JET200 hit the dyne for the first time yesterday at Croydon Racing Developments. The engine set-up is same as previously except for the turbo and intercooler set-up. Our reason for changing was to look for more transient response and better spool up using newer technology than the old GReddy TDS06SH25G. We chose a 6Boost twin scroll exhaust manifold, Turbosmart 50mm external waste gate and a Garrett GTX3576R with .8 twin scroll T3 rear housing. CS Engineering also fabricated a new 3.5-inch exhaust and new shorter intercooler piping to match the XTR 300x600x100mm bar and plate intercooler.
Essentially our goal was to make at least the same power, but with better response, and we’ve certainly done that. The new combination makes the same power on 2psi less boost than the old set-up with more power everywhere in the rev range. The torque curve is quite different now with much more mid range torque, meaning we won’t need to rev the car to 8500 rpm anymore, more like 8000rpm making for better reliability. We tried running 30psi but only saw an extra 7kW from 4 psi so decide to leave it on 402kW at 26psi, which it makes easily. It is important to note that the GTX3576R is smaller than the old TD06, so it goes to show that a smaller turbo with modern technology, ball bearing and billet wheel is able to make the same power as a larger old school GReddy turbo while giving more mid range, lower boost threshold and better transient response.
We will test the car the way it is and if we need more power, and can utilise it, will look to upgrade to a GTX3582R and search for 450rwkW. Stay tuned for the first shakedown soon!
We are looking at putting together a 2015 Tokyo Autosalon Tour, incorporating visiting the show, local sights and sounds and visiting workshops. Before we do, we need to get an expression of interest of who would be not only willing to go but can afford it as well. The tour package price would be $3990. Deposit would be $500 due by end of September and full payment by end of November. Anyone interested needs to email
firstname.lastname@example.org ASAP so we can gauge interest.
Trip would look something like this:
Thursday 8th January 2015
Depart Gold Coast Airport -Flying Jetstar and arrive at 7pm and check into Makuhari Hotel which is waling distance to TAS
Friday 9th January 2015
Tokyo Autosalon VIP entry to Media Day 9am-5pm ( much quieter and enables to get all the good buys first and get old photos)
Coach take us to Daikoku Futo Carpark from 8pm-midnite with local guide
Saturday 10th January 2015
Tokyo Autosalon . Our contacts in Japan and our guide will allow us to get exclusive interviews and meet and greets with various tuners.
Sunday 11th January 2015
Check out of hotel and private coach will take us to various sights in Tokyo before checking into Shinigawa Prince Hotel. Group dinner at themed restaurant and then out on the town.
Monday 12th January 2015
Free day to visit and see whatever you like. The hotel is next to one of the biggest train stations in Japan so it is very easy to get anywhere and we will have various options laid out for people to look at.
Tuesday 13th January 2015
Workshop visits via private coach
Wednesday 14th January 2015
Check out of hotel and then workshop visits via private coach
Then straight to airport to fly home. Depart 8:25pm
Thursday 15th January 2015
Flight arrives Gold Coast 0630
The possible workshops on our list to visit are:
Top Secret Super Autobacs Up Garage
Crystal Nismo/Nissan HQ Nissan Museum
The tour package includes:
Flights from Gold Coast to Japan return
Tranfers to and from hotel
Private coach for tours
Entry into Tokyo Autosalon
Translator guide as well as guest guide from in the tuning industry ( TBA )
Tour guests will need to pay for:
- Own transport to Gold Coast
- Lunch and Dinner
- Train tickets to go out at night
- Entry into any landmarks
We have worked to put together a package that helps make the most of Japan. The language barrier and difficulty of getting around makes it hard to visit multiples places in a day, but with the use of a private coach, you can relax and take in the sight and visit more workshops per day than possible by train or hire car. Our own personal guide from in the tuning industry means we will have access to more cool stuff to see and do, and get to meet more people from in the industry. The first hotel is walking distance from TAS, meaning you can return when you wish for a rest, or to drop off the parts you’ve just bought! The second hotel has English Speaking staff, restaurants nearby and the train station gives easy access to all of Tokyo.
