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Old 12-05-2008, 11:58 PM   #15
Professor PuddinPop
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Originally Posted by Ej205scoob View Post
The 5speed subie tranny which is what ur talking about has a manual clutch obv and no launch control, therefore excessive abuse is clearly in the fault of the driver. The GT-R has a button so you DONT abuse the dual clutches. Nissan failed on an epic level. Subaru 5speed tranny's that go boom are the drivers fault. BTW never heard of an STi tranny going boom w/ or w/o LC
Research a bit son.

To turn on launch control (which btw the procedure was never officially mentioned by Nissan until after it was public knowledge) you have to turn off the traction control and the owners manual explicitly states that damage caused by turning off traction control is not a matter for warranty.

Launch control on a GTR is not a simple push a button and hey there it is!

On the GTR you have to set the suspension and transmission into R for race mode (hmmmmm), the traction control gets turned off then you engage manual shifting mode. After that hold the brake pedal down and depress the accelerator, the revs climb then drop down and then you re-engage whichever mode has shut off (IIRC it was manual shifting, probably a safety to prevent accidental engagement) depress the accelerator and release the brake pedal and away you go!

With the amount of buttons that you turn on that are clearly labeled RACE you would be an idiot to expect Nissan to cover the resulting carnage.
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