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You know when I bought my 2009 GTR over 3 years ago now (3 GREAT years [heh]) I never had any plans to reflash the car since I didn't want to start down that slippery slope, and to this day I have not done so either and still am very happy.

BUT I can't help but wonder to think about Nissan's ever eroding stance on a denying a warranty claim based on the fact that the ECU has been reflashed if something like the transmission, or axle, etc break. I say this because a base map Cobb map will give a 2009 (with 485hp stock) about a 70hp and 70ft lb increase in power. That is about the spread that now exists between a 2009 (485) and a 2013 (545) GTR. I know Nissan has made some small tweaks to things like the intake system and maybe the exhaust but we all know that the majority of those gains are from the tune and I am 95% sure they have not touched the engine block much to compensate for those power increases.

I just have to wonder what the trend will be over the next few years for the earlier GTR owners and warranty work. So far Nissan has handled most of the warranty items (mostly transmissions) that I have seen on this forum pretty well IMHO - IE: warrantying the majority of 'common' failures even in light of light modifications.

Anyway like the title says - just some thoughts on it. I have to admit it would be fun someday to take the plunge and get a nice cheap, and with every passing new MY GTR, seemingly safe power bump.
 

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I guess it all comes down to the dealer your bringing the car to.

Some dealers are super strict, and others are not.

I wonder sometimes "How much of a warranty do these cars really have?"

Personally I don't think I would ever want to find out.

That being said if you abuse the car and break something there will be signs of it....the dealer will know.

If you treat the car right 99% of the time you wont have a problem.

So yes get the flash and really start enjoying the car

-John
 
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