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#1 gearbox

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Posted 27 October 2020 - 12:55 PM

I am coming from a c6z with h/c/i/blower that put down 840rwhp and looking into the GTR over a C7zo6.  I love the look of the c7z06 but traction is a HUGE issue and it will mainly be street driven etc.

 

Is there a certain year to go with or stay away from?  I heard the early years like 2009 had trans problems but I am not sure if that is true.  looking to spend around 60-70k and will definitely upgrade to E85, or buy one already done.

 

I appreciate the help and any link or things i can read would be great.  I am going to keep reading on here etc.

 

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Posted 27 October 2020 - 01:27 PM

welcome you  want a 2012+ at the very least as it has the first  refresh with improvements like a reliable  launch control ect.   a 2015 gets you the more modern head and tailights aswell.   those are the 2 benchmark years   without getting the 2017+ which is the current facelift to interior and exterior 


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Posted 27 October 2020 - 02:01 PM

welcome you  want a 2012+ at the very least as it has the first  refresh with improvements like a reliable  launch control ect.   a 2015 gets you the more modern head and tailights aswell.   those are the 2 benchmark years   without getting the 2017+ which is the current facelift to interior and exterior 

 

 

Thank you! So no trans upgrade or changes from 2012 to 2017.



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Posted 27 October 2020 - 05:15 PM

Incremental things. there have been some shift algorithm changes almost yearly but 2012 is the big reliability change as far as the trans. People will tell you buy the newest model you can comfortably afford and that's pretty good advice. I would go for 2015 to get the 2012 changes and the new lights. If I didn't want the lastest refresh which is 2017-2021

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Posted 27 October 2020 - 05:37 PM

+1 for '15 and newer. The LED bolt headlights are so nice and the led tails are nice too. 2015 and up also has more sound deadening on the interior and I'm pretty sure some suspension alterations that make for a "smoother" ride. Perhaps someone can elaborate further. I have a 2015 and never get sick of the lights.

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Posted 27 October 2020 - 06:03 PM

As far as felt improvements, the trans and logic is improved almost every year. 2017+ owners will tell you it shifts even smoother than previous years. Even going from a 2015 to 2016, I can say there was a nice improvement in how refined the transmission shifts. I could feel very shift in my old 2015 and the 2016 is now much smoother. Not any quieter; just smoother.


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Posted 28 October 2020 - 05:31 PM

Thank you all for the great ing\formation and I am glad the GTR is shifting better as the years go on.  I will definitely be getting a 2015 or nothing now.  I am not sure I want to (or afford) step up to a 2017, but I will keep looking.

 

Another one would be that I want to go E85 as my first mod with neccessary bolt ons for exhuast flow.  I am getting mixed information on the cost for E85 and a tune. (Not including the bolt ons)  E85 is everywhere in California and I had it on my c6z.  I will probably stay at whatever those HP numbers look like and drive the car and ENJOY IT.



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Posted 28 October 2020 - 08:16 PM

Only buy the R side of this platform.
They are the only ones that will be worth anything on a long enough timeline.
R34s had low production numbers and on a percentage basis about 35-39% were SpecV or Nismo editions.
The R35 platform has a little over 5% globally as being SpecV,Track Edition or Nismo...The R side will be worth something going forward in a global Fiat monetary system backed by nothing.
Or just but Bitcoin,gold,silver or weaponry when the Western world collapses.

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Posted 29 October 2020 - 05:05 PM

12,13 and 14 were the hard core years! :wink:


And 5 years down the road when you trade it in for $30k nobody is going to give a F*** that you licked it clean. Keep it up!



It is called the "pop and bang map" in the UK and is generally used by twats who spend most of their time racing around central London acting like dicks.


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Posted 30 October 2020 - 11:26 AM

2017+ or newer. I started with 2013 and ended up with 2018. 


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Posted 30 October 2020 - 08:23 PM

Thank you all for the great ing\formation and I am glad the GTR is shifting better as the years go on.  I will definitely be getting a 2015 or nothing now.  I am not sure I want to (or afford) step up to a 2017, but I will keep looking.
 
Another one would be that I want to go E85 as my first mod with neccessary bolt ons for exhuast flow.  I am getting mixed information on the cost for E85 and a tune. (Not including the bolt ons)  E85 is everywhere in California and I had it on my c6z.  I will probably stay at whatever those HP numbers look like and drive the car and ENJOY IT.


What year?? lol.... THIS year lol.... just get into one already... Ha

Happy hunting...

