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2011 Nissan Juke Performance Parts

October 20th, 2010 20 comments

Ok, so the 2011 Nissan Juke isn’t so easy to look at. It’s styling has many people asking Nissan what they were thinking, but over time the look of the 2011 Nissan Juke is actually growing on us.

What we do like about the 2011 Nissa Juke is that it has a 1.6 liter direct injected four cylinder turbo. Key word here is turbo! We’ve always been a fan of factory turbo cars, trucks and SUVs because they are easy to modify and increase power and performance on. The Juke comes with 180 horsepower and 170 torque and will have a 6 speed manual transmission available. Not only that, but it also has all wheel drive, so it’s a platform that is just begging for the aftermarket to get a hold of.

As for 2011 Nissan Juke performance parts, we will need to see if the ECU on the car will allow for such modifications as a manual boost controller. If not, there are going to be tuners that are going to come out with piggy back ECUs to allow that give you a baseline performance increase plus allow you to get aggressive with such things as turning up the boost, adjusting fuel and timing, and more.

Based on the first impressions, I would predict that with a stock block, 300 horsepower and 260 torque should not be too hard to obtain with such items as a cold air intake kit, full exhaust system, and a ECU that increases boost and adjusts the fuel maps.

As for the looks and handling department, there are definitely going to be performance parts available such as lowering springs and coilover kits.

We’re excited to see what performance parts become available for the 2011 Nissan Juke, and will keep close tabs on the ones that actually increase power instead of just claim they do. We’re excited that Nissan is bringing some fun into this segment, and we are interested to see what kind of body kits are going to be available as the front end of the 2011 Nissan Juke is controversial to say the least!

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2011 Nissan GT-R Specs – More Power!

October 19th, 2010 No comments

Ah… the 2011 Nissan GT-R. For 2011, Nissan has upped the horsepower and torque rating of the GT-R from a figure of 485 hp and 434 torque to 523 horsepower and 451 torque. This is going to put the car in a higher performance category and make the car even more sought after. Nissan also gave the car a few minor exterior changes which actually help reduce drag to a killer 0.26 from 0.27.

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The 2011 Nissan GT-R also gets new interior styling and interior options. The pictures above show the right hand drive interior with a beautiful caramel leather color. There is now also the option for the red trim seats.

Just when you think the Nissan GT-R can’t get any better… it does. With the aftermarket already grabbing it by the horns the car has seen some incredible power increases and broke some world records. Long live the GT-R!


Nissan Releases the 11MY Nissan GT-R

YOKOHAMA (October 18, 2010) – Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. today announced the launch of the 11MY Nissan GT-R, which goes on sale November 17th at Nissan dealers nationwide in Japan.

For 11MY, GT-R features improved engine output and torque, greater fuel efficiency, revised handling, a refreshed exterior with improved aerodynamics, revised interior treatment and new wheels and tires. The large number of enhancements for the new model year is part of the continuous advancement of the GT-R design, technology and performance since its debut in December 2007. Nissan has also enhanced the level of after-sales support for GT-R owners, providing even greater value for customers.

The “World of GT-R” expands again this year with the addition of a racing circuit use-only “Club Track” edition and an ultra-exclusive “EGOIST” version that can be custom-ordered according to the precise desires of each individual customer. The complete 11MY Nissan GT-R model lineup now includes six versions – the “Pure edition,” “Black edition,” “Premium edition,” “SpecV,” “Club Track” and “EGOIST” – allowing customers to choose the exact level of dynamic performance and style to meet their various needs.

The 11MY Nissan GT-R will also be released in North America, Europe and other regions after February 2011. Nissan is considering introducing EGOIST in Europe and the Middle East, and the Club Track edition in Europe as well.

11MY Nissan GT-R Overview
Developed under the theme of offering the “world’s best multi-performance and responsive driving pleasure,” every area of the GT-R has been carefully rethought or retuned for 11MY. The changes range from greater body stability and strength and improved aerodynamics performance to a sportier interior and enhanced performance. Following are the key enhancements of the creative GT-R design.

