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Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Aerodynamic and Chassis Reinforcement for Nissan Skyline GT-R : R32

At about this point, Taka was screaming at me that he had to drive the car back to LA. 

Every now and then, we have some cars with some interesting modifications.  This car was one of them.  This is a car that Taka had bought in Japan and we imported it to the US to sell.  The car had a few little aerodynamic things under the car, and HKS Kansai chassis bracing.


This is what Mr T had to say about the R32 chassis...

"R32 front chassis is weak in bending and torsion. Add as much bracing as possible , such as Do-luck sub frame connectors and HKS Kansai Kit "

More general chassis bracing information
Body reinforcement videos

If you have worked on R32,R33, and R34 GT-R, you can see some of the improvements that did to the chassis to stiffen them. There is a point though, when you wonder if all the weight you are adding in bracing is worth the extra benefits in stiffness.  Not sure exactly where the point is located.  There are some other options to really stiffen up a car. Things like a roll cage, like spot welding, however those two items really take some work.

I need to get some of the pictures of Josh's car up.  He sent them to me about a year ago, and never got around to documenting what he did to stiffen his car up. 

These little lips look like they are trying to direct air under the car.  Never seen them on another car. 

These little lips look like they are trying to direct air under the car.  Never seen them on another car.


These little lips look like they are trying to direct air under the car.  Never seen them on another car.







HKS Kansai underfloor brace.  The R34 GT-R has a similar piece of bracing to stiffen the front.



HKS Kansai underfloor brace

Bump steer correction - How to measure and correct bump steer


HKS Kansai, rear bracing


HKS Kansai, rear bracing


HKS Kansai, rear bracing


HKS Kansai, rear bracing

He was still screaming here. 



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