Pictures from the 2012 Los Angeles Auto Show Press Days.
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Sunday, November 18, 2012
I was out of the Nissan Skyline GT-R loop for a while, I followed this thread from 2011 on GTR.co.UK about an upgraded and programmable ATTESA system from Full- Race, but didn't follow up. April this year, Geoff put up some information on the box they had been working on. The factory ATTESA system was developed over 25 years ago. It had some changes over the years, but like anything it was a good base but could use some tuning. Full Race brings you the ETS Pro which replaces the ATTESA ECU, and the ~$1000 factory mechanical and fragile G-sensor.
First of all - the ETS-PRO is a full standalone center diff controller that completely replaces the stock ATESSA ecu and G-sensor, similar to the motec CDC but at far less cost and more user-friendly. You can leave the stock attessa ecu and sensor in place if you wish (doing nothing). In any RB26 application making some real power, this unit literally transforms the AWD system. There is no piggyback or mod you can do to the stock system that I am aware of which has this level of performance and adjustability, the ETS-PRO flat out works - especially noticeable if you have a track car and seat time, we have seen improvements from 2-4 seconds per lap compared to the older stock based atessa
Auto mode is where the ETS-PRO shines. Auto mode uses the gain knob and inputs from the g-sensor and TPS input working off the preset map to determine optimal torque split at the transfer case. Of course you can tune this map via USB, and we will offer free map updates in the future if needed, but thus far I am extremely happy with the performance and based on the track experience weve gathered have no desire to change it at this time.Manual mode is a "fixed torque split". Meaning you turn the knob and it goes from fixed 0/100 (knob all the way down = RWD), turn it up a bit more and youre at 20/80, or turn it all the way UP and you can lock it at 50/50. There is no input from the G-sensor here, and it really only makes sense for dirt/off-road use or ice/snow racing. I have no reason to use manual mode in my car, i much prefer the Auto mode, and that is the biggest benefit of the ETS-Pro in my experience. Of course Henrik in Norway contacted me recently as he ice races his r32 GTR and would likely prefer the manual mode. Racing in the rain may also benefit from manual mode, but i prefer to use the high gain setting in auto mode currentlyAlso if you raise the ebrake up 1 click (so it is not engaging anything except the ebrake light) this has the same effect as 0psi in the transfer case. You can do burnouts, drift, use a 2wd dyno, etc. I personally run the ebrake cutout on a manual switch, but that is just my preference to wire it that way. I go into detail on the instructions for both options
Installation Guide for R32 GT-R.
Q: Does ETS-PRO work on vehicles with A-LSD (Active Rear Differential) :A: No, if you have an A-LSD equipped skyline, you MUST have an aftermarket rear differential, and eliminate A-LSD (highly recommended). We suggest using ETS-Pro with a clutch pack 2-way rear differential even stock GTR 2 way reshimmed to NISMO spec plate:disc:plate:disc is highly recommended (and free). Most high quality aftermarket units with a smooth lock like Carbonetic, ATS, OS Giken (soft lock version for 4wd) or Nismo may also work well. The key for a 4wd car like this is a smooth locking diff that is not overly aggressive, but does not slip open either.
All for only $499. Less than 1/2 the price of a new OEM G-sensor. Looks like I will be giving this box a test in the future.
Saturday, November 17, 2012
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|I hate your fake wheels!|
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Jay did the liverly for this Work Wheels 370Z. Whoever shot this car, I really dig how the car almost looks like a toy. Almost looks like a 1/18th scale, not a full size car.
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
Monday, November 12, 2012
In these 1994 videos from Best Motoring, four tuner cars match up against a couple of race cars in a 0-400 meter(near 1/4 mile), 1000 meter drag races, and at Tsukuba race track You have to check out the boxes, and boxes of 3 letter electronics in the tuner cars. The Group A. R32 didn't get a very good start in its drag race, but made up for it with power. Check out where they make it start on the road course.
