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Old 02-29-2008, 03:41 PM   #1
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No more ricing Nissans....

.....straight from the factory.

http://www.autoblog.com/2008/02/29/n...th-perfection/

Finally, a manufacturer is telling these people that you can't make our car better by adding a body kit, some wings, and a coffee can exhuast pipe.

Now, if only Honda would explain to it's owners that no matter what kit you add, no matter how big your rear wing is, no matter how neon you put under your car, it is still just a Civic.
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Old 02-29-2008, 03:56 PM   #2
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Old 02-29-2008, 04:52 PM   #3
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That's awesome, but it still won't stop the tuners from screwing up the car.
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Old 02-29-2008, 05:15 PM   #4
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People can rice their nissans all they want. I don't care, it provides some amusement to me. The people that really need to stop are the ones that own sunfires, cavaliers, and neons. Its expected on imports, well sort of. But not on domestic compacts. However, this type of warning should come with the Camaro. Anyone who fails to comply should have to face
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Old 02-29-2008, 05:58 PM   #5
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I am seriously considering ordering one of those shirts in black... lol
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Old 02-29-2008, 08:45 PM   #6
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I'm completely against rice, but these things could deffintely be tunes to be SOOOOO much better...even if it involves a "fart can" don't tell that to the guy driving it though because you would get raped by this thing on the road...whether you have a 5th gen muscle car or not.
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Old 02-29-2008, 09:21 PM   #7
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I'm completely against rice, but these things could deffintely be tunes to be SOOOOO much better...even if it involves a "fart can" don't tell that to the guy driving it though because you would get raped by this thing on the road...whether you have a 5th gen muscle car or not.
If I was ever in an area that I'd encounter one...I'd probably be rather "well-off"; So I'd have a ZR-1 to defend whatever comes out of my mouth There's no raping that thing!
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Old 02-29-2008, 10:17 PM   #8
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Haha, well...it would be close...If....you didn't spin through the first 3 gears...gluck with that though.

Sorry I don't wan't to sound against muscle/america...so please, no one take this down the slippery slope, but the GT-R is deffinetly the new performance bargain on the block...we'll see how the C7 does.
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Old 02-29-2008, 10:29 PM   #9
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No, no. I would never take it that way. And nobody else will, either After all, if you were anti "muscle/America" you wouldn't be here in the first place.

But, in all honesty...I see nothing special about this GT-R...nothing at all. Nothing about it seems groundbreaking to me. I think it's butt-ugly, I can't say anything about the inside. The powertrain is nothing 'new'.... I guess I just don't want to care, either........

Even if it outran the Veyron; I'd prolly still shrug like this guy >
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Old 02-29-2008, 10:43 PM   #10
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yep its defiantly ugly the last one was better
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No, no. I would never take it that way. And nobody else will, either After all, if you were anti "muscle/America" you wouldn't be here in the first place.

But, in all honesty...I see nothing special about this GT-R...nothing at all. Nothing about it seems groundbreaking to me. I think it's butt-ugly, I can't say anything about the inside. The powertrain is nothing 'new'.... I guess I just don't want to care, either........

Even if it outran the Veyron; I'd prolly still shrug like this guy >
I just can't figure out how it manages to run with the Z06. Less power, less torque, more weight, worse weight distribution. Sure it has all wheel drive which will help with launches and also a bit with cornering, but will reduce the amount of power to be had at the wheel. There is no way that the handling will be improved enough to fully compensate for the increased weight. Power to weight is lower than the base corvette, let alone the Z06. That could be helped by lower gear ratios, which would give it horrible gas mileage and a lower top speed. Drag coefficient will be lower than the Corvettes, so that would help things a bit. But overall, the numbers just don't seem to add up. Unless there is some sort of magical powers that all wheel drive posesses that I'm unaware of.
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Old 02-29-2008, 11:06 PM   #12
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Well, DCT is one, second thing I could think of is the fact that AWD systems are getting more and more efficient...The funny thing I think you bring up is that it's not ground breaking. Were you serious about that, twin turbo AWD, DCT, launch assist for under a base price of $70k dollars...that is supercar territory my friend...not to mention the fact that this car hits over 400ftlbs of torque by something like 1700rpm...I really can't see how you don't think it is ground breaking...even if it is an ugly duckling.
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Old 02-29-2008, 11:36 PM   #13
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I can tell you how it kept up, and surpassed, the Z06 on the 'Ring: the boost was turned up and the tires were slicks... when the Z06 did the 'Ring test, it was running on run flats, which are notorious for not holding the road very well... if you've ever watched the video of the GT-R lapping the 'Ring, you'll hear the tires... they're definitely race slicks.
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Old 03-01-2008, 12:08 AM   #14
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Ugh...some people just can't give credit were credit is due...I hope you have an excuse for the girl sitting next to you if you ever come up to a red light with one of those...
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