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      03-05-2008, 12:21 PM   #1
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Interesting GTR Tidbits.

Conversation centered on the roadblocks Nissan has put in place to stymie high speeds and limit modifications to the GT-R.

We've previously reported on how the GPS system fitted to the GT-R would remove the 111 mph (180 kph) speed limiter when the car arrives at a track, but according to Niikura, it will only work on pre-approved racetracks. However, the GPS sensor doesn't automatically remove the limiter by itself, it has to be manually changed by navigating through a series of menus on the GT-R's touch screen. While having to go to a Nissan-approved track is daft in its own right, it's even worse when you leave. After the track day, owners are required to head on over to a Nissan High Performance Center where a $1000 safety check is performed. Don't do it and the factory warranty is void.

Another rumor that began circulating after the Tokyo Auto Salon has also been confirmed: aftermarket wheels are out. Supposedly, all the GT-Rs on display at TAS had to be driven in on the stock rollers, jacked up and then fitted with the tuner's chosen wheels. Due to a sensor mounted on the valve stem, if the GT-R is driven with aftermarket rims, an error code is thrown on the dash. And although MINE'S has fitted a custom exhaust to their shop car, they've found that any modification to the intake system causes the ECU to go haywire.

While all these findings are disturbing draconian, GT-R owners here in the U.S. won't have to worry about the speed limiter/track day issue. Nissan has said that the GPS system won't be implemented here in the States, but the future of tuning the GT-R remains questionable. Top tip Zac!

[Source: Motor Trend]
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      03-05-2008, 12:22 PM   #2
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There is good news though:

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Taken straight from the R35 owners manual

The first line says “Incorrect Modification”, and the second line says “Illegal Modification”.
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their RTFM is RTFComic Book??
That's those crazy Japanese.
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They had to have all those measures on JDM GT-Rs to circumvent the old gentlemen's agreement 280ps limit rule. Its good news USDM GT-Rs will not have all those silly shenanigans.

As for the TPMS sensors, wouldn't retrofitting TPMS sensors like we do on our cars work? , I mean of course the TPMS will throw errors if the TPMS sensors are not present in the aftermarket wheels...
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Taken straight from the R35 owners manual

The first line says “Incorrect Modification”, and the second line says “Illegal Modification”.
Where's the cartoon/line from the manual that says "Tasteless Modifications" will void manufacturer's warranty
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i wanna know who in their right frame of mind (unless you're doin' insurance fraud) would park their friggin' car in the middle of the railroad tracks??
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i wanna know who in their right frame of mind (unless you're doin' insurance fraud) would park their friggin' car in the middle of the railroad tracks??
they're thinking of all possible secnerios.....if your car died on the railroad track....that's wat u should do...
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@ japanese manuals. Everything is like manga in Japan.
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they're thinking of all possible secnerios.....if your car died on the railroad track....that's wat u should do...
wheres the manga illustration to illustrate what you should do in the event of a Godzilla attack
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They'll do it on the 2010 cars..
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Haha how dramatic, car broke down on a railroad.
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i wanna know who in their right frame of mind (unless you're doin' insurance fraud) would park their friggin' car in the middle of the railroad tracks??
I went to go across a track once, there was a spot in front of me to do so and as i got on the track some asshole in the right lane (it was a right turn only lane) came flying by and got in front of me sticking me on the track. Of course the asshole behind me pulled up and boxed me in.

I almost got out of the car and shot both of them. Good thing I don't carry a gun in the car, or own one. Wish I did though.
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gtr review on youtube by 5th gear....apparently it understeers....no link sorry
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Way to quote out of context.
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Way to quote out of context.
i didnt quote anybody...and i was merely informing...k thnx bye
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