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Tran contacted one of the top players in development for the GT-R, Powerhouse Amuse. The Japanese company shocked the tuning world in October 2007 where they released a GT-R with an aerokit at the same time the world was viewing the production version at the Tokyo Motor Show. Tran added an Amuse front lower diffuser and a dry carbon spoiler in addition to JDM clears. Inside the cabin, Tran’s GT-R received the first ever Technocraft dry carbon fiber racing seats in production. The seats are draped with Takata 4-point harnesses to hold occupants firmly planted during the wild ride.


Finally, Tran wanted more than the factory Bose system could offer. He went with Cadence gear throughout the car, that would work in conjunction with the factory LCD / Nav headunit. The mids and highs are belted out with a pair of Cadence ZRS2002 2-channel amps connected to Cadence CVL6-KN 6.5” Neodymium component speaker system and Cadence CVLS69C 6x9-inch speakers. For the lows, Tran spec’ed out a pair of ZRS C1 class D mono block amps to drive a pair of Cadence DCX12-1500-2 subs in a custom enclosure.

As the builder of custom homes in the Toronto market, Tran didn’t garner the funds for this build easily. The hard work invested in his business has financed this nine month build that holds its own in an increasingly crowded group of modified GT-Rs. Since Tran never seems to be done and might be selling his G35 to raise more funds, this may not be the last we see of this car yet.

THE ESSENTIALS
Owner:     Mike Tran        
Location: Toronto, ON     
Vehicle: 2009 Nissan GT-R
Power:    708whp


ENGINE
Nissan 3.8L VR38DETT V6 Twin Turbo

ENGINE MODIFICATIONS
AAM GT800-R Turbo Package
AAM V2 Intake
AAM Fuel Rail
AAM Fuel Pump
AAM Front Mount Intercooler
HKS Super SQV 3 Blow-Off Valve
HKS Plugs
AAM Wastegate
AAM 800cc Injectors
Amuse R1 Titan Extra STTI Exhaust
Amuse RS STTI R1000 Straight Pipe
AAM High Flow Catalytic Converter
PasswordJDM Dry Carbon Cooling Plate
PasswordJDM Dry Carbon Engine Cover

WHEELS, TIRES, BRAKES
Volk Gramlights R57GT with OEM Bridgestone Tires
Work Wheels Equip E05 (Flat Black with Bronze Lip)
F: 22x10-inch
R: 22x11.5-inch
Nitto Invo tires
F: 255/30R22
R: 295/25R22
STILLEN Stainless Steel Brake Lines

SUSPENSION
BILSTEIN DampTronic
Amuse R1 Adjusting Suspension Kit

EXTERIOR
Amuse Front Under Diffuser
Amuse Dry Carbon Spoiler
JDM Front Clear Corners

INTERIOR
Technocraft Front Seats
PasswordJDM Dry Carbon Rear Seat Delete
Takata Harnesses

AUDIO / MULTIMEDIA

Cadence ZRS2002 amp x 2
Cadence DCX12-1500-2 1500W 12-inch Subs x2
Cadence CVL6-KN 6.5-inch Neodymium speakers
Cadence CVLS69C 6x9-inch 3-ways

SHOUTOUTS
AAM Competition
MS Auto
PasswordJDM
Work Wheels
Nitto Tires

 

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