Sunday, November 11, 2012
The R33 Nissan Skyline GT-R was produced from January 1995 to November 1998. A total of 16,674 cars were produced according to the GT-R Registry. The 1995 cars are considered Series 1 cars, 1996 Series 2, and 1997 and 1998 Series 3. The R33 GT-R turns 25 years old, and legal to import to the US, starting in January 2020. For more information on legal R33 GT-R importation to the US, check out www. importavehicle.com
|Model||GT-R Magazine||GT-R Registry|
|Normal||9871||5044 Series 1
2291 Series 2
1958 Series 3
|Vspec||6551||4095 Series 1
1203 Series 2
1270 Series 3
|Year||GT-R Magazine||GT-R Registry|
NISMO 400R. Even though 44 is the claimed number, GT-R Registry thinks there were only 40 produced. We would believe either number could be true.
First Dates of Production
1st model 1-6-1995
2nd model 1-22-1996
3rd model 2-3-1997
Autech 40th Anniversary12-8-1997
Last regular R33 - BCNR33-043740 (QM1 ) 11-9-1998
Last Vspec R33 - BCNR33-043743 (GV1) 11-9-1998
Last Vspec R33 N1- BCNR33-043012 (QM1) 2-20-1998
The last R33 is a R34 color , GV1.There were at least a few made in this color as one of Motorex's original imported R33's was GV1.
R33 Chassis number, Serial number, or VIN information.
|AN0 - Super Clear Red|
AN0 - Super Clear Red
BN6 - Deep Marine Blue
KH3 - Black
KL0 - Spark Silver
KH3 - Black
KL0 - Spark Silver
KN6 - Dark Grey Pearl
LP2 - Midnight Purple
LP2 - Midnight Purple
|LP2 - Midnight Purple|
QM1 - White
|QM1 - White|
|BT2 - Champion Blue one of only 86 cars|
KR4 - Sonic Silver
AR1 - Super Clear Red II
Nissan Skyline GT-R prices when new1-6-95
- GT-R 4,7850,000 yen
- Vspec 5,290,000 yen
- N1 5,990,000 yen
- GT-R 4,825,000 yen
- Vspec 5,330,000 yen
- N1 5,990,000 yen
- LM Limited 4,998,000 yen
- Vspec LM Limited 5,503,000 yen
- GT-R 4,885,000 yen
- Vspec 5,390,000 yen
- N1 5,998,000 yen
- 4 door Sedan 4,985,000 yen
Maintenance Requirements for RB26DETT/ R33
|Air filter element||Fram CA4309
|Every 36,000 miles|
|Oil||Mobil 1 10-30 , 15-50||3,000 miles or 6 months|
|Oil Filter||OEM 15208-60U00
|Every 3,000 miles|
|Spark Plugs||NGK PFR6A-11||Every 60,000 miles|
|Timing Belt||OEM 13028-20P25||Every 60,000 miles|
|Suspension ball joint grease||Every 72,000 miles or 4 years|
|Manual transmission fluid||GL-4 75 –90||Every 60,000 miles or 2 years|
|Differential Fluid - Front||GL-5 85W-90||Every 60,000 miles or 2 years|
|- Center||Nissan Automatic Fluid D||Every 60,000 miles or 2 years|
|- Rear||LSD GL-5 80W-90||Every 60,000 miles or 2 years|
|Fuel Filter||Purolator F44663 , 1996 Infiniti J30||Every 15,000 miles|
|Wiper Blades||Bosch 40921-21 (R33)||As required|
|Radiator Cap||OEM – 21430-4B700|
Front AP592 R592 PFC 592 HB 194
|- Rear - AP961||As required|
|Brake Rotor - Front||As required|
|Power Steering belt
Alt/ WP /Fan
Suspension and Alignment settings for Nissan Skyline GT-R. R32, R33, and R34.
R32 GT-R Specifications and Production Information
R33 GT-R Specifications and Production Information
R34 GT-R Specifications and Production Information
Saturday, November 10, 2012
|R33 LM, R34 Nur, and R35 GT-R|
The Nissan Heritage Center is one place I have to try and go the next time I am in Japan. It is not open to the public, but if you know the right people, you can probably check it out. Motor Trend got a chance to check out a few of the 300 cars stored at the Zama Facility.
Located about an hour outside of Tokyo, the Heritage Center is part of Nissan’s sprawling Zama Operation Facility (where engineers develop assembly techniques and tools for the automaker’s global plants). The center is closed to the public, which is a shame because there are over 300 showcasing Nissan’s history spanning over 70 years.
Head over to the Motor Trend article for the full story and gallery.
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