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Transmission Adjustment for Everyone via Carman SCAN Tool

June 7th, 2009

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Nextech’s Carman SCAN OBD-II scan tool has supported the Nissan GT-R for about a year now and has been used by many that don’t have access to or can’t afford the official Nissan Consult III hardware. It can read and diagnose GT-R error codes and clear them as well.

Recently Nextech have released an update that should allow Carman Scan tool owners to adjust GT-R TCM settings themselves, saving a trip to the dealership. The GT-R’s 6 speed dual clutch transmission, the GR6, has 4 settings for the automated clutches. These settings are regularly adjusted during service time to keep it performing at it’s peak. Adjusted incorrectly however and driveability and clutch heat problems issues can crop up.

On top of this the new update allows the modification of the ABS settings to tune braking performance and ABS sensitivity.

The Carman SCAN tool is still not cheap at around $4,000 for the unit but it’s an option for some and both Sunline Racing and MCR in Japan have added it to their tool kits.

Images: Sunline Racing and MCR
Link: Nextech Website

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Photo Gallery: SSP Clutch Pack Upgrade Install and Update

May 28th, 2009

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Southside Performance say they have had a lot of success with their upgrade clutches for the Nissan GT-R’s GR6 DSG gearbox today in their latest update. Running them in their development GT-R with over 700hp, they’ve managed to reduce any clutch slip issues significantly. Over 30 sets have found homes with GT-R owners worldwide to date.

Done properly, clutch upgrades like these wont only improve the GT-R’s ability to get power to the ground but should lead to lower transmission operating temperatures under load and thus less transmission maintenance overall. Priced from $1,399 they also come with a 1 year warranty, you can check out the full press release here.

Combine these with other upgrades to the transmission like the PPG 1st gear and input shaft upgrade of the PPG 1st-6th gear upgrades for a more robust gearbox all round.

One weak link down in the quest for big horsepower GT-Rs…

Link: SouthSide Performance

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