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View Poll Results: Modding the GT-R!?
Definitely! It will be heavily modified on the whole car! 56 18.12%
Yup, but only minor modify to look pretty! 34 11.00%
Of course, I will be doing minor performance mods! 127 41.10%
Hell ya, it will have to be a Super-GT type mod! 7 2.27%
Nope, I like the way Godzilla looks. 59 19.09%
Nah, I am broke. I eat instant noodles for meals to own GT-R now. 26 8.41%
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Old 07-03-2008, 02:37 PM   #1
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Default Will you modify your GT-R?

This question just came across my mind. I thought it might be a good survey to see how many of you are actually will be doing the modding to your new GT-R.
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Old 07-03-2008, 04:04 PM   #2
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I would say yes, but after the warranty runs out. Thats my opinion. If not, your really looking for trouble.
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Old 07-03-2008, 09:38 PM   #3
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I voted for minor performance mods but, I'm going to see how my service guys feel about it. I've got an OK from the GM but, I'll feel better when I talk to service also.

OH, I like the last option...funny!
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Old 07-03-2008, 11:35 PM   #4
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Yes but pretty minor stuff. I for sure want a true dual exhaust like the HKS one.
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Old 07-05-2008, 09:18 PM   #5
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definately, moderate amount of mods, and then go from there. Id really like about 550whp.
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Old 07-07-2008, 10:38 AM   #6
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Here you guys are modding your GT-R's and I am over here trying to get my NA Supra T'eed UP!

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Old 07-07-2008, 06:20 PM   #7
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Here you guys are modding your GT-R's and I am over here trying to get my NA Supra T'eed UP!

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since i work in a turner shop in green bay beyondredline.com
does a bear well you figure it out .
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Old 07-08-2008, 06:13 PM   #8
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All major boltons and an ECU upgrade are in my GTR's near future.
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Old 07-10-2008, 06:02 PM   #9
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If I wanted a GTR to go even quicker & look better I'd just put my name on a 'V-spec'.

Experience tells me that if one tampers one will suffer when it comes to selling .
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Old 07-10-2008, 07:36 PM   #10
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i dont plan on ever selling and if you do any car is pretty much worthless after 5 years. unless it is some vintage model
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Old 07-12-2008, 11:27 PM   #11
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If I were to get a GT-R, I will spend most time on exterior then engine modifications. To me GT-R is well tuned monster from the factory already, and I seriously doubt that I will be able to get any serious power out of it unless going for some very radical routes (turbo upgrades etc.). Simple exhaust and intake (maybe some ECU upgrade) modifications will probably be it for me.
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Old 07-13-2008, 12:48 PM   #12
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There's nothing wrong with eating instant noodles.
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Old 07-13-2008, 03:10 PM   #13
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There's nothing wrong with eating instant noodles.
Sure isn't...I use to eat those things on the daily! Sometimes 3-4 times a day!
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Old 07-13-2008, 05:09 PM   #14
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LOL, you guys are funny.
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Old 07-14-2008, 09:20 PM   #15
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I did several hours with the GT-R (R-35) service manual this past weekend. I'm no stranger to Nissans and heavy duty performance modification.

The R-35 is one of the most electronically complex cars I've ever seen. The tranny alone with it's dedicated computer (TCM) is a real brain bender.

Just disconnecting/reconnecting the battery requires about three Consult III system resets. Unlike previous Nissans, there is no non-Consult Nissan voodoo alternative.

Some systems are standard Nissan systems and a number of items are pure 350Z (e.g., ETC).

The warning I'll give is modifications with wiring harness taps -- be extremely careful because an incorrect tap could easily make your GT-R dead. Many systems use variable voltage, so tapping a variable voltage line can really muck up the works. Do not ground to a dedicated system ground -- use a common vehicle ground.

By the way, the turbo boost levels are adjusted to ambient atmospheric pressure -- one of the ECM boost controller inputs is from the EVAP ambient pressure.

I recommend before you do any modification fully understand the system(s) you're modifying and then do it in a very educated way with lots of research. This car isn't like modifying any other car.

Will I modify my GT-R? Probably, but it will only be after very methodical and careful research into the modification. You can bet I'll have hours of performance data logging before I turn one bolt.

Think of working on the GT-R as if you're working on the space shuttle -- it's almost that complex. Many systems are inter-related, so changing one system could end up affecting other systems.

Trivia: How many air filters on a GT-R? Four; two primary and two secondary (on the air pumps -- yes, air pumps, not turbos). Judging from looking at the the system in the manual, it looks like maybe pre-boost to make turbo lag zero. The manual isn't entirely clear on the system's purpose. I'll know more once I get my hands on the car and see the system itself.

The tranny has several failsafe or "limp modes" for a number of tranny DCTs. If anyone thinks the 350Z is a pain with all its "limp modes," wait until you get a load of the GT-R. I think if it hears you cursing it, it will go into "limp" -- not quite that bad, but almost.
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I'm told the "Secondary Air System" is only used to pre-heat the cats. Seems like an awful lot of stuff just to give the cats a short quirt of hot air. Cats don't take that long to warm up, so a few second pre-heat seems like a total waste of a lot of engine bay space and engineering effort.
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secondary air system, what a waste!
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Old 08-25-2008, 09:17 AM   #18
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I heard about "bricking" an iPhone, PSP or PS3... imagine someone "bricking" their GT-R...

yikes!

I will be doing some small mods. I will probably get the Front-pipe and Cat- back exhaust by ?... I do not know which company yet... However, I bought a COBB AP from Perrin on Thursday. I hope it has been shipped out already...

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Old 08-26-2008, 03:37 PM   #19
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Default Moding the GTR

Like many new GTR owners I am being cautious about mods
because of Nissans warranty policies. Thus far I have only
added the Mines titanium cat-back exhaust---Very sweet
system. Beautiful to look at, 10 pounds lighter and slightly
more exhaust note.
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Old 08-28-2008, 06:15 PM   #20
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Thus far I have only
added the Mines titanium cat-back exhaust---Very sweet
system. Beautiful to look at, 10 pounds lighter and slightly
more exhaust note.
Do you have an idea what your HP gains were from the new exhaust?

I too plan on slight mods. I would prefer to spend my money on the exterior asthetics and exhaust. I want to get the Cobb AP, however I'm waiting on hearing back from those of you who have installed this unit and experienced the good and not so good side of tampering with the GT-R's ECU.
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I got the COBB AP last Thursday. woot

I will post if it bricks my GTR or not.
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After the warranty runs it's coarse
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For me now I will go for this combination such as ECU, Titanium cat-back exhaust and filters.
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Old 09-04-2008, 10:54 AM   #24
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After the warranty I would focus on better airflow and a good diet. Also buying lighter rims and tires
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Looks mods only during Warranty
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