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2009 R35 Premium Edition 'GDZILLA' / Ivory Pearl / Ebony / brought home Sept. 8th 2008 / weekend warrior
2006 Solstice 'EMILEY' / Olympic White / Ebony on Suede / for those 'Top Down' summer days
2014 GMC All Terrain Sierra 4x4 'C2SKYE' / Summit White / Ebony Faux Carbon Fiber / trailer hauler
1999 Vulcan Nomad 'TAZ' / Pearl Boulogne / Candy Arsenate Green / quick weekend get-a-ways
2008 Vulcan Classic LT 'PEARL' / Crystal Pearl White / Metallic Titanium / quick weekend get-a-ways for the wife
2019 Tucson Ultimate AWD 'POLRCUB' / Winter White / Ebony on Beige / Wife's daily driver
'EMILEYII' / Solstice battery powered ride on car / White / daily driver for my daughter
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#12 Mozzymoz

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Posted 18 November 2020 - 07:05 AM

2017+ for the cushiness
2012+ for the rawness
2009+ for cheapness

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Posted 18 November 2020 - 10:10 AM

2017+ for the cushiness
2012+ for the rawness
2009+ for cheapness

Spot on!


And 5 years down the road when you trade it in for $30k nobody is going to give a F*** that you licked it clean. Keep it up!



It is called the "pop and bang map" in the UK and is generally used by twats who spend most of their time racing around central London acting like dicks.


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Posted 18 November 2020 - 12:16 PM

Im glad i went 15, but the premium paid could have gone to a built tranny.

 

If you cant go 17 id go 12+ and avoid 9-11 unless screaming deal or you are a racer


2015 BE recently acquired  :shiftdrive:


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Posted 21 January 2021 - 01:42 PM

Is there a certain year to go with or stay away from?  I heard the early years like 2009 had trans problems but I am not sure if that is true.  looking to spend around 60-70k and will definitely upgrade to E85, or buy one already done.


Edited by Gdzilla_, 23 January 2021 - 02:10 PM.


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Posted 21 January 2021 - 03:09 PM

How is this guy above Kensiee1 still around ? His posts are just copying some text from the first post.



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Posted 22 January 2021 - 08:40 PM

2017+ for the cushiness
2012+ for the rawness
2009+ for cheapness

 

So based on this scale, the 2014 Track Edition (in North America) is the rawest of the raw!



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Posted 22 January 2021 - 09:39 PM

Hey man, the CBA is as raw as it comes. Rough ride, no sound deadening, first gen MFD (display, NAV, Apple cable, etc). hell some don’t even have heated seats. DBA (14/15) is the quickest and fastest in stock form - non-Nismo - and they changed the spring rates in 2012. 15/16 got softer again and more sound deadening and 16+ have noise cancellation. 17+ is the GT of the group. Significant improvements in driver comfort and interface. With a tune they are all about the same. If money isn’t an option I’d go with the 17+ personally. https://www.motortre...17-nissan-gt-r/
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Posted 23 January 2021 - 02:13 PM

 

Is there a certain year to go with or stay away from?  I heard the early years like 2009 had trans problems but I am not sure if that is true.  looking to spend around 60-70k and will definitely upgrade to E85, or buy one already done.

 

 

I highly recommend to read my pm I sent you back on January 16th.

If not, warning points may be issued in due course. 


Current Stable:
2009 R35 Premium Edition 'GDZILLA' / Ivory Pearl / Ebony / brought home Sept. 8th 2008 / weekend warrior
2006 Solstice 'EMILEY' / Olympic White / Ebony on Suede / for those 'Top Down' summer days
2014 GMC All Terrain Sierra 4x4 'C2SKYE' / Summit White / Ebony Faux Carbon Fiber / trailer hauler
1999 Vulcan Nomad 'TAZ' / Pearl Boulogne / Candy Arsenate Green / quick weekend get-a-ways
2008 Vulcan Classic LT 'PEARL' / Crystal Pearl White / Metallic Titanium / quick weekend get-a-ways for the wife
2019 Tucson Ultimate AWD 'POLRCUB' / Winter White / Ebony on Beige / Wife's daily driver
'EMILEYII' / Solstice battery powered ride on car / White / daily driver for my daughter
'GDZILLAII' / R35 GTR battery powered ride on car / White / weekend warrior for my daughter
1999 R34 Gtt Skyline / White / Ebony / Sold

 

 


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Posted 11 February 2021 - 03:29 PM

As the owner of 2017, I can only recommend it to you.If you want to buy a great car then only in 2017+!


Edited by TiltMentor, 11 February 2021 - 03:29 PM.



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