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Hey guys! I want to know how much of tuning I can do to my car without voiding my warranty.
 

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Hey guys! I want to know how much of tuning I can do to my car without voiding my warranty.
can't be done.. the black box logs peak boost

it does not mean they void the warranty , just means if you blow the engine , they will look into the black box and will deny any claims.. with a safe 500whp tune you will be fine..
 

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....the word "tune" and "warranty" is a tough one.....no matter who says what on this site it's at your own risk and in the hands of the Nissan techs in Japan, not your dealer, if something major goes wrong....
 

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You can open up the exhaust for more flow + do an intake like Cobb's and be 99.9% safe with your warranty, but no ECU tuning, ie boost increase.
 

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This is exactly what sucks about owning a GTR, other auto makers dont do this. Some do but from my experiences chevy, bmw, mb, porsche does not
 

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Just add octane boostr. Jk
 

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As Sam said - with a tune and exhaust - you may be okay...but if there is a major issue with your car - it goes to Nissan Corporate Engineers directly. They look at your black box data and if they find ECU changes or spikes above normal - you are out of luck. You can flash back your ECU to stock - but Nissan can see this with the Consul 3 (a diagnostic tool they use) - so that won't work.

It's kind of a yes or no decision. Be warned however - "once down this dark path you go, forever will it dominate your destiny" - Yoda. It's VERY true.

Good luck on your decision!

 

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This is exactly what sucks about owning a GTR, other auto makers dont do this. Some do but from my experiences chevy, bmw, mb, porsche does not
As much as I'd love the factory warranty to cover mods, you can't blame the OEM for wanting to cover themselves from being screwed by customers who mod their cars past the cars limits, and pawn off the bill to them if it all goes south.
 

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Exhaust and that's it... Tires and brake pads... That's my plan on my next GTR
 

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Trade it in on a 2013.
 

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Did a 2012 today. With an exhaust and midpipe it did almost what tuned 11's and older do on my dyno.

A stock 11 and older makes about 370whp on my dyno. The 2012 did 443whp.

With exhaust and midpipe only (no Cobb), it made 469whp. I'm impressed, didn't expect so much gain over the older ones.
 

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Why don't you spend the money of track days and improve the loose nut behind the wheel. this is the single best mod you can do and with proper instruction, and can make your car blistering fast!!!!

Just sayin...

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Your 2012 is faster than 458 Italia in stock form so not bad if keep it stock. Full exhaust, no dpipe, Diet(lighter wheels,carbon fiber hood/trunk,take out the junk like jacks,spare tires,rear seats) your car and it will not void warrany.
 

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Did a 2012 today. With an exhaust and midpipe it did almost what tuned 11's and older do on my dyno.

A stock 11 and older makes about 370whp on my dyno. The 2012 did 443whp.

With exhaust and midpipe only (no Cobb), it made 469whp. I'm impressed, didn't expect so much gain over the older ones.
Tony,
Care to share brand?
 

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This is exactly what sucks about owning a GTR, other auto makers dont do this. Some do but from my experiences chevy, bmw, mb, porsche does not
have you sought warranty work with your modified remapped Porsche or BMW?

you'll find all dealers/manufacturers will deny big warranty claims where they can

The only difference is how many ppl complain about it on the Internet
 

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Did a 2012 today. With an exhaust and midpipe it did almost what tuned 11's and older do on my dyno.

A stock 11 and older makes about 370whp on my dyno. The 2012 did 443whp.

With exhaust and midpipe only (no Cobb), it made 469whp. I'm impressed, didn't expect so much gain over the older ones.
That's cool on a dyno immediately after install when the ecu has peaked to it's highest (read rich) parameters

But what happens in a couple weeks as the ecu starts pulling back timing etc to get back into it's preferred working range
 
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