Uh...what prodution engine puts out 1500nm? The A580 is only supposed to lWhat good is a transmission that can handle 700NM when you have an engine that puts out 1500NM?
2012 gcsrt8 uses the same A580 trans as the WK1. The 8speed may physically fit but the biggest issue would be getting the tcm to talk to the pcm and other modules in the wk1Does anybody know if the 2012 have the MB tranny if so wont this new ZF be the same size and maybe just maybe fit in to our models.
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The ZF 9 speed is a fwd trans, not a rwd trans. Dual clutch transmissions are cool but they still have durability issues, especially in high HP applications. Ask any skyline owner! Even GM has dropped the dual clutch trans from the next Vette.ZF has a 9 speed tranny, i rather wish someone can install a 7 speed DCT on our beasts.
The 2012 is still the same A580 we all know and love.The 2011 GC had a 5 speed and 2012 has a 6 speed. I don't think changing it a year or two after is a big deal. It was discussed enough to where people knew the possibility of upgrades coming sooner rather than later (8.4" head unit, 6 or 8 speed, new wheels).
The issue on the early 09 gtrs wasn't driving in 'r' mode or really anything with racing the gtr, but rather the use of unofficial launch control. Since then they have altered the software for a different rpm at launch and issues have gone down substantially.I don't see how adding another two gears will have any positive effects to performance really, all that may happen is the Butt Dyno will be happier and MAYBE an increased top speed, otherwise your working the trans harder to perform and end up shifting more than you need.. Oh and Skyline owners in the US do not apply for the DCT's problems unless you're talking about the R35 GT-R.. And if thats so, they'll happily help you replace the older trans with a newer one that actually can hold the power it's making.. By the way, there's a reason you void the warranty on the R35's if you select race mode for every where you drive.. It's supposed to be on a registered track, and from my understanding if it is, then you should be covered by warranty.