I don't like what large companies do to people, BUT, if that person can afford 74,000 on a car then they should be able to afford 20k on a trans. 0-60 in 3.2 sec and 1/4 mile 11.5 sec and 121 MPH. Faster than Viper, 911, and Z06. 74 MPH slalom speed, makes it second to the Viper. Stops from 60-0 in 98 feet and turns at .96 Gs.
In order to do that the driver has to go into "Launch Mode". Two switches have to be set to "Arm Mode", "VDC" off completely by holding down the "VDC R" button for a few seconds. Then hold the break down tight, and push the gas to the floor. When you get this sequence right, the computer holds at 4500 rpm. Let go of the break and hold on.
When I first got my '02 Trep, I pushed it as hard as I could. I was a kid with a new toy. But my toy had it's limiters in place. If I rechipped it and blew the trans, I don't think Chrysler would pay for it. Having to go through that many keystrokes every time you restart the car to overide the computer is about the same thing. If they reflashed it then it wouldn't beat the other cars and they wouldn't be able to sell it for 75k+. We in society need to have built in safeties to idiot proof everything we do. Too easy to blame someone else for our own irresponsibility. (sorry, that was the single parent coming out in me)
What's worse than a young kid with a pos car in school? An old kid that can afford more car. I do know that my friend's Z06 doesn't have mission control buttons to push to get it into "Launch Mode". Only one to push and that's the start button.
I love the G's. I would keep it in launch mode all the time to if I could. But then, there is no place in Michigan that I would want to get to that fast.
Better to let the car's prestige speak for it's self than to fail at trying to show someone. All cars are tested to their respective limits, but that doesn't mean you need to drive it that way all the time. Let the specs speak for themselves and if someone wants to step up once in a while, let em have it.
Could you imagine how he must have felt when he lost the trans in front of his friends/family/opponent (whatever the case may be)? You know he had someone with him probably showing off. I would be. But then I would be doing it to over compensate my short comings.
Were there warnings in the manual? Don't know what one is. Add gas, turn key, go, and have someone tell you what's wrong with it when something breaks. I'm sure there was warnings but who reads the manuals? There's warnings on a coffe telling me it's hot. I know how to drink coffe just as well as everyone knows how to drive.
I would still be pissed at Nissan.
Speaking of transmissions, I'm going to rebuild mine. 198,000 miles and the TC went out. Looking for mods and specific places to purchase. I've been looking on here for a week now and great people are telling me what can be done, but not what it improves, nor how much it costs, nor where to purchase. I'm a clueless newbie when it comes to mods. Come to think of it, I only know how to do one thing right and I am getting kind of sleepy. NAP TIME!
Last edited by S Cubed Sound; 11-13-2008 at 02:25 PM.