This is my first post, however I have been lurking since nagotrac started, and read as much as possible about the GTR. I was planning on purchasing one next year, hopefully used to save myself a bit of money. I'm hoping nissan releases an updated trans with stronger gears, and gives an extended warranty on the trans and free replacement on failgure to any cars within the first year of manufacturing, with the weak gears.
Has anyone ever considered that perhaps the transmission is NOT breaking because of using LC, but perhaps the gears (1st and 2nd so far correct?) which are stripping had defects in the manufacturing process?
Ask yourself this: Why in the world would using LC even 1000 times have anything to do with 2nd gear stripping itself?
For all you naysayers, who think people shouldn't expect a super-car status sports car's transmission to withstand a few hundred launches...and cite examples such as honda or corvette. In my research, when corvette or mustang rear ends (not transmissions) fail is when launching on prepared tracks, with slicks, and power adders. You expect to break things at that point.
Transmissions aren't what usually gives when launching... they die either from failed synchros because of high rpm downshifting and synchros not being up to the task of functioning as intended from the factory, or because of tremendous amounts of added power which tears up the gears.
Stock sports cars should be able to withstand launching and "abuse" as some like to call it, as it is part of driving a sports car.
As some have also mentioned, usually the clutch packs and driveshafts are designed to break/slip before the gears in a transmission fail, as the gears should be designed to take much more power than the stock engine can dish out.
Also, if caused by using LC, shouldn't the transmission failure happen when launching, and not a week after?
Just some food for thought, to add to the fire.
Edited by Sage, 11 October 2008 - 03:33 PM.