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For those of you who track your GTR whats been your experience mechanically? Seems like the Germans are rock solid not so sure about the GTR.
 

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Not sure of your experience on track.

It depends on your level. If you have some experience, you may run hot (depending on time of year. ambient temps, etc...). This can rectified with a trans cooler.

Other than that, I've had no problems on track, other than having to come in, because something German broke down on the course.

(I just run a 'cool down' lap mid-session, then keep going)

Now - to prepare your GT-R for serious track use, is like any other vehicle - good brakes, fresh brake fluid, maybe a tire change, sway bar, etc... - usual stuff.
 

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Phenomenal . Tran cool is a plus . Do your services , everything should e super dipper
 

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Germans cannot include BMW, Check out their forums. I have had 3 and won't have another. Fuel pumps 3 times, vanos faiulure. This is on the road with no track use. The GTR is very strong.
 

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Have someone do a stage 1 tranny upgrade and you will be rock solid! I used Shep he is great!
 

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I have an issue with oil temps getting in the red (260 degrees) after about 7-10 minutes of hard lapping. Others in my area have the same problem, maybe it's the thin air up here in Colorado. I have a trans cooler so no other issues than oil temps.
 

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I guess I was mostly drawing the comparison to the 997TT
Stock coolant hose on that beast has a habit of coming off after track use, and of coming off DURING track use.

http://forums.rennlist.com/rennforums/997-gt2-gt3-forum/592328-catastrophic-coolant-hose-coupling-failure-registry-4.html

Two years in a row, a 911 has cost other drivers tens of thousands of repair dollars after it slicked the uphill essess at VIR. I escaped only because I saw the M3 coupe in front of me careening across the track backwards at 115mph into the wall in front of the villas, and the GT-R's TCS was able to compensate and save my ass. I've also seen another 911 of another board member (who I won't name), whose 911 basically imploded during a track session at VIR. Porsche has everybody fooled as to how "great" their cars are as track cars. They aren't any better than any other manufacturer.

The GT-R is frickin stellar reliable on track, other than brake and drivetrain cooling. 20,000+ miles of street/track for me so far, and it has been even more reliable than my Hondas on track.

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I've put 4000 hard track miles or more and 19000 highway miles on my GT-R and not one mechanical failure. No major repairs needed. A few very, very minor things have been fixed under warranty(TPMS, evap thingy for gas tank). I have an early 2009 as well.
 

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I've put 4000 hard track miles or more and 19000 highway miles on my GT-R and not one mechanical failure. No major repairs needed. A few very, very minor things have been fixed under warranty(TPMS, evap thingy for gas tank). I have an early 2009 as well.
Just about exactly the same for me (EVAP and ignition lock service bulletins). I have a transmission cooler. Engine oil temps can be a problem when getting on it hard. But nothing broken other than 1 wheel stud (no idea why). Just keeps on passing those German cars on track for great fun and big smiles (mine, not theirs).
 

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I've only had issues with things I've modded... More I modded, more those things have had issues... Had a set of intercooler pipes that cost me 2.5 track days....If I buy another GTR, I'd still track it, but only do brake pads, fluids and a midpipe...
 

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buy the R35, spend half the difference of the cost of the Porsche turbo on some mods and track consumables and the rest on your wife

happy days
 

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For those of you who track your GTR whats been your experience mechanically? Seems like the Germans are rock solid not so sure about the GTR.
Sounds like your sold on the hype. If you speak of BMW then, IMHO, they're seriously over-rated. I had a 335 and it sold it. The GT-R is a sports car meant for the track so it'll serve you well. Other vehicles, including Germans, that are sports cars will serve you well on the track also but there's always supporting mods that you can have depending on your racing experience.
 

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Sounds like your sold on the hype. If you speak of BMW then, IMHO, they're seriously over-rated. I had a 335 and it sold it. The GT-R is a sports car meant for the track so it'll serve you well. Other vehicles, including Germans, that are sports cars will serve you well on the track also but there's always supporting mods that you can have depending on your racing experience.
My 2003 M3 was dead reliable on the track. I did have to change the front brakes, but other than that I had 20+ track days and 90,000 miles on it with no issues.

The GT-R is very expensive to run on the track. Tires every three track days, brake pads every three to four track days, and I got 2.6mpg on the factory tune.
 

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Haha! Germans being reliable...I've never seen so many failures on the track as Porsches and BMW's. That being said- the GTR seems to be fine as long as the transmission cooler mod is done and proper pads are used.
 

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Pretty sure you will find that ALL cars require some reliability mods if you are tracking them hard. If you not, then you aren't driving fast enough.
 

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Funny comment about the Germans being solid track cars. Unless you are talking specialty Porsche cup cars or maybe (just maybe) the GT3/GT2 series, German's fall all over the place at the track. The GTR compares very well to Porsche's best. That's pretty much all you need to know.
 
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