ago.Its a 1000hp at the wheels car. XS took the front driveshaft out of it, to make it rear wheel drive. All wheel drive cars, big power all wheel drive cars on a dyno are a little sketchy. They move around a lot,you have to be careful. Just about one in ten people sees this video and says "thats not a GT-R, its a GTS, its rear wheel drive." Overall, doesn't really matter. The car laid down over 1000hp to the wheels,but it just irks me a little bit. Maybe more than a little bit.

400 hp Eagle Talon breaking a strap and coming off the dyno

A few more cars coming off the dyno. Another reason I like the Dynapack dyno. Take the wheels off and get them out of the way. They are quieter, and they stow nicely in the corner when you aren't using them. 1000hp car comes off the dyno. This one is pretty crazy. That block did about nothing to stop the forward progress of this car.

Marios old car. Walking up on the rollers.

Supra coming off a dyno

Saturday, December 27, 2008

JUN RB26 Cooling System Modifications

JUN's modifications to the RB26 cooling system in order to help vent bubbles from the high side of the engine. The RB26 is tilted and the high side of the engine has a tendency to trap air.This is the fairly complicated way to help remove the air from the high side. This setup requires a single throttle body, as they drill and tap the cylinder head to relieve water direct from the head.

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RB26DETT Cooling system modifications

Friday, December 26, 2008

RB26DETT Water Pump : N1 vs Stock

This is a photo comparison of the RB26 N1 water pump vs the stock water pump

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The top bolt hole is the only issue with some blocks. If you have a N1 block , then you will not have to worry about this top elongated hole. If you have a stock block, you will need to see if this intrudes into the water jacket. Several people have installed a N1 water pump, and then had water weeping from this hole. Check it, fill it if you want to be sure. I have used epoxy and a straw to fill it in. You could weld it up if you want, although be careful with warping. 

These pictures show the differences in the impeller design between the standard water pump and the N1 water pump. The N1 pump has a backing plate that helps reduce high rpm cavitation.

  aac aab

Buy RB26DETT Water pumps here.

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

mariachi christmas party



I bet you didn't have Mariachi at your Christmas party. I went to my sisters friends Christmas Party, and they had an interesting mix of people.

Monday, December 22, 2008

Quickest 1/4 mile Nissan Skyline GT-R’s in the US

0612_turp_04z nissan_skyline_gtr_r33 engine_viewThese are the quickest Nissan Skyline GT-R’s that I know of in the US. Apexi’s R33 ran 8.47@165 , Signals R33 has run into the 8’s, a few other Japanese demo GT-Rs have made passes, but they are not included in this list.

If you have one to add, email me.







Time
GT-R
Location
Turbo
Trans
Power
Video
# 1
8.93@ 161
Las Vegas
Twin RX6
Holinger
1100 awhp
#2
Wichita International Raceway
Twin 3240’s
HKS
1133 awhp

#3
9.77 @145 mph
Fontana,CA
HKS
~900 whp

#4
10.3@138 mph
SP Engineering R33
Famoso,CA
Holinger
~975 whp

#5
10.36@135mph
Scott Joule – R32
Arizona
Stock 5spd
850whp

#6
Twin 2835
Getrag
850 whp

#7
10.63@131 mph
Wen R33
OS Gearset
850 whp






Samurai Speeds Transmission Breaks On Video

Samurai Speeds R35 GT-R is the quickest GT-R in the World setting a 10.55@128 mph and 10.53@128 mph pass with over 100 LC launches. In this video, the transmission lets go. They seem to have found the limit.

* Believe it or not, I'm not all that upset about it. We knew we were going to have to upgrade it eventually, so now it will just happen sooner rather than later.

Now they have the chance to upgrade the transmission

Source: Nagtroc

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Federally Legal Nissan Skyline GT-R R32 For Sale

This is a very clean R32 with low miles, and has been well cared for. This is a Motorex legal GT-R, with U.S. substitute VIN., bond release ect. It has been cleared to list on here through eBay. The VIN# is : BNR32-218918, so you can have it verified by the DOT. They can be reached at 202-366-5291



Thursday, December 18, 2008

Calendar

2009 Calendar from a smog shop. Import cars. With Craig Liebermans old R34 GT-R on the cover.

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Garage Saurus R32 Tsukuba Lap Battle

From a few years ago. Its a good video. It is really humping around the track. Who says massive power with no balance isn't fast ?

