WinHac
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Can the Nismo ECU upgrade be installed in a US car?

Thu Sep 10, 2015 1:26 pm

Can the Nismo ECU upgrade be installed in a US car? Has anyone done it?
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XeonPony
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Re: Can the Nismo ECU upgrade be installed in a US car?

Thu Sep 10, 2015 1:35 pm

Sounds like this is for an ICE device, so what use would it be for a leaf?

http://www.greencarreports.com/news/108 ... erformance

Ok found more info. never mind.
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JeremyW
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Re: Can the Nismo ECU upgrade be installed in a US car?

Thu Sep 10, 2015 9:38 pm

Nope! Japan 2013+ cars only. Must be done at a Nissan shop in Japan, no way to just buy the part. I've already talked to importers about this. Don't bother.
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mxp
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Re: Can the Nismo ECU upgrade be installed in a US car?

Thu Sep 10, 2015 10:26 pm

Too bad.
It's an exciting upgrade. Nissan USA should have it as an option for their 2016 Leaf for US markets.

One nit: From the picture, I would have preferred Red colour side mirror units instead of the Blue.

JeremyW wrote:Nope! Japan 2013+ cars only. Must be done at a Nissan shop in Japan, no way to just buy the part. I've already talked to importers about this. Don't bother.

WinHac
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Re: Can the Nismo ECU upgrade be installed in a US car?

Fri Sep 11, 2015 6:26 am

Such a bummer.
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chuhouse2003
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Re: Can the Nismo ECU upgrade be installed in a US car?

Fri Sep 11, 2015 11:39 pm

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Are you talking about this? Actually it is called VCM.

WinHac
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Re: Can the Nismo ECU upgrade be installed in a US car?

Thu Oct 08, 2015 12:35 pm

Yes.
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Re: Can the Nismo ECU upgrade be installed in a US car?

Mon Nov 09, 2015 12:01 pm

Such a shame that they never brought this over to the US. It would certainly breath new life into my 2012 Leaf. I heard that it was priced around $1,400 MSRP. I would consider it at that price.
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Re: Can the Nismo ECU upgrade be installed in a US car?

Wed Nov 11, 2015 1:02 pm

I made several calls to Nissan NA after trying to get it through a dealer. I got no where. What I really want is the throttle response of the 2011 model on my 2013.

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Re: Can the Nismo ECU upgrade be installed in a US car?

Sat Nov 28, 2015 9:18 am

knightarmor wrote:What I really want is the throttle response of the 2011 model on my 2013.


+1

I really miss the accelerator pedal response of the 2011--just floor the pedal in either D or ECO to get full acceleration from a stop. To get the best acceleration with the 2015 requires feathering the accelerator pedal to get to 80 kW without pressing it to the floor.
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