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GTR Liberty Walk/Armytrix/Brixton/Ecutek Build Log – Vancouver, Canada

For those that are interested in GTR projects involving a LibertyWalk conversion, I will be documenting my project vehicle which will be having the transformation done. Some of you may recognize this GTR from an audio build thread that I had done previously on GTR Life. In addition, I will also detail the installation and testing of the Armytrix GTR full exhaust system and follow it up with the Ecutek tune and dyno testing and some fun videos.

Most of my bolt-on performance mods have been done over the past year.
This particular build log will focus primarily on the body kit, exhaust, rims/fitment/stance, and graphics work.
The short-term goals are to have the vehicle ready for the tuning/dyno day with John Visconti on the 13th of June and the Diamond Rally (a 100-car cruise for charity from Vancouver to Whistler Mountain) on June 14.

GTR Modification List:
- 2013 GTR (R35 DBA Chassis)
- Liberty Walk Performance full body kit front and rear bumpers, overfenders, and swan-neck rear spoiler. Liberty Walk USA, Official Site, LB Performance, luxury car body kits
- Custom widebody installation by Serial Nine (Vancouver, BC) http://www.serialnine.com/
- Armytrix Electronically Variable full exhaust kit (s/s downpipes, Y-pipe, midpipe, exhaust, and titanium exhaust tips) Armytrix world-class titanium & stainless cat-back performance valvetronic exhaust system for Lamborghini, Ferrari, Porsche, BMW, M-Benz, Audi, Volkswagen, GT-R R35
- Brixton Forged Wheels 20-inch, reverse lip, 3 piece, ultra deep concave rims with custom offset and 3 tone color. (Los Angeles, CA) Brixton Forged Wheels | Brixton
- Michelin Pilot SuperSport tires
- Racing Greed titanium 1.25 lugs finished in Neo-Chrome coating.
-Custom painted Brembo brake calipers - by ACG (San Diego, CA)
- Endless NX72 brake pads (front and rear)
- Password JDM carbon fiber engine manifold cover
- Password JDM carbon fiber engine battery and driver’s side panel covers
- Password JDM carbon fiber radiator trim panel
- Password JDM carbon fiber rear exhaust finishers
- Greddy carbon fiber hood dampers
- Ecutek engine management with Flex Fuel setup and custom mapping and dyno tune by John Visconti this June 2014. EcuTek - Advanced ECU Technology
- HKS SSQV4 blowoff valves
- GotBoost 3" polished intakes and filter kit
- ASNU 1100 cc fuel injectors
- DW 65C fuel pumps
- Type1Racing polished intercooler
- Type1Racing s-coil adjustable suspension sleeves and springs
- Forged polished res tank
- Type1Racing filler caps
- Type1Racing blue mirror kit and side view mirrors
- CarKit bypass module and front/rear camera and power mirror module
- WrapWorkz 3M 1080 Matte Gray and Brushed Black Metal vinyl wrap interior and exterior (Vancouver, BC)
- Mosconi Zero Four amplifier
- Mosconi Zero Three (x2) amplifiers
- Mosconi 6to8 Digital Signal Processor
- Focal XXXL sound deadening products and blackhole acoustic tiles
- XS Power AGM and Stinger power supply/wiring products
- Pioneer P99RS source unit
- MacBook Air (streaming of 24 bit/96 kHz and up) source unit
- iPad Air (x2)
- Gladen Aerospace 165.2 component set (3-way front stage)
- Gladen 10" Zero Pro subwoofers (x2)
- Compustar with Drone GPS alarm
- Custom installation by Simplicity in Sound (San Jose, CA)

Ok, so lets start with the car as I have it currently.









Brixton Forged Wheels was a brand that I hadn’t known too much about personally. On my search for excellent wheels that would complement this project, I came across this new brand that I believe came onto the scene just recently. Their offerings and finishes are stunning. I particularly liked their selection of finishes and textures.

I immediately fell in love with the R25 Monaco style. Flat/Reverse lip. Although it would have been more “JDM” style to do a stepped lip, I believe this style is in keeping with the look I wanted to go after. Blending a bit more North American neo-muscle car look with the LB kit in contrast. Breaking routine is something Kato from LibertyWalk would probably give a nod to.

B&W pics until we do a final reveal…




 

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Looking good! excited for the build thread.
Super stoked that I went with Brixton Forged Wheels. Honestly I was expecting gorgeous wheels as we had discussed and you helped me choose, but I have to say that seeing them in person vs the pics is a huge difference.