56.641. Thats fast. Its a drag car, turned time attack car.

720 hp. I am pretty sure its an OS Giken RB30. T88-33D

OS Giken RB30 on the Engine Dyno Video

Found this on You Tube.

Turbo ,power, and a couple more videos after the jump.

GReddy T88H-38GK, 815 on 98oct and 948 race fuel, both with a cracked and leaking intake manifold.

Monday, December 15, 2008

R.I.P.S. RB30 Promotional Video

Support some of the countrymen.

Some of the best moments were getting a 9.7 in Ludders full weight R34 GTR street car on its very first pass, getting the world record for full street 240z with an 8.71 @ 162mph, building the worlds first RB33 and topping 1200hp/9000rpm with a fully water cooled RB street engine using a stock RB30 block, crank and cradle at just 1.8 bar

And here is the rest of it. Source : GTR.co.UK

1224 whp R34 GT-R in Australia


In Australia yesterday Godzilla Motorsports tuned R34 GT-R "RH9" set a horsepower record under competition conditions for RB26's in Australia

In the "Power Championship" at Autosalon final battle in Sydney today the car made a staggering 911 AWKW on its first run then backed up that figure and made another 20AWKW more...YES 931 AWKW!!!

The car was run with the factory ATTESSA to control torque split and i viewed the data with Todd from Mainline after the runs and it had a 65% rear 35% front split...no games here.

Stock block, stock crank. 2.6 liter. GT47-88 turbo. Big boost, but they say they have 5 more PSI in the bag. The intercooler end tank split on the last run.

Video after the jump:

Source: Skylines Australia

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Drift Tuners is Giving Up the Business

I stumbled across this on the internet.

Address: 266 Charlotte Street, Peterborough, ON, K9J View map
Date Listed: 12-Dec-08

$30,000 OBO for http://drifttuners.com - High Traffic!

This company has been a lot of fun, made great contacts over the years, hate to sell it but I'm way to busy with a new company. It's a great home based business that more then paid my bills. Great way to make a heathy living at home.

Includes phone number, Customers, website, server, software, broker, export agent, 1 week onsite training plus much more.

Makes $500,000 year. If interested call me at 866-847-1407 ex: 228 or email me at jeremy@drifttuners.com . It's a great business, I'm moving on in a diferent area of importing in Dubai. Also includes full rights as the main sponsor to our Pro Drift team.

As a bonus I will toss in http://racinguploads.com .

Or I will trade for a 2003 + 350z, Hummer H2, BMW 330Ci, Cadillac CTS or Mercedes

Drift Tuners. I guess the business was just too good.

Saturday, December 13, 2008

OS Giken RB30 , OS Giken RB31 , Nissan RB30 , HKS High Deck 2.8

 rb30complete

A quick and dirty guide on a couple of the “no replacement for displacement” adages. OS Giken has a couple of kits they sell. Nissan has an RB30 block. HKS has a special High Deck block.

 

OS Giken RB30 – A spacer plate, open deck block 86 mm bore and stroke work out to 2996 cc. The picture to the left is interesting. Twin T78’s on an RB30.

 

 

 

rb30kitOS Giken RB31 – This picture is actually of the RB30 kit, however it is the same kit with a longer stroke. More or less the same. Not exactly the same.

   

 

 

 

 

blockpistons-RB30 Nissan RB30  - The Nissan RB30. The “taxi” block. There is no replacement for displacement,and on the cheap, this is the way many people go. It requires a modified oil pan pickup, and an adaptor to bolt up to the RB26 all wheel drive oil pan.

