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      04-06-2011, 04:45 AM   #45
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how does the fit and finish compare to the m3 for daily use?
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      04-06-2011, 05:01 AM   #46
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Also I want to know how is the suspension on stiffest setting? forget comfort,how is the ride? any need for coilovers or it is as good as it should be?
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      04-06-2011, 08:01 AM   #47
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Car looks fantastic and extremely clean! Great numbers for your first mods too! Looking forward to seeing what you can do with this beast!
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Sorry whats this thing about voiding warranty? Can someone explain? Isnt this same with any car? If you modify the exhaust you void the warranty only for that part, or is it the whole car for nissan? If its just the exhaust, are you really expecting them to honor the warranty for a part thats been modded?
It's really the same with any manufacturer. If you up the boost with a tune or add power adders it will void the drive-train warranty. The GT-R got a bad rap when they first came out because in order to get those incredible 0-60mph times (3.2 seconds I believe) you had to turn traction control off and if the DCT broke during the launch then Nissan would not repair the transmission under warranty. The 2012 GT-R does 0-60 in 2.8 seconds with traction control on, so it is covered under warranty.

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I loooovee the 12' GTR. It set another benchmark. I was just hoping you'd get that ESS cars 1/4 down a little bit more!
The DCT in a supercharged M3 does not work well at the drag strip. I ran a 10 with no burn-out, so I'm happy with the time.

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So where's the ESS E9X now?
I tried selling it with all the mods, but did not have any luck. I returned the car to completly stock and it drove just like the day I bought it.

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how does the fit and finish compare to the m3 for daily use?
I would rather have a supercharged M3 as a daily driver. The GT-R is like a street legal race car and it gets a lot of attention. It's a rougher ride and "some" of the materials used are not as good as BMW. I drive a company vehicle durning the week, so the GT-R is perfect for me.

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Also I want to know how is the suspension on stiffest setting? forget comfort,how is the ride? any need for coilovers or it is as good as it should be?
It's as good as it should be. The 2012 GT-R had a Nurburging time of 7:24.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/N%C3%BCrburgring_lap_times
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      04-06-2011, 09:05 AM   #48
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How you like it compared to the M3?
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      04-08-2011, 10:39 AM   #49
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Nissan upgraded the launch control for MY2012. It is now covered under warranty.
AFAIK every LC is under warranty - except for the original 2009 LC1.

A free software update converts 2009 LC1 cars to LC2 cars, so everyone's launch control is under warranty.



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i started researching about the GTR and the dealer being an ass about little things you do on the car. i didnt mine the maintenance and was going to pay the extra maintenance insurance from them to avoid the hassle but, hearing from actual owners that had modded the car or having to do a launch the car and right away your car is voided? thats the only reason why i had to backed the fawk out.
Really depends on the dealer.

From personal experience :
- One dealer threatens your warranty because the tread is low (eyeroll).
- Another dealer I see heavily modified cars (i.e. double stock power) getting warranty service.

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      04-08-2011, 11:25 AM   #50
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AFAIK every LC is under warranty - except for the original 2009 LC1.

A free software update converts 2009 LC1 cars to LC2 cars, so everyone's launch control is under warranty.





Really depends on the dealer.

From personal experience :
- One dealer threatens your warranty because the tread is low (eyeroll).
- Another dealer I see heavily modified cars (i.e. double stock power) getting warranty service.

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Whats the deal w/ traction control?

Can you turn it off wherever and whenever? Does it void your warranty?
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      04-08-2011, 02:21 PM   #51
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Whats the deal w/ traction control?

Can you turn it off wherever and whenever? Does it void your warranty?

No F'ing idea...

You're only allowed to use it to 'get out if you're stuck' - and it's supposedly logged when/how/duration you use it.

Why in the world would you be required to use it... I have no idea.

In R mode, you can still oversteer like mad (allows a good bit of wheel spin).

If I didn't care about poking nissan in the eye, I'd have TC off all the time.

Maybe they don't want people drifting the shit out of the car.

Maybe they don't want legal issues from people [who can't drive to save their lives] suing for selling 'dangerous' vehicles after they end up ass first in a ditch.

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I should add : cold morning, cold tires, cold air...
You will spin wheels short of full power.
And if you push it in a turn, you'll spin the car well before full power.
Moderation is a requirement.

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      04-08-2011, 02:39 PM   #52
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I have a buddy with bone stock 09 never drives with t/c on and has never had a problem. Don't believe everything you read people.....
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      04-08-2011, 03:58 PM   #53
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I have a buddy with bone stock 09 never drives with t/c on and has never had a problem. Don't believe everything you read people.....
Nissan's owner's manual for the 2009 nissan gtr :
http://www.nissanextendedwarranty.co...Nissan-GTR.pdf

Page 9, Far left column, "Warranty Information" category.
This section lists a few items as "express limitations and exclusions", which includes "Driving with the VDC off".


It's a given that not everyone will enforce this clause, but it's still an 'out' for nissan should a big warranty repair bill show up.

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      04-08-2011, 07:45 PM   #54
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Real life is not the same. It depends on dealer. Lots of ass dealers would hold you onto this for sire.
I have owned my GTR 2 years, about 15 track days with VDC off and about 20 1/4 mile passes with VDC off plus LC. I don't find that a problem so far. My dealer never mentioned anything about that to me.

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I have a buddy with bone stock 09 never drives with t/c on and has never had a problem. Don't believe everything you read people.....
Nissan's owner's manual for the 2009 nissan gtr :
http://www.nissanextendedwarranty.co...Nissan-GTR.pdf

Page 9, Far left column, "Warranty Information" category.
This section lists a few items as "express limitations and exclusions", which includes "Driving with the VDC off".


It's a given that not everyone will enforce this clause, but it's still an 'out' for nissan should a big warranty repair bill show up.

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      04-08-2011, 08:00 PM   #55
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      04-09-2011, 10:05 AM   #56
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Real life is not the same. It depends on dealer. Lots of ass dealers would hold you onto this for sire.
I have owned my GTR 2 years, about 15 track days with VDC off and about 20 1/4 mile passes with VDC off plus LC. I don't find that a problem so far. My dealer never mentioned anything about that to me.
We are saying the same thing.

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      04-10-2011, 10:31 PM   #57
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Nissan has definitely built one fast car considering it is straight from the factory. Those are amazing 1/4 mile times for a stock car... geez That said, I'd take the Corvette ZR1 but that GT-R is definitely a beast!
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My colleague took our new GT-r to Nurnburgring to do a proper run in, i think he succeeded, 33 laps around the ring and 8 laps around the F1 track.
I will be fun to give the dealer a call and order a 2000km service and a new set of tires
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^^^awesome. Confirms my opinion of both cars.
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Congrats. the car looks great in that blue. You should post a video of the exhaust.
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car is fast from factory couple bolt on's and your doing 10's crazy
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car is fast from factory couple bolt on's and your doing 10's crazy
Speaking of 10s...

I piloted the first 2012 GT-R into the 10s this past weekend!

The only mods at this point: HKS resonated midpipe and Legamax exhaust.

First pass was a 10.98 @ 123 mph
Second pass you can hear it chirping the tires just a little at take off and it went 11.00 @ 123 mph.

Here is a video of my two runs. Enjoy!



Check out the 60ft time on OEM tires!

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