1. Mechanism
Engine and Transmission Enhancements

* By modifying the boost pressure of the turbocharger, valve timing and air mixture ratio, reducing intake air resistance by enlarging the inlet pipe diameter, and reducing exhaust air resistance through use of an enlarged section of exhaust pipe, fuel economy is improved to 8.5km/L (10-15 mode) or 8.6km/L (JC08 mode).
* At the same time, the engine output is significantly improved to 390kW(530ps)/6,400rpm with maximum torque of 612N・m(62.5kgf・m) from 3,200 to 6,000 rpm. A new red color engine cover is used to demonstrate its greater performance.
* Cleaner emissions are realized through adopting an ultra-low precious metal catalyst and ECM with high-capacity microprocessor – achieving SU-LEV certification levels (emitting 75% fewer emissions than Japan’s 2005 exhaust emission standards).
* A new SAVE mode is adopted, which optimizes driving torque and modifies the shift schedule to improve actual fuel economy when driving highways or open roads. This mode also helps reduce ankle fatigue.
* Starting performance while selecting “R mode” for the transmission and VDC-R is improved.
* To control tight corner braking phenomenon, which can occur when starting the vehicle while turning the steering wheel, 2WD mode is added to temporarily shift to 2WD driving.
* When the vehicle speed is below 10km/h and the steering wheel is turned more than halfway.

Body Strengthening

* A highly rigid, lightweight strut supporting bar, made of carbon composite with aluminum honeycomb material, is installed in the partition wall of the engine compartment. By linking the right and left struts to quickly receive suspension input, the vehicle body’s responsiveness to driving operation is enhanced.
* An additional support member is installed in the passenger side of the instrument panel. Responsiveness of the vehicle body is further improved by enhanced rigidity for connection with the engine compartment.
* For further production accuracy, the fitting precision of the body panels is enhanced and a higher-precision G sensor is utilized in checking the instrument panel during the vibration testing of each vehicle body.

Suspension and Braking Modifications

* For the front suspension, the lever ratio of the springs, shock absorbers and stabilizer bar is modified to improve the vertical load response of the tires. Front caster angle is increased from 5°35 to 6°00 to improve tire road holding ability when turning and stability while driving straight.
* For the rear suspension, toe performance is modified by changing the roll center height to a lower position in order to improve tire grip while making turns and to better communicate driving feel.
* An aluminum free-piston shock absorber design is newly developed which generates more precise damping force to constantly provide stable road holding and a load shift that quickly responds to driver’s intention. Reduced friction in the shock absorbers provides high quality, smooth ride comfort.
* A thin, large-diameter rotor (Φ390) developed uniquely by Nissan is adopted to improve braking force, fade resistance, pedal control ability and extend brake rotor life for sporty driving.

Wheels and Tires

* The 11MY GT-R also features newly designed, lighter weight and more rigid forged aluminum-alloy wheels. Made by Rays, the wheels help improve tire responsiveness to vertical load. Knurling inside the wheel is modified to avoid deviation of tire rotation direction caused by the higher engine output. On the wheel surface, a new Hyper Blue Black Chrome color is adopted, which expresses high quality and high-performance feel. The wheels’ deep gloss is created by utilization of a five-layer coating process.
* The Dunlop SP SPORT MAXX GT 600 DSST CTT tires have a new compound to improve tire grip. With renewed structure and improved tread and sidewall rigidity, straight-line stability in rutted roads is enhanced.

2. Design
Exterior and aerodynamics

* Even with GT-R’s already intense and stable form, its world-leading aerodynamics performance is further improved through a number of significant enhancements. Downforce is increased by about 10%, while the coefficient of drag is further reduced from 0.27 to 0.26.
* Stability is improved by enlarged bumper and grille openings
* The front bumper is newly designed with double rectifier fins and Hyper Daylight with a large-diameter reflecting surface and high intensity white-color LED lights. The design increases front downforce by about 10%, while also reducing air resistance inside the engine compartment. The volume of air that passes through the radiator and cools down the front brakes is also increased.
* Additional plated parts are used for headlight inner panels, enhancing the car’s strong presence.
* The redesigned rear bumper features a lower center of gravity than the previous design, created by a sculptured lower portion and extended length. Underfloor cooling performance is enhanced with air resistance reduced by extending a rear diffuser.
* Cooling performance for the muffler is improved and rear downforce is increased by about 10% through use of a new rear bumper air outlet, which helps remove air in the rear wheelhouses.
* A newly designed tailpipe finisher with enlarged diameter is adopted. Rear high-intensity LED fog lamps are provided as standard equipment to help improve visibility from vehicles behind in rainy or snowy conditions.
* Six exterior colors are available, including two new colors: Meteo Flake Black Pearl (2P) and Aurora Flare Blue Pearl (2P). (Both are special colors.)