 

 

 

 

  OS Giken
RB30KIT
OS Giken
RB315KIT (race only)
Nissan
RB30D
Nissan
RB26
  1,627,500 yen (tax included) -------    
Bore × stroke 86 x 86 86.5 x 89 86x86 86x73.7
Displacement 2996 3138cc 2996 2568
Block 05U N1 RB30 05U
Spacer 24mm 26mm None None
Liner Open Deck Open Deck Closed Closed
Crankshaft 8 hole 8 hole    
Pistons
Ring widths
22 mm pin
1.5, 1.5,2.8
22 mm pin
1.5, 1.5,2.8
21mm 21mm
1.5,1.5,2.8
Rods
Bearing width
138.35 c-c
23mm GTI-R
139.35 c-c
23mm GTI-R
  121.5 c-c
21.8 mm
Pulley OS Giken OS Giken Stock Stock
Timing Belt OS Giken OS Giken    
Head Bolts OS Giken OS Giken 10mm 12mm
Head Gasket 1.2 mm metal 1.2 mm
metal
  1.2mm paper

 

 

HKS-Hi Deck 28

HKS High Deck 2.8 – The elusive HKS “high deck” block. It appears to be only a sleeved and deck plated block. They probably run a long rod in it to make some more torque. This was supposedly the block in the 7 second HKS Drag R33. There are a couple guys in the UK running it, and a few of the more serious drag GT-R’s in Japan.

 

Friday, December 12, 2008

Importing a Nissan Skyline

The Nissan Skyline was not originally manufactured to comply with all applicable FMVSS. Such a vehicle that is less than 25 years old can only be lawfully imported into the U.S. if (1) it is determined eligible for importation by NHTSA and (2) it is imported by an RI or by a person who has a contract with an RI to bring the vehicle into compliance with all applicable FMVSS within 120 days of entry.

Import eligibility decisions are made on a make, model, and model year basis. NHTSA has determined that the R33 Model Nissan GTS and GTR ("Skyline") passenger cars manufactured between January 1, 1996 and June 30, 1998 are eligible for importation and has assigned vehicle eligibility number VCP-32 to those vehicles. (The import eligibility number is to be entered on the HS-7 Declaration form that is to be given to Customs at the time of entry, and alerts Customs that the vehicle may be lawfully imported by an RI or by a person who has a contract with an RI, even though the vehicle is not certified by its manufacturer as complying with all applicable FMVSS.)

To learn the modifications the petitioner stated were needed to conform Nissan Skyline vehicles to the FMVSS, you should go to the DOT Docket website at http://dms.dot.gov and enter docket number 5507 in the appropriate block on the simple search screen. You should note that the petition sought import eligibility for 1990-1999 Nissan GTS and GTR "Skyline" passenger cars. After granting the petition, the agency learned that the modifications identified in the petition were not sufficient to conform certain model and model year vehicles that were covered by the petition. The agency therefore partially rescinded its grant of eligibility, leaving only R33 model Nissan GTS and GTR passenger cars manufactured between January 1, 1996 and June 30, 1998 eligible for importation.

A list of RIs can be found on our website at http://www.nhtsa.dot.gov/cars/rules/import. You should consult the importers on that list to see whether any are willing to conform the vehicle that you seek to import to all applicable safety and bumper standards, and if so, what they would charge for that work.

If you decide to import the vehicle, one potential complicating factor is that the RI who petitioned NHTSA to determine the Nissan Skyline eligible for importation requested, and was granted, confidentiality with respect to the modifications needed to conform to the vehicle to certain of the standards. As a consequence, that importer (J.K. Technologies, LLC of Baltimore, Maryland) has claimed a proprietary interest in the modifications covered by the confidentiality grant. This does not preclude other RIs from attempting to modify the vehicle. However, should those importers not gain access to the modifications covered by the grant confidentiality, they will have to demonstrate to the agency, at the time they submit a conformity certification package for a Skyline, that they have made equivalent modifications that permit the vehicle to comply with the standards covered by the confidentiality grant.

Please note that we determined the vehicle eligible for importation based on its capability of being modified to comply with all applicable standards. We did not approve J.K. Technologies, LLC as the "exclusive" importer of the vehicle. As previously indicated, any other RI is free to import the vehicle, but will have to demonstrate in the conformity package submitted to the agency to obtain release of the conformance bond furnished at the time of importation that the vehicle has been brought into conformity with all applicable standards, including those covered by the grant of confidentiality to J.K. Technologies, LLC.

