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Greetings everyone!

I sold my T1 Race Development built GT-R a couple years back, but the desire to have a fast daily driver remains. I loved the GT-R and have thought about purchasing another one, but I know that I could not and would not be satisfied keeping it stock for very long. I am just not sure that I am willing to spend that kind of money on a car again. So, I have been looking at the Track Hawk. The idea of having a fast SUV in the garage has a lot of appeal. Knowing myself, it would likely not stay stock for long. So I look forward to reading through the forum in search of tidbits of information regarding modifications, reliability and overall daily practicality of the Track Hawk.
 

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Welcome! I’m can’t comment on comparing a built GT-R to a Trackhawk as far enjoyment and meeting your needs but I can say that everyone on here loves the giggle factor. This car still makes me smile at 4K miles
 

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Good luck finding much of anything "stock" that can out accelerate the TH in the 1/4. I've had several Vettes and other HP cars (all stock) but nothing like the TH. 28k miles and still smiling.

Oh, and welcome to the forum.
 

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Howdy from Cypress! I had an upgraded turbo GTR and went to the track hawk because of the cost of a built motor/trans in the GTR. Like everything, you get used to the power, but having an SUV that can pull 3.1 0-60 this time of year is just too fun! Like you, I have the urge to mod, but trust me; once you drive a trackhawk for a while you realize that sacrificing the warranty for a couple tenths of a second might not be worth it. The stoplight to stoplight acceleration is not a whole lot different than an FBO E85 GTR and I KNOW you weren't hooking up in first gear if you had a built motor, so the G's you experience will be similar as you can mash the throttle from 0 and dead hook!
 

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Welcome and congrats! If you want to hear an installed Stainless Works full exhaust let me know. I'm in the Richmond/Sugar Land area. Of course not trying to pressure you or anything but I'm the same way. Can't keep anything stock for long. Just wish I had heard this exhaust in person before hand. It's amazing but it is loud. Need something a little more quiet.
 

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Welcome and congrats! If you want to hear an installed Stainless Works full exhaust let me know. I'm in the Richmond/Sugar Land area. Of course not trying to pressure you or anything but I'm the same way. Can't keep anything stock for long. Just wish I had heard this exhaust in person before hand. It's amazing but it is loud. Need something a little more quiet.
I do! I drive down to Sugarland often to fly out of the private airport there! The ONLY reason I haven't picked up an exhaust is because i want it to be quiet on the HWY if my wife and/or kids are in the truck. Beyond that, I could deal with the loud exhaust all day! Do you feel any performance difference?
 

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Well, I did a few other things all at once. Installed the exhaust, ecu tune, 2.65 upper pulley, high flow injectors, low temp thermostat, and a DDR intake.
Honestly, it's loud at start up and wot. But cruising the hwy it's pretty normal. Give me a call when you want to meet up.

713-875-6689
 

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Well, I did a few other things all at once. Installed the exhaust, ecu tune, 2.65 upper pulley, high flow injectors, low temp thermostat, and a DDR intake.
Honestly, it's loud at start up and wot. But cruising the hwy it's pretty normal. Give me a call when you want to meet up.

713-875-6689
I wish I could hear one with the complete system. I have the SW catback and cold start is loud as is WOT. I’m curious how much louder it is? My next move is like you did, everything that requires a tune at once so I only have to tune once.
 

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Well, I did a few other things all at once. Installed the exhaust, ecu tune, 2.65 upper pulley, high flow injectors, low temp thermostat, and a DDR intake.
Honestly, it's loud at start up and wot. But cruising the hwy it's pretty normal. Give me a call when you want to meet up.

713-875-6689
I'll holler! I can let you know what I think Joe. We could probably even do some side by side revs for reference.
 

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Howdy from Cypress! I had an upgraded turbo GTR and went to the track hawk because of the cost of a built motor/trans in the GTR. Like everything, you get used to the power, but having an SUV that can pull 3.1 0-60 this time of year is just too fun! Like you, I have the urge to mod, but trust me; once you drive a trackhawk for a while you realize that sacrificing the warranty for a couple tenths of a second might not be worth it. The stoplight to stoplight acceleration is not a whole lot different than an FBO E85 GTR and I KNOW you weren't hooking up in first gear if you had a built motor, so the G's you experience will be similar as you can mash the throttle from 0 and dead hook!
Funny, I actually live in Cypress too! We may even know each other, or at least our GT-R's. Maybe we will run into one another someday soon. I would really like to take a ride in a TH before I spring for one.

My GT-R was capable of dipping into the 8's if the stars were in alignment. It actually ran a 9.08 @ 151 back at TX2K16 on DR's. Neat thing about that car was that it was still somewhat practical for daily use. The TH should be far more usable. I doubt that the Track Hawk will ever be able to perform like my GT-R, but I don't really need it to. ( I guess I should say that it might if one was willing to throw enough money at it. ) I certainly won't be spending nearly as much money on mods as I did before. I have already gotten a quote from a local shop on mods to get an idea of what I might be getting into. Definitely less costly that the Nissan.

Good thing is that the wife seems to be on board with getting one, but far less enthusiastic about mods...LOL
 

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I'm happy to let you have a drive! I am as much of a speed demon as anyone, but there is just something "sufficient" about the Trackhawk that has me satisfied with stock....when I see donutdanny's that may change though haha! As you well know, the more you mess with cars the more likely they are to fail. The ROI for a trackhawk mod might not outweigh the comfort of knowing if it breaks you don't have to dump a ton of cash into it due to warranty coverage :) I'm free tomorrow if you want to check it out - 785 221 3357
 
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