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Old 19th May 2017, 04:36 PM   #21 (permalink)
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I think it's more than just springs.
Additional chassis bonding and wider front track will also complicate matters.
Appreciate that but for a ready made option for a subtle drop in ride height, it's a good option pending cost of said springs

For a car that would be 99% road car, I don't think I would benefit from the chassis bonding/wider track as much as others.

I mainly wanted the Track Edition for the Nismo wheels and suspension ready 'out of the box'
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Black if it's a garage Queen, silver if it's a daily. Silver just looks cleaner for longer and hides chips and swirls better.

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Appreciate that but for a ready made option for a subtle drop in ride height, it's a good option pending cost of said springs

For a car that would be 99% road car, I don't think I would benefit from the chassis bonding/wider track as much as others.

I mainly wanted the Track Edition for the Nismo wheels and suspension ready 'out of the box'
I wouldn't bother getting one in that case. Buy a base 17 and take it to Litchfields.

I don't think when it comes to selling that Track Edition will hold that much of a premium over the base model.
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I wouldn't bother getting one in that case. Buy a base 17 and take it to Litchfields.

I don't think when it comes to selling that Track Edition will hold that much of a premium over the base model.
Think you're right
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Think you're right
And have you seen the new wheels that Litchfields are going to be selling soon, very nice indeed!
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And have you seen the new wheels that Litchfields are going to be selling soon, very nice indeed!
May be late on this but...can the Litchfield carbon on the LM20 be purchased separately?

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Maybe these?
https://www.pistonheads.com/news/dri...0-review/36081
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Old 19th May 2017, 05:55 PM   #28 (permalink)
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To be honest I'm amazed more TE's haven't been sold. Given the way the 17's gone ( an evolution of several years) it's much closer to the original GT-R than the standard version. Admittedly if you're going to mod the hell out of it it makes less sense, but even then the base car is more suited to just power upgrades than the standard one.

Still... each to their own and all that.
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May be late on this but...can the Litchfield carbon on the LM20 be purchased separately?

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I think the carbon can be purchased on its own.

These are the wheels.
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If you go for silver then I'd recommend getting it straight to PWPro and fit PPF to the whole car.

Personally I wouldn't go for the Track pack car as I think the LM20 is a much better package. Plus you can add the optional seats. I'm not sure what the optional Litchfield sports seats are but I think Litchfield will be able to get most things from Nissan if you want the genuine Nismo version.
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Black is awesome but what an absolute pain to keep clean, and no matter how careful you wash it it will micro scratch.
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PPF is a good shout. Was planning to have it ceramic coated but perhaps, based on concerns here, film is a better bet.
More expense.... Groan.


To the OP:
Re Litchfield versus TE: I agree to some extent.
But consider this.... Run an unmolested TE during warranty period. After yr3 you pass it to Litchfield to do their thing with the engine and you have a £100k "Nismo-plus" minus the aero? (Alcantara interior is just a retrim away if you're that way inclined).
In fact, am I right in saying Litchfield warrant any work done in which case you wouldn't even need to wait until yr3....
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PPF is a good shout. Was planning to have it ceramic coated but perhaps, based on concerns here, film is a better bet.
More expense.... Groan.


To the OP:
Re Litchfield versus TE: I agree to some extent.
But consider this.... Run an unmolested TE during warranty period. After yr3 you pass it to Litchfield to do their thing with the engine and you have a £100k "Nismo-plus" minus the aero? (Alcantara interior is just a retrim away if you're that way inclined).
In fact, am I right in saying Litchfield warrant any work done in which case you wouldn't even need to wait until yr3....
Ceramic coating is a good idea. I have done it on my last 2 Gtrs.
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May be late on this but...can the Litchfield carbon on the LM20 be purchased separately?

Link to the wheels?
Yes you can
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Black is awesome but what an absolute pain to keep clean, and no matter how careful you wash it it will micro scratch.
The dba pearl black doesn't micro scratch anywhere near as much as kuro black.
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The dba pearl black doesn't micro scratch anywhere near as much as kuro black.
Okay, I was just going by what I saw on the black MY17 the dealership let me have for a day, a month old and covered in swirls, painful to look at. I appreciate it would have been poorly washed, but was only old enough to have been washed a couple of times.
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PPF is a good shout. Was planning to have it ceramic coated but perhaps, based on concerns here, film is a better bet.
More expense.... Groan.


To the OP:
Re Litchfield versus TE: I agree to some extent.
But consider this.... Run an unmolested TE during warranty period. After yr3 you pass it to Litchfield to do their thing with the engine and you have a £100k "Nismo-plus" minus the aero? (Alcantara interior is just a retrim away if you're that way inclined).
In fact, am I right in saying Litchfield warrant any work done in which case you wouldn't even need to wait until yr3....
I see what you're saying but why wait 3 years? The LM20 comes with 3 years servicing and warranty, plus it covers GTR owners track days. If you modify the TE then you'll have no Nissan warranty for the modified parts. You can of course purchase a Litchfield warranty.

I considered the TE and Nismo but the suspension is too track orientated for me and I'd have been removing loads of parts I'd paid a premium for to replace them for Litchfield parts.

The other option is to have an LM20 Track Edition built.
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Good points, well made. Was forgetting how similar the TE list price is to the LM20.

Having said that, Litchfield servicing and warranty isn't as big a draw when you live north of Edinburgh and have a reputable Nismo centre nearby, but I recognise that's not the case for everyone.

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