* A newly shaped instrument panel pad and navigation system display finisher are adopted, with stitch lines changed to express an enhanced quality feel.
* Real carbon center cluster finisher is used, along with matte black finished switches.
* The GT-R emblem at the center of the steering wheel has a new velour-like coating, expressing a glossy texture. For the paddle shift, a coating exposing the magnesium base material is applied.
* Chrome-plated rings in the console and air-conditioner outlets are finished with a new black smoky coating, expressing greater sportiness.


* Seats for Pure edition and Premium edition provide an improved level of comfort and safety while cornering. In addition, fatigue levels are reduced for the thighs and lower back by changing the shape, extending the length of seating surface and refurbishing the cushion stroke. A new seatback design seatback is adopted to improve fit.
* The Black edition has leather-appointed bucket seats using a Recaro design based on the structure of Pure edition and Premium edition seats.

Modifications applicable only to the SpecV are as follows:

* Engine modifications are the same as the base model with improved maximum power output and torque, as well as enhanced fuel economy, except maximum torque is improved to 612N・m(62.5kgf・m)/ 3,200~6,000rpm (632N・m(64.5kgf・m)/ 3,600~5,600rpm). (Figures in parenthesis are when high geared boost is used.)
* To improve abrasion resistance and stability in racing circuit driving, rear brake pad material is changed and VDC (Vehicle Dynamic Control) balance under braking is modified.
* Dunlop SP SPORT MAXX GT 600 DSST CTT tire is adopted as a standard feature.
* Special Rays lightweight aluminum forging wheels for the SpecV are adopted from the previous model with the color changed to Metallic Black.

Club Track edition
The Club Track edition, developed exclusively for racing circuit use, allows drivers to experience the full performance potential of the Nissan GT-R. Special parts for racing circuit driving are installed by the Authorised Servicefactory Association, which is also in charge of the distribution. A wide range of events and activities for Club Track edition owners will be held as well, including one-on-one competition training sessions given by professional drivers and special races organized mainly by the Nissan GT-R Authorised Servicefactory Association.

For inquiries about distribution and events for Club Track edition:
Nissan GT-R Authorised Servicefactory
NISMO Omori Factory: 2-10-6 Minami-Oi, Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo
TEL: 03-3763-3120
Nova Engineering: 220-1 Omika, Oyama-cho, Sunto-Gun, Shizuoka
TEL: 0550-78-0329
NordRing: 2723-8 Miyadera, Iruma-shi, Saitama
TEL: 04-2935-2135

EGOIST is the first and only Nissan GT-R in the world exclusively created by Takumi, or “master with greatest skills.” Each customer can choose a combination of interior colors among 20 choices. In addition, the Bose® sound system is exclusively tuned according to the driving position of each driver to meet every customer’s needs. This is the ultimate expression of the Nissan GT-R.

Customers can choose a combination of interior colors among 20 choices, four upper area interior colors and 10 lower area interior colors. Interior parts are sent to Seton Company, Inc. Muelheim an der Ruhr in Germany and leather master craftsmen sew and stick carefully selected leather by hand.

Seats are an exclusive quilted design with single and double stitching combined in a reticular pattern. Enhanced body grip performance (suitable for racing circuit driving), smoothness and fit are all provided.

Wajima Lacquer (Maki-e) Emblem
Wajima Maki-e with deep coloring and glaze created by Mr. Sakae Kubota, an accredited traditional craftsman for Japanese lacquer, is used for the GT-R emblem at the center of the steering wheel. The beautiful coloring of Maki-e changes as time goes by.

Bose® Precision Sound System
Specially developed carbon composite-based woofers, which can cancel vibrations through their high rigidity and damping, are installed. In addition, sound quality is adjusted by Bose® exclusively for each owner, depending on individual driving position.