You should note that if you were to import the vehicle, the necessary modifications would have to be made by an RI, and that importer would have to certify to us that the vehicle conforms to all applicable FMVSS in effect on its date of manufacture before the vehicle could be released to be licensed or registered for on-road use. One of the reasons that an RI is required to import and modify a vehicle that was not originally manufactured to comply with all applicable FMVSS is because the RI stands in the stead of the vehicle’s original manufacturer to provide the vehicle’s owner with notification and remedy in the event that the vehicle is determined to contain a safety-related defect or a noncompliance with an applicable safety standard. Because the original manufacturer would not be responsible for the vehicle being in the U.S., it would have no legal obligation to perform this import safety responsibility.

Questions regarding modifications to conform the vehicle to applicable emissions standards should be directed to the EPA. Source :NHTSA DOT

R33 GT-R vs Mitsubishi GTO vs Porsche 993 Turbo

Drug Race Video

Porsche 993 12.799

R33 GT-R 13.431

GTO 13.660

Thursday, December 11, 2008

D1GP USA Announces Official 2009 Schedule, Locations, Design and Upcoming Media Tour


Make no bones about it ... D1 Grand Prix is back in the USA!!! As the founder and premier drift racing sanctioning body globally, D1 Grand Prix (www.d1gp.com) is releasing the critical news the industry has been waiting for including: the 2009 U.S. racing schedule, locations, track design and upcoming media tour.

D1GP USA made its first announcement regarding their return to U.S. soil just prior to the 2008 SEMA Show in Las Vegas. Since then, D1GP USA has been developing a new racing format and is excited to announce its 2009 racing schedule with four unique locations across the United States and an aggressive and high impact new track design.

2009 D1 Grand Prix USA Schedule

-- Anaheim Stadium, Anaheim, California - May 2nd
-- Dolphins Stadium, Miami, Florida - May 30th
-- Wachovia Spectrum, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania - July 18th
-- Soldier Field, Chicago, Illinois - August 1st

"With our new management team in place, we decided to focus all of our initial efforts on two main objectives. The first was to make the events more appealing and accessible to local, out of town and new entry level fans. The second was to deliver a new high impact state-of-the-art racing experience that will define the future of drift racing in the United States," said Rich Goodwin, President of D1USA. "In order to achieve these objectives we had to think outside the box. By moving the events to these centrally located venues allows for us to achieve our objective of making the events more appealing and accessible to fans, along with mainstream local media. In addition, the wide open spaces these venues offer also allow us to build in our aggressive new track design and to add in other exciting entertainment on and off the track."

D1 Dojo

Dubbed the D1 Dojo, the new aggressive track design is more than a race track, it's a drifting entertainment experience that puts the show goer trackside for an up close and personal experience like never before. The track layout will be dynamic incorporating a bull ring-style with multiple entry and exit points and numerous turns. The racing will be heart pounding as in the distance fans will hear the faint roar of the engines as they ramp up from behind the Dojo before attacking the entry at top speed. The design allows for constant action -- as one car exits out of the Dojo from one side of the track, the next car enters simultaneously for continual racing action. During breaks the track will take on exhibitions and other racing elements to entertain the crowd and when night falls on the Elite 8, the Dojo will be transformed into a dazzling display of lighting effects that only Driven Events, made up of the original founders of Hot Import Nights could pull off.

Surrounding the Dojo will be the D1 Fan Fest which will include sponsor and exhibitor midway, stage performances, model pavilions, car show and more. D1GP USA will release more entertainment and racing information in January to coincide with the launch of the new www.d1gp.com website and media tour.

Driven Events, Inc. (D1GP USA Management)

D1GP USA is operated by Southern California based, Driven Events. The company licensed the rights to D1 Grand Prix in the United States in late 2008 and they share a long term vision with D1GP Japan. Driven Events is made up of auto industry insiders. Led by Rich Goodwin and Michael Munar, the D1GP is under complete new management. Both Goodwin and Munar were the founders of the original Hot Import Nights (HIN) started in the late 90's. They sold HIN in 2004 and Goodwin and Munar went on to separate projects, however have now reunited specifically for this project. They are partnered with Ed and Emil Arguelles, the founders of Extreme Autofest. The group has also employed many of the original HIN & Autofest team who are now working to build one of the best new racing events in the U.S.