The package also allows the package to be paid off once a deposit has been made. This does increase the cost of flights slightly, but easier overall. Peak snow season and Christmas Holidays does make this the most expensive time to visit Japan. Being on a tour also means you get to hang out with and party with like minded people.
The total cost of the tour is $3990 AUD incl GST
Here are some videos from the DSPORT Magazine Tour, which is similar in concept.
Joining Box Set 1 & 2, we have launched Box Set 3, which contains Motive DVD #011-#015, making it easier to complete your collection of Motive DVD. We’ve also launched two more Box Sets, Time Attack and Drag Battle. All are valuable from our online store and for a limited time are only $34.95, saving you up to $30!!
Andrew Brilliant is one of the pioneers of aero in the sport of time attack. In fact, many say he is almost solely responsible for aero going from being an after thought, to one of the most important aspects of the sport. How and why you ask? We think we know. You see, most qualified aerodynamicists are too busy working for manufacturers and F1 teams to care about some enthusiast level motorsport, but not Andrew Brilliant. Although he is paid by manufacturers and Super GT teams, just to name a few, he loves Time Attack. Why? Watch the video and find out more. If it wasn’t for Andrew’s passion and love of Time Attack, and his own personal involvement, the sport may not have evolved the way it has. Nemo wasn’t the first time attack car Andrew designed, but this car changed the landscape of time attack forever and put his name into the mainstream.
Photo’s surfaced today of the time attack people’s champion, Under Suzuki’s, new aero set-up on his S15. He’s been working with Andrew Brilliant on the design and the word on the street is that it makes more downforce than memo, and possibly any “car” ever! We can’t wait to see it in action!
We’re having an end of financial year sale to clear out some stock and make way for new stock! We’ve taken 50%-OFF all individual DVD and T-Shirt packages and between 10-120% off subscriptions and DVD packages as well as reducing Sony Action Cam bundles down to $269. Thats 20% off the R.R.P. of $329!
To get your 50% off you need to type in the code word “SALE” on checkout.
Once again we are holding advanced cinema screenings in Sydney and Melbourne for the 2014 Motive DVD Drag Battle and GT-R Challenge, presented by Castrol Edge. The ticket includes a pre-order of Motive #21 on DVDE or Blu-Ray and adds $10 to the cost ( $5 over R.R.P.) and is a chance to meet some of the competitors and see the feature before anyone else in Australia.
The Brisbane screening will be held on Monday June 30th at the Eventcinemas at the Hyperplex in Loganholme. Meet form 7pm and the screening starts at 7pm sharp.
The Sydney Screening is on Tuesday July 1st at Hoyts Paris Cinema in the Entertainment Quarter. Meet and greet from 6.30pm with the screening starting at 7.15pm.
Tickets can be purchased from our online store: CLICK HERE
After a shuffled schedule, we are now putting the 2014 Motive DVD GT-R Challenge and Drag Battle, presented by Castrol Edge, into Motive DVD #21. You can pre-order the DVD and get a 33% discount and for the firs time, we are accepting pre-orders so we can do a limited batch of Blu Ray versions. We will also be organising a cinema screening in Sydney and Brisbane at the end of June. Tickets for this will include a DVD or Blu Ray, so if you want to come to the screening, hold out until the date are announced later this week.
So the 6th Motive DVD GT-R Challenge and 5th Motive DVD Drag Battle, presented by Castrol Edge has been run and done. All we will say is this. Every record was broken and we had more 9-second cars this year than 10-second cars last year! I know you’re all dying to know some numbers, and we can’t give them away until the DVD is released, but I will say this, we did see not only one, but two 8-second cars and we saw over 170mph! Stay tuned for a quick teaser video this week and discounted pre-orders will start when the full preview video is released in a couple of weeks. We will also be holding cinema premieres in Sydney and Brisbane, and potentially more cities. Stay tuned.
Check out two driver’s videos we did for the 2013/14 season of ADGP. One for Michael Bonney in the mental 2JZ-GTE and Holinger equipped S15, and Ben Purtell in the 2JZ-GTE and GForce dog box equipped 180SX.