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GT-R GPS speed limiter
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Posted 3/29/08

Bluejet99 wrote:

don't all cars have to be moded to like become at top speed because the engin has a auto shut off but you an change that?


What?.....
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Posted 3/31/08
yeah it is a safety standard feature so you don't break the car
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Posted 4/1/08
But the limiter isn't. I would hate this if it were true, the dealer markup is already going to make this car almost unobtainable to the group its being marketed to. To limit its potential will make it a flop anywhere outside of Japan.
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Its actually pretty easy if you think about it. Since it has a gps system that detects your actual speed all you have to do is disable and bypass that receiver. A gps system is in-actually a one way system.
Posted 4/1/08
well there are always speed limit diffusers, also the fact that its in the GPS system, just means you have to hack the GPS like it were an ECU only instead of saldering anything, you just remove the chip. Its likely that people will just uninstall the GPS if they cant figure out how to change this feature. I highly doubt that they will do this though or that its believable, due to a few factors, including ones such as the GPS would have to be reset for the countries its being imported to such as England, Australia, America, Canada, etc. Notice that these countries have different maps/speed limits and use different units of speed. Instead of km/h some use mph. Furthermore, this would probably be a bitch for certain places that don't have speed limits stated which may cause problems and I'm sure there is loads of other reasons.

Until I see proof of them doing this, I refuse to believe.. Also, its not the first time they tried to scare people into acting causious..

Kinda irrelavent but I remember in the 70s and 80s when they used to have sensors at intersections for cop/ambulance/fire vehicles with flashing lights.. of coarse people who worked within the ranks told others and drives figured out flashing the highbeams will keep the light yellow or green for just that much longer so you dont have to slow down/stop.

Such Ideas that are based on good intentions can lead to negative results and problems. I'd hate for someone to be off a road and their car fail do respond do to some minor problem such as a GPS error/failure causing the speed limit to change or messing with the ecu.. Is the GPS and speed limiter hooked up to the ecu?
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Posted 4/1/08
Here's an easier way to disable the speed limiter. Disable the speed sensor.

By disabling your speed sensor, I ain't liable for shit.
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Posted 4/1/08

revolutionofone wrote:

Oh, it's there. Top Secret is hacking it's way into it's computer.


so true and goodby WARRENTY lol
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Posted 4/2/08

xiongboy wrote:


revolutionofone wrote:

Oh, it's there. Top Secret is hacking it's way into it's computer.


so true and goodby WARRENTY lol


Doubtful. If it is that easy to disengage, it is that easy to reengage when something goes wrong and you have to bring it back to the dealer.
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Posted 4/3/08

TEAMSpiceMishy wrote:


xiongboy wrote:


revolutionofone wrote:

Oh, it's there. Top Secret is hacking it's way into it's computer.


so true and goodby WARRENTY lol


Doubtful. If it is that easy to disengage, it is that easy to reengage when something goes wrong and you have to bring it back to the dealer.


true but im sure nissan came up with something just for that too cuz they KNOW the skyline is ment for competition and 99.99% of people that buy it will use it for that purpose..."blackbox" u can't relly hack it cuz all it does is record
Posted 4/3/08

revolutionofone wrote:
Here's an easier way to disable the speed limiter. Disable the speed sensor.
By disabling your speed sensor, I ain't liable for shit.


LMFAO you lil squirrel..
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Posted 4/3/08
everyone's weird. those RICH enough to buy the car don't care. Note: GTRs in America will be as much as a corvette or a viper. Even so, there will be a limited number of GTRs produced, as Motor Trend mentioned. If there were a GPS tracker on the GTR, then theres no point in buying a car that was suppose to compete against Porsches. I know American versions won't be having a GPS tracker cause its too much trouble for the cops to do anything. Limiters are only in-placed in cars if the factory feared the engine is producing too much power for a particular safety hazard. Mercedes CLS AMG has a limiter on its top speed cause the engine can go more than 150mph or nearly 200mph and if it did go to that speed, tires would either rip apart or the transmission will break from the power of the engine.

Still, you can modify the ECU to fit different tires in the GTR if it detects changes at all. ECU does stand for Engine Control Unit, and its a computer. That is why you can connect it to a computer if you wanted to. And if you go on a track, you don't have to go back to the dealer for a "safety check." That's only for REVIEWERS of the car. Any expensive cars borrowed by a dealer must be checked. No such thing as voided warranty for owners. If they did have that, costumers wouldn't buy the car. And they had built the GTR for nothing, but show.
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Posted 4/3/08
Facts:
In order for a Nissan dealership to acquire a GT-R to sell, they must send/receive (wasn't quite clear on that) a technician that has been trained for the GT-R. On top of that, the GT-R has it's own special set of tools and it's own alignment rack (yes, it's called a rack :P).

The dealership makes very little money off the GT-R, until they mark it up. When I say very little money, I mean less than $2,000.

We have a confirmed 2 GT-Rs coming to Oklahoma.

On the tires/wheels, the ECU throws a DTC which disables the car. Yep, you have to use Nissan OEM tires.
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Posted 4/3/08
i don't mind the tires part. Nissan did announce that the GPS limiter won't be inputted into the American GTRs. When is the GTR coming to America, 2010 or 2009? Someone reported the car will be with 550hp when it comes to America? that true?
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29 / M / washington
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Posted 4/3/08
if you take the speed limiter would you not void your warranty with nissan just for like a few minutes of fun???
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Posted 4/3/08

Bluejet99 wrote:

don't all cars have to be moded to like become at top speed because the engin has a auto shut off but you an change that?




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