The brushed texture on the wheel face itself is incredible!
The quality is evident everywhere.
Colors turned out amazing and I just keep staring at these damn things ! LOL!

BTW Prismatic colors just opened up a whole new world of possibilities for color customization in my mind. The options are insane!

THX agin for such a great product and awesome product support.
Nothing better than making such an important series of decisions and coming up with a final product that exemplifies the effort!
 

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Armytrix GTR Exhaust Upgrade

SO now I should start talking about the exhaust portion of the build.
After attending one of the local Vancouver street scene meets a couple of months ago, the Stig had an exhaust that totally grabbed my interest.
Besides looking very cool with the burned Titanium tips, The Stig said that his exhaust was controllable via remote to select different exhaust volume/output.
I looked into it a bit further and was impressed with this feature.

When I saw the video clips and heard the exhaust sounds, I was sold. The one that I decided upon was the stainless steel variant (offered in Titanium for a bit more cash).
Down pipes, Y-pipe, midpipe, muffler. All in stainless. Four burned Ti tips. I believe there is a stainless option for tips as well.
 

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This exhaust came boxed with all the hardware seen on the mat layout picture above.
It also came with a nice smaller box with the remote control units (x2), electronic control module, vacuum tubing, harnesses, etc.
They even included a cool metallic badge suitable for placing on your car and letting everyone know you roll Armytrix.

Detailed install pics to follow.
 

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Armytrix Supreme Valvetronic Exhaust System for R35 GTR

Once unboxed, the initial high quality of this kit was readily apparent.
Items were packaged well and nothing was damaged during transport.

After laying out all the pieces and removing the existing exhaust, it was merely adjusting some of the hangers and test fitting the components.



Fit was superb and no additional bending or manipulation besides minor adjusting of the hangers was necessary.




Tips cleared my aftermarket exhaust finishers quite nicely.


Installation of the vacuum control and wiring harness was straight forward and used very little real estate under the hood.

 

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The pieces in this Armytrix Supreme Valvetronic Exhaust kit are quite beautiful visually. These pics illustrate how well it accommodates the stock space.

Weight savings, from what I understand, is incredible for the Titanium kit. This stainless kit does seem to have a weight savings compared to stock as well.









 
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UPDATE:



It looks like my LibertyWalk kit just landed in Vancouver International Airport this AM...

Next job is to clear customs and unboxing....

ARMYTRIX videos coming soon too. I want to provide a decent sounding, visually pleasing clip for all of you...

STAY TUNED!!!!!
 
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awesome....LB currently is my fav kit for the GTR so this has definitely peeked my interest....so far i'm loving what i'm seeing, greatly looking forward to the rest of this build
 

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awesome....LB currently is my fav kit for the GTR so this has definitely peeked my interest....so far i'm loving what i'm seeing, greatly looking forward to the rest of this build
It should be a fun build Febian, LibertyWalk kit is not for everyone especially those who don't want to cut fenders. There's one huge lesson I've learned so far in my career tho my friend, and that is: Life is too short. So I say go for whatever it is that you like! Looking forward to posting more pics soon. It starts fitting tonight!
 

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Really love what Liberty Walk is doing in the auto industry right now.
They are definitely shaking things up a bit with their designs Aarron. They have breathed new life into the old school widebody fads
 
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Some more Armytrix Exhaust pics before I start the widebody work...








 

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The build continued to gain momentum this past week with the folks at SerialNine.
Widebody and customization specialists, SerialNine has taken this GTR into its home and are now instrumental in bringing this build to its full potential.
Detailed pics will follow but I am able to drop a few teaser pics for you all to see.










STAY TUNED for detailed build pics and the WrapWorks Vancouver vinyl wrap job.
We will also be posting videos of the exhaust in action and of the John Visconti dyno/tune!
 

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More to come soon! I've documented the cutting, welding, and sealing details as well such that you will all see the great effort these widebody conversions take. Even this style with the bolted-on over fenders look, a substantial difference can exist in quality. Molded work equally so.
Lots to add on as I was away in the USA for a week. I'll be doing finishing touches this Thurs. Expect MOAR pics!!!
 

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Well, after the kit was put together by SerialNine, here are some pics of the final result. The AirRex kit is still on its way so we picked a driving height that would make driveways and parkades relatively safe. I will be starting a separate build log regarding the installation details done by the fine folks at SerialNine. These shots were taken at the DiamondRally 2014 charity event. It involved a drive from Vancouver to Whistler and we helped raise funds for our favorite causes. I hope you all enjoy the pics and the crazy decals. Decals will be removed and swapped out before each show this Summer.
 

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