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In Topic: Another GTR nightmare story - Catastrophic engine failure ... 'see page...

10 December 2014 - 03:26 PM

View PostVega, on 10 December 2014 - 10:31 AM, said:

I haven't read the whole thread, but who takes a car to a disgusting mess of a shop like this? One look at that shop and I would have walked out.
^This.  I'd love to see the situation resolved for the OP, but to be honest I'd never drop my car at a shop that looked like that.  You get what you pay for.  If the price is too good to be true or the environment speaks volumes towards low cost solutions or low quality control, then it is an invitation for trouble.  Not saying that it is right, but that is how it usually is.

In Topic: MC's #1 US Production GTR NISMO "The One" (Now with 1/8th mile t...

09 December 2014 - 02:05 PM

LOL... that is exactly what I thought of, Matt.

In Topic: **2015 GT-R & GT-R NISMO: LIVE Launch Coverage & Discussion**

08 December 2014 - 01:10 PM

View PostRxpress, on 08 December 2014 - 12:46 PM, said:

At this point everybody knows the Nismo delivery schedule has been pushed back by a significant amount of time. What are there chances that the last of these 50 or so allocated to the US end up being a MY2016?? It seems likely that when the last ones are being built they will be built alongside US MY2016 Nissans.

Per the folks at Nissan, all the NISMOs will be 2015 models and the lagging production units will be built alongside the now being built 2016s on the assembly line.  MC may have more details on this, but that was the gist of what we were told when Nissan came out for delivery of The One

In Topic: **2015 GT-R & GT-R NISMO: LIVE Launch Coverage & Discussion**

08 December 2014 - 01:09 PM

View Postaaa335, on 08 December 2014 - 09:26 AM, said:

Doesn't all film fade or yellow over time. I was told it was more of the glue that yellows than the film.
I would think twice about applying it as a "permanent" solution, because you will likely need to replace it at some point down the road .

Good luck...nice problem to have :) !

You were misinformed.  The key contributor to film yellowing is putting was or protectants on it.  Nearly all vinyl films need to breath and vent gas (from the glues, color, etc.).  A layer of wax seals those gases in and causes the discoloration.  If you care for a vinyl film or clearcoat properly, you can have it for 5-7 years with no issues at all.

In Topic: ***2016 Nissan GTR Official: Press Release & Discussion***

08 December 2014 - 01:05 PM

The new Track Edition by NISMO seems a poor addition to the line up.  They should have just went back to selling Premium and Black Edition only rather than add a non-distinctive, watered down 'performance oriented' model.  If they are bent on doing a track edition, performance should fall somewhere close to midway between the best regular GT-R offered to date (2013 I think) and the GT-R NISMO.  Anything else is loading the automotive press with ammunition to criticize the GT-R some more.