January 2009 Media Tour

As part of D1GP USA's call to action, the new team will be conducting a media tour in January that opens up a new line of communication with the media. The goal of the tour is to simply introduce the entire D1GP USA management team to the endemic tuner publications, along with working to drive home the message that D1GP USA is here to stay. We will also be laying out more information on the strategic plans for D1GP, sponsors, drivers, venues and future plans for the business.



SOURCE D1GP USA

Gary's R32 GT-R

A couple of videos of Gary's car autocrossing. The car is a twin TDO6 , 2.6 liter car. Lots of good parts in the engine. Gary's car is an original Motorex car. One of the last ones I did when I was at Motorex. Some of Gary's Pictures. The Mods:


Bottom End:
Stock Block (Bored/honed to 87.0mm)
R33 Stock Crank (Balanced/polished and checked for straightness)
Carillo Rods H-Beam, WMC Bolts
CP Pistons, 87.0mm, 9.0:1 Custom CR
ACL H-Series Rod Bearing Set, 19mm Wide, Nissan SR20DET, +.001
ACL H-Series Main Bearing Set
ARP Main Stud Kit
ATI Super Damper (Street)

Head:
Supertech Iconel Exhaust Valve, +1mm
Supertech Intake Valve, +1mm
Supertech Dual Valve Spring, 92in/82ex lbs on the seat
Supertech Titanium Retainer
Supertech Intake Valve Stem Seal, SR20DET
Supertech Exhaust Valve Stem Seal, SR20DET
ARP Head Stud Kit
Tomei Procam 270 cams 10.25mm lift (intake and exhaust)
Power Enterprise Grommet "Heavy Metal Head Gasket" T-1.1mm
Power Enterprise Super KEVLAR II timing belt
A’PEXi adjustable cam pulleys
Tomei metal intake and exhaust gaskets


More mods :

Engine Lubrication:
Tomei Oversize Oil Pump
GReddy deep sump kit
HKS Twin Oil Coolers with Filter Relocator and Thermostat Bypass
Calico Coated Pistons, Main Bearings, and Rod Bearings

Fuel:
RC Engineering 1000cc fuel injectors (matched set)
Two in-tank MKIV Supra Turbo fuel pumps with custom aluminum sump
GReddy fuel rail, two -6 AN inlets, one -6 AN return
Aeromotive adjustable FPR
Retrofit HICAS hard lines with dual -6 AN fuel fitting for duel fuel feed
Aeromotive -10 AN fuel filter

Engine Cooling:
Koyo 3-core all aluminum radiator (Modified with Moroso billet aluminum filler neck and 19-21lbs cap)
Nismo N1 Water Pump
Twin 12” electric fans with thermostat control

Intake:
GReddy Intake Manifold
HKS 80mm hard piping kit – (modified to 100mm to accommodate GReddy intake manifold)
GReddy 3-core Intercooler
A’PEXi Racing Blow-off Valve
RaceMax Throttle Body Shaft Seals

Turbo and Exhaust:
Twin GReddy TD06L2-20G 8cm
A’PEXi Racing Wastegate
Custom 2 to1 downpipe to 95mm piping
Saurus stainless steel exhaust manifold
Twin Blitz power filter kit
JIC Magic Stainless Steel one-off 95mm Racing Exhaust
HPC HiPerCoat® Extreme coatings on turbine exhaust housings, exhaust manifold, wastegate housing, and downpipe

Drivetrain:
OS Giken "Crossmission" gear set
OS Giken triple plate clutch / flywheel
Nismo motor and transmission mounts
Essential HICAS lock-out kit

Suspension and Chassis:
JIC Magic FLT-TA2 racing coilover system - 12kg/9kg Front//Rear
Cusco Front Strut Brace
Cusco Adjustable Front Tension Rods

Electronics:
Power FC D-Jetro tuned by Mazworx
Greddy Profec B Boost Controller (Blue)
Greddy Turbo Timer (Blue)

Shoes:
18x9.5 Rare Hasemi Racing 18" Alloys (2 piece)
Tires 265/35-18 all around

Exterior:
Do-Luck Full T-2 Body Kit
Do-Luck T-1 Rear Wing
Nissan Racing Purple Paint

Interior:
Cross racing seats
Autometer Pro-Comp Tach
Greddy Boost and Exhaust Temp Gauge
Alpine Stereo with Infiniti speakers

Cool Pix Nov 2008

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