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2005 G35 Coupe 6MT will have LESS tq than auto?

Old 09-21-2004, 10:18 PM
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Default 2005 G35 Coupe 6MT will have LESS tq than auto?

Thats what it said at www.infinitinews.com

It said it in the description and in the specs, so I doubt its a typo

I hope it is though
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Old 09-21-2004, 10:41 PM
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it's probably a typo...i wouldn't worry about it...

and even if it is....10lbs/ft isn't enough to give up the joy of shifting...

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Old 09-22-2004, 03:20 PM
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why the lower torque in the sportier model though?

makes no sense

unless raising the redline has something to do with it (like the S2000, low torque, 9K redline)
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Old 11-27-2004, 07:57 PM
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does the 2005 even come in "6mt"? in the options they have no mention of 6mt, just "manual or auto" and when you try to build a g35coupe they only let you build an auto.

so is the manual in reference to the "manual style shifting"?

And i guess the 2005 really doesn't come with brembos anymore?
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Old 11-28-2004, 05:08 AM
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Originally posted by OvaYahead
does the 2005 even come in "6mt"? in the options they have no mention of 6mt, just "manual or auto" and when you try to build a g35coupe they only let you build an auto.

so is the manual in reference to the "manual style shifting"?

And i guess the 2005 really doesn't come with brembos anymore?
Brembos are unfortunately.... Gone!
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Yes, the '05s do come in 6MT. These are not available until sometime in December '04 or January '05 time frame.

Yes, the TQ is slightly lower and I suspect Nissan sacrificed TQ in order to gain the extra HP without doing major engine re-design. HP is for bragging rights, TQ is what gets you going.
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Old 11-28-2004, 08:48 AM
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Originally posted by ZeroGen
HP is for bragging rights, TQ is what gets you going.
Hense why I went with the 04 6MT rather then waiting for the lower TQ on the 05
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Originally posted by Burrcold
Hense why I went with the 04 6MT rather then waiting for the lower TQ on the 05
exactly! I can't wait till some 05 6mt owner says their coupe is better then my 03 6mt.
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Old 11-30-2004, 06:19 PM
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No Brembos either!
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Old 11-30-2004, 09:12 PM
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brembo gone, yet bigger rotors i think, less torque but more usable torque and higher HP so i think the trade of is fine... the brembos on pre 05s are brembos but still not up to track use from what i have read so it was for style anyways...
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Old 12-03-2004, 03:27 AM
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Sad to see they lowered the torque, and did away with the
Brembo's. I am glad I got an 04 model 6mt!
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Old 12-03-2004, 11:11 AM
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Originally posted by shivak
In terms of the engine, it is. The 2005 engine comes with a host of reinforced internals and a better cam profile which all make it much more appealing.

The "old" VQ35 is often criticized as being too truck like; it doesn't rev high enough and its top end power is lacking. The 2005 engine addresses both of these problems - it has a higher redline and much better top-end response.

Furthermore, the old VQ's con rods are pitiful. They are the main reason why a TT kit cannot be properly installed on our cars without rebuilding the bottom end. Take a look in the the F/I forum and see how many engines have failed due to snapped rods. The 2005 engine's rods don't exactly match up to the beautiful forged pieces that many forum members are installing, but are certainly a much needed improvement.

You can at least tell your friend that you've been enjoying your Brembo-equipped car for 2 years longer than he has. But his 2005 engine is better than yours.
I agree that the 2005 might be better for F/I, but I would like to see a 2005 VQ go against a nice modified VQ with plenum, intake,exhaust, pulley. These mods yield about 300hp at the crank and around 280lb/ft of torque vs 298 hp and 260 lb/ft. This could be interesting considering the 2005 is even heavier.
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Old 12-04-2004, 11:39 AM
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Shivak, I'll be interested to hear what you're replacing the G with.

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Old 12-05-2004, 08:12 AM
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If you think Infinitis are bad be careful with the S2k...most expensive car I've ever owned (which includes several nissan/infinitis and honda/acuras).

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they might of dropped the tq, but modified the tq curve so the car doesn't stop pulling halfway up the tach...

would you rather have about 280tq and lose it at around 4k rpm, or about 270 that keeps pulling to redline (an extended redline)?

stronger internals and little bump in hp is also a plus... but they're all the same car w/ the same motor in the end....

just bugs me when i hear people say i bought an '04 instead of waiting for an '05 because they have less tq, automatically assuming the new G coupe's peformance is lacking
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Old 12-05-2004, 06:30 PM
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Shivak, I absolutely agree that hondas are better made than nissans...I was simply pointing out that my S2k was ridiculously expensive to service. All 3 of the dealers in my areas had pretty high service rates. Clutches are $ and short lived...although I'm beggining to hear the same is true of the Z. If you do get one, please keep an eye on the oil. Do miss mine sometimes.

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Old 12-18-2004, 06:22 PM
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So does the educated guess say the '05 will be faster than the '04 to 60 mph?
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Old 01-09-2005, 02:17 PM
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Peak torque in the 2005 G35 coupe is lower but it makes more torque in the upper RPM band unlike its 2004 predecessor. That is why you have a higher peak horsepower figure.

Remember: HP = (Torque X RPM)/ 5252


If you are peaking at 250 lbs of torque at 6400 rpm, then you are making more horsepower than if you were peaking 260 torque at 6000 RPM

As someone else mentioned, Nissan is addressing the lack of top end grunt of the VQ35. It has excellent low and mid range characteristics but it has always sucked on the top end.
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Old 01-11-2005, 06:28 AM
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So, back to my question, how will that affect the 0-60 times?
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the curb weights on the '05 sport mt coupes are heavier than the '04s coupes around 3500+ lbs, i saw the stats on the new '05 g35 booklet at the dealership waiting for my oil change and saw that with the increases in hp there is a decrease in tq and an increase in curb weight, perhaps from the heavier 19inch wheels??
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