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A look back, my GTR Build v. 2014

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So as I come to the 1 year anniversary of the purchase of my GTR, I figure it would be a great time to take a look back at how far she has come in a year, so let's take a look back...
 
January 15th 2014
 
Purchased my 2010 GT-R, thankfully I was able to find a local car with low miles.
 
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January 25th 2014
 
Of course, wasted no time and started the upgrades, first round was BDM Intakes, BDM Downpipe/Midpipe, SiR 1150 Injectors, SiR fuel Pumps, GFB Bov's, Ported 2012 inlets, ported Upper and Lower intake manifold, BDM Catback and SiR EcuTek e85 tune.
 
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January 26th 2014
 
First time taking the car to the track on the MPSS, wasn't really happy with the times and here is where I learn how bad the car spin the street tires with all that added power as reflected by the times, however MPH was promising.
 
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February 2nd 2014
 
Took some pics of the car, added red-pin stripe like the Nismo. I also added a CF wheel.
 
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March 13 2014
 
Got some new wheels for the car, 21 inch Strasse R10s custom power coated, also the widest tire in the rear I could fit, 375! . Of course the CF obsession started to kick in so I added a few other things 
 
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April 19th 2014
 
Decided to lower the car on KW sleeves. I also upgraded to 2014 suspension (shocks) for better ride quality, I also added the 2015 headlights / Tail lights, you can blame Doug's (Miami FabShop), after I saw his car with them I just had to have them, so I went ahead and bought a set, expensive? yes yes they where.
 
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May / June 2014 Gumball 3000!
 
By FAR the best months with my car... I was lucky enough to fulfill one of my lifetime dreams, be part of the US leg for the Gumball 3000 with my friend Tim aka Shmee150. In order to protect the car's perfect paint, we decided to wrap the car in Avery Midnight Blue. 
 
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All done and sticker up for the adventure
 
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Tim introducing the car in his Channel
 
 
Tons more video of the adventure in his youtube channel, if you are bored and have a few hours to spare.
 
 
Also some awesome footage from Team Galag 
 
 
Is not everyday you get a picture of your car right next to a P1 
 
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July / August / September 2014
 
After the Gumball high (and trust me it lasted a while) it was time to remove the stickers and get back to work on getting better 1/4 numbers, I bought a full set of 18inch drag radials
 
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Ditched the Strasse wheels and got some Forgeline DS3s, custom painted
 
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Also got a new duckbill trunk lid
 
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and added more carbon to the engine bay
 
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We also upgraded the transmission, got a brand new 2013 trans (wanted the DBA upgrades on the trans) and added the SiR Stage 1 upgrade  (clutches, magnets etc etc)
 
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2010 trans front, 2013 trans rear
 
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After all of these mods, I finally got the times I wanted, full weight (at 4016 lbs with me in it) 
 
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October / November 2014
 
As the itch for more always hits, I decided to go for even more, this time we brought down the motor and installed SiR USM turbos per Bill's recommendations.
 
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Side by Side look at the SiR USMs vs Stock, small difference huh? 
 
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I also made a timelapse video of the process, we did it all in 1 day thanks to Marco and Ryan @ BilletDesign
 
 
We also installed AMS Race intercooler 
 
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We dyno the car just to see where it stand, I was very happy with the results.
 
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708hp, 598 tq @ 18psi. we kept the torque low to make sure engine durability.
 
I also decided to upgrade my stock headunit to an HD DBA style, this was a GREAT mod.
 
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Added a rear backup camera too
 
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Works like OEM with predictive lines and all 
 
December 2014
 
Upgraded to DBA front (might as well since my car is mostly DBA at this point) ...  I was also finally able to break in the 9s with stock motor
 
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As you can see, the car is really a consistent 9sec car thanks to Bill and his amazing tuning. The 10sec pass was without using the LC, I just wanted to see what it would it do.
 
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And of course there is a video of it, this was my first pass right off the street.
 
 
So that pretty much sums it up for 2014... what's next you might ask? Well SiR build motor, upgraded gears, more fuel.. Goal? 1000hp with the USM turbos, perhaps maybe even upgrade to Bill's new Stage 4 turbos? either way is def going to be interesting, I hope you enjoy the look back on my project and stay tune :thumbsup: :dance: 
 

Edited by jima, 19 March 2015 - 08:41 AM.

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Awesome thread!
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Great thread Jim, thanks for posting!

 

Personally I'm curious what USMs on a built motor w/93 will net at the strip... I'm thinking that combo would allow the same fuel system used w/FBO E85.  As well, without big $$ in the trans a person probably can't take advantage of a max effort E85/USM combo anyway.


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Beautiful car


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great post! I like the look back!!! I didn't know you know Shmee! He just got a 650s!
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In7anity!!


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Man what productive year you've had with the car  :) really cool thread by the way


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loved reading your 2014 build! hope you keep as active for 2015!
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Badass thread 


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Fantastic mate, the car looks very sharp. 


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- 4.4 liter Alpha 12 built by TSM (R.I.P)
- 4.1 liter ER/ETS 6466 built myself with the help of everyone.

- 4.2 liter billet block <? big boy kit> coming.

 

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great post! I like the look back!!! I didn't know you know Shmee! He just got a 650s!

 

Yea that SOB lol he had to trade both his cars in though but hey is a LIME green 650s.. can't wait to go for a ride.

 

Thanks everyone for the great feedback, I will keep the thread active as new mods are made in 2015! 



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Great thread Jim, thanks for posting!

 

Personally I'm curious what USMs on a built motor w/93 will net at the strip... I'm thinking that combo would allow the same fuel system used w/FBO E85.  As well, without big $$ in the trans a person probably can't take advantage of a max effort E85/USM combo anyway.

 

I will prob be running full time E85 but I would like to have a solid 93 octane map, so perhaps I can get you a number, will see. 



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Starting up with some more changes for 2015... 
 
January 2015
 
I went to Wannagofast 1/2 mile event in Ocala, I was able to hit 168 on the 1/2 mile, not bad for a peak of 19 psi.
 
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February 2015
 
Decided to change the look of the car, so we remove the old wrap and chose a new color, I'm very happy with the way it turn out
 
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The Master doing his work! One of the best wrap guys in the industry! 
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All Done...
 
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March 2015
 
Parts finally started to arrive for the build, ETA to completion should be Mid April.
 
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Needs DBA rear lower valance.


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Needs DBA rear lower valance.

 

Nah I like my diffuser. 



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Awesome thread

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Some updates on the Build, last week she left off to Bill @ Spray-it-Racing

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Bottom end is all assemble

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Before state

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Quick mock up of the new manifold.. motor is now out of the car and being assemble...

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Obviously a very healthy motor, USM turbos after 2000 or so miles of hard use, 0 oil anywhere don't mind the rusty bolt OEM wastegate yuck

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Making progress! can't wait till she is finished.


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Great wright up!  car looks awesome. 


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teh carbon fibre bits (battery covers, front airflow covers etc) what brand are they all they look good!


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teh carbon fibre bits (battery covers, front airflow covers etc) what brand are they all they look good!

 

They are all TiTek 

 

Thanks everyone. 


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