HKS Front mount IC for R35 GT-R

HKS USA, Inc. Introduces its Large Front-Mount Intercooler Kit for the Nissan R35 GT-R

MotoIQ Staff Report

LOS ANGELES (January 29, 2010) – HKS USA, Inc., the premier manufacturer and supplier of premium automotive performance systems, introduces its large front-mount intercooler kit for the Nissan GT-R. 

HKS Front mount IC for R35 GT-R VS STOCK
The larger size of the HKS GT-R intercooler in the background is obvious when compared to the size of the stock intercooler in the foreground.

The HKS Intercooler Kit for the Nissan GT-R R35 features two lightweight, large capacity intercooler cores, polished aluminum piping and a carbon fiber air duct that greatly improves cooling efficiency. By utilizing two lightweight 400x260x65 mm cores with a new inner fin design, HKS was able to improve efficiency, minimize pressure loss under higher boost levels and reduce front-end weight.  Directing airflow to the intercooler cores and radiator, the included carbon fiber air duct is matched to the size of the HKS Intercooler cores.  During track testing in Japan, HKS’ GTR maintained stock water temperature levels with the intercooler kit installed.  MSRP for the new HKS GT-R intercooler kit is $ 4795.00 and is available through Authorized HKS USA Dealers.  For more information visit www.hksusa.com/r35.

HKS R35 front mount GTR intercooler

About HKS USA, Inc.
HKS USA, Inc. is a leading manufacturer and supplier of premium automotive aftermarket performance systems, parts and accessories. Delivering its products to both the import and domestic car markets, HKS has been recognized for its engineering and performance excellence in the automotive industry since 1973. Established in 1982, HKS USA, Inc. is a wholly-owned subsidiary of HKS Company, Ltd. Japan and distributes its products through its worldwide dealer network.  For more information about HKS USA., visit www.hksusa.com.

HKS Front mount intercooler for the R35 GT-R


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Sunday, January 31, 2010 7:09 AM
Whoa.... thats one steep price tag.. is it worth it? in performance gains?
Sunday, January 31, 2010 5:09 PM
I guess the cf ducting has a lot to do with the price. Also the market segment allows for higher margins I think.
Peter Medina
Peter Medinalink
Sunday, January 31, 2010 5:58 PM
it is called the GTR tax
Monday, February 01, 2010 2:31 PM
HKS FMICs have always been priced higher than others, but they are also usually the only kits with CARB #s
Monday, February 01, 2010 3:50 PM
Are you f'ing kidding me? What a rip off ! Sure the carbon-fancy air duct cost money to mold and bake.....but intercoolers have been doing the same shit since turbo were introduced back in the day. The task remains the same, cool down the freaking air.
Sorry, someone lost his mind on this one.....and please don't come up with the "well R&D cost money" excuse, I'm not buying it.
We all know that the bigger the I/C, the lower the temp.
Monday, February 01, 2010 5:51 PM
That is true JDMized, but the bigger the IC the higher the pressure drop you have inside it( i think... maybe mike can help us out on this one). So the inner design of an IC is essential to minimize the boost losses... So design is a key factor here. In fact it is recommended that if you upgrade IC size, you boost up a couple of psi....

Im not saying this is not realy expensive, and as some said, premium cars... premium margins for aftermarket pars lol...
Tuesday, February 02, 2010 6:28 AM
This is a part for an $80k, low-volume car, not a Sentra, and is absolutely bolt on. As such, it will cost a fortune. Street prices will likely be lower, but not by much.
Tuesday, February 02, 2010 8:31 AM
very unique setup but cost alot
Friday, February 05, 2010 2:47 AM
Honestly the price does not concern me it's worth it. If you can afford a GT-R this should not affect your wallet anyways. What does concern me is that your paying 5k for a kit and they are supplying you with normal worm clamps? FAIL.....
Friday, February 05, 2010 3:08 AM
This kit is probably cheaper than replacing the OEM GT-R intercoolers anyway. Looks good I wish someone would build something like this for the 240SX. Most of those kits are a bit dated.
Street Surgeon
Street Surgeonlink
Sunday, February 07, 2010 6:58 AM
I could see shelling out around 2600 to 3k for that product... Sure it's a bolt-on affair, sure there was probably a little R&D, but regardless of how much the vehicle costs at the end of the day it's just two intercoolers and some piping. I bet these will be very popular on sponsored vehicles or show-cars but other manufacturers will undoubtedly cash in on this :)
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