Carbon Rear Spoiler
EGOIST adopts a dry carbon rear spoiler (also used in the SpecV). Providing stable aerodynamic performance, even when driving at more than 300km/h, the rear spoiler gives an intense look in the rear with its black carbon color.

RAYS Forged Aluminum-Alloy Wheels
Lightweight and highly rigid forged aluminum-alloy wheels, also used in the SpecV, reduce unsprung weight and help provide a supple ride feel. Newly developed five-layer Blue Sword Chrome Color Coating is adopted.

Titanium Exhaust System
EGOIST uses a Titanium exhaust system, also used in the SpecV, providing agile accelerator response and a clear, exhilarating exhaust sound.

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AMS Performance Alpha 10 Nissan GT-R Sets New World Record

October 8th, 2010 No comments

After months of development and rigorous testing on the dyno and street, the AMS Performance Alpha 10 Nissan GT-R, owned by AMS customer Tim Sanders, made its first track debut a little over a week ago at Great Lakes Dragway in Union Grove, WI. Tim flew in from his hometown in Florida along with friend, Chuck Hannold, of NAGTROC.ORG with the full intention of seeing his Alpha 10 smash the previous GT-R quarter mile record of 9.62 @ 150mph and that it did!

The honors of piloting the Alpha 10 GT-R were given to one of the leading builders of R35 GT-R transmissions, John Shepherd of, who made three passes down the track. The first pass was a ½ pass to make sure the launch was good and that track conditions were ok. Wheel hop in the colder weather was a problem but John was optimistic about its potential times that night. The record was set on the second pass with a 9.52 @ 150mph, and after only a few minutes of celebration and deliberation by Sanders, Shepherd and the AMS team, the decision was made to run the GT-R one more time for an even better time. The third and last pass shaved almost two-tenths of a second off the last pass bringing the new world record down to 9.33 @ 153mph!

AMS has composed a video of the record breaking event along with another video of owner Tim Sanders and Chuck Hannold driving his Alpha 10 GT-R on the street the morning after. This is what any customer GT-R customer can expect from AMS Performance and the Alpha 10 GT-R Package!

The Alpha 10 is part of the Alpha-Series line of premium performance upgrade packages manufactured by AMS Performance of West Chicago, IL and is the second most powerful upgrade for the Nissan R35 GT-R manufactured by AMS (next to the Alpha 12 currently under testing). The Alpha 10 utilizes the AMS Nissan GT-R Turbo Kit to produce an astounding 1100bh p.

For those interested, the Alpha 10 Package will soon be available for sale to the public. Features of the Alpha 10 include OEM fitment, reliability and quality, stock-like spool, responsiveness and driveability – all with enough power to make the R35 GT-R the ultimate full-weight street car.


AMS Nissan GT-R Alpha 10 Performance Upgrade Package

Acceleration that leaves you breathless. Speed like nothing you have experienced. A power package that will leave any Super Car in its wake.

Over Twice The Horsepower Of A Stock GT-R Yet Mild Mannered For Daily Driving

The AMS Alpha 10 package for the Nissan GT-R combines the stock like drivablity of the Nissan GT-R with 1100+ horsepower. Typically power like this comes at the cost of reliability and comfort. That is not the case with the Alpha 10 as every aspect of this package was fine tuned to allow for a true Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. Your GT-R will go from mild mannered and streetable one moment to white knuckled power the next.

Quality, Integrity, RESULTS

At AMS we back-up our packages with real-world results. In preliminary testing we shattered the World Record for Quickest and Fastest GT-R running a 9.3 @ 153mph in the quarter mile with a full weight street car. 0 to 150 MPH was reached in just under a quarter of a mile! Now that is performance that speaks volumes…

OEM Reliability Combined With Record Breaking Power

At the heart of the Alpha 10 package is the AMS Turbo System capable of over 1100 HP. In conjunction with the turbo system, all of the supporting Alpha Series components work in harmony to produce safe, reliable and consistent results. With this tried and true combination, we have successfully achieved unparalleled drivability, response and horsepower for your GT-R!

The Alpha 10 GT-R Is Built Right The First Time

The stock VR38 engine is fortified with the best forged components available, balanced and blueprinted here at AMS. The transmission is prepared by with the latest Dodson and PPG components to offer piece of mind while packing more than twice the horsepower of a stock GT-R.

AMS Tuning Provides Perfect Stock Drivability That No One Else Can Offer

We are happy to report that the Alpha 10 packages perform flawlessly in all transmission settings and have ZERO drivability compromises. No limp modes or rough driveability problems that plague other high horsepower GT-R’s. Our perfectly re-scaled custom AMS MAF Sensors allow us to run a properly designed intake setup with no restriction to HP and also allow us to make the car drive like stock.

Record Setting Power for Your Street Car

This is the same kit used to power the record setting R35 GT-R ¼ mile pass of 9.33 @ 153.24 MPH!! Now you can be the fastest car on the street or the track with the AMS Alpha 10 Package! Not even a Superbike or the Bugatti Veyron can come close to the performance of an Alpha 10 GT-R!!

Proper Installation For The Best Results

To ensure proper installation we recommend the AMS Alpha 10 package be installed here in house at AMS or at an authorized AMS dealer. For a quote on installation or transportation costs please feel free to contact us.

Exclusive Features
• 1100+ HP; over TWICE the horsepower of a stock GT-R
• Proven to perform with real-world results; 9 second quarter mile times at 150+ mph
• Big power gains with unparalleled drivability and response
• OEM like fit and finish
• 2 AMS custom tunes incorporating hundreds of testing hours for pump and race fuels
• 110% gain in horsepower with stock-like drivability

Kit Includes
• AMS Alpha 10 Turbo System
• Balanced and Blueprinted VR38 AMS Race Engine
• AMS Alpha 10 Transmission by Sheptrans Upgraded with Dodson and PPG components
• AMS 90mm Downpipes (catalytic converters available)
• AMS 90mm Resonated Mid-pipe (race version available)
• AMS 90mm Race Exhaust Upgrade
• AMS Front Mount Intercooler Upgrade
• AMS 76mm High-Flow Intercooler Piping
• HKS SSQV Blow Off Valves
• AMS Accu-Flow Intake Piping
K&N Air Filters
• AMS Turbo Inlet Pipes
• AMS Upgraded MAF Sensors calibrated for perfect driveability
• AMS spec. upgraded fuel injectors
• AMS Alpha Series fuel system upgrades
• Cobb AccessPORT tuning system
• AMS calibration map dialed in for your car and conditions on both pump gas and race gas

• 09 + Nissan R35 GT-R

Vehicle Warranty and Emissions
A vehicle modified by the use of performance parts and tuning may not meet the legal requirements for use on public roads. Use or installation of performance parts and tuning may adversely affect the drivability and reliability of your vehicle, and may also affect or eliminate your insurance coverage, factory warranty and new OEM part warranty. Performance parts are sold as is without any warranty of any type. There is no warranty stated or implied due to the stress placed on your vehicle by performance parts and our inability to monitor its use, tuning or modification.

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Where is the IACV located on a 1992 Nissan Pathfinder XE VG30E Engine

October 3rd, 2009 No comments

Over in our Nissan Forum, one of our members asks where their IACV is located on their 1992 Nissan Pathfinder XE with the VG30E engine.

Read the full thread here: Where is the IACV located on a 1992 Nissan Pathfinder XE VG30E Engine


Read the full thread here: Where is the IACV located on a 1992 Nissan Pathfinder XE VG30E Engine

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Mishimoto SR20DET Replacement Starter

July 21st, 2009 No comments

Mishimoto is proud to announce the release of a new SR20DET replacement starter. The Mishimoto SR20DET replacement starters are made specifically for the Nissan S13/S14. A common problem with the factory starters is that they often go bad and need replacing. It is extremely difficult to find this replacement part and even harder to find brand new OEM replacements. Mishimoto knows exactly what drivers are looking for which is why we have developed brand new OEM SR20DET replacement starters. No more searching or spending a fortune, Mishimoto has what you’re looking for. All Mishimoto SR20DET replacement starters come with a lifetime warranty.

Product: Mishimoto SR20DET Replacement Starter, New
Application: 89-98 Nissan 240sx S13/S14 SR20DET
Part #: MMSTART-SR20
MSRP: $265

Available July 21st, 2009

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